Hand painted on cotton mounted on wood with metal bound corners, metal hanging ring, decorated paper on reverse. Undated, estimated to be late 19th century or earlier. 35 x 35 cm. Can be viewed in central London and shipped worldwide.
Hand written Nepalese manuscript. Undated estimated to be 17/18th century or earlier. Anointing marks on cover, one illustration, 70 sides of text, each 20x 7.5 cm. No loose pages. Can be viewed in central London and shipped worldwide.
An antique Bhutanese thangka depicting Sakyamuni flanked by two arhat-disciples in a stylised landscape. In the top of the painting to the left and right sides are the images of Padmasambhava and the bodhisattva Chenrezig respectively. In the bottom a portrait of one of the great Master of the Drugpa Kagyu, Ngawang Namgyal (1594-1651) flanked by the protectors Vajrakila and Vajrapani. Mounted on cardboard and framed behind glass. Bhutan, 19th century. H 75 cm, W 47 cm (incl...
Originally, this graceful sculpture may have stood at the doorway of a palace or temple as a warning to all malicious spirits not to enter. The tradition of lions guarding doors and gates is ancient and common to a great variety of cultures, including the Egyptians, Assyrians, Romans, and Chinese. There is a strong Chinese influence in this piece, suggesting open relations between the two cultures.
18th Century - Rajputana, India
Dimensions: 16 1/2" x 5 7/8" x 11 5/8"
An interesting and rare bronze shrine or figure, depicting a Deity, likely Vishnu, seated on a Throne with a large construction at his back, with a Lion mask on top. Cobra hood over his head. South India, ca. 18th. century.
Size: 19 cm.
Condition: Choice, smoothly polished front, the back with an fine very old brown patina.
Ex. Old Danish Collection of Indian bronzes figures of the Hindu, Jain and Buddhist religions, aquired from ca. 1955 to 1990s.
Antique Indian hardwood figure carving. Mounted on a custom high-quality iron stand for display. The female figure is in a dancing pose, with elaborate headdress and garb. Mounted on a High grade custom iron stand.
Dimensions w/ stand: 18" high x 6 3/4" wide x 4 1/2" deep
Dimensions w/o stand: 16 3/4" high x 5 1/2" wide x 2 3/4" deep
A small votive Shiva Lingam carved from a kind volcanic stone.
Most likely from central India. 19th cent. L. 16 cm H 10 cm. Good age patina.
Two Tibetan stem platters for ritual offerings, made from hardwood with metal sheet. The center decorated with a wheel, one of the eight Buddhist Symbols. Torma are cone shaped ritual food offerings sculpted in a variety of shapes and sizes, mostly made of flour and butter. Condition: traces of usage, one piece with an old repair (was broken in two). Dimension: diameter: c. 19 cm, height: 6 cm and 7.3 cm, weight: 1200 g.
Asian low table. Mother of pearl inlay on maroon and black laquer, brass bound edges. Very minor restauration to chipped legs. 475 mm square top, 80mm high. Undated, estimated to be late 19th century or earlier. Can be viewed in central London and collected. Buyer arranges own transport from central London.
Chinese 19th century hand painted on cotton table display set. One large centre panel and twelve smaller. Contained in hand painted paper folder. Undated, estimated to be late 19th century. Diameter of large cloth 20 inches. Can be viewed in central London and shipped worldwide.
A Tibetan silver and mother of pearl conch formed as a central Buddhistic portrait. It is unusual in its style and is a beautifully embossed and attractive item.
Age: 19 C. size: 10 cm x 9 cm. condition: very good indeed, no restoration, a slight abrasion to the edge of the pearl shell
Early 19th century Tibetan thangka depicting historical Buddha Shakyamuni emanating rays of golden light, his right hand in bhumisparsha (earth-touching) mudra, his left hand holding an alms bowl. Central figure is surrounded by 18 of Buddha’s original disciples (2 of them are standing holding kakhara - long staff with rattle to scare off insects, and thus prevent the carrier from stepping on them) with additional figures of Boddhidharma and Budai...
Early 19th century Tibetan thangka depicting Buddha Amitabha surrounded by his eight manifestations. Amitabha is the Buddha of Infinite Light and presides over Sukhavati (the Western Paradise). Beautifully painted with natural mineral pigments on cotton, wonderful tranquil face, original silk mounts, original silk gauze cloth protecting the painting from light and wear (can be seen bunched up for the purpose of photography on top of the mounts on Enlargement 2)...
Rare 19th century Sino-Tibetan thangka depicting eight armed Goddess Maha Pratisara seated on a lotus throne and holding various weapons, with Boddhisattva Manjushri depicted above her. Pratisara is one of the Five Pancha Rakshas - a group of five female deities that are the personifications of five early Buddhist sutras...
Matching pair of early 19th century altar size Sino-Tibetan thangkas depicting Buddha Shakyamuni and Tsongkhapa, respectively. It is unusual to have a set. Historical Buddha is shown emanating rays of golden light, his right hand in bhumisparsha (earth-touching) mudra, his left hand holding an alms bowl, rich offerings in front of his lotus throne...
Early 19th century Sino-Tibetan thangka depicting Agni on his mount - a ram, and holding a pot of water in one hand and rosary beads in the other. Very uncommon image: Agni was initially the God of fire in Hinduism (see the pit of flames that the ram is running on), but was incorporated into Buddhism as one of the twelve Devas (guardian deities found in or around Buddhist shrines) and is considered to be the guardian of the Southeast. Inscribed with 5 characters on the back (see detail)...
Very rare early 19th century Sino-Tibetan thangka depicting the unusual White manifestation of 6-armed Bhuddist dharmapala Hayagriva. His more common manifestation is Red attesting to his nature as a wrathful form of Avalokiteshvara and thus the archetype of fierce compassion. He is easily recognizable by 3 horse heads in his crown, shown wearing a tiger skin apron and a long necklace of human heads, holding various implements in his hands...
Early 19th century Sino-Tibetan thangka depicting 6-armed Bhuddist dharmapala Hayagriva easily recognizable by 3 horse heads in his crown. He is considered to be the wrathful form of Avalokiteshvara and thus the archetype of fierce compassion. He is wearing a tiger skin apron and a long necklace of human heads, holding various implements in his hands and trampling on numerous snakes...
A stunning Miniature Polychrome Oval Painting of SHAH JAHAN (1592-1666), 5th MUGHAL EMPEROR
Mirza Shahabuddin BAIG MUHAMMAD KHAN SHAH JAHAN, framed, 19th Century. Very good condition. Size: 11 x 8 cm.
A pair woman's Paduka in fish form, made of hardwood and inlaid with brass wire. Base inscribed "Hindu bath sandals" and "Anna Broadwood". A similar pair in the Bata Shoe Museum Collection in Toronto. Dimension: c. 22 cm long, 8.8 cm wide, total height: 8.4 cm. Condition: few traces of usage, a short section with missing wire (see picture no. 2).
The patachitra, the folk painting of Orissa, has a history of great antiquity. The 'Patachitra' paintings exhibit the use of strong line and brilliant colors. These are religious paintings which cover themes and events from Indian mythology and Puranas and are mainly made on silk or on old cotton glued with paper.
This is one of the most popular subjects and was probably produced as a souvenir (jatri pati) for pilgrims for whom the painting would become a personal family shrine...
A painting in gouache on paper depicting Krishna as a seven year old boy in dancing costume. In this form he is known as Shri Nathji. This distinct tradition emanates from Nathadwara in Rajasthan and these paintings were probably intended for domestic shrines. 19th century.
Gouache and metallic pigments on paper. The grey scarf is silver pigment, now tarnished. A very subtle effect is the decoration in grey on the black ground, seen clearly only under a strong light...
Antique tribal necklace of the Naga people, native to north east India /north west Burma, composed of multicolored beads of coral, glass, quartz, and brass bells.
Size: 13" length
Antique silver protective amulet in the shape of a temple representing the horseman “Bhumiya Ray”, worn par Rajput, India ,Rajasthan. H : 4,5c. CE 228 (see Bibliography)
Antique Indian « ayigalu », lingam casket, used by the Lingayat in Karnatakka ; complete with its chain. 6 x 5cms. CE 236 (see Bibliography)
Indian Ramayana mask of Hanuman, General of King Sugriva's army of monkeys in the great Ramayana epic, wearing his headdress with 3 tips.
Old and heavy hard wood mask, beautiful patina, remnants of blue pigments.
Very good condition. 27x17 cms. More than 100 years old, most likely 19th C . India, Himachal Pradesh
Mask of a grotesque character with twisted nose ; accident on the left side, slit on the chin (see pix) ; 26 x 16 cms.
End of 19th - beginning of 20th C, West Nepal, Gurung.
Full figure watercolour painting on paper of a soldier with a rifle. Undated, watermarked paper mid 19th century or earlier. 23 x 14 cm. Good condition. Can be viewed in central London.
Antique18th Century Mughal Northern Indian Islamic cast brass lidded Ewer (aftaba) of pear-shaped body stands on four short feet decorated with slightly raised almond-shaped medallions engraved with poppies and incised all over with floral and leaf motifs, the serpentine handle with a stylised lotus finial, joining the neck and hinged to the domed lid, straight rising tapering spout with a cast rib
CONDITION: in excellent condition, showing the age and usage...
Authentic Antique Islamic Indian Mughal fine Bidri hookah base, India (Deccan, Bidar), 18th century
A Zinc alloy hookah is composed of two pieces a bell-shaped body and short neck with flanged collar and trumpet mouth, the body decorated with a silver inlaid, three lobed floral medallions, amongst continuous scrolling band of leaves and flowers of variegated shapes and sizes, compactly filling the black - garish ground. This pattern is mirrored above the main field on the shoulder and the tru...
Antique, 19th century, Tibetan, silver mounted gun powder flask composed of flattened horn with beveled edges and long solid silver nozzle. The top fitted with a solid silver collar with horn cap adorned with silver flower and suspension loop.
CONDITION: In very good condition, showing the age and usage.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 22 cm (8 5/8 in).
Lovely old pair of matching Tibetan tea bowls. Carved from burl wood with silver/metal decoration around the foot and silver liner inside the bowls.
bowls are roughly 2 inches high and 3.75 inches diameter across the rimmed bowl
Antique, early 18th century, Imperial Islamic Mughal India, Indo Persian Mail Coif Helmet (Kulah Zirah), formed of hand forged, riveted, iron rings suspended from a circular iron disc fitted on the center with a tubular plume-holder, extending down forming a hood covering the entire head and the neck, the front with a triangular flap over the face and elongated camail, both in front and the back.
APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS in flat position: Height from the top of the steel plate to the end of...
A nice hand made octagon silver box with hinge depicting a raised running Lion. Good condition. Size: 7.5 cm. x 5 cm. Weight: 82 gr. silver
Hand made oval, hinged, Antique Silver Cosmetic Box with Foliage and Flower Decor. Good Condition. Size: 5 cm. x 2 cm. Weight: 22 gr. silver
Provenance: India, 19th Century.
An oval HINGED SILVER BOX Depicting Hunting Lion. 19th Century, India. Hand made, good condition. Size: 5.5 cm. x 2 cm. Weight: 43 gr.
A massive/heavy SILVERED OPIUM SPOON WITH INTRICATE DETAIL WORK. ORIGIN: INDIA, 19th Century. Good Condition. Size: 14.5 cm. Weight: 79 gr. !
A very finely worked INDIAN SILVER OCTAGON BOX WITH HINGE, beautiful, elaborate and intricate design/scrolling. Good Condition. Size: 6 cm. x 4 cm. x 4 cm. Weight: 52 gr. silver
A very fine 19th Century Bronze GANESHA Statue with intricate decor. Origin: India.
Good condition. Size: Height 15 cm. Weight: 737 gr.
Ceremonial Konyak necklace ; glass beads, bronze, shell. H closed : 38c. India, Nagaland, Konyak
A Remarkable Indian or East Asian offering Bowl on Stand, late 19th or early 20th century.
The bowl is cast and then finished by fine chisel work and engraving, all against an intricate punched ground. It features a myriad of hunters and animals, the trees seem full of game. On the hilly horizon can be seen various dwellings and pavilions, tiny birds in the sky. The base is an arrangement of three elephant heads supporting an acanthus cup on which sits the offering bowl.
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An incredible dramatic pair of Indian sandstone fragments of a pair of elephants. Stunning original white pigment remains. Realistic lifelike detailing in the form of each statue, mirroring the other's position, their heads and bodies draped in ornate, decorative garb.
Early 19th century (circa 1810).
Size: 8.5" W x 21.5" L x 18.5" H
A votive prayer container in silver with the a Tibetan bronze character in relief on the front. The silver is incised with leaf and flower patterns. The inside has a votive tablet bronze tablet of a Tibetan god astride a makara. There are also 2 prayer sheets, one hand-lettered, the other block printed.
Period: 19th Century
Size: 12.75 centimeters high
Condition: Very good. Natural patina.
A votive portable prayer altar with a bronze botisattva on the front, in relief, sitting on a lotus pedestal. it is surrounded by incised leaf and flower patterns. Inside is a statue of Buddha and there are two prayer sheets (one hand printed and one block printed).
Period: 19th Century
Size: 13 centimeters high
Condition: Very good. Natural patina
2 Rare Nepalese HOOKAH/SISHA PIPES, ca. 1850, ornate, nice naturally formed patina. Good condition. Ranging in size from 14"H. x 6.25" W. x 6.25" D. (37 x16x16 cm.) to 7.5" x 5" W. x 5" D. (19x12x12 cm.). Handle is removable!
Provenance: Matthew Friedman Collection. He is also the Author of 3 Books on ANTIQUE ASIAN BRONZE.
Antique Tibetan hand-carved wooden deity mask of Mahakala, a guardian diety, the fierce and powerful being and counterpart to Kali / Mahakali. His name means "Greater than Time" as he upholds ultimate rule and power over all forces, including time and death. This hand carved mask is indeed very fierce looking, with signs of wear and traces of old lacquer all throughout.
Age: 19th century
Size: 10" L x 6" W x 11" H
A large Hindu 12th Century stone fragment with Sanskrit inscription. Extremely heavy, displayed on a custom made iron stand.
Size: (stone only) 14.5" L x 4.5" W x 13" H (entire size on stand) 15"L x 6" W x 17" H
Oval portrait of a young Indian woman, painted on paper in watercolor with white highlights. With velvet covered passe-partout and mounted behind glass in a later European frame. Signed "S.B. Rawoot" and dated 1/7/16 in red. Dimension: painting: c. 27.5 cm x 18.5 cm, frame 41.6 cm x 34.7 cm. Condition: slightly faded, frame with few traces of usage.
Antique Tibetan bone carving, originally from a Shaman's robe worn during religious ceremonies. All hand-carved with a deity figure surrounded by highly intricate decorative motifs. Includes custom made iron display stand.Dates from the 18th century.
Size: 4.5" H x 1.5" L x .5" W (carving only) 6.5" H x 2" L x 2" W (on stand)
Dramatic Indian stone carving fragment of the torso of Vamana,, the fifth avatar/incarnation of Vishnu. It has realistic hand-carved features with draped jewelry and fabric. Displayed on a custom made iron stand. Dates from the 12th century.
Size: 18.5" H x 8" L x 8" W (entire stand) 9" L x 5" W x 16" H (statue only)
Early 19th century Indian drawing on paper from Bundi,
15x6.5 cm, image on reverse, mounted, can be viewed in central London and shipped worldwide.
Statue of Bodhisattva Sadaksari Lokesvara, the four-armed deity seated in "dhyanasana" on a double lotus throne, his principal arms in prayer posture ("anjali mudra"), the other hands wearing the rosary (""ashamala") on the right side and a lotus of absolute purity on the left side. His head is sumounted by a stylized bust of Buddha Amithaba. The deity is wearing diadem, jewels and dhoti. The statue is made of gilt copper with turquoise and coral inserts. Tibet, 16th century. Height: 13 cm. Gild...
Antique Tibetan vajrakila phurba, a Buddhist sacred dagger "believed to be capable of transmuting vice and egocentrism into benevolent compassion. According to legend, Padmasambava introduced the magic dagger to Tibet to subdue forces hostile to Buddhism." (Bonhams Auction Tues. June 28, 2016 page.14.) Made of iron and copper alloy.
Size: 8 1/8" long.
Beautiful and Unusual antique Tibetan portable flint lock container. The "U" shaped brass body of a lidded box is chased and decorated with the "Wheel of Dharma." Backed with a metal belt loop used to fashion on ones belt. Container to store black powered and lead bullets for matchlock rifle.
Size: 4 1/2" x 4" x 1 3/16"
A wooden carved Tibetan mask. The art of Tibetan masks can be classified into religious type and folk type. Exorcising masks were initially held to drive away ghosts and evil spirits. Later were used in local operas.
Size: 27cm X 17cm.
Large Indian carved sculpture of Rama, colours and gold paint on wood, undated, estimated to be early 20th century separate bow and arrow, approx 95x50 cm, missing a finger from each hand. Can be viewed in central London, buyer arranges transport.
Nepalese painted manuscript cover, 4 illustrations, colours on wood, 5x23.5 cm, wax seal, undated estimated to be 18th cent or earlier, can be viewed in central London and shipped worldwide.
Nepalese wooden book cover, illustrated with colour and gold, old flaking as shown, 9x35 cm, wax seal, undated, estimated to be 19th cent or earlier, can be viewed in central London and shipped worldwide
Tibetan set of cards. 19th century or earlier. Ink on paper. 40x55cm. Framed. Can be viewed in central London by arrangement or unframed and shipped worldwide.
large ink design on paper. Dated. 100x115cm. custom made Perspex frame. Can be viewed in central London by arrangement.