Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1960 item #1310807 (stock #W-JO23)
Ancient East
$895
DESCRIPTION: A classic Zuni silver cuff bracelet with clusters of red coral cabochons mounted in a "sunface" design of two circular rows with a "God's Eye" stone in the center. Two additional stone clusters form wings on each side, making a total of 35 coral stones.

The Zuni pueblo tribe of western New Mexico have created jewelry for more than a thousand years, but their silver work was originally taught to them by a Navajo silversmith in the mid 1800's. The Zuni eventually became know...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1310419 (stock #CP27)
Ancient East
$260
An attractive antique Chinese porcelain plate, 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 deep-dish plate would have served as a large shallow bowl as well. Dating from the Yongzheng to Qianlong Periods (AD 1723 - 1795), this plate is o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1800 item #1310287 (stock #W-FIG19)
Ancient East
$780
DESCRIPTION: An engaging Spanish Colonial carved santo figure depicting Saint Anthony holding the Christ Child. St. Anthony of Padua is perhaps one of the most loved and admired saints in the Catholic Church. Born in Portugal in 1195, he was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order who later did much of his work in Italy. Here St. Anthony is dressed in a brown friar's habit with head tilted to one side, gently holding the Christ Child in his arms. This figure, dating f...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Handiwork : Pre 1980 item #1309026 (stock #W-FIG9)
Ancient East
$395
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
$595
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
$480
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
$680
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
$370
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 : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1307858 (stock #W-JO26)
Ancient East
$595
DESCRIPTION: An "Old Pawn" silver Native American cuff bracelet featuring one large hematite cabochon, polished to a mirror-like finish and accented with hand stamped designs on the cuff and applied silver balls with wire work. Signed on inner band, "LY" (Louis Yazzie), this cuff is in very good condition and is quite wearable; very sophisticated looking with black or mono-toned attire, appropriate even for a formal event. DIMENSIONS: Inner circumference 5.75" plus a 1.325" wrist opening (Adu...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1307765 (stock #BK12)
Ancient East
$95
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
$495
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
$5,600
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).

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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1305814 (stock #W-PT9)
Ancient East
$1,895
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
$1,660
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
$55
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
$660
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
$1,050
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
$4,250
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
$995
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
$2,150
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
$1,750
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
$4,760
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1304246 (stock #SCH12)
Ancient East
$335
DESCRIPTION: A Chinese scholar’s calligraphy brush, the brush crafted with natural bristles encased in a horn ferrule. These are secured with a silver band to a pitted green jade handle inscribed with archaic characters and terminating in a round knob. A quality, well made brush in excellent condition, most likely dating to the latter Qing Dynasty to early republic Period. DIMENSIONS: 9 ¼” long (23.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre 1700 item #1303965 (stock #W-FIG20)
Ancient East
$6,250
DESCRIPTION: A fine Spanish Colonial carved wood figure (or santo) of the Christ Child. This devotional sculpture was sensitively and realistically carved with the Christ Child standing, looking slightly downward with his right hand raised and wearing a draping red robe tied at the waist. Images such as these were created as objects of devotion, playing a significant role in introducing and educating indigenous peoples in the Americas to the Roman Catholic Church, which itself was an integral ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Pre 1970 item #1303662 (stock #W-CP1)
Ancient East
$655
DESCRIPTION: A beautifully painted, very large Mexican charger (or platter) with a dark blue outer rim framing two birds perched in a tree, surrounded by scrolling green foliage, large flowers and yellow fruit. Dating from the 1960's, on the reverse is written "Mexico"; the back is pierced with holes for hanging. Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. DIMENSIONS: A large 18" diameter (45.8 cm).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1303537 (stock #BPB203)
Ancient East
$365
DESCRIPTION: A handsome Japanese hibachi, crafted from a section of kiri wood (paulownia wood) with rounded body and lacquer floral designs. Inside is the original copper liner where coals would be placed for heating or keeping a tea pot warm. Two large peony blossoms are lacquered in gold and orange on the front, with smaller leafed branches on the reverse. Paulownia wood is very light, fine-grained, and warp-resistant, and is often used in Japan for chests and boxes. Today Japanese hibachi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Trade : Pre 1920 item #1303412 (stock #W-JO45)
Ancient East
$1,460
DESCRIPTION: An early Southwestern Native American trade bead necklace with rare orange glass trade beads strung in pairs then separated by hand worked silver beads, some round with alternating pierced beads, and some with twisted silver wire set within square frames. Also included are a total of six Republica de Guatemala silver coins (two 1/2 Reals and four 1 Reals), all dated between 1900 and 1912, and one large Republica Mexicana 8 Reales with the liberty cap and starburst pattern, dated 18...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1303365 (stock #WD47)
Ancient East
$1,095
DESCRIPTION: A Qing Dynasty Chinese scroll painting depicting a seated Chinese deity with a large blue foo dog mask in his lap and two attendants at his feet. All figures have ornate colorful robes and auroras around their heads. An inscription can be found at the lower middle between the two attendants. CONDITION: “Waves” in paper from being rolled; colors and images are bright; painting has been remounted on white paper-backed silk. DIMENSIONS: Image is 47 3/4” high (1.21 m) X 20 1/...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1980 item #1303145 (stock #W-PT10)
Ancient East
$2,580
DESCRIPTION: Some of the most spectacular Acoma pottery pieces are the geometric designs rendered in black on white. This thin-walled, hand coiled olla represents the pinnacle of this category with exceptionally small squares, both white and black, forming intricate mazes across the entire surface signifying rain and lightning bolts. The pot is narrow at the base and gradually widens to the broadest section just before the taper towards the mouth. In a bold stripe from top to bottom, Kokopell...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1303095 (stock #JO65)
Ancient East
$2,150
DESCRIPTION: It's extremely rare to find a complete suite of matching antique Chinese jewelry; it's even more rare to find them in their original box. This beautiful set consists of a matching silver filigree bracelet, a pair of earrings, a pin and a ring, all having natural turquoise and coral stones set between delicate scrolling silver wire work. The inside lid of the box is stamped, "The Old Friend, 18 Brass Street, Peiping." Dating from the 1920's, the whole suite is in excellent conditi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Handiwork : Pre 1980 item #1302968 (stock #W-FIG7)
Ancient East
$250
DESCRIPTION: Oaxacan woodcarvings, also known as Alebrijes, have been a tradition for generations in several small villages outside the capital of Oaxaca, Mexico. It has only been in the past 40 years that these beautifully carved and painted figures have become popular, and are now collected worldwide. Using rudimentary tools, these Mexican artists create fascinating figures out of fresh-cut copal wood. After drying and sanding, the carvings are meticulously painted with intricate patterns and...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1302685 (stock #MS195)
Ancient East
$135
DESCRIPTION: Before the availability of electricity and modern irons, this simple but useful implement was produced to iron clothes. The long wood handle is attached to a large cast iron bowl designed to hold hot coals. The bowl has been cast with designs on its outer surface and is shaped with one side flared to protect the worker’s hand. After the bowl absorbed sufficient heat from the coals, it was pressed onto the garment using the flat bottom surface to smooth out wrinkles. Dating fro...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Continental : Pre 1837 VR item #1302577 (stock #W-CBL1)
Ancient East
$6,995
DESCRIPTION: A Spanish carved oak buffet a deux corps (buffet or hutch with the top cabinet having a shallower depth than the bottom), 19th C. The carved cavetto molding crowns double lattice work cupboard doors with hand forged iron hinges which open to reveal two interior shelves. These are set on a base with a frieze drawer over double cupboard doors, also with iron hinges, each carved with a six point flower set within a circle. Flanking the doors are beautifully carved sunburst side pan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1302515 (stock #JO67)
Ancient East
$1,495
DESCRIPTION: Silver needle cases first appeared in China in the 1700's. Elaborate embroidery has a long tradition in China, and young girls began intensive training in needlework skills by age seven. Given the importance of embroidery in her life, a silver needle case was often presented to a girl as part of her dowry.

This particular case is an extraordinary example. Most silver needle cases held only one container for needles, while this elaborate case has a total of five large silv...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1900 item #1302220 (stock #W-WD2)
Ancient East
$2,975
DESCRIPTION: A fine Spanish Colonial Cuzco School painting of the Virgin Mary, originating from Cusco, Peru. Here Mary is depicted with a golden halo looking straight at the viewer, wearing a royal blue robe with gold floral accents. In her hands she holds the crown of thorns and nails; however her image is not one of sorrow but of great peace and serenity. The painting is enclosed by its original, reverse-slant carved and pierced frame, very characteristic of the elaborate carvings made by ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1302179 (stock #WD45)
Ancient East
$1,195
DESCRIPTION: A Qing Dynasty Chinese scroll depicting a plethora of Chinese deities, each in colorful robes of blue, green, yellow and red, and each with an aurora around his head. The deities display different symbols or attributes that identify them to the knowledgeable follower. The artist’s inscription can be found between the two lower left figures.

Chinese mythology has a rich, long history and is a collection of folktales, cultures and religions that have been passed down in ora...