Category Archives: Asian

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

19C Anglo Indian Pair of Carved Wooden Spice Urns

19C Anglo Indian Pair of Carved Wooden Spice Urns. Nice pair of Anglo-Indian…..hand-carved spice/tobacco jars. 19C Anglo Indian Pair of Carved Wooden Spice Urns. 19th Century…….circa 1890…….floral carvings in rosewood. HISTORY OF SPICES: The spice trade developed throughout South Asia and Middle East in around 2000 BCE with cinnamon and pepper, and in East Asia…

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19C Anglo Indian Rosewood Caddy with Solid Silver Mounts

19C Anglo Indian Rosewood Caddy with Solid Silver Mounts. Really nice and unusual 19th Century Anglo-Indian Spice or Tea Caddy…….from circa 1890. Made of solid rosewood with solid silver mounts on base and lid. The lid has 3 silver studs and a central silver large clasp which connect to a wooden finial underneath. The lid…

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19C Chinese Soapstone Carving

19C Chinese Soapstone Carving. Lovely 19th Century Chinese Soapstone carving……in double vase form……with floral arrangement. Beautiful deep umber and jade green colors. Circa 1840……GREAT CONDITION !! Soapstone is a soft rock, that has been carved by the Chinese for centuries, and is still being carved today. The name derives from the soap-like feel that some…

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19C Anglo Indian Solid Silver Perfume Bottle

19C Anglo Indian Solid Silver Perfume Bottle. Lovely 19th Century Anglo-Indian solid silver perfume bottle case with profuse repousse work and green glass perfume bottle inside. Not hallmarked because it was made in Colonial India……but solid silver and beautifully made. Lid removes to reveal a green glass perfume bottle. Both the Base and the lid…

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Pair of Anglo Indian Brass and Enameled Rose Vases

Pair of Anglo Indian Brass and Enameled Rose Vases. Pretty Pair of Anglo Indian Brass and Enameled Rose Vases. Hand-enameled in India circa 1900……….chased brass with red and green engraved and enameled floral design. Ribbed Vase rims……extending to a long neck ……………. bulbous mid-section…………tapering down to circular base. BRITISH RAJ: The British Raj (/rɑːdʒ/; from…

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19C Anglo Indian Campaign Stationery Writing Box – Part of Set

19C Anglo Indian Campaign Stationery Writing Box. Gorgeous and rare 19C Anglo-Indian campaign stationery writing Box. GORGEOUS bone inlay in floral motif’s on rosewood. This Box, in of itself, is not extremely rare, but it is of the HIGHEST QUALITY for a box of its type. But, put this box with the Campaign Table…..then that is EXTREMELY…

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19C Anglo Indian Campaign Table – Part of Set

19C Anglo Indian Campaign Table. Gorgeous and rare 19C Anglo Indian campaign table. The Table top comes off and base folds/collapses for easy transport by mule/horse during military campaign. Circa 1880……made in Hoshiarpur, India for British Army Officer. GORGEOUS bone inlay in floral motif’s on rosewood. This Desk, in of itself, is extremely rare, and it is…

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Early 20C Handpainted Persian Plaque in Khatam Mosaic Frame

Early 20C Handpainted Persian Plaque in Khatam Mosaic Frame. Lovely little hand-painted bone plaque in Persian Khatam mosaic frame……Polo scene……circa 1920. There are a number of reproductions of this type of plaque on the market……. but if one looks closely at the hand-painting on this, you can see the obvious difference in quality in painting…

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18C Pair of Chinese Qing Dynasty Pottery Vases

18C Pair of Chinese Qing Dynasty Pottery Vases. Very unusual pair of Chinese Blue & White 18th Century – Qing Dynasty – pottery vases…….real talking or conversation pieces ! Unusually shaped Chinese figures in garden scenes. Most likely, shipwreck salvage pieces……most likely from the Qing Dynasty……early 18th Century. Many ships sailing from China to Europe,…

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19C Chinese Hand painted Silk Collage of Exotic Birds

19C Chinese Hand painted Silk Collage of Exotic Birds. Lovely rare collage of Four Chinese hand-painted silk panels of exotic birds and birds of paradise …….. from circa 1850. 19C Chinese Hand painted Silk Collage of Exotic Birds. Newly framed. Each panel is matted in a gold matte panel. Some slight foxing on the silks………….. consistent…

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