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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

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.… Continue reading

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

Silver / Nickel Seated Namgyalma Buddha Statue, Tibet

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Detail:  Seated in the Dhyana Asana position, this 8-armed Buddha is gesturing with the Dharmachakra (Teaching).  The three faces of this Buddha have similar serene expressions.  Silver / nickel composite.  Great detail especially on the head dress.  Bottom is sealed with a metal cover. … Continue reading

Standing Silver / Nickel Avalokitesvara / Kannon Buddha Statue with Namaskar Mudra Gesture, Tibet

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Very detailed statue of the Bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas.  18 Arms and a head dress with 6 faces.  One arm holds a trident and the other could be a Tri Ratna.  Composition is silver & nickel.  The Buddha stands on an octagonal… Continue reading

Om Singing Bowl with Striker, Kathmandu, Nepal

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Detail:  Tibetan mantra:  Om ma ni padme hum etched on the outer part.  Blackened to accentuate the brass.  Inside a good luck conch shell.  With striker.  Circa late 1900’s.  Cushion not included.  Sorry, this item has been sold.  CONTACT US for… Continue reading

Antique, Rare & Consecrated Temple Bronze Buddha with Double Dorje Symbol on base Statue, Tibet / India

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Detail:  I think this is a Tibetan Temple Bronze Statue from the late-1800’s.  A double Dorje or Visha Vajra is stamped or engraved on the metal base.  This double Vajra – representing thunderbolts of enlightenment –  has four points which represent the four Dhyani Buddha’s: Amoghasiddhi… 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
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