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  • Antique Attendant with Celestial Scarf, China (16726HKE)

    H: 25”  W: 7.5”  D: 6” | CALL 213-568-3030 FOR SHIPPING

    This lovely carving of a beautiful young woman represents an attendant that would have been housed on a home altar or shrine to accompany an enlightened Buddhist or Taoist figure at whom she modestly gazes.  Her hands, covered by a draped ritual cloth, hold offerings, she wears a fine tiered robe that falls gracefully to her shoes, her head is topped by a decorative scalloped headdress and a ribbon swirls around her implying her significant power, weightlessness or being in the heavens. The carving is in excellent condition with painting and applied lacquer over the back as well as the front and its lustrous patina attained over centuries adds depth and softness to the image. This is truly an elegant and forceful statue symbolizing the bestowal of blessings and longevity.

  • Antique Bodhisattva in Meditation, China (16082XSKE)

    H: 17.5″  W: 10.25″   D: 8.75″ | CALL FOR SHIPPING QUOTE

    This exquisite 18th-century statue is a Bodhisattva, probably Guanyin  seated in meditation hands gently rest in her lap and feet in padmasana.  She is exquisitely portrayed as a beautiful young woman with downcast eyes in an aura of serenity and compassion, a humble, unpretentious yet elegant being with smooth, gentle flowing lines that creates an air of peaceful spirituality. Every strand of her beautify bun is carved with definition, and in perfect order. The original polychrome and lacquer finish has transformed into a silver hue with a soft patina.

  • Antique Bronze Miniature Stupa/Pagoda, Nepal (3207LME)

    H: 3.25” Dia: 2.25″ | FREE SHIPPING!

    This 18th-century antique hand-made bronze 7-level stupa/pagoda was made in Nepal and was purchased in the 1970s in Kathmandu. This fine example has decorative details around the base and two of the round eaves have scalloped edges. It was used for personal devotion on a home altar or shrine. Antique Buddhist items are now extremely scarce in Nepal.

  • Antique Buddha as an Infant Standing on a Lion, China (19405DRK)

    H: 9″  W: 3.625″  D: 3.5″ | FREE UPS SHIPPING!

    This rare carving of the infant Buddha with well defined features is clearly a provincial rendering that uniquely departs from traditional renderings. He holds a monk’s begging bowl as he points to the heavens and he stands on a lion’s head rather than a lotus, demonstrating that Shakyamuni Buddha is the lion of the Shakya clan. Given its small size, it was probably displayed on a home altar.

  • Antique Buddha as an Infant, China (16488BKE)

    H: 17”  W: 5”  D: 5” | CALL/EMAIL FOR SHIPPING QUOTE

    This woodcarving of the Buddha as an infant is remarkable because of the way it has survived. As with many Chinese wood carvings there extensive deteriorated from age/insect damage. While there is total loss to the arms, legs and torso, it is virtually untouched from the neck up.  This is a piece for lovers of wood, with the the body worn to a delicately smooth but irregular surface. It is probably more striking than original piece, as its erosion shows the random miracle of chance.  




  • Antique Carved Buddha in Freedom from Fear, Laos (3148LKE)

    H: 20”  W: 3.75”  D: 3.75” | CALL 213-568-3030 FOR SHIPPING

    This antique Lao Buddha stands in refined dignity displaying inner tranquility and strength, hands in abhaya mudra that connotes reassurance, divine protection, and dispelling fear and signifies Buddha’s spiritual power as he bestows protection from evil and ignorance and conveys “fear not” to devotees.  As typical of Lao Buddhas he is covered in gilt visually reflecting his golden skin and a finial or radiance as a flame emerging from his. His  wet style Buddha robe that is smooth and graceful in its simplicity and adds elegance to the carving.

  • Antique Carved Jambupati Buddha, Burma/Myanmar (3257VKHO)

    H: 26”  W: 10”  D: 5” | CALL 213-568-3030 FOR SHIPPING

    This rare, elegant, gilt covered Jambupati Buddha wears regal Burmese court attire with luxuriant jewelry and huge decorative flanges surrounding his multi-layered elaborate faceted crown  topped by an elongated ushnisha. Seated on a high ornate multi-tiered waisted throne in Earth Witnessing position, he looks directly at onlookers with strength and a sweet smile to emphasize his spiritual and material power.

  • Antique Carved Lacquered Pair of Fu Lions on Pedestals, China (19074ASE)

    H: 12″  D: 7″  D: 7.75″

    This very fine pair of antique carved males fu lions represents the dual nature of these mythical animals: as protective images they are powerful and fierce, as Buddhist images they are whimsical with smiling faces, dangling tongues, hanging ears and bushy tails. They are extremely well carved with harnesses and bells around their necks, detailed manes and tails on high intricately decorated bases to signal their importance. Perfect for enhancing feng shui in a home or office, large finely decorative wood pairs like this are extremely hard to find.

  • Antique Carved Mazu, Protector of the Sea, China (19415PRO)

    H: 5.5”  W: 3.375  D: 3” | FREE SHIPPING

    This antique figurine presented a matronly version of Mazu, Empress of Heaven in a horseshoe chair, feet on a pedestal. Wearing gold earrings, hat topped with a phoenix and dressed in a scalloped cloud collar and layered robes with wide sleeves, she grasps her belt with her left hand, an officiial gesture. Carved from dense wood with well-articulated features,  remnants of the original red pigmentation remain and it is covered by lacquer naturally darkened from candle and incense smoke. It is in very good condition despite a crack on the base, a missing fingertip and expected scrapes and minor losses of pigments and lacquer due to age and use.

  • Antique Elegant Queen Mother of the West, China (16096JASK)

    H: 17.25”  W:  8”  D” 6” | CALL 213-568-3030 FOR SHIPPING

    This extremely fine image portrays the Queen Mother of the West as an elegant resolute mature woman with an indomitable stare seated on a traditional backless throne set on a high pedestal. Her ornate headdress is centered by a massive phoenix representing the sun and her authority which is almost as large as her head. She is officially and gracefully garbed with hands under a ritual cloth that used to hold her staff. The entire image is a triangular form culminating in the triangular shaped bird in the center of her headdress which adds to its stature, stability and power. She is still revered as a patron deity of women, a divine teacher who control the length of people’s lives and is closely associated with the cultivation of virtue and immortality.  On her holy birthday devotees, especially women, gather in temples to hold celebration rituals.


  • Antique Folk Carving of Guanyin, Amitabha in Crown (16837HEM )

    H: 33.5″  W: 33″  D: 10″ | CALL 213-568-3030 FOR SHIPPING

    Statues like this Guanyin in the Mahayana Pure Land Buddhist tradition were especially popular during the Ming and Qing dynasties. This carving epitomizes the best of folk art spiritual traditions of provincial folk art who rejected imperial constructs and replaced them with provincial traditions that combined Buddhist, Taoist and Popular Religion traditions. Humble, charming and approachable portrayals of Guanyin in modest attire like this were placed in most homes and temples in areas outside imperial influence.

  • Antique Guanyin a Holding Scroll, China (16420LKE)

    H: 14.5″  W: 6.5″  D: 5.5″

    Masterfully carved, this Guanyin has gentle curves thrusting her weight in opposing directions in a lyrical posture in lalitsana. Her refined  right hand with gentle elongated fingers rests on her right knee and her left extends across her body to hold a scroll, symbolizing  the Lotus Sutra, one of the Buddhist scriptures where her deeds and powers are enumerated or the Dharma which she constantly reads. Portrayed as a mature compassionate woman in serene repose, her delicate face has half-closed almond eyes, pursed lips, and full cheeks. Her hair is atop her head in a chignon and she wears a loose robe open at the chest and tied at the waist. The deeply carved folds of the robe and the patterns on the rocky outcrop on which she sits exemplify the artisan’s superior craftsmanship.


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