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    All antiques for sale from William Mitchell

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    • A South East Asian Circular Stoneware Food Strainer

      A South East Asian Circular Stoneware Food Strainer

      william mitchell, baguio city, philippines

      With pierced cover, the exterior loosely painted predominantly in blue and pink with an extensive landscape.This is quite a rustic piece and would serve very well as an object of ethnic decor. Sourced in Vietnam....

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    • Chinese Rattan Sweets Container

      Chinese Rattan Sweets Container

      william mitchell, baguio city, philippines

      This provincial Chinese circular lacquered rattan sweets container has a Qing Dynasty design of a nobleman and attendant in gold lacquer. The tray is made of brass and has several compartments for sweets. 1920s

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    • Red Lacquer Wedding Box

      Red Lacquer Wedding Box

      william mitchell, baguio city, philippines

      This is a red and round lacquer gift box for a bride which would have been presented with gifts, including items of gold. There are etchings on the cover and script runs around the entire...

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    • Red, Black and Gold Chinese Basket

      Red, Black and Gold Chinese Basket

      william mitchell, baguio city, philippines

      Red, black and gold Chinese basket with gold images and patterns. On the cover is the gold image of a nobleman and attendant. Baskets of this type can be for gifts or to carry food....

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    • 3 Images of Buddha in Silver

      3 Images of Buddha in Silver

      william mitchell, baguio city, philippines

      These 3 pieces are images of the Buddha made from thin strips of silver. They are from a votive tablet. These could be displayed or even encased in frames and be used as pendants. 19th...

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    • A Pair of Framed Ink on Paper Paintings of Noble Ladies at Leisure

      A Pair of Framed Ink on Paper Paintings of Noble Ladies at Leisure

      william mitchell, baguio city, philippines

      This is a pair of ink on paper drawings of noble ladies at leisure and in a garden with an attendant. Each is in an oval frame. These drawings are attractive and communicate a sense...

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    • Wood Statue of Quan Yin, Goddess of Compassion

      Wood Statue of Quan Yin, Goddess of Compassion

      william mitchell, baguio city, philippines

      This is a folk rendering in wood of Quan Yin, the Goddess of Compassion, and she is one of the most popular deities in all of Asia. You will find images of Quan Yin not...

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    • A Pair of Carved and Gilt Khmer Dancers

      A Pair of Carved and Gilt Khmer Dancers

      william mitchell, baguio city, philippines

      This vintage pair of carved Khmer dancers in gold lacquer is absolutely charming and guaranteed to light up any room. These were acquired at the antiques marked in Phnom Penh in the early 1990s and...

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    • Cotton Wedding Banner with Silk Border

      Cotton Wedding Banner with Silk Border

      william mitchell, baguio city, philippines

      This charming banner features lively embroidered decorations of a pair of phoenix, female symbols, at the top and a pair of dragons, male symbols, along the top, each pair vying for the sun. This would...

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    • Bronze Tobacco Box from Burma

      Bronze Tobacco Box from Burma

      william mitchell, baguio city, philippines

      On this bronze box cover are military figures in deep repoussé. On the cover are military figures, each beside a kneeling attendant. Each side is populated with nats, or earth spirits. Encrustation and some verdigris,...

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    • Hand Carved Ifugao Wooden Ritual Box

      Hand Carved Ifugao Wooden Ritual Box

      william mitchell, baguio city, philippines

      This is a fine example of Filipino tribal art of the Ifugao people who inhabit the mountain provinces. The cover is an image of the Rice God. This box was used by a shaman to...

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    • Illustrated Shaman Text from Vietnam

      Illustrated Shaman Text from Vietnam

      william mitchell, baguio city, philippines

      This text for a shaman or shaman apprentice is quite visual with more than 70 pages of illustrations. It is from the Sapa area which is north and in the mountain region. Pages are worn...

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    • Divination Book from Vietnam

      Divination Book from Vietnam

      william mitchell, baguio city, philippines

      This very interesting item is a divination text that would be used by a shaman/fortuneteller. It reflects traditional beliefs of many Vietnamese about how the feet of chicken can be used to analyze events. For...

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    • Miniature Burmese Palm Leaf Astrology Manuscript

      Miniature Burmese Palm Leaf Astrology Manuscript

      william mitchell, baguio city, philippines

      The size of this manuscript makes it quite interesting. It would have been used for astrology, a very common practice in Burma (Myanmar). The images are not refined and were probably the work of an...

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    • The Eight Immortals Playing a Board Game, Embroidery on Cotton and Silk

      The Eight Immortals Playing a Board Game, Embroidery on Cotton and Silk

      william mitchell, baguio city, philippines

      In this beautiful piece of embroidery, the Eight Immortals are playing a board game beneath trees and under a red sun. Cranes, symbols for longevity, fly above. Sino-Viet, Vietnam. 45 x 34 inches and is...

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    • Banner of Eight Immortals and Guardian Lions, Embroidery on Silk and Cotton

      Banner of Eight Immortals and Guardian Lions, Embroidery on Silk and Cotton

      william mitchell, baguio city, philippines

      In this nicely embroidered piece, we find the Eight Immortals above, each with the symbol which identifies him. Each of the Eight Immortals has a particular power able to bestow life or destroy evil. Collectively,...

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    • Chinese Embroidery on Silk and Cotton for the Wedding Chamber

      Chinese Embroidery on Silk and Cotton for the Wedding Chamber

      william mitchell, baguio city, philippines

      This nice piece of Chinese embroidery features a pair of phoenix (female symbols) on either side of an embroidered banner which contains characters which convey well wishes. Above it are stylized bats, symbols for good...

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    • North Vietnam Vintage Hmong Textile

      North Vietnam Vintage Hmong Textile

      william mitchell, baguio city, philippines

      This vintage Hmong embroidery is very detailed and the originally bright colors have faded and become nicely subtle. Apart from some minor fraying, it is in very good condition and would a make rich wall...

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    • North Vietnam Vintage Hmong Textile

      North Vietnam Vintage Hmong Textile

      william mitchell, baguio city, philippines

      This vintage Hmong embroidery is very detailed and the originally bright colors have faded and become nicely subtle. Apart from some minor fraying, it is in very good condition and would a make rich wall...

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    • Burmese Protective Magic or Spirit Shirt (Tabard)

      Burmese Protective Magic or Spirit Shirt (Tabard)

      william mitchell, baguio city, philippines

      This is a protective silk textile full of charts, incantations, protective creatures and spirits on the front, back and sleeves. This shirt (called a “tabard”) may be worn or simply kept as a form of...

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    • Magic Cloth from Burma on Linen (Mandala)

      Magic Cloth from Burma on Linen (Mandala)

      william mitchell, baguio city, philippines

      This cloth is used for magic and astrology. The icons include ogre spirits who have the power to exorcise evil spirits.that possess humans. There is also the image of Buddha. All are borne on the...

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    • Octagonal Mother of Pearl Tray

      Octagonal Mother of Pearl Tray

      william mitchell, baguio city, philippines

      This octagonal tray with mother of pearl inlay comes from Cambodia. The designs are fish, trees and geometric shapes. This tray may have been part of a set used for betel nut or for tea....

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    • Red and Gold Lacquer Altar Box, Vietnam

      Red and Gold Lacquer Altar Box, Vietnam

      william mitchell, baguio city, philippines

      A rectangular gilt box with relief carvings at the top and along each side. The images are coiled dragons among clouds and flora. A dragon face is carved on each foot. The interior with a...

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    • A Pair of Carved Lacquer Panels of Birds and Flora

      A Pair of Carved Lacquer Panels of Birds and Flora

      william mitchell, baguio city, philippines

      A beautiful and elegant pair of carved lacquer panels of birds among flowers. These may have been a part of a bed or another piece of furniture. Vietnam. Late 19th-early 20th century.

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    • A Burmese Repousse Copper Bowl

      A Burmese Repousse Copper Bowl

      william mitchell, baguio city, philippines

      The bulbous bowl with a band of five smiling nats and stylized floral designs. Bowl exterior is in good condition overall while the interior shows some encrustation and general wear commensurate with age. 3 inches...

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