A walking cane or parasol handle made of silver with fine repousse and chased decoration of three ascetics and Lord Krishna playing the flute amidst cottages and trees. With a dated and inscribed cartouche in shield form, top with monogram, unmarked. Condition: one dent, short split, top slightly dented. Dimension: length: 24.3 cm.
An Anglo Indian shisham wood frame with cabriolet legs and mehrab shaped aperture. Profusely inlaid with foliate scroll work and raised chevron borders of alternating bone and ebony. Condition: some parts of chevron border missing, one leg with loss, fronton with two chips, without glass and trestle. Dimension: total height: c. 73.5 cm x 35 cm, aperture:
c. 35 cm x 25 cm.
Small bronze altar of four-armed Vishnu, cast in three parts. The deity is standing under an arch with a kirthi-mukha at the apex, the base of figure is figure slotting into the base. Condition: good, arch a bit slanting. Dimension: 16.9 cm high x 9.6 cm wide.
A small cast bronze figure group of the sitting, elephant-headed god Ganesha with his Shakti on the thigh. From a Swiss lady's private collection. Condition: traces of extensive worship, base with a small hole. Dimension: 4.6 cm high.
A small cast copper bronze figure of the elephant-headed god Ganesha, depicted here four-armed and sitting on a square base, holding different attributes. From a Swiss lady's private collection. Condition: traces of extensive worship, base with thin areas and holes, trunk with a breakage. Dimension: 5.6 cm high.
Finely engraved small bronze altar of Vishnu with his consorts Shridevi and Bhudevi, cast in five parts. The three gods standing under an arch with a kirthi-mukha at the apex, the base of each figure slotting into the frame. Karnataka / Maharashtra 19th century. From a Swiss lady's private collection. Condition: fine. Dimension: 20.8 cm high x 17 cm long x 6.5 cm deep, weight: 1980 g.
Small Indian bronze image depicting Sri Devi the wife of Vishnu, standing in tribhanga and holding a lotus bud. From a Swiss lady's private collection. Condition: some verdigris, patina and traces of usage. Dimension: 7.2 cm high.
Indian demon chaser mask in bronze repousse from Karnataka in five parts: head, headband, ears and a tube within the head to permit the mounting on a pole. Backside with red paint. Please refer for a quite identical mask to: "Ritual Bronzes of Maharashtra and Karnataka" by Leo S. Figiel, M.D.: Fig. 7-65. Condition: traces of usage, back part of the head and headband with some dents. Dimension: 26.2 cm high.
A ritual copper bronze vessel for water, the spout made in the shape of a bull head. For a similar ewer named "gaumukhi" please refer to "Goetterwelt Indiens - Traditionelle Bronzekunst", Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim 1997, no. 166, page 239. Date: 19th to early 20th century. Condition: some traces of usage. Dimension: 20.5 cm long x 19.2 cm high.
A bulbous holy water vessel for sacred Ganges water used by pilgrims. Made of brass and copper, decorated with six avatars (incarnations) of Vishnu. Made in the technique known as "ganga-jumna" referring to the two great rivers of North India. From a Swiss lady's private collection. Condition: small quite invisible dents. Dimension: 13.4 cm high.