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This embroidery panel was originally the front bodice of a dress...Hand embroidered over several layers of heavy fabric and using mirrors and silver and gold metallic threads...this dress bodice was a show piece probably used only for important occasions i.e. weddings etc. Very ornately embroidered, this panel measures 19 x 22 inches. the picture of the back side of the bodice indicates serious wear and age...
This is a well-painted Tibetan thanka depicting the Medicine Buddha. The painting is unframed and measures 10" X 12". Ample gold highlights, including the "aureole" surrounding the Buddha. Minor rubbing, as can be seen in the photos. In need of a good cleaning. Inscription on the reverse.
This is a well-painted Tibetan thangka dating to the last quarter of the 19th century. The piece measures 10" X15" and would benefit from a cleaning. Some creases and folding, as seen in the photographs. A very desirable subject and 100% authentic.
This is a very well-painted miniature depicting a courtly scene of a nobleman and his companion on a pleasure boat, with three female attendants. Although Mughal in style, I am not 100% convinced that the painting is indeed of the period. For that reason, I am listing it as decorative only and have priced it accordingly. Inscriptions frame the painting, which appears to be taken from a manuscript. The painted area is roughly 4" X 8" and is in excellent condition...
Symbolic plate representing the entangled faces of the sun and the moon in relief. Bronze, with fine patina and traces of the original gilding. India, 19th century. Height: 21.5 cm. Very good condition.
This is a very well-painted miniature depicting a courtly scene of a nobleman and his companion on the terrace of a palace. Although Mughal in style, I am not 100% convinced that the painting is indeed of the period. For that reason, I am listing it as decorative only and have priced it accordingly. The trellised outer border which surrounds the painting itself is embellished with what appears to be metallic silver highlights. The painted area within the trellised frame measures 4-1/4" X 8"...
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A seal made of bronze, decorated in relief with one of the eight Buddhist symbols -- the Two Fish --- on its top, and the Buddhist Banner around its body, and finally with one of the eight Buddhist symbols --- the Eternal Knot --- beneath. Leather cord. Fine reddish-green patina. Tibet, 18th century. Height: 51 mm. Very good condition.
Antique Indian Grey Schist Stone Stele Carving of Lord Vishnu and Consort Laksmi. Beautifully rendered in bas relief. Dieties in various poses.
Size: 15.25"L x 13.25"H x 4"D Stand overall 17"L x 4"H x 7"D
Date: 10-11th century
This is an incredibly rare, large copper repousse yantra diagram from Nepal, dating to no later than the 17th century. The entire rim is engraved with a lengthy inscription (untranslated) which may well incorporate a date (?). Extensive devotional remains of puja worship are present together with traces of gilding and can be seen in the photos. An important Hindu relic, the plaque measures 16-1/2" x 13-1/2".
This is a large and early Buddhist applique textile, dating to no later than the mid-19th century. The design consists of a double-dorje centering a "yin-yang" emblem, representing the masculine and feminine principles of the universe. The piece is complete and intact with minimal wear as one would expect. It measures just over 30" in diameter. Textiles such as this one are exceedingly rare and seldom found.
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Pair of very fine miniature paintings on ivory depicting royal couples in love. Height: 6.2 and 6.4 cm. Thickness: 1.5 mm. India, 19the century. Very good condition.
A beautifully drawn Nepalese painting on thickened paper of Vajrapani, shown with a tranquil, otherworldly expression on his face. In excellent condition. Measures 8" X 10"
This is a well-painted double-sided erotic miniature, 19th century or earlier. The painting has slight staining and is affixed to a paper frame (slightly torn, as shown in the photographs)by the edges of the manuscript, not impinging on the painting(s) themselves. Possibly from a Kama Sutra text, or the Gulistan. The leaf measures 4-1/4" X 7". Gold highlights.
Map of British India c1867, labeled Johnson's Hindoostan & Father India, Published by A J Johnson, New York, hand colored, steel engraved.
Size H 18" x W 26 1/2"
Old India Juipar Silver (tested silver with acid silver test kit) Enamel Jewel Peacock on Wood Stand
It is 10.1 inches (25.7 cm) tall measured with stand by 6.65 inches (17 m) wide. It is 2.1 Lb.
It has chips at the tail, small bent at the tip of the tail, enamel cracks at tail & rock, missing enamels, and surface wears and scratches (as seen in the photos).
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A Tibetan Copper Tea Pot of plain form, the spout with a silver and turquoise mount. Tibet 18/19thC. Height: 3 1/4"
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Painting, distemper and gold on cloth of the Medicine Buddha. Wearing a monks patched robe. Flanked by two similarly robed monks, probably his disciples Sariputra and Maudgalyayana. Both hold alms bowls and the monk's staff. 64x45 cm. Undated, estimated to be late 19th century or earlier. Can be viewed in central London and shipped worldwide.
A round shaped silver lingam box (ayigalu or shivadhara) with its original chain. A neck amulet once worn by a wealthier lay member of the Lingayat sect in South India. Markings. Here without jangama lingam. Condition: traces of usage. Dimension: amulet: c. 6 cm wide x 4.1 cm high, chain: total length: 54 cm, weight total: 97 g.