Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1184302 (stock #BBC10)
Ancient East
$175
DESCRIPTION: A heavy, well crafted Chinese hand warmer of solid brass, dating from the mid 19th C. The large lid is perforated with round holes to allow ventilation for the coals that would be placed inside. In cold winter months, hand warmers were almost a necessity for venturing outside or while minding one’s shop. A swing handle is attached to the body on side supports. Very good condition with no dents; original finish (tarnished)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1285500 (stock #FIG86)
Ancient East
$1,895
DESCRIPTION: In Japanese lore, there are countless tales about the mischievous Tanuki, a real animal native to Japan. Masked like a raccoon but big and stocky like a badger, they are said to have supernatural powers to transform into any living or inanimate shape. Often they assume the form of a monk, as our Tanuki does here. This Tanuki okimono is hand crafted from a single piece of wood in the best of Mingei traditions...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Christian : Pre 1900 item #1394785 (stock #W-WD13)
Ancient East
$480
DESCRIPTION: A beautiful rendition of El Alma de Maria on tin, capturing the mystical descent of the Holy Ghost upon Mary and the announcements of the Incarnation. The young Mary is wearing a crown of pink roses, a pearl necklace and pearl earrings. With hands crossed over her heart, she presses the white dove toward her. This is a somewhat rarer depiction, because she holds not only a staff of lilies in one hand, but also a branch of roses in the other...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1365136 (stock #TX56)
Ancient East
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DESCRIPTION: An elegant Chinese Qing Dynasty robe having a design of large and small silk butterflies with couched gold threads, scattered on a navy blue ground with borders of blue and white florals down the center split and around the hem’s edges. Sleeve bands are executed in intricate embroidery on a white silk ground depicting figures in a landscape. This Qing Dynasty robe has been professionally preserved and mounted in an archival, shadowbox frame with sleeves folded over...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1900 item #1365836 (stock #SN97)
Ancient East
$2,980
DESCRIPTION: This outstanding and rare antique Japanese Tonkotsu, or tobacco box, has been crafted from boxwood in the form of the Three Wise Monkeys, with a beautifully carved Iwazaru, or “Speak no Evil” monkey, serving as the main tobacco container. Mizaru, or “See No Evil”, forms the ojime and Kikazaru, or “Hear No Evil”, forms the netsuke to complete the set. Each of these has been meticulously carved with inlaid eyes and finely delineated fur...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1289367 (stock #SCH279)
Ancient East
$195
DESCRIPTION: A large Qing Dynasty artist’s calligraphy brush fashioned from wood and carved in a naturalistic design. The long black bristles are attached to a bulbous ferrule with the handle carved in a design reminiscent of bamboo leaves. This is a substantial, sturdy brush that shows usage wear and minor splitting on the handle. DIMENSIONS: 17 ¼” long (43.8 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Mirrors : Pre 1900 item #1397514 (stock #A-WD1)
Ancient East
$695
DESCRIPTION: An elegant French Louis XV style giltwood beveled mirror with center crest of birds and a cherub playing a flute, and framed with a gilt beaded and foliate border; Ca. 1890. DIMENSIONS: 46” high x 30” wide.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pre 1900 item #1366454 (stock #A-CP1b)
Ancient East
$75
DESCRIPTION: Antique American salt glazed stoneware crock with blue underglazed stripes, flowers, and “Butter” decorating the circumference. A “must have” for the country kitchen to hold eggs or fruit, 19th C., unmarked. Good condition; minor nicks to bottom rim. DIMENSIONS: 5.25” high x 7.25’ diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1392658 (stock #PG4)
Ancient East
$295
DESCRIPTION: A handsome hand-thrown Japanese pottery jug (tokkuri) made to store sake (rice wine) and dating from the latter Edo Period, C. 1860. The texture of the thick brown glaze is rich to the eyes and touch, and the jug has fluid kanji script applied in off-white slip to various sides of the jar, probably denoting the name of the sake shop. These humble jugs have an earthen beauty that distinguishes Japanese potters. In excellent condition with no chips or breaks...
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 1900 item #1302685 (stock #MS195)
Ancient East
$135
DESCRIPTION: Before the availability of electricity and modern irons, this simple but useful implement was produced to iron clothes. The long wood handle is attached to a large cast iron bowl designed to hold hot coals. The bowl has been cast with designs on its outer surface and is shaped with one side flared to protect the worker’s hand. After the bowl absorbed sufficient heat from the coals, it was pressed onto the garment using the flat bottom surface to smooth out wrinkles...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1264040 (stock #BBC18)
Ancient East
$790
DESCRIPTION: A pair of large antique Chinese tea caddies, or canisters, each having round, bulbous bodies with eight raised panels and two hanging metal handles. Dating from 1850 - 1880, they both are topped with deep-rimmed lids with wooden knobs. These decorative, large canisters have a pleasing form and wonderful presence; both very sturdy with good, solid weight. Will make wonderful accent pieces or flower containers...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Early : Pre 1900 item #1370789 (stock #A-CBL1)
Ancient East
$1,895
DESCRIPTION: This early to mid 19th c. high-back pine bucket-bench, or cupboard, is a graceful and highly unusual piece of American country & primitive furniture. With shaker-like sensibility, this utilitarian piece would have been at home in the foyer where you could sit while taking off snowy boots, or in the kitchen used as storage for crocks of grain and other staples, or on the covered porch by the entry where you could place groceries or packages while opening the front door...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1366148 (stock #CP150)
Ancient East
$895
DESCRIPTION: Outstanding Japanese porcelain Imari charger, circa 1880, acquired in Brussels, Belgium...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Continental : Pre 1900 item #1366460 (stock #W-TBL1)
Ancient East
$7,950
DESCRIPTION: An outstanding, solid walnut, trestle-form refectory table comprising four hand-turned splayed legs raised on ball feet, each pair joined by a thick, scrolling wood stretcher. The legs are attached to a solid single-plank rectangular top with two hidden drawers to one side. Beautiful scrolling iron stretchers attach the underside plank with the wood stretchers for strength and stability. This handsome, sturdy table could be used as a desk, for dining, or as a library table; Spanish...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1392412 (stock #JO48)
Ancient East
$230
DESCRIPTION: A Chinese minority tribe antique silver bracelet, handcrafted from two sturdy silver coils, each twisted and joined to form a braided pattern, with each end terminating in a silver, four-horned dragon head. The woven coils, simulating the dragons’ bodies, and the gap between the horned heads allow the bracelet to be “sized” to any wrist. Very decorative and an authentically old piece of tribal jewelry. DIMENSIONS: 3 1/8” exterior diameter (8 cm); 2.5" interior diameter ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1288442 (stock #WD44)
Ancient East
$1,850
DESCRIPTION: A large, boldly colored Chinese ancestor portrait featuring seven generations of mandarins and their wives. Such paintings were commissioned by descendants, and this one is executed in classic ancestral portrait style with the unsmiling subjects facing directly forward and seated on chairs with rounded backs, the men with hands and shoes showing and the women with their robes completely covering hands and feet.

A mandarin was a highly educated civil official who had passed a s...