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All Items : Archives : Furnishings : Accessories : Boxes : Pre 1900 item #294478 (stock #58-73)
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Black ink-like sketches on woven reed panels give this skillfully made 19th century Chinese basket added appeal. The twelve sketches are of various symbolic plants, flowers and fruit. Shaped like a bird in flight, the unusual handle is wrapped in bamboo strips at the thick mid-section and on the thinner ends, where the bamboo is woven into a black and natural-color pattern...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #393845 (stock #42-11)
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Leather in a lush Bordeaux shade covers this late 19th century Chinese trunk on all sides. An appropriate size to use as a coffee table or at the end of a bed, this trunk was used in the northern part of China for seasonal clothing storage much the same as trunks anywhere are used. The appealing color of the leather is what makes this one special. It is fitted with metal handles on the sides and a lock on the front. The inside is lined with fabric. The trunk is in good condition...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1910 item #352054 (stock #60-04)
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From the Yellow River in China's Gansu Province, this scholar's rock so clearly suggests a large setting or rising sun on the horizon that a viewer at first questions whether this color pattern actually is in the stone. It is, making this rock an unusually striking example of a scholar's stone that looks like a landscape painting. Chinese literati especially liked to meditate on rocks that represented for them a microcosm of the universe...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1910 item #259493 (stock #39-20)
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Two large fish encircle this striking underglaze blue/grey early 20th century vase of the Mon people, a Southeast Asian ethnic minority found in Thailand and Burma. Abstract representations of small fish appear within the outlines of the large fish and in bands on the top and bottom of the central design. The vase is quite heavy yet finely executed, and is in excellent condition. Dimensions: height 14" (36 cm), diameter 8" (20 cm).
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #143696 (stock #54-78)
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The supernatural powers and exploits of the Chinese Taoist immortals are among the most colorful in the vast world of Chinese legend and symbolism. These 19th century camphor wood carvings of six of the eight main immortals match that spirit in their exuberant poses and expressions. The figures are carved in relief with great detail against a background of pierced carving. Each figure, background and surrounding frame is carved from one piece of wood...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 2000 item #136347 (stock #29-62)
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A fragrant sandalwood carving done done in the late 20th century shows the Buddhist bodhisattva Guanyin sitting on a high throne entwined with two dragons and flowers. Carved in Burma for the Chinese market, she is depicted in the traditional Chinese Guanyin pose with a vase and staff. Her face, with large eyes and a small mouth, has a thoughtful expression. Height 9" (23 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #715229 (stock #51-56)
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This mid-19th century wood carving of two riders in a match similar to polo originally was part of a larger piece, as indicated by its two unfinished ends. It was taken from a longer panel, perhaps with a series of carvings that were on a door or screen. The horsemen are in ceremonial dress and once held long sticks that now are missing from the scene. They are surrounded by trees and foliage, and two low clouds swirl around the runner in front...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1940 item #389159 (stock #44-09)
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Plenty of arrows, essential to a good Japanese battle scene, whiz by the brave Emperor Godaigo in this representation of an historical skirmish that took place in the 14th century. This depiction of the Emperor's efforts to stem the tide of escaping warriors is a print from a pictorial album of Japanese history produced in 1935 in Japan by the Seibunsha office of Shohgo Takeuchi Publishing. The album, Yamatozakura, was hand assembled and contains wonderful illustrations of heroic figures...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1800 item #167784 (stock #50-39)
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A 17th century Chinese interior window panel forms the top of this coffee table that is framed in aged Chinese elm wood. Coffee tables were not part of traditional Chinese furnishings, of course, but we sometimes have them custom made when we find suitably sized and particularly nice antique panels. This relatively spare panel is especially attractive, with the clean lines of its open fretwork emphasized by a few restrained carvings...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #139333 (stock #39-10)
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A magnificent Buddha of healing is carried on a throne of five elephants with raised trunks flanked by two spirited saddled horses. This early 19th century bronze Burmese medicine Buddha Bhaisajysguru is seated in the interlocking lotus position and holds the traditional medicinal herb. His head is covered with spiked curls topped by a five-pointed flame finial. The Buddha has a serene face with large downcast eyes under sweeping brows, and wears a robe with fine incised ornamentation...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #753625 (stock #26-12)
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A Chinese Qing Dynasty blue and white porcelain teapot has a donut-shaped body and double ring handle to give it an unusual and compelling profile. Also unusual is a small dent pressed into the top circle of the handle to provide a comfortable thumb rest when pouring tea. This late 19th century piece has no chips; the porcelain is discolored along the top front. Dimensions: height 6" (15 cm), width 7" (18 cm), depth 1-1/2" (4 cm).
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1920 item #296466 (stock #43-90)
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The style of this silver bracelet identifies its origin as Kandy, the old Sinhalese capital in Sri Lanka's central highlands. Traditional jewelry from this city, the cultural and spiritual center of Sri Lanka, used gemstones native to the country in unusual designs. This piece is designed with a prong lock often used on Kandy bracelets. The stone is set over two prongs that slide out to allow the sides of the bracelet to swing open on a hinge...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1900 item #175515 (stock #53-34)
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A monkey sitting on a tree branch gazes soulfully at a full moon in this painting from late Yi Dynasty Korea that evokes an old folk tale. Paintings of particular animals related to beliefs rooted in Shamanism, Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism were popular with all classes in Korea during the 18th and 19th centuries. Although sometimes put into the category of folk art, they more often than not were done by professional artists...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1800 item #271159 (stock #08-17)
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From 18th century Burma, this lacquered and gilded wood Buddha has a mood of complete inner calm and tranquility. The face, with finely arched and sweeping eyebrows set high on a broad forehead, tapers to a small chin...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #703639 (stock #64-20)
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A slender, graceful Mandalay Buddha stands on a double lotus throne with right hand in varada mudra, gesture of charity and fulfillment of wishes. This early 20th century figure is carved of teak wood and covered with lacquer. Thayo (thickened lacquer) forms decorative edging on the robe and lotus petals on the throne, and is embedded with bits of red mica, much of it covered with a gold-colored wash. The face is serene, with downcast eyes and a slightly upturned mouth. This is a classic and bea...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #274591 (stock #57-46)
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From the Inle Lake region in eastern Burma, this striking lacquer container was used by the Shan people during festivals. Of the many distinctive lacquer items produced by or for the Shan, this is one of the most unusual. We have come across only two of this particular type; the other one can be seen in our archives listings. The strong red and black design, reflecting the Shan love of robust lacquerware, was applied in many coats over a base of coiled bamboo strips. The maker signed his work wi...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #330357 (stock #52-12)
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19th century Chinese jewelry made from bird feathers, an unusual concept in itself, is made even more unusual by the design subject of this piece. A man in a blue feather robe, perhaps a palace guard, stands in front of a pagoda created of feathers. His painted face is carved from a small oval white stone, and the figure stands about 1/4th inch out in front of the pagoda, creating a three dimensional scene. The bright blue feathers from a tiny kingfisher bird are affixed to a metal backing. King...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1837 VR item #776319 (stock #54-31)
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This mid-Qing bronze hu-shaped vase is in archaic style, with a wide band of taotie masks over a design of six descending blades. Similar motifs and shapes introduced in ceramic and bronze vessels during China's very early dynasties have been emulated by Chinese artisans down through the centuries to show their admiration for the work of their ancestors. Pear-shaped hu urns such as this one held wine and water. A relatively high foot gives it a more graceful silhouette than many hu vessels. It i...