Global Art & Artifacts

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Ming Dynasty Bronze Buddha Seated on Elephant, China

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Detail:  I acquired this from a fine arts gallery in Boston in 1999.  The gallery acquired it in the mid-1970s from an art dealer in China.   I don’t have any paperwork on it but the gallery told me that it was definitely from the Ming Dynasty… Continue reading

Blue / White Meiping Porcelain Vase, China

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Detail:  Tall and stately.  A quality piece of porcelain popular in the Song and Ming Dynasties.  Circa early-1900’s.

Ming Dynasty Terra Cotta Carnival Performer Statue, China

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Detail:  Temple fairs are a Chinese tradition, especially in Beijing.  Dating back to the Liao Dynasty, city folk and peasants from outlining areas would gather at these fairs and buy/trade clothes, jewelry, birds, fish and insects . . . and attend the many events and carnivals.  During… Continue reading

Hand Carved Asian Horse with Gold Gilt, China

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Detail:  Nicely carved horse with Tang Dynasty- styled saddle and trimmings.  Circa early- to mid- 1900’s.  The gold paint forms a rough surface . .  almost like small grains.  This technique is unknown to me.  One front leg has been either carved in… Continue reading
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