Asian and Islamic Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Horn : Pre 1910 item #1119087 (stock #1763/329)
Nirvana Oriental Antiques
$600.00
A Chinese buffalo horn box, the front and back panels carved deeply with writhing dragons and the sides with auspicious characters. The cover shows two confronting dragons.The quality of the carving and the condition of the box are excellent; there are a small hole in the centre of the base and one in the cover. Could be that a cord was supposed to go through the box with knots on the ends ? the box containing precious personal things similar to what a Japanese inro was used for? anyway, thi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1910 item #1113479 (stock #1644/3502)
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A Chinese mirror mounted with an 19 century jade ruyi head plaque on the back and a belt hook as a handle.The former is finely carved with precious objects; the canopy, fish, vase of flowers, lotus and endless knot, the handle shows a dragon with lingzhi facing the chilong. The mount is gilt silver and stamped "silver", the stones are of translucent pale celadon grey of even hue. Age: the stone : 19C., the mount: early 20C. size: overall length: 7 1/2 inches ( 18cm). the handle length: 4 inches...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1073647 (stock #1726/4465)
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A Chinese silver bowl embossed with a continuous decoration of chrysanthemums around the body. It stands on a slightly splayed circular foot and the rim is reeded.Stamped with the maker's name YOK SANG as well as Chinese characters, it is an arresting and beautiful example of Export silver in very good condition with no repairs . size: 8 1/4inches (21 cm) diameter of the bowl x 5 3/4 inches (15 cm) high. age: C. 1890. good heavy gauge. weight; 558 grams ( 18 oz).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1800 item #1048011 (stock #1603/4671)
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A Chinese very pale jade plaque and a belt hook mounted as a mirror. These high quality translucent 18 Century stones are superbly carved : the plaque with Buddhist symbols of the Canopy ( symbol of monarchs representing spiritual authority and shelter) , the Knot ( denoting longevity and eternity), the Vase (holding water of life and peace), the Lotus ( purity).The handle which originally had been a belt hook is beautifully carved with a chilong holding the lingzhi and confronting a dragon's h...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #736779 (stock #1419/2011)
Nirvana Oriental Antiques
$3,900.00
A pair of Chinese famille rose huqqa bases ,bell-shaped and enamelled in pink, orange and green with black outlining, showing floral sprays. Cartouches enclose flowers, scrolls and undulating bands. Huqqa bases date from the 17th century India when smoking became fashionable in the Mughal court.Tobacco was heated in a finial and inhaled through a cooling water pipe and they called this unique device huqqa.It spread throughout the Middle East and became known by different names in each country.It...