Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Tools : Pre 1900 item #1258539 (stock #2793)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$220.00
Rare and unusual Iban pottery pattern paddle carved from durable Iron 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...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Tools : Pre AD 1000 item #1050314 (stock #2253)
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~sold to Hong Kong~ $400.USD
Ensemble of very old and fine ancient carved bone ornaments and implements. I doubt if these all came from the same site but I bought them all from the same source. Obviously of interest to the specialist collector, these all date within the 1st millennium BCE or earlier, as follows….. 1# arched carved pendant depicting facing mythical beasts...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Culinary : Pre AD 1000 item #914146 (stock #2039)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
~Sold to Begium, dank u!~ $250.USD
Fine and rare, elegantly shaped bronze spoon with a “fishtail” handle from the Tang Dynasty. This piece is in excellent condition with an excellent black patina. L: 24cm/9.5in.