Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1700 item #1373470 (stock #4117)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$220.00
Fine and rare Ming Dynasty, emulating white Jade, belt fastener made of glass. There are a few tiny chips but they are too small to photograph. Glass artifacts in good condition are more difficult to find than Jade given its fragility. In the center there is a “Shou”-Chinese longevity character, surrounded by cloud scrolls and a meander pattern on the perimeter. L: 6cm/2.3in and W: 4.6cm/1.8in. See last enlargements for reference from Simon Kwan’s: Early Chinese Glass, pgs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1372787 (stock #4108)
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$300.00
Circa Spring and Autumn to Eastern Han Dynasty period (400BCE- 100CE) bronze sword handle with iron blade from the Dian Kingdom, Yunnan. L: 39cm/15.2in. Condition as pictured. The Dian culture was a fierce non Chinese Kingdom living North Central Yunnan Province.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1372738 (stock #4107)
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$350.00
Rare antique two paneled bed cover from the Daizu ethnic minority of Southern Yunnan, China, only the second in this style of weaving from this group I have ever seen. An unusual piece with very fine silk embroidery and woven field with what may be hemp/ramie handspun threads, as it has a slightly rougher feel than standard cotton thread. I would date this circa early late 19th/20th century with natural dyes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1372377 (stock #4101)
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$400.00
Rare “sizhi” (four straight sides), inkstone circa Ming Dynasty with footrim. Good condition with one small chip noted in last enlargement. A simple, elegant and still functional piece. L: 11.6cm/4.5in, H: 2cm/.8in and W: 7.8cm/3.1in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1372299 (stock #4099)
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$350.00
Very rare early 20th century textile from the Mulao ethnic group Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Province. Little is known about these textiles other than they show a close affinity with Maonan weavings and are no longer being woven by this people. This is a two paneled blanket with original border and supplementary weft silk and cotton embroidered pattern of birds, mythical animals and flowers on a cotton field “key fret” pattern...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1372298 (stock #4098)
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sold
Rare high fired Qingbai bottle with original lid, there was one blob of glaze on the side which I have covered with gold leaf (if you can’t hide- decorate). If one were patient enough you could probably polish it down to reveal a green glass like area. There is one tiny chip on the bottom of lid otherwise no damage. Circa Song or Yuan Dynasty. H: 6cm/10.2in and D: 14cm/5.5in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1371492 (stock #4086)
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$250.00
Good Iban woman’s (kain kebat)skirt with “eyes of the green pigeon” pattern and hawks flying above the forest canopy, circa 1920s, composed of all natural dyes and handspun thread. There are the inevitable few pin holes and one very minor fray one side This piece is composed of all handspun thread and vegetable dyes. L: 104cm/41in and W: 55cm/21.7in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1371380 (stock #4085)
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$175.00
Very rare ceremonial rice cutter from the Karen people (this particular one is from Northern Thailand). This knife would only be used on the first cutting of the season and as with most all of the rice cultivators in Asia there is a great deal of ritual and importance given to this act, regardless of the religion i.e. Buddhist, animist, Hindu etc. The handle has a wonderful original patina and the blade is till quite sharp but the tip is broken. Circa 60 to 100 years old...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1370339 (stock #4072)
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$130.00
Nice old wood bowl from circa late 19th to early 20th century- some losses to the lacquer but otherwise good condition. D: 16.3cm/6.4in an H: 6.4cm/2.5in
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1369736 (stock #4065)
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$320.00
Lovely line marker used in Chinese building construction with, China’s most famous poet, Li Po aka Li Bai daydreaming between two pots of wine carved on the side. Complete with no damage and still functional. Circa late Qing Dynasty- this is only the third one I have ever seen outside of a museum and the only one with Li Po. L: 14cm/5.5in and H: 6cm/2.4in...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1369608 (stock #4063)
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$140.00
Good Jizhou glazed jar from a Jiangxi kiln with lid circa Southern Song Dynasty. Please note that the lid and body are slightly different as the lid’s glaze lacks the craclature of the body with more of “tea dust” type glaze. Possibly from the same kiln- “matched but not married”. Having said this they look good together and unless closely scrutinized its hard to notice...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1800 item #1369501 (stock #4061)
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$150.00
Good small stone (probably basalt) scraper/adz from the Maori people- very hard, cannot be scratched with stainless steel. Polished on one side only with nice sharp edge. This should predate European contact since utilitarian objects like this would have been replaced by metal materials, so this is dated of 1300CE-1800CE. I bought this in a flea market in Auckland about 30 years ago. L: 5.5cm/2.2in and W: 2.5cm1in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #1369359 (stock #4057)
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$150.00
Unusual lacquered line marker used by either masons or carpenters from 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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1369352 (stock #4056)
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$80.00
Sweet truncated bottle circa 14th-16th CE, possibly from Si Satchanali kiln. A couple of small and shallow chips on the mouthrim noted in last enlargement. H: 4.5cm/1.7in and D: 8.cm/2.1in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre AD 1000 item #1369117 (stock #4054)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Ensemble of shards of classic Song Dynasty stoneware Guan yao and Ding yao pieces. The Ding is particularly nice with intact foot rim and lovely remnants of impressions. I’ve thrown in one Jun shard although I am not a 100% sure on this one- the lipped rim anomalous. Scale is noted in cm in last enlargements. Ideal for the serious collector or student. Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1368972 (stock #4052)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$250.00
Lovely gray pottery head of a smiling woman from the Han Dynasty, Sichuan province. Early funerary art from Sichuan is quite distinct from the Han from the Central Plains of Shaanxi. In general Han Sichuan images show more emotion in their expressions and are far less abstract. Prior to their assimilation during the Qin Dynasty, Sichuan was composed of ethnically and politically separate non Han cultures...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1368309 (stock #4048)
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$650.00
Fine miniature late Ming vase in double gourd shape with lotus and garden rockery scene, possibly originally used as a water dropper. There is one firing scar on the side noted in enlargements. H: 9.3cm/4.2in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1366524 (stock #4046)
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SOLD
Large circa Jin Cizhou type bowl with dark olive colored “teadust” glaze, there is a strong possibility that this was fired at the Yaozhou kiln. There is some soil accretion on the side but this can cleaned off, there was on small chip and hairline crack but I stabilized the crack where you can hardly notice and filled the chip and touched up with gold leaf noted in last enlargement. D: 21.8cm/8.6in and H: 7.5cm/3in