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antique Philippines Kalinga Head Hunters Axe

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Oceanic: Weapons: Pre 1910   item# 1305171 (stock# Oc116)

antique Philippines Kalinga Head Hunters Axe
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Head-axes were used by the indigenous tribes in the mountainous Cordillera region of the Philippines during the late 1800-early 1900ís. This headhunters axe has the original decorated handle featuring a brass sheet covering with a profusion of cut-work. The blade is very sharp and is uncleaned and unpolished. It is suspected that these axes may have had their origins from Dao axes of Burma and or India.


large necklace of Bells and symbolic lotus seeds

Catalogue: Estate Jewelry: Ethnic: Bedouin: Pre 1920   item# 1302435 (stock# Misc )

large necklace of Bells and symbolic lotus seeds
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This antique necklace consists of large bells alternating with (symbolic) lotus pods. The bells are roughly 1.5 inches long. Though it has a hook closure, it is long enough to slip over the head of the wearer...Really fun to wear but not to the opera. It is made of low grade silver which was commonly used by various tribal groups throughout Central Asian, and the Far East. The filigree work on the bells was most common to Northern India, Himalayas, Nepal.


Antique Japanese paper folding fan early Meiji late Edo

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1900   item# 1302337 (stock# J)

Antique Japanese paper folding  fan early Meiji late Edo
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This fan has lovely paintings of water lilies on one side and daisys on the other. The paper shows wear on the edge of the folds and there is some paint loss on the bottom of the struts. Such wear is commensurate with age and use.


Pair of Chinese Miao Ethnic Minority Antique Earings

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Jewelry: Pre 1910   item# 1302132 (stock# M)

Pair of Chinese Miao Ethnic Minority Antique Earings
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this is a large antique hand-made pair of earrings of low grade silver, lots of filigree work...Though obviously not wearable for most Westerners, the make a wonderful ethnographic, tribal arts display.


Large Southeast Asian Burmese Carved Bamboo Buddha

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Folk Art: Pre 1920   item# 1299902 (stock# SEA)

Large Southeast Asian Burmese Carved Bamboo Buddha
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$375 

Carved out of Bamboo this Buddha is 13.5 inches high,5 inches wide and 4 inches deep. He is a wonderfully carved example of folk art tradition with very gentle countenance.


Pair of Chinese Ethnic Minority silver Bracelets

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Jewelry: Pre 1920   item# 1291276 (stock# M)

Pair of Chinese Ethnic Minority silver Bracelets
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This pair of low grade silver Chinese Bracelets are Miao Ethnic Minority. Low grade silver was used extensively throughout China during the 19th and early 20th century. To a Westerner the backs look like the bracelets are adjustable, this is a decorative element only and they are not adjustable. The fronts are deeply etched with animals. At the widest point in the front the bracelets measure 1.25 inches. They are oval in shape and very comfortable to wear...I prefer to sale them as a pair but ...click for details


Rare Beaded twin dolls Nimji tribe Cameroon Africa

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Artifacts: Pre 1930   item# 1286453 (stock# Af136)

Rare Beaded twin dolls Nimji tribe Cameroon Africa
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$650 

Such figures (twins beaded) were reserved for high status "royal" tribal leaders for protection. Heavily decorated with beads, bone and cowrie shells, this pair is 80 years old and have some kind of marking on the bottom. sourced out of Fumbane (foumban), approximately 12 inches high


antiques silver Turkoman necklace with cornelians

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Jewelry: Pre 1920   item# 1276976 (stock# Misc190)

antiques silver Turkoman necklace with cornelians
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$315  

Old hand made tribal turkomen moon shaped silver necklace with carnelians with original chain...easy to wear...


Large Central Asian Tribal Bride groom Pendant...

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Jewelry: Pre 1910   item# 1264770 (stock# Misc186)

Large Central Asian Tribal Bride groom Pendant...
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One of 3 pendants worn by bridegroom for wedding by Afganistan tribal group. The pendant is slightly domed and in very good condition. It is almost 4 inches across and 5.5 inches long including drops. I have hung the pendant on black cord for easy wearing as a necklace...


Pair of matching tribal hinged bracelets Raj India

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1920   item# 1258071 (stock# Misc191 )

Pair of matching tribal hinged bracelets Raj India
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Post section with "jewels" one side twists open to all for easy on and off...prefer to sell as pair...


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: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1930   item# 1237222 (stock# ZOc115 )

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...

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