We are very proud to offer an exceedingly rare antique Tibetan headdress with a great elongated train. It is made of huge amber beads, coral, turquoise, cowrie shell, silver and other semi-precious stones. The cost of large amber nowadays far exceeds the total price that we have on this treasure. The headdress would probably have been made and owned by the Khampa people of the Himalayas...
Fine antique 19th century Nepali solid bronze statue of Je Tsongkapha. Extremely refined features on this piece. 7" X 4" X 3". From an estate with a collection of antique Himalayan bronzes.
Small and beautifully cast statue of Kubera, the God of Wealth for Tibetan Buddhists. The god is wearing a diadem, and is naked at the waist, sitting in royal ease posture ("rajalilasana") on a double lotus throne, and holding the mongoose that spits the jewels in his left hand and a small vessel containing jewels in his right hand. The statue is made of bronze, and was cast in Tibet in the 17th or early 18th century. Its height is 2 7/8" (7,3 cm). Very good condition.
Snuff bottle of almost globular form, made of two sections carved from burl which has then been lacquered in black. The bottle has a silver neck and a silver circular frame holding the two sections together. It also has an opening with round silver repoussé mount with geometric design at one side, the lid ending in a coral top. Tibet, 18th century. Diameter: 3" (7,6 cm). Age cracks on both sides, stopper and spoon missing, otherwise good condition. Provenance: Old French collection.
Small architectural element decorated in relief with Vishnu, in his other name as Anantashayana (meaning "reclining on Ananta"), resting on the many-headed serpent-king called Ananta "the endless". Vishnu is holding the conch ("shankha", symbol of the five existential elements) in both hands. Wood, with fine glossy patina. Nepal, early 17th century, maybe earlier. Height: 6" (15,2 cm). The relief is nicely mounted on a custom wood stand. Erosion due to great age, otherwise good condition.
Antique Tibetan Padmasambhava Buddhist bronze figure cast in bronze , good condition. Size 5.5" by 3.5"
Tibetan Dzi Bead
Size: length 3.7 cm width 1.3cm
From an American collection of Tibetan Works of Art
An interesting two eyed Tibetan dzi bead with sharp lines designs between the two "eyes". The bead has circular wear marks throughout the surface.
An unusual bone handle dagger decorated with a turquoise stone and silver a copper fittings. The sheath is made of silver with a woven silver chain attached to the knife. There is piece of "stingray skin" wrapped around the middle. There is one turquoise stone decorating the sheath with two red (resin) stones that originally were red coral.The blade is made of steel. Age: late 19th Century to early 20th. Size: 17.5cm. Condition: No repairs.
NARMADESWAR BANA LINGA- A NATURAL SHIVALINGA STONE
Sits on a stained custom hardwood stand and surrounded by 4 smaller natural Shivalinga stones.
This is a fine and rather large example of the sacred stones venerated as representatives of Lord Shiva.
Probably from the Narmada River in the mountains of Mandhata, a holy place of pilgrimage in India
The term lingam is sometimes used synonymously for shivalingam, a specific type of icon or altar representing Shiva...
Tibetan or Nepali Two Eyed Dzi Bead
20th century or earlier
Size: Length 3.6cm Width 1cm
From a Palo Alto Collection of Tibetan Works of Art.
A small dzi bead with two "eyes" set on opposite sides of the bead. Often these beads are made from agate and sometimes one can see the natural colorations of the agate in areas where the motifs are not covering the body. There are slight marks of wear often seen in older dzi beads.
Tibetan or Nepali Dzi Bead
20th century or earlier
Size: Length 3.8cm Width 1.2cm
From a Palo Alto Collection of Tibetan Works of Art
An interesting three eyed dzi bead with various lines surrounding the "eyes" of the bead. There are circular like marks or impressions on the surface of the bead, thought to come from the wear on the bead with use over time. No damages or wear are seen on the bead.
Tibet, ca. 19th to early 20th century. Cast brass Buddha adorned with detailed coiffure resolving in pointed ushnisha (three-dimensional oval at the top of the head of the Buddha that symbolizes his attainment of reliance in the spiritual guide) and flowing robes; seated with legs folded and hands exhibiting the meditation mudra, atop a pedestal adorned with a pair of lions framing a central scene of two deities flanked by a trio of worshippers...
Tibetan Buddhist monks Hand made folded paper with text and amulets. one side mostly with text and amulets on lower section. other side drawn amulet drawings with text
This piece was from a collection gathered in Tibet in the late 60's..aged conservatively from the 1800's
A Classic Tibetan Tobacco Smoking Pipe. Silver, copper, antelope horn, coral and turquoise.
Used to smoke loose tobacco as well as hand rolled cigarette.
Dimensions: 19½ inches in length
FINELY ENGRAVED AND GILT FIGURE OF A BUDDHIST DEITY, SINO-TIBETAN 19TH. CENTURY.
A bearded figure seated on a Throne or base draped with lionskin. The figure with a high bun, the beard and hair with blue pigment. The details finely chased or carved, firegilded in the old manor. the base sealed with a old original seal, never opened and recessed.
A magnificent olf Sino-Tibetan figure with fine patina!
Size: ca. 15 cm...
A rare baked clay image Tsatsa of the great Indian Buddhist Master Atisa (982-1954), the one that reintroduced buddhism to Tibet in the 11th century. Remains of colours. H. 9 cm. Tibet, 19th cent. Condition: good, just some wear due to age and handling.
Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze Buddhist figure, likely 18th.-19th. century.
The seated Bodhisattva, wearing elaborate crown and with hands in bhutadamara (warding off evil) mudra, seated in lotus position atop a double lotus base.
The figure superbly carved with many finely engraved details. Sealed with the original base, unopened.
Height: 14,6 cm.
Ex. Old Danish Private Collection
This old Tibetan pouch would have been worn for festival both for decoration and coins...it is not a flint strike...clearly it has been used (probably passed from generation to generation)...decorated with coral and turquoise...a few metal enhavcements are missiog...