Old (1950's) Japanese Cast Iron Garden Lantern Taiko Drum Shape
It is 12.5 inches (31.5 cm) tall by 9 inches (23 cm) wide.
It is in good condition with no repairs, cracks, dents, or chips, except overall rust (as seen in the photos).
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This large hand carved marble stone hitching post is measured 55" tall, 9" wide and 9" long. We have two of the same hitching posts in stock; they came in a pair but can be sold separately. Each weighs approx. 280 lbs. This traditional northern Chinese hitching post was used to tie horses for wealthy families. Often erected in a large courtyard, these decorative hitching posts in a pair are usually positioned on opposite side of the courtyard...
This lovely pair of hand carved stone foo dogs (lion statues) came from an old courtyard which likely belonged to a business man's family compound in He Bei province. Often seen in front of the entrance gate, these foo dogs guard against evil spirits and keep the wealth from flowing outside of the house. Size: 10" x 7.5" x 20" tall.
This lovely hand carved Guan Yin and a child stone statue is made out of untreated marble. Guan Yin is the Goddess of compassion, when seen with a child, it's the symbol of fertility. This intricately carved stone statue was hand made by a local artist in the Shan Xi region. Side: 13" wide by 6" deep by 30" tall. Weight: 100 lbs.
This large stone statue made of one single piece of unpolished marble stone is hand carved by local artisans in northern China's He Bei province for the exclusive usage of a local Buddhist temple. Size: 21.5" wide by 8.5" deep by 28" tall. Weight: 240 lbs. The Buddha is in meditating mudra with his legs crossed.
This large sitting gilded stone buddha statue shows a medicine buddha in a meditating pose. The paint has faded over the years. There was an old repair on its face. size: 13" W by 7.5" D by 23". Weight: 100 lbs.
This beautiful hand carved stone Buddhist Monk statue is measured 8.5" wide and 16" tall. This piece came from our three-piece collection which was obtained from HeBei region of China. Gilded statues are often signs of that the piece came from a temple, the golden paint would have been re-applied on a regular basis to show respect to the Buddha. The Chinese Buddhists believed Buddha and his deciphers often wear golden leaved clothing. Shipping weight: 45 lbs.
This hand carved limestone Luo han statue shows the god's protector holding a pagoda, symbolic of Buddhism. 12" w by 6" x 19" h.
This limestone statue of Luohan is intricately carved. Size: 12" w x 6" d x 19" t. This Luo Han holds a medicine ball, he is known as a healer. Approx. 70 lbs.
This particular vintage hand carved marble Buddha statue features one of the most unusual mudra - "the loving kindess" gesture, for the loving Buddha. Buddha himself was said to have taught thousands of different meditation techniques in order to meet the diverse needs, experiences and levels of consciousness of the people who sought him out. The core philosophy of Buddhism is the simple truth of kindness. We need to be kind to ourselves, to all other beings and to the earth...
This beautiful marble stone hand carved Buddha's hand is in the gesture of teaching, a typical mudra held by Manjusri, the Bodhisattva of wisdom, this elegant marble stone Buddha's hand has intricate buddhist details carved onto the wrist of the hand. Makes a wonderful garden or home decor. 4" d x 5" w x 10" l.
This beautifully carved Guan Yin head shot on a thick marble stone shows the artisan's talent of making a well known image of the Goddess of compassion and mercy into something uniquely memorable. The face of the Guan Yin is kind and serene, and the elaborate head piece she wears shows people's vivid imagination of this popular Goddess in China. 10” x 12” x 1”
Lovely marble stone with hand carved guardian animal riding on top. The guardian animal is in the style of a dragon. 9” diameter and 5” height. This unique garden accent piece was hand carved once upon a time for a wealthy patron of an art’s Shanxi Beidai River summer retreat home, was once sitting near a koi pond. Can be used indoor as a scholar’s object or a garden accent piece. Shipping is $30 in continental U.S.
Meditating stone statue in simple and elegant lotus pose. Hands are in the meditating pose. This stone carving is in Chinese limestone and was found in HeNan region. 7" x 10" x 16". 60 lbs.
Hand Painted medicine Buddha in stone composite. Beautifully painted face and rope, it's in red and gold tones. Medicine Buddha is Buddha Gautama, who often called himself the healer of suffering inthe world, and Dharma was the medicine. Japanese people favored Medicine Buddha over other types of Buddha and often built shrine to worship this healer. Excellent piece for garden or home. Perfect for outdoor setting or indoor decor. Size: 10" x 5" x 18". approx. 60 lbs.
This sitting Guan Yin, an Avalokitesvara in Lalita Asana is carefully carved with intricate details. The Lalita Asana is a pose of ease-one leg pendant and is resting on a lotus pedal. The other leg is in the usual position of Buddha. It is said that Taras, the consort of Dhyani Buddha are found in this position. Guan Yin, an Avaloktesvara, is said to be the Chinese version of Tara, is seen in this position in this stone sculpture. The backdrop is a carving of a pine tree, symbol of longevity...
This sitting meditating Sakyamuni Buddha is holding the fearless mudra, known as Abhaya Mudra (Gesture of protection). The stone plate serves as a backdrop, featuring eternal flames and a mystical creature’s face that resembled a Garuda. The Buddha is in meditating lotus position. The base he’s sitting on is supported by mystical creatures, a common offering position. Marble stone carving...
This sitting meditating Sakyamuni Buddha is holding the fearless mudra, known as Abhaya Mudra (Gesture of protection). The stone plate serves as a backdrop, featuring carved flames and a dragon head. The use of flames as ritual objects is seen as weapon of war and as an important component of offerings. It is often carried by Shiva. Dragon is the symbol of power and strength and is thought to offer protection...