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Korean Art and Antiques
18th Century Bronze Mango Purse from East India. For an identical example, please see page 52 of Oriental Art of India, Nepal, Tibet for Pleasure and Investment by Michael J. Ridley. 5 inches, 12.5 cm.
Spoils of Time
Kashmiri kangri in typical Mughal dynasty form (coal fueled warmer). Also sometimes called kanger or kangar. Used inside overcoat-like cloak (gingerly if you can imagine) or as a hand warmer if more form-fitting attire. It is difficult to imagine a metal example would have been used as such. This example may have served an alternative purpose...
Beautiful 18th century black stone schist of vishnu with four arms. The arms hold a flower, a talisman with a 5 point star, a chile, and one hand is open palm outward with a dot in the middle. There are two attendants, one on either side. It measures 20" tall by 10" wide. Has metal base 4" deep.
The basic form of this breast-plate is decorated with filigrain (gilt silver), turquoise, blood coral, ruby, emerald and lapis lazuli and a turquoise Chenrezig statue. Wonderful piece. Size: 14.7 cm. / 14 cm. and 5.5 cm. high. Weight: 353 grams.
Indian black schist carving of dancing Ganesha, the elephant headed god (the Remover of Obstacles) stands with his own broken tusk in one hand, and ax in the other, trunk is sampling sweets in upper left hand, just below his lower right hand is his mouse vehicle, white and vermilion traces, beautiful modeling of body, from Uttar Pradesh, 15th century. Size: 7 3/4" high x 4 1/2" wide
Rare 17th Century Tibetan Chakrasamvara Thangka with numerous inscriptions on the back. There is a tape repair on the center of the back. 26 x 19.5 inches, 66 x 50 cm.
Unusual Indian small bronze Indian votive sculpture of the elephant headed Hindu god Ganesha, known as the Remover of Obstacles, seated on high rectangular base, the most striking feature is the upturned circular movement of his trunk, his hands are also unusual in that they are mitt shaped and bear no attributes, all over black patina, 18th century. Height 3.5" Size: 3" high x 3" wide x 2 5/8" deep.
Small bronze Indian votive sculpture of the elephant headed Hindu god Ganesha, known as the Remover of Obstacles, beautifully intact with all four arms holding attributes including his goad or ax and sweets of which he is sampling with his trunk, wonderful detail and form with elongated head, covered with vermilion remnants, 19th century. Size: 3" high x 2 1/2" wide x 1 1/2" deep.
Small bronze Indian sculpture of the elephant headed Hindu god Ganesha, known as the Remover of Obstacles, beautifully formed head and body with plumpness of arms and legs, one hand and crown missing, encrusted patina with hints of vermilion, 13th/14th century. Size: 2 5/8" high x 2 1/8" wide
Shiva on the elephant is protected by a canopy. In his hands he holds a bud and flower. In very good condition. The bronze statue is 9.5 inch (24 cm.) high and 8.5 cm. wide (3.5 inch).
Ornate antique Nepalese Buddhist ritual chalice with skull cup, copper and mixed metal repouse, inside of skull lined with hammered silver, lid with elaborate metal work, inlaid coral and turquoise and a vajra finial, base with coral inlay and copper repouse with silver skulls. Size: 13 3/4" high x 7 1/2" wide x 7" deep.
Antique bronze statue of Khandobha (Shiva as warrior) on a horse with his consort Mhalsa. Height 9 cm. and 6 cm. wide. India.
Gilt bronze figure of Kubera (Kambala) also known as Dhanapati "Lord of Riches", seated on mythical beast with mongoose in one hand, his elaborate crown and round belly suggest great wealth, Nepalese, early/mid 20th century. Size: 7 1/2" high x 6 1/4" wide x 4" deep.
GALERIE GELUK Asian and Buddhist Art
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In good condition. Height 23 cm. Deep: 8 cm. Wide: 12.5cm.
Rectangular sandalwood box standing on four lion's paw feet, covered with tortoiseshell veneer. Decorated with bone straps and filigree panels partially painted. Purple velvet lining, the lock is working. Condition: tortoiseshell with small defect. Dimension: 11.6 cm x 9 cm, 5.6 cm high, weight: 182 g.
The Bodhisattva Collection
From our Indian Subcontinent Collection, a very good pair of contemporary Indian miniature paintings of caparisoned elephants, executed in a palette that contrasts rich red with a lavish use of gilt, along with grey, white, and black. Often painted with single-haired sable brushes or their equivalent, some of the details here are so fine they are difficult to appreciate without a jeweler's loop...
The quartz skull cup has a lid with a rock crystal vajra (dorje). Inside: a coral ganesha and turquoise. The quartz is in very good condition. Size: 21,5 / 15 cm. and 8,5 cm deep.
In good condition. Weight 1 kg. Measurements: 30 / 17 cm.