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Indonesian Ceremonial Dance Mask. Wood. Hand Painted. Cirebon. Java. Indonesia

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    This mask was used in a dramatic form of Indonesian dance called Topeng. Such masks are used to interpret traditional stories concerning fabled kings, heros and myths.   Hand made and hand painted in the mid-1900s and acquired in Cirebon in West Java (about 200 miles east… 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

Stately Chinese Black Leather Lamp with Shade, China

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Detail: This Chinese lamp is made of elm wood and covered in a leather-like material and then painted with a golden floral pattern on the surface. The shade is new and purchased locally by EsotericStuff. It is a rectangular fabric shade with gold sateen inside. A rotary dimmer switch is… Continue reading

Large Wooden Smiling Face Mask, China

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Detail: This is carved and painted by artisans in a village outside Beijing. An emotional uplifting mask that was created in the late-1900s. Very good condition. Stand not available.

Hand Carved, Hand Painted Mask, Bali, Indonesia

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Detail: Carved from a solid block of tropical Balaloo wood, this mask is then hand painted by skilled woodcarvers. Late 1900’s. Sorry, this item has been sold. CONTACT US for other items that have similar characteristics.

Coy Fish Flask Vase, China

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Detail: I have enjoyed this vase for many years and it has not lost it vibrancy. Hand painted in deep, rich colors. Acquired from a private home.
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