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Chinese cloisonné enamel dish

Chinese cloisonné enamel dish

Very unusual antique enamel dish with central design of boys and lotus with inscription, characters around rim, seal mark, 19th century (minor wear).        

Carved Tibetan wooden incense burner

Carved Tibetan wooden incense burner

Carved Tibetan wooden incense burner depicting dragon and lions 29″, 11 lbs. This is a very intricate and beautiful Tibetan wooden incense burner. It is carved out of wood and has a wide drawer in front. The long rectangular lid, which can be removed, has elaborate carvings of dragons, Tibetan snow lions and a dish…

Rare Qing Dynasty puppets, in a Peking opera setting.

Rare Qing Dynasty puppets, in a Peking opera setting.

Rare Qing Dynasty puppets, in a Peking opera setting, made from bamboo and wires, good details and colour. Don’t miss this chance to collect such beautiful and rare piece. Framed and glazed. Frame size is 69″ height x 32″ width x 6″ depth.        

Tibetan Buddhist conch shell trumpet

Tibetan Buddhist conch shell trumpet

Tibetan Buddhist conch shell trumpet. 13″ long and very fine carving on shell and copper metalwork. Stunning sacred symbol.        

Dragons conch shell trumpet

Dragons conch shell trumpet

Dragons conch shell trumpet. 12″ long with detailed silverwork. There are 2 dragons on the main part and small animal carvings around one end. Semi precious stone and magnificent craftmanship. 19th Century.        

Antique carved wooden offering box

Antique carved wooden offering box

Magnificent gilt carved wooden offering box (1862-1875, certificate of antiquity no. A785033), approximately 14 inches long. The offering box, of the Tung Che period, Qing Dynasty, is extensively and wonderfully carved with intricate motifs of dragons, flowers and numerous figures on horseback, and decorated in red lacquer and gold leaf.        

Antique Tibetan Bone Prayer Wheel

Antique Tibetan Bone Prayer Wheel

This magnificent prayer wheel is very old, handmade in Tibet. Extraordinarily detailed scrollwork and Sanskrit Om Mani Padme Hum decorate the wheel. The handle is of polished bone (often these are the bones of a Lama or Holy Person, symbolic in Tibet of the body becoming a worthless vessel after death). Whatever bone it is…

Splendid Meiji Period Red and Black Lacquered Screen

Splendid Meiji Period Red and Black Lacquered Screen

Previously owned by Nelson A. Rockefeller, this stunning screen has two of the Buddhist guardians in high relief, polychromed and wearing elaborate robes, standing on snarling demons. The elaborately carved borders are bands of intertwining three-clawed dragons and the beautiful lower panels are decorated with Kerashishi among peony. The reverse is lacquered, shell and bone…

These stunning deep-cast bronze pieces date from the Meiji Period (c. 1880) and feature astonishing detail on Buddhist themes. The design is highly spiritual, with the top ring of flying pelicans representing sky, the dominant ring of elaborate themed stories representing earth and the bottom ring of intertwined three clawed dragons representing sea. There are…

Chinese elmwood sewing box

Chinese elmwood sewing box, c. 1920, the removable lid secured by a metal clasp, the handle decorated with carved flowers, birds and dog in lattice, painted red and gold; the interior stained dark red. (Height: approx. 30cm/13″        

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