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Large 19th Century Lacquerware Alms Box. Buddhist. 3-Piece. Designs. Elephants. Mandalay. Northern Myanmar. Burma.

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    From Mandalay – the city and royal capital of northern Burma.   Elephants, elephants, elephants . . . all around and on the bottom. Elephants are most revered among most animals by Buddhists throughout Southeast Asia . . .and they appear all over this box along… Continue reading

Rare 18th Century Wooden Seated Shan Buddha. Mara Vijaya. Gold Gilt. Burma.

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    A very special and rare find! The Tai-Shan people are believed to have migrated from Yunnan China. The Shan – who call themselves Tai – form one section of the large Tai ethnic group. They span from1315 to 1948.   This particular Buddha is… Continue reading

Vintage Translucent White Onyx Lamp, Burma

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Detail: I acquired this in 2001 from an antique dealer in Nebraska. This dealer said he acquired it from a WW II Veteran who brought it back from Burma in the early 1940s. This makes sense since the Americans had reopened the Burma Road in late 1940… Continue reading

Bronze 18th Century Shan Burmese Temple Buddha, Shan States of North Burma

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Detail: This statue is a museum quality late-18th Century Shan Buddha. The lines and features are a lot more refined compared to the 17th Century Shan Buddha that I am offering (search: 17th Century Bronze Shan Burmese). It has a gorgeous coloring and the detail is distinctive. Outstanding condition. For the Serious Collector.

Wooden 17th Century Shan Burmese Temple Buddha, Shan States of Northern Burma / Myanmar

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Detail: This unbelievable 17th Century Buddha is a classic Shan Buddha from the Shan States. The detail and coloring are superb and the iconography is accurate for a late 17th Century date. This Buddha sits on a throne in the Bhumisparsa mudra posture calling the earth to… Continue reading

19th Century Mandalay Clay / Stone Head of Buddha, Thailand / Burma

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Detail: This have been part of my private collection for many years. Acquired from a long-time art dealer in Denver Colorado. The evident damage to the chin and nose does not detract from the elegance of this historic piece. Circa 1850’s to 1880’s. On a metal stand. For the Serious Collector.

Very Old Khmer Empire Bronze Buddha Head / Statue, Cambodia / Thailand

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Detail: A serene Buddha head that was damaged – most likely – during a Burmese raid into Thailand. I purchased this from an Asian collector / gallery in New Zealand. The Khmer Empire (mainly Cambodia today) flourished during the 9th through 13th Centuries. Then it fell… Continue reading

Antique & Rare 19th Century Bronze Gold Gilt Rattanakosin Royal Ganesh / Ganapati Buddha on Throne, Thailand

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The Remover of Obstacles . . a rare and old Rattanakosin Bronze Ganesh typical of the style with finely jeweled trappings and throne. Extremely well cast and detailed. This bronze is in Very Fine condition. Gold gilt with a probable light lacquer coating to protect the… Continue reading

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
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