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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 : African : Pre 1920 item #1380431 (stock #4230)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Good strand of trade beads on copper wire consisting of Venetian millefiori, local sand cast glass beads, some ostrich shell discs and polished red stone beads. Total length is 39cm/15.5in. The Italian beads are pre 1940, the two beads towards the end have chips- the center elbow bead is quite nice possibly 19th century. Please view enlargements for scale.
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 #1402951 (stock #6003)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$500.00
Good strand of quartz crystal beads (and a few carnelians) excavated from the Tak Burial site near. Mae Sot along the Thai/Burmese border. Artifacts from this dig 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 found in the Ban Chiang and Lopburi (Bronze Age sites) and have been traded in the region for at least 2000 years. The center amethyst bead is from China- Dali region- ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1407890 (stock #6193)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$800.00
Wholesale quartz crystal beads (and a few carnelians) excavated from the Tak Burial site near. Mae Sot along the Thai/Burmese border. Artifacts from this dig 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 found in the Ban Chiang and Lopburi (Bronze Age sites) and have been traded in the region for at least 2000 years. Included is an large amethyst bead in the lot from China...
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 : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1362764 (stock #4099)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$250.00
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1424383 (stock #6559)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
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Nice ensemble of old Venetian beads from Africa circa 19th century. L: 47cm/18.5in- see last enlargement for scale. Weight 98 grams. Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail.
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 #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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Pre AD 1000 item #1382781 (stock #4267)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$135.00
Eclectic collection of small Dong Son Culture (1000BCE-100CE),bells, clay spindle whorls and beads made of fossilized Crinoid stems. There are 7 bells (3 in fair to good condition), 84 beads and 4 spindles. See enlargements for scale.
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. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1404998 (stock #6119)
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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. Thei...
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 : 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.