Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1384973 (stock #A-BSK1)
Ancient East
$385
DESCRIPTION: An antique circular form egg gathering basket of woven splint oak with bent splint oak handle. Good condition with only minor wear. DIMENSIONS: 9-1/4" high x 9-1/4" diameter
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Wood : Contemporary item #1390600 (stock #W-FIG11)
Ancient East
$380
DESCRIPTION: This pair of Native American Hopi hand carved Kachina (or Katsina) dolls includes “Antelope Kachina” with turquoise shirt and black antlers, signed Raphael Jose Jr. 2004, and “Mr. and Mrs. Kokopelli” signed D MASA, Hopi. The Kokopelli Kachina cleverly comes in two parts, which when separated show the couple as nude figures. DIMENSIONS: Tallest 10.25” high.

CULTURAL BACKGROUND: The Hopi people live primarily on three mesas in northeastern Arizona, about 70 miles from ...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Acrylic : Contemporary item #1397254 (stock #W-WD14)
Ancient East
$380
DESCRIPTION: Original acrylic painting, signed by the artist, of a bison in bold colors against a blue ground, 2016. Very good condition. DIMENSIONS: 20'' x 20”.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Kathleen Kills Thunder (legal name), a Sioux Indian whose family was from the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in NE Montana, was born in 1947 in Seattle, WA. Her father, Ben Kills Thunder, was Sioux while her mother was Spanish/Irish. Kathy grew up painting and beading since a young child and uses a bright color p...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Blankets : Pre 1980 item #1268453 (stock #W-TX3)
Ancient East
$375
DESCRIPTION: A large, vibrant Churro wool blanket from the weaving center of Chimayo in Northern New Mexico. This finely woven blanket is of the "Rio Grande" style with alternating bands of white and navy stripes running across a bright red ground. These bands are each separated by a line of three stars with twelve points. CONDITION: This reversible blanket is in excellent condition with no repairs, holes or stains; the fibers are thick and the colors vibrant.

CULTURAL BACKGROUND: T...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1307934 (stock #CP3&4)
Ancient East
$370
An attractive pair of antique Chinese porcelain plates, each hand painted with a large, leaping blue carp with russet colored cross-hatched scales. The carp was an auspicious fish in China and a symbol of perseverance and success, often applied to success in business enterprises and state examinations. In excellent condition (no cracks, chips or hairlines), this pair of deep-dish plates would have served as large shallow bowls as well. Dating from the Yongzheng to Qianlong Periods (AD 1723 - ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1303537 (stock #BPB203)
Ancient East
$365
DESCRIPTION: A handsome Japanese hibachi, crafted from a section of kiri wood (paulownia wood) with rounded body and lacquer floral designs. Inside is the original copper liner where coals would be placed for heating or keeping a tea pot warm. Two large peony blossoms are lacquered in gold and orange on the front, with smaller leafed branches on the reverse. Paulownia wood is very light, fine-grained, and warp-resistant, and is often used in Japan for chests and boxes. Today Japanese hibachi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1287854 (stock #W-RG9)
Ancient East
$360
DESCRIPTION: A delightful hand-woven, flat weave llama wool rug made by native tribes from the Andes of Peru. This long runner is divided into three distinct patterns, the large outer border with colorful Inca figures in ceremonial headdresses, a middle border of fanciful fish which alternate facing left and right, and a center panel with a multitude of animals and insects including a llama, cat, butterfly, spider, swan, frog and duck. This vibrant, flat-weave rug is completely reversible and...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1310923 (stock #CP136)
Ancient East
$360
DESCRIPTION: This large, boldly decorated early 19th century Japanese Arita sometsuke (blue and white) porcelain dish in square form (“kaku-zara”) is hand painted in deep cobalt blue with a center floral design against thin parallel lines. This center ground is bordered by diaper designs around the raised rim with floral cartouches at each corner. Such a dish was used in Japanese tea ceremonies for serving raw fish or shellfish. The reverse is hand painted with stylized decorations in cobal...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1377094 (stock #SN122)
Ancient East
$360
DESCRIPTION: A Chinese peach toggle (guajian) crafted from a flat piece of burl wood with large spreading leaves, representing longevity in Chinese iconography. Two holes on either side of the stem were used for threading a cord from which this toggle would have been suspended as a counterweight to some other object, such as a tobacco pouch. A nice example of Chinese folk art dating from the mid 1800’s or earlier, this toggle is in overall fine condition with aged patina. DIMENSIONS: 1 ½” h...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1970 item #863007 (stock #JO33)
Ancient East
$350
DESCRIPTION: A Chinese celadon jade pendant, both sides well carved in the form of an archaic mask and strung on a black nylon cord with a round celadon jade bead. Such amulets have a long history in China and would have been worn as a mystical protector against all unseen evil and bad luck. This handsome jade pendant is quite wearable and in excellent condition. DIMENSIONS: 2 ¼” long (5.7 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1270668 (stock #JHS107)
Ancient East
$345
DESCRIPTION: A simply carved agate rubbing stone in the form of a Chinese boy carrying a ruyi. The semi-precious stone is pure white with brown inclusions that have been incorporated into the design as the boy’s cloak, hat and ruyi, which he carries on his shoulder. A small hole has been drilled through the ruyi at the back of the head for stringing and wearing from the belt as a toggle. Stones such as these were meant to held, rubbed and fondled, with this one fitting perfectly into the palm ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Dolls : Pre 1970 item #1387995 (stock #W-FIG27)
Ancient East
$330
DESCRIPTION: An elegant and stately santos cage doll (a Virgin Mary bastidor), with grey bodice and hand carved, delicate wooden face in sacred, peaceful expression, framed by a radiant gilt-tin halo. Her arms and hands are articulated from the shoulder; four wooden slats form the frame. Good condition. DIMENSIONS: 24” high; 6 7/8” diameter base.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Christian : Pre 1920 item #1398016 (stock #W-JO14R)
Ancient East
$330
DESCRIPTION: A large pendant crucifix from the estate of Saint Katharine Drexel, the Christ figure crafted from sterling silver and mounted upon an ebony cross, with ends and back wrapped in silver. The lower back is stamped “Sterling, FRANCE,” and dates from the late 19th to early 20th C. Very good condition (silver has original patina). PROVENANCE: The Dahlgren, Drexel, Wharton Estate. This crucifix is part of a larger collection of rosary beads, crosses and bracelets with Catholic medal...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1279168 (stock #JO39)
Ancient East
$325
DESCRIPTION: A charming and well executed Chinese silver tribal bracelet, the wide band framed with parallel lines between which various mythical and humorous animals cavort. Included in the hand crafted repousse processional are donkeys, fish, and a dragon vying with a foo dog for a brocade ball. This tribal bracelet comes to us from one of the mountainous Miao groups, who are well known for their beautiful silver work. Estimated to date from the first half of the 20th century and in very good...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1363770 (stock #WTX2)
Ancient East
$325
DESCRIPTION: A vibrant Suzani coverlet, finely embroidered with colorful silk threads on a black velvet ground. Suzani (meaning “needlework”) is a type of embroidered tribal textile made in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries. These coverlets are traditionally made by Central Asian brides for their dowry and presented to the groom on the wedding day.

This suzani was acquired in Turkey from an Uzbek family and displays traditional design motifs such as sun and moo...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1370225 (stock #SCH154)
Ancient East
$325
DESCRIPTION: An attractive scholar's calligraphy brush, crafted using long brown horsehair bristles attached to a bulbous ox-horn ferrule and segmented, solid ox- horn shaft. A very handsome brush in good condition from the latter Qing Dynasty, which would have been used for calligraphy or painting. DIMENSIONS: 14” long (35.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Mirrors : Pre 1920 item #1390284 (stock #W-DA3)
Ancient East
$325
DESCRIPTION: An antique Spanish Colonial style painted sheet metal mirror, 19th to early 20th C., continental Europe. Acanthus leaves decorate the painted border, topped by an elaborate floral crest with center figural medallion. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw. CONDITION: Good, few minor dents to sheet metal. DIMENSIONS: 19.25" high x 10.75" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1373192 (stock #GD36)
Ancient East
$300
DESCRIPTION: Long acknowledged as masters of porcelain, the Chinese also excelled at pottery making. Qing Dynasty domestic pottery used regional clays and showed distinctive regional styles. This pottery, used for the storage of oil and other household goods, exhibited tremendous, quiet beauty as well as utility. Crafted of red clay and originating from Jiangxi Provence, this handsome jar is an excellent example with its incised geometric decorations in two-toned brown and yellow ochre glazes. D...