A huge cloth pichwai from Rajasthan.The painting on cloth is of typical form and has a large figure of Sri Nath in the center with
male and female figures on both sides.Exceptionally well painted with portrait
quality likeness to the figures.The painting is mounted on a cloth backing.
Very good condition,some wear and fading.Intact
48 inches W. 66 inches H.
An exceptionally fine woven silk,gold and silver thread textile with a Daoist composition
of 3 Immortals.Excellent condition,beautiful
Circa 1800 or much earlier
A textile of the highest quality
8 inches H. 8 inches L.
An exceptionally woven silk textile with
added gold and silver thread.The composition
is a Daoist scene of 2 Immortals with a child and receptacle.Excellent condition.
Circa 1800 or much earlier,quite possibly Ming..nothing 'folky' it is a very sophisticated and accomplished textile
9 inches H. 9 inches L.
A large and spectacular bronze vessel in the shape of a lion.
Appears to be some form of aquamanile.The vessel includes a handle.Lovely mottled green/brown patina.
7 1/4 inches L 5 1/4 inches H.
A very old and rare bronze of the militant hindu goddess Kali.She is here seen holding a sword and what appears to be a skull bowl.
Northern India,Himachal Pradesh ?
Circa 1800 or earlier
3 1/8 inches H.
A very old and interesting wood ceremonial mask of a wrathful deity.One of the finest masks from Nepal I have ever seen.Deep brown/black patina.
19th C. or earlier
9 1/4 inches H. 6 1/2 inches W.
A cast bronze miniature shrine consisting of a multitude of Hindu gods and goddess arranged in a courtyard.Hard to find if not rare.Very well cast.
Slight damage,one missing head.
18th C. or earlier
3 1/4 inches W. 2 1/2 inches H.
A very finely cast bronze figure of an esoteric Buddha with what appears to be a ghanta and a stupa emerging out of lotus stalks on each shoulder.Lovely deep brown patina with some dark green/black encrustation.
7 1/2 inches H. 5 inches W.