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Bell Dragon Handle

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雨順

HUMONGOUS TEMPLE BELL

Giant temple bell belonging to a bell tower with a large double-dragon handle ‘clawed’ on top and rows of dragon & flower-themed patterns followed by traditional Chinese characters imprinted throughout.


Dimensions:  High (160cm), Wide (102cm)

Background: Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644 AD

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THAI GILDED BRONZE TOWER

Heavy gilt gold painted three-piece detachable tower with richly detailed rows of Thai mural and leaf-life flower patterns in superior craftsmanship. Large angular base supporting a 5-storey pyramid tower.

Dimensions:  High (148cm), Wide (60cm)

Background: 18th to 19th Century

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Buddha A

Buddha B
Buddha B

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Buddha A
Buddha A

TRIO CAST IRON BUDDHAS

Three finely-crafted buddhas each resting uniquely in their way; one seated in Karana Mudra, in Dhyana Mudra,  and  Ksepana Mudra. All with hollow-body and large hole on top of head, focused expression with detailed facial hair, wearing draped robes with exposed chest and high-waisted wrap.

From left to right buddha hand gestures meaning: Karana Mudra (gesture to ‘expel’ demons), Dhyana Mudra (gesture of ‘absolute balance’ & contemplation), Ksepana Mudras (gesture of ‘sprinkling’ the nectar of immorality)

Dimensions:  High (105cm), Wide (65cm)

Background: Yuan Dynasty, 1271-1644 AD

GIANT BRONZE TRIPOD VESSEL & COVER

Deep body supported by 3 animal-themed legs with two giant handles and three mini handles on top of removable cover, detail-sketched with kuilong and rope-twist bands throughout, raised bead decorations revolving around the mid-section of the whole vessel, the bronze of a mottled olive-green patina with malachite encrustation covered in thousand old dust.

Dimensions:  High (51cm), Wide (65cm)

Background: Eastern Zhou Dynasty, 770-256 BC

ARCHAIC BRONZE SWORDS

Elongated blade with bevelled edges from tip to rear with distinct median ridge, one with both sides incised with circular scriptures, the other with Chinese caligraphy. Hilt textured with two circular flanges ending off with a flattened concave pommel. The whole sword completely covered in olive-green patina with malachite encrustation throughout.

Dimensions:  High (55cm), Wide (5.5cm)

Background: Han Dynasty, 206 BC - 220 AD

BRONZE BANGLE BRACELETS

A collection of detail-sketched bronze bangle bracelets with rectangular-tile patterns worn by royal officials, the bronze mottled with olive-green and black patina with malachite and rust encrustation.

Dimensions:  High (7cm), Wide (7cm)

Background: Eastern Zhou Dynasty, 770-256 BC

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Back

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Front

CHINESE BRONZE BELL

‘Imperfect’ Bell covered in interlaced angular kuilong and rope-twist bands with three rows of raised decorated ‘beaded’ pieces throughout body, mottled in olive-green patina with malachite encrustation.

Dimensions:  High (14cm), Wide (10cm)

Background: Eastern Zhou Dynasty, 770-256 BC

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Front

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MINI SUN SYMBOL DECORATION

Bronze mini hollow decorated work of art with a sun symbol on both sides, mottled with olive-green patina with machite encrustation.

Dimensions:  High (8cm), Wide (5cm)

Background: Eastern Zhou Dynasty, 770-256 BC

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MINI ‘IMPERFECT’ BRONZE HEAD

Mini ‘Imperfect’ head with large eyes, small mouth, and gown-collar finely sketched on bronze covered in olive-green patina with malachite encrustation throughout.

Dimensions:  High (10.5cm), Wide (5.5cm)

Background: Eastern Zhou Dynasty, 770-256 BC

Beasts and flora pebbles filled with precious stones.

SERENE GILT BRONZE GUAN YIN

Guan Yin seated in Lalitsana with right leg elevated and left leg flat on top of a double lotus base. In complete serenity depicted with a gentle smile and elongated eyes. Left hand in mudra. half topless in an elegant dhoti, heavily decorated from top to bottom; covered in sumptuous floral themes beaded jewelry (necklace, bracelets, anklets, eye rings, and hairpiece).

Fully gilded with gold with detachable patterned background and the base sealed for hundreds of years with a thin plate inscribed with a single vajra.

Heavily decorated gilded base with a list of different characters from Beasts to Buddhas under each compartment supported by a set of mini pillars. Decorated with floral pebbles, leaves and covered in mini precious stone imbedded into various shapes throughout the body.

Dimensions:  High (25cm) (33.5cm, with base) , Wide (16cm) (22cm, with base)

Background: Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty Period, 16th -17th Century

FEROCIOUS MYSTICAL ELEPHANT

Piece of fully gilded giant mystical elephant in ferocious roar exposing set of sharp teeth, raised alert elephant trunk, big round eyes with textured lashes, large thick paws with sharp claws.

Dimensions:  High (39cm), Wide (32cm)

Background: Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty Period, 16th -17th Century

GOD OF THUNDER GILDED DECORATION

Bare chested God of Thunder with arms wide open exposing textured feather wings and lower body. Ferocious look with wide nose, pointed mouth, thick brows and flaming red feather hairpiece. Pair of full-faced Mermaid-looking Boddhisovata with long tails joined together to support the God of Thunder. Both with hands clasped together, wearing a doti with long rope naturally dangling along the body, and panel-themed crown.

Dimensions:  High (21cm), Wide (28cm)

Background: Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty Period, 16th -17th Century

MYSTICAL ELEPHANT PANEL

Piece of fully textured panel with mystical elephant and detailed crafted fur from head to tail, panel covered in detailed floral patterns of all sizes.

Dimensions:  High (37cm), Wide (33cm)

Background: Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty Period, 16th -17th Century

GILDED MYSTICAL LION PANEL

Piece of fully textured panel showcasing a seated mystical lion crafted in detail with large square face, ungilded mane, mini round ears and unusually large nose and grinning mouth with set of mini teeth. Muscular body, large claws, and long thin tail with thick furry end. Entire panel covered in detailed wavy floral patterns.

Dimensions:  High (16cm), Wide (39cm)

Background: Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty Period, 16th -17th Century

PAIR OF BODHISATTVA GILDED PANEL

Piece of gilded panel with pair of Boddhisovata each with one arm extended and one arm close to chest with palms facing outward. Both decorated with paneled crown, large earrings, bracelets, armlets. One sitting on top of a lotus, the other surrounded by floral pattern. Panel filled with large floral patterns and mottled with olive-green and black patina with malachite and rust encrustation.

Dimensions:  High (22.5cm), Wide (43cm)

Background: Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty Period, 16th -17th Century

THE BEAST AND HIS ELEPHANT GILDED PANEL

Heavily decorated panel with mystical beast with one arm held high and the other resting on top of elephant’s head. Ungilded hair swept to the side, unibrow, and muscular body with large claws. Both heavily decorated from head to toe with sumptuous themed necklaces, bracelets, to nipple rings.

Dimensions:  High (38cm), Wide (22.5cm)

Background: Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty Period, 16th -17th Century

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PAIR OF FOUR-ARMED GOD GILDED PANEL

Pair of figures four-armed figures with male character standing before his consort holding various attributes such as long sword. Panel decorated with floral pebbles and wavy accents.

Dimensions:  High (27cm), Wide (43cm)

Background: Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty Period, 16th -17th Century

MENACING MYSTICAL LION GILDED PANEL

Seated menancing looking mystical lion with droopy eyes, wavy mane, face with bindi and unibrow. Large claws and muscular body with slim waist. Background entirely filled with wavy-themed pattern.

Dimensions:  High (15.5cm), Wide (27cm)

Background: Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty Period, 16th -17th Century

FEROCIOUS FOUR-ARMED HAYAGRIVA GILDED FIGURE

Standing Hayagriva with ferocious eye-piercing look with horizontal eyes on forehead and heavily decorated throughout with floral-themed crown, large earrings, beaded necklaces, armlets, bracelets. Each hand holding various detailed & themed attributes relating to instruments. 

Dimensions:  High (115cm), Wide (85cm)

Background: Yuan-Ming Dynasty, 1271-1644 AD

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