Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1302685 (stock #MS195)
Ancient East
$145
DESCRIPTION: Before the availability of electricity and modern irons, this simple but useful implement was produced to iron clothes. The long wood handle is attached to a large cast iron bowl designed to hold hot coals. The bowl has been cast with designs on its outer surface and is shaped with one side flared to protect the worker’s hand. After the bowl absorbed sufficient heat from the coals, it was pressed onto the garment using the flat bottom surface to smooth out wrinkles...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1287370 (stock #SN109)
Ancient East
$495
DESCRIPTION: An unusual and quite old (18th C.) copper box toggle in the form of a peach, the Chinese symbol of longevity. Probably used as both a toggle and tobacco container, the two halves have a tightly fitting overlapping seal, with two loops forming the hinge at the stem point. This large solid copper toggle has a rich, aged patina and is in fine condition with minor signs of wear, as to be expected. DIMENSIONS: Approximately 2 1/4” long, tip to tip (5.7 cm) x 1 ¾” diameter (4.5 cm)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1264040 (stock #BBC18)
Ancient East
$875
DESCRIPTION: A pair of large antique Chinese tea caddies, or canisters, each having round, bulbous bodies with eight raised panels and two hanging metal handles. Dating from 1850 - 1880, they both are topped with deep-rimmed lids with wooden knobs. These decorative, large canisters have a pleasing form and wonderful presence; both very sturdy with good, solid weight. Will make wonderful accent pieces or flower containers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1184302 (stock #BBC10)
Ancient East
$175
DESCRIPTION: A heavy, well crafted Chinese hand warmer of solid brass, dating from the mid 19th C. The large lid is perforated with round holes to allow ventilation for the coals that would be placed inside. In cold winter months, hand warmers were almost a necessity for venturing outside or while minding one’s shop. A swing handle is attached to the body on side supports. Very good condition with no dents; original finish (tarnished)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1130303 (stock #BB162)
Ancient East
$295
DESCRIPTION: A heavily cast, six-sided Chinese pewter teapot, the domed lid mounted with a two-sided foo dog and the base raised on six feet. Latter Qing Dynasty (19th C.) and in good condition with reasonable usage wear. DIMENSIONS: 8 ¼” high (21 cm) x 7 ½” wide (19 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1116871 (stock #JO55)
Ancient East
$295
DESCRIPTION: An attractive oval brass box, the hinged lid decorated with a carved carnelian stone at the center with raised brass leaves on either side. Signed at the interior lid, such a box might have been used for snuff, opium, cosmetics or medicines. This attractive little box is in excellent condition and dates from the first quarter of the 20th C. DIMENSIONS: 2 ¼” long (5.7 cm) x 1 1/8” wide (2.9 cm) x 1” high (2.5 cm).