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Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Handicrafts : Pre 1920 item #1449277 (stock #7096)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Old, circa 19th century gold washed silver beads from Sri Lanka. Total length: 53.8cm/21.2in. Beads range in diameter from largest:1.9cm/0.75in to smallest : 0.5cm/0.2in. Included are 8 extra beads (see enlargement). Total weight. 52 grams. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail.
Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Handicrafts : Pre 1920 item #1449274 (stock #7095)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Old Ceylonese filigree gilt silver necklace (vermeil), very fine condition. Acquired in Kandy in the 1990s. Length: 91cm/36in. Bead diameters range from 1.9cm/.74in (largest) to 0.6cm/0.23in~ total weight =105 grams. Free shipping via HK registered airmail.
Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Handicrafts : Pre 1920 item #1449260 (stock #7094)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Unusual hardwood paan (betel) tray with well carved Kandy style floral medallion in the center. The WHO advised the Sri Lankan government against the chewing of betel and it is now illegal- that is not to say that this really stops people from still doing it though. This an antique piece W: 29.5cm/11.5in x W: 29.5cm/11.5in x H: 6cm/2.2in. Minor split on left side- may seen in first enlargement.
Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Handicrafts : Pre 1920 item #1449233 (stock #7093)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Fine and elegant 19th century Sri Lanka repoussé and chased silver box with floral and foliate scroll pattern. Excellent condition, except a few tiny dents on the bottom edges. L: 14.2cm/5.6in x W: 4.2cm/1.6in x H: 6.2cm/2.4in.
Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Handicrafts : Pre 1920 item #1449225 (stock #7093)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Charming set of antique matched candy or palm sugar molds, in the shape of an elephant made out of a heavy, large grained wood. Good condition. These would be tied together with rope and filled with “stuff”. You really do not find this sort of thing anymore. W: 21cm/8.2in, 14cm/5.5in and combined H: 8cm//3.1in
Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1449182 (stock #7092)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Beautiful old Sri Lanka Buddha “flame” from the cultural heartland of Kandy, carved from Jack fruit wood, minor pigment loss and one small chip. Last time I was in Sri Lanka 6 years ago these were impossible to find, I acquired this from a French expat who lived there 30 years ago. H: 24cm/16.2in and W: 26cm/10in.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1900 item #1448938
Zentner Collection
Antique Tibetan small bronze votive cup for use on a Buddhist altar to make offerings to various deities. There are 8 auspicious items traditionally offered: water to drink, water to wash, flowers, incense, light (an oil lamp or candle), perfume, celestial food, and music (usually a conch shell). This bronze cup stands on a small round foot and has a deep, rich patina...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1448440 (stock #7062)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Fine and rare old rattan “tali” basket with a contracted mouth from the Idu Mishmi ethnic group of Arunachal Pradesh, India. In India they are primarily animist but in China where they are known as the Lhoba they have a strong spiritual affiliations with Tibetan Buddhism. Google “Bamboo and Cane Culture of Arunchal Pradesh” and you will get a good description of this regional craft...
Indian Subcontinent : India : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1448374
HOG HUNTING IN LOWER BENGAL Illustrated by Percy Carpenter Published: Day &Son Dec2nd 1861 8 coloured lithographs each with descriptive text Now separated, missing plate 1 and its text. Bases trimmed, damp stains to one edge, some retouching to base of plate 4. Can be viewed in central London and shipped worldwide.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1900 item #1447528
Zentner Collection
Antique Tibetan silver incense burner in three pieces. Created as a smaller version of a kapala (skull cup) ritual vessel for Buddhist ceremonies. The censor seats into a triangular base covered with designs of swirling mist and Sanskrit symbols. The lid is similarly decorated and has a vajra finial.

Age: 19th century

Dimensions: 7 3/4" high x 4 1/4" wide x 4 1/2" wide
Indian Subcontinent : India : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1447281
japanes antique textile saiyuu2
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This is an Antique old Indian gold thread silk fabric: lion and flower pattern. There is a slight color change, but there is no damage and it is in good condition. Size :: Length 103 cm (40.55inch) / Width 101 cm (39.7inch)
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1446752 (stock #1711)
Dragon's Pearl
A very fine and rare tsa-tsa of hard-backed clay depicting the seated Dhyani-buddha  Akshobya, crowned and ornate. The clay from which it is made has been mixed w. herbs and other medicinal substances.The piece is hollow and still has its original sealing. Tibet, probably 16th century or earlier, in any case of considerable age. H 8.4 cm. Condition: Small chip on backside and minor wear otherwise quite good.
Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Pre AD 1000 item #1445944 (stock #7032)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Rectangular, bronze coin from the Anuradhapura Period, circa 500BCE, Ceylon depicting a standing Goddess Lakshimi. L: 3cm/1.2in and W: 1.4cm/.5in. Free shipping.
Indian Subcontinent : India : Textiles : Contemporary item #1444927
A beautiful Golden-Yellow piece of hand woven Silk with a special raised pattern. One-of-a-kind silk piece. Size: length 90" x 52.5" inches (229 cm x 133.5 cm) with border. Shipping not included in the price.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1444253 (stock #4205)
Galerie Hafner
shipping included
A pierced fragment of an antique Tibetan or Nepalese torana, worked in copper repousse with remains of gilding and colors. Showing a caparisoned elephant with a snow lion on his back, lifting a deity riding on the mythical beast "sharabha". Condition: wear to gilding, slightly warped. Dimension: 36.5 cm high x 15 cm widw x 2.5 cm deep.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1444179
Set of 9 Mongolian buddhist paintings. 19th century. Pigments on cotton. Each approx 20x15cm Can be viewed in central London by appointment. And shipped worldwide.
Indian Subcontinent : India : Handicrafts : Pre 1960 item #1443506 (stock #WN322)
Galerie Hafner
shipping included
A figural painted wooden gun powder flask in the form of a Makara with a maiden holding a pot, protruding from its mouth. Missing stopper. Condition: lost stopper, paint with some wear. Dimension: c. 19 x 17 cm.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1443259 (stock #1703)
Dragon's Pearl
An extremely rare tool for grating precious stones (serdar) such as coral, turquoise, lapis lazuli and shell. Made of iron, gold and silver. The serdar (together with a special file) is used for powdering various precious stones and minerals to be mixed with the clay for making votive amulets in clay (tsatsa). 18th cent. L 14 cm. Condition: Excellent (natural wear from use)
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