Global Art & Artifacts


Maitland-Smith Brass Griffin.  Gryphon. Brulee finish.  Penshell inlay.  8173-10. Philippines

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    Whoa….   This is certainly one of Maitland Smith’s most creative and sophisticated mythological and decorative creatures.  If the definition of a griffin is true to form, then this piece is the epitome of courage and boldness… with a massive helping of beauty and elegance.   This… Continue reading

Carved Jichi Wood Stand with Inlay, China

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Detail: Very high quality stand or display. Rare wood that I believe is related to the famous Chinese rosewood. Petite silver/nickel alloy inlay on all sides. A perfect display stand for the reclining Kwan-yin (Item S-4713). From our Beijing dealer. Circa mid- to late-1900’s.

Rare Marble Sheet Inlay in Rosewood Stand, China

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Detail:  This is an incredible piece of craftsmanship.  From a wealthy home in Shanghai.  Our agent said that the item had been in the family for over two generations.  Two pieces in a vintage older rosewood.   Notice the curved areas on the section… Continue reading

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