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A rare Indo-Persian Mughal KHANJAR DAGGER with a particularly beautiful damascended PAMOR design blade, terminating in a triangle of overlaid gold foliage decoration. The wonderfully shaped silver grip is exquisitely crafted as a 3-dimensional Lion's head. The dominant dense pamor pattern resembles the irregular annual rings of a tree trunk. Comes with a scabbard in blue textile. Size: 14" inches ( 36 cm.). Late 18/19th Century.
Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1900 item #1315953
A rare Indo-Persian Mughal KHANJAR Dagger with a Silver Grip and a particularly beautiful damascended PAMOR Design Blade. The wonderfully shaped silver grip is exquisitely hand crafted as a 3-dimensional lion's head. The dominant dense Pamor pattern of the blade resembles the annual rings of a tree trunk. Comes with a blue textile scabbard. Very good condition with no repairs whatsoever. Size: 14" (36 cm.). Late 18th/19th Century. A collector's item par excellence...
A rare 11th/12th century Kashmiri bronze of the bodhisattava Padmapani, there is a casting flaw to the base which means the figure does not stand upright without its metal base. The figure measures 5.5 inches in height.
A globular shaped Indian waterpipe base made of zinc alloy, the body decorated with vegetal motifs, inlaid in silver and brass. Condition: inlay losses, bottom with old repair. Dimension: 16.8 cm high, weight: 1160 g.
A rare and powerful image carved in zitan wood of the naked, Lion-headed Dakini, a major Nyingmapa yidam, in a jumping/dancing pose. She holds chopper and skull cup in her hands and has the skin of a corpse slung over her shoulders. Remains of colors and gold. Large zitan images are often made of several parts due to scarcity of this type of wood. In this case the image is made of two pieces of zitan. H 19.5 cm. Tibet, 18th cent...
A very rare sinistral conch shell (Valampuri sangu). Decorated with Tibetan symbols. A right-turning shankha is especially sacred and echoes the celestial motion of the sun, moon, planets and stars. size 27.5 cm.
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Salt box with its lid, of oblong shape, lavishly decorated in relief with floral, geometric and stylized lotus designs. An opening on the side allows a spoon (now missing) to rest inside the box. Nepal, 19th century. Length: 24 cm. Height: 12,2 cm. A few tiny chips; otherwise very good condition. Collected in Nepal in the early seventies.
Rare silver mounted boar's tusk opium pipe from the Himalayas in the Tibetan area. The bowl is in the form of a dragon's head with dark blue glass eyes and has a cover fashioned as the dragon's nose with a chain attached. Marked 925. This is real treasure for the collector and is in excellent working condition. Following the outer curve it measures 7.5 inches. Dates circa 1900.
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A very rare Tibetan cabinet with many animal figures,religious items and scenes. Size: H. 75.5cm. W. 47.8cm. D. 33.5cm Condition: Normal wear.No repairs.
Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1920 item #1309441
Antique Kurdish tribal rug, made up of four separately hand knotted panels sewn together, possibly originally meant for use as a utilitarian bedding bag (mafrash), beautiful array of colors, the two central panels are framed in a decorative guard band for protective strength, the interior motif appears closest to a rosette motif although could be stylized version of the wheel of life motif, wonderfully integrated into the main motif field are the random additions of a tiny animal figure a...
Very handsome GANDHARA stucco head sculpture of a young man, quite possibly of Alexander the Great. Stucco, good condition overall, some minor chips and part of back side missing as seen in photographs. Size: H. 1.5" (4 cm.). Rare. Here again, the idealized style is reminiscent of Greek Hellenistic sculpture which strongly influenced the Buddhist imagery of Central Asia and in particular of Gandharan artists.
Antique copper ritual crown, worn during ceremonies by a Vajracarya (Master of the thunderbolt), a high Buddhist priest. The crown is decorated by eight gilt copper Buddhist symbols and gilt copper figures of the 5 Dhyani Buddhas: Vairochana, Akshobhya, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha and Amogaghasiddhi. On top of the crown: a half vajra with 5 prongs. In good condition. Height 27 cm. Diameter 17 cm. Tibet, pre 1800.
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Shamanic drum handle, carved in the shape of a "phurpa" (shamanic ritual dagger), surmounted with three deities heads. Wood, fine dark brown patina. Nepal, early 20th century. Height: 33.5 cm. Nicely mounted on a custom stand. Very good condition.
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Fine Tibetan "damaru" (ritual drum), made of silver and leather. The silver part is in the form of two "kapala shaped" parts, separated by a central silver belt, decorated with several turquoise and coral inserts, to which the handle is attached. This silver part is lavishly decorated with an embossed relief design representing foliage and Buddhist symbols. The leather part is painted in green. Two cotton threads, ending in two small balls are also attached to the drum to strike it...
Ritual gilt bronze oil lamp with five lamps, nine bronze statues and text on the backside 27 cm. height, 24 cm. wide and 12 cm. deep Condition: very good
The Buddha Gallery
Museum-quality 14th century or earlier Tibetan ritual mirror cast in bronze. Extremely rare for this type to be cast in this open work cast style, as almost all the known examples are done in copper repousse. The quality of the casting and finishing, as well as the condition of the patina are as good as you will encounter...
Hawkes, Asian Art
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...
Large carved quartz Ganesha head, mounted in copper and decorated with gemstones like ruby, lapis lazuli and turquoise. The small skulls are quartz. Impressive object, in very good condition. 30 x 22 cm.