Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Handiwork : Pre 1980 item #1309026 (stock #W-FIG9)
Ancient East
DESCRIPTION: This dynamic and colorful Alebrije goat (or ram) is carved as if in a full run, its long front leg folded under its body in mid-stride. Two huge white horns curl from the top of its head to its ears. His green speckled body is accented with vibrant red "stripes" running down his back, tail and legs, while a purple design covers his belly. This large, delightful animal is signed on the underside, "Narcisco Gonzalez Ramirez, Arrazola, Oaxaca Oax., Mexico." Excellent condition. D...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1308901 (stock #SN85)
Ancient East
DESCRIPTION: An antique Chinese toggle (guajian), carved from boxwood in the form of a Buddha's hand fruit (or fingered citron), a symbol of happiness, longevity and good fortune in China. The fingered citron is unusually shaped with bright yellow fruit segmented into finger-like sections, resembling a human hand. Highly fragrant, it is used predominantly in China for perfuming rooms and personal items such as clothing. According to Buddhist tradition, the Buddha prefers the "fingers" of the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre 1900 item #1308326 (stock #W-WD10)
Ancient East
DESCRIPTION: A 19th C. Mexican retablo painting on tin of the Virgin Mary wearing a golden crown and holding a crowned Christ Child who wears a transparent robe. A scarf is drawn across Mary's right shoulder and her dark blue cape is initialed with her ciphers in gold. In this touching scene, the Christ child rests his right hand on her arm and grips her right thumb with his left hand. While this rendition of "Refugio de Pecadores" (Our Lady, Refuge of Sinners) follows the traditional compos...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1308231 (stock #SN103)
Ancient East
DESCRIPTION: An appealing Chinese toggle (guajian), carved from Huanghuali wood (a hardwood similar to Rosewood) in the form of a Buddhist lion seated on a plinth with one paw placed on top of a ball. With raised tail, textured fur on his back, and brass studs decorating the eyes and each limb, this foo dog would have been used as a counterweight for a tobacco pouch or other object suspended from a belt. Displaying a luscious patina from use and handling, this little grinning lion is a real ch...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1307934 (stock #CP3&4)
Ancient East
An attractive pair of antique Chinese porcelain plates, each hand painted with a large, leaping blue carp with russet colored cross-hatched scales. The carp was an auspicious fish in China and a symbol of perseverance and success, often applied to success in business enterprises and state examinations. In excellent condition (no cracks, chips or hairlines), this pair of deep-dish plates would have served as large shallow bowls as well. Dating from the Yongzheng to Qianlong Periods (AD 1723 - ...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1307765 (stock #BK12)
Ancient East
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1306301 (stock #SN67)
Ancient East
DESCRIPTION: A rare Chinese toggle in the form of a miniature Mongolian eating set consisting of a reddish gold lacquered metal sheath finished with brass bands and bone cap, containing two removable and useable knives with horn handles and bone caps, a set of tweezers, and suspension loop on side. Overall good condition with minor signs of age, rust and use, Qing dynasty, 18th C. DIMENSIONS: 3 3/4” Long (9.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1800 item #1306166 (stock #W-FIG18)
Ancient East
DESCRIPTION: A large polychromed wood figure of Saint Martin De Porres, Peruvian, 18th C. Here he is depicted gazing upward toward heaven, arms outstretched, wearing his Dominican robe embroidered in gold with a long painted rosary dangling past his waist. His white undergarment is richly painted with flowers and gold leafy tendrils. Carved in full round, his head is set with glass eyes and he retains a good amount of the original paint. DIMENSIONS: 26 inches high (66 cm).


All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1305814 (stock #W-PT9)
Ancient East
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1305697 (stock #BPB200)
Ancient East
DESCRIPTION: This large, gorgeous Japanese tray is crafted from a beautifully undulating piece of burl with curled edges that turn and overlap into the interior. The wood is a rich brown and twists in the most sumptuous patterns; the base is made from one flat slab of Kiri (Paulownia) wood. Striking and unique from any angle, it is a testament to the eye of the craftsman who saw its beauty and fashioned it for use. Excellent condition and dating from the Meiji period (1868 – 1912). DIMENSIO...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Contemporary item #1305474 (stock #BK11)
Ancient East
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre 1900 item #1305281 (stock #W-WD11)
Ancient East
DESCRIPTION: A 19th C. Mexican retablo, beautifully painted on tin with the traditional depiction of San Francisco, the Catholic saint associated with charity. This is noted by the word "Caridad"(or charity) painted in red at the top right corner. A retablo in Mexican folk art is a devotional painting using iconography derived from traditional Roman Catholic church art. Retablos are often painted on rectangular sheets of tin illustrating holy images such as Christ, the Virgin Mother, or one o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1305280 (stock #JO64)
Ancient East
DESCRIPTION: A lovely, large cuff bracelet crafted from a fine silver filigree mesh with a large center turquoise stone and six smaller stones of turquoise and coral. Around these are raised silver bamboo sprigs decorating the front and two hinged sides. This bracelet is closed with a silver clasp and secured with silver chain. Stamped "SILVER, MADE IN CHINA" on opposing plaques at the clasp. Very good condition; c. 1920's. DIMENSIONS: Interior circumference is 7 3/4" (19.7 cm); adult large...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1920 item #1305162 (stock #W-WD4)
Ancient East
DESCRIPTION: A large Cuzco School oil on canvas depicting “Our Lady of Pomata,” who is said to protect the town of Pomata, Peru. Pomata is situated above Lake Titicaca in the highlands of Peru, and was once a popular Christian pilgrimage shrine. In this painting the Virgin is depicted as cradling the Christ Child in her left arm and holding a bouquet of flowers in her right hand. Both she and the child are adorned with bejeweled and feathered gold crowns and fine white lace which almost se...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Rugs : Pre 1980 item #1304982 (stock #W-RG11)
Ancient East
DESCRIPTION: A white, luxurious, deep-pile llama fur rug with a white hide-leather back. This is the kind of wonderful fur rug you love to walk on (or lay in) during a cold winter's evening. Excellent condition with no fur loss, this rug is very soft to the touch, and would be a plush addition to the back of a sofa, or on a bedroom or lodge floor. It is in such good condition that we are keeping it clean and wrapped in plastic until it finds its new owner. DIMENSIONS: This is a large rug, ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1980 item #1304702 (stock #W-PT5)
Ancient East
DESCRIPTION: A large, hand coiled Zia Pueblo Olla by noted Zia potter, Elizabeth Medina. This well formed pot has high shoulders tapering to a narrow foot, and is painted in four traditional Zia colors with natural sienna, burnt sienna and black designs on a white ground. The design is divided into four quadrants, two with lively, hopping roadrunners under rainbow arcs (a signature Zia design), and two with capped feather designs appearing as orange steps outlined in black with semi-circular b...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1950 item #1304566 (stock #CL62)
Ancient East
DESCRIPTION: A large lidded cloisonne censer, the body decorated in bright enamels with masks and stylized scrolling lotus on a turquoise ground; the body is elevated with gilt foo dog supports and has two large rectangular handles with key fret designs. Around the lower band of the lid are the eight precious Buddhist symbols; these symbols are repeated again within a pierced metal band with stylized clouds. The lid's finial handle is formed by a gilt two-headed dragon standing on sea and wa...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1304366 (stock #W-JO36)
Ancient East
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...