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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1369433 (stock #WA562)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$450.00
Made from banded agate with a particularly intricate pattern on one sde, this bead has a very dramatic appearance. From very early times in numerous cultural centres throughout West and South Asia, this “Sulemani” form of agate was assumed to have health-giving properties. It was valued and sought-after as a result. Dimensions: 26 mm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1900 item #1369431 (stock #CH7.112)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$600.00
This is a beautifully finished faceted bottle carved from yellow glass. The pleasing hexagonal form originated in the eighteenth century, but this example dates from the late Qing period. The glass stopper is carved in the form of a chilong. Dimensions: height, 7.5 cm; width, 4.3 cm. Condition: Almost perfect, just a few minor scratches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1366353 (stock #CH2.11)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$680.00
This is a beautiful example of one of the most stunningly original forms in the whole history of Chinese ceramics. It was made in Sichuan about 2,000 years ago, but it is remarkably modern in its swirling design and in the integration of the two large eyes into the curves of the handles. This form is sometimes said to be reminscent of the female body, and it does indeed have an anthropomorphic presence, but in the end its strength lies in its vitality as a piece of abstract sculpture...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1366350 (stock #CH5.58)
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A finely-potted dingyao porcelain dish, with a moulded and auspicious design of a peony at the centre and two phoenixes amidst foliage in the cavetto within a key fret border. The rim is silver. Northern Chinese, Song or Jin dynasty, C11-12. No photograph can communicate the appeal of dingyao which combines both softness and severity...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1366076 (stock #CH1.105&106)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$350.00
Two authentic composite eye beads made during the Warring States Period, circa 481 to 221 BC. The composite type of Warring States bead is made with a thin layer of glass overlaid on a clay or ceramic material core. The bead with a blue base and a darker blue S design, is much more unusual, being found, in comparison to the brown based beads, at a ratio approximately of 1 to 20, so it is definitely worth collecting...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1366069 (stock #CH1.122)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$360.00
A rare composite eye bead made during the Warring States Period, circa 481 to 221 BC. The composite type of Warring States bead is made with a thin layer of glass overlaid on a clay or ceramic material core. This one is in especially good condition. From every aspect the frame of rich brown intersecting lines creates an almost mask-like structure for the blue and white, or yellow, raised eyes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1366067 (stock #SEAP404)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$660.00
These beads date from approximately 2,000 years ago, and were found in Southern Thailand. They are strung temporarily, the bright carnelians spaced with tiny blue drawn glass beads that would have been manufactured at one of the Indo-Pacific beadmaking sites in S-E Asia. The carnelians are graduated and colour-matched from left to right...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1366065 (stock #WA537)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$1,100.00
These large beads with stratified eyes and trailed decoration are very rare. They were almost certainly made in one of the Hellenistic settlements around the Black Sea. They were traded to the Sarmatian and Scythian nomadic peoples who controlled vast inland territories, and who attached these beads as signs of status and wealth to personal clothing and to horse apparel...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1366062 (stock #CH1.102)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$390.00
A rare composite eye bead made during the Warring States Period, circa 481 to 221 BC. The composite type of Warring States bead is made with a thin layer of glass overlaid on a clay or ceramic material core. There are five small white glass eyes around each of the larger eyes which are made of stratified layers of blue on top of white glass...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1366057 (stock #CH3.94)
Maklaiheung Gallery
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The bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara is shown standing on a lotus plinth rising from a four-legged platform, his right hand raisedin tribangha and a kamandalu ('holy water' bottle) pendent from the left hand. He is wearing a crown centered by a figure of Amitabha Buddha, and his head is surrounded by an aureole inscribed with flames, at the top of which another image of the Buddha emerges...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Byzantine : Pre AD 1000 item #1366053 (stock #WA310)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$480.00
Mysterious because of its luminosity and its light weight. amber was highly sought after as a prestige material in the ancient world. This bead is rare not only for its size but for the craftmanship that went into its making. The amber came of course from the Baltic but the bead was carved in the first millennium CE in West Asia. It would always have been an extremely valuable and unusual object of personal adornment. Condition: Old wear as is to be expected in ancient amber...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre AD 1000 item #1366050 (stock #CH1.16)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$320.00
These hard-stone axes of oval section have been found in Yangshao neolithic sites in Shensi province, dating to the late 5th-early 4th millennium BCE. This is a particular fine example, made from a large oblong pebble of a very hard jadelike stone. The sides and butt are left rough, and the tip is polished to a slightly curved profile on both sides...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1365294 (stock #SEAP329)
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Pedestal cups are quite common among first millennium BCE pottery from a variety of different cultures in mainland Southeast Asia...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1365293 (stock #SEAP338)
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Pedestal cups are quite common among first millennium BCE pottery from a variety of different cultures in mainland Southeast Asia. Perhaps it can be assumed that they served a ritual function, possibly in conjunction with the large bronze bells that are also found at many of these sites. The Ban Chiang examples from Northeast Thailand are particularly lively, with their freely-painted buff and brick red decorations. This one, however, is especially rare because it is one of only a handful of rec...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1492 item #1365290 (stock #TH241)
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This compelling sculpture belongs to a small group of Thai Ping 1 Buddhas cast during a short period of time in Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand in the late fifteenth century. Carol Stratton in Buddhist Sculpture of Northern Thailand describes them as being “among the finest images made in the history of the the Lan Na kingdom. Elegant and beautifully rendered… they radiate a luminous spirituality.” This one has a particularly fine patina which comes from the original high lead (and/or silv...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1363556 (stock #CH4.55)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$80.00
This small but fine piece belongs to the Maklaiheung's QingBai Collections. About Qingbai Wares: "The special characteristic comes from the body, which is natural porcelain clay, and its glaze, which is made by diluting in water the porcelain body material mixed with lime." "Rims on qingbai bowls and dishes were also sometimes fitted with a silver band in the same manner as the Northern Ding wares, to cover the unglazed rims."- Gotheborg Condition: Good. No sign of repair or restorati...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1492 item #1361809 (stock #CH4.52)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$86.00
Diameter: 13.97 cm Condition: Good, no repair or restoration. Normal ware due to its age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1359705 (stock #CH4.57)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$88.00
A small Qingbai brush washer from Song Dynasty (960 - 1279 AD). Dia: 12.7 cm Condition: Good. No scratch or crack on surface.