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Fine Chinese Antiquities in New York City

Marble Buddha Head.   Benevolent expression with smoothly curved eyebrows and delicate carved lips.  Hair carved in tight coils, simple spirals.  Good patina with traces of roots on surface.  Sixth Century, Northern Qi (AD 550-577).  H. 12 in (30.5 cm), H. 17 in (43 cm) (with base), D. 7.5 in (19 cm).


Marble Seated Buddha.  With a partial halo or nimbus, this figure of buddha is seated in a lotus position with a serene and benevolent expression and right hand on a blessing position.  Sixth Century, Northern Qi (AD 550-577).  H. 9.37 in (23.8 cm).


Very rare and unusual traveling bronze tea pot.  The pot rests in three collapsible legs shaped as horse's hoofs  which fold when closing.  Similarly, the handles detaches and folds.  Tang Dynasty  (AD618-907).  H. 6 in (15.2 cm), L. 10.25 in (26 cm) (fully extended).


Bronze portable oil lamp with folding lid.  Half of the cover opens upward with a middle hinge shaped as a male kneeling figure.  As the upper section held the wick and flame, the lower vessel stored oil.  Early Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220).   H. 5.5 in (14 cm), L. 6 in (15.2 cm).


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Huanghuali Seal Chest.  Rectangular shape with top opening.  Two doors in the front open to four internal drawers.  Baitong fittings and bail handles to the side.  Possibly Yinxia, 18th C.  L. 12 in (30.5 cm), W. 9.25 in (23.4 cm), H. 12 in (30.5 cm).


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