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Vintage Heavy Brass Decorative Plate. 10”. India

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  Very unique and quite stunning. The swirling background is really cool. Hook on back for wall hanging.   I have a matching brass jar / urn listed as V-6003. Both pieces would look great on your dining table or on a décor shelf. $ 50.00 USD for both.

Vintage Decorative Cloisonné Heavy Enameled Brass Ginger Jar / Urn with lid. India

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    Very unique and quite beautiful. During photography, I noticed a dent near one of the designs (to the far right of the design on the first image). I am reducing the price by 50% of its true and undented value. It is only somewhat… Continue reading

Large Silk Door Hanging with Dragons, Kathmandu Nepal

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Detail: This is a hand embroidered piece with a red silk brocade background. Two dragons face each other. A Tibetan custom, wall hangings like this are used to welcome visitors at the entrances to monasteries, home and business offices. Dragons also ward off evil. Loops… Continue reading

Unique and Stylish Copper, Brass and White Metal Bracelet, Kathmandu Nepal

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Detail: This is really a nice cuff or bracelet made of intertwined wires of copper, brass and white metal. Bracelet is about 7.5” length and can be easily adjusted for a tighter or looser fit. This is a new piece and made by craftsmen in the late… Continue reading

Recent, Large Hand Carved Bud Rosewood and Boxwood Chess Pieces, India

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Detail: This is a newer complete set – 26 pieces – of hand carved chess pieces. The king is a tall 5.75”, the queen is 4.75” and a pawn is 2.375”. The dark pieces are carved from bud rosewood, considered one of the most beautiful woods for… Continue reading

Silver / Nickel Tara Avalokiteswora Statue, Nepal / Tibet

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Detail: 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… Continue reading

Bronze Ganesh / Ganesha Chaturthi Statue, Nepal / Northeast India

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Detail: Five-headed, multi-armed Ganesh originally acquired from an Indian woman who was living in Thailand until the mid-1980. It appears to have a number of coats of colored lacquer applied. I acquired it from an art collector in San Francisco in 2000. In very good condition. Circa early- to mid-1900s. Stand not included.

Bronze Ganesh / Ganesha Chaturthi Atop Kalinga / Kaliya the Serpent Statue, Nepal / South India

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Detail: Ganesh and Krishna often share the same poses and symbols. Kalinga – the snake – is most often associated with Lord Krishna. Cast in bronze with lost wax method. Circa early- to mid-1900s. Acquired from a gallery in Columbus Ohio in 1999. In very good condition.

Bronze Avalokitesvara Consecrated Temple Buddha, China

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Detail: This is one of my favorite temple bronze statues. Not quite the 1000 arms (although there are many hundreds cast in the background) but this Buddha does have the 7 heads. The double Dorje or Wisha Vajra is stamped on its metal base and represents… Continue reading

God of Wealth Buddha, Jambhala / Kubera Statue, Tibet /Nepal

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Tibetan name is Nam Thos Re. A very distinctive Buddha – right hand holding a conch shell and left – what should be a mongoose (that vomits jewels), there is, instead what looks like a bird. He is dressed in flowing garments and a snake (Naga) around his… Continue reading
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