Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1063761 (stock #SAO217)
Ancient East
$950
DESCRIPTION: A large Chinese tortoise shell travel utensil kit (or trousse) with elaborate brass mounts and fittings. The bamboo scabbard has been overlayed 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 wooden handled knife with iron blade...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1064479 (stock #GD36)
Ancient East
$325
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 utilitarian pottery, used for the storage of oil and other household goods, exhibited tremendous, quiet beauty. 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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1078393 (stock #PTA41)
Ancient East
$1,895
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 a good amount of 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 : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1084316 (stock #SN122)
Ancient East
$395
DESCRIPTION: A Chinese peach toggle (guajian) crafted from a flat piece of burl 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 normal signs of use...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1084874 (stock #SAO214)
Ancient East
$455
DESCRIPTION: Three similar Chinese travel utensil sets, 19th to early 20th C., each wood case wrapped in tortoise shell with brass mounts, and all with original knives, bone chopsticks and pics, finished with ivory tips on each end. Sets such as these would have been worn suspended by a cord from the belt with a toggle for a counterweight. Minor chips to the tortoise shell, but everthing is original with no repairs and all in good condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #1087195 (stock #MS63)
Ancient East
$365
DESCRIPTION: A Qing dynasty bamboo pipe, perhaps used for either opium or tobacco, with a bulbous body crafted from a large segment of giant bamboo. Mounted onto this segment are heavy brass fittings, one for the tubular “tobacco bowl” with its long brass shaft descending into the body. The other brass tube holds the long, bent bamboo stem that is used to draw the smoke out. Very good condition with a nice patina. DIMENSIONS: 16” high assembled (40.5 cm)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Architectural Elements : Pre 1900 item #1100687 (stock #ARCH15)
Ancient East
$1,865
DESCRIPTION: A pair of Chinese door panels made from elm with carved and pierced upper portions to let light in. Nice, crisp carvings; in good condition with no missing parts. We have few panels left and when they are gone, we won’t be getting more. True antique doors have become expensive and difficult to find in China. These make nice screens, room dividers or accents pieces in a home. DIMENSIONS: Each panel is 81 1/8” high (2.06 m) x 21 1/8” wide (53.5 cm)...
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 : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1118819 (stock #SCH258)
Ancient East
$975
DESCRIPTION: A good pair of Chinese Scholar’s scroll weights crafted from ebonized hardwood, and inlaid with stone and mother of pearl in a “Three Friends of Winter” motif. The “Three Friends of Winter” was a popular motif grouping pine, prunus and bamboo, said to represent the qualities of a scholar: perseverance, longevity and vitality despite adversity. Very good condition and dating from the latter Qing Dynasty, early 20th C...
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...
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 : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1130303 (stock #BB162)
Ancient East
$295
DESCRIPTION: A heavily cast, six-sided Chinese pewter teapot, the domed lid mounted with a two-sided foo dog and the base raised on six feet. Latter Qing Dynasty (19th C.) and in good condition with reasonable usage wear. DIMENSIONS: 8 ¼” high (21 cm) x 7 ½” wide (19 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 : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1138209 (stock #CCS10)
Ancient East
$1,100
DESCRIPTION: A larger size Chinese chest in a vernacular or “Chinese country” style, made from elmwood (jumu) and lacquered red, with an attractive “key fret” patterned bottom stretcher. Rounded bevel panels have been carved on the two sides, the drawer fronts and the two doors which swing open on brass hinges to reveal generous storage space. Handmade in Shanxi Province using traditional Chinese methods of joinery (no nails, only joints), these chests make vibrant accent pieces and ad...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1800 item #1141723 (stock #PTF148)
Ancient East
$1,150
DESCRIPTION: A fierce pair of Chinese pottery foo dogs with good age (early Qing, 18th C. or earlier) covered with a heavy green glaze and seated on pedestals. Each bares its teeth ferociously while holding a ball between their front paws as well as in their mouths. Their backs are finely ribbed, adding to their appeal. Very good condition. DIMENSIONS: Each approximately 9 ½” high (24 cm) x 5” wide (12.7 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1151084 (stock #SCH388)
Ancient East
$495
DESCRIPTION: A fine red and gilt ink cake in circular form with the front and back pressed to represent a foo dog (shi shi) with tightly curled mane. Both the front and back have Chinese characters in raised relief. Excellent condition, in original box, and dating from the first quarter of the 20th C. or earlier. DIMENSIONS: 2 ¾” diameter (7 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).