Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1366439 (stock #4040)
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$500.00
Two strands of ancient calcified jade nephrite beads, circa 2500 BCE. The longer strand has a total of 69 beads with a length of 32cm- shortest bead is .9cm and longest bead is 1.3cm and average diameter is .5cm. The shorter strand has 28 beads with a length of 15cm- shortest bead is .72cm and longest bead is .9cm and average diameter is .5cm. The surfaces have a nice soft semi polished feel with and ivory color. The holes are quite large- about 2mm interior diameter. See last enlargement ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1362764 (stock #4099)
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$250.00
Strand of 13 faceted crystal beads circa 1500 years or more. See last enlargements for reference and scale. Excavated along the Thai Burmese border. L: 23cm/9in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1362299 (stock #4094)
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$220.00
Eighteen bead strand of quartz crystal. These were excavated from the Tak Hilltop Burial Site in along the Thai Burmese border, and can be dated at least to the 14th century due to the ceramics found in the same strata. I am however of the opinion these are much earlier probably at least 1500 years old or more as similar pieces are found in the Neolithic/Bronze Age Lopburi Sites. These are strung on an expandable elastic string with an interior circumference of 17cm/6.8in. Actual...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1361758 (stock #4083)
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Rare ancient bead from tube agate bead from Cambodia. Most online resources describe these as being from the Dong Son Culture circa 2000 years old however according to this publication Khmer Gold: Gifts for the Gods: Emma Bunker and Douglas Lateford, identifies this as pre 6th century which would make it either Chenla or Funan Kingdoms, and excavated in Banteay Meanchy Province, Cambodia. This was recently acquired from an old Thai collection. As far as I know very few “fresh” pieces...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1361757 (stock #4082)
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Rare ancient bead from biconal agate bead from Cambodia. Most online resources describe these as being from the Dong Son Culture circa 2000 years old however according to this publication Khmer Gold: Gifts for the Gods: Emma Bunker and Douglas Lateford, identifies this as pre 6th century which would make it either Chenla or Funan Kingdoms, and excavated in Banteay Meanchy Province, Cambodia. This was recently acquired from an old Thai collection. As far as I know very few “fresh” ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre 1492 item #1359431 (stock #4071)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$500.00
Good strand of quartz crystal beads (and a few carnelians) excavated from the Tak Burial site near. Mae Sot along the Thai/Burmese border. These can be reliable dated to least 14th/16th centuries due to known and datable ceramics that were found in the same strata, but having said these can be much older as stone beads and have been traded in the region for at least 2000 years. L: 55cm/21.5 in. Weight 180 grams. See enlargements for scale and condition. Please note that the large purpl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1359017 (stock #4070)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$500.00
65 loose Bronze Age (500 BCE- 500 CE), beads from Thailand- unstrung and laid out they are about 74cm/29in and weigh 75 grams. Very difficult to find a full strand in Thailand these days as most dealers prefer to sell individually.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1352943 (stock #4022)
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Rare and beautiful circa 6th CE cylindrical large “barrel” shaped Pre Khmer banded agate bead. I acquired this about 13 years ago in Thailand; at that time I was told it came out of Cambodia. Recently I came across a photo reference for this type of bead- Khmer Gold: Gifts for the Gods: Emma Bunker and Douglas Lateford, which identifies this as pre 6th century which would make it either Chenla or Funan Kingdoms, and excavated in Banteay Meanchy Province, Cambodia, which backs up the or...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1492 item #1351580 (stock #4005)
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~Sold~ $235.USD
Good strand of a mixed Chinese glass white and amber beads with “pumpkin” and oblong shapes. These were excavated in Cambodia which had strong trade links with China during the Khmer Empire and date circa Song to Yuan Dynasties. There are a total of 85 beads L: 67.cm/26.5in. Please view enlargements for scale and condition- a few appeared to be eroded and were possibly dredged up from a river or the sea. Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre AD 1000 item #1351143 (stock #4001)
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Nice strand of Kushan/Bactrian of mixed stone (mostly carnelian) beads. I acquired these along with coins dating from 1st- 4th CE from the same site in North West Pakistan, so these can be dated no later than 1500 years old. L: 65cm/25.5in (note scale in last enlargement). Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1351139 (stock #4000)
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Nice strand of Bronze Age, circa 2000 to 3000 year old, faceted and totally tubular agate beads. These were excavated from Sukhothai Province in north central Thailand, please see enlargements for scale and condition. Total length 70cm/28.2in. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1350568 (stock #3188)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$120.00
Long cylindrical tapered agate bead circa 6th to 9th CE, from Cambodia. It has a clean break and should be able to be repaired with a silver collar or a bit of wire and “crazy glue” sold as is. Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail. L: 9.37cm/3.69in and D: 96mm/.38in. A good project for a jeweler, please see last enlargement to see the line when both pieces are pressed together.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1344984 (stock #3134)
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Good strand of ancient Chinese beads made from calcified jade circa 3000 – 4000 years old. There is one tapered agate bead that I acquired with this lot but am not sure if it is related to the same site these were found. L: 49cm/19.2in. Free registered airmail shipping. See last image for reference.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1338264 (stock #3299)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$1000.00
Collection of eight Dian Kingdom chalcedony “nipple beads” circa 400 BCE to 100 BCE. These button like ornaments were unique to this culture. These were used in decorating bronze buckles, funeral shrouds as well as clothing and strung as beads. The Dian were a fierce and independent kingdom living in the vicinity of Dianchi Lake in Yunnan Province which chronologically paralleled the Warring States and Han Dynasties, which was eventually annexed by the Han Emperor Wudi in 109 BCE. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Pre 1920 item #1330054 (stock #3186)
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$360.00
Approximately 100 grams (according to my not very accurate kitchen scales) of old coral beads. These were sourced in Sri Lanka and are about 100 years old. Diameters range from 4mm to 14mm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1330051 (stock #3185)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
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Lovely ensemble of Thai Bronze Age banded agate, roughly faceted beads from the Lopburi or Ban Chiang cultures circa 500 BCE to 500 CE. The three larger beads (two amethysts and one banded agate) in the center (see last enlargement) are from India circa 1000 CE. Dimensions are noted in last enlargement. Free shipping via Hong Kong registered airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Pre AD 1000 item #1329813 (stock #3183)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
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Ensemble of 6 ancient hand cut glass beads from Sri Lanka. The green faceted ones have patina and have been excavated and probably about a 1000 years old (imformation on Sri Lankan old beads is scant so this is an educated guess). The cobalt ribbed beads are about 100 to 200 years old if not older. See enlargement for scale. Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1327075 (stock #3172)
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~Sold~ $350.USD
Fine and rare bronze age (circa 100 BCE to 400 CE) carnelian zoomorphic “tiger” bead, from Burma- most likely Pyu culture although similar artifacts have been excavated at concurrent Lopburi sites in Thailand and Samon Culture sites in Burma. There is one lateral hole drilled the under the neck to above the tail as well as another beneath the front legs on the torso. Quite a few similar pieces have surfaced over the years which have shown to be old beads recarved to look like this ...