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Vintage Maitland-Smith Rectangular Pedestal Porcelain Vase.  Thailand

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    A rare formed vase that seems to float on the heads of four lions.  Fired in a small kiln, finished and hand painted.   The birds, foliage, scenery, colors and shape make this a splendid vase in the hallway or entryway.   Maitland Smith – founded by… Continue reading

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

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

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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