Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1367465 (stock #SAO31)
Ancient East
$660
DESCRIPTION: A large, non-damper opium pipe, consisting of a long bamboo tube terminating at one end with a bowl of brass and copper overlay acting as the saddle, socket and damper. A tapering brass tip finishes the other end. Around the bowl is a double flower design in copper and brass, and on each side is a decorative brass fish with scales. Attached along the bamboo stem are lengths of braded yarn, one of which terminates in a brass ring for hanging...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1367417 (stock #W-DA2)
Ancient East
$195
DESCRIPTION: A handsome pair of turned wood candle stands in the William & Mary barley twist style, 19th C. A lovely addition to your table or mantel, these would provide old world charm in a country, cottage or Spanish Colonial decor. Very good condition, candles not included. DIMENSIONS: Without candles, 12.5” high, base is 3.5” square.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1367214 (stock #SCH395)
Ancient East
$975
DESCRIPTION: A fine and very sculptural Chinese Duan ink stone in the form of a bell with a deeply carved water well on one end, and a flaring flat surface on the other for mixing ink. The stone is raised on two elongated prong feet, between which is a five character inscription...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Christian : Pre 1837 VR item #1366754 (stock #W-WD7)
Ancient East
$6,800
DESCRIPTION: 18th or 19th C. Spanish Colonial oil painting of the Virgin Mary as Queen of Heaven standing on a pedestal, depicted with a serene face, hands folded over a flowing black robe with gold embroidery, and dagger piercing her heart. This painting is rich with religious symbolism and ideology, as is common of religious paintings made during the Spanish Colonial period to emphasize the teachings of the Catholic Church. Latin American, oil on canvas laid on masonite panel...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Garden : Furniture : Pre 1910 item #1366714 (stock #A-CH4)
Ancient East
$1,075
DESCRIPTION: A late 19th to early 20th century cast iron garden bench with serpentine crest over the back and side arms and a classic openwork fern pattern with pierced seat, the naturalistic legs having side stretchers with similar fern decoration. Very good condition; light, scattered rust spots, paintable. DIMENSIONS: 41" wide x 27 1/2" high; seat height is 14 1/2"
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 : 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...
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 : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1366148 (stock #CP150)
Ancient East
$895
DESCRIPTION: Outstanding Japanese porcelain Imari charger, circa 1880, acquired in Brussels, Belgium. This charger is profusely painted in under-glazed blue, red, green and gilt with a central blue medallion of scrolls highlighted in gilt. Surrounding the medallion is a wide border of alternating cartouches enclosing pairs of birds with bamboo leaves, and flowers issuing from rockwork with butterfly. The reverse is painted with three sets of flowering blue branches...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1365926 (stock #SCH282)
Ancient East
$385
DESCRIPTION: A handsome scholar's calligraphy brush, crafted using a dark brown bamboo for the shaft which connects to a shaped horn ferrule and long, natural bristle brush. One of the "four treasures of the scholar’s studio," this striking scholar’s brush would have been used for calligraphy or painting. This attractive, well made brush dates from the early 20th C. DIMENSIONS: 13.25” long (33.5 cm).
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 : 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 : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1365533 (stock #SN76)
Ancient East
$495
DESCRIPTION: A Chinese toggle (Guajian) carved as a pair of peanuts attached to leafy vines. In Chinese symbolism, the peanut (huasheng) is an auspicious symbol because its second character (sheng) means to "give birth". The peanut thus symbolizes the wish for many children. This toggle is expertly carved in the round and has a wonderful old boxwood patina. A cord would have been strung through the opening at the peanut’s stem to secure the toggle to a sash...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre AD 1000 item #1365299 (stock #PTA34)
Ancient East
$5,800
DESCRIPTION: An ancient Han Dynasty grey pottery pictorial tile executed with impressed designs of horses and flying phoenix. Characteristic of architectural tiles found on cave tomb walls in Sichuan Province, this tile depicts three lively prancing horses with five stylized phoenix overhead. A repeating diamond pattern forms the upper and lower border. The faint red pigment seen in several places is actually ancient calligraphy detailing its placement in the structure, i.e...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1365136 (stock #TX56)
Ancient East
$3,800
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 : Middle Eastern : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1356014 (stock #TX73)
Ancient East
$1,075
DESCRIPTION: A large, colorful Turkish dowry bag, hand woven from wool and bordered with leather straps and handles. The vibrant, multicolored geometric design covers all sides of the bag and the two top flaps. The bag is secured by three long leather straps with buckles that close the bag horizontally, and a leather strap and buckle that secure the two top flaps. Two substantial leather handles are attached to each end for carrying...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1312672 (stock #SN90)
Ancient East
$760
DESCRIPTION: A well carved and highly detailed Chinese boxwood toggle of a fish, a symbol in China of wealth and success, with fine scale detailing, a large head and the tail fin curved upward. The hole in the mouth serves as the point of attachment for the cord with the cord knot being concealed within the slit opening in the belly of the fish. Excellent condition; 19th C. DIMENSIONS: 2.75” long (7 cm).

ABOUT CHINESE TOGGLES: Chinese toggles (Guajian) are the precursors of the Jap...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1310923 (stock #CP136)
Ancient East
$360
DESCRIPTION: This large, boldly decorated early 19th century Japanese Arita sometsuke (blue and white) porcelain dish in square form (“kaku-zara”) is hand painted in deep cobalt blue with a center floral design against thin parallel lines. This center ground is bordered by diaper designs around the raised rim with floral cartouches at each corner. Such a dish was used in Japanese tea ceremonies for serving raw fish or shellfish. The reverse is hand painted with stylized decorations in cobal...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1310419 (stock #CP27)
Ancient East
$260
An attractive antique Chinese porcelain plate, hand painted with a large, leaping blue carp with russet colored cross-hatched scales. The carp was an auspicious fish in China and a symbol of perseverance and success, often applied to success in business enterprises and state examinations. In excellent condition (no cracks, chips or hairlines), this deep-dish plate would have served as a large shallow bowl as well. Dating from the Yongzheng to Qianlong Periods (AD 1723 - 1795), this plate is o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1800 item #1310287 (stock #W-FIG19)
Ancient East
$780
DESCRIPTION: An engaging Spanish Colonial carved santo figure depicting Saint Anthony holding the Christ Child. St. Anthony of Padua is perhaps one of the most loved and admired saints in the Catholic Church. Born in Portugal in 1195, he was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order who later did much of his work in Italy. Here St. Anthony is dressed in a brown friar's habit with head tilted to one side, gently holding the Christ Child in his arms. This figure, dating f...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1308901 (stock #SN85)
Ancient East
$595
DESCRIPTION: An antique Chinese toggle (guajian), carved from boxwood in the form of a Buddha's hand fruit (or fingered citron), a symbol of happiness, longevity and good fortune in China. The fingered citron is unusually shaped with bright yellow fruit segmented into finger-like sections, resembling a human hand. Highly fragrant, it is used predominantly in China for perfuming rooms and personal items such as clothing. According to Buddhist tradition, the Buddha prefers the "fingers" of the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre 1900 item #1308326 (stock #W-WD10)
Ancient East
$480
DESCRIPTION: A 19th C. Mexican retablo painting on tin of the Virgin Mary wearing a golden crown and holding a crowned Christ Child who wears a transparent robe. A scarf is drawn across Mary's right shoulder and her dark blue cape is initialed with her ciphers in gold. In this touching scene, the Christ child rests his right hand on her arm and grips her right thumb with his left hand. While this rendition of "Refugio de Pecadores" (Our Lady, Refuge of Sinners) follows the traditional compos...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1308231 (stock #SN103)
Ancient East
$680
DESCRIPTION: An appealing Chinese toggle (guajian), carved from Huanghuali wood (a hardwood similar to Rosewood) in the form of a Buddhist lion seated on a plinth with one paw placed on top of a ball. With raised tail, textured fur on his back, and brass studs decorating the eyes and each limb, this foo dog would have been used as a counterweight for a tobacco pouch or other object suspended from a belt. Displaying a luscious patina from use and handling, this little grinning lion is a real ch...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1307934 (stock #CP3&4)
Ancient East
$370
An attractive pair of antique Chinese porcelain plates, each hand painted with a large, leaping blue carp with russet colored cross-hatched scales. The carp was an auspicious fish in China and a symbol of perseverance and success, often applied to success in business enterprises and state examinations. In excellent condition (no cracks, chips or hairlines), this pair of deep-dish plates would have served as large shallow bowls as well. Dating from the Yongzheng to Qianlong Periods (AD 1723 - ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1306301 (stock #SN67)
Ancient East
$495
DESCRIPTION: A rare Chinese toggle in the form of a miniature Mongolian eating set consisting of a reddish gold lacquered metal sheath finished with brass bands and bone cap, containing two removable and useable knives with horn handles and bone caps, a set of tweezers, and suspension loop on side. Overall good condition with minor signs of age, rust and use, Qing dynasty, 18th C. DIMENSIONS: 3 3/4” Long (9.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1800 item #1306166 (stock #W-FIG18)
Ancient East
$5,600
DESCRIPTION: A large polychromed wood figure of Saint Martin De Porres, Peruvian, 18th C. Here he is depicted gazing upward toward heaven, arms outstretched, wearing his Dominican robe embroidered in gold with a long painted rosary dangling past his waist. His white undergarment is richly painted with flowers and gold leafy tendrils. Carved in full round, his head is set with glass eyes and he retains a good amount of the original paint. DIMENSIONS: 26 inches high (66 cm).

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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 : Americas : Pre 1900 item #1305281 (stock #W-WD11)
Ancient East
$660
DESCRIPTION: A 19th C. Mexican retablo, beautifully painted on tin with the traditional depiction of San Francisco, the Catholic saint associated with charity. This is noted by the word "Caridad"(or charity) painted in red at the top right corner. A retablo in Mexican folk art is a devotional painting using iconography derived from traditional Roman Catholic church art. Retablos are often painted on rectangular sheets of tin illustrating holy images such as Christ, the Virgin Mother, or one o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1305280 (stock #JO64)
Ancient East
$1,050
DESCRIPTION: A lovely, large cuff bracelet crafted from a fine silver filigree mesh with a large center turquoise stone and six smaller stones of turquoise and coral. Around these are raised silver bamboo sprigs decorating the front and two hinged sides. This bracelet is closed with a silver clasp and secured with silver chain. Stamped "SILVER, MADE IN CHINA" on opposing plaques at the clasp. Very good condition; c. 1920's. DIMENSIONS: Interior circumference is 7 3/4" (19.7 cm); adult large...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1920 item #1305162 (stock #W-WD4)
Ancient East
$4,250
DESCRIPTION: A large Cuzco School oil on canvas depicting “Our Lady of Pomata,” who is said to protect the town of Pomata, Peru. Pomata is situated above Lake Titicaca in the highlands of Peru, and was once a popular Christian pilgrimage shrine. In this painting the Virgin is depicted as cradling the Christ Child in her left arm and holding a bouquet of flowers in her right hand. Both she and the child are adorned with bejeweled and feathered gold crowns and fine white lace which almost se...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre 1700 item #1303965 (stock #W-FIG20)
Ancient East
$6,250
DESCRIPTION: A fine Spanish Colonial carved wood figure (or santo) of the Christ Child. This devotional sculpture was sensitively and realistically carved with the Christ Child standing, looking slightly downward with his right hand raised and wearing a draping red robe tied at the waist. Images such as these were created as objects of devotion, playing a significant role in introducing and educating indigenous peoples in the Americas to the Roman Catholic Church, which itself was an integral ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Trade : Pre 1920 item #1303412 (stock #W-JO45)
Ancient East
$1,460
DESCRIPTION: An early Southwestern Native American trade bead necklace with rare orange glass trade beads strung in pairs then separated by hand worked silver beads, some round with alternating pierced beads, and some with twisted silver wire set within square frames. Also included are a total of six Republica de Guatemala silver coins (two 1/2 Reals and four 1 Reals), all dated between 1900 and 1912, and one large Republica Mexicana 8 Reales with the liberty cap and starburst pattern, dated 18...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1303365 (stock #WD47)
Ancient East
$1,095
DESCRIPTION: A Qing Dynasty Chinese scroll painting depicting a seated Chinese deity with a large blue foo dog mask in his lap and two attendants at his feet. All figures have ornate colorful robes and auroras around their heads. An inscription can be found at the lower middle between the two attendants. CONDITION: “Waves” in paper from being rolled; colors and images are bright; painting has been remounted on white paper-backed silk. DIMENSIONS: Image is 47 3/4” high (1.21 m) X 20 1/...
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 : 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. Dating fro...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Continental : Pre 1837 VR item #1302577 (stock #W-CBL1)
Ancient East
$6,995
DESCRIPTION: A Spanish carved oak buffet a deux corps (buffet or hutch with the top cabinet having a shallower depth than the bottom), 19th C. The carved cavetto molding crowns double lattice work cupboard doors with hand forged iron hinges which open to reveal two interior shelves. These are set on a base with a frieze drawer over double cupboard doors, also with iron hinges, each carved with a six point flower set within a circle. Flanking the doors are beautifully carved sunburst side pan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1302515 (stock #JO67)
Ancient East
$1,495
DESCRIPTION: Silver needle cases first appeared in China in the 1700's. Elaborate embroidery has a long tradition in China, and young girls began intensive training in needlework skills by age seven. Given the importance of embroidery in her life, a silver needle case was often presented to a girl as part of her dowry.

This particular case is an extraordinary example. Most silver needle cases held only one container for needles, while this elaborate case has a total of five large silv...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1900 item #1302220 (stock #W-WD2)
Ancient East
$2,975
DESCRIPTION: A fine Spanish Colonial Cuzco School painting of the Virgin Mary, originating from Cusco, Peru. Here Mary is depicted with a golden halo looking straight at the viewer, wearing a royal blue robe with gold floral accents. In her hands she holds the crown of thorns and nails; however her image is not one of sorrow but of great peace and serenity. The painting is enclosed by its original, reverse-slant carved and pierced frame, very characteristic of the elaborate carvings made by ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1302179 (stock #WD45)
Ancient East
$1,195
DESCRIPTION: A Qing Dynasty Chinese scroll depicting a plethora of Chinese deities, each in colorful robes of blue, green, yellow and red, and each with an aurora around his head. The deities display different symbols or attributes that identify them to the knowledgeable follower. The artist’s inscription can be found between the two lower left figures.

Chinese mythology has a rich, long history and is a collection of folktales, cultures and religions that have been passed down in ora...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1301236 (stock #JHS175)
Ancient East
$795
DESCRIPTION: A lovely white jade toggle (or pendant) with scattered light brown to grayish inclusions, strung with an orange amber bead on a cord. This toggle dates from the Qing Dynasty and is in very good condition; the jade surface is quite smooth to the touch and there are no chips to the jade or amber bead. DIMENSIONS: Jade toggle: 1 1/4" long (3.2 cm) x 1" wide (2.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre 1800 item #1300827 (stock #W-FIG6)
Ancient East
$4,150
DESCRIPTION: An exquisitely carved Spanish Colonial polychrome figure of the Virgin Mary as Queen of Heaven standing on a cloud-form base with attendant angels, arms outstretched, gazing reverently upward. Her face is delicately carved and particularly beautiful. Dressed in elaborate gilt robes with long flowing hair, this figure is remarkable from any angle; a rare and magnificent Santo. CONDITION: In unusually good condition considering its age; most from this period have severe losses to ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1299472 (stock #FIG92)
Ancient East
$2,950
DESCRIPTION: A significant Chinese sculpture featuring a Scholar with his boy attendant, carved from a large slab of burl hardwood. The undulations and knobs of the slightly curving burl slab have been beautifully incorporated into the carving, forming the scholar’s garment and top of his curled hat. The bearded scholar looks slightly upward with a pleasing expression and holds a scroll in his hands. At his side is his young attendant gazing upward with a charming smile. Naturalistic burl c...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1900 item #1293696 (stock #W-WD1)
Ancient East
$4,400
DESCRIPTION: A classic painting from the Peruvian Cuzco School, this stunning oil on canvas of Arcangel San Rafael dates from the 19th C. San Rafael is depicted with angelic face and a crown of roses on his head. The angel is dressed in boots and an elaborate traveler's coat with lace cuffs. From his left hand he holds a fish, which is the symbol of this saint. Wonderful condition; in a more recent burlwood frame; unsigned. Fine detail work and an excellent representation of the distinguis...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1293587 (stock #JHS169)
Ancient East
$695
DESCRIPTION: A Chinese paper press (or weight), carved from one piece of dark stone with a lion on its haunches in its center. The lion bares its teeth and crouches with bold posture on a flat stone surface. Four cartouches featuring designs of bamboo, banana, peony, and blooming lotus are etched on this surface. 19th C., Qing dynasty and in good overall condition; small chip to lion’s curled mane in rear view. DIMENSIONS: 10 ½” square (26.7 cm sq.) x 5” high (12.7 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1292836 (stock #SCH369)
Ancient East
$255
DESCRIPTION: One of the necessary calligraphy tools on the Chinese scholar’s table was a small container to hold water and drip it onto the inkstone for the purpose of mixing the ground ink. These small but important objects were crafted so that one measured drop at a time could be poured to ensure the proper ratio of ink to water while mixing. This bulbous blue and white ceramic dripper would have been submerged in water to fill, and then held between the thumb and forefinger with the thumb...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1900 item #1292501 (stock #W-MTL2)
Ancient East
$895
DESCRIPTION: A superb solid copper Spanish Colonial cooking pot with a wide banded straight neck and hand hammered bulbous body. Large handmade brads hold the thick copper sheets in place, and two sturdy rings hang from downward curling supports. PROVENANCE: Sourced in Chile while on a South American buying trip; early to mid 1800's. This is a magnificent, solid pot in excellent original condition with age appropriate wear and patina. DIMENSIONS: 11" high (28 cm) x 12" diameter (30.5 cm).
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. DIMENSIONS: Each app...
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. This particular vessel has graceful, stepped shoulders, a tall spire with large ce...
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. DIMENSIONS: 6 ½” long (16.5 cm...
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. This ...
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. Inoue (Ryosai) maker's mark in oval-shaped appliqué toward the base, representing a family ...
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. A wonderful mingei piece, his happ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1290426 (stock #FIG90)
Ancient East
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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. This mask is ...
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. Unmarked base but judged to be late Qianlong to Jiaqing Periods ...
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...

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. Each shoe is carved from a single piece...