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Antique Reclining Sleeping Buddha. Hand Carved. Wood. Mirror & Gems. 24 K Gilt. Nepal

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    The reclining Buddha represents Shakyamuni. It is said that the Buddha knew death was approaching and asked his disciples to prepare a couch for him in a grove of trees. He lay there, reclining on his right side, facing west, with his head supported by his… Continue reading

Rare 18th Century Wooden Seated Shan Buddha. Mara Vijaya. Gold Gilt. Burma.

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    A very special and rare find! The Tai-Shan people are believed to have migrated from Yunnan China. The Shan – who call themselves Tai – form one section of the large Tai ethnic group. They span from1315 to 1948.   This particular Buddha is… Continue reading

Wooden 17th Century Shan Burmese Temple Buddha, Shan States of Northern Burma / Myanmar

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Detail: This unbelievable 17th Century Buddha is a classic Shan Buddha from the Shan States. The detail and coloring are superb and the iconography is accurate for a late 17th Century date. This Buddha sits on a throne in the Bhumisparsa mudra posture calling the earth to… Continue reading

Antique & Rare 19th Century Bronze Gold Gilt Rattanakosin Royal Ganesh / Ganapati Buddha on Throne, Thailand

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The Remover of Obstacles . . a rare and old Rattanakosin Bronze Ganesh typical of the style with finely jeweled trappings and throne. Extremely well cast and detailed. This bronze is in Very Fine condition. Gold gilt with a probable light lacquer coating to protect the… Continue reading

Hand-painted Gold Gilt Imari Porcelain Vase, China

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Detail: Exquisite color with gold gilding. Imari porcelain was first produced in Japan in the 1700’s. China quickly began to produce its own Chinese Imari pieces. China was able to produce a thinner porcelain with a more even / smooth glaze. I am told… Continue reading

Wooden Chiang Saen-Styled Buddha Statue, Thailand

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Detail: This style Buddha was prevalent in northern Thailand during the 10th and 13th Centuries. They primarily were carved in the Mara position, cross-legged. Many were adorned with crystals, gemstones and gold. This one is nicely carved and with paint, gold-gilt and glass pieces. … Continue reading

19th Century Wooden Painted and Gold-Gilt Horse Statue, China

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Detail: This horse was carved in ZheJiang province, southeast China back in the 19th Century. Excellent workmanship. Some of the applied paint and gold has started to crack and expand around the neck (see images). However, it is very stable. Acquired from an Asian… Continue reading

Rare 19th Century Bronze Gilt Rattanakosin Buddha, Thailand

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Detail: Extraordinary Rattanakosin Bronze Buddha. Typical of the Rattanakosin style with finely jeweled robes and throne, tiered crown and flaired ear ornaments. Extremely well cast and detailed. Figure is in Very Fine condition with the exception of the very tip of the ushnisha. Gilt and… Continue reading

Hand Carved Asian Horse with Gold Gilt, China

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Detail: Nicely carved horse with Tang Dynasty- styled saddle and trimmings. Circa early- to mid- 1900’s. The gold paint forms a rough surface . . almost like small grains. This technique is unknown to me. One front leg has been either carved in… Continue reading

Very Old Antique Carved Wooden Warrior Statue, China

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Detail: This is a “Warrior Fortune God” that was meant to bring good fortune to the rural population in China. Normally found in village temples, this was one of two types of fortune gods. The other is a scholar. This particular statue is from the Shanxi Province… Continue reading
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