A very unusual and expertly carved Anglo Indian rosewood extending book rack. Both ends are carved in minute detail with cranes among grapevines. The extending platform sits on four typical Georgian feet, the edges embellished with leaves. A super piece in great condition, although two of the feet appear to have old repairs. Circa 1840. Measurements: 18 inches long, measured from foot to foot, 30 inches fully extended. 6 1/2 inches deep, again measured from foot to foot, and 9 inched tall. By fa ...click for details
A large and well carved Tibetan Shaman's ritual powder horn. Carved in the shape of a Makara with Sanskrit characters, a Stupa, a scorpion and zodiac turtle carved on the body. Yak horn, with an iron ring and wooden stopper Mid to late 19th century. Collected in 1972. 8 inches long, and 2 inches at the widest point.
A very early, possibly pre 18th century, Tibetan four pronged double vajra with stylized makaras and lotus, and an iron core at the center the prongs. This piece has an exceptionally deep, almost black, patina with signs of wear that can only be the result of centuries of use. The best we have ever had the pleasure of owning.
Size: 12 cm (4 3/4 inches)from tip to tip by 4 cm (1 1/2 inches) thick.
Mid to late 19th Century repousse copper table payer wheel in the form of a pagoda. The prayer cylinder, decorated with Sanskrit characters, flowers and vajras, is surrounded by a four arched columns with scrolling cloud forms. The pagoda, surrounded by a fence, sits on a weighted lotus base with a double vajra incised on the bottom. The copper has developed a very nice rich patina over the years and the cylinder still spins as it should. The bottom was, at one time, either re-enforced or re-s ...click for details
Intricately cut and pierced russet iron with with Islamic geometric design and Islamic script. This hexagonal amulet box was meant to hold a matching shaped miniature Qur'an, and be worn on the upper arm, close to the heart, possibly under armor for protection in battle. The interior lined in lacquered brass, with some of the lacquer still remaining, mostly on the bottom and a bit on the hinged lid. The interesting locking mechanism is in perfect working order. 1 3/4 inches in diameter and a ...click for details