Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Architectural Elements : Pre AD 1000 item #1417074 (stock #6366)
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Han gray terra cotta roof, end tile with a tortoise and serpent. In Chinese cosmology a tortoise entwined by a dragon represents, is one of the four constellations and is referred to as the “Black Warrior”. As with many Chinese symbols they are connotated with longevity. Xuanwu “The Dark Lord of the North” aka Pak Tai, the patron God of Cheung Chau, where I live, is shown with subduing a serpent and tortoise under his feet. D: 14cm...
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Architectural Elements : Pre 1920 item #1405879 (stock #6176)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$250.00
Lovely line marker used in Chinese building construction with, China’s most famous poet, Li Bai aka as Li Po 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...