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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1412321 (stock #6245)
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$120.00
Quirky miniature alter piece from a Chinese ethnic minority. This sourced in Yunnan in the late 1980s, and the item itself is circa 19th century. I am inclined to say this is a Miao/Hmong or Yao/Mien item. This intricately carved as a small table with a key fret pattern and “dou” shaped vessel with animal feet and lotus leaf pattern on top. A “dou” is used for holding ceremonial offerings to a deity or heaven in Chinese culture. The lid is missing and its true function is el...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1412319 (stock #6244)
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$90.00
Old hand carved wooden ink pad box circa first half 20th century. I think this is probably a Yao item, but as I purchased it in a Bai ethnic minority market in Yunnan, almost 20 years ago, we’ll assume it is Bai. This has a floral pattern carved on the lid. The ink has long ago dried up. Nice natural patina. L: 7.2cm/2.9in x W: 5.8cm/2.3in x H: 3.2cm/1.3in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1412316 (stock #6243)
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$150.00
Rare shaman bell used by a Dao Gong Taoist Priest for calling spirits from the Yao/Mein ethnic group in China/Vietnam. Nice old piece circa late 19th CE/early 20th CE. See pg 207, plate 570 Jess Pourett’s: The Yao for reference. The tooth is from a bear (probably lower incisor). Bell H: 4.5cm/1.8in and tooth L: 6cm/2.3in
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1412315 (stock #6242)
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$90.00
Interesting old Burmese/Shan hand written book on handmade Saa (mulberry pulp paper). There are 12 pages between the covers- most of these books are usually related to either Buddhist studies or shaman rituals, but as I can’t find anyone who can read this it is being sold as a fine example of calligraphy. All the materials are handmade from the string binding the pages together to the charcoal ink. In this day of ideas being conveyed on a keyboard, back then one really had to think...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1412266 (stock #6241)
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$400.00
Special Offer: Fine supplementary silk weft embroidered two paneled wedding blanket, from the Maonan ethnic group (Guangxi/Guizhou province) circa later first half 20th century. This foundation is woven from all and spun local cotton and silk floss thread. This has an unusually wide central band with eccentric “wanzi” swastika meander and six pointed star design, also there are natural dyed upper and lower cotton margins -the first time I have ever seen on a Maonan piece. The patte...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1411922 (stock #6240)
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$180.00
Rare rattan lacquer bowl from the Karen ethnic group in Lanna, Thailand. This piece has incorporated a thin wood branch to construct the mouthrim and is thickly covered in raw lacquer. Perhaps this was a drinking cup as this holds water very well without leaking. Perfect condition, circa 70 years old. H: 9.3cm/3.7in and D: 10.7cm/4in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1411912 (stock #6239)
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$500.00
Large early Central Asian Persian bowl decorated with Kufic calligraphy. Described as the Golden Age of Islam this bowl dates to 9/10th CE. D: 24cm/9.4in and H: 7.8cm/3in. Excellent condition- there are two frits on the rim, but no cracks or chips. The red clay body was dipped in a white slip followed by yellow and brown glazes and than finally immersed in a final clear glaze to prevent the other colored glazes from running. Fired at a moderate heat.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1411826 (stock #6238)
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$900.00
Rare two paneled wedding blanket from the Bouyi (aka Buyi) ethnic group in Changshun area Guizou, China. Woven from all handspun cotton thread. The blue and white center field has a “wanzi” swastika meander pattern while the upper and lower parts are the repetitive “well” symbols. If you stare at this piece long enough you will find a few small holes but nothing really significant, of the few pieces I have ever seen from this specific group, this is the best. This dates cir...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1411822 (stock #6237)
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$90.00
Lovely vintage (circa 50 years old) Lao skirt with wide lower hem silk woven pattern. This is in good condition and just washed. There is a waist band sewn into the top. This is a free size in that the waist can be adjusted my moving the clothes hook (see last enlargement). This woven from all handspun cotton thread. Top width: 110cm/43in and bottom width: 132cm/51in and length: 66cm/26in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1411751 (stock #6236)
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$200.00
Nice Thai pottery votive plaque circa early Ayutthaya period. In the center is the Buddha with classic Bhumiparsa mudra, flanked by two pillars and Sukhothai style walking Buddhas. Good condtion and guaranteed of the period. H: 6cm/2.4 and W: 5.1cm/2in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1411750 (stock #6235)
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$1,000.00
Fine and rare 19th century, 2 paneled, ceremonial men’s “bell” cape (khing ta zhi) from the Southern Chin ethnic group in Burma- this piece would have been worn during religious and planting festivals. This is unique, in being woven with either hemp or flax fiber rather than cotton. The weaving is quite delicate and complicated; I put a single grain of rice to highlight the intricate and minute details of the blue and red alternating points. The bells come mainly from India and ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1411748 (stock #6234)
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$200.00
Absolutely fabulous vintage complete, Red Yao, (aka Kiem Mien) woman’s long jacket from the Sapa area, Vietnam. There are a few holes and patches, but it’s all here, just washed and very wearable. This piece has been well worn and well loved. It is all handwoven with hand spun cotton thread with mostly indigo dye. L: 122cm/48in and W: 128cm/50 (opened at waist). There is a similar example in Jess Pourette’s “The Yao” page 101, plate 216. Circa 50 to 60 years old.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1411680 (stock #6233)
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$200.00
Love old Tibetan handspun wool blanket with natural dyes. Perfect condition with wonderful abrash in the burgundy, green and blue colors. Please note the light color bands are gray and not white as appears in the main enragement. W: 99cm/39in and L: 130cm/51in. Circa 1960s/1970s- vintage.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1411679 (stock #6232)
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$150.00
Nice old lacquerware antique, cylindrical box, possibly Karen or Shan, from North Thailand, with rattan bindings. Some loss of lacquer on the surface. H: 15cm/5.8in and D: 7.3cm/2.8in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1411678 (stock #6231)
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$600.00
Antique wedding blanket, circa late 19th CE/early 20th CE, from the Miao ethnic group, Antai District, Guangxi , China. This is tightly woven in three panels, from very fine handspun cotton thread with a silk floss yarn supplementary weft “well” pattern. The black cotton lattice gives the overall pattern depth. The wide woven-in border has a “wanzi” swastika meander pattern that seamlessly transitions from the black cotton to silk pastel. There is a simple repair on the edge (n...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre AD 1000 item #1411023 (stock #6230)
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$600.00
Classic large late Northern Song , Qingbai, notched bowl with deeply incised abstract floral scroll pattern from the Hutian Kiln in Jingdezhen. There are three hairline cracks. D: 19cm/7.5in and H: 7cm/2.8in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre AD 1000 item #1411022 (stock #6229)
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$320.00
Porcelain quality early Northern Song bowl from the Hutian Kiln at Jingdezhen. There is one small chip on the rim, kiln warpage and some bubbles under the glaze in the cavetto, all visible in enlargements. D: 12.3cm/4.8in and H: 3.5cm/1.4in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1411021 (stock #6228)
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$250.00
Classic fine and rare intricately carved heirloom buffalo horn spoon from Timor, Lesser Sunda Islands. This piece dates to late 19th early 20th century and is in excellent condition with no damage. Following the curvature this is L: 23.5cm/9.2in.