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Antique Tin-Glazed Faience Canopic Jars. Clay. Stone. Set of four. Egypt

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    Canopic jars were used by the ancient Egyptians during the mummification process. Internal soft organs of the deceased to be mummified were stored in these jars . . . away from the body.   The jars had lids or stoppers shaped as the head of one… Continue reading

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

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

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

19th Century Mandalay Clay / Stone Head of Buddha, Thailand / Burma

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Detail: This have been part of my private collection for many years. Acquired from a long-time art dealer in Denver Colorado. The evident damage to the chin and nose does not detract from the elegance of this historic piece. Circa 1850’s to 1880’s. On a metal stand. For the Serious Collector.

Antique Brass and White Jade Letter Opener, China

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Detail: I have had this opener in my personal collection for a number of years. High quality Jadeite and brass that is lightly engraved with a floral motif. Silk box. Superb quality and in good condition. A great and lasting gift for someone special or… Continue reading

Dragon Chop / Seal in Archaic Jade, Asia

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Detail: I’m not sure where this chop / seal was made but it has been with a family for about 50 years. It is not very detailed as one would expect from archaic jade but it is unique. The dragon is standing on a square pedestal.… Continue reading

Nephrite Jade Pixiu Mythical Creature, China

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Detail: Tested and confirmed to be true nephrite jade. Shaped as a Pixiu which is a mythical creature representing wealth . . . and a voracious appetite for gold and silver. Circa early 1900’s and from a Chinese jade dealer/collector in Maryland. Sorry, this item… Continue reading

Ming Dynasty Terra Cotta Carnival Performer Statue, China

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Detail: Temple fairs are a Chinese tradition, especially in Beijing. Dating back to the Liao Dynasty, city folk and peasants from outlining areas would gather at these fairs and buy/trade clothes, jewelry, birds, fish and insects . . . and attend the many events and carnivals. During… Continue reading
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