Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1950 item #1347342 (stock #3157)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
~sold!~ $120.USD
Old Taoist ritual mask from the Yao/Mien ethnic group (most likely Thailand or Laos). Condition as pictured, circa 1950. According to Jess Pourrete in his book on the Yao these were used to secure protection from the Gods when travelling or going on hunting expeditions in the mountains. H: 24cm/9.5in and W: 14.5cm/5.8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1980 item #1273783 (stock #2901)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$120.00
Wonderfully carved wooden Lanna Thai animal, the hole in the mouth and lightly incised symbol underneath the base indicate this was meant to be a “lucky charm” or fetish of sorts. H: 7.5cm/3in and W: 4.8cm/1.9in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1244316 (stock #2750)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$500.00
Ensemble of 5 old wooden statues commemorating departed loved ones. These were kept in the “attic” of a home and were not meant to be free standing. I bought these from an old Australian collection which were collected in the 1980sin West Timor, so these date 1950’s to 1960s. The two largest figures have some age cracks on the back and the feet on the female figure are damaged, but all have nice patinas and are carved from hard but not particularly heavy woods...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1082488 (stock #2356)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$60.00
Quirky big round ball of green glass; possibly sand cast, this would have been used to carve a Buddha image, from Northern Thailand. In the 1950s the Japanese started exporting mold cast glass images to Thailand and Laos so this practice died out around then. There is a Buddha in there waiting to be realized, otherwise it looks nice on the windowsill, especially when the sun shines through it. Weight 210grams D: 5.5cm/2.2in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1970 item #1059603 (stock #2276)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Elegant ebony wood carving of a Balinese beauty circa 1960 to 1970- possibly older. This was obviously created for the tourist market and panders to the Western ideal of the female form of the time. I traveled to Bali in the 80s and 90s and found their arts and crafts leaning more to the impressionist side, where figures looked like the Navi from Avatar. Given its hardness and cost, ebony is usually only given to master craftsman to carve from...