A beautiful Persian tribal small chanteh (bag) for personal use. Hand woven of wool for incredible durability. This bag has a very tight intricate knotting with a central design of diagonal bands of blue, white and rust colors. Inside each band is a diagonal row of what appear closest to a simple wheel of fortune motif except that each symbol only has two hooked arms and is spinning in the opposite direction of a wheel of fortune motif. Framing this field of diagonal banding are swirling "S"... Click for details
Han Dynasty Chinese Terra Cotta Cow
A fascinating Chinese terra cotta tomb figure of a calf or a cow-like figure. The figure retains a realistic aura, an important element for tomb figures where the figures were for the afterlife. Stunning elements of the original pigment much still intact.
Age: Han Dynasty (200BC-200AD),Size: length 15.5" width 5.5" height 10.5"
Antique Nomadic Turkish Kilim Runner
Antique Kilim runner of Turkish nomadic tribe origin. A series of 9 large bands, each with three large diamond shaped reserves inside which are crosses surrounded by protective hooked borders. Smaller protective diamond shapes and crosses fill in the space around each large motif. Bands of white with small crosses and diamond provide more protection. Hand woven of wool. Circa 1900.
Size: 101" long x 31 1/2" wide.
Antique Chinese Han Dynasty Tomb Pottery Ox Figure
Antique Chinese tomb pottery clay figure of an ox. He is wonderfully hand-sculpted with old remnants of red and black pigment and a hollowed body. Han Dynasty dates 206 BC - 220 AD.
Size: 8" H x 15" L x 5" D
Charming Chinese Han Dynasty Goat
Antique Chinese tomb pottery clay figure of a billy goat, carefully hand-sculpted with lifelike characteristics, perky ears, a pleased expression on his face. He is extremely well preserved, with traces of earth and old pigment. Dated from the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220)
Size: 11" H x 14.5" L x 5" D
Antique Moroccan Silk and Wool Belt
Long antique Moroccan belt for ceremonial use. Made of wool and silk and woven with intricate areas of design. Islamic symbols and intricate floral motifs. Long fringe on either side. Circa 1900.
Size: 94" long x 15 3/4" wide
Chinese Tang Dynasty Pottery Figure of a General
Chinese tomb pottery figure of an foreign army general. He stands confidently with chin up and arms bent. His fists are clenched and most likely he once wielded a spear or weapon of some sort. His armor is elaborately carved with swirling motifs and he wears a helmet with round finial. His eyes are wide and his teeth are defined in an intense expression. He is sculpted with great care and traces of slip pigment are still apparent where he was once painted. Made of gray clay and mineral slip... Click for details
Antique Korean Pair of Red Lacquer Cabinets with Inlay
Antique Korean matching pair of red lacquer cabinets, with elaborate inlaid designs adorning the full front and sides. Imagery of exotic birds, deer, and fish among a huge assortment of flowers can be seen throughout. Each cabinet is comprised of three sections : the top, bottom, and base stand; Styled in traditional Korean fashion with double hinged doors and large locks incised with the Double Happiness symbol. Interior is lined in red paper. Three drawers line the topmost section. Dated 19th... Click for details
Kazak Hand Knotted Rug with Blue and Red
Hand knotted wool Caucasian Kazak tribal rug. Wonderful motifs: the center has three large bereket (fertility) symbols) in hooked edge octagon reserves which are floating in a beautiful fields of flowers on a blue ground. The main boarder is a dramatic row of linked rams horns (symbols of manhood, male fertility, strength, and bravery. This main boarder is flanked on both sides by crenellated fence guards all of which protect the lovely flower field and the male/female fertility symbols in... Click for details
Antique Chinese Carved Jade Snuff Bottle
Antique Chinese snuff bottle made from jadeite, hand-carved with the image of a duck standing on the back of an old tortoise, with light to dark orange areas highlighted by the carvings.
Size: 3.25" H x 2" L x 1.5" D