This listing is for the TALLEST piece only- shown in EVERY photo. The others in the group photo have been included to give a relative feel for the size and colour of the piece on offer and are all available for sale SEPARATELY.
Vintage or Antique Natraj Shiva Dancing Hindu God Brass Figurine- definitely has considerable age to it (NOT NEW)- 22.5cm height- $88
Brass Buddha Head (I HAVE TWO BUT ONLY ONE IS IN THE MAIN PICTURE)- definitely vintage / antique and definitely done by hand- each is the same but when you look closely there are noticeable differences and it’s obvious the face has been carved and hand-scribed (eyes, nose and mouth have definitely been done BY HAND- $46 each. A listing for these 2 pieces has recently been added to our site. Click on the SEARCH box from our Home Page and type in “Brass”.
Tibetan Brass Snuff Lion c. early 1900’s- there is a separate listing for this piece- use our SEARCH to find it- just put “brass” into our search box
Background Info and Provenance
A HUGE (39 cm in height) brass sculpture of Lord Vishnu created BY HAND. Most metal deity-sculptures are about 11 cm in height- this is huge compared to those. I’ve been told this piece was done in 1800’s- I’m no expert in this field but have been dealing in vintage items for 17 years. I’m certain it’s antique but just how old it is I don’t know. It’s got a beautiful AUTHENTIC patina and has been treasured and used as a meditation deity- I estimate for over 100 years. Old techniques were employed to create the piece which are rarely (or never) used anymore. If you look at any of the new replicated ones and compare, the differences are obvious. All the new ones have been created by pouring metal into a mould- therefore all the decorative elements are quite pronounced- not so with this one. If you look closely it becomes obvious that many of the finer decorative elements have been later HAND-CARVED. The piece has been extremely well done with an attention to detail that is lost in the new ones.
Vishnu is one of the principal deities of Hinduism, and the Supreme Being in its Vaishnavism tradition. Vishnu is the “preserver” of life. He has four arms which indicate his all-powerful and all-pervasive nature. His physical existence is represented by the two arms in the front, while the two arms at the back represent his presence in the spiritual world
The thing I love most about this piece is its auspicious nature. It’s calming and centering to have around because it has been used as a meditation deity for years. It’s got great prana (life energy) too because the mould and various finer details were all done by hand. It’s a high-quality piece with beautiful detailing and one I see lasting forever.
Why buy something mass-produced by machines, made from toxic chemical resins when antique metal pieces look at least as good and have character the new ones will never have? (The resin ones are susceptible to breaks and chips and ending up as landfill- to me it makes no sense having them made.) When you invest in antique items for your home you have the bonus of owing a piece with investment appeal (this piece should NOT lose any value in the future). I did extensive research online before listing it. I could see NONE others worldwide that came close to resembling this one. Various comparable antique deities are around $550-$1200- this one is by far the cheapest offering of a comparable item worldwide that I could find. Investment appeal aside by “recycling” antique treasures you’re reducing your carbon footprint.
This metal sculpture (I’ve been told it’s brass) is in excellent condition with no damage to report. It’s an ANTIQUE piece- I’d say well over 100 years old. It shows signs of age and “flaws” from the creation process- IT’S DONE BY HAND. I was told it was 1800’s when I bought it- it has authentic antique patina. It shows lots of small marks and scuffs from use over many years. The patina is natural and authentic unlike the simulated patina you sometimes see on new replicated deities. This piece presents beautifully and I see no reason why it won’t last forever.
Measurements. Height- 39cm. Across- 13cm. Depth- 9.5cm. Weight- 1300 grams. Read our 1190+ feedback comments (ALL for vintage design SALES). This is your guarantee that I strive to describe my items as accurately as I can and I will not stock items unless they are in excellent condition.
PICK-UP . . . from 30 or 40 minutes North of BRISBANE city is accepted but postage is preferred as my home is hard to find. Because of this I will nominate a friend or family member for you to collect the item from if you need collection. Pick-up in person must be worked out prior to purchase- thank you. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ POSTAGE is offered internationally. All our Decorative Arts pieces are delivered through AUSTRALIA POST. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ POSTAGE ESTIMATES. . . . ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ To BRISBANE- most of our pieces cost $15 - $18 to send. . . To SYDNEY or MELBOURNE- Small Vase- around $20 - $23, Medium Vase- around $20 - $25, Large Vase- around $24 - $30. Let us know if you need an EXACT COST for postage prior to purchase. The above postage estimates include $2.95 for a signature on delivery. . . INSURANCE against being lost or broken in transit up to the value of $200 is included in the estimates above. If your vase is cheaper or more expensive than $200 this will effect your postage fee slightly. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A BOXING FEE of $3.00 is included in the fee above to cover the cost of searching for and storing used packing materials. With the millions of cardboard boxes that end up as landfill every year we don’t believe in supporting the manufacture of boxes for post. Instead of buying new boxes and packing materials and passing this cost onto our customers we spend considerable time sourcing used boxes and then fashioning boxes to fit each item. We do the same for bubble-wrap and foam pieces. This requires a large investment of time, energy, ingenuity, organization and storage space- it is much easier and cheaper to buy new packing materials but I can’t justify taking the easy way out when so much packing material ends up polluting our earth. Our $3.00 charge does little to pay for the time (and storage) needed do this and to pack your item (there is also the time needed to get your package to the post office). This is something we’re happy to do for our customers and the environment. We appreciate your support in this area.
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