Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1413170 (stock #6272)
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$120.00
Tibetan yak butter tea “po cha” or barley beer “chang” bowl carved from burlwood, possibly Rhododendron circa 50 to 100 years old. D:11.8cm/4.6in and H: 5cm/1.9in, there is one worn chip on the edge. This was not turned on a lathe, but entirely craved by hand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1413169 (stock #6271)
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$180.00
Ming Dynasty ceramic wedding booth. Traditionally in China a woman was carried in a covered wedding sedan chair by bearers accompanied by musicians. This piece has a detachable roof and is in good condition, only a few minor glaze frits. H: 35cm/13.8in and 12.5cm/4.8in. I have always thought these would make great display stands for small Buddhas.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1413167 (stock #6270)
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$150.00
Rare jacket back panel from the remote Miao Jiupang group from Jiahe County, Guizhou province (see last enlargement), with purple embroidered pattern between the spaces in the tin decoration. This style of decoration is unique to this group and very difficult to make, as every tiny bit of tin has to be individually cut and crimped. Recently acquired from a private Hong Kong collector, these are the first examples I have send of these I have seen in the past 15 years. There ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1413134 (stock #6269)
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$180.00
Ming Dynasty ceramic wedding booth. Traditionally in China a woman was carried in a covered wedding sedan chair by bearers accompanied by musicians. This piece has a detachable roof and is in good condition, only a few minor glaze frits. H: 35cm/13.8in and 12.5cm/4.8in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1413133 (stock #6268)
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$200.00
Rare antique two paneled bed cover from the Daizu ethnic minority of Southern Yunnan, China. An unusual piece with very fine silk embroidery and woven field with what may be hemp/ramie handspun threads, as it has a slightly coarser and stiff feel than standard cotton thread. I would date this circa 19th century with natural dyes. There are small holes and tears throughout the piece as to be expected in a delicate old textile from a tropical climate. L: 120cm/47in and W: 69cm/27in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1413099 (stock #6267)
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$70.00
19th century colonial trade beads from Venice.They are a combination of red and yellow “white hearts” $70 each strand: free shipping. These are strung on hemp or some kind of jungle fiber and came out of West Papua New Guinea (Irian Jaya). Note scale in enlargements. All 3 for $160. Total lengths each~ 66cm/26in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1413066 (stock #6266)
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$500.00
One of kind, single supplementary weft embroidered panel, L: 4.63m/14.2ft and W: 36.5cm/13.8in, from Guizhou, Southwest China. Its function is a bit of mystery so it being a sling wrap around baby carrier or possibly a festival or religious banner. Originally I thought it might be a traditional wedding blanket that would be cut and sewn with three panels together but there is no border pattern woven into this piece as is typical. The pattern is quite unusual in that green is th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1412918 (stock #6265)
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$450.00
Special Offer- originally $700. (actually before that it was $1250. so this is lowest it will go). Fine miniature late Ming vase with double gourd shape with lotus and garden rockery scene, possibly, originally used as a water dropper. There is one firing scar on the side noted in enlargements. H: 9.3cm/4.2in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1412917 (stock #6264)
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$150.00
Two strands of colorful and quirky glass bangle fragments drilled and reworked into beads. These are Persia, circa 6th CE - 7th CE which would make them late Sassanian Empire or early Islamic Era. L: 54cm/21.2in and 59cm/23.2in. See last enlargement for scale. Please note the tiny beads at the end are a combination of ancient Indo Pacific and Pyu glass beads. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1412916 (stock #6263)
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$250.00
Fine and rare early 20th century Miao baby carrying strap from Zhouxi, Guizhou China. Please note that every diamond shaped medallion pattern is different. This is woven from all handspun silk warp and cotton weft. This is an incredibly labor intensive weaving process, in the old days, a skilled craftswomen could only weave about 1 centimeter a day, today no one is able to duplicate this. Total length of the brocaded panel is 134cm/52in and W: 16cm/6.5in. I had a contemporary “mud cloth...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #1412865 (stock #6262)
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$100.00
Special Offer- reduced from $130: Pair of exquisite, miniature porcelain vases with Ge type glaze circa mid 20th century (possibly older). On the bottom there are two characters “ya wan”, meaning elegant entertainment. These were either made for a private collection or by a potter who specialized in miniature pieces. H: 5cm/2in and D: 2.4cm/1in. An artisan has to be highly skilled to make delicate and thinly potted pieces as these. May be used as doll’s house furniture. Free ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1412863 (stock #6260)
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$145.00
Glass shards excavated in Afghanistan that have been knapped and drilled into pendants/beads. Many have an intense opalescent (dichroic?) patina. These out from Afghanistan via China. They are quite thin and date to around the 500 CE, possibly late Roman. There are 50+ pieces; also there are numerous small ancient spacer tiny glass beads these may be used in contemporary jewelry settings. Note scale in enlargements. Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1412861 (stock #6259)
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$230.00
Fine and rare 5 mace/miscal silver coin circa Guangxu-1894. Coins from the Aksu mint are very uncommon; the smaller denominations sell in the $300. range, and up. Free shipping via Hong Registered airmail
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre AD 1000 item #1412860 (stock #6258)
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$150.00
Special offer: Very rare pair of Shang/Western Zhou (2070-771 BCE) proto celadon saucers from a Zhejiang Kiln. These are the earliest Chinese known glazed ceramics and were the forerunner to the Yue and Longquan. Both in good condition - with no repair or damage, having stable glazes. D: 9.5cm/3.8in and H: 2.5cm/1in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1412827 (stock #6257)
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$200.00
Special Offer ~ reduced from $250: Good “Cizhou” type black storage jug with lugs probably used for preserved vegetables, circa Ming Dynasty. A very attractive piece with lovely contrasting black and russet glazes, and paraffin patina throughout. Good example what would have been used in an ancient Chinese kitchen. One small glaze chip inside mouthrim noted in last enlargement. H: 18.5cm/7.2in and D: 18cm/7.1in.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Venetian : Pre 1900 item #1412824 (stock #6256)
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$120.00
Nice ensemble of old Venetian beads from Africa circa 19th century. L: 47cm/18.5in- see last enlargement for scaleand condition. Weight 98 grams. Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1412819 (stock #6255)
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$160.00
Fine silver Xinjiang (Sinkiang) 5 miscal coin (the largest denomination).with Chinese and Arabic writing from the Urumqi mint, Guangxu Reign circa 1902-1907CE. Clear and legible obverse and reverse. Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail. 17grams, D: 3.4cm/1.3in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1920 item #1412812 (stock #6254)
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$150.00
Very long strand of made in Boshan, Shandong Province, Chinese wound glass trade beads 114cm/48in. Average D: 7mm/.25in. These were acquired in Northern Thailand in the 1980s, so I am dating these 1980 or earlier- some date to the Qing. This type of bead for centuries, was widely traded throughout Southeast Asia and among the Akha people considered to be heirlooms. Free shipping via Hong registered airmail. Great for bead designers.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre AD 1000 item #1412742 (stock #6253)
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$200.00
Rare burnished pottery “dou” (food vessel) circa late Warring Sates/Early Western Han Dynasty. This piece has a few chips on the edges but otherwise is in good condition (please examine close-ups carefully). H: 15.2cm/6in and D: 14.8cm/5.9in
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1412741 (stock #6252)
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$300.00
Fine old silk brocade supplementary weft embroidered on cotton backing from the Mulao ethnic group, circa first half 20th CE. The foundation is woven with handspun blue cotton threads and silk weft embroidered, phoenix, butterfly and floral images against a “key fret” background. L: 109cm/42in and W: 68cm/26in (with cotton border L: 128cm/50in and W: 83cm/32in). A couple of worn “threadbare” patches and small tear noted in last enlargement, but overall excellent condition and ...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Ancient : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1412736 (stock #6251)
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$130.00
Fine silver hemidrachm with lion forepart and quadripartite reverse with symbols, from Cherronesos, Thrace circa 400BCE. D: 12mm, 2.4grams. Free shipping, via Hong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1412655 (stock #6250)
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$500.00
Special Offer~Reduced from $750: Heirloom wedding blanket cover from the tiny Maonan ethnic minority of Guangxi, China. First half of the 20th century-made with natural undyed local cotton, the pattern is a floss silk supplementary weft brocade. The symbols of phoenix, flowers and butterflies, and is in perfect condition with no holes or tears. Some of the more brightly colored purple aniline dyed silk threads have been rewoven into the patterns probably within the last 40 years but ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1412654 (stock #6249)
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$300.00
Exceptionally rare, grey pottery, recumbent tiger, circa Han Dynasty. So far this is the only one I have ever seen, outside of a book. This piece is in excellent condition, no damage with traces of original white pigments. Rather than a depicting the tiger as some ferocious predator it portrays it with a friendly expression. L: 25cm/9.8in and W: (midpoint) 8cm/3.1in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1412586 (stock #6248)
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$800.00
Complete three paneled Tujia wedding blanket with geometric pattern from Guizhou circa late 19th/early 20th century. This is made from all hand spun threads, mostly cotton but also silk floss is incorporated into both the field and pattern. Good condition- the center panel shows wear with some missing embroidery and a few spots with broken weft lines. L: 103cm/41in and W: 106cm/41in, with blue cotton border L: 132cm/51in and W: 129cm/51in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1412371 (stock #6247)
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$300.00
Lovely pair of green sancai glazed court attendants. Good condition with lead glaze silver film and paraffin patina (there is a chip on the back of one collar and one of the heads has a restoration at the base which cannot be seen. The heads are removable, as is the case, with this period. The faces with the tall hats are quite elegant. H: 12.5cm/5.9in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1970 item #1412370 (stock #6246)
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$150.00
Ensemble of three vintage carved horn seals in Kaishu script. The larger ones are made from buffalo horn while the smaller one is made from antelope horn and quite rare. Please note enlargements for and translations.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1412321 (stock #6245)
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$120.00
Quirky miniature alter piece from a Chinese ethnic minority. This sourced in Yunnan in the late 1980s, and the item itself is circa 19th century. I am inclined to say this is a Miao/Hmong or Yao/Mien item. This intricately carved as a small table with a key fret pattern and “dou” shaped vessel with animal feet and lotus leaf pattern on top. A “dou” is used for holding ceremonial offerings to a deity or heaven in Chinese culture. The lid is missing and its true function is el...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1412319 (stock #6244)
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$90.00
Old hand carved wooden ink pad box circa first half 20th century. I think this is probably a Yao item, but as I purchased it in a Bai ethnic minority market in Yunnan, almost 20 years ago, we’ll assume it is Bai. This has a floral pattern carved on the lid. The ink has long ago dried up. Nice natural patina. L: 7.2cm/2.9in x W: 5.8cm/2.3in x H: 3.2cm/1.3in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1412316 (stock #6243)
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$150.00
Rare shaman bell used by a Dao Gong Taoist Priest for calling spirits from the Yao/Mein ethnic group in China/Vietnam. Nice old piece circa late 19th CE/early 20th CE. See pg 207, plate 570 Jess Pourett’s: The Yao for reference. The tooth is from a bear (probably lower incisor). Bell H: 4.5cm/1.8in and tooth L: 6cm/2.3in
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1412315 (stock #6242)
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$90.00
Interesting old Burmese/Shan hand written book on handmade Saa (mulberry pulp paper). There are 12 pages between the covers- most of these books are usually related to either Buddhist studies or shaman rituals, but as I can’t find anyone who can read this it is being sold as a fine example of calligraphy. All the materials are handmade from the string binding the pages together to the charcoal ink. In this day of ideas being conveyed on a keyboard, back then one really had to think...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1412266 (stock #6241)
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$400.00
Special Offer: Fine supplementary silk weft embroidered two paneled wedding blanket, from the Maonan ethnic group (Guangxi/Guizhou province) circa later first half 20th century. This foundation is woven from all and spun local cotton and silk floss thread. This has an unusually wide central band with eccentric “wanzi” swastika meander and six pointed star design, also there are natural dyed upper and lower cotton margins -the first time I have ever seen on a Maonan piece. The patte...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1411922 (stock #6240)
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$180.00
Rare rattan lacquer bowl from the Karen ethnic group in Lanna, Thailand. This piece has incorporated a thin wood branch to construct the mouthrim and is thickly covered in raw lacquer. Perhaps this was a drinking cup as this holds water very well without leaking. Perfect condition, circa 70 years old. H: 9.3cm/3.7in and D: 10.7cm/4in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1411826 (stock #6238)
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$900.00
Rare two paneled wedding blanket from the Bouyi (aka Buyi) ethnic group in Changshun area Guizou, China. Woven from all handspun cotton thread. The blue and white center field has a “wanzi” swastika meander pattern while the upper and lower parts are the repetitive “well” symbols. If you stare at this piece long enough you will find a few small holes but nothing really significant, of the few pieces I have ever seen from this specific group, this is the best. This dates cir...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1411822 (stock #6237)
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$90.00
Lovely vintage (circa 50 years old) Lao skirt with wide lower hem silk woven pattern. This is in good condition and just washed. There is a waist band sewn into the top. This is a free size in that the waist can be adjusted my moving the clothes hook (see last enlargement). This woven from all handspun cotton thread. Top width: 110cm/43in and bottom width: 132cm/51in and length: 66cm/26in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1411751 (stock #6236)
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$200.00
Nice Thai pottery votive plaque circa early Ayutthaya period. In the center is the Buddha with classic Bhumiparsa mudra, flanked by two pillars and Sukhothai style walking Buddhas. Good condtion and guaranteed of the period. H: 6cm/2.4 and W: 5.1cm/2in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1411750 (stock #6235)
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$1,000.00
Fine and rare 19th century, 2 paneled, ceremonial men’s “bell” cape (khing ta zhi) from the Southern Chin ethnic group in Burma- this piece would have been worn during religious and planting festivals. This is unique, in being woven with either hemp or flax fiber rather than cotton. The weaving is quite delicate and complicated; I put a single grain of rice to highlight the intricate and minute details of the blue and red alternating points. The bells come mainly from India and ...