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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Pre AD 1000 item #1450709 (stock #7132)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$800.00
Exceptionally rare strand of hand carved amethyst beads. These are excavated pieces and date to circa 500CE (possibly earlier), classical Anuradhapura period. These are strung on nylon monofilament line with gold washed silver spacer beads. There are a wide variety of shapes and shades of amethyst, please view enlargements. L: 62cm/28in. 74 grams. See last enlargement for scale. Free shipping.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Pre 1920 item #1452183 (stock #7150)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$530.00
Very fine old handmade gold washed silver bead necklace circa 19th century, from Kandy, Sri Lanka. The central 16 large “pumpkin” shaped beads are in excellent condition, some of the smaller ones have loss of gilding- please examine the enlargements for scale and condition. I acquired several strands a couple of months ago and have held this one back, as it the best. Weight: 54 grams and total beaded length: 69cm/27.2in. Free insured shipping.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre AD 1000 item #1451137 (stock #7136)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$500.00
Ensemble of vintage silver and ancient banded agate beads from Sri Lanka. These were acquired in Kandy in 1998 or 1989, the banded agates are all hand carved and are at least 1000 years old (conservatively). The silver beads are high content silver and intricately crafted with a 24K Asian style fastener. L: 52cm/20.5in. Combined eight 34 grams. See last enragement for scale.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1453687 (stock #7179)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$500.00
Rare strand of quartz crystal beads (and a few carnelians) excavated from the Tak Burial site near, Mae Sot along the Thai/Burmese border. I acquired these about 10 years in Thailand, these were the last lot I could find, and are very difficult to get these nowadays unless you want to buy single beads. Artifacts from these digs are from 14th/16th CE due to datable ceramics that were found in the same strata, but having said this, these are much older, as similar beads and have been foun...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1408608 (stock #6186)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$320.00
Unstrung lot of aventurine beads from the Lopburi Culture, Central Thailand circa 500 BCE-500 CE. A total of 50 beads (62 grams) - no two are identical, see enlargement for scale. This tyoe of stone is frequently mistaken for nephrite because of its deep green color and hardness.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1388463 (stock #4307)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$300.00
Four shades of Pyu glass beads excavated near the ancient Pyu city of Sri Kstera, (modern day Pyay, Burma, circa 200CE- 1100CE. Beads from Sri Ksetra are well documented in Early Landscapes of Burma- Elizabeth Moore & Early Cultures of Mainland Southeast Asia- Charles Higham. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail. Please see enlargements for scale. #1: Strand of black beads- the only strand I have ever seen in black quite rare! L: 74cm/29in, #2 turquoise blue beads L: 52cm/2...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1408611 (stock #6187)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$250.00
Fine cowrie shell necklace from northwest Burma, probably Naga on a hand woven macramé cotton cord. This is an old set, circa 80 years with an excellent worn natural patina and almost porcelain like surface these need to be handled to be appereciated. Please note that each bead is hand carved to nest into the other so when strung together and worn the necklace hangs in a circular fashion. Cowrie shells are probably the most ubiquitous ornament to have ever adorned a human being si...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1433782 (stock #6592)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$250.00
Unusual “pile” of old glass cylinder beads picked up in Mae Sot, Thailand along the Burmese border about 10 years ago. These are from Burma and were probably meant for Victorian Era, British colonials who used them for beaded curtains. I assuming these are of Bohemian, Czech manufacture but am certain that they are old- circa late 19th/early 20th century. There are 20 strands with around 20, 8cm beads per strand and total length of 1.75cm/5ft9in ea, i.e. about 400 beads. A few are ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1492 item #1445386 (stock #7011)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$250.00
Strand of Yuan to Ming Dynasty white “milk” glass trade beads excavated from the Tak Hilltop burial site along the Thai Burmese border. These can be dated to the14th to 16th CE because they were found the same strata as easily datable Chinese and Vietnamese ceramics. Please examine enlargements for condition. There are 82 beads with large holes and average diameter of 1.1cm per bead with total length of 48cm/18.8in. Free shipping via Hong Kong registered airmail included. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Pre 1920 item #1449544 (stock #7084)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$240.00
Good strand of silver round and small geometric shaped beads, some with traces of gold wash. Circa 19th century. Length 50.4cm/19.8in. The small beads are D: 4mm to 5mm, medium beads D: 1.1cm/0.43in and largest silver bead D: 1.3cm/0.5in. Free shipping via Hong Kong registered airmail. Total weight 33 grams.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1362299 (stock #4094)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$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 : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1446934 (stock #7045)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$200.00
Wholesale lot of Burmese Jade beads. Sizes range between outer diameter: 14mm-13mm and inner diameter: 5mm. There are 298 pieces. Total: 641 grams. They look nice, under magnification there may be a few flaws and inclusions, overall good pieces, with original color. –Excellent for a bricks and mortar shop or jewelry designers. Some have little ceramic beads in the holes which can be punched out with Phillip’s head screwdriver, with no damage to the jade.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #1407753 (stock #6190)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$180.00
Strand colored turquoise glass beads from the Nyishi ethnic group of Aranchal Pradesh, north east India. 135 beads (could make a nice mala or two). Old- circa 1950. Average D: 1.1cm/0.45in, total length: 86cm/33.8in
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre AD 1000 item #1409608 (stock #6208)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$180.00
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. Plea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre AD 1000 item #1409609 (stock #6209)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$180.00
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. Plea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1445186 (stock #7007)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$170.00
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 : Glass : Pre 1920 item #1449915 (stock #7104)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$170.00
Very long strand of made in Boshan, Shandong Province, Chinese wound glass trade beads 114cm/48in. Average D: 7mm/.25in. These were acquired in Northern Thailand in the 1980s, these should date to 1950 or earlier, the opaque white beads in the strand are Qing Dynasty. This type of bead was widely traded throughout Southeast Asia for centuries and amongst the Akha people considered to be heirlooms. Free shipping via Hong registered airmail. Great for bead designers.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Pre 1920 item #1455032 (stock #7100)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$170.00
Fine strand of prewar WWII, glass Venetian trade beads from Africa, L: 58cm/23in. These are strung on a contemporary cotton green string with copper wire fastener. Included on this strand is large “faux” amber center bead attached on a secondary strand of African sand cast beads. The Venetians have ostrich shell spacer disc beads.