Archive for the 'Bronze – Chinese' Category

20
Oct
14

Pair XL Bronze Chinese Foo Dogs Keiloon Fu Temple Statue China

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Pair XL Bronze Chinese Foo Dogs Keiloon Fu Temple Statue China

Pair XL Bronze Chinese Foo Dogs Keiloon Fu Temple Statue China

– Stunning pair of bronze Chinese foo dogs
– Large pair at almost four feet tall
– In ancient Chinese mythology they are seen to ward off evil spirits, much like gargoyles in the European tradition
– Hence these are a great pair of gatekeepers for any property
– There is a wonderful pair outside the Chinese Mann theatre in Hollywood I recently spied
– Of course being bronze these can live outside with no fear of rusting
– Please let us know if you would like to view this piece in our Canonbury Antiques Herts showroom, just 25 minutes north of London
– Offered in great shape ready for home use right away
– We ship to every corner of the planet – please get in touch for a shipping quote

CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS PAIR XL BRONZE CHINESE FOO DOGS KEILOON FU TEMPLE STATUE CHINA ON CANONBURY ANTIQUES

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17
Jan
14

Bronze Bust Chinese Man Statue Figurine Signed Chih-Fan

CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS BRONZE BUST CHINESE MAN STATUE FIGURINE SIGNED CHIH-FAN ON CANONBURY ANTIQUES

– This bronze is based in our Los Angeles store where we will ship from, please contact for shipping quote
– Stunning bronze bust of a Chinese man on a marble base
– Piece is signed Chih-Fan Han Yang-Chine on the base of the bust – please see close up photo
– Really great piece, man exudes happiness with his large smile
– Collectors piece
– Bronze is offered in great shape with no signs of damage
– Will ship to anywhere in the world

 

CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS BRONZE BUST CHINESE MAN STATUE FIGURINE SIGNED CHIH-FAN ON CANONBURY ANTIQUES

18
Oct
13

Canonbury Antiques Launches Bronze Zoo

The world’s first bronze zoo – you’re having a (bronze)giraffe aren’t you?

Come view our massive range of bronze animals at our Canonbury Antiques showroom just north of London in Potters Bar:

Canonbury Antiques Launch Bronze Zoo

Canonbury Antiques Launch Bronze Zoo

Entrance is free, the animals don’t bite and there are no disgusting pongs as in normal zoos. We have bronze gorillas, giraffes, alligators, deer, frogs, bronze stags, bronze bears, bronze elephants, deer, rats, cats, frogs, toads, bronze goats, bronze horses and bronze dogs (many breeds).

Bronze animals are great as being bronze they can live outside with no fear of rusting – plus they don’t take much feeding. Snap up a bargain on a crocodile, our prices on a family of stags aren’t too deer – taxi!

 

 

 

 

 

 

09
Aug
12

Bronze Bust Chinese Man Statue Figurine Signed Chih-Fan Han Yang-Chine

CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS BRONZE BUST CHINESE MAN STATUE FIGURINE SIGNED CHIH-FAN HAN YANG-CHINE ON CANONBURY ANTIQUES

 

Bronze Bust Chinese Man Statue Figurine Signed Chih-Fan Han Yang-Chine

Bronze Bust Chinese Man Statue Figurine Signed Chih-Fan Han Yang-Chine

 

– This bronze is based in our Los Angeles store where we will ship from, please contact for shipping quote
– Stunning bronze bust of a Chinese man on a marble base
– Piece is signed Chih-Fan Han Yang-Chine on the base of the bust – please see close up photo
– Really great piece, man exudes happiness with his large smile
– Collectors piece
– Bronze is offered in great shape with no signs of damage
– Will ship to anywhere in the world

 

CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS BRONZE BUST CHINESE MAN STATUE FIGURINE SIGNED CHIH-FAN HAN YANG-CHINE ON CANONBURY ANTIQUES

07
Aug
12

TANG CHINESE WATER BUFFALOW AND CONFUCIANISM SCHOLAR

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TANG CHINESE WATER BUFFALOW AND CONFUCIANISM SCHOLAR

TANG CHINESE WATER BUFFALOW AND CONFUCIANISM SCHOLAR

You are viewing a wonderful sculpture of a Chinese scholar of Confucianism sitting on the back of a water buffalow. The piece is cast from brown bronze and is Tang in style due to the intricate patterns etched and painted in gold on the surface of the brown bronze depicting at times Chinese symbols and patterns, some almost Celtic in style and design. These are hand painted so you can imagine the level of craftmanship that has gone into this particular piece, not to say the time taken.

It’s a wonderful study and depicts the serene looking scholar with his book open as this faithful water buffalo leads him around. He is believed to be a scholar of Confucianism due to the fact he is travelling and would be spreading the word of Confucius.

This would make a unique decorative item for your home and its a wonderful study. The bronze is hollow cast so not too heavy and it has a lovely patina to it.

Historiography was an interest of Chinese scholars from very early times, and it was invested with the task of conveying applicable lessons for human life. The lessons of history were an integral part of all Chinese learning, an attitude strongly emphasized by Confucius, who stressed the importance of exemplary history and the keeping of authentic records. The Shujing (Book of History), containing documents from the early and middle Zhou dynasty (c. 1122-256 bc), and the Chunqiu (Spring and Autumn Annals), chronicling the history of Confucius’s home state of Lu between 722 and 481 bc, were two of the Five Classics of Confucianism.

The Tang dynasty saw a tremendous cultural flowering. Tang institutions and culture were adopted and imitated in Korea and Japan, while Tang culture benefited from the cosmopolitan influences of the far-flung empire. Chinese Buddhism reached its highpoint under the early Tang, with the celebrated pilgrim Xuanzang bringing back Buddhist sutras from India in the mid-7th century; Islam, Manichaeism, and even Judaism were also represented in Tang China. Tang Buddhist missionaries were immensely important to the spread of the religion in Japan and Korea.

Being bronze this will last forever without rusting and hence is a great investment as it will always appreciate in value. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing and nice to look at they can also become heirlooms.

Bronze is any of several alloys consisting mainly of copper and tin. Neither ancient nor modern bronzes consist only of these two metals. Zinc, lead, and silver were added to bronze alloys by Greek and Roman founders for use in tools, weapons, coins, and objects of art. Zinc, lead, and other metals are occasionally present in modern bronze.

Related to the African water buffalo, yak, American bison, European bison, and four-horned antelope, the Asian water buffalo, Bubalus bubalis, has been domesticated and is now found throughout India, Asia, South America, Europe, and southern Africa.

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03
Aug
12

CHINESE TANG BRONZE ELEPHANT & BOY CASTING ELEPHANTS

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CHINESE TANG BRONZE ELEPHANT & BOY CASTING ELEPHANTS

CHINESE TANG BRONZE ELEPHANT & BOY CASTING ELEPHANTS

You are viewing a fabulous hollow bronze casting of an elephant with a small boy sitting on top. The piece is very characterful and fun, as the small boy appears to be laughing his head off and the elephant blowing his trunk. Perhaps they are in a race of some sort?

It would make for a great decorative item for your home and would particularly appeal to collectors of Eastern objects of art and rarities. We cannot find a signature on the piece. It is offered in perfect condition and has a wonderful patina to it.

The piece is Tang in style due to the intricate patterns etched and painted in gold on the surface of the brown bronze depicting at times Chinese symbols and patterns, some almost Celtic in style. This is hand painted so you can imagine the level of craftmanship that has gone into this particular piece, not to say the time taken – please see close up picture. Overall the patina to the bronze has a lovely dark brown to it.

The Tang dynasty saw a tremendous cultural flowering. Tang institutions and culture were adopted and imitated in Korea and Japan, while Tang culture benefited from the cosmopolitan influences of the far-flung empire. Chinese Buddhism reached its highpoint under the early Tang, with the celebrated pilgrim Xuanzang bringing back Buddhist sutras from India in the mid-7th century; Islam, Manichaeism, and even Judaism were also represented in Tang China. Tang Buddhist missionaries were immensely important to the spread of the religion in Japan and Korea.

Being bronze this will last forever without rusting and hence is a great investment as it will always appreciate in value. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing and nice to look at they can also become heirlooms.

Bronze is any of several alloys consisting mainly of copper and tin. Neither ancient nor modern bronzes consist only of these two metals. Zinc, lead, and silver were added to bronze alloys by Greek and Roman founders for use in tools, weapons, coins, and objects of art. Zinc, lead, and other metals are occasionally present in modern bronze.

CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS CHINESE TANG BRONZE ELEPHANT & BOY CASTING ELEPHANTS ON CANONBURY ANTIQUES




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