Global Art & Artifacts

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Bronze Foo Dog and Ram Ashtray / Bowl, Asia

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Detail: I have had this forever to hold miscellaneous office things. It is old and unique. Two faces appear: one is a ram and the other – with mouth open for the smoke to flow – is a foo dog face. Circa late-1800s to… Continue reading

Old Amber Cylinder Brush Pot / Container, China

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Detail: This was found in an estate sale in a village outside Shanghai. My Agent was told it was carved in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s from amber. Decorated with dragons, flowers and a delicate background motif. There are no chips or gouges.… Continue reading

Antique Bronze Pot / Vessel / Urn, China

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Detail: A Museum Quality bronze urn with tremendous aesthetic value. I acquired this piece from a fine arts gallery in Wisconsin. Circa late-1800’s to early-1900’s. It is indeed a quality piece in very good condition. For the Serious Collector.   This classic Vessel has SOLD. Thanks. C.R.  

Hu Dynasty – Styled Brass Urn / Vessel, China

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Detail: I really liked this piece when I bought it from a Toronto art dealer in 2000. Unfortunately, he could not give me much information on the vessel. It has a lot of qualities found in Hu Dynasty urns . . . but I’m not really… Continue reading

Antique Wine or Water Emperor Vessel / Pitcher, China

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Detail: This vessel – with a guardian foo dog on top – is a quality piece of art. I acquired it from an Asian art dealer in Los Angeles. It was cast in Shanxi Province in a foundry near the famous Houma Foundry. Age unknown… Continue reading

Vintage and Ornate Copper & Brass Offering Bowl, Tibet

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Detail: With hand tooled brass dragons and rim/base designs, this copper offering bowl was used by Monks in their monastery / temples. Circa early- to mid-1900’s. It was found in a back alley antique store in Nepal. It has been in my private collection for… Continue reading

Dayak Buffalo Bone Scrimshaw Shaman Magic Powder Container with Wood Plug, Borneo / Kalimantan

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Detail: Exceptional hand-etched and carved buffalo bone with wood finial plug. Used by Dayak tribal shamans to store herbs, magic powders and betal lime. The scrimshaw work on this piece is representative of animals that provide good luck. . as well as the ancestor on the… Continue reading

19th Century-styled Pewter Dragon Sculpture Card Holder, Italy

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Detail: This is a direct cast from a 19th Century sculpture made by skilled artisans from Brescia Italy. Cast in 95% pewter (see European Pewter Union seal on bottom). This is a business card holder that I have used for 10 years. It would make a… Continue reading

Silver / Nickel Composite Ornate Censer / Incense Burner, China

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Detail: This is such a detailed piece of art. Multiple dimensions as the dragons, phoenix and kylin (on top), jump off the main part of the censer. Ornate for sure. Composite nickel and silver for stability and hardness. Circa mid-1900’s. In very good condition.
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