Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1357518 (stock #4064)
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$220.00
Nice old supple Bokara carpet circa 1920- some worn areas and about 5cm missing from the head ends. All wool with natural earthy colors. L:1.85m72in and W: 1.23m/48in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1357516 (stock #4062)
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$220.00
Good Turkmen Tekke “Bukhara” carpet. This piece has a few tiny holes that can’t be seen when lying on the floor and minor repairs. The kilim head ends are missing but over all very a very pretty rug with an intricate design and very supple weave and soft wool. Circa 1920, L: 160cm/63in and W: 110cm/43in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1357137 (stock #4060)
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$325.00
Rare Yue glazed, four lugged jar with attractive “iron” spot from the Western Jin Dynasty (265-420). This piece is fully glazed on the outside with some degradation on the inner mouthrim annd shoulder, having said this the glaze is stable with no fritting- there is one tiny chip on edge of mouthrim and a firing chip on the base, which I would deem insignificant on this type of piece...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1355810 (stock #4053)
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$400.00
Rare green notched, Qingbai bowl, circa Southern Song Dynasty, porcelain quality from a Jingdezhen kiln with abstract incised pattern. Here is one firing flaw noted in last enlargement i.e., glazed over firing crack on one side only- does not go through to the other side. D: 17.2/6.8cm and H: 6cm/2.3in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1355365 (stock #4048)
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$280.00
Complete set of horse/donkey bags circa late 19th to early 20th century. Please see enlargements: the flat weave edge on panel is missing and the central panel has about 4cm missing on each horizontal side (see enlargements again). Please note the last two photos show the inside and original colors. I reckon you could put these on the back of your motorcycle as saddle bags. L: 136cm/53in and W: 56cm/22in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1355196 (stock #4046)
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$120.00
Qing Dynasty, 19th century sitting carpet with red field and moon flower vein pattern. Lots of repair (see enlargements). L: 125cm/49 in and W: 64cm/25in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1354114 (stock #4037)
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$135.00
Alabaster Shan Buddha circa 18th century. This has been left out in the sun and rain for the past 10 years so the surface has begun to degrade (a good lesson in the Buddhist fundamental of Anicca: the impermanence of all things). The head has been reattached. The base is hollow: the only example I have ever seen with this. H: 27cm/10.6in and W: 11cm/4.2in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1353680 (stock #4031)
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$300.00
Nice old pre war shop sign from Hong Kong. The characters read Yuan Sheng Tai. It has been suggested to me this from a rice shop, although I am not sure- I am assuming the characters refer to the name of the owner. Very heavy hard wood, weighs about 8kg. H: 98cm/38.5in and W: 44cm/7.2in one chip on upper right hand corner. Lovely old Hong Mu wood with nice grain.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1920 item #1353330 (stock #4027)
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$550.00
Old and rare Angami Naga shamilami design, three paneled wrap woven by the Meitei of the Manipur State of India and used as a trade/tribute cloth to the Nagas. Made from very fine hand spun cotton weft and silk warp in natural dyes. The fabric is incredibly smooth and supple and must be touched to really appreciate the fine quality. The embroidered “floating weft” pattern consists of owls, horses, elephants and flowers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1352729 (stock #4021)
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$150.00
Ensemble of three Nepali butter churning stick holders from Nepali hill minorities. Nice worn patina, circa 60 to 90 years old, the one on the right appears to be older. No kitchen should be without these! The large one has a crack at the end, see last enlargement for scale.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1352727 (stock #4019)
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$225.00
Fine old Iban Bidang circa 1920 with intriguing “water strider” motif, there are a few deer (rusa) and a spirit figure in this pattern as well. Collected in Sarawak in 2006. Aside from some fine yellow lines bordering the side panels this is made from all natural dyes and handspun cotton. Out of the five I have left from this group on my oipnion this is the best one in terms of color and age.There is a moderate hole and minor tear noted in enlargements...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1352290 (stock #4017)
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$150.00
Good early 20 the century Miao wedding blanket from Antai area, Guangxi Zhuang, China. The base is made from all handspun cotton with silk and cotton warp embroidered geometrical floral pattern and swastika meander at lower border, the entire piece is framed in a handspun indigo border (possibly original). There is one hole on the cotton border and minor discoloration/fading in the center. 72cm/28.5in x 77cm/30 in, with border 110cm/43in x 108cm/42in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1352073 (stock #4015)
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$2000.00
Large Yuan Dynasty Mei Ping jar with rare aquamarine glaze. There is one firing crack on the side which I can fill with ceramic putty that would mitigate the visual impact, otherwise excellent condition. As my photo software tends to flatten images somewhat I have included one of it lying on the side. H: 29.5cm/11.5in and D: 21cm/8.2in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1351593 (stock #4006)
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$220.00
Nice old red and black lacquered Cambodian Siri (betel) box container with foliate scroll pattern incised on the surface. Minor lacquer losses and restoration consistent with an antique piece. The art of Cambodian lacquer production has had a minor renaissance in recent years but this mainly done for the decorative art export market, items made for local village use this has pretty much died out after Khmer Rouge Era and advent of cheap Chinese plastic boxes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1350701 (stock #3191)
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Collection of five small terra cotta Buddhist votive plaques from the Mon culture circa 10th to 12th centuries. Average dimensions- H: 4.3cm/1.7in and W: 3.5cm/1.4in. Condition as pictured. Free worldwide shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1349919 (stock #3179)
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$250.00
Southern Song Qingbai bowl with classic aquamarine glaze. There is one hairline crack note in last enlargement. D: 18cm/7.1in and H: 6.2cm/2.5in ‘
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1347138 (stock #3153)
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$450.00
Exceptionally rare baby blanket from the Tujia weavers of Longshan County, Hunan Province, China. I have been looking for one of these for years and this is the first complete blanket I have ever found, albeit the lower two border panels come from a different piece. This incorporates the unique white tiger motif (see enlargement #3) which is believed to give the baby protection...
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 : Southeast Asian : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1340355 (stock #3322)
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$320.00
Fine and rare pair of “rice gods” carved from durable iron wood (Belian) from the Kayan people of Sarawak. These were kept in the rafter in rice storage containers as protective spirits to guard the harvested padi. Nice old matched male and female (mother father) pair circa late 19th to early 20th century. Orignally these were on the end of a long stick that was stuck in the rice, but these have been cut to make them appear more “sellable”...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1338668 (stock #3304)
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Five Dynasties or Early Northern Song Ding Type (possibly Qingbai) bowl, with broad lip around the mouthrim. The body is high fired and porcelaneous with a greenish white glaze. Excellent original condition, D: 15.7cm/5.9in and H: 5cm/1.9in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1338265 (stock #3300)
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$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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1337454 (stock #3294)
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Good circa late Republic to Early PROC, bell shaped inkstone with poem by the Tang Poet, Zhang Ji inscribed on the back...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1336758 (stock #3238)
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$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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1333416 (stock # 3224)
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$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 : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1333142 (stock #3220)
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$120.00
Song Dynasty celadon bowl with molded and incised lotus design on the side. Examining the surface at first, I pretty much expected this piece to be heavily restored, but after poking and scratching it a bit this is just the original condition. This piece has some kiln warpage but other than that it’s good. D: 15.3cm/8in and H: 5.7cm/2.3in.
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...
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)
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$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...
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1323001 (stock #3130)
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$450.00
Nice old Tibetan rug with wool warp and weft. The knots are quite big which gives a pleasant folksy feel. There is one hole and a small tear on the side (noted in enlargements), the colors are muted and pastel, I am guessing this has a combination of aniline and natural dyes and would date this to late 19th/early 20th century. L: 148cm/58in and W: 87cm/34in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1321691 (stock #3120)
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$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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1319261 (stock #2093)
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Pair of unique and eclectic Shan lacquer images, from Thai/Burmese border. These are used for grinding down to make medicine or magic potions. The larger one is molded of compressed powder (the head has been broken off and glued back on) and unused circa 50 years old, the smaller one is hand carved from what looks to be a root and is circa 100 years old...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1316698 (stock #3156)
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$150.00
Old Chinese stone ware bottle. This shape is fairly generic and could date anywhere from Jin Dynasty to Ming, so I am taking the middle road and attributing it as Yuan. The mouth is chipped but it has a nice shape, note my photo editing software tend to truncate images, so this piece is more elegant in real life than the photos indicate. The glaze has traces of a paraffin patina. H: 24cm/9.5in and D: 18cm/7in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1313479 (stock #3144)
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$320.00
Antique wool pile on cotton warp and weft antique rug from the Turkic speaking province of Xinjiang, China circa 19th or early 20th century. L: 2.75m/9ft and W: 1.6m/5ft2in. Just washed and worn down to warp and weft in the center and minor damage on one end noted in last enlargement. Please examine enlargements carefully for condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1311592 (stock #3139)
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$1200.00
Exceptionally rare, handled drinking vessel from the Liao (Khitan) people, circa 907 CE to 1279 CE. There are very few Liao pottery pieces in collections today so this piece would of interest to anyone specializing in this period. Please note last enlargement for reference of a similarly shaped gilt silver piece dating form this period. This particular type of jar shows a much closer affinity with Central Asian cultures than the Han...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1309871 (stock #3132)
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$600.00
Fine and rare large conch shell pendant from Central Thailand Bronze Age, Ban Chiang or Lopburi cultures circa 300-500 CE. Superb condition with minimal calcification may still be worn! Included is a museum quality perspex stand (total H: 14.5cm/5.6in). Maximum D: 7.7cm/3in and W: 3.4cm/1.5in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Architectural Elements : Pre 1920 item #1302935 (stock # 3079)
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$70.00
Lovely antique suanzhi wood planing tool. I bought this because of the anthropomorphic shape in the center which looks vaguely like a Zhu Ming or Han Dynasty tomb figure. Circa 50 to 80 years old, this is a nice “stand alone” art piece or can be repurposed for antique Chinese furniture repair. There are a couple of checks in the wood as can be seen in enlargements. L: 19cm/7.5in, W: 6.5cm/2.7in and 4cm/1.5 at its thickest point.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1302652 (stock #3074)
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$250.00
Ensemble of vintage and antique carved carnelians. The small rings are circa 30 or 40 years old, the peaches and leaves are pre World War 2 and the small monkeys are late Qing- Early Republic. A couple of the rings have cracks/inclusions while one peach and leaf are broken where the hole would have gone. Total 19 pieces- see enlargements for metric scale. Ideal for jewelry makers and bead designers. Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1297769 (stock #3050)
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$1500.00
Exceptionally rare small storage jar with typical Burmese style floral scrolls under a green tin based glaze. Probably originally from the Mon, Pegu (Bago) kiln. The inside of the jar is glazed in a cream colored glaze and presumably the decoration is done in the same glaze under the green. H: 28cm/11in and D: 22cm/8.6in. There is some wear on the on the shoulder and rim with one chip on he mouthrim.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1910 item #1293962 (stock #3036)
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$130.00
Good Qing Dynasty nephrite archer’s ring. This is a small size and may be worn on the finger as a normal ring. Excellent condition, no chips or cracks- one naturally occurring inclusion. Outer D: 2.8cm, inner D: 2cm, and H: 2.2cm. Free shipping via Hong Kong registered airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1289589 (stock #3022)
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$800.00
Beautiful circa 1880 area rug from the Shirwan area in the Caucasus. This has been restored, repaired, reselvedged and head ends stabilized over the years, so examine the enlargements closely. To get this kind of repair now would cost a lot more than what I am asking it. The drawing is still quite clear and sharp with a very charming design. All natural dyes- 149cm/58.5in x 107cm/42in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1285949 (stock #3005)
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$280.00
Very rare man’s ceremonial tunic from the Chin ethnic group, probably Falam Township, Chin State Myanmar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1284415 (stock #2997)
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$100.00
Fine embroidered patch possibly from an old Chinese baby hat or one of the many Miao groups but to be honest I am not sure. The pattern seems more abstract than a typical Chinese piece with crimped metal alloy decorations. Circa 60 to 90 years old with very intricate and detailed stitching- minor losses to some of the metal bits. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail. L: 17.5cm/7in and W: 14cm/5.5in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1284407 (stock #2995)
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$160.00
Exquisitely embroidered small Chinese purse circa early 20th century with flowers and a butterfly. The small purse with the string is purely decorative- there are two pockets under the flap and one wallet type pocket in the back. Aside from one stain this is in perfect condition. Dimensions when folded 9cm/3.5in x 9cm/3.5in. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Air Mail include.
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1910 item #1263385 (stock #2819)
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$320.00
Ensemble of six Qing Dynasty red agate and carnelian pieces carved into babies, bats and a “foo” dog face. Originally these were meant to be sewn on clothing- possibly a woman's cap, now they are strung on a macraméd faux silk chord. tThe pieces tend to hang too close together in the center or may be worn as a choker- a possible remedy might be to insert a wire into the chord to stiffen it up a bit. Otherwise I am selling these as set, ideal for a bead or jewelry desig...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1256688 (stock #2771)
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$800.00
Rare antique silk Cambodian ikat lower garment. H: 90cm/35.5in L: 2.1m/7ft10in. with a twill weave; unique among Southeast Asian textiles. This skill died out during the reign of the Khmer Rouge and has not yet recovered the skills and technique to make a textile of this quality. The size of this piece indicates it would have been worn by an upper class family much like a pantaloon with center being passed through the legs and tucked into the waist. This is a very old style and may be ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1256370 (stock #2764)
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$300.00
Good circa 19th CE bronze Buddha from the Shan people in Burma. I found this in Mae Sai, along the Thai/Burmese border in 1998. The style is rather quirky but the face is typically Shan with Burmese gold and black lacquer. There are a few chips to the lacquer otherwise perfect condition. H: 14.7cm/5.9in and W: 5.7cm/2.3in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1241023 (stock #2735)
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$300.00
Good Han Dynasty, 206BCE-220CE, terra cotta hen with trances of original lead green glaze on lower half. An excellent example of the Impressionistic style by early Chinese potters. H: 14cm/5.5in and L: 11cm/4.2in.