Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre AD 1000 item #1409609 (stock #6209)
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$180.00
Nice strand of Kushan/Bactrian of mixed stone (mostly carnelian) beads. I acquired these along with coins dating from 1st- 4th CE from the same site in North West Pakistan, so these can be dated no later than 1500 years old. There are a few agate and quartzite beads in the lot, some with traces of “etching”. The crescent shaped beads would have originally small ringed shaped ornaments that have been drilled and “knapped” to some extent to accommodate them being strung...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre AD 1000 item #1409608 (stock #6208)
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$180.00
Nice strand of Kushan/Bactrian of mixed stone (mostly carnelian) beads. I acquired these along with coins dating from 1st- 4th CE from the same site in North West Pakistan, so these can be dated no later than 1500 years old. There are a few agate and quartzite beads in the lot, some with traces of “etching”. The crescent shaped beads would have originally small ringed shaped ornaments that have been drilled and “knapped” to some extent to accommodate them being strung...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1409607 (stock #6207)
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$400.00
Fine old Burma lacquerware box. This piece is quite rare in that it is a complete set with three compartments on top and one shallow “hidden” compartment in the base. There is an old repair on the cracquelure the lid as well as some traditional restoration on the undecorated This is an early 20th century piece (possibly earlier) from the Gadu-Ganan region or Shan State. D: 16.cm/6.2in and W: 16cm/6.2in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1837 VR item #1408885 (stock #6200)
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$400.00
Early 19th century lacquer box from the Gadu-Gadan region with domed top and bottom (philone gaunglone). There are 16 separate panels decorated with mythical beasts, dancers and quirky symbols on the side and bird pattern on the top and bottom. Please note last photo for reference which is dated 1850 (possibly earlier) from Lacquerware Journeys—Than Htun. The piece I have is actually far more intricate...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1408844 (stock #6195)
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Fine and rare classical old Cambodian silk lower garment, approximately 70 to 100 years old. This piece may be worn either by men or women. It was originally sewn together and stepped into like a sarong skirt however it was given one fold in the front and then twisted from the bottom and pulled between the legs and tucked in the front and secured to the waist with a silk sash or belt to form a pantaloon type garment The frog pattern is very rare and the only one of I have yet to see...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre AD 1000 item #1408796 (stock #6191)
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$300.00
Han Dynasty Vase Special Sale Item: Was $800. now $300. Classic Hu shaped jar with thick lead green glaze and impressed “taotie” masks on the sides. A beautiful piece in excellent condtion with no damage, there is one kiln flaw on the side where a spot of glaze came off during firing. Inside the mouthrim the glaze gradates to an amber color into the neck .H: 28.5cm/11.2in and D: 21.5cm/8.4in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre AD 1000 item #1408675 (stock #6190)
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$120.00
160.00 Tang to possibly Five Dynasties, stoneware jar with light olive green glaze and reddish clay body. The foot is rimless and concave. There is a “Jun” type glaze run on the body noted in enlargements- probably unintentional but interesting nonetheless. I have done simple repair on the mouth by filling a shallow chip and applying a layer of gold leaf. H: 12cm/4.8in and D: 9cm/3.5in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1408674 (stock #6189)
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$90.00
Southern Song Dynasty Qingbai Glazed small ewer or water dropper. Please note enlargements to see repairs to the handle and the spout is not original and chipped. A pretty little piece with impressed floral design panels. H: 11cm/4.2in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1408608 (stock #6186)
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$320.00
Unstrung lot of aventurine beads from the Lopburi Culture, Central Thailand circa 500 BCE-500 CE. A total of 50 beads (62 grams) - no two are identical, see enlargement for scale. This tyoe of stone is frequently mistaken for nephrite because of its deep green color and hardness.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1492 item #1408529 (stock #6184)
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$250.00
Strand of Yuan to Ming Dynasty white “milk” glass trade beads excavated from the Tak Hilltop burial site along the Thai Burmese border. These can be dated to the 14th to 16th CE because they were found the same strata as easily datable Chinese and Vietnamese ceramics. Please examine enlargements for condition. There are 82 beads with large holes and average diameter of 1.1cm per bead with total length of 48cm/18.8in. Free shipping via Hong Kong registered airmail included.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1408528 (stock #6183)
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$300.00
Exceptionally rare small lacquered box from the Karen people of Burma. This is an antique piece circa early 20th century (possibly earlier). I have yet to find any other examples of pieces with the carved design on the bottom (either in the field or any published literature). There is some minor loss to lacquer to at the edge of the top. D: 9cm/3.6in and H: 8.8cm/3.5in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1408527 (stock #6182)
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$100.00
Polished shouldered stone axe from the late Neolithic Period, found in Nan Province Thailand near the Lao Border. A few nicks and chips. Please note reference in last enlargement from Burnished Beauty: The Art of Stone in Early Southeast Asia. L: 6.8cm/2.7in and base W: 5.4cm/2.1in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1920 item #1408526 (stock #6181)
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$150.00
Lovely pair of Late Qing Dynasty to Early Republic turquoise miniature Peking glass vases, excellent condition, there is one “scar’ on the shoulder noted in last enlargement which occurred during manufacture, but not damage. H: 6.9cm/2.7in and D: 4.2cm/1.6in. Free shipping via Hong Registered airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1408441 (stock #6178)
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$150.00
Good Yuan to Ming celadon stem cup from a Southern Kiln. There are chips on the foot (see enlargements), and some kiln grit. D: 11cm/4.3in and H: 6cm/2.4in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1408162 (stock #6177)
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$300.00
Very rare late 19th century small lacquer box with a bird in concentric circles on both concave top and bottoms unusual simple geometric designs on the side. For a box of this age, it is in very good condition some loss to lacquer on the edges and bottom of lid. For the specialist collector of Burmese lacquer ware. D: 10.1cm/4in and H: 7.1cm/2.8in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1407932 (stock #6196)
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$90.00
Pair of antique hair pins from the Akha minority in Northern Thailand, very old, these kind of things are very hard to find these days as most all of the hill tribe artifacts have been collected up. Perfect condition -L: 12.4cm & 13.3cm. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1407930 (stock #6195)
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$500.00
Zhuang three paneled wedding cover from Binyang County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Province. Circa early 20th century, silk and cotton (the blue is indigo dyed cotton) weft embroidered pattern. There is one repair noted in third enlargement. W. 103cm/41in and L: 151cm/60in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1407890 (stock #6193)
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$800.00
Wholesale quartz crystal beads (and a few carnelians) excavated from the Tak Burial site near. Mae Sot along the Thai/Burmese border. Artifacts from this dig are from 14th/16th CE due to datable ceramics that were found in the same strata, but having said this, these are much older, as similar beads and have been found in the Ban Chiang and Lopburi (Bronze Age sites) and have been traded in the region for at least 2000 years...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1407755 (stock #6192)
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$340.00
Special Wholesale offer: 100 pieces of antique/vintage Burmese Jadeite. 100 perforated untreated Jadeite discs, circa late 1880 to 1950. These retail for about $30.USD each in a Hong Kong. I acquired from a Hong Kong jade dealer going out of business due to the ever increasing rents here. Average diameters are between 2cm and 2.5cm and thickness between 2mm and 4mm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1407754 (stock #6191)
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$340.00
Special Wholesale offer: 100 pieces of antique/vintage Burmese Jadeite. 100 perforated untreated Jadeite discs, circa late 1880 to 1950. These retail for about $30.USD each in a Hong Kong. I acquired from a Hong Kong jade dealer going out of business due to the ever increasing rents here. Average diameters are between 2cm and 2.5cm and thickness between 2mm and 4mm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1407207 (stock #6183)
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$250.00
Classic green glazed Han Dynasty grain storage silo. This item has been repaired (by me), please examine enlargements for condition. This has an excellent lead glazed silver patina and well executed little bears for legs. H: 27cm/10.6in and D: 20cm/7.9in (at the roof).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1405926 (stock #6181)
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One of a kind, stoneware amphora with brown and black inner glaze, circa 11th century Jin Dynasty. I have only seen one other Chinese ceramic in this shape, which was a Song Dynasty Yaozhou piece described as being a plummet/plum bob. This piece had a couple of firing chips on the mouth which I filled and simply covered with gold leaf and lacquer, a museum quality perspex stand is included. Item H: 12.8cm/5in and D: 6.8cm/2.6in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1405881 (stock #6177)
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$250.00
Good Iban woman’s skirt with “eyes of the green pigeon” pattern and hawks flying above the forest canopy, circa 1920s, composed of all natural dyes and handspun thread. There are the inevitable few pin holes and one very minor fray one side This piece is composed of all handspun thread and vegetable dyes. L: 104cm/41in and W: 55cm/21.7in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Architectural Elements : Pre 1920 item #1405879 (stock #6176)
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$250.00
Lovely line marker used in Chinese building construction with, China’s most famous poet, Li Bai aka as Li Po daydreaming between two pots of wine carved on the side. Complete with no damage and still functional. Circa late Qing Dynasty- this is only the third one I have ever seen outside of a museum and the only one with Li Po. L: 14cm/5.5in and H: 6cm/2.4in...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1405878 (stock #6175)
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$280.00
Fine and rare old rattan “tali” basket with a contracted mouth from the Idu Mishmi ethnic group of Arunachal Pradesh, India. In India they are primarily animist but in China where they are known as the Lhoba they have a strong spiritual affiliations with Tibetan Buddhism. Google “Bamboo and Cane Culture of Arunchal Pradesh” and you will get a good description of this regional craft...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1405827 (stock #6168)
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$300.00
Rare early 20th century textile from the Mulao ethnic group Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Province. Little is known about these textiles other than they show a close affinity with Maonan weavings and are no longer being woven by this people. This is a two paneled blanket with original border and supplementary weft silk and cotton embroidered pattern of birds, mythical animals and flowers on a cotton field “key fret” pattern...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1405573 (stock #6162)
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Fine Han period, large, bronze ding. This is piece is in perfect condition with no dents or restoration- the azurite and malachite discoloration on the patina is 100% natural and not the result of an acid bath. Center D: 25cm/9.8in and H: 16.5cm/6.5in
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1405572 (stock #6161)
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Lovely small three legged cooking vessel from the Han Dynasty. The legs are in the shape of small bears and the handles on the lid seem to resemble wing tips. There is a lot of restoration on this piece in the cooking basin, one the legs has been reattached, so please view the enlargements carefully. There is some warpage to the lid as well, but it is the original one. D: 12.4cm/4.9in and H: 10.4cm/4.4in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1405571 (stock #6160)
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Very rare Han Dynasty four bodied Ding. The four basins was cast all as a single piece using the the lost “wax casting method” which is a testament to their skill and technique. Encrusted with heavy azurite and malachite verdigris- aside from a couple of small holes is intact, there is no breakage. The entire piece has a diagonal Width: 30cm/11.8in. Individual D: 12cm and H: 13cm/5.1in. See last enlargement (sorry about the quality of the image)for reference.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1405431 (stock #6159)
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$120.00
Nice old wood bowl from circa late 19th to early 20th century- some losses to the lacquer but otherwise good condition. D: 16.3cm/6.4in an H: 6.4cm/2.5in
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1405425 (stock #6155)
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$230.00
Rare one of a kind astrological animal (tiger) from the Western Jin Dynasty- the front legs may have been ground down. Fantastic detail with traces of a thin lead glaze, noticeable from the areas of silver patina (see 4th enlargement). L: 10.1cm/4in and H: 4cm/1.6in. See last image for reference of Yueyao vessel with an identical style to the Western Jin.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre AD 1000 item #1405271 (stock #6150)
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$150.00
Unusual pair of gray stoneware Cizhou funeral jars with white slip, clear glaze and appliqué human figures on the neck. Some of the glaze came off when trying to clean the dirt adhesions off so best to leave it alone for now. Soak it for a week or to in plain water and it might come of with a toothbrush under running water. Usually this style is found in a Qingbai glaze and these are the only ones I have seen in Cizhou. Possibly these were not meant to have lids as the mouth rim is ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1405120 (stock #6143)
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$80.00
Terra cotta antique, roof “end tile” depicting apsara from a Wat (Thai Buddhist Temple). 14cm/5.5in height, Ayutthaya Period (1351 to 1767) Condition as pictured.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1405119 (stock #6142)
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$500.00
Tang zhenmushou tomb guardian. These were interred in the vault and meant to subdue evil and protect the deceased. This fantastic creature, like the Western Chimera, were composite animals having the stripes and fierce countenance of a tiger and hooves like a deer. Most of the pigments appear to be original, with rare traces of gold applied to the sides of the chest and nose. The “spikes” on the side have been repaired with the probability of more on the body. H: 30cm/11.8in and W: (at ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1405115 (stock #6139)
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$300.00
Fine old silk brocade supplementary weft embroidered on cotton backing from the Mulao ethnic group, circa early 20th CE with phoenix and floral pattern. L: 109cm/42in and W: 68cm/26in (with cotton border L: 128cm/50in and W: 83cm/32in). A couple of worn “threadbare” patches but overall excellent condition and color given its age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1405110 (stock #6134)
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$110.00
Lovely Chinese basket most likely woven by the Zhuang or another of the many ethnic minorities in Guangxi Zhuang, China where I bought this over 20 years ago. This woven from split reed stalks and has a nice soft feel to it. This piece is quite old, 50 to 100 years (best guess). It has an unusual trapezoidal/oval shape and I like it for its sturdy simplicity. Minor unraveling of some of the weaves here and there but in very good condition given it age. H: 14cm/5.5in and L: 24cm/.5in...