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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1402895 (stock #6000)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$200.00
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. There are a few agate and quartzite beads in the lot, some with traces of “etching”. The crescent shaped beads would have originally small ringed shaped ornaments that have been drilled and “knapped” to some extent to accommodate them being strung. Please note that t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1402611 (stock #5095)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$350.00
Five Qing Dynasty red agate/carnelian pieces carved into babies and bats- beautiful natural stone and classic Qing carving. These were originally meant to be sewn onto clothing or a hat. A few have small “ant bite” chips on the edge. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail. Dimensions in enlargements.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1396232 (stock #5003)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$300.00
Lovely Dian Kingdom chalcedony “nipple bead” circa 400 BCE to 100 BCE, with “moonlike” translucence. These button like ornaments were unique to this culture, they were used in decorating bronze buckles, funeral shrouds as well as clothing and strung as beads. Quite rare these days- I haven’t seen a “fresh” pieces on market for several years. The Dian were a fierce and independent kingdom living in the vicinity of Dianchi Lake, Yunnan Province which chronologically pa...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1393548 (stock #4357)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$180.00
Lovely aventurine (usually mistaken for jade), long rectangular bead, from the Lopburi culture Central Thailand circa 500 BCE-500 CE. Good transparency. Damaged on one end and the lengthwise hole only goes from the undamaged end to the second hole. L: 6.6cm/2.6in and W: 7mm/.3in x 5mm/.2in. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1390226 (stock #4329)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$800.00
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 : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1387661 (stock #4284)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$120.00
Long tapered cylindrical agate bead, circa 600CE from either the Chenla or Funan Kingdoms. It is broken and sturdily repaired on one end- please note the holes drilled from both sides overlap but do nit meet. L 9.6cm3.7in and D: 9.7mm/.38in. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1910 item #1378603 (stock #4199)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Lovely Qing Dynasty pendant of a monkey on a leaf, “staring at the moon”, carved from carnelian. An unusually fat piece with a rich dark color rarely seen in Chinese carnelian. L: 4.7cm/1.8in and W: 3.5cm/1.4in. There is one small chip on the back of the hole noted in 2nd enlargement. Included is an adjustable macramé cord, and free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail.