All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1291026 (stock #OBI-001)
A intricately formed obidome (kimono rope ornament) of a golden woven basket overflowing with chrysanthemums of silver and golden tones. Chrysanthemums are a symbol of steadfast friendship. Signed by the artist. Size: W. 4.3cm. H. 3.3cm. Condition: Natural ageing. No repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1290937 (stock #LACQ-014)
A relief-moulded lacquer receptacle from Mandalay with a finial insert of a Brahmani bird duck,lavishly gilded and glass inlaid. Size: H. 51cm. W. 20cm. Condition: No repairs. An age crack on the base. See last photo.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre AD 1000 item #1290760 (stock #AB-080)
Ancient Chinese bead necklace from the neolithic period made from assorted beads made from stone and jade dating back thousands of years. Size: 58cm end to end.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Jewelry : Pre AD 1000 item #1290621 (stock #AB-084)
A beautiful and very rare cross bead pendant necklace with a gold crown and with gold and agate beads from the Pyu Dynasty. Size: 42 cm end to end. Pendent: 4cm X 4cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1290396 (stock #BR-041)
nicely cast bronze warrior from the Khengis Khan area. The uniform seems more Mongolian than Chinese. The weapon he was holding is gone probably made from an organic material. Size: H. 20cm. Base W. 9.5cm. Condition: No repairs. Some casting holes at the base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1290393 (stock #BR-042)
A post Khmer bronze statue of Vishnu with four arms holding his traditional implements. Vishnu is the second god in the Hindu triumvirate (orTrimurti). The triumvirate consists of three gods who are responsible for the creation, upkeep and destruction of the world. The other two gods are Brahma and Shiva. Brahma is the creator of the universe and Shiva is the destroyer. Size: H.17.5cm. W. 9cm. Age: Early 17th century. Condition: No repairs. In it's original condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1290118 (stock #JD-039)
A nicely carved jade pendant in the shape of a bamboo surrounded by leaves in two colors. Bamboo is a Chinese symbol for longevity because of its durability, strength, flexibility and resilience. It survives in the harshest conditions. Size: H. 6 cm. W. 4.2 cm. Condition: No repairs.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Musical : Pre 1900 item #1289819 (stock #MUS-003)
A rare Ironwood (Tieli) clapper with three beautiful pieces. The two inner clappers are tied together for sound. The sound of the wooden clappers sets the rhythm of the music as well as some of the actions of the performers. Age: 19th century. Size:L.27cm. Width at the widest point is 2.5cm. Condition: No repairs. Normal wear.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1289701 (stock #SCR-002)
A nice old miniature Scholar's screen with one panel depicting a poem written in beautiful calligraphy signed by the writer. The other side has faint remains of some scene. Size:H. 22.2cm. W.13.5cm. Condition: No repairs
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1289583 (stock #BR(C)-002)
he four armed deity standing in samapada, holding attributes in his three hands, wearing a short pleated sampot with a central sash, wearing a jeweled necklace and pendant earrings. Size: H.(without stand) 13.4cm. Condition: No repairs or breaks.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1289459 (stock #TIB-005)
A lacquered wood manuscript cover with the rectangular panel carved with scrolling foliate tendrils with a carved vase in the center. Age: 18th Century. Size: L. 37cm. H.14cm. Condition: Normal ageing with and old chip on the left edge and age crack on the right side.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Furniture : Pre 1837 VR item #1289221 (stock #WD-043)
A very rare gilded teak scripture chest with imposing scenes of royalty riding a horse and reclining in bed surrounded by his subjects,dancers and animals. Size: H. 45cm. W. 83cm. D. 45cm. Condition: Front panel in very good condition with no repairs. One side pane has a missing handle.
A rare old cigarette poster advertising White Horse cigarettes showing pretty girls. These posters were used in the 1920s and 30s. Very difficult to find original posters today. Size: H:75cm W:53cm. Condition: See photos. Some minor old repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1288946 (stock #AMBN-011)
A natural amber pendant with two bats, one on each side. The bats represent longevity and happiness. The bat and happiness sound is in the Chinese language is similar - both pronounced Fu. Size: L. 3cm. W. 2cm. Condition: No repairs, cracks or chips.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1288805 (stock #MART-006a)
A large rare Ming jar with the glaze of the Vietnamese design of that time. The brown glaze is decorated with strings of dots going down the sides. Size: H. 58cm. W. 42cm. Condition: No repairs,cracks or broken parts.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1288593 (stock #MART-003)
A very rare large white Chinese vase. Very difficult to find an original white vase like this. The production of white glazed wares was not very large, yet their quality was generally rather high.This one has a symbol of a human figure painted inside most likely done by the those who owned the vase. Size: H. 84cm. W. 45cm. Condition: Perfect.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1288383 (stock #JD-092)
A rare carved jade of an old man with a beard. Half of the jade on top is translucent and the bottom bottom half opaque. It is from the Hunan culture which was absorbed by the Han as their control spread over the whole of China. Size: H. 3.8cm. W. 1.3cm. See last three photos.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1288194 (stock #JD-111)
A rare jade archer,s ring, which to me is the actual archers ring used with the bow and arrow rather then the better know thumb ring which is more a piece of jewelry. It was used on the thumb, that's where the "thumb ring" comes from and more than likely on a gloved hand due to the size. See the last three photos of a similar one in a Chinese jade book. Size: H:5.5cm, W. 4cm