Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1354114 (stock #4037)
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$135.00
Alabaster Shan Buddha circa 18th century. This has been left out in the sun and rain for the past 10 years so the surface has begun to degrade (a good lesson in the Buddhist fundamental of Anicca: the impermanence of all things). The head has been reattached. The base is hollow: the only example I have ever seen with this. H: 27cm/10.6in and W: 11cm/4.2in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1350832 (stock #3196)
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$350.00
Fine heavily cast Buddha from Northern Thailand, Nan provincial style, late Chiang Saen period circa 17th CE. A sturdy little image with excellent patina, traces of original gilding and a determined expression. Good condition. H: 9.5cm/3.8in and W: 4.5cm/1.8in. Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1350831 (stock #3195)
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Exceptionally rare bronze Burmese/Shan musician which would have been part of Buddhist “nativity ensemble”. These consist of dancers, devotees and musicians celebrating his birth with the young Buddha forming the focal point of the group. Usually these types of images are quite crude and small being placed inside chedis/stupas as a form of merit making and were never meant to be displayed on a Buddhist altar. This one however would have been displayed in private home or temple...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1350211 (stock #3185)
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$420.00
Three old Lao Buddha depicted in typical bhumiparsa mudra. Traces of original red and black lacquer with a more recent application of gold leaf. These were carved by rural people as a means of giving thanks, making merit or making a wish. Carved from teak they date circa late 19th- early 20th century. Condition as pictured. H: 29cm/11.3in and W: 10.3cm/4in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1340211 (stock #3319)
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$150.00
Thai Buddha circa 16th/17th century, Ayutthaya period- the head is damaged with some restoration.. H: 10.2cm/4in and W: 5.7cm/2.2in
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1324543 (stock # 3143)
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$150.00
Pair of teak wood carvings with gold leaf and traces of red lacquer, from an abbot’s chair in a Lanna Thai Buddhist Temple. 50 years old or more, possibly late Rattanakosin period.In the center of each piece is a Buddha image- one standing and one sitting. Very decorative. Both mounted on a black steel stands with felt bottoms. H: 21cm/8.2in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1305878 (stock #3095)
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$220.00
Quirky ensemble of small Buddhas heads from Burma. I acquired these in Mae Sai about 15/20 years ago, along the Thai/Burmese border. The story I was told was that these were found during road building project near Pegu (Bago), which have I no reason to disbelieve. These may possibly be Mon but I am not sure, materially and stylistically they are dissimilar to one another...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1304300 (stock #3085)
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$300.00
Classical early Ayutthaya Buddha from Kamphaeng Phet, North Central, Thailand circa 16th-17th CE. Good condition-no damage or repair and traces of gilt with serene expression. H: 12.5cm/5.5in and W: 5.7cm/2.3in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1276340 (stock #2936)
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$120.00
Interesting wood carving of a tiger carrying a woman in its jaws. This relates to an ancient Burmese legend about two brothers (messengers of King Anawathra- founder of Pagan) who fall in love with a young girl who rejects them and so they send a tiger to kill her. If any buyer is interested I can email more info on this. This is circa 19th century there some damage and to the figure of the woman. H: 35cm/13.8in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1275990 (stock #2930)
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$100.00
Good early 20th CE pair of Lanna style Northern Thai Buddhas. The small one on left is amulet sized (H: 5.2cm/2in) with traces of gold and black lacquer and the larger one is a small votive image (H: 7.2cm/2.8in). Of interest, these are cast in zinc which has a much lower melting temperature than bronze which makes it easier to cast in them large numbers and has a much more pleasing appearance and feel than lead.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1275123 (stock #2919)
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$280.00
Classic molded stucco head of a circa 12h–13th century Thai Buddha head from the last independent Mon kingdom of Haripunchai in Thailand (what is now Lamphun). This piece has been excavated with a bit of expected deterioration to the stucco. I acquired this in the “amulet market” in Chiang Mai about 6 years ago. See last enlargement for reference. H: 14.5cm/5.8in and W: 10cm/4in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1256370 (stock #2764)
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$300.00
Good circa 19th CE bronze Buddha from the Shan people in Burma. I found this in Mae Sai, along the Thai/Burmese border in 1998. The style is rather quirky but the face is typically Shan with Burmese gold and black lacquer. There are a few chips to the lacquer otherwise perfect condition. H: 14.7cm/5.9in and W: 5.7cm/2.3in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1217248 (stock #2570)
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$500.00
This is an exceptionally rare Shan (aka Dai, Tai) altar figure carved from very heavy and tough iron wood, circa 19th CE. As with almost all the ethnic groups from this region in Southeast Asia, local animist and ancestor traditions coexist or are integrated with the predominantly Buddhist religion. This piece came from the Shan State, Burma and is H: 14.7cm5.8in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1197057 (stock #2556)
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$2200.00
One of kind, 80 years plus, Lanna style ironwood coconut scraper, with antique inset glass eyes (they glow like a cat’s if you shine a light into them). This is the only one I have ever seen and probably the only one I ever will. Excellent condition and VERY heavy- L: 38cm/14.8in (without scraper) and H: 15cm/6in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1173213 (stock #2461)
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$150.00
Antique carved wood ancestor figure from the Shan States, Burma early 20th century. As with many Tai ethnic groups the Shan practiced “ancestor veneration” that represented a pre Buddhist spiritual tradition. This carving was possibly used in Mor Du ceremonies which is a kind of Thai voodoo. These practices though under reported/studied in the West permeate all levels of Shan and Thai society. This piece has traces of red lacquer and is well worn...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1060155 (stock #2284)
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$80.00
Fine and rare small Shan wooden figure of an ancestor from Burma- circa 80 to 90 years old minute traces of red lacquer and well worn features. H: 5.7cm/2.2in
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1010915 (stock #2182)
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$120.00
Quirky Khmer style standing Buddha. I bought this in Phnom Penh about 7 years ago although not an authentic of the period piece it does have some age, circa late 19th to early 20th CE. The head broke off revealing a ceramic core and the most of the robe on the left side is missing. There is some mystery to this piece in that I don’t know if it was cast as a proper votive image to be venerated or old copy or souvenir to be flogged to the French colonial residents...