Global Art & Artifacts

philippines

Large Vintage Maitland Smith Centerpiece.  Iridescent.  Console Bowl. Bronze or Brass trim.  Bird Nest.   Philippines.

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    Maitland Smith – founded by a well-known London antique dealer and designer – acquired and reproduced world class quality products.  Their expertise includes metal casting, finely executed porcelains, sophisticated finishing techniques, detailed hand painting, beautiful inlaid marquetry and the finest hand carved woodwork.   Maitland-Smith acquired this… Continue reading

Maitland-Smith Brass Griffin.  Gryphon. Brulee finish.  Penshell inlay.  8173-10. Philippines

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    Whoa….   This is certainly one of Maitland Smith’s most creative and sophisticated mythological and decorative creatures.  If the definition of a griffin is true to form, then this piece is the epitome of courage and boldness… with a massive helping of beauty and elegance.   This… Continue reading

Vintage Large Handmade Bronze Maitland Smith Elephant Sculpture Statue. #132  Clock.  Philippines.

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  Quite stunning!  The Maitland Smith company was founded in Hong Kong by a well-known antique dealer.  Besides designing quality 18th century furniture, Maitland Smith also scoured the globe in search of quality antique furnishings to supplement his furniture.  This elephant was cast in the Philippines… Continue reading

Majapahit Kingdom Sandstone Head Fragment.  Estate find.  Bali.

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    A Majapahit Kingdom – one of the last major Hindu empires of the Malay archipelago – in eastern Java from 1293 to around 1500.  The Majapahit society developed a high degree of sophistication in both commerical and artistic activities . . .  yielding a cosmopolitan population… Continue reading

Weapons of Moroland, Sword Display, Philippines

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Detail: A display of swords and knives (20 in all), spears, shields and bow/arrow weapons from the Philippines. Each miniature is handcrafted in wood and metal. A great reference. I’m sorry, this item has been sold.

Royalty or Sultan’s Sword, Southeast Asia

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Detail: I was told that this is a Moro royalty sword from the indigenous people of Southern Philippines. It seems to have European influence. If it is not Moro, I would say that it is a Pedang of Sumatra or Pedang Lurus from Java. Regardless, I am assuming it is… Continue reading
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