Category Archives: Asian

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

19C Oil on Canvas of Raj or Prince with Tiger

19C Oil on Canvas of Raj or Prince with Tiger. Nice 19th Century Oil on Canvas depicting a Raj or Indian Prince relaxing with his Bengali Tiger on his palatial rug holding his ceremonial sword. Artist unknown…….circa 1890. RAJ: Raj (Hindi: राज) in different contexts means “rule”, “king”, “ruler”, “emperor” or “royalty” in the Sanskrit…

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19C Burmese Highly Carved Wooden Floor or Wall Shelf ft Hindu Gods

19C Burmese Highly Carved Wooden Floor or Wall Shelf ft Hindu Gods. OUTSTANDING and VERY RARE !! Early 19th Century…….circa 1810……probably Burmese (Myanmar) carved rosewood floor or wall shelf. Can be hung on wall or used on the floor as depicted in the photos. Incredibly carved wood…..front has hand-carved statues depicting the Hindu Gods……..gold paint…

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19C Indo Persian Framed Marble Plaque of Wild Boar Hunt

19C Indo Persian Framed Marble Plaque of Wild Boar Hunt. Really nice framed marble plaque. We think the frame is later…..but the plaque is definitely 19th Century. Either Indian or Persian, depicting wild boar hunt scene with dogs and Army Officer and Natives on horseback. From Circa 1870……………..the time of the Raj ! TIME OF…

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20C Chinese Profusely Handcarved Faux Elephant Tusks

20C Chinese Profusely Handcarved Faux Elephant Tusks. Before we start…..you can RELAX…..these are not real elephant tusks and are MOST DEFINITELY NOT made of ivory !!! They are 100% Legal !!! These are ‘faux’ tusks…..hand-carved sections of bone placed onto a wooden carcass in the shape of a tusk …………… to ‘mimic’ a large elephant…

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19C Anglo Indian Wall Picture Frame – Part of Campaign Set

19C Anglo Indian Wall Picture Frame. Lovely wall picture frame made circa 1880. Made in Horashiarpur, India……………….rosewood inlaid with bone in floral patterns with ebony and bone chevron borders.   ANGLO-INDIAN: The term Anglo-Indians can refer to at least two groups of people: those with mixed Indian and British ancestry, and people of British descent…

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19C Anglo Ceylonese Specimen Wood Stationary Tray – VERY RARE

19C Anglo Ceylonese Specimen Wood Stationary Tray. Another stunning 19C Anglo-Ceylonese piece (see the matching box in this category). Made circa 1880 in Ceylon (Now Sri Lanka) of Coromandel wood and specimen woods. Tray made of various compartments with various high quality specimen wood lids, all edged and banded in chevrons of bone, silver and…

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19C Anglo Ceylonese Coromandel Stationary Box with Specimen Woods – EXCEPTIONAL

19C Anglo Ceylonese Coromandel Stationary Box with Specimen Woods. Made of rare and expensive Coromandel wood and inlaid on top with specimen exotic Asian woods, pewter, silver and bone. The interior of the lid is likewise profusely inlaid with specimen woods in a hexagonal pattern, bone, ebony and pewter chevrons, over an ebony background with bone floral…

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18C Indo Persian Vanity Box – Highly Important Piece

18C Indo Persian Vanity Box. EXTREMELY RARE AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT Indo-Persian Vanity Box from circa 1780. In the Indo-Persian style of mosaic. Green semi precious stone, bone and pewter in star shaped geometric designs. Box opens up to reveal a travel mirror and pull out drawer for toiletries underneath. The interior is lined with the…

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19C Indo Persian Mosaic Trinket Box with Amboyna

19C Indo Persian Mosaic Trinket Box with Amboyna. Gorgeous little Indo-Persian Mosaic Trinket Box from circa 1870. 19C Indo Persian Mosaic Trinket Box with Amboyna. Mosaic inlay with gold, semi precious stone, pewter, etc. The box has a very Persian feel and influence to it. The geometric mosaic is similar to Bombay Sadeli mosaic work…..but ever…

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19C Anglo Indian Sadeli Mosaic Calling Card Case

19C Anglo Indian Sadeli Mosaic Calling Card Case. Lovely 19th Century Anglo-Indian Sadeli Mosaic Calling Card Case. Circa 1880…..made in Bombay…..renowned for this type of mosaic known as sadeli. The ancient art of Sadeli Mosaic is said to have been introduced from Shiraz in Persia via Sind to Bombay, a long time before the Anglo Indian…

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