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Lacquered 19th C. Basketry Offering Bowl

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1900   item# 1258102 (stock# 63-24)

Lacquered 19th C. Basketry Offering Bowl
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From late 19th century Burma, this three-part bowl combines exceptional design, color and tactile appeal. Lacquer-covered surfaces of tightly woven split bamboo invite touch; black lacquer shows through worn dark red lacquer to create a striking patina, and the parts fit together in an understated shape both handsome and versatile. The shallow top tray and lid could have been used separately from the bowl, or the lid turned over to create a second tray, or the bowl used separately with either ...click for details


Carved Javanese Hanuman Figure Hangers

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Folk Art: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1250809 (stock# 06-84)

Carved Javanese Hanuman Figure Hangers
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These teak hangers are from Solo on the Indonesian island of Java and date to the early 19th century. Painted carvings of Hanuman, the heroic white monkey from the Southeast Asian epic, “The Ramayana,” sit atop long curved tails that form textile hangers. Fabrics can be draped so the Hanuman figures face front or to the sides. The hangers have holes at the top end so they can be either suspended or affixed directly to a wall. (See a similar set of hangers with different carved figures by ente ...click for details


Original Chinese Huxian Folk Painting

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Pre 1990   item# 1248968 (stock# 03-90)

Original Chinese Huxian Folk Painting
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The vibrant colors in this original Chinese folk painting celebrate two beloved symbols— lotus, emblem of summer and fruitfulness, and ducks, emblems of felicity and joy. Used for centuries across Asia, these symbols are among those found in ancient Buddhist, Taoist and Hindu texts as well as in both antique and contemporary fine art and folk art. This large gouache on paper painting originated in Huxian County, a rural area in Shaanxi Province, where the first Chinese peasant painting communi ...click for details


Chinese Teacup Box with Longevity Emblem

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1910   item# 1245419 (stock# 60-25)

Chinese Teacup Box with Longevity Emblem
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This late Qing Dynasty teacup box has a high handle carved with the figure of a deer, an auspicious Chinese symbol used to wish longevity. Foliage, flowers and scalloping also are carved on both sides of the handle as well as on the ear-like curved ends that hold the handle in place. The rich red lacquer on the wooden box contrasts nicely with touches of deep, dark green and faint gilding. The container is fitted with a removable half-lid that allowed stacks of traditional Chinese teacups witho ...click for details


19th Century Burmese Parabaik

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1900   item# 1244658 (stock# 39-32)

19th Century Burmese Parabaik
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From late 19th century Burma, this parabaik, or book, is made of thick cardboard-like paper folded accordion-style with front and back covers of gilded relief lacquer. The paper was made from the inner bark of the mulberry tree that was boiled for a day until soft, then pounded and spread on fabric that was stretched across a frame. The frame was repeatedly dipped in water and drained, then dried in the sun, spread with glue and chalk powder, and finally, polished with seeds. The thick paper ...click for details


Bronze Burmese Black Buddha

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre 1910   item# 1233983 (stock# 11-01)

Bronze Burmese Black Buddha
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This serene early 20th century Burmese Buddha, cast in heavy black bronze, is in excellent condition and was most likely displayed on a home altar. The peaceful face has the broad brow, large downcast eyes and half-smile that first characterized Buddha images during Burma’s Ava Period (1364-1752) and has been adopted by many of the country’s artisans down through the centuries. Simple clean lines of the unadorned robe and the right hand resting lightly in earth touching mudra give the figure dig ...click for details


Contemporary Thai Three-Panel Buddha

Catalogue: Gifts & Home Decor: Decorative Art: Woodwork: Contemporary   item# 1233871 (stock# 11-34)

Contemporary Thai Three-Panel Buddha
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This nicely contoured Buddha face, carved in three separate wood panels, is from North Thailand. We add this contemporary Buddha to our collection, which over several decades has included only antique and vintage Buddha images, because it is an interesting interpretation of an ancient form. While features of Buddha representations varied from period to period and region to region down through the centuries, this contemporary piece recasts the traditional into sleek and striking. It is purely ...click for details


Chinese Dumpling Serving Basket

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1910   item# 1233407 (stock# 12-64)

Chinese Dumpling Serving Basket
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From China’s Shaanxi Province, known for its many types of marvelous dumplings, this late Qing woven reed basket opens clamshell fashion to form two large serving bowls. Wide bent willow bands painted with flowers and secured to the basketry with metal studs encircle the top and bottom sections. A metal hasp in the front is used to keep the top and bottom closed, and a metal ring in the back is used to keep the two sections attached when they are used as bowls. This piece shows appropriate we ...click for details


Mandalay Reclining Buddha

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1960   item# 1221946 (stock# 13-08)

Mandalay Reclining Buddha
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An exceptionally beautiful face distinguishes this mid-20th century reclining Mandalay Buddha. Carved from one piece of dense Burmese teak, the sleek dark reddish brown figure depicts the Buddha passing into Nirvana. On the wrist is a bracelet with the magic wish-fulfilling jewel Cintamani(see photo enlargement #6). The neck is slender and carved with the three folds characteristic of most Burmese Buddha images. Intricate edging on the graceful draped robe is created of thayo, a lacquer thic ...click for details


Tall Blue and White Dragon and Phoenix Teapot

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1980   item# 1127308 (stock# 12-51)

Tall Blue and White Dragon and Phoenix Teapot
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An oversized Chinese teapot standing two feet (61 cm) tall is lavishly decorated with a floating phoenix, twisting dragon and lots of clouds, flowers and foliage. This is a vintage 20th century piece in excellent condition. Dimensions: height to top of handle 24” (61 cm), width including spout 15” ( 38.2 cm), diameter of pot 17” (45 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM


Large Octagonal Qing Wedding Basket

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1910   item# 1119963 (stock# 10.86)

Large Octagonal Qing Wedding Basket
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This traditional Chinese wedding basket, made of light-weight wood, has 25 different black and gold vignettes of Qing Dynasty life painted on its octagonal trays and lid. The tall black bent willow handle is wrapped in bamboo strips woven into a black-accented pattern. The base of the basket and the scene on the lid are framed with key patterns, another element typical of the profuse symbolic adornment often found on late Qing items, especially those associated with marriage. Two of the three tr ...click for details


Late Qing Lidded Bamboo Basket

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1910   item# 1111838 (stock# 12-72)

Late Qing Lidded Bamboo Basket
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This handsome bamboo basket from early 20th century China is a fine example of the care that was lavished on the creation of everyday utilitarian items by Chinese artisans. Delightful woven designs on the handle, knob and basket edges are emphasized in red, and a pattern of painted black designs encircles the lid. The bottom of the basket is recessed and rests atop a red and black bamboo base. The basket is strong, light, comfortable to carry and attractive. It is in excellent condition. Dime ...click for details


Mid Qing Handpainted Shaanxi Cabinet

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Furniture: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1103362 (stock# 60-49)

Mid Qing Handpainted Shaanxi Cabinet
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A small red Chinese cabinet from late 18th/early 19th century has delicate roundel paintings of flowers randomly spaced with floating sketches of foliage on its two front doors. Rendered in fine black lines, the paintings have faded and mellowed, retaining only sparse touches of their original gold highlights. A round brass backplate echoes the roundels. Doors swing open on wooden pegs, eliminating the need for hinges, and are secured with a brass rod that slips through fastenings on the bac ...click for details


Chinese Pancake Server

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1910   item# 1089599 (stock# 11-21)

Chinese Pancake Server
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A Qing Dynasty lidded wooden box designed to serve pancakes combines handsome form with evidence of long use to evoke hundreds of banquets in late 18th/early 19th century China. The top of the notched lid is centered with a green and gold painting of chrysanthemums, symbol of conviviality. Faded calligraphy can still be seen on the underside of the lid. The bottom surface of the container also has very faint remains of calligraphy. Two deeply worn areas along the top surface of the tall hand-h ...click for details


Lidded Elmwood Qing Food Box

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1900   item# 1065987 (stock# 62-56)

Lidded Elmwood Qing Food Box
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Rich auburn elmwood with a satin smooth surface makes this late 19th century hand-hewn Chinese food box an especially attractive shelf or table accent piece. It is constructed of shaped staves fitted tightly together and held with flat brass bands around the foot and the widest part of the vessel. Carvings on the side handles of lotus buds on long stems, both Taoist and Buddhist emblems of perfection, are appropriate for a food box because every part of the lotus plant is deemed edible by the C ...click for details

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