Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1377094 (stock #SN122)
Ancient East
$360
DESCRIPTION: A Chinese peach toggle (guajian) crafted from a flat piece of burl wood with large spreading leaves, representing longevity in Chinese iconography. Two holes on either side of the stem were used for threading a cord from which this toggle would have been suspended as a counterweight to some other object, such as a tobacco pouch. A nice example of Chinese folk art dating from the mid 1800’s or earlier, this toggle is in overall fine condition with aged patina...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1375374 (stock #SAO9)
Ancient East
$215
DESCRIPTION: A round, red cinnabar seal paste box, the top carved with a pavilion among pine trees with mountains in the background. Interior is black and box contains fresh seal paste we added for your Chinese seals and chops. Qing Dynasty, well carved, excellent condition. DIMENSIONS: 3” diameter (7.6 cm) x 1” thick (2.5 CM).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1374486 (stock #PTA41)
Ancient East
$1,695
Large, Colorful Han Dynasty Pottery Cocoon Jar DESCRIPTION: A fine Han Dynasty Cocoon Jar (206 BC-220 AD) distinguished by its cold-painted colors of red, white and pink on a dark clay body. The distinctively plump, ovoid form of this jar, imitating the shape of a silkworm cocoon, has the original paint remaining on the body. Characteristic swirling cloud and scroll designs decorate the surface in a flourish. Attached to the body is a wheel-turned neck and foot...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1374013 (stock #GD38)
Ancient East
$280
DESCRIPTION: Long acknowledged as masters of porcelain, the Chinese also excelled at pottery making. Qing Dynasty domestic pottery used regional clays and showed distinctive regional styles. This pottery, used for the storage of oil and other household goods, exhibited tremendous, quiet beauty as well as utility...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1373192 (stock #GD36)
Ancient East
$300
DESCRIPTION: Long acknowledged as masters of porcelain, the Chinese also excelled at pottery making. Qing Dynasty domestic pottery used regional clays and showed distinctive regional styles. This pottery, used for the storage of oil and other household goods, exhibited tremendous, quiet beauty as well as utility. Crafted of red clay and originating from Jiangxi Provence, this handsome jar is an excellent example with its incised geometric decorations in two-toned brown and yellow ochre glazes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1372179 (stock #SAO217)
Ancient East
$890
DESCRIPTION: A large Chinese tortoise shell travel utensil kit (or trousse) with elaborate brass mounts and fittings. The bamboo scabbard has been overlaid with tortoise shell and fitted with highly decorative brass mounts with appliqués that include bats, butterflies, a goose, a ram, and engraved “Xi” characters (meaning double happiness). The set includes a large pair of ox-bone chopsticks and a brass-tipped knife with iron blade...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1371999 (stock #SN117)
Ancient East
$495
DESCRIPTION: An antique Chinese boxwood toggle (Guajian) carved as a pair of men’s shoes resting side by side, a symbol of marital harmony and the wish for many sons. The shoes are elaborately carved with hollowed interior, relief banding, and incised designs on all sides including the soles. A hole running through the inner sides of each shoe forms the track used for threading cords from which this toggle would have been suspended as a counterweight to some other object...
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 : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1371474 (stock #TX60)
Ancient East
$12,500
DESCRIPTION: From a private collection comes this large, professionally framed Chinese kesi tapestry (also known as “k’ossu” or “cut silk” weaving), dating from the Qing Dynasty, 19th Century.

Executed in muted tones of peach, grey, gold, tan and cream, the large panel features many finely woven silk figures depicted in an active battle with scenes of armed warriors on their horses, flag bearers, and officials observing from rock outcroppings...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1371003 (stock #SCH372)
Ancient East
$1,495
DESCRIPTION: A rectangular zitan scholar’s box with sliding lid decorated with yellow bamboo in the tiehuang technique. Such a box would be used to store various calligraphy tools that the Chinese scholar might use. The beautiful, deep black wood of the box has grooves for the sliding lid and is joined at the corners. Decorating the lid is a bamboo appliqué, deftly carved with two confronting curled dragons among lingzhi fungus, a Daoist symbol of immortality. Dating from the early 19th C...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1837 VR item #1370834 (stock #WLF-CH1)
Ancient East
$4,800
DESCRIPTION: A rare and beautiful Chinese daybed or opium bed (also referred to as a lady's couch bed, lohan, or "ta" bed), the black lacquered wood back and side panels shaped as an unfurled scroll with elaborate decorations including figural scenes, animals, flowers and birds, Chinese poetry and pierced gilt carvings. These surround a rectangular support frame topped with a woven mat seat. Below the seat an elaborately carved skirt stretches between thick, boldly carved legs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1370225 (stock #SCH154)
Ancient East
$325
DESCRIPTION: An attractive scholar's calligraphy brush, crafted using long brown horsehair bristles attached to a bulbous ox-horn ferrule and segmented, solid ox- horn shaft. A very handsome brush in good condition from the latter Qing Dynasty, which would have been used for calligraphy or painting. DIMENSIONS: 14” long (35.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1369220 (stock #SN26)
Ancient East
$575
DESCRIPTION: Wonderful boxwood toggle of a seated sage with a scroll, depicting the Daoist deity Fu Shen, the Chinese god of happiness. His scroll is carved with four Chinese characters and he wears a feathered coat. Two netsuke type holes pierce the back for threading a cord to hang from a sash. This toggle has a luscious, hand-rubbed patina that only great age and handling can produce; 18th/19th C. DIMENSIONS: 1 7/8” high (4.8 cm) x 1 3/8” wide (3.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1367832 (stock #GD5)
Ancient East
$120
DESCRIPTION: An attractive antique Chinese stoneware jar with wide body and outward turning rim, hand crafted with a pleasing celadon glaze over a raised border of circular designs. In original firing condition and dating from the early 20th C. Though the origin is Chinese, this crock would lend a nice touch of "country" in a cottage or farmhouse setting. DIMENSIONS: 7.5” high (19 cm) x 8” diameter (20.3 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1367680 (stock #SN92)
Ancient East
$720
DESCRIPTION: A fine Chinese boxwood water-well basket toggle, intricately carved in an acorn shape with a realistic and detailed basket weave pattern with carved wood rim. The arched overhead handle has a free-carved wood ring attached; the interior is hollowed out. Excellent condition, a beautiful toggle, 19th C. For a similar example see: Schuyler Cammann, Substance and Symbol in Chinese Toggles, #188, p.228. DIMENSIONS: 1-3/4” high.
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 : 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. Worth noting is the attractive coloring of the stone, best described as a plumb or eggplant color mixed with dashes of scattered sea-green inclusions, often called “eyes.” CONDITION: One tiny chip on raised lip at...
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. An outstanding seal in very good co...