Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1980 item #1372150 (stock #W-JO15)
Ancient East
$615
DESCRIPTION: An impressive Native American sterling cuff by Navajo artist Carl Quintana, featuring three large turquoise stones with dark brown inclusions set in bezels surrounded by heavy, twisted silver wire. Hand stamped conchos decorate the terminals of the cuff. This prolific Navajo jeweler is from Chinle, Arizona, and is noted for magnificent stone choices set in both traditional and contemporary designs. DIMENSIONS: Largest center stone is 1 3/4” high x 1 3/8” wide. Inside circumf...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1149763 (stock #JO61)
Ancient East
$595
DESCRIPTION: A Chinese pendant with coral colored stone mounted as a brooch in high relief with a scholar standing under a twisting pine in a mountain setting. The rectangular gilt frame is cast as four bamboo stalks and has a sturdy open “mesh” backing fitted with a stick pin and gold loop so that it can be worn as a brooch or necklace. Very fine work overall with no tarnish anywhere to the gilt frame. DIMENSIONS: 2 3/8” long (6 cm) x 1 7/8” wide (4.8 cm).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1233612 (stock #SCH202)
Ancient East
$595
DESCRIPTION: A Chinese scholar's wrist rest crafted from reddish-brown bamboo, the surface covered with fifteen lines of finely carved, raised calligraphy citing a 1962 poem by Mao Zedong. Excellent condition. DIMENSIONS: 11" long (28 cm) x 3" wide (7.6 cm).
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1307858 (stock #W-JO26)
Ancient East
$595
DESCRIPTION: An "Old Pawn" silver Native American cuff bracelet featuring one large hematite cabochon, polished to a mirror-like finish and accented with hand stamped designs on the cuff and applied silver balls with wire work. Signed on inner band, "LY" (Louis Yazzie), this cuff is in very good condition and is quite wearable; very sophisticated looking with black or mono-toned attire, appropriate even for a formal event. DIMENSIONS: Inner circumference 5.75" plus a 1.325" wrist opening (Adu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1308901 (stock #SN85)
Ancient East
$595
DESCRIPTION: An antique Chinese toggle (guajian), carved from boxwood in the form of a Buddha's hand fruit (or fingered citron), a symbol of happiness, longevity and good fortune in China. The fingered citron is unusually shaped with bright yellow fruit segmented into finger-like sections, resembling a human hand. Highly fragrant, it is used predominantly in China for perfuming rooms and personal items such as clothing. According to Buddhist tradition, the Buddha prefers the "fingers" of the ...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Tools : Pre 1920 item #1393999 (stock #A-UTL2)
Ancient East
$585
DESCRIPTION: An appealing antique cranberry scoop in original green paint, constructed in a lovely sculptural form with attached handle and a scoop with multiple slim prongs to strain out water without losing the cranberries. CONDITION: Usage wear in all the right places; split to board holding prongs. DIMENSIONS: 13.25” wide x 13.25” long x 7.5” high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1369220 (stock #SN26)
Ancient East
$575
DESCRIPTION: Wonderful boxwood toggle of a seated sage with a scroll, depicting the Daoist deity Fu Shen, the Chinese god of happiness. His scroll is carved with four Chinese characters and he wears a feathered coat. Two netsuke type holes pierce the back for threading a cord to hang from a sash. This toggle has a luscious, hand-rubbed patina that only great age and handling can produce; 18th/19th C. DIMENSIONS: 1 7/8” high (4.8 cm) x 1 3/8” wide (3.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1279083 (stock #SCH162)
Ancient East
$570
DESCRIPTION: A fine 19th C. Chinese ink stone, crisply carved in the form of a bamboo node with leaves at the top and root knobs at the bottom. A deep water well has been carved into the upper section. Natural inclusions, called "eyes," are highlighted within the duan stone's design, with one eye at the top carved to simulate the moon, and the other incorporated into the stone's grinding surface.

ABOUT DUAN INK STONES: One of the four treasures of the Chinese scholar's studio, the in...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1382253 (stock #A-BSK12)
Ancient East
$570
DESCRIPTION: Beautiful melon-shaped split oak basket with a sturdy bentwood handle and oak-wrapped wide rim. This early 1900’s folk art basket is in great condition with no major losses noted. DIMENSIONS: 18" long x 14.5" wide; height with handle is 13.75", without is 8.75".
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1970 item #1373372 (stock #TX74)
Ancient East
$565
DESCRIPTION: Three handsome Middle East Palestinian pillows in graduated sizes, hand-embroidered in shades of red on a black linen ground, the backs covered in black velvet. Plump and well stuffed, excellent condition. PROVENANCE: Maryanne Conheim, Philadelphia. DIMENSIONS: Largest Size: 15'' x 24'' (38 cm x 61 cm). TX76 $565.00 for all three
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Baskets : Pre 1930 item #1367220 (stock #A-BSK11)
Ancient East
$560
DESCRIPTION: Wonderful melon-shaped split oak basket with a sturdy bentwood handle which is oak-wrapped on both ends. This early 1900’s basket is in great condition with no losses noted. DIMENSIONS: 15" long x 12.5" wide; height with handle is 11", w/o 8".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1233388 (stock #BSK44)
Ancient East
$550
DESCRIPTION: This wonderful Chinese bamboo basket is one of the nicest we've ever offered. Pleasing in form and expertly handcrafted, the entire basket is tightly woven from bamboo strips in various sizes, forming a pleasing design. Chinese characters are found inside the removable, cone-shaped lid. Three long bent bamboo strips form the handle. Very attractive and in excellent condition. DIMENSIONS: 24" high including handle (61 cm) x 18" diameter (45.7 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Christian : Pre 1920 item #1370696 (stock #W-FIG24)
Ancient East
$545
DESCRIPTION: An engaging carved wood santo figure of a winged cherub, most likely carved in the Philippines. This figure, dating from the early 1900’s, is depicted with black hair, inset glass eyes and extended wings. CONDITION: Some age appropriate losses to original paint. DIMENSIONS: 6.5" high x 16" wide.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Rugs : Pre 1970 item #1370958 (stock #W-RG15)
Ancient East
$520
DESCRIPTION: A light brown and white pony hide rug, the soft fur longer than that of traditional cowhide. Wonderful for throwing over a sofa in your Southwestern home or Northwestern lodge, or toss it on the floor for a soft floor covering. Good condition. DIMENSIONS: 84” X 68"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Handiwork : Pre 1950 item #1386030 (stock #W-FIG17)
Ancient East
$520
DESCRIPTION: A vibrant, expressive Mexican folk art mask of a yellow and red jaguar with big blue eyes, wide mouth and erect leather ears. Hand carved and painted, this vintage mask depicts a fanciful American jaguar, a popular theme for Mexican artists. The paint condition on this mask is excellent; wire is attached for hanging. View the final three photos to compare this mask with our Mexican Jaguar Mask #W-FIG4; they make wonderful companion pieces! DIMENSIONS: 11.5" tall (29.2 cm) x 10" wi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1950 item #1212631 (stock #WD35)
Ancient East
$495
DESCRIPTION: A subtle, signed Japanese woodblock print by Toshi Yoshida (1911-1995). Titled “Cherry Blossoms by the Gate,” the print depicts a large cherry tree in early stages of bloom arched over the entrance gate of a home. At the entrance, a woman holds the hand of a small boy. This beautiful, tranquil print has a pencil signed title and signature in English (lifetime edition), and also in Japanese within the image (seal). Fine impression, color and condition; no toning or tears; full...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1270134 (stock #BSK71)
Ancient East
$495
DESCRIPTION: A fine smoked bamboo ikebana basket woven in a tall ovoid form with entwined bamboo handle. The basket is crafted with a vertical diagonal weave from both wide and narrow splints in contrasting colors. This sturdy and handsome basket has a beautiful aged patina with no losses detected; early 20th century. DIMENSIONS: 18 ½” high x 8 ¾” diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1283534 (stock #LC47)
Ancient East
$495
DESCRIPTION: Four beautifully detailed, red and gold lacquered sheets of Burmese Buddhist manuscripts describing rules of ceremony. Kammawasa are elaborately decorated manuscripts extracted from the Pali Vinaya pitaka, the monastic code of discipline which is generally read aloud at monastic assemblies. Topics covered would include formalities for the ordination of monks and the bestowal of their robes, the consecration of an ordination hall, celebrating the festival of the full moon, and other...