Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Contemporary item #1084313 (stock #BK13)
Ancient East
$45
DESCRIPTION: During the Chinese Han (206 B.C.- A.D. 220) and Tang (A.D. 618-907) dynasties, earthenware sculptures were placed in elaborate tombs to protect and serve the spirits of the deceased. These fascinating sculptures took the forms of animals, soldiers, courtiers, musicians, merchants, and attendants. “From Court to Caravan, Chinese Tomb Sculptures from the Collection of Anthony M. Solomon” features seventy-three exquisite Chinese tomb sculptures from the Solomon collection, which in...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Contemporary item #1305474 (stock #BK11)
Ancient East
$55
DESCRIPTION: “The Inro Handbook, Studies of Netsuke, Inro and Lacquer” was written for collectors who have discovered the delights of the miniature Japanese art forms. This authoritative and enlightening book offers a wealth of valuable information and is written by one of the foremost collectors and scholars in the field, Raymond Bushell. Affording entry into a world of fascinating design and superb craftsmanship, the book covers the subject in a thorough manner with beautiful color illust...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Contemporary item #1377811 (stock #A-WD3)
Ancient East
$1,200
DESCRIPTION: A colorful, contemporary folk art oil painting featuring a slice of watermelon, a small Santa figure, and various fruits and vegetables all arranged on a flowered tablecloth. A large American Flag serves as a dynamic backdrop. Signed lower left, “Nancy Thomas, 2003” and lower right, "Holiday Special." CONDITION: No visible defects. DIMENSIONS: Sight size 48" x 42", unframed.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Nancy Thomas is a contemporary American folk artist whose work is prized throu...

All Items : New Century : Textiles : Contemporary item #1378254 (stock #W-TX14)
Ancient East
$95
DESCRIPTION: A Southwestern hand woven wool "mesa design" pillow, the front with a center geometric design bordered top and bottom by red, tan and black stripes. The back continues the color motif with a patchwork wool pattern. Excellent condition, bright, beautiful colors, pillow included. DIMENSIONS: 16 inches square.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Figural : Contemporary item #1384762 (stock #W-FIG35)
Ancient East
$250
DESCRIPTION: An artist made redware mask, the face glazed with a purple turtle figure. Signed on the back, “Cold Morning,” La Fontaine, January 2008. Artist Glen LaFontaine (b. 1947) is a Native American visual artist working primarily in clay. Excellent condition and ready to hang. DIMENSIONS: 5'' L x 5''W x 2'' D
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 : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1233913 (stock #BK14)
Ancient East
$45
DESCRIPTION: Four small books written in Chinese, each relating to a different discipline of Chinese works of art. Each is richly illustrated in full color with many examples of the art forms covered. In the first photo listed here, starting at the upper left and going clockwise, is a book dedicated to bamboo arts, including brush pots, baskets and boxes. Next is a book dedicated to ink stones, from simple to elaborate. The third volume richly illustrates cinnabar lacquer pieces from the Han...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 2000 item #1288230 (stock #BK6)
Ancient East
$55
DESCRIPTION: “Tibetan Art: Tracing the Development of Spiritual Ideals and Art in Tibet, 600 – 2000 AD” is a treasure trove of the creativity Tibet has harbored over the centuries. Amy Heller places Tibetan art into an historical and social setting, and has richly illustrated this work with over 120 color and 147 black and white photographs. Heller shows how the aesthetics of Buddhism, monasteries, Dali Lamas, renowned artists and outside influences, together with the country’s topogra...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1305814 (stock #W-PT9)
Ancient East
$1,895
DESCRIPTION: A quite spectacular Acoma pot of great size and shape with a wonderfully complex design by Acoma artist, Adrian Vallo. A double rainbow of light and dark sienna bands divides this beautiful greenware olla into four quadrants, with two lively dark-sienna parrots below the arched rainbows, and two lighter sienna parrots above horizontal rainbow bands. Additional geometric designs in black on white are executed with clean, crisp lines. Very good condition, minor surface scratches, ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : American Indian : Jewelry : Pre 2000 item #1371284 (stock #W-JO34)
Ancient East
$795
DESCRIPTION: An attractive Native American sterling cuff bracelet, late 1900s, by Navajo silver artist, Leonard Jackson. This striking and somewhat delicate design features three natural stone flowers with turquoise petals and coral centers mounted onto a sturdy sterling cuff with fine hand-stamped designs. Very good condition, no chips to any stones, signed "L Sterling J." Beautiful colors, very attractive and comfortable on the wrist. DIMENSIONS: Center flower is 1” square; 2.5” inside di...
All Items : Artists : Furniture : Pre 2000 item #1376772 (stock #A-TBLS1)
Ancient East
$755
DESCRIPTION: A delightful contemporary folk art table by craftsman, Richard DeWalt, in which vermilion colored tapering legs with small ball feet rise to support a copper table top. The sides and front drawer are finished in blue with a charming carved fish functioning as the drawer’s handle. This would be a great accent piece for the fishing enthusiast and would also be perfect in a lake home or fishing lodge setting. CONDITION: Very good, no visible defects. DIMENSIONS: 31" high x 16" x 16"...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : American Indian : Kachinas : Pre 2000 item #1392152 (stock #W-FIG10)
Ancient East
$420
DESCRIPTION: A hand carved and painted pair of Native American Hopi Kachina (or Katsina) dolls, one in a long green and blue robe with red neck kerchief, the other in an elaborate headdress. Each is signed, one signed “Mongwa, D. Scott, Old Oraibi” and the other “D. Harvey, Koyemsi, Hopi Tewa, ‘96”. DIMENSIONS: Tallest 10.75” high.

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

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : American Indian : Jewelry : Pre 2000 item #1392595 (stock #W-JO28)
Ancient East
$240
DESCRIPTION: A Native American silver cuff bracelet having hammered and stamped accents; silver band is a nice, wide 1.5”. Stamped “RVF” by Navajo Silver Artist Roger Francisco. DIMENSIONS: Inner circumference = 5.75"; wrist opening = 1.75". Total weight = 52 grams.
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 : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1307765 (stock #BK12)
Ancient East
$95
DESCRIPTION: From the jacket: “Art of Japan brings us a sweeping view of the long-lived Japanese culture in all its brilliance and beauty. Never before have all of the major arts been available in a single volume.” This large tome (622 pages) is in beautiful, like new condition. The book covers Japanese history and religion as it specifically relates to its art forms and architecture, and spans time from prehistoric ages through the Meiji Period. A first edition, 1985 Abrams hardbound wit...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : Pre 1990 item #1365430 (stock #A-WD1)
Ancient East
$695
DESCRIPTION: A delightful portrait of a girl in a hat by Gabrielle Denton, a well known New Mexico folk art painter from Las Cruces, NM. In this simplistic but expressive study, a girl with soulful blue eyes stares directly at the viewer while wearing a large yellow hat with flower. Original gouache, artist signed lower right, well matted and framed in copper-umber hues. DIMENSIONS: Actual painting is 12 ¾” x 12 ¾”. Frame dimensions are 26" x 26."
All Items : Artists : Folk Art : Pre 1990 item #1370901 (stock #A-FA10)
Ancient East
$475
DESCRIPTION: A charming folk art sculpture depicting a seated blue & white cat holding a fish in its mouth under its long, curved whiskers. By Pennsylvania contemporary folk artist and sculptor, G&G Hosfeld; artist signed and dated on bottom, "G&G Hosfeld, 1983, Souderton, PA." Excellent condition; a warm and whimsical accent piece for your farmhouse, country or lake cabin décor. DIMENSIONS: 8 1/4"wide x 11 7/8" high x 4 1/2" thick.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Kitchenware : Ceramics : Pre 1990 item #1382709 (stock #A-CP4)
Ancient East
$185
DESCRIPTION: A hard to find set of eight periwinkle blue (color retired) Fiesta dinner plates. Nothing says Americana or “Country Cottage” like Fiesta dinnerware, which can be mixed and matched with other Fiesta colors. Periwinkle blue was introduced by Fiesta in 1989 and discontinued in 2006; this set’s logo would date these plates to pre 1992. CONDITION: Light ware, no chips, good condition. DIMENSIONS: 11.5" diameter each. A-CP4 $185 for set of eight
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : American Indian : Jewelry : Pre 1990 item #1386639 (stock #W-JO33)
Ancient East
$475
DESCRIPTION: A fine hand stamped sterling sunburst design pendant with a large, high quality Cerillos mine turquoise stone set in shadowbox style. Reverse is stamped, “E. Bilagody, Sterling.” A Navajo silver artist, Ernest Bilagody is based in Gallup, NM. Late 1900s, excellent condition. DIMENSIONS: 2-1/4" x 1-5/8"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1266923 (stock #TX65)
Ancient East
$450
DESCRIPTION: An attractive woman's jacket made from a leatherized dark blue cotton with batik sleeves trimmed in white. The jacket's square neck is bordered with a band of batik and appliquéd trim; the waist is narrowed and closes with inner and outer ties. The blue and brown circular patterns on the batik sleeves are made using a technique of manual wax-resist dyeing, with melted wax applied to all areas that are not to be colored. The artist can then selectively color the fabric by soaking...
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 : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1284563 (stock #W-JO7)
Ancient East
SOLD
DESCRIPTION: A beautiful Navajo squash blossom necklace with twelve blossoms of graduated size and a 3 1/4" naja with dangle, all set with lovely cabochons of blue turquoise with chocolate brown veining, mounted on a silver bead necklace. Each stone is partially covered with leaf-form silver appliqué work; twisted silver wire borders the bezels. Dating from the second half of the 20th C., the necklace is in excellent condition with no broken pieces or missing stones. The stones are undamaged...
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 : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1289162 (stock #W-JO17)
Ancient East
$795
DESCRIPTION: A beautifully crafted Navajo sterling and natural coral cuff bracelet . This bracelet features thirteen natural, dark red coral stones mounted on a 1 1/8" wide silver cuff between a scrolling border of stamp work, twisted wire, and silver beads. This cuff looks beautiful on the wrist; the inside is stamped "STERLING." See the last photo showing this bracelet with other pieces from our Native American jewelry collection. DIMENSIONS: 6 1/2" circumference (16.5 cm); medium adult ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Handiwork : Pre 1980 item #1289625 (stock #W-FIG5)
Ancient East
$180
DESCRIPTION: Oaxacan woodcarvings, also known as alebrijes, have been a tradition for generations in several small villages outside the capital of Oaxaca, Mexico. It has only been in the past 40 years that these beautifully carved and painted figures have become popular, and are now collected worldwide. Using rudimentary tools, these Mexican artists create fascinating figures out of fresh-cut copal wood. After drying and sanding, the carvings are meticulously painted with intricate patterns and...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1290742 (stock #W-JO9)
Ancient East
$455
DESCRIPTION: A lovely sterling silver necklace consisting of three silver feathers, each terminating in a leaf and flower design and each attached to a natural, light blue turquoise cabochon with brown matrix (veining) centered between them. Very attractive, perfect condition, excellent workmanship and very wearable. Signed: "D" (John Delvin, master Navajo silversmith). See the last photo showing this necklace with other pieces from our Native American jewelry collection. DIMENSIONS: 18" le...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1291074 (stock #W-RG10)
Ancient East
$295
DESCRIPTION: A colorful hand woven rug with red borders and hexagonal designs on a light blue ground. This flat weave rug is reversible and is in excellent condition (bright colors, thick pile, no stains or losses). After purchase, all of our textiles are professionally cleaned and stored until sold. Sourced in Chile while on a buying trip, this rug would make an attractive area rug or wall hanging. DIMENSIONS: 37.5" long (95.2 cm) x 25.25" wide (64 cm).
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1292011 (stock #W-JO11)
Ancient East
$645
DESCRIPTION: A stunning Navajo sterling silver Bisbee blue turquoise cuff bracelet by Navajo silver artist, Henry Davis. Ten heavenly blue cabochons are set between silver beads and scalloped silver edges which are stamped in a sunburst design. This is a truly beautiful bracelet, very wearable, and in perfect condition with no chipped stones. The inside is hallmarked "HD" and stamped "Sterling." If you desire a bracelet with matching necklace, see the last two photos where this bracelet is sh...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1293326 (stock #W-JO12)
Ancient East
$1,100
DESCRIPTION: Elegant and gorgeous! This vintage Navajo sterling silver necklace is set with twenty Bisbee blue turquoise cabochons on the side bands, and an additional eight stones on the teardrop pendant. Hallmarked "MC" for Mary Chavez and stamped "Sterling." This is a truly beautiful necklace, very wearable, and in perfect condition with no chipped stones. If you desire a necklace with matching bracelet, see the last two photos where this necklace is shown with our bracelet #W-JO11. Alt...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Pre 1980 item #1299074 (stock #W-FIG4)
Ancient East
$450
DESCRIPTION: A colorful, expressive Mexican folk art mask of a yellow jaguar with big eyes, wide mouth and erect ears. Hand carved and painted, this mask was collected in Mexico during the 1980's by well known artist and sculptor, Steve Tobin. As the Jaguar is the only Panthera species native to the Americas, it is a popular theme for Mexican artists. The paint condition on this mask is excellent; a hole between the ears is used for hanging. DIMENSIONS: 10 1/2" high (26.7 cm) x 8" wide (2...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1299702 (stock #W-MS2)
Ancient East
$975
DESCRIPTION: A hand painted and artist signed steer skull with copper accents. The white steer skull is hand painted with Native American designs and incorporates ornamental attachments including copper plates over the eye sockets, an attached copper ring at the top of the skull, and hanging ornaments of leather strips, copper tubing and feathers. Signed and dated by artist Pat Schwartz, 1985, and titled "Flight Skull." Good condition and a perfect Southwestern accent piece. DIMENSIONS: 26 ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1980 item #1300091 (stock #W-PT12)
Ancient East
$980
DESCRIPTION: A striking Acoma pottery olla with dramatic traditional graphics in white, black and orange. This greenware olla is skillfully painted in traditional designs including hatched (symbolizing rain), stepped (representing clouds) and curvilinear, with distinctive "heartline" deer figures and bold flowers. These designs speak of water, fertility, the life cycle, the earth and sky, and their interrelationships to each other. The concave bottom is signed, "Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, Lou...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Handiwork : Pre 1980 item #1302968 (stock #W-FIG7)
Ancient East
$250
DESCRIPTION: Oaxacan woodcarvings, also known as Alebrijes, have been a tradition for generations in several small villages outside the capital of Oaxaca, Mexico. It has only been in the past 40 years that these beautifully carved and painted figures have become popular, and are now collected worldwide. Using rudimentary tools, these Mexican artists create fascinating figures out of fresh-cut copal wood. After drying and sanding, the carvings are meticulously painted with intricate patterns and...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1980 item #1303145 (stock #W-PT10)
Ancient East
$2,580
DESCRIPTION: Some of the most spectacular Acoma pottery pieces are the geometric designs rendered in black on white. This thin-walled, hand coiled olla represents the pinnacle of this category with exceptionally small squares, both white and black, forming intricate mazes across the entire surface signifying rain and lightning bolts. The pot is narrow at the base and gradually widens to the broadest section just before the taper towards the mouth. In a bold stripe from top to bottom, Kokopell...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1304366 (stock #W-JO36)
Ancient East
$4,760
DESCRIPTION: A large, collection-quality squash blossom necklace handmade by famous North Cheyenne silver artist and U.S. Senator, Ben Nighthorse Campbell. This heavy, stunning necklace is one of his earlier pieces (ca. 1974) and is reputed to be the first piece he signed using his "Nighthorse" name. Crafted in sterling silver with large bench-made cone-shaped beads, this necklace is as much a piece of fine sculpture as it is jewelry. Seven large, natural "sea foam" turquoise nuggets are cent...