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Silver / Nickel Composite Tara Avalokiteswora Statue, Buddha, Nepal / Tibet

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  This is a gorgeous and highly detailed Avalokiteswora of the Buddhist Pantheon.  Believed to protect human beings while they cross the ocean of existence.  Precious ornaments adorn her body.   The sealed bottom shows an engraved design that I believe is the crossed-Vajra, symbolizing the principle of… Continue reading

Vintage Neoclassic Reclining Brass Lion Desk Lamp with Oval Black Shade

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    Maitland Smith produced two similar reclining lion lamps:  one that was shorter with a rectangular shade and this one.   This vintage brass lion desk lamp features a decorated pedestal, oval black shade, yellow cord and a pineapple finial.  This is authentic vintage and does have… Continue reading

Dan Peoples.  Transformational. Distressed Mask.  Cote d’Ivoire

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    The Dan people inhabit the mountainous west-central Cote d’Ivoire and adjacent areas of Liberia.  They are closely related to the Guere peoples to the south.   Masks are the single most paramount form of artwork created by the Dan, creating a bridge between the supernatural and physical… Continue reading

Chokwe / Tchokwe Chikwekwe Bird Mask.  Angola

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    Chokwe are an ethnic group of Central and Southern Africa, primarily in Angola, Congo and Zambia.  They are regionally famous for their exceptional crafts work, particularly with baskets, pottery, mask carving, statues, stools and other handicrafts. The works of art include utilitarian objects, integrating Chokwe mythologies, oral… Continue reading

Hand Carved Shan Buddha. Fragment. Gilt.  Wood. Late 18th Century.  Burma

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    The Shan States – a territorial part of Burma –  developed their own distinct artistic style.  During the 18th century, Shan Buddha sculpture became particularly sophisticated and elegant. Finely and realistically molded, the face exudes sweetness and serenity.   The Shan States were created by the… Continue reading

Vintage Art Nouveau Hollywood Regency Brass Torchiere Table Lamp.   

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  The Hollywood Regency is an American interior design style born within the cinema industry between the 1920s and 1950s when the silver screen depicted luxurious spaces filled with drama and gilded glamour and celebrated the lavish living of Hollywood’s Golden Era.  The name “torchiere” comes from the French… Continue reading

Kumanthong / Kuman Thong.  Phantom Ghost. Religious Artifact.   Authentic.  Thailand.

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    Kuman Thong is an effigy or statue that is revered in Thailand by Animists (folks who believe that natural physical entities – including animals and plants – possess a spiritual essence, IF given the proper respect). If so, statues such as this bring good luck and fortune to… Continue reading

Spanish Petroglyph.  Rock engraving.  Three Goddesses.  Oregon USA

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    This is a replica of an ancient design that dates to the Paleolithic age in Spain.  This dates the design to about 20,000 years ago.   We all know that some of the oldest petroglyphs found were located in Spain.  But this rendition of three “beings”… Continue reading

Antique Bronze Censer.  Incense Burner.  Phoenix.  China.

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    Older censer with wear.  The deep reliefs of phoenixes plus the elephant heads (as handles) makes this a very special piece.   The unique handle on the lid allows the incense to be distributed in a variety of ways.   Acquired from an estate sale in Midwest… Continue reading

Antique Jadestone and Bronze Tripod Censer.  Incense Burner.  Dushan.  Nanyang, Henan Province, China

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    According to Chinese tradition, green jade represents the five human virtues of courage, modesty, justice, compassion, wisdom  . . . with strong spiritual vibes connected to the heart chakra.   And mix that with some handcrafted bronze work and you have an outstanding piece of art from… Continue reading
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