Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1492 item #1260151 (stock #2906)
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$220.00
Good bronze spear head collar with beautiful green patina typical of Khmer bronze. The iron point is very much degraded (as to be expected) and one spot of “crust” noted in last enlargement. L 17cm/6.7in.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1492 item #1258546 (stock #2795)
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$600.00
Mysterious bronze handled knife with iron blade from Cambodia. Very quirky “dragon” handled knife with original bronze sheath bindings, this could possibly be a type of early “meed mor” (Thai magic knife), but to be honest I cannot find any references to this design and style although the pommel has an uncanny resemblance to “Knife with Dragon-Headed Handle, Ordos Type, 14th cent” in the Harvard Art Museum- just google this...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1900 item #1239665 (stock #2719)
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$400.00
Good kris knife acquired from a Brunei collection, the blade on this is circa 100 years old while the handle and sheath are about 20 years only. The blade has a fine cutting edge and is in excellent condition with no nicks or breakage. Total L: 52cm/20.5in, blade L: 35cm/13.8in.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1900 item #1233630 (stock #2699)
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~Sold to Hong Kong~ $250.USD
Fine Qing Dynasty glass archer’s ring emulating white jade. Glass archer’s rings are much rarer than jade one’s, given the fragility of the material. There are two “fleabite” sized chips noted in second enlargement and scale is noted in metric in the last.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Thai : Jewelry : Pre 1990 item #1217757 (stock #2682)
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$120.00
Hard wood “khik” from Thailand. This amulet has a woman laying across the penis and is specifically made for a woman, to protect her against rape and theft. These are usually carved by specially trained monks- the higher the monk’s reputation in this field the more power the amulet is believed to wield. This one would not be worn but kept in a lady’s bag or pocket...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1217262 (stock #2672)
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$200.00
Good old Northern Thai sword (dha). This piece has rattan bindings with a silver pommel. The scabbard and blade match but are not original as the blade is about 10cm shorter than meant for the sword. L: 70cm/27.5in and the blade is 37cm/14.5in. The blade is sharp but a bit rusty. Originally there was circa 1920’s Rama the 8th coin stuck in the pommel, I have found another 1930s coin as a replacement which you can glue in if you want.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1217259 (stock #2571)
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$2200.00
Exceptionally fine and rare pair of Northern Thai swords circa late 19th- early 20th CE. The dha (long sword) is L: 110cm/43.2in, the blade is 70cm/27.5in, and the short sword is L: 62cm/24.4in, the blade L: 36cm/14.cm. Both have silver pommels, rattan bindings and wood handles and scabbards. The dha has a beveled spine and is 8mm at the forte, the short sword has a rounded spine is 11mm at the forte, both blades are near as sharp as razors and of good quality steel...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1900 item #1184172 (stock #2522)
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~Sold to the Netherlands, dank u wel!~ $550.USD
Fine and rare Dayak sword circa late 19th century. Total L: 66cm/26in, blade L: 38cm/14.9in. The wood handle and scabbard are exquisitely carved and the blade (an old replacement) has a very sharp cutting edge. During my last visit to Sarawak in 2005 I did not see any genuinely antique complete swords for sale. This piece was acquired from an Australian collection last year and I suspect that most heirloom swords are now only in overseas collections...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Chinese : Contemporary item #1173203 (stock #2460)
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$130.00
Very fine traditional Tibetan or Bhutanese robe (chuba) handwoven sash with P’ulo-tigma (wax resist/tie dye) red and black medallions, composed of wool (possibly Yak?) weft and cotton warp. My original intention was use this to make borders for an antique Tibetan rug, but it seems a shame to cut up such a nice piece. This was sourced from Tibetan traders from Dharamshala and is contemporary using traditional techniques. L: 3.8m/12.4ft x W: 14cm/5.5in.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Thai : Contemporary item #1173047 (stock #2458)
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$120.00
Complete set of five Shan Buddhist images comprised of a Buddha three monks and a chedi. These are covered with traditional gold and back lacquer and the bodies are made from compressed powdered herbs or temple incense ash. These have a quirky abstract quality to them, their facelessness represents that the individual is inconsequential but has the potential for becoming a Buddha, on the bottom are the eight Burmese zodiac symbols based on the days of the week...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Thai : Pre 1960 item #1155899 (stock #2425)
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$100.00
Good bamboo handled knife from the Karen ethnic group Northern Thai/Burma border. Total length 31cm/12in with good edge- small nick at the tip off the blade which could be honed out, about 50 years old.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Pre 1990 item #1144271 (stock #2385)
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$75.00
Be the first kid on your block to own a 1985 original film poster of the Thai movie~ Magic Lizard (King-ka Kayasit). Directed by Sampote Sands and starring some guy in a Frilled Lizard rubber suit. Having perused a couple of blogs (email me if you want the links), it seems that Sampote Sands did for Thai Cinema what Ed Woods did for Hollywood. No tears or pinholes (a couple of smudges on the edge). 78cm/30.8in x 55cm/21.8in. Your inner child demands that you buy this poster!
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Pre 1980 item #1064390 (stock #2312)
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$250.00
Chinese poster of a painting printed at the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976, originally painted 1974 by a well known Chinese artist: Lu Yifei (1931 to 2005) -studied under Wu Fan, Lu Yanshao, Pan Tianshou, Deng Bai, and Song Chung-yuan. Titled: "Warm Snowy Night", depicting a cozy winter setting in a Shanghai Department Store...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Thai : Jewelry : Pre 1990 item #1058815 (stock #2268)
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~Sold to Singapore, thaks la!~
Very finely carved buffalo horn “khik” from Thailand. This amulet has a woman laying across the penis and is specifically made for a woman, to protect her against rape and theft, the monkey represents Hanuman and is a charm to ensure happiness and fidelity in marriage. These are usually carved by specially trained monks- the higher the monk’s reputation in this field the more power the amulet is believed to wield. This one would not be worn but kept in a lady’s bag or pocket...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Contemporary item #1058320 (stock #2262)
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$350.00
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 two 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...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Historical : Pre 1970 item #1013122 (stock #2195)
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$700.00
Very fine niello inlay silver box with a depiction of the Royal Barge on the Chao Phraya River floating past Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn) flanked by apsaras on the lid and burlwood interior. The front reads “To Admiral Sir David Luce with best wishes from Admiral (signed) Chammarnand Layndvla, Bangkok, 5, January 1962”. Possibly given as a diplomatic going away gift, in 1960 Sir David Luce was appointed Commander-in-chief Far East, and was promoted to First Sea Lord 1963...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1001700 (stock #2145)
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Sold to the U.S., thanks a bunch!
Exceptionally fine and rare circa early 20th CE, “Dha” from the Tai Yong subgroup in Lamphun, Province Thailand. Aside from a few chips and scrapes on surface (please note the finely plaited bamboo wrapping on the handle under the several layers of lacquer) this piece is in fine condition with a good well honed steel blade. The pommel is capped with silver and the traditional tasseled rope belt on a rubber sleeve was probably replaced around 40 to 50 years ago...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1800 item #915827 (stock #2044)
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~Sold~ $1200.USD
Exceptionally fine Northern Thai/Lanna knife. The bronze handle dates to 18th century or earlier so in the context of Greater Thai history it would be the Ayutthaya period. I had the damascene blade and burl wood and buffalo horn scabbard added by Thai master craftsmen in Bangkok; these components are made with the highest quality materials available...