All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1137864 (stock #91)
A Tibetan copper plaque, the front plated with silver and the central Buddha gilded. This plaque was likely one of 5 in an elaborate Lama Crown; there are pairs of holes visible along the bottom and sides which where clearly used to sew the plaque to some sort of framework. Very fine and crisp work, the plaque measures 6.5 inches in height and dates to the 18th/19th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1837 VR item #1127993 (stock #90)
An unusual Tibeto-Chinese gilt bronze figure of a dancing Bodhisattava or Celestial. The best know figures of this type where the pair of Ming Xuande bronzes which sold in Hong Kong in 2006. This bronze is much later and dates to around 1800. It has unfortunately lost a lot of the gilding on the figure itself with only traces left throughout, the gilding seems to be intact on the ends of the scarves which swirl either side of the figure...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1119520 (stock #89)
Antique Tibetan ritual dagger or Phurbu, of typical form with a horse’s head at the top, below which are 3 wrathful heads mounted on a Vajra with the three edged blade emerging from a Makara’s mouth. This Phurbu is probably 19th century, the casting is somewhat provincial but the piece especially the expressive three wrathful heads is quite powerful as I hope the pictures have managed to capture. The dagger measures 8 inches in length.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1492 item #1115992 (stock #88)
This gilt copper Tara is one of a number of statues which can be attributed to the Khasa Malla kingdom of West Nepal...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1098077 (stock #86)
Tibetan clay plaque probably representing Marpa the Translator, the 11th century scholar & teacher, one of the most renowned saints in Tibetan Buddhist history. Marpa's teacher was the Indian yogin Nâropa, and his most famous disciple was Milarepa. The plaque dates to the 19th century or earlier and measures 13x9 cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1960 item #1093468 (stock #85)
Large old Tibetan Buddhist Thangka painting depicting Vajrabhairava the wrathful tantric emanation of Manjushri. together with various other wrathful deities including Mahakala, Yama and Palden Lhamo, at the top are the figures of three Lamas. The painting comes complete with its dark blue silk brocade mounting with red and yellow silk strips bordering the painting. There is also a thin worn yellow silk ‘veil’ which can hang over the painting to protect it...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1087054 (stock #84)
Old/Vintage Topeng babakan dance mask of prince Panji from the Cirebon region of Java, the Panji cycle of folk tales originate in East Java. His white face, elongated eyes and long thin nose indicate his refined character. This mask is about 50 years old, there is a small repair on the lower lip which would indicate that this mask was used in actual performances.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1079887 (stock #83)
Rare Wayang Klitik puppet from Java. Genuine old Klitik puppets are much rarer than the better know Leather puppets know as Wayang Kulit or the three dimensional Wayang Golek. This puppet represents the character Dewi Larasati and dates to the 1930's/40's
A very old Chinese Buddhist plaque depicting a Buddha figure in an elaborate aurole. The figure appears to be 15th century in style but the gilding over laquer finish indicates the piece may be later, possibly 17th century in date.
A Chinese Clay Buddhist Plaque depicting Amitayus carrying his long life bowl with an inscription on the reverse. The iconography is Tibetan but the colors are obviously Chinese Qing dynasty in taste. China 19th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1078303 (stock #80)
Khmer Bronze statue of the Hindu deity Shiva. Though the attributes held in his hands are hard to identify this figure can be identified as Shiva by the third eye in the centre of his forehead and by his small beard which can be clearly seen in the profile pictures. Measures 13.5 cm tall from feet to head, 20.5cm when on stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1075133 (stock #79)
Small finely painted Tibetan Buddhist painting of the Bodhisattva Manjushri with Sadaksari Lokeshvara on the bottom left and Vajrapani on the bottom right respectively. The painting is from Mongolia and measures 7 x 5¾ inches. It dates to the 19th century, the painting suffers from a small amount of paint loss and darkening from butter lamps.