All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Jewelry : Pre AD 1000 item #1380549 (stock #AB-084)
A beautiful and very rare cross bead pendant necklace with a gold crown and with gold and agate beads from the Pyu Dynasty. Size: 42 cm end to end.(16.5 Inches end to end) Pendent: 4cm X 4cm.(1.5 inches X 1.5 inches)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1373164 (stock #PT(T)-019)
A very large authentic Tang tomb guardian wearing a typical warrior's uniform standing on an evil earth creature with remains of the original pigments. The guardian was there to protect the tomb from these evil creatures. The item was found with its parts separated.Large statues like this were made in several parts. See last photo. Age: Tang Dynasty 618 - 907 AD. Size: H.86cm. W.38cm Condition: Very good for its age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1837 VR item #1381817 (stock #WD-089)
A beautiful rare blackwood cabinet with symbolic carvings of a bat for long life and prosperity and happiness and the pair of fish for abundance and wealth and harmony. The cabinet comes with the original stand that is missing the two drawers. It is very rare to find the cabinet with the original stand. The items inside the cabinet do not come with the cabinet. Size: H. 193cm, L. 92cm W' 40cm. Condition: No repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1384136 (stock #FURN-004)
An extremely rare matching set of a drum table and five matching stools made of Jichi wood or "Chicken Wing Wood" with a very large one piece burl wood top on the table and stools with a bamboo design. Bamboo carved furniture from very expensive wood is very rare as bamboo is a very inexpensive wood and to carve that bamboo design in the expensive wood is a sign of reverse snobbery reserved for the very rich at that time...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre AD 1000 item #1374391 (stock #AB-047)
An unusual and rare unique Han white stone pendant with various colors in the stone, carved in a most interesting way. There are two old beads with the stone,the red one Ming and the other Tang. Age: Han Dynasty - 206BC - 220 AD. Size: L. 4cm. W. 3cm. Condition: Very good. No repairs or cracks.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1356495 (stock #SCPT-001)
A very rare and unusual large Chinese scroll painting done in the Japanese style of a bird in a cage with a bamboo tree and netting. Some gold leaf work on the leaves. The wooden weight on the bottom of the scroll has carved bone tips. Comes with original signed box. Age: 19th century. Size: L.213.5cm. W.44cm. Condition: Very good. No repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1375482 (stock #AB-016)
A rare Pyu carved calcedony tiger with its 4 paws, upper back, and tail in carnelian red (presence of iron oxides in the stone). The body of the tiger is elongated with a curled up tail. Tigers of this type and age are difficult to find, especially ones that are intact...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Jewelry : Pre AD 1000 item #1367914 (stock #AB-087)
A rare Pyu carved green glass pendant with a figure of a man on the front and some writing on the back. Next to the glass pendant there are two small stone carved elephants. The rest of the necklace is made up of ancient gold and an assortment of gold and agate beads of the same period. Age: 100 - 500 AD. Size: 44cm end to end. Glass bead: H; 4.5cm W: 2cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1373046 (stock #GLD-008)
A fairly large gold repousse Buddha wearing a cape and standing on lotus pedestal. Repousse is a metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is ornamented or shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief. Size: H 11cm. W. 6cm. Condition: No repairs. Some openings which are natural for old repousse items. Nice patina.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1800 item #1376977 (stock #MART-001)
A very large museum quality blue cobalt Jar. It is very, very rare to find this type of vase in cobalt blue, especially in this size and condition. The center of the vase has a relief of a dragon chasing the elusive flaming pearl. Size: H. 92.8cm. W. 46cm. Condition: Very good with no repairs or missing parts. One side has some calcification from being buried for a long time. It show up more in the photo than it actually is.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1365271 (stock #PT-008)
A Ming statue of Quanyin glazed in cream, green and ochre glazes (san-ts'ai). The Guanyin is seated on a rock formation with lotus flowers above a rectangular pedestal. Formerly she was flanked by two disciples - there is one remaining but missing and the other is missing its head and hands...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1374620 (stock #PT(H)-007)
A rare Mother and child Han Oil Lamp.The Mother is sitting and holding the hand of the child. The head piece was used for the oil holding the oil. Size: H. 26.8cm. W. 11cm. Condition: Most of the green glaze is gone and there is an old repair break around the head. See photos.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1384509 (stock #PTH-002)
An original very rare dark green amber Han hill jar with lions, tigers, monkeys, deer, and horse and rider with bow and arrow. The lid of the hill jar represent the five scared mountains which is the path between the earth and Paradise.The scared mountains is filled with animals that live there. Age: Han Dynasty. 206BC-220AD Size: H.26cm. W. 21cm.Condition: No repairs, normal ageing.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre AD 1000 item #1385022 (stock #AB-002)
A rear and ancient Pre Colombian quartz and green jade necklace. The long quartz beads average length is from 75 to 85 cementers in length. In the light you can see the painstaking drilling of the holes in the quartz.Two animals carved in the gree jade. See photos Age is over 2,000 years old. Length is 43 cm. Condition: one long quartz bead is broken otherwise in good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1381675 (stock #PT(H)-013)
A very rare large Han tomb pillar with stamped designs on three side. Front panel is stamped with four alternating designs of three trees with cloud formations and four girls carrying something over their heads. Each panel is separated with cloud formations. The two side panels have diamond shaped designs all the way to the bottom.In northern China during the Han dynasty, hollow clay bricks were used to construct the small, rectangular chambers of underground tombs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1365658 (stock #MART-004)
A very rare extremely large storage jar from the Chinese Song period, 960 -1126 AD.These jars were used for storage for Chinese trading vessels. They were then traded off to Chieftains in Southeast Asia and were considered sacred items. Most jars were from the Ming to the middle Qing Dynasties. This one is very rare as it dates back to the Song Dynasty. This vase was found in Borneo, Malaysia. It is unusual to find this size jar intact from that period. Size: H. 76 cm. W. 57 cm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1378671 (stock #PAIT-001)
A beautiful rare etched paitong basin depicting court ladies playing chess in the center. Around the inside of the basin there are scenes of scholars, artists, falconer etc. Around the inside edge is etched the "shou" characters representing good luck and fortune. Size: Diameter: 42.5cm. Condition: No repairs. A small casting crack on the inside that does not go all the way through.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1378474 (stock #MUS(H)-031)
A rare huanghuali wood Chinese "violin" called an erhu. The main body and neck are carved from a single piece of huanghuali wood, its top stretched with snake skin of beautiful patterning. The bottom of the main body has a sound hole with an openwork carving of a stylized "shou" character meaning longevity (this bottom panel is a separate piece of huanghuali)...