Antiquities, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art, Pre Columbian
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1329919 (stock #100466)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
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South Western China, Yunnan Province, Warring States Period, ca. 475 to 221 BCE. A stunning bracelet composed of bronze with high tin content and intricate malachite inlays. The perforated discs of malachite are inlayed using a still-preserved organic glue, average between 1-2mm in diameter, and create a scale-like appearance. The jewelry of Dian Ruling class can be identified by this inlaid pattern...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1327896 (stock #111851)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
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Far East, China, Song Dynasty, Longquan, ca. 960 to 1279 CE. A beautiful robin's egg blue celadon glazed stoneware bowl of a round form on a short foot, the inside incised with a singular circle and a faint flower or tear drop pattern, the exterior with double band of more defined tear drop or petal motifs, all covered with a lovely pale blue glaze, made during the Song Dynasty. Despite common perceptions, not all Chinese celadons are green...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1920 item #1326596 (stock #111426)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$495.00
China, late 19th to early 20th century CE. Rare snuff bottle in the form of a hand holding a snuff bottle. Carved from tan veined stone in great details down to wrinkles at knuckles and fingernails, green jade stopper and bone spoon. Size: 3-3/8" H.

Condition: Very minor chips to fingertips, else quite excellent

Provenance: Estate of Paul & Louise Bernheimer

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1326175 (stock #112735)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$995.00
China, Qin Dynasty, ca. 220 to 206 BCE. This is a beautiful example of a long, thin sword, known as a jian, with an iron blade and tang and a sloping, trapezoidal guard. The original shape of the sword is evident, with a low spine evident along most of the length of the blade. The jian was a double-edged, light, straight sword first made in the Spring and Autumn Period (7th century BCE)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1325835 (stock #111155)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
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Far East, China, Tang Dynasty, ca. 618 to 907 CE. Terracotta equestrian figure, depicting a female rider positioned with her arms up as if she is pulling on reins (which may have been made of perishable material). The wears a short jacket belted over a tunic and pants, with her hair pulled up and bunched above her forehead under a cloth tied around her head. The horse is standing three-square, with the right front foot raised and its mouth open...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre AD 1000 item #1324125 (stock #80050)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
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China, ca. 2nd to 1st millennium BCE. A beautifully carved jade nephrite bracelet with nice root markings and patterns in the jade and tapers to a thin point around the edges. Jade is a material that has been most prized by the Chinese, even beyond silver and gold. Associated with royalty, jade was worn by kings and nobles, even placed with the elite in their tombs as it was believed to protect the body for eternity...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1324090 (stock #100172)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
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Southeast Asia, Cambodia, ca. 10th to 14th century CE; Thailand, Ban Chiang culture, 300 BCE to 200 CE. A set of three cast bronze ladles with large bowls and handles. Longest ladle is from the Ban Chiang culture, has high copper content, and has crawling lizard near bowl.  Here's a nerdy factoid for you: Archaeologists have found that the ancient metal smiths of northern Thailand preferred bronze to copper, as bronze could be made much harder than copper...