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Royal Animal – Shaped (Chinthe) Coin Weight, Burma

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Detail: Made from high quality silver and nickel, this highly detailed weight was made for Burmese royalty in the 19th Century. The history of such weights began before regular currency when transactions in the bazaars were made by weighing out lumps of metal, ganza (basket or metal canister)… Continue reading

Bronze Hindu Goddess Durga on Dawon, India

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Detail: As a goddess, Durga’s feminine power contains the energies of the gods. She holds – in her many arms – weapons from various gods. Durga was created as a warrior goddess to fight demons (namely Mahisha). She rides on her Dawon (lion or tiger). … Continue reading

Small Chop / Stamp / Seal with Foo Dog / Lion on top, China

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Detail: Hand carved in a jade material. No personalized seal has been carved into the bottom. Nice designs on side and a small foo dog / lion on the top. Circa mid-1900’s. I have personalized two chops for my own use. It is easy to do… 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.

Footed Glazed Vessel with Foo Dog / Lion Lid, China

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Detail: Stunning glazed vessel with phoenix figures on each corner of a vented lid. This was likely a censer or incense burner. From our ceramic dealer in Canada. Circa mid-1900’s. Pristine condition.

Bronze Singh or Lion Mask, Thailand

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Detail: Very good casting on this mask from Thailand. Believed to be cast in the late 1970s or early 1980s. Until 1991, it was in an antique shop in Thailand. I have had it in my collection since then.

Silver Foo Dog Censer / Incense Burner, China

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Detail: I have seen these in many different styles, shapes and materials. This one is top quality and cute as a button. Most likely from the mid-1900s. From an estate state near downtown Beijing. SORRY, this item has been sold. Ask about other Censers with similar characteristics.

Soft Jade Foo Dogs / Lions on Pedestals, Pair from China

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Detail: A male and female pair of foo dogs / lions made of black jade-like (serpentine or omphacite) and white jade-like (nanyang or saussurite). Acquired from a group of craftsman a block away from Tiananmen Square in Beijing. These are hand carved and would make stunning bookends! Very sorry but this gorgeous pair of bookends has sold.
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