Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1171560 (stock #CP135)
Ancient East
$395
DESCRIPTION: A square porcelain dish by Arita, hand painted in the blue and white “Three Friends of Winter” motif. The “Three Friends of Winter” was a popular Japanese theme where pine, prunus and bamboo are grouped, said to represent perseverance, longevity and vitality, despite adversity. The raised and flared edges have repeating geometric patterns and bamboo plants are found in each corner. The plate rests on a round raised foot with blue designs on the undersides. Produced in the...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1170896 (stock #TBS16)
Ancient East
$1,295
DESCRIPTION: In Burma (now called Myanmar), one of the most honored and beautifully decorated ceremonial pieces was the box that held the many gold lacquered sheets of Buddhist manuscripts, called the Kammawasa. These sheets are read aloud at monastic assemblies, and topics covered could include formalities for the ordination of monks and the bestowal of their robes, the consecration of an ordination hall, celebrating the festival of the full moon, or other such instructions. (Please see our sto...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1920 item #1151370 (stock #SB134)
Ancient East
$450
DESCRIPTION: An appealing Chinese porcelain snuff bottle in the form of a young boy in purple robes. He holds a flower in one hand and the other is resting upon a yellow peacock with fan. A bead on his cap forms the stopper. Very good condition with mionor rubbing to the enamel; no spoon. DIMENSIONS: 3” high (7.6 cm).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1149763 (stock #JO61)
Ancient East
$595
DESCRIPTION: A Chinese pendant with coral colored stone mounted as a brooch in high relief with a scholar standing under a twisting pine in a mountain setting. The rectangular gilt frame is cast as four bamboo stalks and has a sturdy open “mesh” backing fitted with a stick pin and gold loop so that it can be worn as a brooch or necklace. Very fine work overall with no tarnish anywhere to the gilt frame. DIMENSIONS: 2 3/8” long (6 cm) x 1 7/8” wide (4.8 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1132083 (stock #JO53)
Ancient East
$295
DESCRIPTION: A Chinese export filigree bar pin fashioned from three hardstone discs, two of jade and one carnelian, mounted in delicate, decorative openwork made from thin twisted wire. Most likely dating to the Victorian era (1837 – 1901) when such pins were fashionably worn at the neck fastening two collars, the pin is in very good condition with no chips to the stones and slight wear to the wirework. DIMENSIONS: 3 ¾” long (9.5 cm) x 1 3/8” wide (3.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1127515 (stock #JO57)
Ancient East
$195
DESCRIPTION: An attractive, round Chinese silver export pill box, banded with repossee’ floral designs, the hinged lid crowned with a carnelian disc. On the base is stamped, “MADE IN CHINA NO 28 SILVER.” Dating from the early 20th C., this little antique box is in excellent condition. DIMENSIONS: 1 1/8” diameter (2.8 cm) x 1” high (2.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1119533 (stock #JO59)
Ancient East
$280
DESCRIPTION: A pretty little repossee’ silver Chinese export box on short paw-feet legs with a large pink quartz carving inset into the top, carved in the form of a peach and a pomegranate. The inside has been gold washed and the base bears a stamp “Made in China, Silver.” The perfect size for holding a favorite ring or earrings, the box is in good condition with wear to the white overlay on the horizontal band; first quarter of the 20th C. DIMENSIONS: 2” long (5 cm) x 1 ¼” high ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1116871 (stock #JO55)
Ancient East
$295
DESCRIPTION: An attractive oval brass box, the hinged lid decorated with a carved carnelian stone at the center with raised brass leaves on either side. Signed at the interior lid, such a box might have been used for snuff, opium, cosmetics or medicines. This attractive little box is in excellent condition and dates from the first quarter of the 20th C. DIMENSIONS: 2 ¼” long (5.7 cm) x 1 1/8” wide (2.9 cm) x 1” high (2.5 cm).
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Contemporary item #1084313 (stock #BK13)
Ancient East
$45
DESCRIPTION: During the Chinese Han (206 B.C.- A.D. 220) and Tang (A.D. 618-907) dynasties, earthenware sculptures were placed in elaborate tombs to protect and serve the spirits of the deceased. These fascinating sculptures took the forms of animals, soldiers, courtiers, musicians, merchants, and attendants. “From Court to Caravan, Chinese Tomb Sculptures from the Collection of Anthony M. Solomon” features seventy-three exquisite Chinese tomb sculptures from the Solomon collection, which in...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Architectural : Exterior : Pre 1900 item #1082643 (stock #W-ARCH38)
Ancient East
$4,950
DESCRIPTION: An ornate pair of antique hand wrought and polychromed iron panels (could be window guards) from a New Orleans estate. The workmanship on this pair is exquisite with a three dimensional quality to the leafy vines and flowers. Both sides are equally crafted with double leaves and flowers so that there is no true front or back to each arched form. These could also be made into entry gates with very little alteration.

Dating from the late 19th C. and in excellent condition with...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1960 item #966813 (stock #BK10)
Ancient East
$35
DESCRIPTION: “Ceramics for the Collector: an Introduction to Pottery and Porcelain” by George Savage is an original standard for the new ceramic collector, giving a broad overview of ceramics through the ages and throughout the world, with Chinese ceramics constituting the heaviest treatment. Currently out of print; originally published by Rockliff, London, (1955) 3rd printing, 64 B&W plates, 224 pp; hardcover, in very good used condition; dust jacket scuffed with some tape applied to str...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1970 item #863007 (stock #JO33)
Ancient East
$350
DESCRIPTION: A Chinese celadon jade pendant, both sides well carved in the form of an archaic mask and strung on a black nylon cord with a round celadon jade bead. Such amulets have a long history in China and would have been worn as a mystical protector against all unseen evil and bad luck. This handsome jade pendant is quite wearable and in excellent condition. DIMENSIONS: 2 ¼” long (5.7 cm).