Category Archives: Asian

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

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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20C Handpainted Persian Plaque in Khatam Mosaic Frame

20C Handpainted Persian Plaque in Khatam Mosaic Frame. Lovely little hand-painted bone plaque in Persian Khatam mosaic frame……Polo scene……circa 1960. “Khātam (Persian: خاتم‎‎) is a Persian version of marquetry, art forms made by decorating the surface of wooden articles with delicate pieces of wood, bone and metal precisely-cut geometrical shapes. Khatam is also the capital…

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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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19C Chinese Hand painted Silk Collage of Chinese Tortures

19C Chinese Hand painted Silk Collage of Chinese Tortures. Extremely rare collage of Four Chinese hand-painted silks of Chinese torture techniques……..from circa 1850. Framed in new frame……each panel is matted in a gold matte. 19C Chinese Hand painted Silk Collage of Chinese Tortures. 19C Chinese Hand painted Silk Collage of Chinese Tortures. What is Silk Painting?…

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Persian Handpainted Khatam Mosaic Trinket Box

Persian Handpainted Khatam Mosaic Trinket Box. Lovely little Persian Trinket Box. Arabic scene of travelers meeting at the Oasis and sharing a Hookah. Hand-painted on bone…..box has beautiful PersianKhatam inlaid mosaic of brass, bone and colored glass/stone. “Khātam (Persian: خاتم‎‎) is a Persian version of marquetry, art forms made by decorating the surface of wooden articles…

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19C Anglo Indian Carved Rosewood and Bone inlaid Elephant

19C Anglo Indian Carved Rosewood and Bone inlaid Elephant. Gorgeous little Anglo-Indian Elephant. Rosewood inlaid with bone…….circa 1890…..made in Hoshiarpur, India. IN great CONDITION…..tusks, trunk etc. INDIAN ELEPHANTS: In general, Asian elephants are smaller than African elephants and have the highest body point on the head. The tip of their trunk has one finger-like process.…

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19C Omani Khanjar Dagger and Scabbard

19C Omani Khanjar Dagger and Scabbard. Beautiful 19C Omani, Indo-Persian inspired, Khanjar Dagger and scabbard from circa 1850. The scabbard is inlaid with sterling silver thread, black thread and copper thread, in the Damascene style. Sterling silver mounts on the dagger and scabbard. The dagger hilt or handle is made of rosewood and overlaid with silver mounts. Most…

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18C Indo Portugese or Persian Vargueno Mini Cabinet – HIGHLY IMPORTANT PIECE

18C Indo Portugese or Persian Vargueno Mini Cabinet. EXTREMELY RARE, HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND DESIRABLE colonial piece ! It is most likely an Indo-Portugese Vargueno Mini Cabinet……circa 1780…….with strong Persian influences. Vargueno’s are typically Portugese or Spanish. Portugal, through its colonization of parts of Asia in the 17th and 18th Centuries, had a strong influence on…

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