Luohan, a deity that most commonly known to Chinese, though its origin is nonetheless Indian Buddhism. Luo Han is derived from an ancient Buddhist Sanskrit term, â€œArahantâ€
A particularly fine wrought iron potting table from Italy ca 1950. Well finessed patterned scrolling detail on top and leg supports as well as elaborate floral phlanges and center support sun-burst; clear glass top. Approximately 72" wide by 27" deep and 30" high. In fine condition.
This unusual marble stone statue is part of a pair of vintage garden statues. Tang lady is a popular form of garden statue art found in China. Tang dynasty images of a beautiful woman tend to be plump and wearing gracious ropes and pointy shoes. Their look, though tracing back to 900 AD is considered in the contemporary world as closer to the Japanese than Chinese, that, some say has to do with the influence China had with its neighboring country...
Elegant garden set consisting of 4 chairs and matching occasional table. Chairs incorporate a fleur de lis or feather motif at crest of back which features floral garlands incorporating lion head motifs over a background of latticed twigs; arms are scrolled acanthus leaves and C scrolls provide the seat supports. Table and chairs have pierced metal tops. These are cast of very heavy aluminum (some alloy involved?) but have a graceful, light appearance...
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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24" high, 20" wide. Rococo-style, gold paint and metal details.
Pair of planters in cast stone. Fluted sides tapering to a wide lip. Early version of this classic design ca 1920. Wonderful dark weathered patina each 20" high and 24" in diameter. Fine condition.
A rare set of wrought iron garden table and four side chairs with the Carre style sunburst seat chairs and flared backs. The same flared strap steel design is displayed in the circular table. The chairs American ca 1950; the table possibly French perhaps a little earlier. The chairs are each 33" high by 18" wide by 20" deep. The table is 29" high by 32" in diameter. All in good condition, recently re-painted.
A nice cast stone statue of a putto with a lamb in very much the eighteenth century style, ca 1970. Nice weathering and traces of moss. 35" high by 19" wide by 14" deep. In fine condition.
A patinated bronze decorative garden planter in the form of a lobed bowl on an acanthus decorated pedestal with three winged putti sitting on the rim. The putti are well modeled, and the overall casting is very nicely done. 51.5" high with a 25" diameter bowl. In very nice condition.
A pair of cast iron garden planters in the form of swans. Graceful design but very solid. Each 15" high by 19" wide by 12" deep. In very good condition.
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.
Standing Guan Yin stone statue. Size: 36" Tall by 8" Wide by 7" Deep. Weight: 100 pounds.
This 10" tall Gilded Buddha stone head has a sculptural look to its rather modern depiction of a Buddha. Faded gild creates a textured look to the surface of the face, different angle of the Buddha head under the lighting creates a different persona of the Buddha. Nice vintage piece from inner Mongolia of China that resonates a modern simplicity of a contemporary sculpture. Good for outdoors but really makes a statemente indoor as a focu point. 5” x 5” x 10”. 50 lbs.
White garden urn in the tassa style in cast iron ca 1970 suitable for a table top. 16.5" high by 24" diameter and 9" square at base. Some rust otherwise good condition.
Chinese architectural elements at its best. These six in a set roof tiles once served as guardian animals of a mandarin household. Though the age of the roof tiles may vary, it usually dates back to 1800 to early to mid 1900s. They come in a set of six, consists of a rooster, a dragon, a fish, a man riding on a rooster, a horse, and a Kirin. The man riding on a rooster is the end piece. These roof tiles do well indoors and outdoors...
An unusual oak leaf and acorn cast iron garden chair with a side table in the same pattern, American 1960's. An elaborate yet pleasing design not often found. This set would be great for a balcony or small patio. The table has welding repairs in two places; the glass top is new. The table is 21" high by 20" in diameter. The chair is 33" high by 22.5" wide by 20" deep. These pieces have been stripped, zinc and powder coated. In fine condition.
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.