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Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1960 item #417161 (stock #61-20)
Silk Road Gallery
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This pretty sterling silver bracelet from India's Jain minority has a clever three-tiered link system with mesh-like flexibility and just the right amount of weight, making this an exceptionally comfortable piece of jewelry. It is designed around 20 slightly serpentine-shaped crests, each topped with a raised, elongated "S" shape...
Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1920 item #416134 (stock #61-27)
Silk Road Gallery
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Two peacocks perch smartly atop this early 20th century silver comb from the state of Rajasthan in North India. The handle is a reservoir for scented oil dispensed in small amounts as the comb is drawn through the hair. A cap between the peacocks screws out to allow the handle cavity to be filled. Etchings, each centered with a different flower and surrounded by foliage, cover both sides of the handle. The peacocks, Hindu symbol of immortality, give this unusual piece the regal Rajasthani look...
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. Although unmarked it appears to be made from good quality silver and will polish well, I have left it unpolished so as to show the detailed work better.

Approximately 7.5/8 inches ( 19.4 cm ) high. 680 grams...

Indian Subcontinent : India : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #388659 (stock #61-33)
Silk Road Gallery
$470.00
A synthesis of strong Mughal influence with the Mewar Rajasthani school of painting, this early 20th century miniature depicts a woman dressed in a filmy costume sitting on a balcony playing a string instrument. The peacock chair suggests a royal courtyard, which overlooks water flanked by white palaces with a green hill beyond. Small flowers and delicate Urdu calligraphy border the top and bottom of the scene. The work is done in natural pigments on an Urdu book page...
Indian Subcontinent : India : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #380368 (stock #61-45)
Silk Road Gallery
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Life in the 18th century palace of the Maharajah and Maharani of Delhi is depicted in this miniature that shows a strong Mughal influence blended with other Indian schools, primarily Rajput. The mixture of the Mughal style with various schools of painting that evolved regionally has produced some of the most compelling Indian miniatures. This early 19th century work is headed with portraits of the royal couple and Urdu calligraphy...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Carvings : Pre 1900 item #367804 (stock #10245)
Welcome To Another Century
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Two magnificent and rare end-pieces in the shape of lion-like animal heads. The pieces were held by pegs to the end of the beams in a construction. The heads show fangs and mane and curled horns. In their mouths they hold a rope or cord connected to an object that is no longer there, as if they are pulling or holding up something that was on the beam or on the building. Single piece of wood, decorated with the typical colors of red, white and green and some ochre decorations on the horns...
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 : 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 : 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 : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #322741 (stock #3218 )
Hawkes, Asian Art
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A BRONZE ‘NANDI’, INDIA, 17TH CENTURY.

Nandi, the sacred bull, is the mount of the god Shiva and represents strength, faith, and constancy in belief. Images of Nandi often sit directly outside a shrine to Shiva, facing the deity.

Here Nandi is depicted standing, wearing two necklaces complete with bells...

Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #322422 (stock #41-42)
Silk Road Gallery
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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...
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. Two fingertips missing on one ha...

Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Pre 1920 item #300911 (stock #35-48)
Silk Road Gallery
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An unusual mesh rope woven of fine silver wire is strung with ornate silver beads on this early 20th century necklace from Sri Lanka. From the old capital city of Kandi in the island's central highlands, it is in a design most likely meant to be worn by a man. Masculine jewelry (see a Sri Lankan leopard claw necklace with a similar mesh rope, catalogue listing #298517) was not uncommon in the region. This is a handsome piece of jewelry whether worn by a man or a woman. The silver mesh rope is lo...
Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Pre 1900 item #298517 (stock #35-54)
Silk Road Gallery
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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. It hangs from a long rope woven of fine silver...
Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Pre 1920 item #296466 (stock #43-90)
Silk Road Gallery
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The style of this silver bracelet identifies its origin as Kandy, the old Sinhalese capital in Sri Lanka's central highlands. Traditional jewelry from this city, the cultural and spiritual center of Sri Lanka, used gemstones native to the country in unusual designs. This piece is designed with a prong lock often used on Kandy bracelets. The stone is set over two prongs that slide out to allow the sides of the bracelet to swing open on a hinge. Silver filigree work surrounds both the stone and th...
Indian Subcontinent : India : Handicrafts : Pre 1837 VR item #290638 (stock #3087)
Hawkes, Asian Art
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AN INDIAN BIDRI PANDAN, DECCAN EARLY 19TH CENTURY.

The box with bow-shaped compartments to hold the ingredients for the enjoyment of pan.

These smaller bidri items seem to be much harder to find than the huqqa and the spittoon.

4.5/8” x 3.1/8” x 2.3/8” high. Generally in good condition but as usual some losses to the silver.

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Indian Subcontinent : India : Handicrafts : Pre 1940 item #287593 (stock #3071)
Hawkes, Asian Art
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A GOOD SOLID SILVER HIP FLASK, POSSIBLY BY HAMILTON & CO, CALCUTTA, 1930’S.

The British sahib’s essential personal accessory. Beautifully constructed from high grade silver with a cap that locks shut with a twist. The flask is engine turned and has a monogram ‘PS’ in a panel on the front. The bottom has the hallmarks, an elephant for the silver standard, “SILVER”, the date letter ‘U” and the maker’s mark possibly for Hamilton & Co of Calcutta, an English firm establis...

Indian Subcontinent : India : Carvings : Pre 1980 item #287355 (stock #28-05)
Silk Road Gallery
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Vishnu, the central figure, faces forward, with Shiva in half profile on the right and Brahma in half profile on the left in this exceptionally finely done granite sculpture of the Hindu Trinity. With three sides of the carving devoted to the gods in their prescribed relative positions, the back side of the piece depicts Lakshmi, goddess of wealth and happiness. She is carved in relief as a smaller figure recessed within a shell-shaped frame. The smooth granite faces of the figures are rendered...
 
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