Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1382807 (stock #4269)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$160.00
Fine old Chinese nephrite jade, circa Tang Dynasty or earlier. This piece has been crisply cut and polished on all sides and edges, the tiny holes drilled front and back indicate that this piece was possibly a garment fastener which was held on with either gold or silver wire. An excellent study piece for the new collector. 5.8cm/2.3in x 3.2cm/1.4in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1382782 (stock #4268)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$300.00
Unique and rare Zo/Tedem blanket. The Tedum aka Tiddim are a subgroup of the Chin, who live in Northern Burma, Chin State, bordering India. This piece is circa 1950-1960, spun from commercial, hand dyed cotton thread with some single faced supplementary and diamond twill patterns. Please see enlargements to appreciate the complexity of this weave. There are a few pin holes but noting egregious (one small repair with rice grain for scale). L: 180cm/70in and W: 104cm/40in. See last enlar...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Pre AD 1000 item #1382781 (stock #4267)
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$135.00
Eclectic collection of small Dong Son Culture (1000BCE-100CE),bells, clay spindle whorls and beads made of fossilized Crinoid stems. There are 7 bells (3 in fair to good condition), 84 beads and 4 spindles. See enlargements for scale.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1382716 (stock #4266)
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$150.00
Rare and unusual Iban pottery pattern paddle carved from durable Iron Wood (Belian wood), circa 19th century. The pattern on this would be pressed into unfired clay pots to give it this design by the Iban people of Sarawak. This technique has been used since Neolithic times predating the pottery wheel, where pots were made by coiling “ropes” of clay into a shape and then using the paddle to press the coils together to make a shape. The edge is rough at the bottom of the handle othe...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1382435 (stock #4264)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$200.00
Unusual straw colored pottery bowl, circa 1000 -2000 BCE, with quirky with dragon/snake motif handle. No damage with good natural water absorption. W:15cm/5.9in and H: 12cm/4.8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1382377 (stock #4263)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$2,200.00
Magnificent, one of a kind, late 19th to early 20th century, Lanna Thai, ironwood coconut scraper, carved in the shape of a cat, with antique inset glass eyes (they glow like a cat’s if you shine a light into them). Excellent condition and VERY heavy- L: 38cm/14.8in (without scraper) and H: 15cm/6in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1382320 (stock #4261)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$120.00
Good Ming Dynasty celadon saucer with impressed floral medallion in center. This piece has warm olive color to it- a nice heavy piece with a good shiny glaze; possibly meant to be a brushwasher. There was an “overdone” restoration that covered 8cm on the rim which I removed and redid with a basic gold leaf and lacquer repair covering only 1.3cm- noted in enlargements. D: 14.8cm/5.8in and H: 3.8cm/1.5in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1382317 (stock #4258)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$100.00
Good small Annamese, circa 14th century porcelain jar. There is a surface frit noted in enlargements. D: 8.9cm/3.5in and H: 8cm/3.1in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1382037 (stock #4255)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$250.00
Lovely carved nephrite pendant with classic “cat on a leaf” motif. This piece has been re-carved to appear as the cat is sitting on a peapod (peapods being one of the myriad of Chinese symbols wishing one to have many children), but was really done to hide the damage on the sides of a larger leaf. This sill retains it’s essence of “kittyness” as she reposes languidly on the leaf. L: 7cm/2.8in. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1382032 (stock #4253)
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$700.00
Exceptionally fine and rare three paneled ikat blanket from the Li people of Hainan Island, Southwest China. The lighter wide indigo bands consists a coarse warp fiber most likely linen or hemp and the narrow brown and dark blue indigo bands are made of a thinner and softer thread, probably cotton or cotton and bast fiber mix. In near perfect condition, there is one tiny pinhole and minor dark staining (this could also be a form abrash) on the inside- please see last enlargement...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre 1950 item #1382031 (stock #4252)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$300.00
Ten pieces of natural coral, jewelry quality. I collected these over a period of years in Northern Thailand originating from various hilltribe ethnic groups. Difficult to date as some pieces have natural wear in the holes while others seem to be more freshly drilled. Excellent color and may be worn singly or as a group. Approximately 30 grams total. Scale in last enlargement. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1381951 (stock #4251)
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$400.00
Collection of five cigarette silver lighters from the 1950s and 1960s. With Buddhist iconography they all work but have a minor dings and knocks consistent with age. These were made in Bangkok, Thailand- it is worth noting, this standard of craftsmanship is no longer being done. Please note that they cannot be sent via airmail as they are viewed by “some governments” as incendiary devices (ahem). Allow 8 to 12 weeks delivery as they will have be sent via surface mail, or I can just...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1381948 (stock #4249)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$280.00
Fabulous pair of green dragon motif sleeve panels from the Taigong Miao community Guizhou, China. These were acquired in Beijing about 15 years ago and are mounted on all handmade indigo and black cloth. The embroidery is in perfect condition and is about 40 to 60 years old. L: 51cm/20 in and W: 28.5cm/11.2in. With border- L: 69cm/27.2in and W: 46cm/18.1in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1381885 (stock #4247)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Good shell pendant made from a conch from the Ban Chiang Bronze Age Culture, Central Thailand circa 1500 to 2000 years old. If you look at this and then envision the Milky Way Galaxy, you will feel the synchronicity. D: 6cm/2.4in. Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1381815 (stock #4246)
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$350.00
Fine old silk brocade supplementary weft embroidered on cotton backing from the Mulao ethnic group, circa early 20th CE with phoenix and floral pattern. L: 109cm/42in and W: 68cm/26in (with cotton border L: 128cm/50in and W: 83cm/32in). A couple of worn “threadbare” patches but overall excellent condition and color given its age.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1980 item #1381809 (stock #4244)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$300.00
Fine and rare old rattan “tali” basket with a contracted mouth from the Idu Mishmi ethnic group of Arunachal Pradesh, India. In India they are primarily animist but in China where they are known as the Lhoba they have a strong spiritual affiliations with Tibetan Buddhism. Google “Bamboo and Cane Culture of Arunchal Pradesh” and you will get a good description of this regional craft. As Sino/Arunachal Pradesh border is disputed with China (it should be noted this where the D...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1381736 (stock #4243)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$80.00
Quirky Chinese God circ late Qing to republic. Created in the classic style with a thin layer of gesso and overlay of red and black lacquer with traces of gold leaf. Seated in a “horse shoe” chair he possesses a stern demeanor. Some dame to one foot and the arms are missing from the chair. H: 19cm/7.5in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre AD 1000 item #1381678 (stock #4241)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$375.00
Very rare small celadon Yueyao lugged jar from a Zhejiang Kiln, circa Five Dynasties/Early Northern Song. This type of ceramic was a precursor to Longquan ware. There is a firing crack and some fritting (caused by pockets of air trapped beneath the glaze during firing) on one side- noted in enlargements. D: 9cm/3.5in and H: 6cm/24in. I have added a cosmetic "enhancement" (filled the crack and applied gold leaf).