Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1394052 (stock #SAO35)
Ancient East
$875
DESCRIPTION: A beautiful antique Chinese tobacco pipe, elegantly crafted from a long bamboo stem lacquered in red and black. The tip (bit) is carved from a pure white nephrite jade stone that is tapered and then flared to form the lip. The bowl and shank are crafted from silver metal, and bands of brass rings decorate each end. This pipe is in excellent condition and dates from the latter Qing Dynasty. DIMENSIONS: 17 ¼” long (44 cm).
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 : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Tools : Pre 1920 item #1393999 (stock #A-UTL2)
Ancient East
$585
DESCRIPTION: An appealing antique cranberry scoop in original green paint, constructed in a lovely sculptural form with attached handle and a scoop with multiple slim prongs to strain out water without losing the cranberries. CONDITION: Usage wear in all the right places; split to board holding prongs. DIMENSIONS: 13.25” wide x 13.25” long x 7.5” high.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Furniture : Pre 1930 item #1393083 (stock #ARCH43)
Ancient East
$430
DESCRIPTION: A beautifully carved antique wood panel from Southeast Asia, carved with a large center flower medallion surrounded by leafy tendrils within a flower and vine outer border. The panel has an almost whitewashed appearance due to a lightly painted old surface. Very good condition with no warping; hanger on the back to hang horizontally. DIMENSIONS: 45” long x 11 3/8” wide x 7/8” thick.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1392914 (stock #W-JO27)
Ancient East
$385
DESCRIPTION: A classic Zuni double-banded silver cuff bracelet featuring clusters of beautifully matched sky blue turquoise cabochons. These are mounted in a "sunface" design, consisting of two circular rows around a "God's eye" stone in the center. Two additional stone and silver clusters form wings on each side. This beautiful, dainty cuff is perfect for a petite woman who might find other Native American bracelets too “chunky.” Hallmark “STERLING” stamped on the reverse. Excellent ...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Culinary : Pre 1920 item #1392726 (stock #A_UTL1A)
Ancient East
$120
DESCRIPTION: Three antique wooden kitchen spoons, hand carved from maple wood. These have been waxed showing a beautiful patina, and new leather straps are attached for display. DIMENSIONS: Largest = 17” long x 4” wide; smallest = 14.5” long x 2.25” wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1392658 (stock #PG4)
Ancient East
$295
DESCRIPTION: A handsome hand-thrown Japanese pottery jug (tokkuri) made to store sake (rice wine) and dating from the latter Edo Period, C. 1860. The texture of the thick brown glaze is rich to the eyes and touch, and the jug has fluid kanji script applied in off-white slip to various sides of the jar, probably denoting the name of the sake shop. These humble jugs have an earthen beauty that distinguishes Japanese potters. In excellent condition with no chips or breaks. DIMENSIONS: 12 ½” high...
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 : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Early : Pre 1837 VR item #1392430 (stock #A-CH1)
Ancient East
$475
DESCRIPTION: An early country side chair with Shaker influence, having carved ovi-form finials, woven seat, turned bulbous stretchers, cupped back splats and remnants of original black & white layers of paint on underside stretchers. CONDITION: A few breaks to woven rush on seat.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1392412 (stock #JO48)
Ancient East
$230
DESCRIPTION: A Chinese minority tribe antique silver bracelet, handcrafted from two sturdy silver coils, each twisted and joined to form a braided pattern, with each end terminating in a silver, four-horned dragon head. The woven coils, simulating the dragons’ bodies, and the gap between the horned heads allow the bracelet to be “sized” to any wrist. Very decorative and an authentically old piece of tribal jewelry. DIMENSIONS: 3 1/8” exterior diameter (8 cm); 2.5" interior diameter ...
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 : Memorabilia : Sports : Pre 1950 item #1392084 (stock #A-UTL13)
Ancient East
$195
DESCRIPTION: A good woven wicker fishing creel with leather straps and sturdy saddle-shaped lid attached to the rounded creel body. Such antique fishing gear can make attractive and functional decorative accessories for lake cabins and seaside homes. Early 20th C. CONDITION: Good condition with almost no losses to wicker; minor scuffing to leather; interior silk lining degraded. DIMENSIONS: 12.25” wide x 10.75” high x 6.5” deep.