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Vintage Maitland-Smith Porcelain Ginger Jar. Circa 1987. China

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    Kilned fired and hand painted in China. Maitland-Smith acquired this piece and sold it through their global network . . . from their base in Hong Kong.   Maitland Smith, founded by a well-known London antique dealer and designer – acquired and reproduced world class quality… Continue reading

Cool Bookends. Egyptian Queen Isis. Pair. Stone Composite.

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    With the image of Isis (aka Aset) – a major goddess in ancient Egyptian religion whose worship spread throughout the Greco-Roman world – these two bookends are cast in a stone composite material and stained to resemble a light green and gold patina.   Isis – known as… Continue reading

Pharaonic Painting on Clay Fragment. Aswan. Egypt.

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    Original and authentic pieces from ancient Egypt are almost impossible to acquire at a reasonable price. And there are the issues of importing, exporting, authentication and language.   With that said, here is an item that is old but not necessarily ancient.   This painting depicts an… Continue reading

Egyptian Queen Nefertiti Head. Bust. Limestone Fragment. Aswan. Egypt

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    Bust carved into a piece of limestone. Stunning.   Original pieces from ancient Egypt are almost impossible to acquire at a reasonable price. And there are the issues of importing, exporting, authentication and language.   With that said, here is an item that is old… Continue reading

Vintage Maitland-Smith Porcelain Ginger Jar. Hong Kong.

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    This porcelain jar was made in kilns near the ancient kilns of Wun Yiu village – once the center of porcelain industry back in the 1600s. It was then hand-painted and refired in Hong Kong.   Maitland-Smith acquired this piece and sold it through their global network… Continue reading

Cartonnage Fragment Winged Scarab. Authentic. 712-322 BCE. Egypt

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    Cartonnage is an Egyptology and Papyrology term used to describe plastered layers of fiber or papyrus . . . flexible enough (when wet) to mold around irregular surfaces such as a body, cases, coffins, masks during the funerary process. Such a finished flat surface allowed for painting… Continue reading

Pharaonic Wood Box with Shabti/Ushabti. Hand Painted. Luxor. Egypt.

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    Original pieces from ancient Egypt are almost impossible to acquire at a reasonable price. And there are the issues of importing, exporting, authentication and language.   With that said, here is an item that is old but not necessarily ancient.   Pharaonic figures painted on a small… Continue reading

Egyptian Goddess Isis Mask. Stone. Valley of Kings. Egypt.

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    Original pieces from ancient Egypt are almost impossible to acquire at a reasonable price. And there are the issues of importing, exporting, authentication and language.   With that said, here is an item that is old but not necessarily ancient.   Isis (aka Aset) – a major… Continue reading

BOOK: “Alexander the Great – History & Legend in Art”. Lightly used.

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    Alexander the Great: I’ve spent almost a year now researching him, his family, his enemies (who turned allies), his horse, his motivations, his mental state, his death, his art, his monuments and homes… and a lot more.   He was complex, intriguing, fascinating . . . with… Continue reading

COIN: Ancient-Looking Greek Coin. Silver Plated. Greece.

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    Alexander the Great: I’ve spent almost a year now researching him, his family, his enemies (who turned allies), his horse, his motivations, his mental state, his death, his art, his monuments and homes… and a lot more.   Here is a replica coin from his era .… Continue reading
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