Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1950 item #1304566 (stock #CL62)
Ancient East
$1,950
DESCRIPTION: A large lidded cloisonne censer, the body decorated in bright enamels with masks and stylized scrolling lotus on a turquoise ground; the body is elevated with gilt foo dog supports and has two large rectangular handles with key fret designs. Around the lower band of the lid are the eight precious Buddhist symbols; these symbols are repeated again within a pierced metal band with stylized clouds...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1950 item #1299974 (stock #FIG3)
Ancient East
$895
DESCRIPTION: A pair of decorative, large and captivating carved wooden figures of two reclining “lotus boys,” each with a candle stand in one hand. The fat-cheeked, gilded babies are carved separately from their large lotus leaf bases, which are complete with curled edges and seed pods...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1950 item #1290887 (stock #CL61)
Ancient East
On Hold
DESCRIPTION: A colorful pair of Chinese cloisonné deer, both standing foursquare with heads turned, their bodies decorated with a profusion of designs including dragons and taotie masks, all on a turquoise blue ground. These are a nice larger size, perfect for a table centerpiece. Republic Period (1911 - 1949); very good condition. DIMENSIONS: Each 15.5" long (39.3 cm) x 15" high (38 cm).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1290310 (stock #TX58)
Ancient East
$995
DESCRIPTION: A fine two piece batik jacket and matching vest by the ethnic minority tribe “Ge,” a subgroup of the Miao culture. The Ge people live along the banks of the Chong-an-jiang River in Guizhou Province and are superlative batik artisans.

For this labor intensive creation, hot wax was applied to the thick cloth in geometric designs consisting of a background of “wheels” edged in wide linear borders...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1279168 (stock #JO39)
Ancient East
$325
DESCRIPTION: A charming and well executed Chinese silver tribal bracelet, the wide band framed with parallel lines between which various mythical and humorous animals cavort. Included in the hand crafted repousse processional are donkeys, fish, and a dragon vying with a foo dog for a brocade ball. This tribal bracelet comes to us from one of the mountainous Miao groups, who are well known for their beautiful silver work...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1270383 (stock #TC69)
Ancient East
$265
DESCRIPTION: A colorful, tightly pleated woman's festival skirt with vertical stripes of blue, green, red and magenta silk panels hand stitched to the black cotton ground. A wide cotton border of blue, black and red horizontal stripes finishes the hem. The wide waistband is worn folded over the waist ties after they have been tied around the waist. Very good condition and dating from the first half of the 20th C. (pre 1950)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1266923 (stock #TX65)
Ancient East
$450
DESCRIPTION: An attractive woman's jacket made from a leatherized dark blue cotton with batik sleeves trimmed in white. The jacket's square neck is bordered with a band of batik and appliquéd trim; the waist is narrowed and closes with inner and outer ties. The blue and brown circular patterns on the batik sleeves are made using a technique of manual wax-resist dyeing, with melted wax applied to all areas that are not to be colored...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1266507 (stock #TX64)
Ancient East
$485
DESCRIPTION: A black cotton woman's jacket, appliquéd with colorful bands of intricate needlework panels. The embroidery on many of the panels is exceptional with sequins scattered among floral, geometric and bird design motifs. Some of the finely embroidered panels appear to be much older than the jacket itself; this is not surprising as beautiful needlework is highly prized in minority tribes and is passed down through families for generations...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1970 item #1264196 (stock #JHS162)
Ancient East
$260
DESCRIPTION: A dark green jade amulet in the form of a cicada with two wings, bulbous eyes and ribbed body. The ancient Chinese regarded cicadas as symbols of longevity, rebirth and immortality. In ancient times similar carvings were placed on the tongue of deceased persons before burial to ensure resurrection. This one has holes for stringing and can be worn as a pendant or used as a toggle. Shang style, but not authenticated. DIMENSIONS: 2 1/2" long (6.4 cm) x 1 1/4" wide (3.2 cm).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1940 item #1253675 (stock #BPB45)
Ancient East
On Hold
DESCRIPTION: A handsome rectangular Chinese chest crafted from a deep red ox leather and furnished with brass fittings. The interior still has the original blue silk lining and would have originally held scrolls or documents. Today it would make an attractive accent piece on top or underneath a cabinet or table. Good condition with some scuffing on edges; blue silk interior has some stains and small holes. This chest originated from Zhejiang Province and dates from 1920-1940...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1960 item #1239067 (stock #SCH172)
Ancient East
$1,400
DESCRIPTION: An exceptional shou shan stone seal in tablet form, certainly created by a Chinese master-carver. On the top flat surface is a tranquil scene of a full moon shining over a forest by the edge of a river with two pavilions close to the water's edge. Inscribed on the top left corner is an eight line poem. Characters carved on the seal's narrow bottom edge leave a rectangular, positive (red) impression. DIMENSIONS: 4" high (10.2 cm) x 2 7/8" wide (7.4 cm) x 5/8" thick (1.6 cm).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1149763 (stock #JO61)
Ancient East
$975
DESCRIPTION: A well carved Chinese natural coral pendant mounted as a brooch, the coral carved in relief with a scholar standing under a twisting pine in a mountain setting. The rectangular gilt frame is cast as four bamboo stalks and has a sturdy open “mesh” backing fitted with a stick pin and gold loop so that it can be worn as a brooch or necklace. Very fine work overall with no tarnish anywhere to the gilt frame. DIMENSIONS: 2 3/8” long (6 cm) x 1 7/8” wide (4.8 cm).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #1092256 (stock #CP82)
Ancient East
$795
DESCRIPTION: A large, multi-colored Chinese famille rose charger with scalloped edges which curve upward to form a deep dish. A profusion of flowers in segmented panels decorate the rim, with the scalloped edge painted in cobalt blue. The center scene shows two birds in a garden setting with a profusion of flowers and butterflies in raised enamels against a white ground...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1980 item #1055568 (stock #FIG68)
Ancient East
Sold, Thank You
DESCRIPTION: A large wood figure of the Chinese deity Guanyin (also Quanyin, or Kwan-yin), seated on a throne with right leg folded and right hand extended in the abhaya mudra position, a gesture of reassurance, blessing and protection (or “do not fear”). Her hair is worn pulled up in a chignon inside her crown, and around her shoulders is draped a short shawl with flowing ribbons. This carving is most likely a vintage piece dating from the last half of the 20th C...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1950 item #293733 (stock #TBS26)
Ancient East
$995
DESCRIPTION: A very fine Chinese Hongmu (blackwood) display stand with square top on circular legs joined by humpback stretchers. Hongmu is a fine, dark Chinese wood that is becoming rare today. This particular piece has a beautiful, sublimely smooth finish and would be excellent for displaying your favorite artwork or plants. Excellent condition; early to mid 20th c. DIMENSIONS: 41" high (1.04 meters) x 13 1/2" square (34.3 cm).