Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1960 item #1258541 (stock #2794)
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$170.00
Old mask from East or Central Timor. The previous owner told me, what well might be an apocryphal tale, that this was recovered from “secret hiding place” after a brush fire that was caused by a skirmish between Fretilin and the Indonesian Army during the 1970’s...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Tools : Pre 1900 item #1258539 (stock #2793)
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$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 : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1258536 (stock #2792)
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$800.00
Pair of exceptionally rare small Cizhou gray stoneware bottles covered with a white slip and off white semi transparent glaze, circa early 1100 CE from a northern kiln. Bottle #1 has bubble burst on the mouth which I filled (probably shouldn’t have) noted in enlargements while the bottle #2 is in perfect original condition. #1 dimensions- H: 12cm/4.8in and D: 7.5cm/3in, #2 dimensions- H: 12.8cm/5in and D: 7.5cm/3in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1258532 (stock #2791)
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$600.00
Good Ming Longquan very heavy bowl with very rare impressed concentric key fret and lotus flower medallion and inner pattern of cranes stalking amidst a lotus garden, symbolizing longevity and purity. It is worth noting every crane is in a different pose. There is one very fine firing “hairline” inside the foot that does not extend through the body, otherwise in perfect original condition. D: 16cm/6.2in and H: 8.5cm/3.3in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1257847 (stock #2790)
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$120.00
Good 20th century vintage circa 1960/1970 ikat sarong from the tiny island of Savu, Indonesia. This piece is in perfect condition with all natural dyes. H: 158cm/62in and W: 112cm/44in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1257846 (stock #2789)
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$350.00
Exceptionally fine early 20th century antique ikat sarong from the tiny island of Savu, Indonesia. The weave is a bit course indicating this was made from local native cotton, rather than handspun imported material. This piece is in perfect condition with 6 narrow patterned bands of floating weft. All dyes are organic also note in last enlargement that the narrow blue and white bands are ikat dyed in groupings of only four strands...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1257835 (stock #2788)
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$320.00
Rare ikat blanket from Sumba, Indonesia, although weavings from this island are quite popular collectibles it is very uncommon to find genuine antiques from this group. I traveled there in 1988 and did not see anything that I would qualify as antique. This piece is pre 1920 possibly late 19th century and was acquired from an old Dutch collection and is woven with all handspun threads and natural dyes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1257459 (stock #2787)
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$700.00
One of kind Cizhou type stoneware vase from a Northern Kiln circa 11th/12th CE, with amber brown glaze and large greenish splash running down the side. Conventional wisdom would suggest that this should be Jin Dynasty but the unusual glaze and the way the bottom sharply narrows at the base is atypical, so Xi Xia is a best guess on my part however the dating is guaranteed. Excellent original condition- H: 19.2cm/7.5in and D: 12cm/4.8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1960 item #1257335 (stock # 2786)
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$110.00
Old Chinese bamboo bitong around 50 or 60 years old. A few checks in the surface but none of them go all the way through the body, an attractive rustic looking piece with nice patina and is quite large, H: 27cm/106in and D:13cm/5.1.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1257213 (stock #2785)
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$80.00
Ensemble of 5 coins from the brief but historically very important reign of Qin Shi Huang Di, 221 to 206 BCE, considered the first emperor to unify China. Examine enlargements for condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1492 item #1257211 (stock #2784)
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$400.00
Rare late Southern Song Dynasty (1127CE – 1279CE),” drawer type” She inkstone, with some liwan luowen "golden star” markings, these may be noted by the presence of scattered particles of what appears to be mica and has a sparkling effect. Some chips on the top as may be noted in the enlargements,-reference from “Chinese Inkstones” Simon Kwan plate# 44. W: 6.4cm/2.3in, L: 14cm/5.5in ad H: 2.3cm/0.9in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1257207 (stock #2783)
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Sold
Very rare Arakanese Jambupati (royal attire) circa 16th/17th CE, some of the tines on crown have broken off and the bas is a bit compressed from being buried. This was heavily encrusted when I first acquired it and I done my best to clean it uo with destroying the integrity of the piece. I got this from a French collector and Buddhist Art specialist in 2008. H: 18.8cm/7.5in and W: 12cm/4.8in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1257056 (stock #2782)
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$230.00
Good Cizhou type black storage jug with lugs probably used for preserved vegetables, circa Ming Dynasty. A very attractive piece with stunning contrasting black and russet glazes, and paraffin patina throughout. Good example what would have been used in an ancient Chinese kitchen. H: 18.5cm/7.2in and D: 18cm/7.1in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Pre AD 1000 item #1257014 (stock #2781)
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Sold
Nice ensemble of strung ancient Ceylonese quartz crystal beads. These date circa 1000 years old some older some newer, all different with small copper and faceted amethyst spacer beads. L: 53cm/21in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1256919 (stock # 2780)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$350.00
Southern Song black glazed bowl with russet highlights and some hare’s fur streaking from a Fujian kiln probably Jianyang or possibly Wuyishan. This is a kiln discard and comes from a very old Hong Kong collection as the original owner had a what appears to be an ivory rim put on it. Please examine the enlargements very carefully. D: 10cm/4in and H: 6cm/2.3in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1256905 (stock #2779)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$420.00
Large Qingbai Yuan Dynasty bowl with inverted mouthrim, this shape is usually associated with brushwashers of that period. D: 23cm/9in and H: 9cm3.6in. Please note enlargements for firing scar and hairline crack on mouth rim
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1256903 (stock #2778)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$320.00
Fine and rare old Yao/Mien all hand spun and woven cotton wedding veil with silk thread embroidered geometrical design, circa 50 years old. This piece is from Kim Mien group and was originally collected in Northern Laos. The colors on this piece are subtle and restrained (please note the use of shades of brown and blue in enlargements) and the brown and white tassels. Except for a couple of tiny holes this piece is in excellent condition. W: 47cm/18.5in and L: 75cm/29.5in.