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This copper alloy gau or amulet box has a nice patina and is decorated with four silver (of good quality) Buddhist symbols and blood coral. Diameter 8 cm. In good condition. Tibet.
The Buddha Gallery
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Simply the best! Powerful large 18/19thC Mongolian thick copper repousse FIERCE deity. He faces my bed and keeps my dreams safe. Large at 16.25 inches tall, 11 inches wide. The new custom base adds the total height to 16 inches. I recently had the base made and had the parts of the statue (such as the waist) tightened up (this type is made in parts), and the overall piece gone over by the base-maker/conservator to make sure I was doing all I could to keep this sculpture in excellent condition...
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Dynamic painting of a dancing couple in mixed media on paper, mounted on silk coated board. Signed and dated lower left. Shiavax Chavda joined the Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai in 1930. In 1935 he went to Europe, studied in England and France. In 1945 he had his first solo exhibition in Mumbai and then in Indonesia, Singapore, London, Paris and Switzerland. Old framing. Dimension: painting: c. 32 cm x 39 cm, Frame 41 cm x 51 cm. Condition: fine, frame with small losses.
H. 11,6 cm. Very nice age wear and a soft patina with traces of puja worship. Provenance: Belgian private collection.
Rare Mishmi parang or da from the Digaro subgroup Arunachal Pradesh, India. This piece is contemporary and was acquired by a friend who took part in an expedition doing Ethnobotanical research in this remote region which borders Tibet five years ago. It is constructed of a bone pommel, hand forged blade, wood open scabbard, held together with copper wire and a pigskin carrying strap...
Large gold on silver visvavajra or double dorj√©, decorated with turquoise, emerald and blood coral. Size 18.5 x 18.5 cm. The double dorje is in excellent condition.
This brooch consists of a double tiger claw mounted in gold, with a faceted sapphire on top, also mounted in gold. In very good condition. Length 6.5 cm. 14 karat gold.
Silk Road Gallery
A carved teak jewelry box with secret compartments and deep carving on richly grained teakwood has the medieval aura of Bhaktapur, Nepal's old city of lavishly carved courtyards in the shadows of the Himalayas. The construction of the box is intriguing, with its 14 compartments, four of them hidden behind a sliding panel that is cleverly integrated with the carving pattern to disguise the entry to secret trays...
This piece shows the origin of a dzi bead. The agate dzi bead is still connected with it's source rock. It shows a dragon with the pearl. This is done with the knowing eye of the carver. The length of the bead is 7 cm. The size of the rock formation is 11.5 x 7 cm. In excellent condition.
Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1920 item #1345638
An incredible dramatic pair of Indian sandstone fragments of a pair of elephants. Stunning original white pigment remains. Realistic lifelike detailing in the form of each statue, mirroring the other's position, their heads and bodies draped in ornate, decorative garb.
Early 19th century (circa 1810).
Size: 8.5" W x 21.5" L x 18.5" H
Lovely tribal bronze, cast in lost wax technique. Dhokra Damar tribes arethe traditional metalsmiths of West Bengal. Here we see the goddess Durga riding a tiger. It was cast in two parts. Total height 81 cm,Width 50 cm. Condition: there is a repair to the left front leg, an attribute is missing in the right hand of Durga. Age: 3rd quarter 20th century.
Rare Early 18th Century Bhutanese Thangka Painting of Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche), founder of Tibetan Buddhism. 26.5 x 21 inches, 67.25 x 53.25 cm.
Coins and Antiques Gallery
(lot of 2) Persian Shamshir sword, early 19th century, the hilt with wooden grips (likely replaced) with engraved cross bar guard and strap, surmounting the curved Damascene blade, having two gold inlaid Koftgari cartouches inscribed, 'Amal-e Assadollah' (The work of Assadollah), which may be an honorific rather than an actual maker's mark, this inscription honors one of the great sword makers of the Safavid period and may have been given to master Persian sword smiths, the sword also appears to...
Japanese Art Site
The phurba is one of the most important of the shaman's implements, and this particular phurba is an exceptional example of the great effort and tremendous creativity that goes into the making of this magical tool. It has an upper section with 3 faces, one smiling, one wrathful, and one peaceful. The middle section is a vajra (symbol of lightning) whose twin tips rest on knots of eternity...
A pair woman's Paduka in fish form, made of hardwood and inlaid with brass wire. Base inscribed "Hindu bath sandals" and "Anna Broadwood". A similar pair in the Bata Shoe Museum Collection in Toronto. Dimension: c. 22 cm long, 8.8 cm wide, total height: 8.4 cm. Condition: few traces of usage, a short section with missing wire (see picture no. 2).
Fire gilt bronze Amoghpasha Lokeshvara (the eight-armed Avalokiteshvara with all the attributes, like mala, lotus, trident,pasa, waterpot, scripture and the abhaya and varadamudra). 19th c.; Tibet Perfect condition
Old Kalaga from Myanmar (now Burma) featuring an unusual but colorful bird. The kalaga is embroidered with a combination of metallic and plain threads, sequins, beads and glass stones. Applied around the bird in a circle are glass-like stones that give the appearance of moonstones. In very good antique/vintage condition, it measures about 14.25 inches square. Circa 1950's or earlier.
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Finely carved mask representing a mysterious character, probably a famous Buddhist pilgrim. The mask is made of wood painted with brown and black colors to underline the face features, hair, mustache and eyes. It seems not to be meant to be worn but to be installed inside a household, for worship or to protect against evil spirits. The mask comes from the Himalayan region. Its height: 24.5 cm. It is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Very good condition despite obvious signs of age...