Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1383152 (stock #A-FA2)
Ancient East
$760
DESCRIPTION: An early red, black and cream polychrome painted marble game board with metal frame. From the property of a Pawling, New York collector. Two signatures on back with the last name of “Dolan.” Good condition, original paint. DIMENSIONS: 19 1/2" x 19 3/4".
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1371506 (stock #A-CH5)
Ancient East
$895
DESCRIPTION: A charming pair of French Provincial armchairs, each crafted from solid, carved cherry wood and each having rush seats with red accent stripes, early 20th C. Carved turned arms attach to an arched ladderback over the red striped seats on turned tapered legs with toupie feet, joined by stretchers. Very good condition. DIMENSIONS: 34.25” high x 21.25” wide x 20.25” deep.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1390672 (stock #A-UTL11)
Ancient East
$185
DESCRIPTION: A good woven wicker French fishing creel with lid having a rectangular hole and leather straps attached to the rounded creel body. A long sturdy canvas and leather strap threads through two holes in the back for wearing over the shoulder. The metal maker’s tag on top reads “MF, FERAX, MANUFACTURE FRANCAIS” stamped on a raised fish. Early 20th C., good condition with very minor losses to wicker. DIMENSIONS: 13.25” wide x 9” high x 7” deep.
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 : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Christian : Pre 1920 item #1373524 (stock #W-FIG16)
Ancient East
$225
DESCRIPTION: An antique Mexican folk art carving of a bearded St. Peter in a bishop’s hat holding a large key, symbolizing the key to the kingdom of heaven entrusted to disciple Simon Peter by Christ. This figure was probably part of a home devotional altar; figure can also be hung on a wall or entry door. Very good condition. DIMENSIONS: 13 1/8” high x 3”wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1366579 (stock #SCH62)
Ancient East
$1,450
DESCRIPTION: A large and masterfully carved Chinese shou shan stone (soapstone) seal in tall rectangular form, the knob carved with a crouching dragon having both wings tucked back covering its sides, and whose mouth is poised to grasp the sacred pearl. On each flat surface of the base are engraved inscriptions and characters among idyllic scenes of rivers with boats, hills, houses and pavilions. The bottom seal characters leave a positive (red) impression...
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...
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 : 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 : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1279752 (stock #CP153)
Ancient East
$1,250
DESCRIPTION: A large and fabulous Sumida Gawa tankard with an unglazed body, graceful handle, and figures of a man and small boy in very high relief. A thick, flowing flambe' glaze in blues and brown coats the mouth and runs down the body and handle in thick drips. Fine attention to detail has been paid to the handmade figures of a seated man with a cane facing a young boy, both supported by craggy rockwork ledges...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1276497 (stock #CP197)
Ancient East
$960
DESCRIPTION: A Japanese Imari porcelain dish, shaped in “double fish” form and decorated in traditional Imari colors with floral designs in rust red, and fish scales and fins in royal blue. The reverse has painted florals and grasses on the four sides. Late 19th/early 20th century, and in excellent condition with no chips or restorations. DIMENSIONS: 10 ½” long (26.6 cm) x 9” wide (23 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1371167 (stock #A-BSK2)
Ancient East
$695
DESCRIPTION: An antique American woven oak splint basket with twisted vine handle in elongated form for flower or herb gathering. You can never have too many great, old baskets! CONDITION: Good with minor age-appropriate wear, stains or losses. DIMENSIONS: 12" high x 21" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1188540 (stock #SCH214)
Ancient East
$1,160
DESCRIPTION: One of the four treasures of the scholar’s studio, this rare scholar’s brush is crafted from ivory (not bone) and engraved with a maiden in a garden setting as well as a poem in tiny characters. The shaft is banded with silver foil and attaches to the ferrule and tip which are crafted from horn. Qing Dynasty, very good condition with a few hairlines but no open fractures. DIMENSIONS: 12 ½” long (31.7 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1371701 (stock #FIG68)
Ancient East
$715
DESCRIPTION: A large, carved wood figure of the Chinese deity Guanyin (also Quanyin, or Kwan-yin), seated on a throne with right leg folded and right hand extended in the abhaya mudra position, a gesture of reassurance, blessing and protection (or “do not fear”). Her hair is worn pulled up in a chignon inside her crown, and around her shoulders is draped a short shawl with flowing ribbons. In good, solid condition with minor age wear; early 20th C...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1282944 (stock #CP121)
Ancient East
$895
DESCRIPTION: A lovely graduated set of Japanese Kutani porcelain bowls, each delicately hand painted with three overlapping rectangular cartouches which reveal landscape, garden and interior scenes, highlighted with raised gilt decoration. Each bowl is signed on the base, Kutani Sei. The mark and style of this set dates it to the end of Meiji period (1868-1912), from around 1910-20. All bowls are in excellent condition, no chips or restorations.

DIMENSIONS: All three bowls nest neatly...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Christian : Pre 1920 item #1398653 (stock #W-JO14R)
Ancient East
$295
DESCRIPTION: A large ebony bead rosary with silver crucifix from the estate of Saint Katharine Drexel. The rosary has 59 round, black ebony beads connected with linked chain and terminating in a silver crucifix with “Italy” stamped on the lower back. Very good condition, dating from the late 19th to early 20th C. PROVENANCE: The Dahlgren, Drexel, Wharton Estate. This crucifix is part of a larger collection of rosary beads, crosses and bracelets with Catholic medallions, each belonging to St...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Mirrors : Pre 1920 item #1365598 (stock #A-FA11)
Ancient East
$1,495
DESCRIPTION: A fine antique folk art frame with deeply set mirror, the frame intricately inlaid with multi-colored woods forming geometric designs including diamonds, stars, fans and other parquetry motifs. This is a wonderful folk art piece executed with obvious skill; narrow beaded inner frame is gold leaf. Excellent condition, no losses or cracks. Provenance: Clifford A. Wallach, Tramp Art, Folk & Americana. DIMENSIONS: 13 5/8” high x 11” wide.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1382253 (stock #A-BSK12)
Ancient East
$570
DESCRIPTION: Beautiful melon-shaped split oak basket with a sturdy bentwood handle and oak-wrapped wide rim. This early 1900’s folk art basket is in great condition with no major losses noted. DIMENSIONS: 18" long x 14.5" wide; height with handle is 13.75", without is 8.75".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1276399 (stock #CP152)
Ancient East
$1,125
DESCRIPTION: A large and attractive Sumida Gawa tankard with a red ribbed body, graceful handle, and high relief figures of two children. A traditional flowing flambe' glaze in dark brown and beige coats the top third of the mouth and handle. Fine attention to detail has been paid to the handmade figures of children standing on ledges against the ribbed, cold painted body...
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...
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)...
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...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1418151 (stock #JO55)
Ancient East
$265
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, jewelry, 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 : 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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1266598 (stock #LC34)
Ancient East
$2,495
DESCRIPTION: A skillfully lacquered suzuri-bako (writing box) from the Meiji Period, early 1900’s. The lid of the rectangular box is decorated with a takamakie floral design in gold, silver and shu (a hue of red-orange) lacquer on a black ro-iro ground. The interior of the lid and box are sprinkled in a nashiji cloud motif. This suzuri-bako is a complete set, fitted with the original water dropper and inkstone and its original kiri (paulownia) wood box with inscription. Excellent conditio...
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1270668 (stock #JHS107)
Ancient East
$345
DESCRIPTION: A simply carved agate rubbing stone in the form of a Chinese boy carrying a ruyi. The semi-precious stone is pure white with brown inclusions that have been incorporated into the design as the boy’s cloak, hat and ruyi, which he carries on his shoulder. A small hole has been drilled through the ruyi at the back of the head for stringing and wearing from the belt as a toggle. Stones such as these were meant to held, rubbed and fondled, with this one fitting perfectly into the palm ...
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1256810 (stock #FIG55)
Ancient East
$2,450
DESCRIPTION: A large, handsome Burmese wood sculpture of a male Nat, or nature spirit, dressed in traditional attire and engaged in a joyful dance. Such images were first carved from wood, then laboriously decorated with applications of red lacquer then gold gilt. Dating from the early 20th C., it has been mounted on a rod with square base. Please see the last photo for size comparison with our other Nat, FIG56. Although not purchased as a pair, these make wonderful companion pieces. DIMENS...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1304246 (stock #SCH12)
Ancient East
$265
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 : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Christian : Pre 1920 item #1370696 (stock #W-FIG24)
Ancient East
$545
DESCRIPTION: An engaging carved wood santo figure of a winged cherub, most likely carved in the Philippines. This figure, dating from the early 1900’s, is depicted with black hair, inset glass eyes and extended wings. CONDITION: Some age appropriate losses to original paint. DIMENSIONS: 6.5" high x 16" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Tools : Pre 1920 item #1393999 (stock #A-UTL2)
Ancient East
$585
DESCRIPTION: An appealing antique cranberry scoop in original green paint, constructed in a lovely sculptural form with attached handle and a scoop with multiple slim prongs to strain out water without losing the cranberries. CONDITION: Usage wear in all the right places; split to board holding prongs. DIMENSIONS: 13.25” wide x 13.25” long x 7.5” high.
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 : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1267143 (stock #JHS173)
Ancient East
$895
DESCRIPTION: A finely carved celadon nephrite jade plaque, one side depicting a child attendant with crane holding a large fan over the head of an immortal. Three lines of raised calligraphy are on the reverse. Excellent condition, late 19th or early 20th century, Qing Dynasty. DIMENSIONS: 2" long (5 cm) x 1 3/4" wide (7 cm). JHS173 $1,175
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Christian : Pre 1920 item #1398016 (stock #W-JO14M)
Ancient East
$330
DESCRIPTION: A large pendant crucifix from the estate of Saint Katharine Drexel, the Christ figure crafted from sterling silver and mounted upon an ebony cross, with ends and back wrapped in silver. The lower back is stamped “Sterling, FRANCE,” and dates from the late 19th to early 20th C. Very good condition (silver has original patina). PROVENANCE: The Dahlgren, Drexel, Wharton Estate. This crucifix is part of a larger collection of rosary beads, crosses and bracelets with Catholic medal...