Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
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...
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 : 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 : 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 : Architectural Elements : Pre AD 1000 item #1365299 (stock #PTA34)
Ancient East
$6,400
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
$3,960
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 : 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)...
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...
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 : 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 - ...