Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pre 1950 item #1408937 (stock #6201)
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$180.00
Classic example of Papuan New Guinea art in the form of a mask made from mud, a turtle shell a few lyre bird feathers and ochre pigment. I acquired this in 1988 from a dealer who personanallu acquired it along the Upper Sepik River and it was around 30 to 40 years old when he got it. There is some pigment loss and a crack in the mud on the side noted in enlargements. H: 22cm/18.5in and W;16.5/6.5
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1980 item #1394875 (stock #4400)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$180.00
Ideal gift for Valentine's Day. Lovely and simple, Burmese jade heart with big splash of Apple Green color. 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). This is about 30 years old, originally acquired from and old jade dealer in HK going out of business- given it’s age it will retain it’s color and is not dyed.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1244707 (stock #2754)
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$175.00
Good West Timor men’s mantle using supplementary warp weaving decoration on the side panels and quirky embroidered fanciful animals in the center panel. This piece is late 20th century and is woven with homespun cotton thread. Except for the embroidered pattern the dyes appear to be natural. The colors on this piece are quite toned and mellow compared to what I have seen recently coming from that region...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1390937 (stock #4354)
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$175.00
All natural dyed and handspun “resist” dyed woman’s sarong from the Flores, Nagekeo District, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia. Loosely woven in excellent condition. L: 201cm/79in and W: 140cm/55in (without fringe).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1394864 (stock #4397)
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$170.00
4047 200.00 Complete set of five Shan esoteric Buddhist images. These consist of a Buddha, three monks and a chedi. These are covered with traditional gold and back lacquer and the bodies are made from compressed powdered herbs or temple incense ash. They have a quirky abstract quality to them, their facelessness represents that the individual is inconsequential but has the potential for becoming a Buddha, on the bottom are the eight Burmese zodiac symbols based on the days of the week...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #548252 (stock #1314)
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$160.00
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 : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1970 item #1390757 (stock #4347)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$160.00
Three vintage wood stands made from natural hardwood roots, circa 1950/1970. These were acquired from an expat estate in 1987. These were previously owned by an American executive who worked in Hong Kong from 1950s to 1970s. All in fairly good condition, the blonde wood piece has tiny tip missing off one of the root ends. The third stand’s legs were added (but original) - see last enlargement for scale
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1405924 (stock #6179)
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$150.00
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 : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1394582 (stock #4377)
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$150.00
Special Offer: Reduced from $200.USD to $150.USD. Decorative and 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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1408149 (stock #6176)
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$150.00
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 : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1408799 (stock #6193)
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$150.00
Lovely mid 20th century (1950-1960) woman’s sarong with “patola” floral pattern. All very finely woven with handspun cotton and natural dyes, excellent condition and unopened. L: 1.65m/5ft 5in and W: 1.44m and 4ft 8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre 1960 item #1372264 (stock #4096)
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$150.00
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 : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1387348 (stock #4274)
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$150.00
Finely detailed woman’s full length four paneled tube sarong from Ende, Flores Island, Indonesia. I bought this in 1988, this was used when I bought in Ende and has remained in storage since then. All natural dyes and handspun, hand woven cotton. Pristine condition with soft and comfortable weave. W: 130cm/51in And L: 170cm/6.7in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1960 item #1390840 (stock #4350)
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$150.00
Large hardwood two tiered, vintage display stand (I think the wood is mahogany) with burlwood veneer. This was acquired from a local Hong Kong expat estate in 1987, and was previously owned by an American executive who worked in Hong Kong from 1950s to 1970s. There are few checks and some stains on the wood. This piece is quite heavy and solid. L: 49.5cm/19.5in, H: 16cm/6.3in and W: 18.5cm/7.5in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1405125 (stock #6147)
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$150.00
Wonderfully carved wooden Lanna Thai tiger, there is a hole in the mouth and lightly incised symbol underneath the base indicate this was meant to be a “lucky charm” or fetish of sorts- stand included. Free shipping via HK Registered Airmail. H: 7.5cm/3in and W: 4.8cm/1.9in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1391117 (stock #4359)
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$150.00
Naga basket with ceremonial tail; this was made for carrying sharpened “panji” sticks, which were stuck in the ground to impede an enemy’s progress. Perfect condition made from all naturally produced handmade materials. The basket is woven from slit bamboo strips, the fringe of the tail is made of hair from a horse’s mane, and the carrying belt is composed of a plant fiber rope and possibly pandanus/palm fiber...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #1407752 (stock #6189)
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$150.00
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 : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1970 item #1378912 (stock #4205)
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$150.00
Early People’s Republic of China molded, green glass vase (emulating celadon jade) and in the style of a Han Dynasty Hu, circa 1960 to 1970. Although millions of decorative items were produced during this period very little has survived to this day, especially anything made of glass. This piece is “as new” condition, with the original label, no damage whatsoever. Today it is easier to find original Han Hu then one of these. H: 28cm/11in and D: 20cm/7.9in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1370383 (stock #4074)
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$150.00
Nice old antique black lacquered bamboo and wood box from Cambodia circa 1950 or earlier. This part of a collection I acquired almost 20 years ago. Khmer lacquer is quite rare, not many crafts survived the Khmer Rouge era, and is a lost art. Some wear and restoration as to be expected but no major damage. D: 5cm/7.8in and H: 10.5cm/4.1in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1377888 (stock #4186)
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$150.00
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 : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1376855 (stock #4161)
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$150.00
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 #1361925 (stock #4087)
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$150.00
Nice old Tai Dam (Black Tai) blanket with bold eight pointed star pattern. Circa 60-80 years old. The backing and border is made from contemporary handspun and handwoven indigo thread. A minor stain (see enlargements) but should wash out, otherwise good condition. Total W: 90cm/35.5in and L: 170cm/65in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1390090 (stock #4325)
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$150.00
Lovely Iban woman’s skirt from near Kapit, circa 1950s, with bangkit fruit pattern, signifying fruitful abundance. Apart from the inevitable few pin holes and a couple of very minor frays on the edge, this piece is in excellent condition. The red and yellow side borders are made from commercial thread while the center is all handspun thread with natural colored indigo and vegetable dye. L: 102cm/40in and W: 52cm/20.5in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1980 item #1350703 (stock #3192)
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$150.00
Vintage women’s three paneled silk dress circa 1970 to 1990 from Bhutan. Minor fraying along one side as well some pinholes and stains. L: 2.3m/90in and W: 1.43m/56in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1379327 (stock #4213)
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$150.00
Old Timorese wooden statue commemorating a departed loved one. These were kept in the “attic” of a home and were not meant to be free standing. I bought this from an old Australian collection which was collected in the 1980s in West Timor, so this dates 1950’s to 1960s. This carved from hard wood in good condition with minor checks in the wood. H: 19.5cm/7.8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1377403 (stock #4174)
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$150.00
Fine and rare molded leather tobacco box from the Bai ethnic group in Yunnan, China. These were purchased in rural Yunnan at a Bai market, near Dali about 15 years ago. I have found a few references on Bai lacquer but never any images, so this may have been made by either the Shan(Dai) or Yi minorities who have a better documented lacquer tradition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1405830 (stock #6171)
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$150.00
Rare ceremonial rice cutter from the Karen people (this particular one is from Northern Thailand). This knife would only be used on the first cutting of the season and as with most all of the rice cultivators in Asia there is a great deal of ritual and importance given to this act, regardless of the religion i.e. Buddhist, animist, Hindu etc. The handle has a wonderful original patina and the blade is till quite sharp.Circa 60 to 100 years old...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1388091 (stock #4291)
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$150.00
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 1950 item #1409008 (stock #6205)
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$150.00
Old song bird catcher from the Minang people of Central Sumatra. I bought this in Padang in 1988 and it was already old at the time, so I can date this to about 1950. A classic honey trap, right out of the KGB spy book. A hot and seductive female bird is placed in the back of the cage and when a dumb male bird comes along and lands on the perch in front this will trip a peg that will cause the net in the front to come down and now he is caught. See last two enlargements...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1980 item #1394729 (stock #4391)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Good brush painting of a tiger by the artist Li Shou Lin dated 1978. Painted in the traditional style water color and ink mounted on silk and heavy paper. Unfortunately the mounting paper has suffered mold damage while the painting itself was affected in a minor way in the form of some discoloration, having said this if framed with new matting the flaw is very negligible. Please examine enlargements- will be mailed in a cardboard tube...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1400500 (stock #5062)
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$150.00
Semi antique woman’s sarong from the Stieng/Xtiêng ethic group Vietnam. Over 60 years old, this is woven from all handspun cotton threads. There is one ink stain and a small hole (see cover image- there is a stain on the right and further down and small hole). W: 100cm/39.8in and L: 185cm72in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1980 item #1400550 (stock #5064)
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$150.00
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 #1400359 (stock #5057)
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$150.00
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 : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1392879 (stock #4398)
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$150.00
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 : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1393453 (stock #4354)
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$140.00
Pair of Lovely vintage cricket boxes with blue underglaze Chinese landscape pattern. This was made in Jingdezhen in the 1970s/1980’s, emulating the Kangxi reign with apocryphal reign mark and wide unglazed footrim and inner rim. Later 20th century Jingdezhen porcelain has become increasingly collectable these days. H: 11.8cm/4.5in and D: 10.3cm/4.1in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1385339 (stock #4243)
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$140.00
Beautiful Miao woman’s apron with black calendered cotton cloth, and green commercial border, and fine silk embroidered center panel with hand woven silk embellished apron ties, from Guizhou. The colors in center panel are particularly luscious and I would date this piece 40 to 60 years of age. W: 40cm/15.8in and L: 43cm/17in. Free shipping Hong Kong Registered Airmail