All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1299498 (stock #PAIT-001)
A beautiful rare etched paitong basin depicting court ladies playing chess in the center. Around the inside of the basin there are scenes of scholars, artists, falconer etc. Around the inside edge is etched the "shou" characters representing good luck and fortune. Size: Diameter: 42.5cm. Condition: No repairs. A small casting crack on the inside that does not go all the way through.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1299333 (stock #PT-043)
An unusual small Tang pottery of a standing dwarf wearing a robe and panted in orange pigments. He has a stocky figure and a sweet countenance on his downward tilt head. He is full of character. Figures such as these are considered a symbol of good luck and are not easy to find. Age: 618 - 907 AD. Size: H. 10.5cm. W. 6cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1299038 (stock #STON-008)
A very unusual Han stoneware bird with the remains of the multi colored glaze. Size: L. 12cm. H. 5.6cm.
Old poster of a man offering a bouquet of flowers to two girls. Size: 75.3cm X 52.6cm. Condition: Very good. Some minor tears at the bottom edges.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre AD 1000 item #1298764 (stock #WD-009)
A unusual rare black wooden lacquered plate with a three fish design and a little frog. Very unusual to find wooden plates from that period. Age: Ten Kingdoms, 907 - 979 AD Size: Radius: 17cm. Condition: Some dirt incrustation from long burial and small old chips around the rim and one little piece glued on the rim. Overall not bad for the age. See photos.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1910 item #1298761 (stock #TIB-004)
An unusual bone handle dagger decorated with a turquoise stone and silver a copper fittings. The sheath is made of silver with a woven silver chain attached to the knife. There is piece of "stingray skin" wrapped around the middle. There is one turquoise stone decorating the sheath with two red (resin) stones that originally were red coral.The blade is made of steel. Age: late 19th Century to early 20th. Size: 17.5cm. Condition: No repairs.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Ancient : Pre AD 1000 item #1298595 (stock #GLD-002)
A necklace delicately strung with very small ancient lapis lazuli beads (approximately 24 beads to an inch). There are 12 gold coins with images of 6 ancient kings - six on each side. There are 2 kings that we recognize - one is Vasudeva I, the other is "Ohsho" holding an elephant goad, thunderbolts, a trident and a goat. The center bead is a oblong fluted gold bead. There are also two blue glass beads flanking the central gold bead. Wearable...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1298526 (stock #ERO-001)
A Chinese hand colored woodblock scroll of twelve erotic positions and their names.The black squares are not part of the original print. Size: L.110cm. W.15cm. Condition: Normal wear.
Very Rare High quality leather hat box for a Qing Dynasty high official with makers stamp in the inside. Hard to find this item in this condition. Size: H. 37cm. Diameter. 44cm.
A nice Nyonya bowl with butterflies and floral design. Nyonya wares are over-glaze polychrome enamelled porcelains made in Jingdezhen in the Kiangsi province of China for the Straits Chinese, or Babas, whose female counterparts are called Nyonyas, hence the term Nyonya ware. Nyonya wares were mainly reserved for festive occasions and special functions. Size: W.13cm. H. 5cm. Condition: No repairs. Some wear and ageing.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1298328 (stock #PY-043)
An unusual miniature Ming guardhouse with a guard attendant. Size: H. 26cm. W. 11cm x 12cm. Condition: No repairs. Attendant spear is missing probably made of wood.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Jewelry : Pre AD 1000 item #1298234 (stock #GEAR-007)
A nice ancient blue glass earring from Southeast Asia.It would make a nice pendant. Age: 300 BC to 100 BC. Can be used as a pendant. Size: Outer diameter. 6.3cm. Condition: Perfect. Some encrustation from being buried so long.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre AD 1000 item #1298061 (stock #COW-001)
A very rare set of cowrie shell money from the neolithic period in China. Twenty two shells in all strung together as a necklace as they were originally.The Chinese character for money originated from the cowrie shell. Age: 2000 to 1500 BC. Size: L.44cm around, plus the pendent. Condition: Natural calcification but intact and wearable.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1297726 (stock #PIP-001)
A large white brass Chinese tobacco pipe with carvings on both ends. Size: L. 42cm. Condition: No repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1297588 (stock #PT(H)-003)
A beautiful authentic Western Han cocoon jar with cloud scroll design in the shape of a silkworm cocoon. It comes with a certificate of authenticity. Size: H. 28cm. W. 31cm. Condition: Chip on the rim and the base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Jewelry : Pre AD 1000 item #1297486 (stock #GLD-013)
A very rare an unusual solid gold disc jewelry. It is unusual on how it was made with a gold bar inserted with two pins holding it in place. Nice collector's gold item. Size: See last photo
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1297292 (stock #AB-085)
A very rare Pyu necklace with a Pyu gold tiger and very small Pyu gold frogs,elephants,birds, with garnet and agate beads from the same era. Size: End to end 45cm. Gold Tiger:3.3cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1297166 (stock #BR-051)
A nicely designed water dropper with floral design relief on both sides. Comes with the original bronze lid. Size: L. 11cm. W. 8cm. Condition: No repairs with a nice patina.