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Title Antique Gilt Bronze Ming Dynasty Buddha statue on lotus pedestal


Width 15cm

Height 26cm

Depth 8cm


Antique gilt bronze Ming Dynasty Buddha seated on a pierced lotus ornamented pedestal with finely worked detail and traditional design. 18th century or earlier. Impressed foundry mark or signatures to the back of this piece. Gold leaf tracery and original patina.

 Chinese 19th century or earlier

Price AUD $2300

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Title Neoclassical bust of Caesar hand beaten and engraved copper


Height 12cm

width 10.5 cm


Well sculpted copper plate plaque of an Ancient Roman Emperor bust wearing traditional dress swags with shoulder clasp. Possibly of Hadrian.

Signed lower right , Mid Century European origin.

European , circa 1950

Price AUD $75

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Title Heavy Bronze paperweight depicting a poet, possibly Schiller.


Height 5.5cm

width 6 cm


Solid cast bronze antique German medallion with the head of a man wearing the crown of laurels,

 Finely sculpted in bas relief and with signature of sculptor HORNER

Most likely depicting Friedrich Schiller and cast for the 100 years anniverary of his death .


Weight is around 100 grams.

German , circa 1905

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Title Antique GILT copper/ Bronze MING Dynasty BUDDHA


Width 23cm

Height 33cm

Depth 19cm


Antique Ming Dynasty Buddha gilt bronze statue seated  on a flowering lotus pedestal..

The traditional costume sculpted hair with and dress with parcel gold leaf gilding of superb quality.

Chinese Statues of this age are extremely rare and highly sought after by collectors.

This very rare early 18th century buddha has beautifully shaped hands and long ears for longevity .

China 1680

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Title  A very rare gilt copper Ceremonial Mace of the 19th century known as a Soota


Height 104 cm

Width 18 cm

Depth 10 cm

Weight 2.7kg


A rare beautifully made ceremonial mace in repousse copper and mercurial gilding.  Apparently similar but smaller examples were brought out of India in the 1980's by an English Antiques connoisseur. This item is twice that size. Hand beaten from sheets of copper or brass. The skills in this repousse work is formidable, working to form the image from the inside out including the well figured leopards head.  Made in four sections and joined internally with hand cut steel screw thread. The entire piece is then mercurial gilded with real gold.

This type of mace  known as a Soota or souta was usually carried by a Soota berdar as part of the regalia of a Maharaja.

A similar example was sold by Christies in October 2011 in south Kensington for GBP 13,750.


Indian 19th century.


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Title Very large original hand beated large bowl of cauldron shape


overall Height 21 cm

Bowl Depth 14 cm

Width across bowl 33 cm
Weight 1.3 kg


Original hand beaten solid brass caudron with applied design and with shaped lip. the solid brass handles applied with hot rivetts .

Perfect for a focus piece for the centre of a kitchen ladden with fruits and flowers.

Nickle plated for longevity.

Possibly Spanish Morroco



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