Asian Antiques by Silk Road
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #861057 (stock #61-02)
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A miniature painting of an Ottoman gentleman is signed by Riza-Zade, a Persian artist who was brought to serve in the Ottoman court in the early 19th century. Although the work is richly adorned with gold and touches of vivid red, the subject's reflective expression and loose green robe give the painting a quiet, subdued feeling. Judging by a small area of minor damage to back surface of the paper, the painting most likely was preserved in a book...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1990 item #846956 (stock #36-69)
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$330.00
A mist-shrouded water scene in soft colors centers on a small houseboat being poled up a canal. This watercolor by contemporary Shanghai painter Zhao-Nian Xi, sealed by the artist in the lower right corner, is characteristic of his technique of using large muted or blank spaces to focus attention on one element. In his scenes of villages along a network of canals near Shanghai, he delivers in each a small, intimate look at one aspect of life...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pre 2000 item #835364 (stock #30-69)
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Charcoal on paper is transformed into rippling water reflecting huge ceramic jars in this work signed by Vietnamese artist "My." The jars, though they dwarf both boat and man, serve somehow to draw the viewer into these smaller elements, creating an intimate portrait of the white-beaded grandfather poling his vessel up the river. This Danang artist specializes in capturing with charcoal such moments in the lives of her country's elder citizens...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pen : Contemporary item #808889 (stock #61-36)
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$200.00
A drawing by contemporary Kishangarh artist Yagya Prakash copies the form of an 18th century painting attributed to Nihal Chand, an artist in the court of Kishangarh Maharajah Sawant Singh. The distinctive Kishangarh School of miniature painting, characterized by elegantly elongated people with pointed chins and long stylized eyes under drooping eyelids, developed in the early 1700s under the patronage of this 10th ruler of Kishangarh...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 2000 item #804079 (stock #41-30)
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A young boy in service as a novice monk sets out on his morning rounds to beg for food in this watercolor that conveys the essence of Burma. It is the practice for boys between the ages of about 7 and 13 years of age to leave their families and live for a time as novices at their local monastery where they receive instruction and live monastic lives. This painting, signed by Khan Bo, captures the boy's sense of duty, picturing him alone in a sun-baked Burmese landscape...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pencil : Pre 2000 item #802021 (stock #27-20)
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$270.00
An intimate study of the melancholy face of a tanner by Niko Tsetskhladze is framed and double matted. The artist works in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, where he was born in 1959. After graduating from the Tbilisi Academy of Fine Arts in 1986, he began exhibiting in cities throughout Europe...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 2000 item #798782 (stock #36-57)
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Canal houses just steps away from the water are shrouded in early morning mist in this watercolor by contemporary Shanghai painter Zhao-Nian Xi. The left side of the painting is blank, a variation of a compositional formula of the Southern Sung school used quite often by this artist. (For another example, see our stock #36-58.) In this work, the empty space intensifies the quiet early morning feel of the scene. The water is suggested by a few white lines and faint reflections...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 2000 item #798545 (stock #36-58)
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$470.00
Shanghai contemporary artist Zhao-Nian Xi represents his country's beloved Huangshan Mountain in this watercolor by devoting the major portion of the painting to the sky. Occupying most of the space from the lower left corner to upper right corner, the sky communicates the vastness and heights of Huangshan's peaks. The technique is a variation of the "one corner" compositional formula of the Southern Sung school, which leaves half the picture nearly blank, adding tension to the subject...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 2000 item #793144 (stock #36-61)
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$250.00
An early morning canal scene by contemporary Shanghai painter Zhao-Nian Xi is shrouded in blue/grey mist. This artist works primarily in watercolor on paper, producing paintings that have a sense of emptiness and calm. He has focused particularly on the small villages near Shanghai where life centers on a network of ancient canals. Zhao-Nian Xi was born in 1944 and was graduated from the Shanghai School of Fine Art. His paintings are in collections in Asia, Europe and the United States...
All Items : Fine Art : Mixed Media : Two Dimensional : Pre 2000 item #789104 (stock #08-44)
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$300.00
From a nature study series by Lali Lomtadze of the Republic of Georgia, this mixed media on paper takes a realistic look at leaves, their patterns, shapes and role as food for insects. Noticeable in the composition are two leaves with bite-sized pieces missing, presumably the result of a bug's dinner. Apparently the artist painted just what she saw after propping the stems in a container, appropriate for her series theme of nature in a vase...
All Items : Fine Art : Mixed Media : Two Dimensional : Pre 2000 item #788778 (stock #28-37)
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$250.00
A mixed media study by Lali Lomtadze from the Republic of Georgia puts branches, transparent flowers and floating debris into a lacy composition that combines both the order and chaos of nature. It is one of a series by the Tbilisi artist in which she closely examines small bits of nature placed haphazardly into containers. Lali Lomtadze has had solo shows beginning in the mid 1980s in Japan, Sweden, Russia, Poland and Ukraine...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1990 item #781683 (stock #02-07)
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One exotic flower is the focus of this ink and wash painting by Dr. Sun Zhongwei who during his long career was associated with the Shanghai Museum and the Shanghai Research Institute of Culture and History. Born in 1917 in Penglai, Shandong Province, he later moved with his family to Beijing (Peking) when his father, Sun Danlin, became Governmental Minister of Internal Affairs...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Asia : Pre 2000 item #769438 (stock #55-85)
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$595.00
The subject of this large horizontal oil painting by Kathmandu artist Shyam Lal Shrestha is a Nepali family gathered around their home distillery making rakshi, a strong, millet-based alcoholic drink. The work is signed by the painter and dated 1993. Shyam Shrestha was born in 1946 in the Kathmandu Valley, holds a diploma in fine arts, and since 1975 has had his work exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in Japan, India, Italy and the United States as well as in his own country. His paintin...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 2000 item #767133 (stock #30-11)
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$600.00
Hanoi painter Pham Luc was born in Hue, Vietnam, in 1943 and graduated from the Hanoi College of Fine Arts in 1977. His work is exhibited throughout Europe and Asia. We included his oils, watercolors and sketches in an exhibition at our former Westport, CT, gallery in 1995, and he since has appeared in other shows in the U.S. Pham Luc is among the group of Hanoi painters who attracted the attention of collectors and galleries in Hong Kong and Singapore when foreigners began going back into Vietn...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Etchings : Pre 2000 item #764434 (stock #12-82)
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Artist Levan Mekhouzla merges lyrical with architectural and East with West in this quiet etching of a simple scale. Mekhouzla lives and works in his native Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia as well as in Paris, and his work is exhibited throughout Europe. Early training as an architect forms the foundation for his carefully executed etchings and lithographs, which he then softens with whimsy. Influences from Tbilisi, where Asia blends with Europe, also inform his work, and he often includes no...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Acrylic : Pre 2000 item #757928 (stock #30-22)
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$495.00
The mountainous terrain of North Vietnam is a subject Hanoi artist Nguyen Van Hien has returned to often. This acrylic on paper scene, a distant line of minority people moving across a vast green landscape, is so meticulously done that a viewer is transported up the steep path into the misty mountain clearing. The work, done in 1996, is signed and dated. Dimensions: height 17" (43 cm), width 22" (56 cm).
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pre 2000 item #704354 (stock #17-94)
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$795.00
Signed by Hanoi artist Ngo Van Cao and dated 1993, this is his view of rooftops seen along a narrow street in the old quarter of his city. We purchased this work from the artist in Hanoi in 1995. At that time the art scene in Hanoi still was relaxed, with painters gathering daily at local galleries to discuss their work and meet with the few foreign buyers. By the end of the 1990s, Hanoi had become a magnet for serious collectors and investors. The special appeal of Vietnamese paintings, particu...