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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1272021 (stock #3072)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Cambodian Wooden Cow Clapper, Cowbell, ca. early 20th Century. Polychrome wood 5 1/2" H x 9 1/2 L x 3 1/2 D. It is difficult to pinpoint when exactly the use of cow bells began, but the earliest examples of truly recognizable cow bells date back to the Iron Age. A cowbell is a bell worn by freely roaming livestock, making animals easier to locate should they wander off...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1182705 (stock #1866)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Rare Chinese Bronze Oil Lamp and hinged cover from the Han Dynasty 206 BCE-220 CE. In the form of a rounded rectangular container with small loop handles for hanging. Painted and decorated in colored pigments with hunting scenes, diamond and scrolling patterns. Paint possibly added later. In very good condition. 2 1/2 inches tall, 4 1/4 inches wide. Ex: Christie's London, South Kensington.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1191856 (stock #1966)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$12,000.00
Song Dynasty Limestone Head of a Bodhisattva, China, ca. 960 - 1279 CE. Softly rounded face carved with delicate, crisply defined facial features framed by neat line of hair drawn into topknot. Urna consists of finely carved image of Buddha. China, 960 - 1279 C.E. Head us 12 1/2" and 18 1/2" high on custom stand. Loss of one earlobe, but otherwise in excellent condition. Bodhisattvas are enlightened beings who have put off entering paradise in order to help others attain enlightenment...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1272029 (stock #3073)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$600.00
Japanese Miniature Bronze Bonsho, Temple Bell, Gong. Japan, ca. 1880. 6 1/2 H x 4 1/4: Diameter. Small repair to bronze as seen in image. The Bonsho is the Buddhist temple bell. It is struck 108 times on New Year's Eve to ring in the New Year and drive out the 108 evil desires that man is heir to. (Joya-no-kane)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1353846 (stock #3204)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$18,000.00
Exquisite Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) Jade Horse in a recumbent position, head turned and ears pointed. Carved in jade of sea-green hue incorporating russet and brown tones and it measures 4 1/4" x 7" x 2 3/4". Finely carved mane and the face has a serene and confident expression communicated through the crisply-defined mouth, nostrils and eyes. Left leg professionally repaired from original piece. Otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: R. Swetits collection, New Jersey...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1192368 (stock #1976)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
Late Qing dynasty Dual Portraits of a Male and Female. On rice paper with silk border. Circa 1900 and each in excellent condition. Each frame is 22 1/2" x 17". The ancestors were almost always depicted nearly live-size in a frontal pose, usually seated in an elaborately carved chair draped in brocade or fur, with a lavish carpet at their feet. Some of the ancestors wore semiformal winter gowns or fur-trimmed robes with elaborate insignia that proclaimed their rank or princely status...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1221596 (stock #2096)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,500.00
Ancient double carinated jars with red slip and incised decoration from Central Thailand (Lopburi - Khok Caroen region) ca. 1st Millennium BCE. Both intact and excellent condition, and both with Oxford TL Test. (Left jar #MT100, 15" high, right jar #MT92, 15" high)See: Prehistoric Thai Ceramics, Ban Chiang in Regional Cultural Perspective. Armand J. Labbe, p. 27, White Lotus Co. Ltd., 2002.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1203182 (stock #2052)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Three Chinese Neolithic Pottery Jars of various sizes, ca 8000 - 2000 BCE, 15" jar $1,800, 13" jar $1,500, 11" jar $1,300 with minor repair to lip. All is excellent condition. Ex: A. Lamm collection, New York. According to Princeton University, In China, Neolithic cultures emerged around the eighth millennium B.C., and were primarily characterized by the production of stone tools, pottery, textiles, houses, burials, and jade objects...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1182421 (stock #1857)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,100.00
A rare Han Bronze Votive Censor in the form of a Turtle (206 B.C.-220 C.E.)with original bowls and spoons. This devotional item is reminiscent of a turtle whereas the body forms the firebox and there is an opening at the rear for fuel. Models of censers were usual components of funerary offerings from western Han onward. For similar example see "Monks and Merchants: Silk Road Treasures from Northwest China" 2001. Some wear due to age but in good condition. 7 1/2" high x 11" long...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1189020 (stock #1939)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Qing Dynasty, Late 19th / Early 20th Century bronze oil lamp in form of elephant with dragon howdah. Incised fierce features on dragon head while elephant in stance for charging. In excellent condition. 7 1/4" high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1189777 (stock #1945)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
Song Dynasty Limestone Head of a Buddhistic Monk, China (960 - 1279 CE.) Finely detailed thick white limestone facial section of a monk. Sensitive carved male head with wide nose, almond shaped eyes, thin lips, defined eyebrows and elongated ear lobes. Large chip on back of head where lobed off architectural structure, lose of one earlobe, minor chips due to age, but otherwise in very good condition. 13 1/4" high on custom stand, limestone head is 8" x 6" x 5 1/2"...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1195205 (stock #1980)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$19,500.00
Monumental Qing Dynasty lidded vessels of alabaster with elongated cylindrical shape. Well polished with patches of russet and cream inclusions and markings. China, ca. 1890. Each at 100 lbs and 20" high. In excellent condition and SOLD AS PAIR ONLY.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre AD 1000 item #1209488 (stock #2075)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$10,500.00
Monumental and rare Indus Valley Civilization Painted Pottery Bowl, 3rd Millennium BCE. Hand painted with motif of stylized water buffalo under tree and a frieze of multiple Ibex surrounding rim. Old private collection number beginning with 200 visible on body. Some earthen encrustation, small chip to rim and one stabilized rift but otherwise in very good condition. 8 1/4" high x 8 1/4" diameter. Ex: Barakat Gallery, CA. The earliest traces of civilization in the Indian subcontinent are to be fo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1394409 (stock #3329)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,300.00
Ming Dynasty Bronze Figure of a Recumbent Mythical Lion, 16th / Early 17th Century. Reclining figure with long fangs but pleasing face. 2 3/4" x 4" x 3". In excellent condition. Ex: Knapton Rasti, London. According to P.L. Combs, during the Ming Dynasty a real revival began in the making of Chinese bronzes, often referred to as The Second Bronze Age. During this period bronzes were simplified with more attention being paid to perfection of shape and elegance. The skills with which they were ma...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1203169 (stock #2050)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Monumental in size and very heavy carved Yuan dynasty Stone Figure of Guan Yin, goddess of mercy and compassion. China, (1279 - 1368 CE) Large size at 35" high. Exquisitely carved sculpture with adorning crown, pleasing facial features, full hips and pleated sampot. In excellent condition. Ex: A. Lamm collection, New York. Guan Yin is the bodhisattva of compassion, revered by Buddhists as the Goddess of Mercy. Her name is short for Guan Shi Yin. Guan means to observe, watch, or monitor; Shi mean...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1153637 (stock #1813)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Cambodian Bronze Tiger Bells (Type B) ca. 1850. With pleasing expressions these were produced for neck bells and harnesses for animals, mostly horses and yaks. Also used by shamans in Northern China, Mongolia, Nepal and Tibet. Sizes are 2 1/2", 5/8", 6/8". On custom stand dimensions are 6" x 9" x 3 1/4." In very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1189118 (stock #1943)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Early Qing Dynasty Blue & White porcelain Guan / Wine Jar with Phoenix design is forerunner of the Ginger Jar. Originally used for wine and pickled liquids they had no covers but used wood tops that were waxed closed. Circa 1750 C.E., 6 3/4" high. Crane (he 鹤) The crane is a symbol of longevity because it lives a long life and its white feathers stand for old age. It also represents high status as the crane is regarded as ‘a bird of the first rank’ in the imperial hierarchy. Flying cr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1178458 (stock #1835)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,000.00
Large painted Pottery Model of a Lion, Tang Dynasty (618-907 C.E.) Seated on its haunches with a teeth-baring expression on face. Covered with white slip and traces of pigment remaining. Bulbous eyes carved in deep relief. Teeth and fangs are defined as is tongue. Wide nostrils, mane in cascading detail on the back with tail curled around lower body. Nails on both paws clearly defined. This is a wonderful, intact piece, large (16 2/8 in.) and expressive features. In excellent condition.