Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Walking Sticks : Pre 1970 item #1386488 (stock #A-FA7)
Ancient East
$495
DESCRIPTION: A carved wood cane by Philadelphia carver, Milton Jews (American, b. 1932), with a wolf head grip having abalone eyes, and leaf carvings winding down the shaft of the stick. “J3881” is stamped on the lower shaft near the artist’s stamped name, “Milton Oliver Jews.” The word “Windy” is carved in bold relief on the opposite lower shaft. The cane is accented with an aluminum ring toward the neck for attaching a strap or cord to wear the cane over the shoulder, and a rub...
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 : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Lighting : Pre 1970 item #1388271 (stock #A-MTL11)
Ancient East
$1,200
DESCRIPTION: A wonderful set of vintage outdoor metal and glass ‘caged onion lamps.’ It’s rare to acquire a full set of vintage outdoor lighting in such good condition. These lanterns are of a nice larger size with tall upper metal hooked hangars and with the original (and wonderfully squatty) large glass onion globes. Contemporary reproductions of this traditional outdoor lamp tend to be smaller in size. This set comes from a New York estate, and would be an eye-catching addition to a...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Pre 1970 item #1388720 (stock #W-FIG33)
Ancient East
$75
DESCRIPTION: A painted metal devotional candle holder depicting the Sacred Heart of Christ with a yellow sunburst design behind a heart with flames and crown of thorns. Wall mounted with hanger on reverse; very good condition; Mexican. DIMENSIONS: 12.75” high x 9” wide.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1389902 (stock #A-FIG3)
Ancient East
$135
DESCRIPTION: Two well carved burl eagle heads with fierce, proud eyes, hooked beaks and puffed, feathered necks. On the reverse of each you can see the highly intricate structure of the burl wood from which they were taken. This folk art artisan carver captured the majesty and essence of the USA’s national symbol, the Bald Eagle. The wood is from the Chinaberry tree which is native to Southern Asia, Australia and Oceania; however the tree was introduced to the American Southwest and Mexico by...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1394022 (stock #W-RG1)
Ancient East
$295
DESCRIPTION: A hand woven flat weave Mexican wool carpet, dating from the mid 20th C, with bright red ground and geometric designs in dark blue and light beige. Originally purchased in Mexico in the 1970’s by an interior designer who stored it for decades, this rug is in like-new condition. From a Scarsdale, NY Estate; rug is reversible. DIMENSIONS: 34” wide x 53” long, plus fringe.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1960 item #966813 (stock #BK10)
Ancient East
$35
DESCRIPTION: “Ceramics for the Collector: an Introduction to Pottery and Porcelain” by George Savage is an original standard for the new ceramic collector, giving a broad overview of ceramics through the ages and throughout the world, with Chinese ceramics constituting the heaviest treatment. Currently out of print; originally published by Rockliff, London, (1955) 3rd printing, 64 B&W plates, 224 pp; hardcover, in very good used condition; dust jacket scuffed with some tape applied to str...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1194669 (stock #CP45)
Ancient East
$875
DESCRIPTION: A large and colorful Chinese fencai Imari lidded jar, the body decorated with diamond shaped, hand painted panels in raised enamels with designs of flowers, dragons, bamboo, birds and pine, separated by dark blue borders. The shoulder and foot are bordered in dark blue with white designs, while the knobbed lid is enameled with white flowers on an orange ground. The base is marked with a "Ya Wan Zhen Cang" red seal, dating it to the mid 20th C. A very decorative, focal point jar in...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1960 item #1266270 (stock #W-RG8)
Ancient East
$260
DESCRIPTION: A small, finely woven Churro wool rug from the weaving center of Chimayo in Northern New Mexico. The patterns on Chimayo textiles are creative masterpieces of design and color. This particular rug is of the "Rio Grande" style with white and navy bands running across a bright red ground. CONDITION: This C. 1940-1950 rug is completely reversible and is in excellent condition with no repairs, holes or stains; the fibers are thick and the colors vibrant. This size textile is comm...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Pre 1960 item #1355095 (stock #W-FIG28)
Ancient East
$1,295

DESCRIPTION: An artful and flamboyant Mexican festival vaquero (cowboy / cattle driver) dance mask, the face carved from wood and painted with a black beard and bright red cheeks. Attached to the head is an elaborate tin “crown” with wide bull horns and flamboyant decorative headdress of double cut and pierced tin flowers. Embellishing the horns are rows of long, brightly colored ribbons. This mask would have been a festive, celebratory costume worn during the Dance of the Vaqueros, a...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Organics : Horn : Pre 1960 item #1364551 (stock #W-MS35)
Ancient East
$125
This handsome stag horn handled carving set adds the perfect complement to your lodge, rustic or Southwestern kitchen decor. The set includes a large stainless steel roasting fork and carving knife, each with authentic antler handles capped with brass ends. Stamped on the knife’s blade is "Royal Brand Cutlery Company, Stainless Steel, Sheffield England." DIMENSIONS: Knife is 14.5” long and fork is 10.5” long. Very good condition; normal wear from usage, minor rust spots on fork.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1364837 (stock #A-FA3)
Ancient East
$955
DESCRIPTION: A colorful folk art game board of alternating red and black squares for playing checkers or chess, bordered by green and white triangles, giving an overall pleasing geometric effect. An eye hook has been mounted on one edge for hanging; very good condition, C. 1900's. DIMENSIONS: 17.5” square.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1960 item #1366869 (stock #A-UTL4a)
Ancient East
$85
DESCRIPTION: Nice pair of wooden exercise clubs or juggling pins. The bodies of both clubs have been turned and the lines painted in alternating colors of red and green. Very good condition with normal wear and no cracks. DIMENSIONS: The taller club is 13.75” high; the shorter club is 12" high.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1960 item #1371927 (stock #W-CP5)
Ancient East
$295
DESCRIPTION: A lovely set of five red clay Mexican earthenware nesting bowls, dating from the 1950's. The bowls are decorated in fluid strokes of blue between blue line borders on a white/cream ground. The interiors have a line of blue around the inner circumference with dollops of green glaze. Very good condition, no chips, original imperfections that add to the charm. DIMENSIONS: Largest bowl: 10.25 diameter x 4.75” high. Smallest bowl: 5.5” diameter x 2” high.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1372916 (stock #MS64)
Ancient East
$120
DESCRIPTION: A complete 29-piece flatware / cutlery set, made in Thailand during the late 1940s to early 1950s. Each utensil is shaped from solid brass and encased between rosewood slab handles, the tips of each with a raised brass figure in court dress and “Siam” stamped at the base. The set consists of dining or dessert cutlery for 8 people (knives, forks & spoons), plus a serving fork & spoon, sugar spoon, and a carving set. Original wood storage box with emerald velvet lining is includ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Handiwork : Pre 1960 item #1373680 (stock #W-FIG15)
Ancient East
$195
DESCRIPTION: A vintage Mexican folk art wood cross with dozens of metal milagro icons attached as an act of petition and devotion. Milagros (also known as an ex-voto or promesas) are small religious folk charms associated with the Catholic Church that devotees attach to sacred objects, pin on the clothing of santos statues, or hang with little red ribbons from altars and shrines. The word "milagro" means "miracle".

As part of a religious ritual or an act of devotion, milagros can be offere...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1383545 (stock #W-CP8)
Ancient East
$65
DESCRIPTION: A charming pair of earthenware hand-painted piglet salt and pepper shakers, each pig sporting a bow tie and cap. Good condition, “MEXICO” stamped on base, cork stoppers. DIMENSIONS: Each approximately 3" high.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1960 item #1386911 (stock #A-UTL7)
Ancient East
$120
DESCRIPTION: This wonderful old pulley reflects the beauty of vintage industrial design and today makes a decorative accent in a country, farmhouse or industrial decor. The pulley is a simple machine that, when used with a rope, will reduce the amount of force needed to lift a load. On this pulley, the heavily cast pierced iron shaft and swivel eye are painted red, and are attached with a snatch pin to a grooved wooden wheel. Excellent, workable condition. DIMENSIONS: 13 ¼” long; wheel diam...