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Vintage Maitland Smith Bronze Pair of Monkeys Carrying a Dish. Business Card. Candle. Statue. Figure. Casting. Philippines.

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    A new word for some of us: Singerie. Not sure what the Maitland Smith folks had in mind when they created the humorous statue of monkeys, carrying a dish- like-object on two poles . . . fashionably attired and copying human behavior. 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

1940s Kabuto Samurai Helmet. Bronze. Miniature. Japan

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    Kabuto is a type of helmet worn by ancient Japanese warriors, samurai . . . who basically ruled Japan for over 600 years. Yes, they protected warriors but there was a psychological factor: power and might. The higher the Samurai rank the more… Continue reading

Horned Kuba Helmet Mask. Wood & Paint. Bwoom. DRC. Congo. Africa

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  This was quite a find.   One of the three known royal masks, the helmet Bwoom is one of the oldest mask types used by the Kuba. These were introduced in the 17th Century by King Miko mi-Mbul.   Most often used in funerals, they are also used… Continue reading

Erte. Romain De Tirtoff. Oriental Tale. Art Deco. Lithograph. 1987

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  (Titled) Oriental Tale by Tirtoff (1892-1990) depicted a woman wearing voluminous pants and pointed shoes. She is wearing a vibrant headdress rendered in hues of orange and yellow. Her form is outlined in red with a hand holding a paint brush to the lower left corner. A figured… Continue reading

Vintage Heavy Brass Decorative Plate. 10”. India

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  Very unique and quite stunning. The swirling background is really cool. Hook on back for wall hanging.   I have a matching brass jar / urn listed as V-6003. Both pieces would look great on your dining table or on a décor shelf. $ 50.00 USD for both.

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

Wood Garuda Statue, Indonesia

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Detail: Well known in Hindu religion, this statue was hand carved in Indonesia. My best guess is Java. Nice details and also a gold gilt in various places on the statue to add good contrast and definition. Circa mid-1900’s. From a “Garuda” collector… Continue reading

Casting of Australopithecus boisei – Zinjanthropus – OH 5 Zinj Primate Skull, Tanzania Africa

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Detail: The discovery of the OH 5 Zinj skull was perhaps the most important transition in the history of paleoanthropology AND a most important find for Mary Leakey back in 1959. She found the skull in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. This casting was made from the original 1.5… 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
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