Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1373050 (stock #4111)
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$700.00
Fine three panel wedding blanket from the Bouyi (Buyi) ethnic group Libo County, Guizhou, China. The supplementary weft “well” patterned embroidery is silk except for the black medallions- the field is all handspun cotton. The black border is a later addition made from hand woven cotton. Circa mid 20th century very good condtion. W: 83cm/33in and L:130cm/49in (with border, W: 114cm/43in and L: 160cm/62in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1372376 (stock #4100)
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$800.00
Excellent, circa 1950s, 3 paneled weaving from the Zhuang ethnic group in Guangxi Zhuang, Southern China. The body is woven from very fine handmade cotton thread while the weft supplementary embroidery is done with silk floss threads (the small blue indigo medallions are done with cotton). Quite a heavy piece because of all the embroidery. L: 161cm/63in and W: 100cm/39in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1980 item #1371232 (stock #4082)
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$100.00
Mixed lot of ungraded coral polished “bits” of varying colors. In my opinion undyed total weight 96 grams and 130 pieces. See last enlargement for scale metric scale. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail. They are all nice- I just don’t know what to do with them.
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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~Sold~
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.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1336969 (stock #3289)
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$600.00
Classic Mongolian hall carpet incorporating the typical “three blue” color palette with abstract geometrical central floral medallion and auspicious Chinese flowers and symbols. Excellent condition- the fringe on head ends seems to have been rewoven for stabilization. Circa 1940 – 1950. W: 112cm/44in and L: 180cm/71in
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1980 item #1324893 (stock #3144)
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$120.00
Exquisite small gilt copper image of the Samantabadra Buddha in yab yum with his consort Dharmavajra, who holds a Khartika & a skull cup in her hands. Very precisely detailed H: 6cm/2.3in seated on a lotus blossom, Not very old-, this piece was made by the lost wax cast method by the Sakya School of statue makers in Patan, Nepal. Free shipping via Hong Kong, registered airmail.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1322678 (stock #3127)
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$110.00
Nice ensemble of 7 small vintage saucers of Chinese porcelain from the Jingdezhen kilns. These date from the 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s, so you have a good sampling showing the early People’s Republic export ware. Two have hairline cracks while one has a couple of chips on the rim. Diameters- 16cm to 10cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1320058 (stock #3103)
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$500.00
Unique bast fiber blanket from Malipo, Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Wenshan County, Yunnan China near Vietnam. The border is composed of a bast fiber warp and weft: either hemp or “huo cao” fireweed. The center panels seems to be cotton but may incorporate some hemp as well but it is difficult to for me to tell as I have seen some very soft hemp cloth in the past. This piece is two ply and was probably used as a duvet type bed cover as you could either stuff it w...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1320057 (stock #3102)
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$500.00
Unique bast fiber blanket from Malipo, Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Wenshan County, Yunnan China near Vietnam The border looks to be cotton weft and a very fine hemp or “huo cao” fireweed fiber. The panel seems to be cotton but may incorporate some hemp as well but it is difficult to for me to tell as I have seen some very soft hemp cloth in the past. This piece is two ply and was probably used as a duvet type bed cover as you could either stuff it with it insulati...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1980 item #1319657 (stock #3099)
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$400.00
Exquisite inside painted glass crystal bottle depicting 7 tigers in a mountain landscape. This piece is dated 1987 which marks the height of contemporary Chinese Arts and Crafts as this coincides with opening up of the PRC and its eagerness to highlight the skill of their traditional artisans. Pieces from this period are much sought after by Chinese collectors since quality has since then declined. The quality of this piece may be recognized by realistic three dimensional details and...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1980 item #1312352 (stock #3142)
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$250.00
Ebony heartwood sculpture of Bodhidharma, known locally as Da Mo and Daruma in Japan, was Buddhist monk of possibly central Asian origin, who is said to have been the founder of the Chan (Zen) Buddhist sect in China as well as the Shaolin Kung Fu Monastery. I acquired this at a charity sale at a Buddhist church, raising money for scholarships to underprivileged students in China. This piece is very well carved. If you follow the grain of the wood you can see where this is incorpo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1308280 (stock #3129)
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$1100.00
Fine intricate four paneled handwoven bed cover made with handspun natural local indigo dyed cotton from the Ha/Meifu dialect speaking Li people, Hainan Island. The black color is in the design is achieved by burying the thread in the mud after being dyed with indigo. Symbols depicted on this piece are single face embroidered mother and son figures. Excellent condition, L: 1.86m/6ft1in and W: 1.25m/4ft2in. Reference: Traditional Brocade of the Li Ethnic Group- Fu Guiha (editor in chi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1306570 (stock #3115)
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$150.00
Exquisite vintage hand woven panel used for jacket or dress trims by the Miao people in Guizhou. Please examine close-ups to appreciate the exceptional detail of the handwork on this piece. I bought this in Kaili, Guizhou about 13 years ago and had it framed in handmade traditional embossed “mud cloth”, so could be used as wall hanging. Unframed W: 18cm/7.1in and L 133/cm/52.5in, framed W: 36cm/13.2in and L: 170cm/67in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1306417 (stock #3114)
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$150.00
Beautiful baby carrier panel from one of the Miao (a.k.a. Hmong) minorities from Southwest China. I bought this in a market in Yangshuo, Guangxi Zhuang, China over 20 years ago and it never appears to have been used and as such is in pristine condition. For the exception of the striped side borders this all hand silk embroidered with a stunning butterfly and bird pattern against a hand woven black cotton background. Free world wide shipping via Hong Kong registered airmail. H: 78c...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1305781 (stock #3094)
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$1000.00
Exceptionally fine wedding blanket from the Zhuang ethnic group from Guizhou/Guangxi Zhuang China. This has a floss silk supplementary weft against on a 5 handspun threads per millimeter backing. This is an heirloom piece 30 to 50 years old in perfect condition with fading or wear. It is worth noting this kind of workmanship is no longer being done in China as most young women will go to the cities to find employment rather than hang around the village and produce these. L: 147cm/48...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1305779 (stock #3093)
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$250.00
Good wedding blanket from the tiny Maonan ethnic group from Guizhou/Guangxi Zhuang. This has a supplementary warp silk embroidered phoenix and butterfly pattern against a red back ground on a handspun cotton foundation. The purple dye has bled into the blanket on the on the lower right hand section (noted in enlargements), which is why the price is low on this piece. Bordered by three sections of cloth the actual size is L: 118cm/4.6.5in and W: 73cm/29in. Total size with border L: 16...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1284223 (stock #2992)
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$170.00
Very rare complete jacket back panel from the remote Miao Jiupang group from Jiahe County, Guizhou province (see last enlargement). This style of decoration is unique to this group and very difficult to make, as every tiny bit of tin has to be individually cut and crimped. Recently acquired from a private Hong Kong collector, these are the first examples I have send of these I have seen in the past 10 years. Excellent condition This is semi antique circa 50 to 60 years old L: 39cm/15.5i...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1284219 (stock #2991)
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$170.00
Very rare complete jacket back panel from the remote Miao Jiupang group from Jiahe County, Guizhou province (see last enlargement), with purple embroidered pattern between the spaces in the tin decoration. This style of decoration is unique to this group and very difficult to make, as every tiny bit of tin has to be individually cut and crimped. Recently acquired from a private Hong Kong collector, these are the first examples I have send of these I have seen in the past 10 years....
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1284217 (stock #2990)
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$170.00
Very rare complete jacket back panel from the remote Miao Jiupang group from Jiahe County, Guizhou province (see last enlargement), with purple embroidered pattern between the spaces in the tin decoration. This style of decoration is unique to this group and very difficult to make, as every tiny bit of tin has to be individually cut and crimped. Recently acquired from a private Hong Kong collector, these are the first examples I have send of these I have seen in the past 10 years....
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1265693 (stock #2841)
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$120.00
Good quality Jingdezhen vase with red underglaze lion and well executed apocryphal Guangxu reign mark on the bottom circa 1960s, excellent condition. H: 19cm/7.5in and D: 11cm/4.2in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1960 item #1265553 (stock #2837)
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$280.00
Quirky enameled aluminum repousse wood framed panel with two fish, “good luck” fu and dragon’s gate characters. This would have been given to someone after to graduating or obtaining a job promotion to wish them success in their future endeavors. The “socialist” aluminum and red enamels indicate this would have been made in the early period of the People’s Republic of China, predating the Cultural Revolution so it is from the 1950s or 60s. This is a unique piece- after ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1960 item #1257335 (stock # 2786)
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$110.00
Old Chinese bamboo bitong around 50 or 60 years old. A few checks in the surface but none of them go all the way through the body, an attractive rustic looking piece with nice patina and is quite large, H: 27cm/106in and D:13cm/5.1.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1256903 (stock #2778)
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$320.00
Fine and rare old Yao/Mien all hand spun and woven cotton wedding veil with silk thread embroidered geometrical design, circa 50 years old. This piece is from Kim Mien group and was originally collected in Northern Laos. The colors on this piece are subtle and restrained (please note the use of shades of brown and blue in enlargements) and the brown and white tassels. Except for a couple of tiny holes this piece is in excellent condition. W: 47cm/18.5in and L: 75cm/29.5in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1235415 (stock #2704)
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$140.00
Lovely vintage cricket box 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. Please note last enlargement to compare to item #7003, these are fairly identical except for this one having a lighter cobalt blue (it’s all a matter of taste), probably more valuable as a pair than individually but will sell either way. H: 11.8cm/4.5in and D: 10.3cm/4....
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1235412 (stock #2703)
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$140.00
Lovely vintage cricket box 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. H: 11.8cm/4.5in and D: 10.3cm/4.1in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1175689 (stock #2474)
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$400.00
Rare (one of a kind), semi antique basket from the Naxi/Nakhi ethnic group in Yunnan province. I purchased this in 2001 at a local market in Lijiang (now a UNESCO heritage site). Constructed of bamboo with much of lacquer intact, this piece is circa 50 to 80 years old, most interesting is an auspicious coin symbol woven into the top. This kind of thing always reminds of the labor intensiveness that is put in to decorating such a humble object. I have traveled to Yunnan several times since ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1174230 (stock #2468)
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$150.00
Fine and rare pair of molded leather tobacco boxes from the Bai ethnic group in Yunnan, China. These are covered in black lacquer showing quite sophisticated craftsmanship on par with the Dai/Shan peolple who are acknowledged to be the best in this region, and date circa mid 20th century. These were purchased in a rural Yunnan Bai market, near Dali several years ago. I have found many references to Bai lacquer but never any pictures or other documentation other than they grow the tree from ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #1173374 (stock #2462)
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$430.00
Fine and rare semi antique, approximately 60 to 80 years old, supplementary weft silk floss embroidered, on a natural indigo dyed base of hand spun cotton thread, child’s blanket from the Zhuang ethnic group Southern China. This has a very unusual pattern I have seen only on one other Zhuang textile, please note the center field is covered with a repetition of the Chinese character “Wang”, which means king, also quite unusual are auspicious coin symbols. There is one simple repair in enlar...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1173063 (stock #2459)
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$120.00
Rare purse from the Yao (aka Mien) people of Yunnan or Laos. This is a piece semi antique circa 60 years old composed of all hand spun cotton, silk and red wool margin at the top (the exception would be the decorative ribbons which are commercial). This style of purse is pictured in Jess Pourret's The Yao but I’ll have to say the embroidery on this is much better. Also rare is the use of natural dyes and hand loomed strap. There is some deterioration on the stitching on one side, pointed out...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1172439 (stock #2452)
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$700.00
Exceptionally fine late 20th CE wedding cover from the Zhuang ethnic group. This piece is in perfect condition and is composed of silk floss on cotton using the supplementary weft embroidery technique. With the migration of rural young women moving to the “big city” to get factory jobs, this art has all but died out. The quality of the weaving on this piece as good as or better than on a much older piece. Dimensions: 104cm/41in x 156cm/61in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1960 item #1156534 (stock #2430)
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$220.00
Good carved bamboo bitong with five panels depicting classic garden and scholar themes. I bought this Guangxi Zhuang, China in the late 1990s, a 1950 to 1960 dating seems reasonable. There is a hole drilled at the bottom and a small crack coming out of it, otherwise excellent condition. H: 13.4cm/5.2in and D: 6.8cm/2.8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1960 item #1150461 (stock #2400)
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$110.00
Fine horn personal seal in standard “Kaishu’ script acquired in Kunming, Yunnan in the late 1980s carved from horn, this was well used when I got it so will give it a “guestimate” age of around 50 years- possibly older. The color of the horn is quite light for buffalo and has a very appealing grain to it. H: 7.8cm/3.1in and 1.2cm/.6in x 1.2cm/.6in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1135268 (stock #2367)
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$220.00
Stunning flambé glazed jar with predominant pomegranate (ish) outer glaze and azure blue inner glaze. This piece appears to be emulating a Song official Jun ware as it has the typical brown glaze inside the foot found only the “Imperial” pieces, but this shape was never found in this class. Most likely this is from the Shekwan/Shiwan kiln in Guangdong, as they were the masters at reproducing the classic Song glazes, although this piece has the weight and feel of stoneware more than po...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1093202 (stock #2380)
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$900.00
Fine and rare five paneled skirt, from the Meifu subgroup of the Li people Hainan Island, circa mid 20th century. This kind of ikat textile is unique among Chinese minority groups. The top panel on this appears to be recent as it is composed of brighter colored commercial cotton thread, bear in mind that hand weaving commercial thread is more difficult than handspun given that its is finer. The rest of the skirt (circa 1950/1960) is hand spun cotton and indigo with abstract human and anim...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1091144 (stock #2371)
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$800.00
Rare two paneled wedding blanket with stylized confronted birds and flowers (ref. Hali Magazine, issue, 155, pg 67, Eric Boudot, Chinese Minorities Textiles) from the Dai minority, Dehong, Yunnan, China. The Dai are members of the greater ethnic group usually referred as Shan, the majority of who live in the Burma, Shan State. This type of textile however is unique only to the Daizu and is composed of all natural dyes and hand spun cotton, with the exception of some the brown warp threads whic...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1082925 (stock #2360)
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$700.00
Fine and rare five paneled skirt, from the Meifu subgroup of the Li people Hainan Island, circa mid 20th century. These kinds of textiles are unique among Chinese minority weavings as they combine supplementary weft brocade and tie dye ikat techniques. The colored threads in the brocaded panel are a combination of cotton, and polyester while the rest of the skirt is hand spun cotton and indigo in an abstract and zoomorphic design- pulled apart at the seam on top, no rips or holes. W: 132cm/5...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1082916 (stock #2359)
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$700.00
Fine and rare four paneled skirt, from the Meifu subgroup of the Li people Hainan Island, circa mid 20th century. These kinds of textiles are unique among Chinese minority weavings as they combine supplementary weft brocade and tie dye ikat techniques. The colored threads in the brocaded panel are a combination of silk, cotton, and polyester while the rest of the skirt is hand spun cotton and indigo in an abstract and zoomorphic design. There is one negligible small hole. W: 111cm/ 43in and ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1082903 (stock #2358)
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$700.00
Fine and rare four paneled skirt, from the Meifu subgroup of the Li people, Hainan Island, circa mid 20th century. These kinds of textiles are unique among Chinese minority weavings as they combine supplementary weft brocade and tie dye ikat techniques. The colored threads in the brocaded panel are polyester and commercial white thread while the rest of the skirt is hand spun cotton and indigo. There is some minor even fraying at the bottom and a few negligible small holes. W: 124cm/49in and H: ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1060158 (stock #2285)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$120.00
Tibetan Buddhist “windhorse” woodblock with loads of auspicious symbols (trigrams, dorjes etc) for printing small prayer flags about 40 to 50 years old, still perfectly usable (I’ve thought of making cards with this but never got around to it). The “wind horse” has its origins the earlier Bon folk religion but has been incorporated to Tantric art for the past couple of hundred years. I’ve researched a few of interpretations of this symbol, which are quite complex so suffice to ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #773862 (stock #1860)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$170.00
Beautiful Miao woman’s apron with black calendered cotton cloth, and green commercial (possibly polyester) 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 30 to 50 years of age. W: 40cm/15.8in and L: 43cm/17in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #773815 (stock #1858)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$210.00
Good woman’s skirt panel or apron from the Yi minority, approximately 40 to 60 years old. Old Yi textiles are quite rare due to Yunnan’s (the Yi cultural heartland) proximity to Thailand where they have been bought up and collected by Thai dealers since all the old “Hill Tribe” textiles in Thailand have long since vanished. The Yi are one of the oldest of the ethnic groups in China (besides the Han of course) and were a warlike tribe being a feudal slave owning society up to (and ...