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Naga, Wild Ox "Mithun" Necklace, With Flat Carved And Incised Sections, Large Carved Head At Center. Strand Of Tubular Conch Shell, Cobalt And "Nupti" Bglass Beads, With Connectors Of "Nupti" Glass Beads. Museum Quality
NAGA,Phom Tribe, Fine Collar Necklace, Rare Mustard Color Glass Beads, Spaced With Red Whiteharts, Sections Of Turquoise Padre Glass Beads, And A Center Of Blue Cobalt Glass. Each Section Is Bordered By Horn Separators With Ridged Brass Bells On Perimeter, Conch Shell Disc At Center. Conch Shell Sections As Weights At(Shell) Clasp. MUSEUM QUALITY
Burmese Naga, Antique Bone Carved Pectoral, On Necklace Of Long Fine Etched Conch Shell Sections, With Shell Tube And Glass Beads.
Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1900 item #16716
Naga Ceremonial Necklace, Double Strand Segmented Carved Ivory Necklace with connecting "Nupti" and Cobalt Glass Beads, Conch Shell Tube Beads, and Carved Bone Separator Bars "Kaylyo-Kengyu Tribe" (Burma-Naga Region-Unadministered) Museum Quality
Original India botanical by the famous Japhur-naturalist artist Neerja featuring a native medicinal plant. The works of this 19th century community of talented Indian painters are desired for their brilliant jewel-like quality and fine detail. This botanical is a wonderful example featuring a hand colored flowering exotic plant with roots, watercolor on parchment, pink, gold,and brown tones with green leaves, artist signed "Neeraj", India. Rich burlwood frame; measuring 19 7/8 x 13 7/8 approx...
BRONZE SHIVA, 17TH / 18TH CENTURY.
Shiva in male and female form. Found in the centre of the Hindu temple.
4” high. Nice old patina. Shiva’s face has some wear from devotion.
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 PRINCELY STATE, BAHAWALPUR, PRESENTATION, 1935.
This document is a photograph album containing 23 large photographs, the cover inscribed with the following:
BAHAWALPUR. ON THE OCCASION OF A VISIT OF HIS EXCELLENCY FIELD MARSHAL SIR PHILLIP E. CHETWODE, BART, G.C.B., G.C.S.I., K.C.M.G., D.S.O., COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IN INDIA. PRESENTATION AND TROOPING OF THE COLOURS, 1ST. BAHAWALPUR INFANTRY (SADIQ BATTALION) ON THE 13TH JANUARY 1935
A GOOD TIBETAN COPPER AND BRASS INCENSE BURNER.
The body of this censer has been raised from one thin sheet of copper which has had a great deal of intricate repousse work done to its surface, all hand done of course. Quatrefoil holes are then cut into the body and these are covered with pierced repousse brass dragon panels, also of a high quality, these let out the incense smoke. The lid is similarly made and is surmounted by a large flaming knop...
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...
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...
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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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...
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...
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...
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...
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. There are two small repairs on one of the bulbous petal shapes in the lower part ...
A SILVER & ENAMEL PHOTOGRAPH FRAME WITH A CONNECTION TO ORCHA.
The large silver frame of a shape reminiscent of a radiator grille from a Rolls Royce motorcar, engine-turned decoration and with the enamelled crest of the Indian Princely State of Orcha. The frame is of English manufacture and was hallmarked in Birmingham in 1931. It is very likely that this was commissioned by Maharaja Vir Singh II, perhaps one of a number that became gifts to visiting luminaries.