Abhaya Asian Antiques
Collection of cigarette lighters from the 1950s and 1960s these all have varying degrees of silver in them as well as minor “knocks” and “dings”. These were made in Bangkok, Thailand and this standard of craftsmanship is no longer being done. In terms of repousse work and sterling standard of silver the one pictured individually is best, although the hinge has been repaired. These pre-date the Vietnam War era...
Rare Thai silver niello gold plated Zippo lighter case. It’s about 50 to 60 years old and in good working order. I have collected Thai lighters since the 70s and this is the only one with gold and niello I have ever seen.
Exceptionally fine old Thai “Siam Silver” repousse Zippo lighter case with Apsaras, Erawan and Garuda depicted. I have collected about 7 of these since 1974 and this is the finest one I have ever seen. This one has workmanship on all sides except the bottom where it has a Siam Sterling hallmark and the initials D J M etched; normally these are only worked on the front and back...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Tools : Pre 1950 item #1156207 (stock #2427)
Quirky bamboo rice cutter from Southern Laos, most likely this is from one of the ethnic minorities up in the hills. 50 years old is a ballpark guess on the age, an unusual item and the only one I have seen. Nice patina- the blade is rusted but no damage and the handle has some bug holes and is fairly delicate. H: 43cm/17in and W: 31cm/12.7in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Tools : Pre 1970 item #1150445 (stock #2399)
Rare net repairing tool from the Vietnamese Nùng ethnic minority, who are closely related to the Zhuang people in Southwest China. This is carved from buffalo horn and still has a length of handspun plant fiber cord. This difficult to date as I can find no references on this particular item, suffice to say it predates the use of cheaper and easier to obtain plastic versions, so a conservative dating of about 40 years will do. Perfect condition and L: 19cm/7.5in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Time Pieces : Pre 1960 item #1131804 (stock #2357)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Rare and quirky planting calendar from the Shan State, Burma, you won’t find this on Ebay! Circa over 50 years old, dimensions are in last enlargement-scale in centimeters.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1960 item #1082493 (stock #2357)
Pair of carved bone knives from the Karen people Northern Thai/Burmese border, circa 50 years old. These are used in healing rituals to symbolically cut someone to let out the evil spirits or illness out. Please note in scale in enlargements is in centimeters.