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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1940 item #1319421 (stock #3095)
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. Include on this strand is large “faux” amber old Bakelite center bead attached on a secondary strand of African sand cast beads. The Venetians have shell (ostrich?) spacer disc beads.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1325797 (stock #3158)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$130.00
Ensemble of very old beads, I found these in a small shop in Phrae, Northeast Thailand a few years ago. The green mottled beads are late Qing Dynasty Peking glass, the brown glass tapered tube bead emulating agate was probably made for the Funan or Chenla Kingdoms as I have agate beads from the same period which are pretty much identical, the white bead with orange splash is at least early Qing. The jewel in the crown, so to speak, is the roughly faceted blue glass Chinese eye bead w...
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 : Southeast Asian : Pre 1492 item #1383801 (stock #4280)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$120.00
Nice strand of glass beads emulating carnelian, circa 1100CE-1300CE from Cambodia. Possibly originally from China with whom the Khmer Empire a strong trading relation ship with. L: 59cm/23.2in-see last enlargement for scale. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail.
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 : 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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre 1492 item #1405000 (stock #6120)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$80.00
Nice strand of antique Indo Pacific glass beads from Thailand. L: 69cm/27in- see last enlargement for scale. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #1407752 (stock #6189)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Strand of “drum” shaped white glass beads from the Nyishi ethnic group of Aranchal Pradesh, north east India, strung on hand made hemp cord. These are old beads and will date them conservatively pre 1950, please note the two round shaped beads are Chinese “Peking” glass beads 19th century. A few have chips but 90% are in excellent condition. Total length 68cm/27in, please note these are all the same size, individually: D: 8mm- L: 6mm ea
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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Chinese : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1412863 (stock #6260)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$145.00
Glass shards excavated in Afghanistan that have been knapped and drilled into pendants/beads. Many have an intense opalescent (dichroic?) patina. These out from Afghanistan via China. They are quite thin and date to around the 500 CE, possibly late Roman. There are 50+ pieces; also there are numerous small ancient spacer tiny glass beads these may be used in contemporary jewelry settings. Note scale in enlargements. Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1412917 (stock #6264)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Two strands of colorful and quirky glass bangle fragments drilled and reworked into beads. These are Persia, circa 6th CE - 7th CE which would make them late Sassanian Empire or early Islamic Era. L: 54cm/21.2in and 59cm/23.2in. See last enlargement for scale. Please note the tiny beads at the end are a combination of ancient Indo Pacific and Pyu glass beads. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1418212 (stock #6355)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
54 old coconut disc shaped beads mala. I acquired these beads in 1991 at the Barkhor Market in front of the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa. These have been restrung on elastic chord so it may be worn around the wrist. These are old hand made beads with beautiful natural patina. Each bead is Diameter: 14mm the entire strand is L: 225cm/8.8cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1362764 (stock #4099)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
sold
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 : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1413440 (stock #6280)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
SOLD
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. ...