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Coins and Antiques Gallery
Tall Persian silver Rosewater Spice Tower, Early 20th C. Description: Silver rosewater spice tower with pierced holes to the top, embossed floral decoration, 12-1/2 inches high and 3-3/4 inches in diameter, it weights 381 gr. or 12.25 T OZ in good condition. Provenance: Knoxville TN collection. Shipping is FREE within the U.S.
This very elegant bronze statue is in good condition. Height 21 cm. The stand is 14 cm wide and 8.2 cm. deep. Tibet.
Guru Gampopa (1079-1153) was the most important student of Milarepa and is one of the five founding masters of the Kagyu school. The bronze statue is in very good condition. Height 18,5 cm; 12 cm. deep and 16,5 cm (front)/ 12 cm. (backside) wide.
From our Indian Subcontinent Collection, a very large teakwood sideboard / buffet from Kerala in Southern India, crafted with old-growth teakwood using carved sunburst motifs for the compartment doors. A very understated yet elegant example featuring large compartments and a large top surface area, making it very functional besides its strong appeal as highly decorative ethnic furniture.
Size and Condition: A large piece at 74 inches wide, 34 inches tall, 23 inches deep...
Indian Subcontinent : Pre AD 1000 item #1038477
A Gandharan grey schist panel with Buddha Sakyamuni and adorants. 2nd/3rd Century. The panel is 25,5 cm. wide. Height (without stand) 12 cm. With marble stand 17,5 cm.
This gau or traveling shrine contains (behind glass) small statues of Amoghasiddhi, Green Tara and Padmasambhava and the auspicious symbols. In very good condition. Silver and copper. Filled. Measurements 23 / 18,8 / 7 cm.
The Bodhisattva Collection
From our Indian Subcontinent Collection, a fine 19th century brass surahi (water flask) paired with a large Kashmiri flashed-silver over lacquered-brass undertray, also 19th century. These two pieces were not originally part of a formal set, but we find that they make for an attractive and logical pairing. The surahi is of traditional form with large bulbous body, splayed foot, and long tapering neck...
A rare and interesting bronze statue. Height 5 cm. In good condition.
From our Indian Subcontinent Collection, a large and elegant hand-etched brass floor lamp from Southern India. The etched designs on this piece are really quite intricate, and it is clear that a tremendous amount of time and handiwork went into the layout and artistry of this piece.
Size and Condition: 71 inches tall (just shy of 6 feet), lampshade is 18 inches in diameter at widest point. The lamp has been fitted with American electrical hardware and is still in good working order...
Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1980 item #1032485
From our Indian Subcontinent Collection, a large and fine vintage Pakistani Bokhara rug using extra fine wool and silk in classic Tekke Gul design, handwoven on a vertical loom with cotton base, using a combination of natural mineral pigments and synthetic dyes in brown, black, taupe, cream, and pale green. Whilst Bokhara rugs are often perceived as utilitarian in nature and not seen as art objects by their makers, this particular rug is of such good quality that the maker decided to sign it...
From our Indian Subcontinent Collection, a large enameled silver box from Jaipur, Rajasthan (India), featuring a very attractively painted elephant in regal attire executed in royal blue against an irridescent turquoise background, with floral motifs in green, blue, and champagne color around the borders and on the sides, all executed upon high grade silver. This particular box is a larger example of another similar piece we offer, item # 937150...
The thangka represents Sukhavati, the Western Paradise of Amitabha. Tibet 18th. century. Size: 78 / 59 cm.
This Tibetan thangka with Amitayus, the Buddha of long life (see the vase with the life elixer in his hands) is from the 18th. century. On the backside: mantras, written when the thangka was blessed for ritual use. Size: 107 x 67 cm. The painting itself: 60 x 50 cm.
Very special Thangka, used for astrological calculations and forecasting the future. A secret knowledge system, connected with the wisdom of Manjushri. The colors reflect the macro cosmos and the micro cosmos of the human body. East Tibet. Size 70/55 cm. Recently framed.
This three-sided bronze phurba is 23,5 cm. long and has one face. The vajra is not open. Weight 325 grams. Late 18th century. In good condition with beautiful patin. Tibet.
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
The Tibetan leather flint pouch (aka strike a light) is properly known as a "mechag" (me = fire , chag = iron) or fire iron. This Tibetan flint pouch is decorated with ornate silver and bronze ornamentation with an inset red bead which appears to be a replacement for the original bead. The pouch would have been secured to the wears belt with the attached leather strap...
The Bodhisattva Collection
From our Indian Subcontinent Collection, a superb contemporary Indian miniature painting, executed in a very rich and intricately colored palette of burgundy, pink, dark green, mint green, blue green, mustard, peach, light blue, red, brown, black, white, blue-grey, and gilt. Ordinarily we prefer only the antique miniatures, but we thought this one was so well-done that we made an exception...
The Bodhisattva Collection
From our Indian Subcontinent Collection, a fine and large tempura on silk original painting depicting figures in what seems like a celestial dance, almost a magical procession...