Global Art & Artifacts

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Coptic Christian Cross. Prayer. Blessing. Handmade. Abyssinian. Ethiopia

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  This Abyssinian Cross reflects the elaborate style of Ethiopian crosses. The history of Christianity in Ethiopia is longstanding, dating back to the fourth century A.D.. At that time, King Ezana, ruler of Aksum, made it the court religion.   Ethiopian monarchs gave notable monasteries larger crosses, but just… Continue reading

Silver / Nickel Seated Namgyalma Buddha Statue, Tibet

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Detail: Seated in the Dhyana Asana position, this 8-armed Buddha is gesturing with the Dharmachakra (Teaching). The three faces of this Buddha have similar serene expressions. Silver / nickel composite. Great detail especially on the head dress. Bottom is sealed with a metal cover. Circa mid-1900’s. In fine condition.

Standing Silver / Nickel Avalokitesvara / Kannon Buddha Statue with Namaskar Mudra Gesture, Tibet

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Very detailed statue of the Bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. 18 Arms and a head dress with 6 faces. One arm holds a trident and the other could be a Tri Ratna. Composition is silver & nickel. The Buddha stands on an octagonal… Continue reading

Small Wine or Tea Pitcher / Vessel, China

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Detail: This is just adorable. There are three bands of jade-type stone and two bands of a silver/nickel metal with dragons and phoenix. The top is special with cloisonné designs and a seated Buddha on the very top. Heavy and thick metal on spout and handle.… Continue reading

Silver Buddha Face and Body with Bird Wings / Other Features Statue, Tibet

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Detail: Our Tibetan agent found this in a private home / estate sale. This is an interesting representation. On the one hand, it has many similarities of a common Tibetan Garuda. Composition is a silver / nickel (nickel for strength and weight) composite, typical of many… Continue reading

Antique Silver Mythical Chinese Qilin Chop / Seal, China

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Detail: I do not have a lot of details on this chop but it appears to be a silver and nickel composite. I secured this from a Midwest antique dealer. I think it is a Qilin, a mythical Chinese beast. They are known as good omens.… 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

Pair of Silver Dragon / Phoenix Vases, China

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These vases have a high percentage of silver with a nickel composite. These are unique as they have openwork within the designs. Look at the detail of those designs. Acquired from a family estate in Shanghai. Circa early- to mid-1900’s. In very good condition. Stunning pieces. For the Serious Collector.

Silver / Nickel Composite Ornate Censer / Incense Burner, China

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Detail: This is such a detailed piece of art. Multiple dimensions as the dragons, phoenix and kylin (on top), jump off the main part of the censer. Ornate for sure. Composite nickel and silver for stability and hardness. Circa mid-1900’s. In very good condition.

Kris Badik Knife / Dagger, Indonesia

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Detail: This is a traditional Malay dagger used as a weapon of defense or for more domestic purposes. The blade has Holy verses from the Quran. The scabbard and hilt are made of bone and decorated with silver plated metal. Good condition. Circa early- to mid- 1900’s. This item is no longer available.
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