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Dayak Iban Native Pottery. Vase. Container. Tajau. Sarawak. Borneo. Malaysia

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    Iban Dayak pottery (aka Tajau) is a symbol of status, wealth and power. Even though the Dayak used the pottery for a variety of “daily” things (rice, water, wine, jewelry), it is also passed down through generations as a symbol of their familial beliefs. Occasionally, it… Continue reading

Oinochoe-styled Vessel. Reproduction. Athletes. Greece

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    Accurate replica and a quality reproduction of a 500 B.C. vessel by a Greek artist, Pvaglis in the mid-1900s, in Greece. Of course, hand painted. Recreated from actual pieces found during an archaeological excavation.   Acquired from a NYC collector who commissioned Pvaglis to produce a… Continue reading

Pre Columbian Chimu Blackware. Stirrup Vessel. Peru

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    The Chimu Kingdom culture – a large adobe city in the Moche Valley near the present day city of Trujillo – began their rise in 900 AD. They were masters in crafting black pottery in various shapes and forms.   I started being interested in their rather… Continue reading

Museum Quality Lord Ganesh Sawankhalok Stoneware / Pottery Statue. Porcelain. 16/17th Century. Thailand.

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The best known of all traditional Thailand ceramics are those named and from Sawankhalok. Such stoneware is decorated in a rich brown glaze and decorated with an opaque glaze. The finely crackled surface of the glaze is lightly speckled from ash residue deposits during the low temperature glazing process.… Continue reading

Ancient Clay Pottery Pitcher. Jug. Wine. Water. Funerary / Burial. Greek / Roman. Israel.

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  This was acquired from an estate of an Israeli archaeologist . . . about him, I know little or nothing.   This vessel seems very primitive to be a Greek or Roman Burial vessel. It is more likely to be an ancient funerary vessel placed in the tomb… Continue reading

Antique Rare Sawankhalok Pottery Elephant. Chang Thai. Si Satchanalai Kilns. Sukhothai Period. Statue. Thailand.

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    One of the most famous examples of Thai pottery are from the Sukhothai period (14-16th Centuries) from the kilns of Si Satchanalai, which is around the historic village of Sawankhalok in north-central Thailand. This period started in the 13th century CE and continued until the 16th century.… Continue reading

Rare and Authentic 14th Century Majapahit Empire Hanuman Terracotta Head, East Java near Trowulan

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Detail: Excavated in a cavern in eastern Java, near the once-capitol city of the Majapahit Empire, Trowulan. This particular piece was part of the Van de Hout collection. Maurius van den Hout was an official with the Dutch Indonesian government in the years prior to WW… Continue reading

Rare Painted Pottery Tomb Guardian & Earth Spirit Statue, China

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Detail: This is styled after earth spirits circa 618 – 907 AD. These pottery tomb guardians usually had an animal’s body and face. This particular statue has a human face and the long spiky horn and stretched winds – supposedly making it extremely fearsome. Tomb guardians… Continue reading

Celadon Ware Griffin Oil Lamp, China

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Detail: The stylings of this piece are from the Western Jin Dynasty (265-420 AD). The original pieces were used specifically by court officials and the griffins were protective creatures. Our Chinese agent secured it from a private home in Lishui in the Zhejiang Province. It appears… Continue reading

Pair of White Porcelain Dragons, China

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Detail: What a delightful pair. Lots of detail. Notice the eyebrows. Slight difference between the two statues . . . size of the head, spread of the tail, thickness of body, horn placement. Circa mid-1900’s. Pristine condition.
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