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20.  Large Scroll Painting of Tang Emperor Taizong’s Warhorse, Quanmaoguo Circa 1917

20. Large Scroll Painting of Tang Emperor Taizong’s Warhorse, Quanmaoguo Circa 1917

( ID: cc1269 )

Overall dimensions: 53” X 79” Price on request A painting of the Emperor Taizong’s (598 – 649 A.D.) warhorse, Quanmaoguo, circa 1917 by the famous Chinese artist Lu Yuexi. Painted and rubbed in ink and brush on paper laid onto silk, the painting has the seal of Li Yuexi at the bottom right corner. Emulating with wide brush strokes and utilizing a joint method of rubbing to skillfully differentiate the painting from the actual mausoleum sculpture, the subject of the painting, now at the University of Pennsylvania, the subject is represented in full monumental size with arrows received in...

22. Jade handled Sino-Tibetan Dagger with Buddhist iconography, 19th c.

22. Jade handled Sino-Tibetan Dagger with Buddhist iconography, 19th c.

( ID: cc1271 )

Overall dimensions: 35 cm Blade length: 21 cm Weight: .5lb Price on request A Chinese-made dagger for the Tibetan market, this object is decorated with Buddhist symbols and features a pale green jade handle of cylindrical elliptical form. The jade handle is delicately carved with a lip near the ricasso of the blade, which sits atop the scabbard. The silver scabbard is decorated with the eight auspicious Buddhist symbols gilded to highlight themselves from the lighter silver of the scabbard. The eight symbols include the Right coiled White Conch (sankha) symbolizing the deep a...

Beautiful Royal 18th C. Sino-Tibetan Gilded Iron Plaques- Seven Flaming Jewels of Royal Power Motif

Beautiful Royal 18th C. Sino-Tibetan Gilded Iron Plaques- Seven Flaming Jewels of Royal Power Motif

( ID: ca1243 )

A very fine paired set of 18th C. Tibetan gilded iron plaques with Sino-Tibetan designs of dragons centered around the Seven Jewels of Royal Power motif (rgyal srid rin chen sna bdun (LaRocca 2006). These Seven Jewels of Royalty are the: 1. Wheel 2. Jewel 3. Queen 4. Minister 5. Elephant 6. Horse 7. General. These seven possessions are the insignia and symbols of a Universal Monarch. The placque appears to have been split at some point but clearly displays the identical carving and are mirror images of each other, and may have been made in this manner specifically possible to be inset into ...

Price:$3,200
Rare 19th C. Chinese Qing Period Tiger Hook Sword Shuang Gou, of Chinese layered damascus steel

Rare 19th C. Chinese Qing Period Tiger Hook Sword Shuang Gou, of Chinese layered damascus steel

( ID: cs1188 )

A rare example of an original fighting Chinese tiger hook sword of the early 19th C. These were known as qian kun ri yue dao (literally "Heaven and Earth, Sun and Moon sword".  They had four components: The back, which is often used as a regular sword. The hook, which is used to trip enemies, catch weapons and for slashing. The end of the hilt, which is sharpened. The crescent guard, which is used for blocking, trapping and slashing. This example, unlike most examples, is an original fighting example with a beautifully lenticular cross section blade composed of layered la...

Price:$1,999
MAORI HEI TIKI GREEN NEPHRITE PENDANT

MAORI HEI TIKI GREEN NEPHRITE PENDANT

( ID: ka1065 )

A RARE MAORI HEI TIKI GREEN NEPHRITE PENDANT NEW ZEALAND, 20TH CENTURY. Size 3 1/4 " Some reference pictures below   ...

Price:$4,500
19th C. Maori New Zealand War Axe Toki Kakauroa or Turipou Circa 1845-1872 Maori Land Wars

19th C. Maori New Zealand War Axe Toki Kakauroa or Turipou Circa 1845-1872 Maori Land Wars

( ID: ka692 )

A fine and early example of a 19th C. circa 1845-1872 Maori war axe. These were the favored weapons of the feared Maori warriors during the attempted consolidation of the North and South Island by the British during the Maori Land Wars of. These examples were called Toki Kakauroa or turipou and were related other Maori war clubs and axes pouwkenua, tewhatewha, taiaha, and patiti. This example has a fine but aged axe head with the remains of the European or English trade maker name. The finely grained and patinaed haft is made of dark hardwood with some attractive carving at the top o...

Price:$1,800