Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1837 VR item #1292351 (stock #FIG88)
Ancient East
$1,295
DESCRIPTION: A captivating pair of lacquered figural candle pricks, each in the form of a smiling attendant with hand on hip, wearing a banded hat and holding aloft a candle dish. The figures themselves are hand crafted of solid brown lacquer around a wire frame, while the flared bases are wood blocks covered in brown lacquer. This unusual, rare pair date from approximately 1750 – 1850, and are in remarkable condition with the expected age wear to the lacquered surface...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1292244 (stock #LC55)
Ancient East
$880
DESCRIPTION: From our Southeast Asia Collection, a large and classic 19th century Burmese Hsun-ok constructed of wood that was first lacquered in black, and then covered in successive layers of cinnabar colored lacquer called hinthabada. Over time, through use and handling, the cinnabar lacquer has worn off in some areas to reveal the black lacquer base coat underneath, resulting in an attractive negoro effect...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Horn : Pre 1900 item #1291926 (stock #SAO206)
Ancient East
$465
DESCRIPTION: A large, ten pronged tortoise shell comb made for the European market (Victorian era, circa 1880-1890). The fashion of the day included large elaborate combs placed in upswept hair, and this one is a real beauty! The curved prongs and scalloped crown are from a single piece of shell which is mounted with three large round beads and two carved triangular designs. Very good condition with only a couple of tiny nits that are difficult to even see...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #1291737 (stock #FIG80)
Ancient East
$2,450
DESCRIPTION: A pair of polychrome figures engaged in joyful dance, one male and one female, mounted on display stands. These colorful hand carved figures, called "Nats" or nature spirits, are dressed in traditional Thai costumes with the male figure wearing a tiger head cap. Prior to the advent of Buddhism, the Thai people were animists who worshipped a series of nature spirits called Nats. Later these were incorporated into Buddhism and often Nat statues will be found in Buddhist temples...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1291632 (stock #SCH383)
Ancient East
$940
DESCRIPTION: A good Chinese scholar’s brushpot, carved in deep relief with a continuous mountain landscape scene framed by gnarled pine trees and depicting two groups of scholars, some examining a scroll and others in a boat. The base and rim are encased in hardwood and the pot is engraved with a two line inscription. Very good condition, latter Qing Dynasty, 19th to early 20th C. DIMENSIONS: 6 ½” high (16.5 cm) x 6” diameter (15.2 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre 1920 item #1291380 (stock #W-FIG2)
Ancient East
$1,100
DESCRIPTION: A large, fantastic Mexican folk art carving of a mermaid / merman, fashioned to be worn as a "body mask" during festivals. This extraordinary and well carved piece consists of the bearded head of a merman, two moveable arms with wood dowels, a center circular brace for slipping over the head (worn on the shoulders to support the whole figure), and a gracefully curled fish tail with fins. Painted in bright colors, its condition is excellent with only the expected usage wear...
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 : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #1290985 (stock #FIG58)
Ancient East
$1,295
DESCRIPTION: A large and delightful carved wood figure of one of the seven Japanese gods of good fortune, Daikoku, the deity of prosperity. Here he is seen in his traditional pose, standing on two bales of rice with his wish-granting mallet in his right hand, and a bag of riches slung over his left shoulder. Daikoku is also venerated as the deity of the kitchen where such carvings were traditionally displayed, sometimes in the ceiling rafters for good luck...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1290426 (stock #FIG90)
Ancient East
$385
DESCRIPTION: A well carved and expressive Balinese Barong mask, carved entirely from a single piece of wood. This fierce looking lion-dog is considered a protector against evil. Carved with bulging eyes, flared nostrils and bared teeth, he is ready to pounce on any evil spirits that might be lurking nearby. The skill of the carver is evident in the three dimensional quality of the mask, the details of the lion's curled hair and the gilded decorations around the ears and brows...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1290049 (stock #SCH370)
Ancient East
$995
DESCRIPTION: A beautiful and rarely seen scholar’s ink stone housed in a tortoise shell box. The overlaid tortoise shell has striking patterns and is in very good condition with no losses and only very minor scuffing. The interior of the box is finished in black lacquer with the surface of the fitted duan stone slightly angled to pool water at one end. Qing Dynasty, 19th C. DIMENSIONS: 5 3/8” long (13.6 cm) x 4” wide (10.2 cm) x 2 ¼” high (5.7 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1289902 (stock #PTF61)
Ancient East
$4,975
DESCRIPTION: This large and impressive Chinese porcelain goose, painted in a famille rose pallet, is seated on folded legs with upturned tail and rests on a raised, fitted wood stand. Modeled with a slightly turned head and erect wings that touch at the tips, the body is enameled in a yellow ground with a pink bat and green scrolling vine motif, the lightly molded and naturalistically marked feathers in shades of blue and green...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1289367 (stock #SCH279)
Ancient East
$275
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 : 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1287370 (stock #SN109)
Ancient East
$495
DESCRIPTION: An unusual and quite old (18th C.) copper box toggle in the form of a peach, the Chinese symbol of longevity. Probably used as both a toggle and tobacco container, the two halves have a tightly fitting overlapping seal, with two loops forming the hinge at the stem point. This large solid copper toggle has a rich, aged patina and is in fine condition with minor signs of wear, as to be expected. DIMENSIONS: Approximately 2 1/4” long, tip to tip (5.7 cm) x 1 ¾” diameter (4.5 cm)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1920 item #1287196 (stock #SB117)
Ancient East
$750
DESCRIPTION: A finely painted Chinese glass snuff bottle in flattened rectangular form, each side featuring a lohan (a Buddhist disciple) in landscape settings, one with a crouching dragon and the other with a playful foo lion. Above each lohan is a poem in fine calligraphy with red seal marks. Aventurine stopper, in excellent condition, early 20th C. DIMENSIONS: 3 ¼” high (8.3 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Implements : Pre 1837 VR item #1285640 (stock #W-MS1)
Ancient East
$385
DESCRIPTION: A classic and quite old pair of hand carved South American wood stirrups. The Guacho of Argentina, the Morochucos of Peru and the Hauso of Chile all preferred large wooden "shoes" for use as stirrups rather than the more prevalent iron stirrup. These stirrups cover the whole front of the foot, which can be an advantage when riding through tall brush. This pair has good age and obvious usage; we estimate them to date from the early 1800's...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #1285146 (stock #WD29)
Ancient East
$1,660
DESCRIPTION: A pair of rare Qing Dynasty (early 1800's) ancestor portraits of miniature size, framed in an archival, off-white silk matt. Both figures are seated on horseshoe back chairs with tiger skin drapes, the husband in a bright blue robe with black silk overcoat, his rank badge displayed on his chest; the wife in a bright orange-red coat, teal colored skirt, and elaborate headdress. Both are well painted with detailed, lifelike features. Portraits of this size are very rare as most anc...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1284962 (stock #JHS174)
Ancient East
$1,450
DESCRIPTION: A well carved cylindrical jade cricket box, the body carved and pierced from white jade in a leaf and flower pattern, with a dark cyan colored jade lid, pierced and carved in the same pattern. The box is raised on an ebony stand with three feet. Dating from the first half of the 20th C., this cricket box is in excellent condition. DIMENSIONS: 3 1/8" high (8 cm) x 2" diameter.

CULTURAL BACKGROUND: Keeping crickets is a tradition in China, with cricket boxes made in a vari...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1837 VR item #1284829 (stock #MS56)
Ancient East
$1,295
DESCRIPTION: A rare and quite old Japanese lute, or sanshin, originating from the island of Okinawa. The sanshin (literally meaning "three strings") is an Okinawan musical instrument, and the precursor of the Japanese shamisen. Often likened to a banjo, it consisted of a snakeskin-covered body, neck and three strings, and was known for its calming tune. This sanshin, dating from the late 18th C. to early 19th C, Edo Period, has a rounded wooden body covered with the original snakeskin on both...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1284101 (stock #LC51)
Ancient East
$1,495
DESCRIPTION: Dramatic in its bold yet simple design, this Japanese lacquer box makes a striking statement. The background of this large box is lacquered in a mirror-like, black ro-iro ground, with a vivid gold lacquer design on the lid of bamboo superimposed over a ginko leaf, all within a gold circle. The box is supported on four curved feet, and the interiors are brilliantly lacquered in orange-red. This box is in excellent condition, with very minor “bumps” to the outer lid, and the r...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1283534 (stock #LC47)
Ancient East
$495
DESCRIPTION: Four beautifully detailed, red and gold lacquered sheets of Burmese Buddhist manuscripts describing rules of ceremony. Kammawasa are elaborately decorated manuscripts extracted from the Pali Vinaya pitaka, the monastic code of discipline which is generally read aloud at monastic assemblies. Topics covered would 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, and other...
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 : 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. On the back in blue characters in a raised white cartouche is the potter's ma...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1279083 (stock #SCH162)
Ancient East
$570
DESCRIPTION: A fine 19th C. Chinese ink stone, crisply carved in the form of a bamboo node with leaves at the top and root knobs at the bottom. A deep water well has been carved into the upper section. Natural inclusions, called "eyes," are highlighted within the duan stone's design, with one eye at the top carved to simulate the moon, and the other incorporated into the stone's grinding surface.

ABOUT DUAN INK STONES: One of the four treasures of the Chinese scholar's studio, the in...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1277981 (stock #PTF102)
Ancient East
$95
DESCRIPTION: A pair of porcelain figures, each a representation of Li T'ieh-kuai, one of the Chinese eight immortals. Li T'ieh-kuai is always represented as a lame beggar leaning on a crutch with a pilgrim's gourd in hand. The Eight Immortals are legendary beings of the Taoist sect who attained immortality and dwell in the remote hills and mountains of China. Both of these figures date from C. 1900, with the larger one's inner base stamped with "China" in red ink. Both are in perfect condi...
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 : 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. On the back in blue characters is the potter's mark of Inque Ryosai, a family of three generations of potters who made S...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1276212 (stock #SN110)
Ancient East
$870
DESCRIPTION: A larger sized Chinese toggle of a strolling elephant with wrinkled legs, large ears, a short raised trunk and fashioned with double inlaid eyes. Nice patina with a pierced opening at the tail for stringing and hanging from the belt as a counterweight for a pouch or other object. CONDITION: Light wear and small chip to one foot, otherwise fine condition. Early 19th C. Qing Dynasty. DIMENSIONS: 2 3/8" high (6 cm) x 2 3/8" wide (6 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1274491 (stock #CP194)
Ancient East
$995
DESCRIPTION: A Jin Dynasty (1115-1234 AD) pot / container decorated with a luscious, thick black and brown glaze over a bulbous, ribbed body. Two strap handles are attached to both sides of the short neck below the flared rim. Overall very good condition with small repair to rim. DIMENSIONS: 9 ½” high (24 cm) x 8 1/2” diameter (21.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1273089 (stock #PTF142)
Ancient East
$2,450
DESCRIPTION: A beautifully mounted Chinese roof tile of a Ming warrior seated upon a horse. The bearded soldier, his right hand on his hip, sits erect upon his amber horse which stands on the curved tile base. This earthenware tile has been decorated in a sancai glaze of predominately green and amber colors. A beautifully carved custom rosewood base has been made for this large tile, the base itself probably being over 100 years old. CONDITION: Quite good condition with the usual wear one wou...
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 : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1270134 (stock #BSK71)
Ancient East
$495
DESCRIPTION: A fine smoked bamboo ikebana basket woven in a tall ovoid form with entwined bamboo handle. The basket is crafted with a vertical diagonal weave from both wide and narrow splints in contrasting colors. This sturdy and handsome basket has a beautiful aged patina with no losses detected; early 20th century. DIMENSIONS: 18 ½” high x 8 ¾” diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1269057 (stock #SCH278)
Ancient East
$275
DESCRIPTION: A large wooden scholar’s brush used to paint large calligraphy. Thick black bristles are gathered into a bulbous wood ferrule, turned from the same wood as the handle. The tip of the handle is pierced for hanging. A very nice old brush, good for display in large brush pots; 19th C., normal wear as would be expected. DIMENSIONS: 16” long (41 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1268694 (stock #JO5)
Ancient East
$190
DESCRIPTION: A Chinese Hill Tribe necklace, handmade of alternating coral colored beads and silver repousse lappets, strung on two lengths of woven silver chain with hook clasp. A very attractive short necklace dating from the early to mid 20th Century. In very good condition and a nice example of ethnographic Chinese tribal jewelry. DIMENSIONS: 9” drop when clasped; lappets are 1” long each.
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 : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1266620 (stock #BB167)
Ancient East
$995
DESCRIPTION: A large, heavily cast bronze storage vessel (gadur), with brass and silver inlays crafted by the Maranao tribe of the Phillippines. The round body and flared foot are profusely decorated with inlaid floral and geometric designs; the body is topped with an inlaid domed lid and tall spire. From the estate of Asian art collector, Dr. Edward Gerber. CONDITION: This is a fairly early example, dating from the late 1700's to early 1800's, and shows usage wear, some pitting, and a coupl...
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 : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1265593 (stock #CP101)
Ancient East
$1,295
DESCRIPTION: A large and handsome Sumida Gawa vase with ribbed body, high relief figures and pinched neck. A thick, traditional flambe' glaze in dark brown and blue covers the mouth and neck, and flows down the shoulders. Fine attention to detail has been paid to the handmade figures of a boy and girl standing on ledges against the ribbed body. Inoue (Ryosai) maker's mark in pear-shaped appliqué on the back. Early 20th C. (pre WWII) and in perfect condition; no chips or repairs. DIMENSIO...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1265188 (stock #CP198)
Ancient East
$875
DESCRIPTION: A large Chinese porcelain pillow decorated in underglaze blue with fish and aquatic plants surrounded by clouds. Dating from the 19th C., Qing Dynasty. CONDITION: A few old chips to the rims. DIMENSIONS: SIZE: 10 1/2" long (26.7 cm) x 5 1/2" high (14 cm) x 5" deep (12.8 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1800 item #1264791 (stock #CCS86)
Ancient East
$795
DESCRIPTION: A small black lacquer Chinese cabinet, the front doors with male and female figures in a courtyard setting gazing onto a lake beyond. The doors are surrounded by a border of pomegranate leaves and fruit with a vase on either side. The top, back and sides are lacquered black with faint floral decorations. Originating from Shanxi Province, this box is in "all original" condition with no repairs or replacements, including the original metal door fittings. CONDITION: Has light we...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1264695 (stock #BPB155)
Ancient East
$3,495
DESCRIPTION: An extraordinary Chinese tray, its rectangular form crafted from one slab of huanghuali wood that has been skillfully hollowed to expose the beautiful grain and form the graceful, curved edges. This elegant tray highlights the incredible beauty of this favored Chinese wood and virtually shimmers in the light. Excellent condition with a nice weight to it; from a private collection. DIMENSIONS: 13 1/2" wide (34.2 cm) x 9" deep (22.8 cm).
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. CONDITION: Some minor surface blemishes, but overall in very good co...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Architectural Elements : Pre 1837 VR item #1263319 (stock #ARCH32)
Ancient East
$2,995
DESCRIPTION: A large and impressive Chinese hardwood plaque, dating from the early 19th century, Qing Dynasty. This imposing plaque has four large Chinese characters carved into the center panel, with longer inscriptions in smaller characters to each side. Translated, this plaque was presented as a birthday present to a man named "Yang" in 1817 (the 21st year of the reign of Jiaqing, 1796 - 1820), and states that the honoree's life represented excellence in both virtue and longevity.

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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 : 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 : 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 : 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...