Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Trade Arts : Pre 1920 item #1107076 (stock #JO58)
Ancient East
$185
DESCRIPTION: A beautiful little octagonal pill (or snuff) box, the top with silver filigree work around inset coal stones forming the shape of a five-petal flower. The box itself is silver over copper and on the inside is stamped “Made in China.” Amazingly, the original Frost Bros. retail tag remains on the inside. Frost Brothers was a high-fashion retail store based in San Antonio, Texas, that opened in 1917 and went out of business in 1988. This box dates from C...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1116871 (stock #JO55)
Ancient East
$295
DESCRIPTION: An attractive oval brass box, the hinged lid decorated with a carved carnelian stone at the center with raised brass leaves on either side. Signed at the interior lid, such a box might have been used for snuff, opium, cosmetics or medicines. This attractive little box is in excellent condition and dates from the first quarter of the 20th C. DIMENSIONS: 2 ¼” long (5.7 cm) x 1 1/8” wide (2.9 cm) x 1” high (2.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1119533 (stock #JO59)
Ancient East
$280
DESCRIPTION: A pretty little repossee’ silver Chinese export box on short paw-feet legs with a large pink quartz carving inset into the top, carved in the form of a peach and a pomegranate. The inside has been gold washed and the base bears a stamp “Made in China, Silver.” The perfect size for holding a favorite ring or earrings, the box is in good condition with wear to the white overlay on the horizontal band; first quarter of the 20th C...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1127515 (stock #JO57)
Ancient East
$195
DESCRIPTION: An attractive, round Chinese silver export pill box, banded with repossee’ floral designs, the hinged lid crowned with a carnelian disc. On the base is stamped, “MADE IN CHINA NO 28 SILVER.” Dating from the early 20th C., this little antique box is in excellent condition. DIMENSIONS: 1 1/8” diameter (2.8 cm) x 1” high (2.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : 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 : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1920 item #1151370 (stock #SB134)
Ancient East
$450
DESCRIPTION: An appealing Chinese porcelain snuff bottle in the form of a young boy in purple robes. He holds a flower in one hand and the other is resting upon a yellow peacock with fan. A bead on his cap forms the stopper. Very good condition with mionor rubbing to the enamel; no spoon. DIMENSIONS: 3” high (7.6 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1152593 (stock #CCS14)
Ancient East
$990
DESCRIPTION: An attractive provincial Chinese chest, raised on short feet and lacquered bright red, with one center drawer and two doors. The front face is expanded to have distinctive wing-like spandrels with scalloped edges. This solid elm cabinet is constructed with traditional Chinese joinery and originates from Shanxi Province, C. 1910. DIMENSIONS: 39 ¾” wide (1.1 meters) x 34” high (86.4 cm) x 20” deep (50.8 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1154951 (stock #PG4)
Ancient East
Smaller Jug is sold. The Larger Jug is $395
DESCRIPTION: Two handsome hand-thrown Japanese pottery jugs (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 each has fluid kanji script applied in white slip to various sides of the jars, probably denoting the name of the sake shop. These humble jugs have an earthen beauty that distinguishes Japanese potters. Each is in excellent condition with no chips or breaks...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1163015 (stock #SAO35)
Ancient East
$940
DESCRIPTION: A very beautiful old Chinese tobacco pipe, elegantly crafted from a long bamboo stem lacquered in red and black. The tip (bit) is carved from a pure white nephrite jade stone that is tapered and then flared to form the lip. The bowl and shank are crafted from a white metal, and bands of brass rings decorate each end. This pipe is in excellent condition and dates from the latter Qing Dynasty. DIMENSIONS: 17 ¼” long (44 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1163602 (stock #SCH389)
Ancient East
$495
DESCRIPTION: A red and gilt ink cake in the form of a turtle with a curled snake on its back. In ancient China, the tortoise and the snake were thought to be spiritual creatures symbolizing longevity. The symbol of Zhenwu, the Protector God of the North, is the tortoise and snake (or tortoise entwined by a snake) and dates back to the third century BC. Both the front and back have been finely pressed in raised relief with gilt accents...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1166711 (stock #SN123)
Ancient East
$535
DESCRIPTION: A very nice old Chinese toggle carved from a striated wood in the form of two peaches. The peach is a symbol of longevity and this thick toggle has a wonderful aged patina that only comes from age and handling. Strung with a cord through the holes under the stems, it would have hung from a sash and been used as a counterweight to a tobacco pouch or other utilitarian object. A wonderful example of Chinese folk art, this toggle dates from the 1700’s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1169484 (stock #SCH1)
Ancient East
$320
DESCRIPTION: An attractive scholar’s brush, the cloisonné handle having colorful vine and floral designs on a black ground. The ferrule and tip are both crafted from turned wood while natural bristles form the full brush. In excellent condition, this is a handsome, well made brush dating from the early 20th C. DIMENSIONS: 13 ½’ long (34.2 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1170896 (stock #TBS16)
Ancient East
$1,295
DESCRIPTION: In Burma (now called Myanmar), one of the most honored and beautifully decorated ceremonial pieces was the box that held the many gold lacquered sheets of Buddhist manuscripts, called the Kammawasa. These sheets are read aloud at monastic assemblies, and topics covered could include formalities for the ordination of monks and the bestowal of their robes, the consecration of an ordination hall, celebrating the festival of the full moon, or other such instructions...
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 : 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 : 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 : Furniture : Pre 1837 VR item #1189569 (stock #TBL33)
Ancient East
$3,950
DESCRIPTION: A very handsome antique Chinese Yu mu (Northern Chinese Elm) bed with carved center apron and stout, inward turning horse-hoof feet. The rectangular top of this bed is inset with rattan, supported by strong woven webbing underneath. Yu mu, or Northern Elm, has an elaborate and beautiful wave-like grain and is favored for Northern Chinese furniture.

This sturdy bed dates from the early 1800’s and is in remarkable condition with no cracks...

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)...