Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1369436 (stock #4058)
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$350.00
Fine and rare skirt group from the Li ethnic (Run speaking dialect) group Hainan Island. I acquired this piece on a trip to Hainan Island in 1987. This is composed of three panels- the upper one is an all natural dye geometric pattern, the center one is quite interesting, incorporating both the mother/son motif as well as a “Hercules” and anthropomorphic design- the lower panel is a zoomorphic design (possibly deer?)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1970 item #1369259 (stock #4055)
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$200.00
Nice set of copper boxes with blue enameled lids usde to keep a calligrapher’s seal and seal paste. The seal box has the famous Lantingji Xu - “Preface to Poems at the collected at the Orchid Pavilion”, written during the Eastern Jin Dynasty, incised on the back. This is considered to by many Chinese literati to be the greatest example of calligraphy of all time. These date are pre 1970 possibly much earlier and were made at the same workshop. Good condtion no damage...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1362404 (stock #4094)
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$120.00
Exquisite miniature celadon lugged jar circa 2nd half 20th century, potted in the Song style. Would make an elegant little censer. Perfect condition. H: 4.6cm/1.8in and D: 6.9cm/2.7in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1361816 (stock #4084)
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SOLD
Enigmatic ensemble of four old Yao painted cloth items. According to Jess Pourret’s book, The Yao, these were either used for wrapping sacred Taoist texts or as talismans i.e. for luck or protection. They are about 40 to 50 years old very quirky iconography on hand woven fabric. The largest one is L: 56.5cm/22.5in and W: 42cm/16.2in and the smallest one is L: 55cm/21in and W: 34cm/13.2in. Free shipping Hong Kong registered airmail.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #1360166 (stock #4072)
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SOLD
Nice pair of adjustable silver bangles with Dragon and Phoenix motif. These were made as traditional Chinese wedding gifts and always given in pairs to the couple. They can be expanded and are very suitable for larger Western hands. The insides are stamped “silver” and are about 70% to 80% in purity and weigh 35 grams each. This adjustable style has went out of style (unless it is gold) and date to between 1960- 1980...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1960 item #1357225 (stock #4061)
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$220.00
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 : Hardstones : Pre 1970 item #1356338 (stock #4055)
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$160.00
Nice vintage jadeite bangle circa 40 to 70 years old. Some tiny scratches on the surface but no cracks. Unusually small size perhaps made as a “symbolic protective” gift for an infant, but it seems unlikely they would have worn it as it is so thick and heavy. Nice spinach green highlights. Outer D: 5.5cm/2.18in, inner D: 3.27cm/1.29in and thickness 1.13cm/0.44in, weight 55 grams. Slightly compressed on the inside. I think this could be worn as a pendant...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1950 item #1355137 (stock #4045)
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$500.00
Lively circa mid 20th century Khotan rug with two diamond shaped medallions and moon flower centers. Some minor repairs along the selvedge (see enlargements). A cheerful piece with an unusually complex pattern for a Xinjiang rug. L: 262cm/103in and W: 121cm/47in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1351082 (stock #3198)
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$65.00
Vintage/antique, in situ, sleeve panels from the Miao ethnic minority in Guizhou. This date from about 40 to 80 years old; please bear in mind, the ability to do this kind of work has pretty much died out as the economic development in Chinese has caused most young women in the villages to move to the city for better employment opportunities. Textiles still play an important part in Miao life but much of what is produced today is done by machine rather than hand...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1349916 (stock #3178)
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$400.00
Fine old all hand spun and hand woven wedding blanket from the tiny Maonan minority group in Guangxi and Guizhou province, circa 1940 to 1960. This piece has a very crisply silk weft embroidered classic butterfly, phoenix and floral pattern. Excellent condition. The border is made of an outer hand spun cotton cloth will the red inner border is commercial cloth. Free worldwide shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1349108 (stock #3172)
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$350.00
Fabulous pair of green dragon motif sleeve panels from the Taigong Miao community Guizhou, China. These were acquired in Beijing about 15 years ago and are mounted on all handmade indigo and black cloth. The embroidery is in perfect condition and is about 40 to 60 years old. L: 51cm/20 in and W: 28.5cm/11.2in. With border- L: 69cm/27.2in and W: 46cm/18.1in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1348983 (stock #3170)
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$150.00
Wonderful baby back strap carrier from Southern China. This has the original handspun indigo lower borders and the silk embroidered design is on handwoven cloth- the back is commercial cloth circa 40years old. H: 73.3cm/28in and W: 49cm/19.2in. Good condition no holes or tears on the front, it does have a few minor stains on the border.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1346293 (stock #3140)
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Very eclectic textile from the Jianghua Yao Autonomous County, Hunan Province. This has a poem written by Mao Tse Tung woven into it written in simplified characters but using the traditional right to left in vertical columned style...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1344280 (stock #3133)
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$1200.00
Exceptionally fine and rare three paneled ikat blanket from the Li people of Hainan Island, Southwest China. The lighter wide indigo bands consists a coarse warp fiber most likely linen or hemp and the narrow brown and dark blue indigo bands are made of a thinner and softer thread, probably cotton or cotton and bast fiber mix. In near perfect condition, there is one tiny pinhole and minor dark staining (this could also be a form a brash) on the inside- please see last enlargement...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #1340360 (stock #3313)
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~Sold~! $200.USD
Lovely Jade disc with shades of lavender and apple green. This has probably been repolished and is about 40 years old. May be worn as a pendant (adjustable “faux silk” cord included) or a used as a toggle. D: 5.5cm/2.2in and 9cm/3.4in thick. Has one tiny “flea bite” sized chip on edge.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1339078 (stock #3307)
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~sold~ $200.USD
Two bolts of P'ulo-thigma wool cloth...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1338204 (stock #3297)
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$250.00
Very fine old wool pangden cloth- all hand spun wool and mostly natural dyes. This piece is an exceptionally large piece consisting of 5 panels, circa 40 to 50 years old. The weave is quite tight and heavy and would make an excellent small blanket or throw rug. In the past these were worn by married women, but these days they are a fashion accoutrement for the modern Tibetan girl. This piece is in excellent condition with intact selvedges, no tears (one teeny tiny hole noted in la...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1337333 (stock #3293)
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$130.00
Rare and unusual shallow bowls enclosed in pewter. The original blank dishes were imported from Japan and then decorated in Hong Kong. By the 1980s this trade died out due to rising property costs as well as the transitioning of the Hong Kong manufacturing sector to China. This pair is in excellent condition and perfectly matched with floral panels and medallions. These are also the only examples I have seen jacketed in pewter. D: 17cm/6.9in and H: 4cm/1.6in. Dated to 1970’s.