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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1221709 (stock #3001)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,700.00
Pair of ancient double carinated jars with red slip and incised decoration from Central Thailand (Lopburi - Khok Caroen region) ca. 1st Millennium BCE. Both intact and both with Oxford TL Test. (Left jar #MT161, 18", right jar #MT146, 18.5")See: Prehistoric Thai Ceramics, Ban Chiang in Regional Cultural Perspective. Armand J. Labbe, p. 27, White Lotus Co. Ltd., 2002..
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Ivory : Pre 1920 item #1276230 (stock #3077)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Chinese Carves Ivory Zodiac Animal Group, China, Early - Mid 20th Century. Rooster rides astride a dragon while various Zodiac animals cling to back. Signed by the artist, and in excellent condition. Fitted teakwood base. 5 1/2" H x 6 3/4" L x 4" W. The Sh¨¥ngxi¨¤o, literally "birth likeness", is also known in English as the Chinese zodiac. Zodiac derives from the similar concept in western astrology and means "circle of animals"...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1293925 (stock #3098)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$500.00
Late 19th / Early 20th Century Sino Tibetan Wooden Figure of a Lama. Seated with hands folded on lap. Pleasing facial features, & wearing flowing robe. On reverse is cutout, void, possible to hold Buddhistic prayer. Chips on hat due to age & use. Otherwise in excellent condition. 9" high x 4 1/2" wide x 3" deep. Purchased in China during WWII. Ex: E. Rose collection, Florida. Lama is a title for a teacher of the Dharma in Tibetan Buddhism. The name is similar to the Sanskrit term guru...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1183666 (stock #1892)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
18th Century Burmese Bronze Buddha. Cast, gilt bronze bare chested Buddha wearing long cape and fitted skirt, hands raised in front of chest, palms held outward, missing finial on top of head. In excellent condition. On custom stand, circa 1750, 18" high. Ex: Marcel Gibrat collection, New York
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1184896 (stock #1922)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Qing dynasty pottery figure of a recumbent Buddhist Lion, 19th Century. Animated expression, glazed streaking mane extending down the beast's back. On carved wooden stand, restorations, but in good condition. 8" x 14" not including hand carved wooden stand. Ex: Charterhouse collection. Charterhouse is one of Britain's oldest and most distinguished public schools founded in 1612 by Thomas Sutton.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1187191 (stock #1931)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
T.L test included for artifact. Tang dynasty Pottery Polo Player and rider in flowing robe bent at the waist to one side and head lowered while seated astride a horse depicted in full gallop. Traces of red, black, and cream pigments. Intact with some encrustation but in excellent condition. Circa 618 - 907 C.E., Artifact is 10 3/4" high and 11 1/2" front hoof to back hoof, and a total of 13" high on stand...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1276221 (stock #3076)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Japanese Sumida-gawa Round Porcelain / Pottery Bowl, Signed by artist Inoue Ryuosai, Late Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) In excellent condition, 3 1/2" H x 8" L x 6" W. With four figures peering into bowl while another figure rests on the outer lip. This type of Japanese ware is named after the Sumida River (the word "Gawa" means "river"), which flows in the vicinity of the Asakusa pottery district, which is near Tokyo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1272021 (stock #3072)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$300.00
Cambodian Wooden Cow Clapper, Cowbell, ca. early 20th Century. Polychrome wood 5 1/2" H x 9 1/2 L x 3 1/2 D. It is difficult to pinpoint when exactly the use of cow bells began, but the earliest examples of truly recognizable cow bells date back to the Iron Age. A cowbell is a bell worn by freely roaming livestock, making animals easier to locate should they wander off...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1126385 (stock #1750)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,200.00
Qing Dynasty Elmwood Altar Table from the Shanxi Province China, ca. 1821 - 1850. Handcarved with intricate woodwork table is 32" high x 57 1/2" long x 13 1/2" wide. Some wear due to age and use but in very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1189118 (stock #1943)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Early Qing Dynasty Blue & White porcelain Guan / Wine Jar with Phoenix design is forerunner of the Ginger Jar. Originally used for wine and pickled liquids they had no covers but used wood tops that were waxed closed. Circa 1750 C.E., 6 3/4" high. Crane (he 鹤) The crane is a symbol of longevity because it lives a long life and its white feathers stand for old age. It also represents high status as the crane is regarded as ‘a bird of the first rank’ in the imperial hierarchy...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre 1492 item #1182719 (stock #1868)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,000.00
Exceptional Javanese volcanic stone head of Hindu God Brahma, the Creator, with four heads facing in the four Cardinal directions, hair rising to a tall domed adorned topknot. Compare with the complete figure of Brahma in P. Pal, Asian Art at the Norton Simon Museum and Christie's Indian and Southeast Asian Art 31 Mar, 2005 lot 106, 14th Century C.E., on rotating custom stand. In excellent condition, h. 13"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1203182 (stock #2052)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
Various, see description for prices
Three Chinese Neolithic Pottery Jars of various sizes, circa 1st Millennium BCE, 15" jar $1,800, 13" jar $1,500, 11" jar $1,300. All is excellent condition. Ex: A. Lamm collection, New York...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1221596 (stock #2096)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,500.00
Ancient double carinated jars with red slip and incised decoration from Central Thailand (Lopburi - Khok Caroen region) ca. 1st Millennium BCE. Both intact and excellent condition, and both with Oxford TL Test. (Left jar #MT100, 15" high, right jar #MT92, 15" high)See: Prehistoric Thai Ceramics, Ban Chiang in Regional Cultural Perspective. Armand J. Labbe, p. 27, White Lotus Co. Ltd., 2002.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1196355 (stock #1995)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
Edo Period, Circa 1865, Japanese Bronze/Copper Flashed Figural Inkwell of a male sitting on one leg. Straining facial expression as he holds large Japanese bell. Upturned the bell is lidded inkwell with original 19th Century glass to hold ink. In excellent condition. 3" high. On Japanese New Years Eve, right on the stroke of midnight, Buddhist temples around Japan ring the tsura-gane bell 108 times. Buddhists believe that mankind has 108 serious sins or defilements that stop them from reaching n...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1195167 (stock #1977)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$950.00
Textile is now framed. Qing dynasty multi-color textile baby carrier. China, Circa 1880. In excellent condition. Frame size 39 1/4" x 27 1/4".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #1195846 (stock #1983)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
Miniature Ivory okimono of Fukurokuju, Japanese god of happiness, wealth, and longevity from the Edo Period, circa 1860s. Pleasing facial features, elongated forehead, long whiskers, and shortened legs. 1 3/4" high. Fukurokuju is one of the Seven Lucky Gods in Japanese mythology. It has been theorized that he is a Japanese assimilation of the Chinese Three Star Gods (Fulushou) embodied in one deity. Most related in appearance to the Chinese star god Shou, he is the God of wisdom and longevity. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1189781 (stock #1947)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Ming Dynasty finely carved stone head of Guan Yin, China (1368 - 1644 CE) Guan Yin is the goddess of Mercy and Compassion. Rounded face, lovely almond eyes and elongated ears, curled lips, hair in chignon surmounted by conical headdress. Ex: Angela Lamm collection, New York. In excellent condition. 12" high
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #1196324 (stock #1993)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$850.00
Three Japanese Ivory Netsuke heads from the Noh Theater, Japan, ca. 1920. Each incised with various characters of the theater and signed on reverse by artist. All in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. Size of each is approximately 1 3/4" high. According to the Fitzwilliam Museum, the netsuke is a form of miniature sculpture originating in 17th-century Japan. These often elaborately carved items were designed to function as 'toggles' for the silk cords upon which Japanese men strung the...