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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1383940
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$2,500.00
Japanese pair of finely cast bronze Nio Buddhist temple guardians. Dressed in traditional robes with auspicious motifs. Each figure stands on a four legged base with cartouche impression underneath.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 3 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 8" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1383241
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$7,500.00
Antique Japanese two piece bronze okimono of a perched owl on a gnarled tree branch. The piece is finely cast with naturalistic detail and form. The realistic positioning of the owl cleaning its beak with its foot and the feathers of its head raised like a cat's ears giving the illusion of life and movement. Highly detailed hollow base of the tree trunk provides a perfect perch for the owl.

Early Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 8" x 7" x 14 1/2" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1382848
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$7,000.00
Antique Japanese bronze okimono of a recumbent tanuki, clothed in Buddhist monk robes. A strand of prayer beads is visible out from underneath his crossed front legs. The tanuki has incredibly detailed casting with realistic hairs and cloth folds. The base has an artist's signature reading "Yoshiyami".

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 3 1/4" x 2" Height
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1381004
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$6,000.00
Antique Chinese scroll weight in the form of a chimera. The mythical dragon-like creature semi-coils it's body. Made of gilt bronze. Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)



Dimensions: 1 1/2" high x 2 3/4" long x 2" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1380982
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$8,000.00
Antique Tibetan gilt bronze statue of a wrathful male and female deity in tantric Yabyum pose. The pair stands on six Naga or snakes atop a gilt bronze lotus pedestal, with copper bottom impressed by a four prong vajra. Dates from the 19th century.

Provenance: Acquired from the Ashby Estate.

Dimensions: 6 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 8 1/4" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1380965
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$2,500.00
Japanese bronze tsuteke (water dropper) in the form of an old sage or "Sennin" riding on the back of a turtle with many tails. The turtle is lifting its head so that incense smoke may billow out of its mouth. The back of the sage and turtle is pierced through for incense to be placed inside. The bronze is cast with fine detail and shows patina.

Edo period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 4" x 2 1/2" x 3 1/4" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1379388
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$650.00
Antique Japanese pair of bronze candle sticks, with archaic Chinese style motifs, cartouche mark on bottom.

Taisho Period (circa 1920's).

Dimensions: 10 3/4" high
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1377592
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$1,600.00
A Chinese gourd shaped water dropper in the form of a tiny tea pot with a hinged lid, cast with motifs of scrolling vines in low relief, with a long, prominent spout, with tripod feet. The base is imprinted with a foliate motif. With original patina.

Dimensions: 3" x 2" x 3 1/2" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1377589
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$3,500.00
A Tibetan bronze ceremonial bell, with a gilt vajra shaped handled, finely cast with the image of a bodhisattva's head, the top of the bell with low-relief Sanskrit characters on lotus petals, small vajra pattern along the fluted edges of the bell, and an inner lotus petal design with signature inside the bell where the clapper hangs.

19th Century Tibet

Dimensions: 3 3/4" x 7 1/4" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1376848
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A Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze statue of Maitreya, regarded by this world as a future Buddha in succession after the current Sakyamuni Buddha. Tradition teaches that Maitreya is a Bodhisattva who will one day appear on earth to achieve enlightenment and teach the pure dharma. The Bodhisattva is seated on a double-lotus pedestal to represent purity untouched by Samsara, the copper base impressed with a four point vajra to represent the four poisons of the earthly realm.

18th/19th Century ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1800 item #1376675
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$2,000.00
Antique Tibetan gilt bronze ritual vessel. In two parts, the cup and base both cast with lotus petals to represent purity undefiled by Samsara. The inner rim of the cup with deep forest green patina and wear from ritualistic use. The lotus base stands on a round, recessed foot.

18th Century

Dimensions: 3 1/4" x 1 5/8" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1374327
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$9,500.00
Japanese bronze vase with a wide, flattened body shape, the tall cylindrical neck rendered with bamboo stalk texture. The handles of the vase are a pair of leaping rabbits over low relief waves. The foot of the vase is imprinted with the artist cartouche.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 7 1/2" x 7" x 6"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1374131
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$7,500.00
Nine prong bronze bell and matching nine prong bronze vajra (diamond / thunderbolt) with carrying case of patchwork cloth. Used together for spiritual ceremonies. Beautifully rendered design with ritual wear. Bell has dorje design on outer rim, with lotus design on inner bell and a bronze clapper. Nice ringing note when sounded.

Provenance: Lama Les of the Orgyen Dorje Den Tibetan Buddhist Temple.

Dimensions: Bell - 3 3/4" x 7 1/4" H
Vajra: 5 1/2" x 2"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1920 item #1373593
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$9,500.00
Four-armed sword wielding Virabhadra is a manifestation of Shiva. In this form, he decapitated the demigod Daksha who had insulted him, but in doing so, he interrupted the demigod's sacrifice by which all beings are created. Virabhadra later revived Daksha by replacing his head with that of a goat, thus ensuring the demigod survived and the continuance of creation. Mounted on Custom Iron Mount for presentation.

South central India
17th Century bronze w/ ritual encrustation untouc...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1372013
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$3,600.00
"Vajra" is a Sanskrit word meaning both thunderbolt and diamond. Additionally, it is a weapon won in battle which is used as a ritual object to symbolize both the properties of a diamond (indestructibility) and a thunderbolt (irresistible force). The vajra is essentially a type of club with a ribbed spherical head. The ribs may meet in a ball shaped top, or they may be separate and end in sharp points with which to stab. The vajra is a weapon of the Vedic rain and thunder deity Indra, and is us...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1370868
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Archaic bronze lidded ritual food vessel on three legs (Ding). The body is round in form and divided into banded areas of detailed interlocking cloud and thunder motif. The band closest to the rim curves inward before flanging out again. There are two animal headed looped handles cast on either side. The three feet are squat and curved with cast details like those on the handles. The lid is similarly divided into banded areas to match the body. There are four rings and a central handle tha...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1368364
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$1,250.00
Chinese bronze 3 piece figure of a donkey and rider. The old man rider holds a scepter in his hands. His hat may be removed and incense placed inside his head, so the smoke would billow out from the front. On hardwood display stand with scroll legs.

Early 20th Century

Dimensions: 10" L x 5" D x 13" H (14.5" H w/ stand)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1367049
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Of dual construction technique lost wax casting and repousee work in order to achieve a realistic interpretation of the materials; Particularly the folds of fabric and the separate molding of the figure. The seated, embracing figures have a sense of spatial relation between the two, creating a tension in the composition and resulting in a naturalism of the posture. The upper body, head, hands, and feet are cast. The skirt and folds of fabric in dress is done in repousee. The crown jewels are tur...