Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1346510 (stock #3144)
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$400.00
Fine old Shan Burmese lacquer box, circa early 20th century with one tray and depicting monkeys playing in foliate background. This piece is a real classic beauty (IMHO). There are a couple of repairs at the edge of the rim noted in enlargements as well as craclature on the surface and nicks around the foot. H: 19.2cm/7.6in and D: 22cm/8in. Please note I put a grain of rice in the last enlargement to highlight the finely detailed work.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1338265 (stock #3300)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$220.00
Exceptionally fine supplementary weft silk embroidered pair of child’s blanket panels woven onto handspun indigo dyed cotton circa 60 to 80 years old, possibly older), framed onto a contemporary hand woven indigo cotton back, from Guizhou Province, Southwest China This piece was originally a bit longer but impossible to tell how much. This is finest example of embroidery work I have ever seen on a Tujia piece. W: 29.5cm/11.8in and L: 34.5cm/13.5in. Framed dimensions- W: 43cm/16.8in a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1337454 (stock #3294)
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SOLD
Good circa late Republic to Early PROC, bell shaped inkstone with poem by the Tang Poet, Zhang Ji inscribed on the back. "The old moon is going down/ And the crows make a ruckus/ The world is covered with frost/ There are maples on the riverbank/ And the lights of fishing boats/ Drift with the current/ I fall into a sad sleep/ from the monastery on Cold Mountain/The sound of the bell/ Reaches the guest boat at midnight." The calligraphy is quite good on this and the stone is still ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1336758 (stock #3238)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$360.00
Elegantly simple burnished high fired pottery cup from Warring States to Early Han Dynasty. There is one crack and a couple of chips noted in last enlargements. Pretty much to be expected from an over 2000 year old pottery piece. D:9.9cm/3.9in and H: 7cm/2.7in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1334062 (stock #3231)
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$180.00
Korean wine cup circa mid Choson Dynasty circa 15th/16th CE. This is a high fired thin walled cup with a gray clay body and with very tiny glaze chip on rim. H: 4.9cm/1.9in and D: 6.7cm/2.6in.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1980 item #1333634 (stock #3226)
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sold
Rare Mishmi parang or da from the Digaro subgroup Arunachal Pradesh, India. This piece is contemporary and was acquired by a friend who took part in an expedition doing Ethnobotanical research in this remote region which borders Tibet five years ago. It is constructed of a bone pommel, hand forged blade, wood open scabbard, held together with copper wire and a pigskin carrying strap. There are only 8000 people in this particular ethnic group, so this would be of interest to the specialis...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1333416 (stock # 3224)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$100.00
Yuan or Ming Dynasty celadon bowl, possibly from the Tongan Kiln in Fujian province. There is impressed design inside and has one hairline crack noted in last enlargement. D:16.8cm/6.6in and H: 6.2cm/2.7in
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1330134 (stock #3189)
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$600.00
Stunning bronze sword handle from the Dian Kingdom that paralleled the Han Dynasty. Judging from the heavy triangular pommels and spikes near the blade, these were designed for close quarter combat that would look right at home in a fight scene out of Game of Thrones. This has a classic azurite patina with traces of the original iron blades. The Dian were a fierce and independent kingdom living in the vicinity of Dianchi Lake in Yunnan Province which chronologically paralleled the Warr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1800 item #1329619 (stock # 3180)
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$120.00
Nice circa 18th century high fired terra cotta Akshobhya Buddha in bhumiparsa mudra and holding a vajra in his lap with traces of original blue, white and gold pigments. This piece appears to have been excavated and the head has been reattached. H: 11cm/4.2in and W: 7.5cm/3in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1326653 (stock #3168)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Rare Western Han ink carved gray sandstone inkstone. During the Han ink was made of pellets or granules rather the sticks and this would have been used to grind these directly on the stone to make ink. Worn smooth on the bottom from use with a shallow chip on top. W: 3cm x 3cm sand H: 1.6cm. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1325797 (stock #3158)
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$130.00
Ensemble of very old beads, I found these in a small shop in Phrae, Northeast Thailand a few years ago. The green mottled beads are late Qing Dynasty Peking glass, the brown glass tapered tube bead emulating agate was probably made for the Funan or Chenla Kingdoms as I have agate beads from the same period which are pretty much identical, the white bead with orange splash is at least early Qing. The jewel in the crown, so to speak, is the roughly faceted blue glass Chinese eye bead w...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1325026 (stock #3148)
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$80.00
Nice old Thai sticky rice “lunch box” in Lanna or Issan style. This is about 30 or 40 tears old with typical double wall construction. There are areas that have been lovingly repaired with some nylon cord. To the purist this may be seen as a distraction but I see time and an ethic where nothing was ever wasted- this was a valued very personal object. Next to it I have placed a contemporary one. Nowadays even this would be considered disposable; when you travel in the Thai count...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1324543 (stock # 3143)
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$150.00
Pair of teak wood carvings with gold leaf and traces of red lacquer, from an abbot’s chair in a Lanna Thai Buddhist Temple. 50 years old or more, possibly late Rattanakosin period.In the center of each piece is a Buddha image- one standing and one sitting. Very decorative. Both mounted on a black steel stands with felt bottoms. H: 21cm/8.2in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1324438 (stock #3141)
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$125.00
Nice antique bags from Afghanistan with exquisite silk embroidery. Bought these in Peshawar in the mid 90s. There is red satin on the larger bag is new and can be removed the smaller bag has a stain but may wash out (never tried so no guarantees). Small bag 10.7cm/4.2in x 10.cm/4.2in, larger bag is 14cm/5,5in x 16cm/6.3in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Furniture : Pre 1980 item #1324436 (stock #3140)
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$200.00
Quirky “chief’s” stool carved out very heavy Belian Iron Wood, from an Ibanic group. This is one solid piece except for the legs which have been inserted like dowels. The wood has a nice smooth patina although I don’t think it is very old- I bought it Kuching, Sarawak about 15 years ago. L: 99cm/39in and W: 34cm/13.5in. Iron wood is quite valuable these days, excellent condition with no cracks or checks.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1323604 (stock #3139)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$120.00
Very old (over 50 years) which is ancient by Burmese lacquer standards. This was possibly made by the Shan who favored dramatic geometric designs over the more figural Burman style. This has some fritting on the lacquer. H: 24cm/9.5in D: 18cm/7.1in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1321691 (stock #3120)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Fine old Yao embroidery with Chinese characters, from the Kin Mun Lantien subgroup Yunnan/Vietnam. This piece is in excellent condition with no damage and is circa early 20th century. It is made from all handspun cotton with an intense indigo dye. These are documented in the Jess Pourret book “The Yao”. Embroidered patch W: 14cm/5.5in and L: 20cm/7.9- with fringe 139cm/54in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1940 item #1319421 (stock #3095)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$170.00
Fine strand of prewar WWII, glass Venetian trade beads from Africa, L: 58cm/23in. These are strung on a contemporary cotton green string with copper wire fastener. Include on this strand is large “faux” amber old Bakelite center bead attached on a secondary strand of African sand cast beads. The Venetians have shell (ostrich?) spacer disc beads.