An old forgotten Burmese carved puppet. A Chinese roof tile that once sat atop an ancient temple to ward of evil spirits. The crisp and gra...read more
An old forgotten Burmese carved puppet. A Chinese roof tile that once sat atop an ancient temple to ward of evil spirits. The crisp and graceful lines of the legendary Japanese
crane - hand crafted in classic origami.
At found. contemporary artifacts, we search the world for unique artifacts and curiosities. You'll find a thoughtfully curated collection of one-of-a-kind treasures. Each piece is presented in a decidedly contemporary manner - reimagined or repurposed. Their flaws, their patina, their exquisite detail are testament to a story that begs to be told.
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Pictured on this and other pages throughout is the piece that sparked the passion. This antique Chinese roof tile was found in an antique dealer's booth in New York City's Chelsea district. Sadly, the tile was damaged and in many pieces. It was painstakingly restored to its current wonderful condition. We like the cracks, the breaks, and the flaws. They all point to a history that wil
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