Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
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 : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1306077 (stock #3104)
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$200.00
Good Yuan Dynasty shallow saucer with impressed lotus and incised lotus leaf pattern on outside. There is a hairline crack on this piece. It is very thinly potted for a Yuan piece and aside from the hairline is in excellent condition. D: 15.4cm/6.1in and H: 3.2cm/1.2in
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 : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1299359 (stock #3061)
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$1200.00
Very fine silk and cotton Northern Chin heirloom men’s blanket most likely from the Falam or Matupi township, Burma, circa 1920. This is in outstanding condition with just some minor surface stains which could be easily cleaned and a couple of pinholes. L: 210cm/82.5in and W: 140cm/55.2in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1298088 (stock #3053)
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$320.00
Large pale green glazed plate with incised decoration, most likely from the Thantwe kiln near present day Rangoon, Burma. Excavated from the Tak Burial site near, Mae Sot along the Thai/Burmese border. This can be reliable dated to least 14th/16th centuries due to other known and datable ceramics from China and Thailand that were found in the same strata...
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. I would consider this an antique heirloom blanket between 1910-1940 finely woven from hand spun cotton thread and natural dyes. This incorporates the classic Chin diamond twill weft pattern as well as double side embroidery...
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...
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...
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 : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1275984 (stock #2929)
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$220.00
Charming pair of late 19th to early 20th century granite stone lions from Southern China. H: 6in/15.icm and L: 4.2in/11cm.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1240083 (stock #2733)
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$220.00
Genuine antique Shan lacquer box circa late 19thCE. Most Burmese lacquer being offered on the internet purported to be antique are vintage at best and new at worst. I acquired this in Yunnan, China along the Burmese border but of Shan (nationality in China). Although there is some damage the craftsmanship is exquisite which is why I put a grain of sand in a couple of the images to put the work into perspective...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1239021 (stock #2715)
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$400.00
Unusual “pile” of old glass cylinder beads picked up in Mae Sot, Thailand along the Burmese border about 6 years ago and are from Burma. These were meant for Victorian Era, British colonials who most likely used them for beaded curtains. I assuming these are of Bohemian, Czech (possibly Japanese) manufacture but am certain that they are old- circa late 19th/early 20th century. There are 20 strands with around 20 8cm beads per strand and total length of 1.75cm/5ft9in ea, so about 400 beads...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1217615 (stock #2679)
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$400.00
Exceptionally fine small aventurine bangle from early Thai Bronze Age Lopburi Culture circa 500 BC . This item is slightly flattened at the bottom but in perfect original condition. Outer D: 6.2cm/2.4in and inner D: 4.6cm/1.8in. References Pre-History Ornaments and Beads in Thailand Vol. 1 Pasark River Basin (note last enlargement) & Early Cultures of Mainland Southeast Asia by Charles Higham.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1217248 (stock #2570)
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$500.00
This is an exceptionally rare Shan (aka Dai, Tai) altar figure carved from very heavy and tough iron wood, circa 19th CE. As with almost all the ethnic groups from this region in Southeast Asia, local animist and ancestor traditions coexist or are integrated with the predominantly Buddhist religion. This piece came from the Shan State, Burma and is H: 14.7cm5.8in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1179072 (stock #2493)
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$600.00
Fine and rare antique Bouyi, Buyi three paneled wedding blanket with supplementary weft silk embroidered pattern...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1150051 (stock #2397)
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$160.00
60 glass shards excavated in Afghanistan that have been knapped and drilled into pendants/beads. Many have an intense opalescent (dichroic?) patina. They are quite thin and date to around the 500 CE, possibly late Roman. There are 60 pieces in total and may be used in contemporary jewelry settings. Scale in enlargement is metric.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1910 item #1134769 (stock #2366)
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$140.00
Quirky glass ring emulating agate. This piece came from China but possibly is a trade object. I acquired this in a lot of other ancient pieces. A conservative dating to this is Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and guarantees it to this period. There is one crack as well as some bubble burst pitting on the surface. Outer D: 2.8cm and inner D: 1.9cm.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1910 item #1125325 (stock #2354)
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$125.00
Pair of “opium scales” from Laos, these came from Luang Prabang but were used through much of Southeast Asia. Most likely these were used in everyday trading whether it was pork meat to big chunks of opium and are quite simple with lead applied to one end as a counterweight and the scale being measured in hash marks along the sides. The opposite ends have been inlaid with small rectangular pieces of a darker wood (possibly buffalo horn?), a subtle but attractive decoration. Some wear as t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1091719 (stock #2376)
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$150.00
Quirky Qing Dynasty toggle seal with opposing crouching animal and human figures, the script translates Dou Shu (name) Meditation Hall. There are two minor crack in the wood highlighted in enlargements with red arrows. May be worn as a pendant. L: 7cm/2.8in and W: 1.9cm/.8in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1060306 (stock #2293)
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$40.00
Three strands of 19th century colonial trade beads from Venice, combination of red and yellow “white hearts” (all three for $100.USD). 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 is metric. Total lengths each~ 66cm/26in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #988613 (stock #2130)
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$150.00
Rare “Phra Ha Roi” (literally 500 Buddhas but in practice means a lot of tiny images) late Haripunchai, terra cotta votive fragment. This piece dates to the late period circa 12th-13th CE from the last remaining Mon city state in what is now Thailand that was eventually conquered and assimilated into the Northern Thai Lanna Kingdom. Worn surface- as to be expected from an excavated pottery object and comes with a museum quality Perspex stand. H: 10cm/4in x W: 10cm/4in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #943531 (stock #2083)
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$320.00
Fine old Cambodian lacquered woven bamboo betel box. No damage or restoration other than natural wear, as to be expected. Any lacquer coming from Southeast Asia with no signs of use is a strong indicator that its new. Circa 60 to 90 years old. D: 21.5cm/8.5in and H: 9cm/3.5in
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #883908 (stock #2030)
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$400.00
Unique clear glass Sino Tibetan image of a Dakini, most likely cast from a mold. Basically even with the usual clay images it is problematic dating them as the molds may be old but the item recently made, this piece has traces of compacted soil, surface pitting and wear, as well as small Ming Dynasty Buddhist and Taoist clear glass charms having been documented, I feel a circa 100 year plus is a conservative dating. Having circumambulated the Jokhang on many occasions mainly to check out the B...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #757767 (stock #1824)
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$630.00
Fine and rare two paneled silk embroidered “wedding blanket” from the small Maonan minority people of northern Guangxi Zhuang Province. This piece is 60 to 90 years old with a hand spun cotton foundation and hand spun silk. The frontal surface of the blanket is decorated with embroidered floral and phoenix symbols and key fret pattern highlighted by “floating weft” threads. The Maonan number just a little over 100,000 souls and are closely related to the Zhuang who are probab...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #754942 (stock #1820)
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SOLD
Exceptionally rare “wedding blanket” panel from the Tujia people of Guizhou, China, early 20th century, circa 80 years old or more. This is only the 2nd Tujia textile I have seen with a horse motif. Made of all handspun cotton with some silk yarn embellishments. Excellent condition. L: 1.25m/49.5in and W: 36cm/14in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #624064 (stock #1477)
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$340.00
Very rare Northern Chin woman’s embroidered skirt circa 50 to 80 years old, Chin State, Burma. All hand woven in two panels with a silk warp and cotton weft. There is some minor fading in a few places but the condition and quality of the cloth is outstanding. Chin textiles are much under appreciated in the West due to the remoteness of their region as well as the subtle patterns which seem simple but are technically some of the most complex and intricate of any ethnic group in the wo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #594387 (stock #1424)
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$600.00
Very rare late 19th- to early 20th CE storage basket from the Bidayuh people of Sarawak. For basket collectors this is a real “classic”. The lid is made from the skin of a sambar deer while the basket plaiting is all rattan with some bamboo slats on one side as a cushion; also the basket is lined inside with peeled wood. There are a few very minor repairs and holes here and there but overall I would consider this piece in very good condition given its age and environment. The lid is ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #579705 (stock #1387)
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$1200.00
Fine and rare classical old Cambodian silk lower garment, approximately 60 to 90 years old. This piece may be worn either by men or women. It was originally sewn together and stepped into like a sarong skirt however it was given one fold in the front and then twisted from the bottom and pulled between the legs and tucked in the front and secured to the waist with a silk sash or belt to form a pantaloon type garment The frog pattern is very rare and the only one of I have yet to see. Over...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #569846 (stock #1364)
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$210.00
Nice old Cambodian woven bamboo lacquered scroll box with simple a mother of pearl inlay design, circa late 19th to early 20th CE. This is an unusually large piece in good original condition; the body is still pliable, the top is a bit scuffed on the lid- to be expected from an old item. H: 42cm/16.5in and D: 13cm/5.1.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Pre 1920 item #301869 (stock #0567)
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$110.00
Ten old color full-page magazine pictures from Le Petit Journal enclosed in clear plastic envelopes plus an additional fourteen pages of misc. (not pictured) adverts and other bits. They date between 1896 and 1898. In good condition suitable for framing. 45cm/17.8 and 31cm/12in actual page size.