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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

Dehua Porcelain Guardian Deity / Figure, China

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Detail: Many Chinese put this type of statue in the hallways or entrances of their home to guard and bless the family. Solid feeling and smooth are two of the indicators of Dehua porcelain. Dehua is located in the Fujian Province of China and is one… Continue reading

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

Dvaravati Styled Sandstone Three Faces of Buddha, Thailand

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Detail: Dvaravati refers to a period in Thailand / Siam history, a culture, group of geographical areas and – most important to me – an art style that flourished from the 7th to the 11th Century AD. This piece is hand made and styled in that art period.… 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

Large Brass Hand and Singing Temple Bell with Dorje / Vajra on Handle. Striker. Tibet

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Detail: Hard brass temple bell that serves as a singing bell / bowl. At the tip of the handle is a Dorje (Tibetan name) or Vajra, a sacred object. A striker is included and – if you hold the bell by the handle – you can… Continue reading

Large Silk Door Hanging with Dragons, Kathmandu Nepal

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Detail: This is a hand embroidered piece with a red silk brocade background. Two dragons face each other. A Tibetan custom, wall hangings like this are used to welcome visitors at the entrances to monasteries, home and business offices. Dragons also ward off evil. Loops… Continue reading

Brass Wind Chime, China

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Detail: Very well crafted with new strings. Deep rich tones with a coy fish weight to sound the chimes. Nice patina. Circa mid-1960’s to mid-1970’s. Good condition.

Silver / Nickel Tara Avalokiteswora Statue, Nepal / Tibet

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Detail: This is a gorgeous and highly detailed Avalokiteswora of the Buddhist Pantheon. Believed to protect human beings while they cross the ocean of existence. Precious ornaments adorn her body. The sealed bottom shows an engraved design that I believe is the crossed-Vajra, symbolizing the principle… Continue reading

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.!
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