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Lotus Gallery

About Lotus Gallery
Stepping away from a successful career in high tech, Francisca Tung started Lotus Gallery in 2001, with a focus on Asian art, antiques and antiquities. Today, Lotus Gallery is a proud member of the Antiques Council, and provides a carefully curated selection of furniture, jewelry, sculpture, and works of art, seeking beauty in all its forms. Spanning millennia, continents, and cultures, the pieces in the collection seek to connect the human experience through a shared aesthetic. Jewelry has become another focus for the gallery in recent years, with specialties in untreated colored stones, and signed pieces from storied houses such as Van Cleef and Arpels, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Bvlgari, and Buccellati among others. Antique, tribal and jewelry from antiquity also hold a special place in the collection. In addition to the physical gallery in Austin, TX, clients may view parts of the collection in person at various fairs and shows around the US throughout the year, including the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, the Winnetka Antiques + Modernism Show, the Charleston Antiques Show, the Nantucket Antiques Show, and the NYC Wallace Hall Show. In addition to supplying collectors with one of a kind works of art, we have been fortunate to include institutions, such as the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Rubin Museum, the Ringling Museum, and the Heritage Museum of Asian Art, among our clients.
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Large Vintage Thai Silver Repousse Offering Bowl, mid 20th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A large and impressive vintage Thai silver offering bowl by Damrong Silp Silverware, circa 1960's, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Beautifully hand crafted using traditional methods, the larg...
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Vintage 1960s Thai Metalwork

Materials

Silver

Vintage Tibetan Style Dragon Stacking Picnic Box, Painted Wood, 1990's, China
Located in Austin, TX
A highly decorative vintage Chinese red painted stacking picnic box and carrier, painted in the Tibetan style, circa 1990's, China. The large painted and textured wood picnic box an...
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1990s Chinese Tibetan Furniture

Materials

Wood

Thai Ayutthaya Bronze Buddha Head, U-Thong C Style, 18th/19th century, Thailand
Located in Austin, TX
A sublime Ayutthaya Thai cast bronze head of the Buddha, U-Thong C style, 18th/19th century or earlier, Thailand. The Buddha's elegant face is a beautiful study in balance - neither...
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Antique Early 19th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Bronze

Korean Bronze or Brass Covered Bowl, Late Goryeo, 12th-13th Century, Korea
Located in Austin, TX
A fine and elegant bronze covered bowl, late Goryeo Dynasty, 12th - 13th century, Korea. The bowl features a bulbous body resting on a tall splayed pedestal foot. The body tapered ...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Korean Metalwork

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Chinese Export Nesting Games Tables, Set of Four, Mid 19th Century, China
Located in Austin, TX
An exquisite and unusual set of four Chinese export black lacquer and gilt painted nesting tables, early to mid 19th century, China. The largest table top opens to serve as a games t...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Nesting Tables and Stack...

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Wood

Vintage Yogya Silver Kala Bowl by Tom's Silver, circa 1960's, Indonesia
Located in Austin, TX
A bold and well crafted Indonesian Yogya (Jogja, Djokja) silver bowl by Tom's Silver, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia, circa 1960's. The elegant bowl features a striking design of a Ka...
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Vintage 1960s Javanese Metalwork

Materials

Silver

Pair Large Chinese Porcelain Tea Caddies, Famille Verte, 20th C
Located in Austin, TX
An attractive and highly decorative pair of large Chinese famille verte style enameled porcelain tea caddies and covers, with apocryphal Kangxi reign marks, early to mid 20th century...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Qing Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

Large Over Life-Sized Vintage Thai Bronze Buddha Head, circa 1970's
Located in Austin, TX
An large and impressive vintage Thai cast bronze Buddha head, U-Thong style, 1970's, Thailand. The larger than life-sized head beautifully cast with refined details. The Buddha's ...
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Vintage 1970s Thai Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Bronze

Chinese Archaistic Bronze "Arrow" Vase, Hu, Republic Period, China
Located in Austin, TX
An attractive and well cast Chinese archaistic bronze altar vase, hu, Republic Period (1911 to 1949), early 20th century, circa 1920, China. The vase of elegant proportions, with a...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Metalwork

Materials

Bronze

Pair Chinese Ming Dynasty Glazed Buddhist Lions and Attendants, 17th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A fantastic pair of large Chinese tileworks sancai glazed Buddhistic lions and attendants, late Ming Dynasty, first half of the 17th century, Shanxi, China. Presented on custom 20th ...
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Antique Mid-17th Century Chinese Ming Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Ceramic, Wood

Vintage Khmer Cast Bronze Head of Shiva, Angkor Wat Style, 1970's, Thailand
Located in Austin, TX
A well cast vintage Khmer, Angkor Wat style, bronze head of Shiva, circa 1970's, Thailand. Shiva, the Hindu god of creation, change and destruction, is identified by the third eye...
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Vintage 1970s Thai Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Bronze

Thai Sukhothai Cast Bronze Buddha Head, 15th/16th Century, Thailand
Located in Austin, TX
An exquisite Thai cast bronze Buddha head, Sukhothai kingdom, circa 15th century, Thailand. The Buddha's pleasing face, with its narrow, oval shape and sharp features is exemplary...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Thai Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Bronze

Thai Bronze Crowned Buddha Head, Ayutthaya Period, 17th C, Thailand
Located in Austin, TX
An enchanting Thai cast bronze head of a crowned Buddha, Ayutthaya period, 17th century, Thailand. The Buddha's face is simply gorgeous, with elegant, well defined features. The B...
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Antique 17th Century Thai Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Bronze

Japanese Lacquer Display Cabinet on Stand, Meiji Period, 19th Century, Japan
Located in Austin, TX
A spectacular Japanese lacquer and porcelain inlaid display cabinet on stand, kazaridana, Meiji Period, late 19th century, Japan. The sumptuous kazaridana of traditional display c...
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Antique 1880s Japanese Meiji Lacquer

Materials

Porcelain, Softwood, Lacquer

Korean Inlaid Lacquer Mandarin Duck Form Box, Early 20th Century, Korea
Located in Austin, TX
An absolutely lovely Korean black lacquer and abalone shell inlaid box in the form of a pair of Mandarin ducks, early 20th century, Korea. The two part box formed as a pair of int...
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Vintage 1920s Korean Lacquer

Materials

Abalone, Lacquer

Pair Chinese White Glazed Guanyin, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century, China
Located in Austin, TX
A sublime and rare pair of Chinese white glazed porcelain figures of Guanyin, attributed to Tang Ying (1682 - 1756), Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, China. This ethereal pair of whit...
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Antique 18th Century Chinese Qing Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

Pair Large Framed Japanese Calligraphy "Dragon" & "Tiger", Mid 20th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A large and powerful pair of Japanese calligraphic works, mid 20th century, Japan. One reading "Dragon", the other reading "Tiger". Ink on handmade paper, framed. The brush strok...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Expressionist Paintings and Screens

Materials

Paper

Large Chinese Carved Nephrite Jade Double Buddha's Hand Vase, Late Qing Dynasty
Located in Austin, TX
A large and graceful carved nephrite jade conjoined double vase in the form of a pair of Buddha's hands fruit (finger citron), late Qing Dynasty, circa 1900, China. The large and ...
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Antique Early 1900s Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Jade

Pair Chinese Carved Malachite Vases with Loose Ring Handles, Republic Period
Located in Austin, TX
A fine and well carved Chinese pair of carved malachite vases with loose ring handles and fitted bases, Republic Period, mid 20th century, China. The vases carved from solid malac...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Malachite, Wire

Sri Lankan Cast Bronze Seated Buddha, Kandyan Style, Early to Mid 19th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A large and heavy well cast bronze image of the Buddha seated in meditation, late or just post Kandyan period (1597 - 1815), early to mid 19th century, Sri Lanka. The Buddha sits ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Sri Lankan Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Bronze

Collection of Chinese Blanc de Chine Foo Dogs, 17th-19th Century, China
Located in Austin, TX
An absolutely wonderful assembled group of Chinese Blanc de Chine white glazed porcelain Buddhistic lion (foo lion, foo dog) joss stick holders, Qing Dynasty, late 17th - late 19th c...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

Chinese Brass Laughing Buddha, Budai, Shishou Mark, Qing Dynasty, China
Located in Austin, TX
A delightful heavily cast Chinese brass and silver inlaid figure of Budai, the Laughing Buddha, inlaid Shishou mark, Qing Dynasty, 19th century or earlier, China. Budai, often ref...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Silver, Brass

Korean White Glazed Porcelain Bottle Vase, Joseon Dynasty, 18th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A quiet and elegant Korean white glazed bottle vase, Joseon Dynasty, late 18th century, Korea. The graceful vase beautifully proportioned, resting on a short recessed foot, with a...
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Antique Late 18th Century Korean Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

Japanese Marquetry and Lacquer Jewelry Chest, Meiji Period, circa 1900, Japan
Located in Austin, TX
A very attractive Japanese wood table top jewelry or collector's chest with marquetry and lacquer decoration, Meiji period, circa 1900, Japan. Previously in the collection of Asbjorn...
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Antique Early 1900s Japanese Meiji Lacquer

Materials

Wood, Softwood, Lacquer

Japanese Gilt Wood Fukukenjaku Kannon, Meiji Period or Earlier, Japan
Located in Austin, TX
An attractive and esoteric Japanese carved and gilt wood figure of Fukukenjaku Kannon, Amoghapasa, Meiji period or earlier, Japan. Fukukenjaku Kannon is portrayed in an usual six...
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Antique Early 1900s Japanese Meiji Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Cypress

Vintage Japanese Oribe Ware Tea Bowl, Chawan, by Matsumoto Tetsuzan
Located in Austin, TX
A charming vintage Japanese oribe glazed chawan by Matsumoto Tetsuzan (b. 1955), Seto, Japan. The tea bowl, called a chawan, wonderfully potted with a high sides and a deep well....
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Early 2000s Japanese Edo Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

Japanese Bronze Dragon Suiban, Ikebana Vessel, Meiji Period, Japan
Located in Austin, TX
A quiet, yet powerful Japanese bronze suiban, low vessel for ikebana flower arranging, Meiji period, late 19th century, Japan. The low ikebana vessel, known as a suiban, of cast b...
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Antique 1890s Japanese Meiji Metalwork

Materials

Bronze

Boxwood and Lacquer Netsuke of Hotei by Shunsho, Meiji period, circa 1900, Japan
Located in Austin, TX
A charming and finely decorated carved and lacquered boxwood netsuke of Hotei by Shunsho (probably Shunsho XI, Masaoki), Meiji period, circa 1900, Japan. This delightful and color...
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Antique Early 1900s Japanese Meiji Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Boxwood, Lacquer

Carved Boxwood and Lacquer Netsuke of a Noh Dancer, Meiji Period, Japan
Located in Austin, TX
A fine lacquer decorated carved boxwood netsuke of a Noh dancer in a Hannya role, unsigned, Meiji period, late 19th century, Japan. The boxwood netsuke finely carved as a kneeling...
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Antique 1890s Japanese Meiji Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Boxwood, Lacquer

Japanese Lacquer Incense Box, Kogo, Momoyama or Edo Period, 16th/17th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A wonderful Japanese lacquer incense box, kogo, with a design of sparrows in flight, late Momoyama or early Edo Period, circa 1600, Japan. The small box, called a kogo, was used t...
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Antique Early 17th Century Japanese Edo Lacquer

Materials

Gold, Pewter

Japanese Ao-Oribe Glazed Stoneware Dish, Early Edo Period, 17th Century, Japan
Located in Austin, TX
A fine and rare Japanese ao-oribe glazed minoyaki stoneware dish, late Momoyama or early Edo period, 17th century, Japan. The circular dish of wheel thrown stoneware, glazed in the ...
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Antique 17th Century Japanese Edo Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

Chinese Qing Dynasty Porcelain Spotted Deer Brush Washer, Mid-19th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A charming and elegant Chinese brush washer in the form of a recumbent spotted deer, Qing dynasty, circa 1850. The graceful animal modeled with legs folded under its body, head tur...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

Materials

Porcelain

Pair of Chinese Amber Peking Glass Carved Bowls, Qing Dynasty, Late 19th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A fine pair of late 19th century Chinese Qing dynasty carved Peking glass bowls in a lovely amber hue. The matching Peking glass bowls carved with opposing scenes of birds amongst ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Decorative Bowls

Materials

Glass

Large Chinese Late Republic Period Famille Jaune et Rose Porcelain Vase
Located in Austin, TX
A large Chinese famille rose et jaune porcelain vase, with a six character Da Qing Guangxu Nian Zhi mark, but late Republic Period, circa 1940. Of unusual form, the tall vase is mol...
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Vintage 1940s Chinese Qing Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

Chinese Gray Lingbi Scholar Stone, Early 20th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A fantastic Chinese scholar's stone, called gongshi, of gray lingbi limestone, mounted on a hardwood stand, late Qing or early Republic, early 20th century, circa 1910, China . The ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

Materials

Limestone

Chinese Qing Dynasty Green Glazed Incense Burner, Late 19th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A charming Chinese green glazed pottery censer or incense burner, Qing Dynasty, late 19th century. Now suitable for use as a jardiniere or vase. The incense burner in glazed a deep ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Pottery

Ashanti Mother and Child Maternity Figure Carved by Osei Bonsu, Ghana
By Osei Bonsu
Located in Austin, TX
A fine Ashanti maternity figure by the master carver Osei Bonsu. The mother figure is seated on a simple backless chair. An infant lays calmly in her lap, one arm reaching towards a ...
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Mid-20th Century Ghanaian Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

Chinese Carved Zitan Figure of a Bodhisattva, Qing Dynasty
Located in Austin, TX
A finely carved Chinese zitan wood figure of an unidentified bodhisattva, possibly Guanyin, late Qing Dynasty, circa 1900, China. The androgynous figure has a plump, almost matronly ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Lapis Lazuli

Mid-Century Walnut Pencil or Pen Holder by Sergio Dello Strologo for Xilarte
By Sergio Dello Strologo, Xilarte
Located in Austin, TX
A highly sculptural Mid-Century pen or pencil holder and temper by Sergio Dello Strologo for Xilarte, Milano, Italy. Crafted of finely figured, turned walnut. The 12 slender, cylind...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Wood, Walnut

Japanese Art Nouveau Bronze Lobed Vase with Silver Overlay
Located in Austin, TX
An attractive Japanese Art Nouveau silver overlaid bronze vase, late Meiji period, early 20th century, Japan. A tall and elegant bronze vase of quatrefoil form, reminiscent of a sty...
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Vintage 1910s Japanese Art Nouveau Vases

Materials

Bronze, Silver

Minangkabau Crown Headdress, Suntiang, Mid 20th Century, Sumatra, Indonesia
Located in Austin, TX
A spectacular vintage Indonesia headdress or crown, suntiang, made and worn by the Minangkabau peoples, mid 20th century, circa 1960's or earlier, Sumatra, Indonesia. The large an...
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Vintage 1960s Indonesian Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Metal, Tin

Chinese Gray Potter Tripod Pouring Vessel, He, Warring States Period, China
Located in Austin, TX
An unusual Chinese gray pottery pouring vessel, he, Warring States or early Han Dynasty, circa 4th - 3rd century BC, China. The pouring vessel, called a he, is supported by triang...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Han Ceramics

Materials

Pottery

Antique Japanese Stone Jizo, Meiji Period, circa 1880, Japan
Located in Austin, TX
A charming Japanese carved stone figure of Jizo, Meiji period, late 19th century, Japan. Jizo Bosatsu, as the Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha is known in Japan, whose name means "Earth Wo...
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Antique 1880s Japanese Meiji Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Granite

Japanese Cloisonne Box by Inaba, Meiji Period, circa 1900, Japan
By Inaba Cloisonne Co.
Located in Austin, TX
A fine Japanese cloisonne hinged box with pheasant and autumn foliage, by Inaba Nanaho and the Inaba Cloisonne Company, Meiji period, circa 1900, Japan. The lovely jewelry or trin...
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Antique Early 1900s Japanese Meiji Metalwork

Materials

Copper, Enamel, Metal

Japanese Blue Cloisonne Box, Meiji Period, circa 1910, Japan
Located in Austin, TX
A beautifully decorated deep blue cloisonne hinged top box, Meiji period, circa 1910, Japan. The trinket or jewelry box featuring a slightly domed lid decorated with a bold design...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Decorative Boxes

Materials

Enamel, Metal, Copper

R & Y Augousti Large Shagreen Leather Jewelry Box, 1990's, France
By R & Y Augousti
Located in Austin, TX
A stunningly chic shagreen covered jewelry box featuring a geometric faceted architectural design to the lid, by R&Y Augousti, late 20th century, circa 1990's, France. The box craf...
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Late 20th Century French Modern Jewelry Boxes

Materials

Shagreen, Hardwood

Tibetan Leather Painted Trunk
Located in Austin, TX
A charming Tibetan painted leather storage trunk, 18th century, Tibet. Of smaller size, the softwood construction of the trunk covered by a richly tanned yak leather. The central p...
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Antique Late 18th Century Tibetan Tibetan Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

Chinese Carved Wood Bodhisattva Guanyin, Late Ming Dynasty, 17th Century
Located in Austin, TX
An attractive carved wood figure of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, known as Guanyin in China, late Ming Dynasty, early 17th century, China. Guanyin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion,...
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Antique Early 17th Century Chinese Ming Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood, Gesso

Chinese Gilt Bronze Amitabha Buddha, 20th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A heavy and finely cast gilt bronze image of the Buddha Amitabha, 20th century, China. Amitabha, the Buddha of Immeasurable Light, sits in vajrasana, full lotus position, upon a do...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Bronze

Chinese Dian Culture Large Gold Cuff, circa 2nd Century BC, Southern China
Located in Austin, TX
A large and impressive solid high karat gold cuff from the Dian Kingdom, circa 2nd century BC, modern day Yunnan Province, China. . This striking cuff is crafted from hand hammered ...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Han Antiquities

Materials

Gold

Chinese Craved Hardwood Coffee Table, Early 20th Century, China
Located in Austin, TX
A handsome Chinese carved hardwood coffee table with a design of dragons, Republic Period, early 20th century, circa 1920, China. The table well-proportioned and well-carved. The to...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Furniture

Materials

Hardwood

Gandharan Column Capital Fragment with an Image of the Buddha
Located in Austin, TX
A bold and expressive Gandharan carved gray schist column capital fragment, circa 2nd - 3rd century, ancient region of Gandhara. The fragment of a column capital carved in high reli...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Pakistani Hellenistic Sculptures

Materials

Schist

Japanese Cloisonne Box, Meiji Period, Late 19th Century, Japan
Located in Austin, TX
A very fine and intricately decorated Japanese cloisonné box and cover, Meiji period, late 19th century, Japan. The lidded trinket or jewelry box exquisitely decorated in the cloi...
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Antique 1890s Japanese Meiji Metalwork

Materials

Brass, Copper, Enamel

Ming Dynasty Longquan Celadon Dish with Geometric Design, 15th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A heavily potted and richly glazed celadon dish, Longquan kilns, early Ming Dynasty, mid 15th century, China. The large dish glazed in a deep olive celadon. The interior of the dis...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Ming Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Chinese Ming Dynasty Longquan Celadon Peony Deep Dish, 14th-15th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A beautiful Chinese celadon glazed deep dish with an impressed peony design to the center, Ming Dynasty, circa 1400, Longquan kilns, China. The lovey dish covered in an attractive ...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Ming Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

Densatil Gilt Bronze Caryatid Figure, Tibet, 15th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A heavy and solidly cast, richly gilt, bronze caryatid figure from Densatil Monastery, Central Tibet, early 15th century or earlier. Cast in the form of two four armed figures stand...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Tibetan Tibetan Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Chinese Export Turquoise Glazed Hawks, Late 19th Century, China
Located in Austin, TX
A wonderful pair of Chinese export turquoise glazed porcelain models of hawks, Qing Dynasty, late 19th century, China. The fierce birds of prey are well modeled and portrayed perch...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

Pair Italian Chinoiserie Porcelain Nodding Head Figures, Mid 20th Century, Italy
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Austin, TX
A fine pair of Italian porcelain chinoiserie nodding head figures of a Chinese Mandarin couple, made for the Marbo Lamp Company, circa 1960's, Inlay. The charming figures portrayed ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chinoiserie Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Yongzheng Chinese Export Style Famille Rose Large Charger, 20th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A large Yongzheng style Chinese porcelain charger decorated in beautiful famille rose enamels of pinks, blues, greens and yellows, 20th century, China. Painted in the Chinese expor...
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20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

Pair Chinese Export Famille Rose Figures of Immortals, 18th Century, China
Located in Austin, TX
A near pair of Chinese export porcelain figures of the Taoist immortal Li Tieguai, Qing Dynasty, late 18th century, China. The Daoist Immortal Li Tieguai, on of the Eight Immortals...
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Antique Late 18th Century Chinese Chinese Export Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

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