Burmese Buddha Statues | Chinese Asian Antiques
- Bronze Buddha statues – Metal casting began in India around 3500 BC where the earliest know lost wax casting was perfected. Craftsmen in Burma have been making beautiful bronze Buddha statues for over a thousand years using the lost wax method adopted from India.
- Burmese Alabaster Buddha Statues – Marble and alabaster used to craft Buddha statues in Myanmar is reputed to be the hardest marble in the world.
- Burmese Wood Buddha Statues – Teak wood once in abundance in Myanmar is slowly being depleted due to deforestation. Many of the beautiful monasteries and old Buddha statues are made from teak wood. Today other types of hard wood is being used for sculpting Buddha statues and there are currently projects in Myanmar to regenerate teak wood forests.
- Burmese Hollow Lacquer Buddha Statues – Crafting a hollow lacquer Buddha statue is a lengthy process and can take more than three months to complete. They are light, easy to carry and extremely long lasting.
- Rare Buddhist Iconography – It is inconclusive as to where the rare beautifully and intricately carved eight scene andagu stone stela originated from. Some scholars think they may have been brought from India by Buddhist monks or merchants, others believe that they could have been crafted in Myanmar.
Chinese Antiques | Porcelain | Pottery
- Han Dynasty – Ming Dynasty the ritualistic practice of burying miniature objects referred to as mingqi with the departed was extremely popular during these dynasty’s. The main objective to this ritual was to provide comfort and familiarity to the deceased during his or her journey into the afterlife.
- Miniature Mingqi terracotta objects made to accompany the deceased into the afterlife were often those that they were attached to, loved or were relevant in their daily life, such as a miniature copy of a much loved house or animal, objects that were important to their livelihood, or just basic objects that were of a utilitarian nature, such as wine vessels, cooking pots, tables, chairs and food offerings.
- A collection of miscellaneous vintage collectibles and Chinese Asian Antique porcelain, pottery and earthenware dating from the Shang Dynasty through to 20th Century.
S. E. Asian Antiques | Indonesian Keris | Collectibles
- Keris-Kris – The national weapon of both Indonesia and Malaysia, although no longer considered a weapon. Today the keris/kris is still worn on ceremonial occasions in Malaysia and Indonesia.
- Antique, Vintage and Collectibles: From Tibet, Nepal, India, Thailand and Laos include hand woven Pidan and Ikat textiles, Buddhist talismans and amulets, Tibetan Buddhist ritual object such as Gao prayer boxes, Tsa Tsa and carved conch shells. Tribal objects from Borneo and Papua New Guinea.