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Antique Chinese agricultural field marker talisman

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1900   item# 1239496 (stock# TC523)

Antique Chinese agricultural field marker talisman
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$110 

This old relic field marker was dug up by a friends father while doing archaeological research (i.e. digging up fields) in China years ago. For centuries, during planting,such markers were commonly buried in the fields as a talisman for a bountiful harvest. It is made of clay, high fired stoneware, and has a few chips missing...as to be expected after being buried in a field... Approx 2.5 inches high, it is an ethnographic item of rural China, and is an interesting expression of Chinese folk art ...click for details


Vintage Indonesian necklace goat horn beads

Catalogue: Estate Jewelry: Ethnic: Pre 1930   item# 1237222 (stock# Oc115 )

Vintage Indonesian necklace goat horn beads
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This unusual necklace is made from horn beads (presumably goat). The "hook and eye" ends act as a clasp and are also from goat.


Antique Chinese calligraphy wooden brush box

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1910   item# 1236132 (stock# TC521)

Antique Chinese calligraphy wooden brush box
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this old wooden storage box was clearly made in a folk art tradition by or for a lower ranking individual, possibly a traveling scribe, or low ranking official. Fully opened, it has compartments for brushes, ink sticks, chops and seals, etc. The numerous splotches of old ink stains on the outside of the box indicate extensive use, under not the tidiest of circumstances. Sourced in southern China year back, it is the only box of this style that I have ever seen...


Antique Chinese Cloisonne Paktong Opium Water Pipe

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pre 1900   item# 1235806 (stock# ZTC519)

Antique Chinese Cloisonne Paktong  Opium Water Pipe
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Traditional Han Chinese water pipe used for smoking opium. Lovely cloisonne base with fretwork background. The pipe brush/tweezers tool is missing. There is a makers/factory symbol on the inside of the container lid. Tiny area of damage to the cloisonne on the lower right side see pic


6 Indian maiden musicians low grade silver

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Pre 1930   item# 1219909 (stock# Misc179 )

6 Indian maiden musicians low grade silver
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These 6 barefoot maidens are elaborately costumed in traditional ethnographic clothing lots of bangles with bangles, and each is playing a different instrument. They stand approximately 8-9 inches tall. a few are missing a bangle and a few have very small dents in the metal work...metal is assumed to be very low grade silver tin combination. Decorative dolls such as these were made as a traditional folk art in India for a couple of centuries...


Antique Tribal Necklace

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Pre 1940   item# 1219409 (stock# ZMisc180 )

Antique Tribal Necklace
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This handmade middle eastern low grade silver tribal necklace necklace springs open in the front so it can be slipped over the head easily. It is a bit heavy but is comfortable when worn over a sweater or blouse.


Set of 3 Antique Chinese rural peasant oil lamps

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1920   item# 1219176 (stock# TC512)

Set of 3 Antique Chinese rural peasant oil lamps
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These 3 small oil lamps were brought back to the US by a Baptist missionary who lived and traveled extensively throughout China. Oil lamps like these were used for light source extensively throughout rural China by poor peasants. Simply made, presumed cut from scraps of tin and soldered into shape.. the lids come off for filling with oil and some original home made wicks remain in place. The tallest is 5 inches high...


Chinese Yao Ethnic Minority necklace

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Jewelry: Pre 1950   item# 1199437 (stock# M165)

Chinese Yao Ethnic Minority necklace
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$175 

The groups of Yao minority live in in both China and Thailand. This necklace is of low grade silver which was typical of the Chinese jewelry around the late 1800's and early 1900's. The necklace is light weight and comfortable to wear.


large carved Yak horn for farm animal medicine

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Horn: Pre 1920   item# 1174856 (stock# T181)

large carved Yak horn for farm animal medicine
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$135 

Animal horns carved and shaped this way were used by herders and farmers to give a sick animal liquid medicine. This yak horn was bought in China but was probably made used the Tibetans. Judging from its size, this horn is from a mature (older) Yak...The tip is carved into a delicate animal head ...there are a few surface growth stress cracks on the under side which would be common for a large older animal. horn from tip to end is 11 inches and has good translucence


cassowary bone dagger Papua New Guinea

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Weapons: Pre 1940   item# 1156072 (stock# OC115)

cassowary bone dagger Papua New Guinea
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This dagger was made from the leg bone of a cassowary bird. It was carved and used as a weapon by one of the indigenous tribal groups of Papua New Guinea, aka PNG. Approx 8 inches long with great patina and makes a wonderful example of an ethnographic artifact.


Somali headrest

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1960   item# 1155037 (stock# Af135)

Somali headrest
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This African head rest is carved on the side supports with endless knot configuration. Additional carved detail is on the underside of the curved neckrest area. From Somali, the headrest has wonderful sculpture quality and is a good ethnographic tribal piece for display. Small crack in base goes less than 1/4 inch into wood...


Large woven bamboo serving tray from Philippines

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Baskets: Pre 1920   item# 1151958 (stock# SEA140)

Large woven bamboo serving tray from Philippines
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Wonderful patina on this old tray from the Philippines. Woven from bamboo strips, this tray is approx 30 inches in diameter.


Antique Meiji Japanese Hagoita AKA Badminton Paddle

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Folk Art: Pre 1910   item# 1141665 (stock# J173)

Antique Meiji Japanese Hagoita  AKA Badminton Paddle
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This Hagoita depicts the princess in the Kabuke play Musume Dojo-Ji. This paddle is a wonderful example of the folk art of Japanese folded fabric into deeply sculptured relief. Though rarely used now, the paddles today are valued as an ornament that is believed to bring good luck.

Unfortunately, though in otherwise excellant condition this Meiji period princess has lost some of the foil pedals from her headdress.


Antique Chinese small wooden lacquered carving 3

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Lacquer: Pre 1900   item# 1125600 (stock# TC326)

Antique Chinese small wooden lacquered carving 3
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This is the 3rd of 4 small individual antique Chinese carvings which I am listing separately. This one looks like Shou Lao the Chinese god of longevity, who was often represented along with the immortals. Each has a peg on the bottom which fits into the own homemade stand


Antique Japanese carpenters wooden tool Sumi-tsubo

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Folk Art: Pre 1920   item# 1125596 (stock# J170)

Antique Japanese carpenters wooden tool Sumi-tsubo
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Early Japanese version of today's carpenters tool called a "chalk box". Carved from a block of wood, the well would hold cotton saturated with charcoal ash...this one has original wheel and string and shows that it has been well used....

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