Rare antique silk Cambodian ikat lower garment. H: 90cm/35.5in L: 2.1m/7ft10in.
with a twill weave; unique among Southeast Asian textiles. This skill died out during the reign of the Khmer Rouge and has not yet recovered the skills and technique to make a textile of this quality. The size of this piece indicates it would have been worn by an upper class family much like a pantaloon with center being passed through the legs and tucked into the waist...
The saddle seat is tooled leather and decorated with small tuffs of wool yarn. I replaced the front tie which secured the front of the seat to the metal saddle tree...the original cord was literally falling apart...Limited research indicates this saddle was from Rajastan India.
A pair of translucent pale blue-green glass earrings. The glass is in the form of a medium-thick oval hoop that tapers at the ends. Can be made into a necklace. There is some soil encrustation on the surface from being buried.
Vietnam - 100 BC
Size: 3.5 cm across
Condition: Very good. No breaks.
A very rare assorted Pyu gold and stone tiger necklace. The stone tigers are carved from and fluorite and carnelian.
Size: 45cm end to end. Large carnelian tiger: 4.5cm.
A beautiful and very rare cross bead pendant necklace with a gold crown with gold and agate beads from the Pyu Dynasty.
Size: 42 cm end to end. Pendent: 4cm X 4cm.
Exceptionally large and finely preserved, 11 band etched carnelian cylinder bead from the Pyu culture circa 300 CE to 700 CE. Describing this as a “military” bead is fairly apocryphal but seems to be the widely accepted term in bead collecting circles, and are said to indicate some sort of rank...
This rare teke turkomen pendant was originally worn as a necklace. This piece is studded with carnelians and decorated with gold wash aka "firegilded" detail. The pendant is 4 inches wide and 9.5 inches long.
Antique Tibetan kapala, or human skullcup, with a beautiful bronze stand. In Tibet, it was considered a great honor to have one's cranium turned into a kapala, which would be used for religious purposes. Kapalas are used in the Hindu Tantra and Buddhist religions. The skull itself is very old and is lined with nickel. The bronze stand has a beautiful lotus design, skulls going all around, the image of a kneeling worshipper, and hoof shaped feet. Stand is 18th century...
A beautiful and rare micro blue glass bead necklace from Southeast Asia. Can be made into two necklaces.
Age: 100BC to 100AD.
Size: 59cm X 2
Very good bronze statue of standing tara on lotus base. 10" tall.
A beautiful Jade and glass bead necklace from Southeast Asian dating back 2,000 years.
Size: 49cm X 2.
Small relief fragment in the shape of a statue of Buddha Sakyamuni, in monk's robes, in meditation posture, sitting on a lotus throne backed by an aureola. Stucco, with traces of polychrome pigments. Pakistan, Gandhara Region, Graeco-Buddhist art, 1st to 3rd century. Height: 5" (12,6 cm). The statue is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Chips in some areas, erosion, otherwise good condition.
A beautiful ancient glass bead necklace from Southeast Asia. Dates back to over 2000 years old. This is a complete necklace found as is.
Size: 32cm X 2.
A padded silk cotton ikat-dyed chapan with printed and ikat cotton lining. Condition: traces of usage, discolored, stains, front with an old patch, some wear and thin areas. Dimension: sleeve to sleeve: 126 cm, total length: 110 cm.
The central field composed of different parts of a silk ikat-dyed textile with amulet and boteh pattern. Bordered by bilious green silk panels and red cotton. Condition: discolored. Dimension: c. 210 cm x 120 cm.
A nice ancient blue glass earring from Southeast Asia.It would make a nice pendant. Age: 300 BC to 100 BC. Can be used as a pendant. Size: Outer diameter. 6.3cm. Condition: Perfect. Some encrustation from being buried so long.
Circular cosmetic plate with a fine decoration in relief representing an elephant. Green schist. Pakistan, Graeco-Buddhist art of the Gandhara Period, 1st to 3rd century. Diameter: 4 3/4" (12,2 cm). Erosion, some chips, otherwise good condition.
Octogonal and unusual plate with a relief concentric decoration. At the center, the decor is a king standing with a martial posture and holding a shield, with a large bird flying in front, and two medal like profiles of kings of which one is certainly Alexander the Great. The center decor is framed in eight medal like profiles of kings...