Forestangel Asian Antiques
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Musical : Pre 1970 item #1471252 (stock #350)
This is a LARGE, very seldom seen, Buddhist Temple Ceremonial (Taiko) Drum with Stand. Taiko means that the drum is beaten with a mallet or drumstick. According to Japanese history: the first use of taiko was as a battlefield instrument; used to intimidate and scare the enemy –a use to which drums have been put in many cultures. In addition to the martial aspect, taiko has been used in the most refined cultural settings as well. Taiko were definitely used in the opening celebrations of ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : European Medieval : Pre 1837 VR item #1470429 (stock #349)
This excellent 19th century WKC (Weyersburg, Kirschbaum & Company, Solingen, Germany) Imperial Hunting Cutlass is 22 inches in length. The mounts are composed of beautiful brass throughout the hilt and scabbard. The pommel area has a fluted nut at the top center of the cap which acts as a threaded tang nut. The pommel has a smooth upper surface with curved edges featuring line decorated sides. The ferrule below is also lined, having otherwise smooth surfaces. The crossguard features the plain ce...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1470237 (stock #348)
Finely carved Japanese Netsuke Depicting a Kappa laying on top of a Shell. According to Karl Schwartz, in his book 'Netsuke Subjects', Kappa is a Goblin who lived in rivers, having a body resembling a frog with a carapace like a turtle. Its head is similar to that of a Monkey with a cavity on top which must always be filled with water. It is mischievous and is often in love with young girls. This wonderful miniature sculpture was carved by Kozan, a little known artist, dating back to Early 19th ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Netsuke : Pre 2000 item #1464313 (stock #347)
This is an excellently and intricately carved boxwood very charming netsuke,made by the native of Ukraine Alexander Derkachenko. It depicts a kneeling man appearing to take a brake from carrying a giant fish. Signed in seal form. Netsuke is stained in tan color. It measures 1.0 inches (2.5cm) wide, 1.75 inches (4.5cm) tall, and 1.5 inches (4.0cm) in length. It is in outstanding condition, as may be seen in the posted photos. Alexander Derkachenko is a contemporary artist born in Sam...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Netsuke : Pre 1990 item #1464300 (stock #346)
This is an excellent and intricately carved very charming small netsuke, made by our own Pennsylvania native, David Carlin. He describes it as a "Small, finely detailed representation of the bottom half of a man seeming to be passing through a tombstone with "RIP" etched on it. Daisies are carved on the other side of the tombstone instead of the man's head, giving new meaning to the phrase.” . Netsuke is heavily polished. It measures: 0.75 inches (2.0cm) in depth; 0.75 inches (2.0cm) wide, an...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Netsuke : Pre 1990 item #1464299 (stock #345)
This is an excellent and intricately carved very charming netsuke, made by our own Pennsylvania native, David Carlin. He describes it as a "Model of 3 elderly bearded gentlemen, each leaning on the back of the other with the first two carrying blind man's canes. The third holds a bottle into which "DC" is etched in a double square cartouche. Each dressed in a robe with a rope belt.”. Natural Himotoshi is formed by the first Blind Man's arms. Netsuke is heavily polished. It measures: 2.5 ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1462678 (stock #344)
This is an impressively preserved Terracotta Tomb Pottery, Sancai-Glazed figure of Lu Dongbin, one of the Eight Immortals. He is one of the most widely known of the Eight Daoist Immortals and considered to be the leader of the group. He is thought to have lived during the Tang Dynasty (618-906) and he is depicted as a scholarly gentleman. He appears sitting on a stool, holding a fan. The glazed remains on most of the figure's body, except on its head and skirt of the stool, and the figures ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1462677 (stock #343)
This is a rare and unique (one-of-a-kind) Snuff Bottle made from Gourd. I HAVE HAD AND HANDLED THOUSANDS OF SNUFF BOTTLES, AND I HAVE NOT SEEN A SIMILAR BOTTLE BEFORE). Is is shaped in the form of an old Chinese Wine Storage Canister. It has a square slightly raised footing with a raise oval pad in the middle. It is molded and shaped into squares and similar height rectangles to form a canister with a long cone shaped neck, and wide mouth. The material has also been carved all around in imit...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1462676 (stock #342)
This is a very fine pair of Spinach Jade Birds perching on a tree branch that is nested on a carved wood stand. The artisan has taken advantage of the jade skin to highlight certain areas, such as the lightest (celadon) color for their peaks, the darkest (spinach) for their body, and mottle portion of the stone for the birds tails. This very detailed and realistic version of the birds are in excellent preserved condition. Figure Measurements Height: 4.25 inches (10.5cm), without stand ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Buddhist : Pre 1900 item #1462674 (stock #341)
This is a very large, very seldom seen, antique, Buddhist Temple Mokugyo. A Mokugyo is a wooden percussion instruments that is used by monks at Buddhist Temples (in Japan, China and Korea) during Buddhist ceremonies that involve the recitation of sutras or mantras to maintain rhythm during chanting. It is made from mostly KUSU (Camphor) wood. For large temple Mokugyos such as this one, the wood must be at least 100-years old. This is the size of Mokugyos used in Buddhist Temples (photo 11...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1837 VR item #1462672 (stock #340)
This is a unique, one-of-a-kind, an excellently carved Antique Zitan Wood Ruyi Scepter with Jade Plaques - Good Fortune Theme A extremely rare, unique, Chinese made hardwood Ruyi Scepter with Mother of Pearl and single Spinach Jade Plaques. There is not another Ruyi Scepter like it anywhere. The curving hardwood Scepter, like Zitan, of a dark brown wood color extensively carved all throughout with Lingzhi, a type of mushroom whose head resembles a stylized cloud and is associated with long ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1462670 (stock #339)
This is a finely carved Celadon Jade figure of a Boy holding a Lotus Leaf Branch. It is a mostly of natural celadon color with a small patch of russet color in the back, near the waistline. This excellent rendition of a traditionally groomed 18th Century Boy is in excellent preserved condition. Provenance: Bonham's The Celadon Jade Boy here is similar to one being auctioned by Zacke Galleries, Vienna, Austria, on 11 March 2022, with an estimated cost of 2,000 to 4,000 Euros. (see photo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Prehistorical item #1462666 (stock #338)
Authentic, Ancient (500-100 B.C.) Pre-Columbian Mezo-American Guerrero, Mezcala Jade, Axe God Idol Figure. Pre-Columbian, Meso-American Guerrero, Mexcala culture, Late Pre-classic Period (500-100 B.C.), Carved from a speckled green serpentine stone, common during the period. It is a large, anthropomorphic axe god in the form of a standing idol figure that it is abstract and minimalistic. The details have been incised on the stone to show its hair, eyes, mouth, arms to the sides, and s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1462664 (stock #337)
This is a 19th century, flattened, Square form with rounded shoulders, Jasper Snuff Bottle. It has a design prevalent mostly in snuff bottles made during the 18th century and early 19th century. It has banded Red, orange, brown, and beige colors, and chocolate spots. It has a raised rectangular base. The bottle comes with a glass red stopper. It is in excellent preserved condition. Bottle Measurements Height: 1.93 inches (4.9cm) - Not including stopper Width: 1.74 inches (4.4...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1462662 (stock #336)
This is a 19th century made bottle of a thick Bulbous rectangular form with rounded edges, thick straight neck, wide lips and mouth, and recessed oval footing. The well-hollowed bottle has been made in imitation of Realgar, with its mottled shades of red and orange in erratic nebulous forms. Its form was commonly used in the 19th century, and its illustrated in the 'Collector's Bood of Snuff Bottles', item #165, page 65. It comes with a blue aventurine stopper with metal collar. It is in...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1462661 (stock #335)
This is a 19th Century, flattened rectangular with rounded shoulders form snuff bottle, rounded short neck, and flat oval footing. It is made from Puddingstone. The stone has a creamy creamy suffused background, with blots of gray and black. It comes with a grayish russet stopper with spoon. This elegantly looking piece is in excellent preserved condition. a similar form sand material snuff bottles is illustrated in 'The Collector's Book of Snuff Bottles", by Bob C. Stevens, Item 666 page ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1462660 (stock #334)
This is a finely carved Celadon Jade Snuff Bottle, in the form of a Lobed Gourd. It is a mostly of natural celadon color ground with a small curved russet line near its mouth, and a spot of gray on one of its sides. It comes with small thin coral stopper with spoon. This great looking bottle is in excellent preserved condition. Bottle Measurements Height: 1.98 inches (5.0cm) - not including stopper Width: 1.42 inches (3.6cm) Thickness: 0.98 inches (2.58cm) Weight: 1.4 ounce...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1462656 (stock #333)
This is a large and spectacular 18th Century Bronze Cloisonne, Twin-Handle Urn with great Archaic form and color. It has two Dragon Head Handles. It is enameled with Penny Flowers and Leaves motif. It has a large mouth (five-inches wide), and it is decorated with a one-inch belt that separates its bulbous body from its neck. It has a raised foot rim. It is stamped with the Japanese kanji that spells the name of its maker: 嶋佐 Shimasa, and it is in excellent preserved condition. M...