Category Archives: Asian

All things Asian,….Chinese, Japanese, Burmese, Indian etc

17C Chinese Archaistic Bronze Vase

17C Chinese Archaistic Bronze Vase. PRESENTING a STUNNING EXAMPLE of a late 17th Century, early Qing Dynasty Chinese Archaistic Dark Patina Bronze Vase. circa 1680. This Vase is GORGEOUS !!!! It has a beautiful and rich dark bronze patina all over. It has all the genuine signs of aging from a piece almost 350 years…

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Zanzibar Dowry Chest

Zanzibar Dowry Chest. PRESENTING a STUNNING EXAMPLE of an Early 20th Century Zanzibar Dowry Chest from circa 1920. The chest is in the classic shape and design of what is commonly known as a ‘Zanzibar Chest’………but it was most likely made in the Middle East…Probably Oman. Oman is geographically close to the island of Zanzibar.…

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Early Egyptian Brass Plaque ft The Sphinx

Early Egyptian Brass Plaque ft The Sphinx. PRESENTING an Early Egyptian Brass Plaque ft The Sphinx. The Bowl is solid brass. It is hand decorated with hand beaten nail pins in a ‘folk art manner’ depicting the Sphinx and other people. We are of the opinion that this piece dates from circa 1920….BUT…..could be MUCH older!…

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Early 20C Chinese Brass Tray with Glifs

Early 20C Chinese Brass Tray with Glifs. PRESENTING an Early 20C Chinese Brass Tray with Glifs. The Bowl is solid brass. It has Chinese symbols on it’s face (but we cannot decipher them).   We are of the opinion that this piece dates from circa 1920….BUT…..could be MUCH older! It is part of the Lida Calvert…

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Nippon Moriage Porcelain Handpainted and Gilded 2 Handled Vase

Nippon Moriage Porcelain Handpainted and Gilded 2 Handled Vase. Nippon Moriage Porcelain Handpainted and Gilded 2 Handled Vase. PRESENTING a BEAUTIFUL Nippon Moriage Porcelain Handpainted and Gilded 2 Handled Vase from  circa 1910. Beautiful Art Nouveau design with the body of the vase in the baluster form, with a handles on each side. Handpainted floral…

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Chinese Mud Man Figurine Having Tea

Chinese Mud Man Figurine Having Tea. PRESENTING a lovely ANTIQUE Chinese Mud Man Figurine Having Tea.. From circa 1900. The Figurine features a man sitting having tea with teapot and beaker. He sits on a period Chinese rosewood plinth.   Chinese Mud Man Figurine Having Tea. Provenance: Lida Calvert Hall/Obenchain/Godwin/McMillanCollection Condition: The figurine is Mint.…

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Ming Style Chinese Brass Bowl on stand

Ming Style Chinese Brass Bowl on stand. PRESENTING an Early 20th Century reproduction of a Ming Dynasty Brass Center Bowl. The Bowl is solid brass. It sits on its original interlocking rosewood stand with Chinese symbols. The exterior of the bowl is profusely engraved with a greek style border, animals and floral motifs. The base…

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Pair of Chinese Ceramic Mud Man Fisherman Figurines

Pair of Chinese Ceramic Mud Man Fisherman Figurines. PRESENTING a lovely Pair of Chinese Ceramic Mud Man Fisherman Figurines. From the mid 20th Century. One Figurine features a fisherman walking home with his fishing rod over his shoulder and his catch of the day. The other features a seated fisherman with his spear and net. Pair of Chinese…

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Early 20C Chinese Hunt Scene Floor Vase and Lidded Urns – VERY RARE & UNUSUAL

Early 20C Chinese Hunt Scene Floor Vase and Lidded Urns. PRESENTING a VERY UNUSUAL and RARE Chinese Pottery Set. Early 20th Century….circa 1920. These pieces are in the style of ‘Famile Rose’ from Canton, with gilded foo dogs and raised and painted enameling…..BUT…..they are unlike ANYTHING I have ever seen from China. The Floor Vase…

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19C Japanese Carved Frog and Waterlily Wooden Box

19C Japanese Carved Frog and Waterlily Wooden Box. PRESENTING a GLORIOUS piece of Japanese carving and treen from circa 1890. This is a lidded wooden box, on a stand, made of what appears to be camphor wood. A hardwood native to Japan. The carving is EXQUISITE on this piece………the box is carved on the lid…

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