Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1254611 (stock #CP102)
Ancient East
$1,150
DESCRIPTION: A tall Japanese Sumida Gawa (Sumida River) vase featuring two hand molded children in high relief. The rim and neck of the vase are covered in a rich, dark flambé glaze that runs down the shoulders onto the ribbed body. Each of the children are perched on a ledge above and below a large, flat vase. The child at the top puts something in, while at the bottom of their vase we see a crack where water pours out. Signed "Ryosai" on small blue & white cartouche; excellent condition wi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1254125 (stock #SCH46)
Ancient East
$65
DESCRIPTION: This Chinese scholar’s brush is a simple brush crafted from a mottled bamboo handle, very thick bristles, and a shaped, dark horn ferrule. The brush, dating from the early 20th Century, is in very good condition and would be perfect for display in a medium to smaller sized brush pot. DIMENSIONS: 9 5/8” long (24.5 cm).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1940 item #1253675 (stock #BPB45)
Ancient East
$460
DESCRIPTION: A handsome rectangular Chinese chest crafted from a deep red ox leather and furnished with brass fittings. The interior still has the original blue silk lining and would have originally held scrolls or documents. Today it would make an attractive accent piece on top or underneath a cabinet or table. Good condition with some scuffing on edges; blue silk interior has some stains and small holes. This chest originated from Zhejiang Province and dates from 1920-1940. DIMENSIONS: ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1253316 (stock #PTA20)
Ancient East
$2,200
DESCRIPTION: During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, glazed sculptural tiles became a popular decorative devise used extensively in temples, altars, imperial palaces and gardens, and are considered one of the hallmarks of classical Chinese architecture. On temples and palaces, representations of mounted warriors and snarling dragons were meant to ward off evildoers of both the physical and spiritual kind.

More rarely seen are wall tiles earlier than Ming, so we are pleased to offer this one...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1837 VR item #1249323 (stock #TBS36)
Ancient East
$2,995
DESCRIPTION: A fine rosewood (perhaps huanghuali) Chinese kang table dating from the 18th/19th century. The two solid sides that form the legs are joined to the top with dovetail joints and carved (not appliquéd) with a pair of bats symbolizing good fortune, and the Chinese character for "luck." KANG TABLES: In the colder regions of China, a hollow platform known as a ‘kang’ was built into the main living room. Made of clay or brick, the kang would be heated from underneath and used as a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1249154 (stock #FIG51)
Ancient East
$7,560
DESCRIPTION: A large, museum quality, carved and lacquered Chinese sculpture of the Taoism deity Hsuan Tien Shang-ti, dating from the Ming Dynasty, c. 1500's. The Supreme Emperor of the Dark Heavens, Hsuan Tien Shang-ti is known by numerous titles within China; he is best known to foreigners and laymen as the Northern Emperor, Pei Ti (Cantonese Pak Tai) or Chen Wu.

Here he is carved in a seated posture, draped in a red lacquered robe with blue trim, his hands resting on his knees with f...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1242910 (stock #SCH340)
Ancient East
$1,545
DESCRIPTION: A handsome Chinese scholar's brush pot crafted from burl root and hollowed well to hold a number of brushes (pictured here with three quality brushes we also have listed). Its undulating form, texture and patina are striking to view, and its natural shape would have had great appeal to the Chinese scholar in his studio. Dating from the Qing dynasty, mid 19th C., this pot is in very good condition with a few inconsequential rim cracks; very solid and sturdy. DIMENSIONS: 7 3/4" high...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1242769 (stock #SCH229)
Ancient East
$975
DESCRIPTION: An unusual and dynamic Chinese scroll weight of two lions carved from a single slab of very dark wood (Zitan? Ebony?). The lions stand on a rectangular base with left paws touching a brocade ball, each facing opposite directions and each with fierce expression, one gazing upwards and the other looking straight ahead. The wood is very dense with a hair-like grain and purple undertones. Because of the lions' curved backs, this weight could have been used as a brush rest as well...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1242222 (stock #SN102)
Ancient East
$795
DESCRIPTION: A fine, large Chinese boxwood toggle in the shape of a Chinese coin with four script characters on each side surrounding the square hole. Around the edge, various plant and animal forms are carved in high relief, including a flower, bird, squirrel and bat. The suspension cord, connecting it to an object such as a tobacco pouch, would have been strung through the openings under the bat's wings. Wonderful patina, excellent condition, and dating from the 1800's or earlier. DIMENSI...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1492 item #1239089 (stock #SCH210)
Ancient East
$990
DESCRIPTION: The art of Chinese seal making developed from very ancient times. First seen as molded clay stamps, bronze seals then appeared in an embryonic form in the Shang and Zhou dynasties (1600 BC – 256 BC). This pair of small bronze seals are an excellent representation of the early forms of Chinese seal making. The simple square seal pictured dates from the Han dynasty or earlier (206 BC – 220 AD), while the seal with a tortoise dates from the Tang or Song Dynasty (618-1279 AD). ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1237238 (stock #CP137)
Ancient East
$795
DESCRIPTION: A Chinese eight-sided footed plate with raised base and blue under-glazed decorations featuring two pavilions by the water (each reversed so the plate can be viewed upright from two directions), surrounded by key-fret and floral borders. Collector's stickers on back indicate the number of the piece and the date the USA collector originally purchased it (April 14 of 1977). Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs; small original firing flaws. DIMENSIONS: 9 7/8" squar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1236955 (stock #SCH158)
Ancient East
$735
DESCRIPTION: A handsome scholar's calligraphy brush, crafted from a wood shaft that has been beautifully lacquered in a swirling, wave-like pattern of red and black lacquer. The lacquer shaft is connected to the natural bristle brush by a bulbous wood ferrule. One of the four treasures of the scholar’s studio, this striking scholar’s brush would have made an attractive companion to a fine brush pot. Very good condition; most likely dating from 1900 - 1930. DIMENSIONS: 15 1/2" long (39....
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1233913 (stock #BK14)
Ancient East
$45
DESCRIPTION: Four small books written in Chinese, each relating to a different discipline of Chinese works of art. Each is richly illustrated in full color with many examples of the art forms covered. In the first photo listed here, starting at the upper left and going clockwise, is a book dedicated to bamboo arts, including brush pots, baskets and boxes. Next is a book dedicated to ink stones, from simple to elaborate. The third volume richly illustrates cinnabar lacquer pieces from the Han...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1233612 (stock #SCH202)
Ancient East
$595
DESCRIPTION: A Chinese scholar's wrist rest crafted from reddish-brown bamboo, the surface covered with fifteen lines of finely carved, raised calligraphy citing a 1962 poem by Mao Zedong. Excellent condition. DIMENSIONS: 11" long (28 cm) x 3" wide (7.6 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1233388 (stock #BSK44)
Ancient East
$550
DESCRIPTION: This wonderful Chinese bamboo basket is one of the nicest we've ever offered. Pleasing in form and expertly handcrafted, the entire basket is tightly woven from bamboo strips in various sizes, forming a pleasing design. Chinese characters are found inside the removable, cone-shaped lid. Three long bent bamboo strips form the handle. Very attractive and in excellent condition. DIMENSIONS: 24" high including handle (61 cm) x 18" diameter (45.7 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1232522 (stock #SAO18)
Ancient East
$2,660
DESCRIPTION: An exceptional gourd cricket box (or cage) with a fitted, intricately carved ivory cap. This finely molded box exemplifies the best of Chinese "gourd arts" with invisible seams, a complex design, and crisp impressions covering the body. Key-fret borders wrap around the shoulders, waist and foot with leafy floral designs between. The deeply pierced ivory lid is carved in the form of a dragon in the clouds with a flaming pearl. Rarely do we see a cricket box made with such craftsm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1231068 (stock #SCH71)
Ancient East
$240
DESCRIPTION: A long, six-sided Chinese ink stick with nicely detailed dragon and phoenix curling about the surface. Short, impressed Chinese inscriptions are found on two sides. One of the four treasures of the scholar's studio, ink sticks (or cakes) would be carefully ground by the scholar and mixed with water on an inkstone to paint calligraphy or scrolls with a brush. This black ink stick is in good antique condition. DIMENSIONS: 6 1/2" long (16.5 cm) x 1 1/4" diameter (3.2 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1226908 (stock #PTA6)
Ancient East
$2,450
DESCRIPTION: A fine late Tang Dynasty (618 - 906 AD) camel, very sculptural in form, standing foursquare with head raised above a full arching neck and carrying a saddle with bags and bottles attached. Crafted from a dark, almost black clay, much of the original cold paint remains on the camel's brown body and light cream colored saddle bags. Authenticity is guaranteed; black display stand is included. DIMENSIONS: A nice table or desk top display size; 9" high (23 cm) x 9 1/4" wide (23.5 cm...