Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1273978 (stock #2902)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$300.00
Truncated bottle with incised peony and foliate scroll pattern in Yaozhou glaze circa mid 20th CE. H:13.5cm/5.3in and D: 13.5cm/5.3in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1980 item #1273783 (stock #2901)
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$120.00
Wonderfully carved wooden Lanna Thai animal, the hole in the mouth and lightly incised symbol underneath the base indicate this was meant to be a “lucky charm” or fetish of sorts. H: 7.5cm/3in and W: 4.8cm/1.9in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1272241 (stock #2886)
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$130.00
Rare tiger image carved from black coral; this has some Thai Khon script lightly incised on the surface indicating that this has some sort of “protective” power and is a fetish or amulet. The material is quite light in weight and has been lacquered with a patch of gold leaf applied-probably not more than 40 or 50 years old. H: 6.3cm/2.5in and W: 4.8cm/1.8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1960 item #1271285 (stock #2881)
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$300.00
Beautifully carved red Nephrite jade cong with carved bands and face. This piece is probably mid 20th century although copies from famous Neolithic sites like Liangzhu and Hongshan were commissioned as early as the Qianlong reign for discerning collectors. D: L: 5.6cm/2.2in and W: 2.2cm/.8in. This kind of jade is quite rare so much of the value in this piece lies in the stone as well as the workmanship.
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 : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1269857 (stock #2872)
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~Sold to the U.S., thanks a bunch!~ $350.USD
Exquisite pair of light turquoise small bowls with apocryphal zhuanshu seal script Yongzheng mark. It has been quite difficult trying to get the exact color with my photo editing software, so enlargement #3 best approximates the original color even if it does look a bit on the “lavenderish” side. These are exceptionally fine examples of Jingdezhen 1960s copies of imperial pieces and I will guarantee them to this time. Christies N.Y...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1268786 (stock #2868)
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$200.00
Vintage full length tube sarong from Attopu Province, Laos- either the Alak or Katu ethnic group. Excellent condition made from all natural dyes and handspun cotton thread. This piece is thickly woven and is very supple and soft, Circa 40 to 50 years old, vintage tribal textiles are almost impossible to find in Laos these days. L: 140cm/55in and total width 144cm/156.8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1268608 (stock #2866)
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$300.00
Unusual collection of 6 old “prayer cloths” from a Taoist Master’s ceremonial robe (see enlargement #7). For generic purpose’s these should be considered to be from the Mien group as they came from Vietnam and are circa 40 to 50 years old- woven from handspun cotton. They all have the same basic pattern indicating they are probably from the same priest’s outfit. These used to be quite easy to get about 15 years ago but now almost impossible to find...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1267450 (stock #2861)
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$220.00
Beautiful old classic Lao shoulder clothe, all natural dyes with hand spun silk threads. I picked this up on my first trip to Laos in the mid 1990s, at the Talat Sao Market, Vientiane and would date this to the 1970/80s. The fabric is incredibly soft and supple and may be worn (it is amazingly warm) as a scarf or hung as wall art. It has a few loose threads on the selvedge but otherwise in excellent condition with no holes or tears. W: 38cm/15in and L: 243cm/8ft.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1266724 (stock #2853)
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$80.00
Good monkey khik carved from wood, contrary to how I see these often advertised they have little to do with attracting women, but are worn by on the side by men for luck and prosperity. The symbolism goes way back to Hindu mythology where the Shiva lingam represents primordial creative energy and the Monkey God Hanuman embodies courage and devotion. L: 5cm/2in. Unlike the cast metal types, this is a one off item and good example of Thai folk art.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1265954 (stock #2845)
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$1200.00
Magnificent Sumbanese ikat from Waingapu, made from all vegetable dyed handspun cotton thread. I picked this up in 1988 and can safely date this 1970-1980. Created by a master weaver the themes are typically Sumbanese with skull tree, serpents, and human figures. This is a lively piece using only three basic colors and symmetrical design to achieve a well balanced effect, missing in the weird and colorful contemporary weavings sold in the tourist bazaars of Denpasar, Bali...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1265949 (stock #2843)
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$80.00
Old 5 panel cover collected in Uzbekistan in the late 1990s. It is woven from all handspun and naturally dyed thread. The two central off white panels may be spun from some sort of bast fiber and the rest is wool. This mostly flat woven with some floating stitches and simple embroidered patterns, other than it came from Bokara and I don’t know ethnic group it is from. It is bordered on the ends with typical Central Asian ikat silk and I am guessing this piece is 50 years or more...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1265693 (stock #2841)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$120.00
Good quality Jingdezhen vase with red underglaze lion and well executed apocryphal Guangxu reign mark on the bottom circa 1960s, excellent condition. H: 19cm/7.5in and D: 11cm/4.2in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1960 item #1265553 (stock #2837)
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$280.00
Quirky enameled aluminum repousse wood framed panel with two fish, “good luck” fu and dragon’s gate characters. This would have been given to someone after to graduating or obtaining a job promotion to wish them success in their future endeavors. The “socialist” aluminum and red enamels indicate this would have been made in the early period of the People’s Republic of China, predating the Cultural Revolution so it is from the 1950s or 60s...
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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1264372 (stock #2832)
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$400.00
Vintage textile from Attopu Province, Laos- either the Alak or Katu ethnic group. Excellent condition made from all natural dyes and handspun cotton thread with indigo ikat diamond pattern, circa 50 years old- W: 141cm55.5in an L: 208cm/82in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1263393 (stock #2820)
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$210.00
Men’s tunic from the Chin ethnic group, most likely from the Hakha Township, Chin State. I purchased this in the 1990s and it is not very old- probably made in the 80s or 70s. This is an authentic ceremonial piece worn only on special occasions; I have listed this mainly for comparison to an antique piece I previously listed. I have not seen any more of these during the past 10 years of my usual buying trips, although I assume they are still being made locally in Myanmar...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1263172 (stock #2813)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$220.00
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...