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Very old Porcelain Ming-Dynasty Blue / White Double Dragons Crackled Porcelain Incense Burner / Bowl. China

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    This burner appears to be very old, judging by the nature of the cracks, depth of color, and residue at the bottom of the inside.   Acquired from a wealthy family’s estate in Nanyang in Henan Province. Wonderful ambiance. Stand not included

Old Tibetan Monastery Thangka Tangka. Shechen. Nepal / Tibet

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Vairocana, the celestial sun Buddha. It is the oldest Dhyani (mediation) Buddha. Face and most trim designs are in 24k gold paint. The embroidery work is vibrant. The painting is rich and in very good condition. From the mid-1900s.   The artisan who designed and… Continue reading

Hand Carved Male Spirit Figure, Keram River, Papua New Guinea

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Detail: This is a representation of the sacred cockatoo bird man from Papua New Guinea. Hand carved. Museum quality and in very good condition. Circa mid-1900s. From an antiquities dealer / collector in Noosa Head Australia. Stunning! For the Serious Collector. I’m sorry, this item has been sold.

Bronze Foo Dog and Ram Ashtray / Bowl, Asia

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Detail: I have had this forever to hold miscellaneous office things. It is old and unique. Two faces appear: one is a ram and the other – with mouth open for the smoke to flow – is a foo dog face. Circa late-1800s to… Continue reading

Authentic Judaic Terra Cotta Oil Lamp, Israel Middle East

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Oil lamps appear in the Torah and other Jewish sources as a symbol of “lighting” the way for the wise and righteous. Oil lamps and the light they give were important household items as well as being used in many spiritual rituals. I have had this single nozzle terra… Continue reading

Bronze Sculpture – Horse & Swallow – Ma ta fei yan Statue, China

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Detail: The running horse with its right hind hoof on a swallow is a familiar cultural relic from the Eastern Han Dynasty (25 to 220 AD). I have seen many of these over the last 20 years but I especially like this one with its elegant and delicate… 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.

Antique, Old Set of Four Brass / Bronze Hanging Gong Bells / Chimes, China

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Detail: This are an antique set probably from the mid- to late-1800’s. There is some wear to the paint and lacquer. Purchased from an Asian antique dealer in Sherburne New York in 1999.   These bells have been sold. Thanks M.C.!

Soft Jade Court Attendant Statue, China

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Detail: This is a statue carved in the form of a royal court attendant. The style is from the Tang Dynasty. The caramel color is just gorgeous. The statue is in perfect condition. Circa mid-1900’s… or perhaps earlier. Stand not included.

Old and Rare 18th Century Alabaster Chinese Warrior / Guardian Temple Statue / Head, China

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This is indeed a special Warrior / Guardian Head. It is a typical image used at the entrances of Chinese temple compounds. Well carved with a fierce expression and detailed features. Alabaster stone. On a museum mount. Certainly one of a kind and in perfect… Continue reading
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