All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1960 item #1423976 (stock #6549)
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A timely and quirky soy brown glazed Korean War era chopstick holder with political slogans. The left hand column translates as “support your family and the Chinese military”, the right hand “oppose America, support Korea” and the top characters “increase productivity”. Possibly used in a factory canteen this is the only ceramic I have ever seen from this brief period...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #1413580 (stock #6284)
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Lovely Burmese jade heart with big splash of Apple Green color. This is the original color and guaranteed to be not dyed. Deserves a gold loop but I have strung it on an adjustable chord with two coral toggle beads. H: 30.5mm x 25.6mm (thickness 4.8mm). Free shipping.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #548252 (stock #1314)
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Old Chin skirt, circa 1950, from the Khumi subgroup in Burma. The design is called “amtosa” although deceptively simple is really extremely complex; please note in enlargements that the reverse side of this textile does not show any of the pattern on the front. This is made on a backstrap loom of very fine homespun cotton with a beaded open work border along the selvedge. Three small repaired holes. L: 1.8m/6ft and W: 40.5cm/16in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1420178 (stock #6391)
Colorful Stieng woman’s wrap around skirt from the Xtiêng (Stieng), estimated population of 7000, minority Binh Duong Province and Dong Nai Province of southeastern Vietnam. Hand woven with handspun cotton field and patterns of combination synthetic and cotton commercial yarns, this piece dates to circa 1970 to 1980 (i.e. post Vietnam War era). The Keith Harring (ish) anthropomorphic images are quite unusual. Provenance- Rob C. Clark Ethnobotanist PhD...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1376855 (stock #4161)
Very fine lacquer “siri” box from the Karen ethnic group in Northern Thailand. This has thick application of black lacquer and a fine naturally aged patina- circa 50 to 60 years old. There are two inner trays and is in good condition- there is one old repair at the bottom that may be noted in the last enlargement. H: 10.5cm4.1in and D: 9cm/3.5in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1423339 (stock #6448)
Rare Zo/Tedem blanket. The Tedum aka Tiddim are a subgroup of the Chin, who live in Northern Burma, Chin State, bordering India. This piece is circa 1950-1960, spun from commercial, hand dyed cotton thread with some single faced supplementary and diamond twill patterns. Please see enlargements to appreciate the complexity of this weave. There are a few pin holes but noting egregious (one small repair with rice grain for scale). L: 180cm/70in and W: 104cm/40in...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1408149 (stock #6176)
Excellent small Rawang Nung basket. The Rawang are a subgroup of the Kachin people and live in some of the last great wilderness forests left in Burma. Also it is interesting to note that the men do the weaving and with advent of plastic bags this pretty much an extinct craft. This has a classic double woven wall to give this piece stamina and durability...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1980 item #1413512 (stock #6282)
Archaic (Zhou) style nephrite bi with raised dots and mythical beasts. H: 10:8cm/4.2in and W: D: 8.8cm/3.5in. Thickness 1mm. There is one chip on the side that appears to have occurred during carving due to an inclusion.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1970 item #1412370 (stock #6246)
Ensemble of three vintage carved horn seals in Kaishu script. The larger ones are made from buffalo horn while the smaller one is made from antelope horn and quite rare. Please note enlargements for and translations.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1400359 (stock #5057)
Woman’s breast cloth from the Chin or Rakhine States, Myanmar- from the Khumi, Khami or Mro- Chin subgroup. Good condition- there is one tiny pin hole and a couple of stains. Circa 1950. L: 70cm/27.5in and W: 34cm/13.2in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1980 item #1400550 (stock #5064)
Attractive copy of a calcified nephrite cong emulating a Neolithic artifact. There a are couple of minor chips on the edges, the stone is quite hard, cannot be scratched with steel. H: 15.7cm/5.8in and W: 10.3cm/4.1in. A simple wood stand is provided.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1388091 (stock #4291)
Basket from Northern Burma probaby from the Rawang or other Kachin related group. . Approximately 50 or 60 years old. Increasingly difficult to source, this is a fine example of Burmese tribal basketry. Condition: good natural polished feel to the surface, a couple of “breaks” on upper rim of basket. The hole in the handle lid seems to intentional, as it has the same wear as the rest of the piece. Dimensions: 20cm/8in height 15.5cm/6.2in diameter.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1405924 (stock #6179)
Nice old rice sickle from Cambodia with decorative mystical serpent “Naga” head. This is pre Khmer Rouge circa 1950s to 1960s. Overall good condition: blade is still sharp but could use a good clean and will disassemble at the aluminum collar. D: 37cm/14.5in across (see enlargement 2#).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1411679 (stock #6232)
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1418736 (stock #6378)
Good ikat, three paneled all hand wove woman’s sarong made with natural dyes and hand spun thread. Circa 1950 +/- W: 1.52cm/60in and L: 160cm/63in. There are two small 2mm holes on this piece. Wonderful earth tones on this.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1377888 (stock #4186)
Unusually large lacquered betel container with two inner trays, from Karen ethnic group. Circa first half 20th century, some loss to the bottom. H:11.5cm/4.5in and D: 12.6cm/5in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #1407752 (stock #6189)
Strand of “drum” shaped white glass beads from the Nyishi ethnic group of Aranchal Pradesh, north east India, strung on hand made hemp cord. These are old beads and will date them conservatively pre 1950, please note the two round shaped beads are Chinese “Peking” glass beads 19th century. A few have chips but 90% are in excellent condition. Total length 68cm/27in, please note these are all the same size, individually: D: 8mm- L: 6mm ea
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1413878 (stock #6296)
Colorful hand woven beaded shoulder cloth from the Batak people, Sumatra. This piece is quiet lively and complicated with gold treads, and large “Rasta” colored diamond patterned warp embroidered bands. The “Dame Madi Hita” is Batak language and is embroidered on both sides of the center which refers to a blessing bestowed by the giver to the recipient...