Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
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...
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.
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 : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Garden : Furniture : Pre 1960 item #1416303 (stock #A-CH7)
Ancient East
$1,195
DESCRIPTION: A set of four wrought iron patio armchairs, the arched slatted backs with wide center slat curving gracefully to end in curved arm supports. The seat is also slatted and sits above scrolled cabriole legs. DIMENSIONS: Each 38 ½” High x 21 1/2'” Wide x 22” Deep.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1422697 (stock #W-RG2)
Ancient East
$285
DESCRIPTION: A vibrant Mexican flat-weave wool carpet runner with blue background and five red and blue geometric medallions, c. 1950. From a Scarsdale, NY estate, good condition. DIMENSIONS: 150” long x 34” wide, plus fringe.
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 : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #1190316 (stock #CP134)
Ancient East
$260
DESCRIPTION: This vintage eight-sided Japanese platter is raised on a square foot with blue underglazed geometric designs covering the flat interior and with chrysanthemums scattered over diagonal cross hatching around the raised edges. Perfect condition with no chips, cracks or repairs, and dating to the first half of the 1900’s; maker’s mark and collector’s stickers are on the back. DIMENSIONS: 10 ¾” square (27.4 cm) x 1 5/8” high (4.1 cm).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1276889 (stock #LC66)
Ancient East
$625
DESCRIPTION: This small pair of early to mid 20th C. Burmese offering bowls (Hsun-ok) come from the Pagan region of Burma where much of the country's finest lacquerware was produced. This pair have been lacquered red with nicely shaped finials that echo the shape of Buddhist stupas. The lids are removable with inner red bowls in which small offering were made. Difficult to find, these smaller bowls are table-top size and make exotic accent pieces. From a private collection and in very good ...
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 : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1950 item #1283858 (stock #SN84)
Ancient East
$395
DESCRIPTION: An unusual netsuke featuring an abalone shell crafted from wavy burl wood with an ivory lobster perched on top. The lobster’s curled antennas are made of metal, and on the underside of the shell a signature is etched into the wood. Early to mid 20th century in very good condition. DIMENSIONS: 1 ¾” long (4.5 cm).