Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1292836 (stock #SCH369)
Ancient East
$255
DESCRIPTION: One of the necessary calligraphy tools on the Chinese scholar’s table was a small container to hold water and drip it onto the inkstone for the purpose of mixing the ground ink. These small but important objects were crafted so that one measured drop at a time could be poured to ensure the proper ratio of ink to water while mixing. This bulbous blue and white ceramic dripper would have been submerged in water to fill, and then held between the thumb and forefinger with the thumb...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1900 item #1292501 (stock #W-MTL2)
Ancient East
$895
DESCRIPTION: A superb solid copper Spanish Colonial cooking pot with a wide banded straight neck and hand hammered bulbous body. Large handmade brads hold the thick copper sheets in place, and two sturdy rings hang from downward curling supports. PROVENANCE: Sourced in Chile while on a South American buying trip; early to mid 1800's. This is a magnificent, solid pot in excellent original condition with age appropriate wear and patina. DIMENSIONS: 11" high (28 cm) x 12" diameter (30.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1837 VR item #1292351 (stock #FIG88)
Ancient East
$1,295
DESCRIPTION: A captivating pair of lacquered figural candle pricks, each in the form of a smiling attendant with hand on hip, wearing a banded hat and holding aloft a candle dish. The figures themselves are hand crafted of solid brown lacquer around a wire frame, while the flared bases are wood blocks covered in brown lacquer. This unusual, rare pair date from approximately 1750 – 1850, and are in remarkable condition with the expected age wear to the lacquered surface. DIMENSIONS: Each app...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1292244 (stock #LC55)
Ancient East
$880
DESCRIPTION: From our Southeast Asia Collection, a large and classic 19th century Burmese Hsun-ok constructed of wood that was first lacquered in black, and then covered in successive layers of cinnabar colored lacquer called hinthabada. Over time, through use and handling, the cinnabar lacquer has worn off in some areas to reveal the black lacquer base coat underneath, resulting in an attractive negoro effect. This particular vessel has graceful, stepped shoulders, a tall spire with large ce...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1292011 (stock #W-JO11)
Ancient East
$645
DESCRIPTION: A stunning Navajo sterling silver Bisbee blue turquoise cuff bracelet by Navajo silver artist, Henry Davis. Ten heavenly blue cabochons are set between silver beads and scalloped silver edges which are stamped in a sunburst design. This is a truly beautiful bracelet, very wearable, and in perfect condition with no chipped stones. The inside is hallmarked "HD" and stamped "Sterling." If you desire a bracelet with matching necklace, see the last two photos where this bracelet is sh...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Horn : Pre 1900 item #1291926 (stock #SAO206)
Ancient East
$465
DESCRIPTION: A large, ten pronged tortoise shell comb made for the European market (Victorian era, circa 1880-1890). The fashion of the day included large elaborate combs placed in upswept hair, and this one is a real beauty! The curved prongs and scalloped crown are from a single piece of shell which is mounted with three large round beads and two carved triangular designs. Very good condition with only a couple of tiny nits that are difficult to even see. DIMENSIONS: 6 ½” long (16.5 cm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #1291737 (stock #FIG80)
Ancient East
$2,450
DESCRIPTION: A pair of polychrome figures engaged in joyful dance, one male and one female, mounted on display stands. These colorful hand carved figures, called "Nats" or nature spirits, are dressed in traditional Thai costumes with the male figure wearing a tiger head cap. Prior to the advent of Buddhism, the Thai people were animists who worshipped a series of nature spirits called Nats. Later these were incorporated into Buddhism and often Nat statues will be found in Buddhist temples. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1291632 (stock #SCH383)
Ancient East
$940
DESCRIPTION: A good Chinese scholar’s brushpot, carved in deep relief with a continuous mountain landscape scene framed by gnarled pine trees and depicting two groups of scholars, some examining a scroll and others in a boat. The base and rim are encased in hardwood and the pot is engraved with a two line inscription. Very good condition, latter Qing Dynasty, 19th to early 20th C. DIMENSIONS: 6 ½” high (16.5 cm) x 6” diameter (15.2 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre 1920 item #1291380 (stock #W-FIG2)
Ancient East
$1,100
DESCRIPTION: A large, fantastic Mexican folk art carving of a mermaid / merman, fashioned to be worn as a "body mask" during festivals. This extraordinary and well carved piece consists of the bearded head of a merman, two moveable arms with wood dowels, a center circular brace for slipping over the head (worn on the shoulders to support the whole figure), and a gracefully curled fish tail with fins. Painted in bright colors, its condition is excellent with only the expected usage wear. This ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1291308 (stock #CP103)
Ancient East
$1,550
DESCRIPTION: A large and quite fantastic Sumida Gawa vase with ribbed body, four large figures in high relief, and wide flared mouth. A thick, traditional flambe' glaze in dark brown and white covers the mouth and neck, and flows down the shoulders. Fine attention to detail has been paid to the four large handmade figures, all characters from Japanese lore, standing on ledges against the ribbed body. Inoue (Ryosai) maker's mark in oval-shaped appliqué toward the base, representing a family ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1291074 (stock #W-RG10)
Ancient East
$295
DESCRIPTION: A colorful hand woven rug with red borders and hexagonal designs on a light blue ground. This flat weave rug is reversible and is in excellent condition (bright colors, thick pile, no stains or losses). After purchase, all of our textiles are professionally cleaned and stored until sold. Sourced in Chile while on a buying trip, this rug would make an attractive area rug or wall hanging. DIMENSIONS: 37.5" long (95.2 cm) x 25.25" wide (64 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #1290985 (stock #FIG58)
Ancient East
$1,295
DESCRIPTION: A large and delightful carved wood figure of one of the seven Japanese gods of good fortune, Daikoku, the deity of prosperity. Here he is seen in his traditional pose, standing on two bales of rice with his wish-granting mallet in his right hand, and a bag of riches slung over his left shoulder. Daikoku is also venerated as the deity of the kitchen where such carvings were traditionally displayed, sometimes in the ceiling rafters for good luck. A wonderful mingei piece, his happ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1950 item #1290887 (stock #CL61)
Ancient East
$1,465
DESCRIPTION: A colorful pair of Chinese cloisonne deer, both standing foursquare with heads turned, their bodies decorated with a profusion of designs including dragons and taotie masks, all on a turquoise blue ground. These are a nice larger size, perfect for a table centerpiece. Republic Period (1911 - 1949); very good condition. DIMENSIONS: Each 15.5" long (39.3 cm) x 15" high (38 cm).
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1290742 (stock #W-JO9)
Ancient East
$455
DESCRIPTION: A lovely sterling silver necklace consisting of three silver feathers, each terminating in a leaf and flower design and each attached to a natural, light blue turquoise cabochon with brown matrix (veining) centered between them. Very attractive, perfect condition, excellent workmanship and very wearable. Signed: "D" (John Delvin, master Navajo silversmith). See the last photo showing this necklace with other pieces from our Native American jewelry collection. DIMENSIONS: 18" le...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1290426 (stock #FIG90)
Ancient East
Sold, Thank You
DESCRIPTION: A well carved and expressive Balinese Barong mask, carved entirely from a single piece of wood. This fierce looking lion-dog is considered a protector against evil. Carved with bulging eyes, flared nostrils and bared teeth, he is ready to pounce on any evil spirits that might be lurking nearby. The skill of the carver is evident in the three dimensional quality of the mask, the details of the lion's curled hair and the gilded decorations around the ears and brows. This mask is ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1290310 (stock #TX58)
Ancient East
$995
DESCRIPTION: A fine two piece batik jacket and matching vest by the ethnic minority tribe “Ge,” a subgroup of the Miao culture. The Ge people live along the banks of the Chong-an-jiang River in Guizhou Province and are superlative batik artisans.

For this labor intensive creation, hot wax was applied to the thick cloth in geometric designs consisting of a background of “wheels” edged in wide linear borders. The cloth was then dyed in indigo, dried, and the wax melted and washed o...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1950 item #1290163 (stock #W-PT1)
Ancient East
$295
DESCRIPTION: An intricately painted Native American pottery seed pot or bowl, dating from the early to mid 20th C. (1930 - 1950). This ovoid pot is painted in concentric circular bands of geometric designs separated by red stripes on a taupe colored ground. On the bottom is written "#22 Vase Navajo Ariz," along with other collectors' identification marks and numbering systems. Very good condition, minor scuffs and pockmarks; no chips, cracks or restorations. DIMENSIONS: 5" high (12.7 cm) x 9...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1289902 (stock #PTF61)
Ancient East
$4,975
DESCRIPTION: This large and impressive Chinese porcelain goose, painted in a famille rose pallet, is seated on folded legs with upturned tail and rests on a raised, fitted wood stand. Modeled with a slightly turned head and erect wings that touch at the tips, the body is enameled in a yellow ground with a pink bat and green scrolling vine motif, the lightly molded and naturalistically marked feathers in shades of blue and green. Unmarked base but judged to be late Qianlong to Jiaqing Periods ...