Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Tools : Pre 1950 item #1398373 (stock #A-MTL8)
Ancient East
$75
DESCRIPTION: A swirling, cast iron rotary tiller wheel with ten spokes spiraling from the center. These old, artful farm implements make wonderful authentic accessories for today’s Industrial, Country, or Farmhouse Décors. They also make delightful garden accents. Please see the last photo for size comparison with our 14” tiller, #A-MTL7. Light rust covering, extremely sturdy, no repairs. DIMENSIONS: 11.5” diameter.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Handiwork : Pre 1950 item #1398319 (stock #W-FIG22)
Ancient East
$575
DESCRIPTION: A stately santos cage doll (a Virgin Mary bastidor) with blue bodice and hand carved head with glass eyes, the face with a beautiful, peaceful expression. Her arms are articulated at the shoulder and elbow, and eight wooden slats form the frame. A lovely santos, good condition, minor paint chips. DIMENSIONS: 29'' high x 12.5'' wide at the base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1398210 (stock #SCH1)
Ancient East
$285
DESCRIPTION: An attractive scholar’s brush, the cloisonné handle having colorful vine and floral designs on a black ground. The ferrule and tip are both crafted from turned wood while natural bristles form the full brush. In excellent condition, this is a handsome, well made brush dating from the early 20th C. DIMENSIONS: 13.5" long (34.2 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Baskets : Pre 1910 item #1398118 (stock #A-BSK5)
Ancient East
$275
DESCRIPTION: A hand woven gizzard basket, c. 1890-1900, originating from Crossville, Tennessee. Gizzard baskets, sometimes known as the bow basket or egg basket, are made forming the handle and rim first, then are lashed together to form a frame. Into this lashing, ribs are inserted which hold the weaving that forms the shell of the basket. Gizzard baskets are the “Cadillac” of white oak baskets and are prized by collectors, being difficult to make and time-consuming. This basket has the “...
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 : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Pre 1900 item #1397628 (stock #TBS43)
Ancient East
$1,150
DESCRIPTION: An exotic and intricately painted polychrome lidded wood chest of Italian Arabesque design. The body is decorated with carved architectural form arches and columns on three sides with intricately painted geometric and floral designs on a red ground. The back is also painted and has a large center pomegranate medallion with floral designs. Rising on turned feet, a scalloped apron forms the base; the hinged lid conceals open storage. Some paint loss and separation to wood. DIMENSION...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Mirrors : Pre 1900 item #1397514 (stock #A-WD1)
Ancient East
$695
DESCRIPTION: An elegant French Louis XV style giltwood beveled mirror with center crest of birds and a cherub playing a flute, and framed with a gilt beaded and foliate border; Ca. 1890. DIMENSIONS: 46” high x 30” wide.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1397434 (stock #W-PT8)
Ancient East
$1,750
DESCRIPTION: A fantastic Acoma pottery water jar of large size with a wonderfully complex polychrome design containing bear and Kokopelli figures. A double rainbow of light and dark sienna bands divides this beautiful greenware olla into six cartouche segments, three larger ones with bears below the arched rainbows, each with different background designs, and three smaller ones with stylized Kokopelli figures (fertility deities) playing flutes. Additional geometric designs in black on white are...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1397377 (stock #SN123)
Ancient East
$470
DESCRIPTION: A nice old Chinese toggle carved from a striated wood in the form of two peaches. The peach is a symbol of longevity, and this thick toggle has a wonderful aged patina that only comes from age and handling. Strung with a cord through the holes under the stems, it would have hung from a sash and been used as a counterweight to a tobacco pouch or other utilitarian object. A wonderful example of Chinese folk art, this toggle dates from the 1700’s. DIMENSIONS: 2 ½” wide (6.4 cm) x ...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1920 item #1397345 (stock #A-UTL1B)
Ancient East
$75
DESCRIPTION: Nice old wooden spatula and shovel-shaped scoop, hand carved from maple wood. These have been waxed showing a beautiful patina, and new leather straps are attached for display. DIMENSIONS: Scoop = long x 4.24” wide. Spatula = 12” long x 2 5/8” wide.
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1397130 (stock #JO68)
Ancient East
$735
DESCRIPTION: A beautiful antique Chinese necklace strung with pink coral, turquoise and silver beads. Three silver figural pendants hang from the necklace, including a foo dog, a horse with saddle and bridal, and a child holding a large flower, each with agate beads. Qing Dynasty, excellent condition. DIMENSIONS: 28.5” end to end (72.5 cm).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1940 item #1394888 (stock #A-UTL4a)
Ancient East
$90
DESCRIPTION: Two pair of antique ice skates, one large pair with original leather straps and curled tips, plus one smaller wooden pair. Stamped on the blade of the larger pair is “BATAVUS, HEERENVEEN.” Batavus is a Dutch bicycle manufacturer which began in 1904, and was located in Heerenveen, a town in the north of the Netherlands. In the 1930’s, Batavus diversified to include tricycles, motorcycles, and ice skates. Heerenveen went on to gain international prominence in speed skating, ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Christian : Pre 1900 item #1394785 (stock #W-WD13)
Ancient East
$480
DESCRIPTION: A beautiful rendition of El Alma de Maria on tin, capturing the mystical descent of the Holy Ghost upon Mary and the announcements of the Incarnation. The young Mary is wearing a crown of pink roses, a pearl necklace and pearl earrings. With hands crossed over her heart, she presses the white dove toward her. This is a somewhat rarer depiction, because she holds not only a staff of lilies in one hand, but also a branch of roses in the other. Symbolizing her purity and exemption for ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Tools : Pre 1960 item #1394688 (stock #A-UTL8)
Ancient East
$135
DESCRIPTION: A tribute to vintage industrial design, this attractive pulley, with a heavily cast iron shaft and swivel eye, is attached with snatch pins to a smooth, grooved wooden wheel. The pulley is a simple machine that, when used with a rope, will reduce the amount of force needed to lift a load. These make wonderful decorative accents within a country, farmhouse or industrial decor. In excellent working condition, no rust. DIMENSIONS: 12” long x 6” wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1394604 (stock #SCH389)
Ancient East
$395
DESCRIPTION: A red and gilt ink cake in the form of a turtle with a curled snake on its back. In ancient China, the tortoise and the snake were thought to be spiritual creatures symbolizing longevity. Both the front and back have been finely pressed in raised relief with gilt accents. One of the treasures of the Chinese scholar’s studio, this ink cake is in excellent condition, in its original box, and dates from the first quarter of the 20th C. or earlier. DIMENSIONS: 3” long (7.7 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Christian : Pre 1900 item #1394563 (stock #W-WD12)
Ancient East
$650
DESCRIPTION: This antique 19th c. painted tin retablo features a lovely rendition of El Alma de Maria, capturing the mystical descent of the Holy Ghost upon Mary and the announcements of the Incarnation. Mary is wearing a crown of pink roses, a pearl necklace and pearl earrings. Her right hand is crossed over her heart where a white dove also appears. She holds a staff of lilies in her left hand, symbolizing her purity and exemption from worldly sins. The Virgin is dubbed a "rose without thorns"...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1394118 (stock #A-UTL6)
Ancient East
$100
DESCRIPTION: A good pair of wooden exercise clubs / juggling pins, each painted with a wide horizontal orange stripe between two thin black stripes. Good condition with normal wear. DIMENSIONS: Each is 18” tall x 3” diameter.