Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1281948 (stock #2973)
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$1200.00
Extremely rare green sancai glazed lion from the Jin Dynasty (1115-1234CE); there is some glaze loss as well as chipping on the side. L: 9.8cm/3.9in and W: 5.3cm/1.2in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1279738 (stock #2961)
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$120.00
Antique Chinese “lucky charm” with a bat holding a sign (almost like a Chinese pawn shop), the side in enlargement one means to have success getting a job in the civil service and the other side translates “Amitabha” Buddha. Civil service jobs were always highly desirable in old Chinese culture as they had prestige and power. This is circa Qing Dynasty and high quality silver with very detailed workmanship especially with stippling in the chasing. The silver is tarnished but will...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1279619 (stock #2959)
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$220.00
Rare meditation sitting rug, constructed with cotton warp and wool weft, this piece was most likely woven in Khotan, Xinjiang and dates at least to the middle 19th century. The wool pile is pretty much worn down to nothing except for the darker brown part that has a stylized “lotus” medallion in the center and border. I bought this the Barkor bazaar in Lhasa over 20 years ago and the side still has traces of felt where another wool border would have been sewn on in the trad...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Pre 1920 item #1277211 (stock #2940)
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$320.00
Fine pair of old scythes from Sri Lanka with incised decorations on blade surface; the one with deer horn handle has some Sinhalese script either an owner’s or maker’s mark. The steal is good condition with sharp cutting edges. Both are in excellent condition. Outer curvilinear length of the blades are 51cm/20in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1274893 (stock # 2910)
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$650.00
One of kind, single supplementary weft embroidered panel, L: 4.63m/14.2ft and W: 36.5cm/13.8in, from the Tujia ethnic group in Guizhou, Southwest China. Its function is a bit of mystery so it being a sling wrap around baby carrier is my best guess. 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 the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1800 item #1273779 (stock #2900)
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$80.00
Good celadon glazed porcelain small moon flask (possibly a snuff or medicine bottle) with exceptionally fine color and chrysthanthemum petaled pattern with “long life” medallion in center, circa Qianlong reign (1736-1795CE), Qing Dynasty. There are two chips on the foot- see enlargements. H: 7.3cm/3in and D: 5.5cm/2.1in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1273540 (stock #2897)
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$130.00
Rare early 20th century Bai minority lacquered box constructed from leather. I purchased this piece in a Bai minority, weekly market in Yunnan near Dali around 2002. I have found many references to Bai lacquer but never any pictures or other documentation other than they grow the tree from which lacquer was made. One can assume this craft is no longer being done with the availability of cheap plastic items as well as the migration of artisans to better paying jobs in the city. Excell...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1273531 (stock #2895)
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$130.00
Rare complete lacquer tobacco box with trays from the Karen hilltribe ethnic group Northern Thailand. Next to nothing has written about this craft amongst the Karen people although they are known for their water tight baskets using lacquer to seal the weave. H: 9.5cm/3.8in and D: 8.6cm/3.3in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1272226 (stock #2885)
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$110.00
Old (100 years or more) leather belt from Tibet with 5 damascened silver patterns on iron fittings with complete buckle. There is some rust on the metal bits, maybe some Silvo polish on them will bring some of the shine back to the silver. All the pieces seem to be here except for a scabbard attachment. Total L: 118cm/46.5in. I bought this the Barkor bazaar in front of the Jokang in Lhasa almost 20 years ago; the leather is rough but serviceable.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1270062 (stock #2875)
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$350.00
Exquisite pair of late circa late 19th-early 20th CE loom weft supports carved into the shape of lotus buds with beautiful classic Khmer floral scroll motif and remnants of original red and black lacquer. I bought these in the Russian Market about 14 years ago in Phnom Pehn; a pair of equal quality is housed in the National Museum there. Each is carved from a single piece of wood. They are in very good condition with minor checks and knocks as to be expected from antique wooden implements. H: 26...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Tools : Pre 1920 item #1270057 (stock #2874)
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$220.00
Antique portable spinning wheel from Chiang Mai area Northern Thailand. Nice functional old piece with classic Thai carved motifs on the support arms and spokes. This is from a village so it has been repaired as needed over the years using various bits. The handle is missing and the there is some damage to the carving in enlargement 4. This will pack flat (relatively) and is early 20th century. W: 67cm/26.3 and H: 47cm/18.5in
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1264373 (stock #2833)
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$220.00
Very rare woman’s tube skirt from Taliang ethnic group in Attapeu province Laos. Please note in the 3rd enlargement is the image of helicopter dating back to the CIA covert “Air America” operation Laos from 1955 to 1974. Similar to the Afghan "war rugs” made during the Soviet occupation, the simpler folk amongst us documented current events in their weavings. I traveled through this province back 2002 and did not find one single piece dating from this period although I di...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1263172 (stock #2813)
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$300.00
Very rare woman’s blanket from the Tiddim speaking, Northern Chin ethnic group who live in the Chin State, Burma next to 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 small holes but noting egregious- obviously of interest to the specialist collector. L: 164cm/64.5in and W: 101cm/39.8in. See last enl...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1260058 (stock #2805)
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$150.00
Unusual dated woman’s sarong from Burma. This is hand loomed with a dancing girl motif, 1974 date (coincides with the forming of Burma’s 2nd constitution under Ne Win) and traditional Burmese pattern. It appears to be made of a combination of silk and synthetic fiber- the yellow threads are silk while the rest are “something else”. Possibly part of a dance troupe costume for a commemorative performance, interesting piece, the only dated one I have ever seen. There are s...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1256903 (stock #2778)
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$320.00
Fine and rare old Yao/Mien all hand spun and woven cotton wedding veil with silk thread embroidered geometrical design, circa 50 years old. This piece is from Kim Mien group and was originally collected in Northern Laos. The colors on this piece are subtle and restrained (please note the use of shades of brown and blue in enlargements) and the brown and white tassels. Except for a couple of tiny holes this piece is in excellent condition. W: 47cm/18.5in and L: 75cm/29.5in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1256782 (stock #2775)
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$250.00
Superb Cambodian semi antique Khmer basket circa pre 1950. Excellent condition, with natural lacquer and some painted design. Woven with split bamboo it is still quite serviceable, please view enlargements to appreciate the detail of this weave- you will not find any genuinely old baskets in Cambodia anymore (or anywhere else for that matter). Dimensions: 27cm/11.8in diameter and 15cm/6in height. This is one of a near matched pair.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1256781 (stock #2774)
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$250.00
Superb Cambodian semi antique Khmer basket circa pre 1950. Excellent condition, with natural lacquer and some painted design. Woven with split bamboo it is still quite serviceable, please view enlargements to appreciate the detail of this weave- you will not find any genuinely old baskets in Cambodia anymore. Dimensions: 27cm/11.8in diameter and 15cm/6in height. This is one of a near matched.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1256373 (stock # 2766)
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$400.00
Rare semi antique supplementary warp silk embroidery on handspun indigo cotton, blanket from the diverse Tai ethnic group Vietnam/Laos. I collected this in Chiang Mai around 12 years ago and would date it around 40 to 80 years old. Nowadays you just can’t find this sort of textile anymore. Some embroidery losses and a hole along the edge (noted in enlargements) but overall in very good condition. Dimensions: 84cm/33in x 145cm/57in.