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Indian Subcontinent : India : Handicrafts : Pre 1900 item #186506 (stock #2927)
Hawkes, Asian Art
~~~SOLD~~~
A GOOD SILVER CHEROOT CASE, INDIA, 19TH CENTURY.

High grade silver with very nice handwork. The lid has a crosshatched strip for striking vestas on the top.

3.7/16” x 2.3/8” x 5/8”. Fine condition. In the last photograph you can see light coming through the cover, this is where the maker has been too enthusiastic and the material has cracked, you cannot see this from the outside. Weighs about 190 grams.

Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #265056 (stock #14-54)
Silk Road Gallery
SOLD
Hand hammered designs around the tops of copper water urns in Kathmandu, Nepal, designated particular sections of the city. This 19th century urn would have been carried to the communal well, most likely by one of the women of a household who filled the urn with water and carried it home on her head. Still today in much of Nepal many households are without running water and community wells are visited at least once every day...
Indian Subcontinent : India : Handicrafts : Pre 1900 item #278680 (stock #3037)
Hawkes, Asian Art
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A BUDDHIST STUPA, LATE 19TH CENTURY.

From the Indian sub-continent. Now polished, it has traces of red paint here and there. I assume it is from the latter years of the 19th century when most of these items came to England from India and Ceylon.

Approximately 8.1/2” high. Seems in good condition though the rim of the dome is slightly deformed. The foot-rim is also deformed...

Indian Subcontinent : India : Handicrafts : Pre 1900 item #278686 (stock #3038)
Hawkes, Asian Art
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A VERY FINE INDIAN SILVER VISITING CARD CASE, 19TH CENTURY.

Just imagine yourself as a young East India Company officer arriving in 19th century India. When you finally arrived at your posting’s British Cantonment you didn’t actually speak to any of the other British residents until you had been introduced. This involved calling at the houses of your betters and leaving your visiting card in the hope of receiving later an invitation to tiffin, or better...

Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Pre 1900 item #298517 (stock #35-54)
Silk Road Gallery
SOLD
Leopard claws, worn as a charm to ward off evil, are set in a large silver pendant on this late 19th century necklace from Sri Lanka. Such necklaces were considered masculine jewelry and, along with earrings, armlets and anklets for males, regarded as status symbols and portable emblems of power as well. Two large claws and one claw tip are set into the bottom of the pendant. The upper two-thirds of the pendant is covered with rows of filigree work...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #314315 (stock #3194)
Hawkes, Asian Art
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A SINO TIBETAN BRONZE FIGURE OF YAMA DHARMARAJA, 18TH ~ 19TH CENTURY.

This frightening image is of the protector with a bull’s head and a third eye. Though not now in the best of condition it displays high quality work on the detailing and suggests Chinese work to me. The base plate is held in place with solder, done a long time ago, and may be the original. Yama is attached to the plinth with two tines and readily comes off.

5.1/2 inches high...

Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #322422 (stock #41-42)
Silk Road Gallery
SOLD
Antique turquoise and silver ornaments worn in the hair by Tibetan women, and sometimes men as well, seem to hold a special power to evoke the mountains and mystery of Tibet. This 19th century piece is shaped like a conch shell, Buddhist symbol of the absence of evil. We had a silver loop added to one end so it can be worn as a pendant. A large, earthy turquoise stone is set in the center of the piece, and small turquoise disks are lined across the top and bottom...
Indian Subcontinent : India : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #329698 (stock #3236)
Hawkes, Asian Art
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A BRITISH RAJ TOPOGRAPHICAL PAINTING, BOMBAY, INDIA, 1846.

A small watercolour painting on paper, mounted on a larger sheet, of English sailors visiting the Tomb on Butcher’s Island in Bombay Harbour. The painting is titled on the mounting sheet “Mahommedan Tomb and Banian Tree - (Butcher’s Id. Bombay Harb.) – 1846. Unsigned. Topographical paintings of India from this period are increasingly difficult to find these days.

Image size is 7.11/16 inches by 5.1/2 inches...

Indian Subcontinent : India : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #331146 (stock #3240)
Hawkes, Asian Art
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AN OLD SILVER & ROCK CRYSTAL ARM BRACELET, INDIA, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY.

The bracelet consists of eleven pieces of facetted rock crystal set into silver mounts, the settings enclosed at the back in order to reflect the light. The stringing ends with gold wrapped thread and a slider to adjust the diameter.

I was told by the former owner that this is an 18th century piece but I am no expert, it is certainly old and so I think an 18th / 19th century attribution is fair...

Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Pre 1900 item #345931 (stock #35-55)
Silk Road Gallery
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Expertly fashioned silverwork and nine disks of gorgeous green aventurine make this 19th century necklace from Sri Lanka (Ceylon) a stunning piece. Each disk is enclosed in a worked silver bezel and hangs from a small silver hinge attached to a 12-sided silver bead. Strung on a fine braided rope, the beads are separated with small silver circles. On each side, the green disks and beads are bracketed with a slender, curved slider...
Indian Subcontinent : India : Handicrafts : Pre 1900 item #412240 (stock #3425)
Hawkes, Asian Art
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A FINE SILVER EWER, INDIA OR INDO PERSIAN, 19TH CENTURY

This superbly crafted silver jug was possibly used for serving tea or coffee. It seems to be similar to the work produced in northern India...

Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #417570 (stock #61-30)
Silk Road Gallery
$980.00
A beautifully crafted piece of jewelry from Rajasthan in North India, this sterling silver necklace has finely embossed images of 44 peacocks and is itself shaped to resemble a fanned peacock tail. From the late 19th century, the necklace is made of 92.5 percent silver and weighs 240 grams. Judging by its weight, regal design and motif of the peacock, national bird of India, this was a ceremonial piece and most likely was worn by a man. Eight vertical plates with peacocks and flowers in graduat...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #507795 (stock #3554)
Hawkes, Asian Art
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Compact and attractive carving of the much beloved Indian god Ganesha. Dates from the 19th century. In excellent condition with much of the paint remaining.

2.1/2 inches (6.4 cm) high.

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Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1900 item #538845 (stock #41-48)
Silk Road Gallery
SOLD
This early 19th century Tibetan cabinet is painted with flowers and foliage that revealed original deep colors as we painstakingly removed layers of soot from the surface. A combination of the high Himalayan climate and soot from yak butter lamps has the fortunate result of protecting colors on painted Tibetan furniture. The inside of this piece still retains the wonderful exotic odor of burning lamps. Each of the four doors is centered with a cartouche of red and purplish flowers nestled among ...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #542737 (stock #6024)
The China Coast
$540.00
From an old collection - (1) One Nepalese manuscript delicately painted with nine Hindu and Buddhist deities including Ganesha and Avalokitesvara, ink and pigment on paper; comprising nine sheets with paintings - out of total of approx. 49 sheets, with frontis sheet. 19th century or earlier. 6" x 2 3/4". (2) Together with a Bengali manuscript, ink on palm leaves comprising approx. 40 leaves; probably 18th/19th century. 14 1/2" x 2 1/2".
Indian Subcontinent : India : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #551034 (stock #3632)
Hawkes, Asian Art
SOLD
A splendid carved and painted marble sculpture of the Hindu deity Vishnu in the form of the avatar Narasimha, half-lion, half-man. From northern India, mid 19th century.

“Lord Vishnu then emerged as a half lion, half man from the pillar which was neither inside the house nor outside, and the time was evening, neither night nor day. He then killed Hiranyakasyapa, the King of the Demons, thus saving the life of his devotee Prahlada.”

7.3/16 inches (18.3cm) high, 4.1/4 inches (10....

Indian Subcontinent : India : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #558522 (stock #61-40, 43)
Silk Road Gallery
$1,100.00
The splendor and sophistication of the Delhi court 300 years ago are reflected in this pair of Indian miniatures of a king and queen of Delhi. These portraits were painted in the mid-19th century and memorialize Delhi's past rulers in classic Mughal style. The king, dressed in gold, purple and peach finery, is shown holding a small red book. Two panels above the portrait repeat images of his elaborate headpiece and the book. Panels below show his royal slippers and two flowers. The colors of the...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1900 item #623708
Zentner Collection
$4,000.00
Beautiful Indian silver repouse bowl decorated with scenes from the life of Shiva in deeply hammered bas relief, 19th century. Weight 201 grams. Size: 11 1/2" wide x 8" high
 
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