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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1392027 (stock #CCM15)
Ancient East
SOLD
DESCRIPTION: A very attractive antique provincial Chinese chest raised on short feet and lacquered bright red, with one center drawer and two doors. The front face is extended on the sides making distinctive wing-like spandrels with scalloped edges. This solid elm cabinet is constructed with traditional Chinese joinery and originates from Shanxi Province, C. 1910. DIMENSIONS: 39 ¾” wide (1.1 meters) x 34” high (86.4 cm) x 20” deep (50.8 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1391978 (stock #A-UTL5)
Ancient East
$60
DESCRIPTION: A whimsical lint clothes brush, the wood handle carved in the form of a gentleman in a formal jacket wearing a red top hat. Most of the original paint remains; the long brush bristles are horsehair. DIMENSIONS: 8” long x 1.5” diameter.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : S. America : Pre 1950 item #1391788 (stock #W-WD8)
Ancient East
$2,695
DESCRIPTION: An original signed and framed impressionistic oil painting by Hungarian artist Ladislao Szody. With exquisite detail, the artist has captured the features of the South American, wrapped in a blanket, using a vibrant color hue. Signed “L. Szody 1946” in the upper right corner. DIMENSIONS: With frame: 21.5” wide x 25” high; Canvas: 17.5” wide x 20.75” high.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Ladislas Szody (1902-1973) was an internationally known artist and portrait painter. H...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Architectural Elements : Pre 1837 VR item #1390720 (stock #ARCH13)
Ancient East
$2,195
DESCRIPTION: A pair of substantial, deeply carved Chinese doors originating from Zhejiang province and dating from the early 1800’s, Qing dynasty. These handsome, heavy solid elm doors still have all of their original pegs attached, which would have been set into round sockets at the top and bottom, allowing the doors to be opened and closed.

The top panels are carved with flowers and a repeating swastika pattern, the Chinese character meaning good fortune or longevity. A pair of carved c...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1390672 (stock #A-UTL11)
Ancient East
$185
DESCRIPTION: A good woven wicker French fishing creel with lid having a rectangular hole and leather straps attached to the rounded creel body. A long sturdy canvas and leather strap threads through two holes in the back for wearing over the shoulder. The metal maker’s tag on top reads “MF, FERAX, MANUFACTURE FRANCAIS” stamped on a raised fish. Early 20th C., good condition with very minor losses to wicker. DIMENSIONS: 13.25” wide x 9” high x 7” deep.
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1390351 (stock #RG20)
Ancient East
$2,770
DESCRIPTION: A semi-antique wool Karaja runner with very good color, mostly in red with teal blue, white & black accents. Seven central medallions (a characteristic of Karaja rugs) are surrounded with a wide border having intricate designs. Karaja is the home of some of the finest runners made in Iran of which this is a good example. This hand-knotted carpet is in good condition with ample pile that will give years of service. DIMENSIONS: 3'9” wide x 11'6” long.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Mirrors : Pre 1920 item #1390284 (stock #W-DA3)
Ancient East
$325
DESCRIPTION: An antique Spanish Colonial style painted sheet metal mirror, 19th to early 20th C., continental Europe. Acanthus leaves decorate the painted border, topped by an elaborate floral crest with center figural medallion. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw. CONDITION: Good, few minor dents to sheet metal. DIMENSIONS: 19.25" high x 10.75" 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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1389294 (stock #SCH388)
Ancient East
$395
DESCRIPTION: A fine red and gilt Chinese scholar's ink cake in circular form with the front and back molded in relief in the form of a foo dog (shi shi) with tightly curled mane. Both the front and back have raised Chinese characters in relief. Excellent condition in original box, and dating from the first quarter of the 20th C. or earlier. DIMENSIONS: 2 ¾” diameter (7 cm).
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 : 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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1388222 (stock #PTF148)
Ancient East
$985
DESCRIPTION: A fierce pair of Chinese pottery foo dogs, early Qing, 18th/19th C., covered with a heavy green glaze and seated on pedestals. Each bares its teeth ferociously while holding a ball between their front paws as well as in their mouths. Good detail with finely ribbed backs and curled manes. Very good condition. DIMENSIONS: Each approximately 9 ½” high (24 cm) x 5” wide (12.7 cm).
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 : Accessories : Boxes : Pre 1950 item #1387371 (stock #A-BSK13)
Ancient East
$195
DESCRIPTION: Vintage wood advertising crate with “Jell-O” and other messages stenciled on four sides; dovetailed corners. Good condition, expected usage ware, sturdy. DIMENSIONS: 14” long x 6” high x 8”deep.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1387214 (stock #BSK79)
Ancient East
$225
DESCRIPTION: An attractive Asian fishing creel, fashioned from woven split bamboo with wood base and neck, and an attached tightly woven string for hanging. A creel is used for carrying fish or blocks of peat moss which function as an evaporative cooler when dipped into a creek, keeping the catch chilled. This type of creel with a woven, partially open top can also be used to catch lobsters and other crustaceans. Good condition with a nice aged patina. DIMENSIONS: 9” wide x 11” high x 6...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1930 item #1387159 (stock #W-PT11)
Ancient East
$5,890
DESCRIPTION: Fine Acoma Pueblo terra cotta olla, circa 1920, with intricate black on white geometric designs with blossom, eye and cross themes; unsigned, good condition, no chips or repairs. DIMENSIONS: 8 3/4" high x 9 1/8" diameter.

ABOUT ACOMA POTTERY: Thin, hand fired walls (a common and sought after characteristic of Acoma pottery), light weight, and geometric designs characterize Acoma pottery. The Acoma Pueblo, also known as "Sky City," is located 50 miles west of Albuquerque near E...

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...