Modern decorating trends fully embrace filling wall space with items to augment traditional painting, prints and photos with three-dimensional art, textiles, ceramics and even jewelry. Functional decorative items appear in kitchens, studies and bathrooms adding texture, plays of shadow and light and dimensionality to otherwise plain surfaces. VA has an assortment of masks, carvings, brick tiles, chopsticks holders and other ceramics, textiles and even wood confection molds among other items to enhance any room. Check back for more to come.

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  • Ancient Terracotta Platter with Stamped Designs, Roman North Africa (3186A-VHA) $465

    H: 1.625” Dia: 10.125” | FREE SHIPPING!

    A fine ancient Roman platter produced for upper classes from the mid-1st century to the 7th century, this is refined and delicate and has stamped decorative images in complex circles.  Although rough areas with small losses remain, it is an ancient piece otherwise in very good condition that, especially considering its age and use, remains a remarkable surviving piece of history.

  • Antique/Vintage Sweetmeats Confection-Mold, China (19434DRK) $425

    H: 16.5″  W: 10.5″  D: 2.25″ CALL 213-568-3030 FOR SHIPPING

    This finely detailed hardwood mold was used to make sweetmeats confections, perhaps mooncakes for the Chinese Autumn Moon Festival. It is covered with deeply carved propitious symbols for marital harmony, sons and successful endeavors:  a four clawed dragon for fertility, two ducks symbolizing marital bliss and harmony, one atop a carp for conjugal bliss and achieving noble rank and a boat with a sail for making all this easy sailing. This would be a great accessory or gift (especially for weddings) to spice up any kitchen.

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  • Song Dynasty Tile of a Foreigner, China (1516A-BOK) $475

    H: 6.875”  W: 5.25”  D: 2.25 | FREE SHIPPING

    This fascinating thick Song pottery brick is a low-fired depiction of a  dwarf foreigner with a rotund belly, a large head and nose, an open mouth and abnormal features. The Chinese believed dwarfs could ward off evil spirits and sickness, attract peace and blessings (fu) and were very wise. Images of dwarfs became so popular, some were produced in numbers.




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