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Oriental Antiques from Asia and beyond

 

 

Title Antique Gilt Bronze Ming Dynasty Buddha statue on lotus pedestal


Description

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

 

Dimensions

Width 15cm

Height 26cm

Depth 8cm

 

 


Price   AUD $2300

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Title   Semi antique Tibetan Mandelin carpet depicting the Buddha as a Deer in the Ruru Jataka manner signed

 


Description

Semi antique Tibetan Mandelin carpet depicting the Buddha as a Deer in the Ruru Jataka legend all hand knotted and signed. Deer King JATAKA

This Chinese pictorian buddhist tapestry or pillar carpet would originally have adorned a great temple of worship and would have been hung on the wall.

The legend depicted is that the bodhisattva was reborn as a ruru deer. The deer hears a man in distress and rescues him from the river ...and eventually travels preaching the dhamma.

 

In very good  condition with good thick woollen pile and tight structure.

all hand knotted and good original fringes

 

Chinese Mid 20th century

 

overall Dimensions
Length 175cm

Width 121 cm

 


Price   AUD $1880

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Title  Antique Japanese pair Shoji screen sliding doors in with woven  reed and lower carved panels 1880's

 

Description

Antique Japanese pair Shoji screen sliding doors in with woven  reed and lower carved panels 1880's

 

Designed for internal room devisions during summer, these gorgeous sliding doors give privacy and separation whilst allowing airflow to cool the rooms.

 

The wooden frame is completely original with inserts of woven reed all hand knotted- a value point!

Minor wear to surfaces

 

Imagine the stories these doors could tell....having been used for more that 100 years. Ideal as wardrobe doors or even a tea house !

Japan 19th century

 

Overall Dimensions

Each door is :

Height 177cm

Width 115 cm ( two of)

Depth 3cm

 




Price  AUD $1395 the Pair

 


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Title  Antique French sculpture of a Moor in terracotta with highly detailed costume complete with mustache 1890

 
Description

Antique French sculpture of a Moor in terracotta with highly detailed costume complete with mustache.

Late 19th century French statue of an Orientalist bust of a moor or an Egyptian Nubian man.

Beautifully sculpted complete with ornate Fez and turban.

Original hand painted finish.

Perfect size for the mantlepiece or desk top.

 

French Orientalist late 1890

 

Overall Dimensions:

Height: 33

Width 20 cm

Depth 12 cm

Weight 1.6 kg


Price  AUD $ 695

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Title  Pair gilt bronze dragon candlesticks with winged griffin sculptures and scroll tails and crystal lustres 1835


Description

Antique original pair gilt bronze dragon candlesticks with winged griffin sculptures and scroll tails and crystal lustres 1835.

 

The scroll tails are ideal to hold and carry the candelsticks with.

Chiselled details are superb quality.

Original candle sconce nozzles with ornate bobeche wax trays and engraved apron that holds the cut crystal lustres.

English Regency William IV 1835

 

 

Overall Dimensions

Height 23 cm

Width 24 cm

Depth 15 cm

Weight 2 kg the pair

 


Price    AUD $1495 pair

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Title  Antique Japanese Ranma carved screen solid red cedar pine with black laquered frame Showa period

 

Description

Antique Japanese Ranma carved screen solid red cedar pine with black laquered frame Showa period 1930.

 

The wood is completely original with original burnished patina to solid japanese pine and includes the original black lacquered frame- a value point!

This long panel of 181 cm length is carved double sided with the mirror image.

Minor wear to surfaces

 

Imagine the stories this overdoor panel could tell....having been used for almost 100 years.

Ideal as bedhead or room devider or even a tea house !

Japan circa 1930

 

Overall Dimensions

 

Height 38cm

Length 181 cm

Depth 3.5cm

 

The art form of Ranma is solely Japanese, dating back to the 17th century in Kyoto. Ranma is an elaborately carved wooden panel that is placed above a sliding door (障子), and beneath the ceiling in a traditional Japanese household. The woodwork can also be seen in some traditional Japanese buildings or place of worship. Although not as prominent today, you can still view ranma in many historical buildings. After its inception, ranma was used for both practical and decorative purposes. In a practical sense, ranma was used to separate rooms and provide airflow. In a decorative sense, it was used as a subtle way for a family to demonstrate its wealth.


Price  AUD $865

 


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Title    Antique Ottoman oil lamp in solid brass with ornate chiselled design and engraved complete with drip tray


Description

Antique Ottoman oil lamp in solid brass with ornate chiselled design and engraved complete with drip tray.

The candlestick style of oil lamp was traditional throughout east asia.

The castellated top bowl could hold a resevoir of oil  and wax to feed the four wick nozzles that emminate or could be used for a wide candle.

Raised on an tall elegant shaped ornate cast brass column with solid copper drip bowl below to catch any wax or oil drips due to wind influences.

Ottoman Empire mid 1800's

 


Dimensions

 

Height 45cm

Width 28cm

 

Weight  2100 grams

 


Price   AUD $295

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Title Antique Gilt Bronze Tibetan Buddha  Ming Dynasty



Description

Antique gilt metal Buddha Ming Dynasty in the 18th century manner.

This finely worked bronze or copper figure with original gold leaf highlight detail of traditional design.

An impressed character mark to the back possibly from a dedication from an owner or foundry stamp.

The seated Sakimuri Buddha on a shaped pedestal and traditional

lotus flower base.

 Chinese 19th century or earlier

 

Overall Dimensions

Width 12cm

Height 27cm

Depth 9cm

 


Price  AUD $1880

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Title  Antique Very large original painting of cranes signed and in gilt wood frame with mounted framed



Description

Antique oriental very large painting of cranes signed and in gilt wood frame early 20th century mounted in gold leagf wooden frame.

 

China 20th century or earlier

 

Dimensions

Height 155cm

Width 84cm

Depth 3cm

weight 8000 grams

 


Price  SOLD

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Title  Antique Japanese pair Shoji screen sliding doors in solid pine with rice paper backed fretwork panel

 

Description

Antique 19th century Meiji period Japanese pair Shoji screen sliding doors in solid pine with rice paper backed fretwork panel

 

The wood is completely original with original stained polished patina to solid pine and includes the original screen centres - a value point!

Minor wear to surfaces

 

Imagine the stories these doors could tell....having been used for more that 100 years. Ideal as wardrobe doors or even a tea house !

Japan 19th century

 

Overall Dimensions

 Each door is :

Height 177cm

Width 105 cm

Depth 3.5cm

 




Price  AUD $1250 the Pair

 


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Title   Original 1880's Japanese collotype of the Lu Tung-pin The Tang period Hermit battling with the Dragon



Description

Original Japanese collotype of the Lu Tung-pin The Hermit battling with the Dragon.

Lu Tung Pin was a Tang period hermit . He attained great knowledge skill in swordsmanship and withhis tallents he dipatched a dragon in Chiang Huai.

This rare collotype potographic print is from the collection of rare Japanese antiques assembled by the noted art collector and industrialist Takashi Masuda ( 1848-1938) in Tokyo.

The original masterpiece is by Sesson a 16th century priest of the Seshu school.

A paper label is attached to the back of the picture.

Collotypes were a high quality photo print and were in use 1870-1920.  They allowed for great quality but the processing was very laborious and costly.

Presented in original back wooden frame and under glass.


Japanese circa 1880

 

Dimensions

Width 51cm

Height 33cm

Depth 2cm

weight 1100 grams

 


Price  AUD $295

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Title   Original 1880's Japanese collotype Traditional Japanese family guarded by a lion or Foo Dog.



Description

Original Japanese collotype of the Traditional Japanese family guarded by a lion of Foo Dog.

The man as head of the house, followed some steps back by the wife then the child and protected by the fierce looking lion.

This rare collotype potographic print is from the collection of rare Japanese antiques assembled by the noted art collector and industrialist Takashi Masuda ( 1848-1938) in Tokyo.

 

Collotypes were a high quality photo print and were in use 1870-1920.  They allowed for great quality but the processing was very laborious and costly.

Presented in original back wooden frame and under glass.


Japanese circa 1880

 

Dimensions

 

Height 35cm

Width 50cm

Depth 2cm

weight 1300 grams

 


Price  AUD $255

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Title Antique Chinese Trousse knife and hair pin in engraved case mid 19th century original


Description

Antique Chinese Trousse knife and hair pin in engraved case mid 19th century original.

The case or sheath with ornate metal clasps and jade coloured top ends.  Oriental engraved case and handle with a typical tanto style steel blade.

Chinese 19th century or earlier

 

Overall Dimensions

Length 28cm

Width 2cm

Depth 2cm

Weight: 75grams

 


Price   AUD $885

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Title  Antique Gilt Bronze Guan Yin Buddha goddess statue in gilt bronze with gilt tara and on lotus seat



Description

Antique Gilt Bronze Guan Yin Buddha goddess statue in gilt bronze with gilt tara and on lotus flower pedestal seat.

 

This finely worked and chiselled bronze figure of the Bodhisattva goddess with original gilt finish of traditional Tibetan design.  This is a one off casting using the traditional lost wax technique.

The seated Guanyin Buddha on a shaped pedestal and traditional lotus flower base.

The base of the statue is sealed and although heavy for its size it appears to be a hollow cast inside.

Chinese vintage Age unknown

 

Overall Dimensions

 

Height 21cm

Width 15cm

Depth 10cm

 

Weight 1.1kg

 


Price  AUD $650

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Title Antique gold leaf gilt Bronze lady Buddha Ming Dynasty  manner and incised writing to back



Description

Superb quality antique gilt metal Goddess of Mercy  bronze Buddha finely worked detail and traditional design in the 18th century manner. Signed to back with incised inscription but No foundry marks.

Original gold leaf and patina.

Age unknown but Very likely Chinese  of 19th century  era or earlier

 

 


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Title  Pair Antique Ming Dynasty style Bronze Buddha statues

Dimensions

Width 15cm

Height 35cm

Depth 16cm

Description

Antique 19th century gilt bronze Buddha statues finely worked detail and traditional design. Rare pair of antique bronze Buddha statues seated on raised pedestals and with pierced metal work . In the Ming Dynasty but most probably 18th or early19th century origin. Good detailed engraving all round and nice original patina. Heavy cast 4.7kg and 5.5 kg each One statue represents a general while the other represents the Goddess of Mercy Gung Yan or kwan yin..

 

China 19th century

Price AUD $3850 pair

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Title Antique GILT copper/ Bronze MING Dynasty BUDDHA

Description

 

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 .



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Title Large solid bronze urn or hibachi with silver inlay may be used as a censor or incense burner cauldron bowl

Dimensions

Height 25cm

Diameter 25cm

Weight 3.6kg

 
Description

 

 

A solid bronze cast cauldron shaped large bowl of substantial weight of 3.6kg. The gorgeous shaped bowl with flared base and well rounded upper lid edge. Below this lid is a banding on incised and silver inlaid floral design that joins the double handle lugs on each side. These ligs are applied with hand turned and wrought hand made brass nuts to the inside.

No signatured or stamps, consistent with temple or monastery pieces or very high quality.

The shape, is an interpretation of the terracotta urns used to ferment suaces or contain wine, whereby the lid was fastened with cord through the handle lugs and a seal of clay , applied around these cords.

Sometimes these caulron shapes are used in temples and filled with sand to hold burning incensence taper sticks.


late 19th century

Price  AUD $485

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Title Black Glazed Chinese wine bowl or dish

Dimensions

Width 19cm

Height 7cm

Weight 530 grams

Description

Black Glazed Chinese wine dish or serving bowl of large size. good condition with unglazed base.


China 18th century

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Title Glazed Chinese Celadon vase with incised design

Dimensions

Width 12cm

Height 21cm

Weight  650 grams

Description

 

Gorgeous shaped celadon glaze vase with incised design unglazed base


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Title Glazed Chinese rice wine ewer Vase Bottle

Dimensions

Width 18cm

Height 23cm

Depth 14.5cm
weight 1.3 kg


Description

Black Glazed Chinese ewer or wine bottle with two tone glazing and beautifully sculpted cockrel spout.

Unglazed base complete with blue drip glaze and twin tie lugs on each side of the handle.




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Title Glazed Chinese Double Fish Vase Bottle

Dimensions

Width 17cm

Height 25cm

Depth 7cm
weight 700 grams


Description Glazed Chinese double fish vase or wine bottle with two tone glazing and beautifully sculpted scales. On later carved rosewood base


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Title    Glazed Chinese Wine Urn fully glazed interior 19th century

Dimensions

Width 24cm

Height 17cm

Depth 25cm

Description

Glazed Chinese wine urn with glazed interior and two tiger's heads and knobbed rim.

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Title  Antique Chinese gilt bronze and patinated bronze Koro or incense burner

 

A well carved and cast bronze incense burner with different scenes to each side, highlighted in gilt bronze. . The lift off top lid is in solid bronze with gilt details of floral design.

 

The angular handles to each side with carved meander pattern and gilt details with a stylised gilded dragon motif to body.

The whole raised on elegant Tang period style legs .

 

Cast character siganutre underneath.

 

 


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

Dimensions

Height 104 cm

Width 18 cm

Depth 10 cm

Weight 2.7kg

Description

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 Soonta or souta was usually carried by a Souta 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 Antique GILT Bronze MING Dynasty BUDDHA


Description

Antique Ming Dynasty Buddha gilt bronze statue seated on traditional lotus flower base.

The traditional costume sculpted hat and dress with parcel gilding and tracery paintwork of superb quality.

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

This very rare early 18th century buddha is complete with lotus flower in one hand and an orb in the other hand.



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Title  PAIR of Antique Gilt Bronze Buddha statues standing


Description

Beautiful pair of large statues in mercurial gilt bronze of the Students of Sakimuni, one young and one aged and wise.

These Palatial quality bronzes are finely worked with the standing figures with hands in prayer. The figures retains their original MERCURIAL GILDING , encrusted with gold left behind after the mercury has been fired off and evaporated, and are in very good condition. Origin, late Ching dynasty China, palace quality.

The finely chiselled and sculpted face with divine countenance. The figures are not signed or dated but the quality of these antique statues indicate late Qing, Ching dynasty origin , China. ..see other images below…

Great condition straight in the home, art gallery antique shop or temple.


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Title   Pair of solid bronze crane  sculptures representing Longevity and Marriage


Description

 

An impressive sized pair of solid bronze life size statue crane statues in courting posture. Beautiful antique green verdigris patina.  Perfect for indoors or in a fountain water feature, very heavy lost wax technique cast bronze.

The symbolisim behind these gorgeous statues is from the asian influence of longevity and a long lasting marriage, which makes these a perfect wedding gift or ideal house warming present.

 

20th century unsigned


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Title  Imerial Chinese laquered pine rice barrel 4 character signature


Description

An Imperial China rice bucket or barrel , laquered interior and exterior and signed with four character mark to each side of the handle and on the inside of the lid.


China Circa: 1880

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Title  Antique Qing Dynasty Gilt Bronze gungyan Goddess of Mercy Buddha


Description

Antique gilt bronze Goddess of Mercy Buddha statue , finely worked detail and traditional design with jewelled forhead, late 19th century . No foundry marks or signatures to date this by except for the inscription below her lotus pedestal.

Qing or Ching Dynasty period , beautifully workedchisseled details all around. The statue bears an inscription to the base and has a jewell 3rd eye to her forehead.

Superb quality cast details

Heavy sealed base and weight of 2 kg

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Title Antique Chinese Solid heavy ebony or rosewood carved wood dragon figure

 

 

Description

Antique Chinese dragon statue , beuatifully carved in heavy pallisander rosewood. Superb details in the sculpture and carving and completely original, no damage restoration or repairs.

Lovely wood grain that really needs to be seen to be appreciated. This wood carver really understood the timber he was working with.

China 1890

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Title  Large original painting of birds on a plum blossom tree signed and in gilt wood frame with mounted framed



Description

 Large original painting on four woven silk pannels of birds on a plum blossom tree signed and in gilt wood frame with mounted ornate metal corner frame.

 

20th century in the 18th century Japanese manner

 

Dimensions

Height 69cm

Width 137cm

Depth 3cm

weight 3000 grams

 


Price  SOLD

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Title Bronze Chinese DRAGON statue on burgundy marble base French 19th century

Dimensions

Height 12cm

Length 14cm

Depth 8cm

Description

Gorgeous bronze Griffin or Dragon statue with stretched wings and firmly footed on a rouge marble base.. Fienly chisseled scales to the body and resting on four well carved paws.

French made for the oriental gentleman collector.
Ideal as a paperweight.
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Title Chinese Brushpot Planted Signed Yee Hing
Chinese brushpot planted Signed Yee Hing Dimensions Width 18cm Height 15cm Depth 18cm

Description Chinese brush pot planted Signed Yee Hing, 19th century terracotta with naturalistic shaped treetrunk detail, finely pierced.

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Title Gilt Bronze Statue Of A Buddhist Scholar
Gilt bronze statue of a buddhist scholar Dimensions Height 42cm Length 44cm Depth 18cm

Description Gilt bronze statue of a buddhist scholar or Loh Hon. solid bronze and parcel gilding to statue first half of the 20th century
Circa 1900

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Title Tall Chinese Brushpot Signed Yee Hing
Tall Chinese brushpot Signed Yee Hing Dimensions Width 11cm Height 15cm Depth 10cm

Description Antique terracotta tall Chinese brushpot Signed Yee Hing with finely pierced and sculpted sides in the shape of a tree trunk

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Title Ivory Porcelain Goddess Of Mercy Guanyin
Ivory Porcelain goddess of mercy Guanyin Dimensions Width 18cm Height 37cm Depth 17cm

Description Ivory Porcelain goddess of mercy Guanyin signed to back , 19th century/early 2oth century beautifully detailed and sculpted. In superb condition no splits cracks or repairs
Circa 1900

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Title  Antique heavy gilded bronze buddha statue

Dimensions

Width 15cm

Height 21cm

Depth 8cm
Weight 1250 grams

 

 


Description

Antique late 18th early 19th century gilt bronze Buddha statue in the traditional Burmese manner. the heavy cast bronze metal covered in gold leaf decoration.

Seated in meditative pose on a stepped pedestal adorned with floral incised border symbolising lotus buds.

 

 

China mid 1800's

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Title ChineseWhite porcelain BUDDHA statue

 

 

Dimensions Height 35cm Length 26cm Depth 17cm

Description Chinese antique white porcelain Buddha statue signed by the artist to the back . This 1900's sculpture is unique and hand made and in perfect condition. From a collection of oriental antiques acquired by a connoisseur expat in Hong Kong over many years.

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Title ChineseWhite porcelain BUDDHA statue

Dimensions Height 38cm Length 23cm Depth 18cm

Description Chinese antique white porcelain Buddha statue signed by the artist to the back . This 1900's sculpture is unique and hand made and in perfect condition. From a collection of oriental antiques acquired by a connoiseur expat in Hong Kong over many years.

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Title Chinese Carved Rosewood Fisherman
Chinese carved rosewood fisherman DimensionsHeight 31cm Length 15cm Depth 15cm

Description Chinese carved rosewood fisherman statue with a full bag of fish. This statue is symbolic of longevity. His eyes and teeth are inlaid in ivory. A beautiful sculpture
Circa 1940

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Title Antique Gilt Bronze Tibetan Buddha
Antique gilt bronze Tibetan Buddha Dimensions Width 16cm Height 24cm Depth 14cm

Description Antique gilt bronze Tibetan Buddha finely worked detail and traditional design. 19th century or earlier. No foundry marks or signatures to date this by. Mercurial gilt and patinated.

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Title    Antique terracotta Tang style horse with traces of polychrome decoration and on wooden stand


Description

Antique terracotta Tang style horse with traces of polychrome decoration and on wooden stand .

Well sculpted standing equestrian pose. In good condition without breaks or repairs and of unusually large size.

 

Very good condition but no maker's markings or stamps which is not unusual  Chinese sculptural objects of the Tang Dynasty. 

 

China , Age unknown


Dimensions

Length 48cm

Height 38cm

Width 15cm

 

Weight  5500 grams

 


Price   SOLD

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Title Fine Chin De Blanc Monk
Fine chin de blanc Monk Dimensions Height 17cm Length 10cm Depth 6cm

Description Fine chin de blanc Monk sculpture. Thsi statue represents a scholar and master of Kung Fu. His legs astride difficult terrain one finger pointing down to the baby foo dog . The back has two stamp signature to the back of his robe
Circa 1945

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