Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1221458 (stock #TX45)
Ancient East
$485
DESCRIPTION: A Japanese fukusa of brocade silk in a supplementary weft weave with both silk and gold metallic threads forming the design of a large crane with wings encircling various sea treasures. Used a gift cover and traditionally draped over a gift given for birthdays or New Years, the choice of an appropriate fukusa suited to the occasion was an important part of the gift-giving ritual. This one has been matted and set in a handsome burl frame. C.1920; wear to threads in a few areas. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1221264 (stock #CP107)
Ancient East
$1,240
DESCRIPTION: A large Japanese Sumida vase with three children in high relief playing on a bridge against the red ribbed body. The neck rim is covered in a rich, thick flambé glaze that runs down the shoulders onto the traditional, cold painted body. This vase is in excellent condition with no chips and very little rubbing. DIMENSIONS: 11 1/2' high (29.2 cm) x 4 3/4" diameter (12 cm).

ABOUT SUMIDA EARTHENWARE POTTERY: This charming and highly collectable studio pottery originates from...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1214637 (stock #CP77)
Ancient East
$475
DESCRIPTION: A large antique porcelain plate, well decorated with a mythical Kylin gazing upward at a large bird perched in a pine tree. The decoration is in underglazed blue with a clear glaze containing a faint blue tint. The base is unglazed and unmarked showing the finely grained paste. Excellent condition, no chips, cracks or repairs; wood stand not included. DIMENSIONS: 11 1/4” diameter (28.5 cm) x 2 1/8" high (5.4 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1214307 (stock #CP100)
Ancient East
$640
DESCRIPTION: A Japanese Sumida vase with oval neck rim covered in a rich, thick flambé glaze running midway down the vase. A high relief figure of a man balanced on a rocky ledge, holding an umbrella, is contrasted against the red, ribbed body of the vase. Excellent condition with no chips. For size comparison with our other Sumida listings, numbers CP72 & CP99, see the last photo. DIMENSIONS: 8" high (20.3 cm) x 3" diameter (7.6 cm).

ABOUT SUMIDA EARTHENWARE POTTERY: This charmin...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1213176 (stock #WD46)
Ancient East
$2,200
DESCRIPTION: Nearly life-sized and in the traditional frontal pose, this painting on rice paper depicts a Chinese Qing official (mandarin) and his wife seated on elaborately carved chairs in semiformal gowns. The woman's bright red robe has an embroidered insignia that proclaims the couple's rank and status. Her feet and hands are hidden and she wears an elaborate headdress of gold and pearls. Wearing an eggplant colored overcoat, the husband sits in his official hat while stroking his beard ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1211438 (stock #PTA44)
Ancient East
$1,495
DESCRIPTION: A fine Han Dynasty cocoon jar (206 BC-220 AD) distinguished by its cold-painted colors of red, white, pink and lavender on a dark clay body. The distinctively plump, ovoid form of this jar, imitating the shape of a silkworm cocoon, has a good covering of the original paint remaining on the body. Characteristic swirling cloud and scroll designs decorate the surface in a flourish. Attached to the body is a wheel-turned neck and foot. This jar is in very good, “as excavated” condi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1207878 (stock #CP99)
Ancient East
$450
DESCRIPTION: A Japanese Sumida vase with round neck covered in a rich, thick flambé glaze running to the shoulders, with a high relief figure of a monkey balanced on a rocky ledge. In his right hand the monkey holds a peach (symbol of longevity) he has pulled from a green vase; these are all contrasted against the ribbed red body of the vase. Excellent condition with no chips; signed "Ryosai" on the base. DIMENSIONS: 5 3/4" high (14.5 cm) x 2 1/2" diameter (6.5 cm).

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1837 VR item #1204084 (stock #BPB170)
Ancient East
$975
DESCRIPTION: A beautifully lacquered Chinese table top cabinet with shaped skirt, two doors and rectangular brass fittings. Across the front, top and sides are garden scenes in gilt featuring people in various activities among trees, rocks and pavilions. Such boxes were used to hold valuables and special items in a wealthy Chinese household. Dating from the early 19th C., this cabinet originates from Shanxi Province and is in quite good condition with expected age wear. DIMENSIONS: 22 3/4" ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1197885 (stock #TR74)
Ancient East
$895
DESCRIPTION: A large Mongolian trunk, the front delightfully hand painted with a large, colorful bird perched upon leafy blooms, around which are fanciful borders of butterflies, pomegranates, lilies and large red blossoms. Sturdily constructed of light weight Poplar wood, the top and sides are lacquered black while the back is red. A perfect place to store linens and blankets, it would also make an attractive bedside table. Very good condition and dating from around 1900 - 1910. DIMENSIONS: ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1197806 (stock #CP72)
Ancient East
$395
DESCRIPTION: A small Japanese Sumida vase with round neck rim covered in a rich, thick flambe glaze running to the shoulders; a high relief figure of a young boy in a green robe is balanced upon rockery on the ribbed red body of the vase. Excellent condition with no chips; unmarked base. DIMENSIONS: 4 3/4" high (12 cm) x 2 1/2" diameter (6.5 cm).

ABOUT SUMIDA EARTHENWARE POTTERY: This charming and highly collectable studio pottery originates from the Sumida River area in Japan (near T...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1194669 (stock #CP45)
Ancient East
$875
DESCRIPTION: A large and colorful Chinese fencai Imari lidded jar, the body decorated with diamond shaped, hand painted panels in raised enamels with designs of flowers, dragons, bamboo, birds and pine, separated by dark blue borders. The shoulder and foot are bordered in dark blue with white designs, while the knobbed lid is enameled with white flowers on an orange ground. The base is marked with a "Ya Wan Zhen Cang" red seal, dating it to the mid 20th C. A very decorative, focal point jar in...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #1190316 (stock #CP134)
Ancient East
$260
DESCRIPTION: This vintage eight-sided Japanese platter is raised on a square foot with blue underglazed geometric designs covering the flat interior and with chrysanthemums scattered over diagonal cross hatching around the raised edges. Perfect condition with no chips, cracks or repairs, and dating to the first half of the 1900’s; maker’s mark and collector’s stickers are on the back. DIMENSIONS: 10 ¾” square (27.4 cm) x 1 5/8” high (4.1 cm).