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Friday Finds: Brilliant Bronze

Sino-Tibetan 18th Century Gilt Bronze Figure of Mahakala

Used in items as varied as armor and tools, fireplace accessories and musical instruments, Bronze is a ubiquitous and durable metal that has been around for thousands of years.

Luristan bronze sword

Luristan bronze sword, circa 1000 BC. [ Palmyra Heritage | Gallery #16 | 212.319.1077 | morris@palmyraheritagegallery.com ]

This copper-based metal was the most popular metal throughout the lengthy “Bronze Age” (3300-2100 BC) – and remains popular today.

Our galleries have many brilliant antique bronze pieces.

Here are just a few from the 18th and 19th Century.

French Gilt Bronze Fire Chenets

French Gilt Bronze Fire Chenets at Lev Tov Antiques - at the Manhattan Art & Antiques Center

French Gilt Bronze Fire Chenets. Gilt bronze, France, 1890 [ Lev Tov Antiques| Gallery #93 | 212.308.3516 | hlebto@msn.com ]

Grand Tour Bronze Sculpture of Narcissus

Bronze Sculpture of Narcissus at Sakai Antiques Inc. - at the Manhattan Art & Antiques Center

Grand Tour Bronze Sculpture of Narcissus. Bronze, Italy, 19th century. [ Sakai Antiques Inc. | Gallery # 9 | 212.486.8900 | rsakai@verizon.net ]

Gilt Bronze Charger with Mythological Scene

Gilt Bronze Charger with Mythological Scene - F & P Associates - at The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center

Gilt Bronze Charger with Mythological Scene. A fine gilt bronze charger featuring a raised mythological scene. Gilt bronze, France, 19th century. [ F & P Associates | Gallery #83 | 212.644.5885 | fp26@verizon.net ]

Sino-Tibetan 18th Century Gilt Bronze Figure of Mahakala

18th Century Gilt Bronze Figure of Mahakala - at Phoenix Asian Art - at The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center

Sino-Tibetan 18th Century Gilt Bronze Figure of Mahakala. Tibeto-Chinese, heavy bronze sculpture of the wrathful deity, shown standing on an oval lotus base, holds a skull cap, a cord hung with skulls, a tiger pelt, and a crown of skulls backed by his flame-like hair. Mahakala is Dharma protector, to protect the practitioner from all kinds of deception and delusion, bestows the power to overcome life struggles. Gilt bronze, Tibeto-Chinese, 18th century. [ Phoenix Asian Art | Gallery #68 | 718.819.9200 | phoenixasianart@yahoo.com ]

Stop by the Manhattan Art & Antiques Center to peruse the collections of these galleries: Palmyra Heritage (Gallery #16), Lev Tov Antiques (Gallery #93), Sakai Antiques Inc. (Gallery #9), F & P Associates (Gallery #39 & #83) and Phoenix Asian Art (Gallery #68)   many more!

See more bronze in our online catalogue.

The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center is located at 1050 2nd Avenue (at 56th Street) and is open Monday to Saturday from 10:30AM to 6PM and Sunday noon – 6PM.

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