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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1240083 (stock #2733)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$220.00
Genuine antique Shan lacquer box circa late 19thCE. Most Burmese lacquer being offered on the internet purported to be antique are vintage at best and new at worst. I acquired this in Yunnan, China along the Burmese border but of Shan (nationality in China). Although there is some damage the craftsmanship is exquisite which is why I put a grain of sand in a couple of the images to put the work into perspective. Personally I prefer Shan lacquer more than Burmese because the designs tend to...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1837 VR item #1408885 (stock #6200)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$400.00
Early 19th century lacquer box from the Gadu-Gadan region with domed top and bottom (philone gaunglone). There are 16 separate panels decorated with mythical beasts, dancers and quirky symbols on the side and bird pattern on the top and bottom. Please note last photo for reference which is dated 1850 (possibly earlier) from Lacquerware Journeys—Than Htun. The piece I have is actually far more intricate. It is extremely rare to see a piece of Burmese lacquer of this age outside of...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1408162 (stock #6177)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$300.00
Very rare late 19th century small lacquer box with a bird in concentric circles on both concave top and bottoms unusual simple geometric designs on the side. For a box of this age, it is in very good condition some loss to lacquer on the edges and bottom of lid. For the specialist collector of Burmese lacquer ware. D: 10.1cm/4in and H: 7.1cm/2.8in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1403883 (stock #6037)
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$150.00
Rare molded leather tobacco box from the Bai ethnic group in Yunnan, China. These were purchased in rural Yunnan at a Bai market, near Dali about 20 years ago. One can assume this craft is no longer being done with the availability of cheap plastic items as well as the migration of artisans to better paying jobs in the city. There are some tiny lacquer losses to the surface. W: 9.8cm/4.9in x H:5.5cm/2.2in & 8cm/3.1in x 6cm/2.4in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1419494 (stock #6367)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$120.00
Fine and rare molded leather tobacco box from the Bai ethnic group in Yunnan, China. These were purchased in rural Yunnan at a Bai market, near Dali about 15 years ago. I have found a few references on Bai lacquer but never any images, so this may have been made by either the Shan(Dai) or Yi minorities who have a better documented lacquer tradition. One can assume this craft is no longer being done with the availability of cheap plastic items as well as the migration of artisans to better paying...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1379396 (stock #4215)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$400.00
Exceptionally rare early 20th century small, complete betel box with za-yun pattern, emulating English embroidery stitching. There are some cracks on the lacquer surface as well minor losses on the edge (especially on the inner box) all visible in enlargements. This is a specialist’s collector piece, for real lovers of Burmese lacquer. H: 8.4cm/3.3in and D:11.6cm/4.4in
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1409607 (stock #6207)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$400.00
Fine old Burma lacquerware box. This piece is quite rare in that it is a complete set with three compartments on top and one shallow “hidden” compartment in the base. There is an old repair on the cracquelure the lid as well as some traditional restoration on the undecorated This is an early 20th century piece (possibly earlier) from the Gadu-Ganan region or Shan State. D: 16.cm/6.2in and W: 16cm/6.2in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1420177 (stock #6390)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$250.00
Fine old Shan Burmese lacquer box, circa early 20th century with one tray and depicting monkeys playing in foliate background. This piece is a real classic beauty (IMHO). There are a couple of repairs at the edge of the rim noted in enlargements as well as craclature on the surface and nicks around the foot. H: 19.2cm/7.6in and D: 22cm/8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1323604 (stock #3139)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$120.00
Very old (over 50 years) which is ancient by Burmese lacquer standards. This was possibly made by the Shan who favored dramatic geometric designs over the more figural Burman style. This has some fritting on the lacquer. H: 24cm/9.5in D: 18cm/7.1in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1364242 (stock #4018)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$175.00
Two rare Burmese/Shan small betel containers, 60 to 100 years old with “ku-nan kan byat” patterns and original inner trays. Genuine antique Burmese lacquer is almost impossible to find these days; I picked the larger one up in a small shop Luang Prabang, Laos in 1998. H: 8.7cm/3.4in and W: 10.2cm/4in, and the smaller one, H: 6.7cm/2.7in and D: 7.7cm/3in, in Chiang Mai this year. These have some old repairs, as well as a pleasing craclature typical of antique Burmese lacquer.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1415282 (stock #6340)
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SOLD
Finely carved lacquered wooden elephant carrying a cheroot lighter on its back. The lighter still works (with a little effort). This piece harkens back to the era of the Victorian Raj in style and function. Acquired many years ago in Maymyo. H: 16cm/6.5in and L: 13cm/5.1in
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1371039 (stock #4080)
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$130.00
Nice old Cambodian lacquered basket. Very few things survived the reign of the Khmer Rouge which makes old baskets quite rare. Circa 70 years old, there are some old repairs noted in the enlargements. D: 30cm/11.8in and H: 11cm/4.2in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1402733 (stock #5096)
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$220.00
Nice old red and black lacquered Cambodian “siri” box, with lovely incised scrolling fern pattern This piece predates the Khmer Rouge regime and circa 60 or 70 years old. In good condition, there is no significant damage other expected signs of use and wear and the lid is a bit warped. In recent years Khmer lacquerware is making a comeback, however most of this is used for “home décor” export items, as far as I know no one is currently resurrected items for common household ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1418951 (stock #6382)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$220.00
Nice old Cambodian “siri” box. This piece predates the Khmer Rouge regime and circa 60 or 70 years old. In good condition, there is no significant damage other expected signs of use and wear. In recent years Khmer lacquerware is making a comeback, however most of this is used for “home décor” export items, as far as I know no one is currently resurrected items for common household use. D: 25cm/9.9in and W: 12cm/4.8in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1415280 (stock #6338)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$120.00
Nice old antique black lacquered bamboo and wood box from Cambodia circa 1950 or earlier. This part of a collection I acquired almost 20 years ago. Khmer lacquer is quite rare, not many crafts survived the Khmer Rouge era, and is a lost art. Some wear and restoration as to be expected but no major damage. D: 5cm/7.8in and H: 10.5cm/4.1in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Architectural Elements : Pre 1920 item #1413200 (stock #6274)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Unusual lacquered line marker used by either masons or carpenters acquired in Yunnan, China along the Lao border. Carved in the shape of a mythical Qiling beast, the powder (which appears to be a mixture of graphite and coal dust) holder is made from a bamboo section. There is small piece broken off the hexagonal chrysanthemum spool but is in over all good condition for an antique, still functioning artisan’s tool circa. 19th CE. L: 13cm/5in and W: 7cm/2.8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1376855 (stock #4161)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Very fine lacquer “siri” box from the Karen ethnic group in Northern Thailand. This has thick application of black lacquer and a fine naturally aged patina- circa 50 to 60 years old. There are two inner trays and is in good condition- there is one old repair at the bottom that may be noted in the last enlargement. H: 10.5cm4.1in and D: 9cm/3.5in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1273531 (stock #2895)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$130.00
Rare complete lacquer tobacco box with trays from the Karen hilltribe ethnic group Northern Thailand. Next to nothing has written about this craft amongst the Karen people although they are known for their water tight baskets using lacquer to seal the weave. H: 9.5cm/3.8in and D: 8.6cm/3.3in.