Small & rare Gao image of Jambala with mongoose, the God of Wealth. Carved stone.
Condition: Rubbing due to handling and small chip to right arm.
Antique Tibetan Thangka representing Four Hands CHENREZIG, Tibetan Buddha of Compassion, standing in a mountainous landscape and surrounded by deities including Taras.
Pigments on canvas. Very good condition. End of 19th C. 75 x 52 cms.
A rare INDO-PERSIAN Mughal Khanjar Dagger with a curved and finely damascended PAMOR blade. The scabbard/sheath and handle/blade are intricately and very finely inlaid with Gold and Silver detailing designs. The wonderfully shaped handle is exquisitely hand crafted as a 3-dimensional Lion's head. The dominant dense Pamor pattern of the blade resembles irregular annual rings of a tree trunk. This dagger comes with the original scabbard which is very rare in antique daggers. Very good condition...
19th century small Indian bronze votive sculpture of seated Ganesha with his trunk to its left, and holding the elephant goad and battle-ax (parasu) in his rear hands, and sweetmeats in both front hands. Ganesha is the remover of obstacles, and thus is invoked before any new undertaking. He bestows good luck on his worshippers, and is invoked in marriage ceremonies and in some forms of Tantric worship...
Unusually small 19th century Indian bronze votive sculpture of Bhudevi with bare breasts and pink lotus (nilotpala) in her right hand. Bhudevi is the consort of Vishnu and personifies the earth. Excellent casting and detailing, modeled with grace and beauty, wonderful brown patina, in excellent condition for a votive piece. Height 1 5/8 inches.
19th century small Indian bronze votive sculpture of monkey god Hanuman with his hands in praying gesture in front of him, and his tail forming a loop behind him. Hanuman personifies ingenuity and faithfulness - his strength and courage helped Rama to defeat Ravana. Cast in Maharashtra, wonderful casting (see his body in strong S-shaped atibhanga flexion at the waist) and detailing, nice patina. Height 2 inches.
18th century small Indian bronze votive sculpture depicting Shridevi - a form of Lakshmi, the consort of Lord Vishnu. She is holding an open lotus in her left hand. Very nice casting - see her graciously bent figure, beautiful warm brown patina, high devotional wear with traces of sandalwood powder in crevices, overall in great condition for a votive piece. Height 2 3/8 inches.
Indian large storytelling paining 240 x 92 cm. Pigment on cotton. Legend of Pabuji. Undated, estimated to be early 20th century.
Salt box with its lid, of oblong shape, lavishly decorated in relief with floral, geometric and stylized lotus designs. An opening on the side allows a spoon (now missing) to rest inside the box. Nepal, 19th century. Length: 24 cm. Height: 12,2 cm. A few tiny chips; otherwise very good condition.
Collected in Nepal in the early seventies.
Salt box with its lid, of rectangular shape, decorated with incised geometric design on its sides, and geometric, partly in relief, design on its lid. An opening on the lid allows a spoon (now missing) to rest inside the box. Nepal, 19th century. Length: 18,7 cm. Height: 11 cm. Some erosion due to age, otherwise very good condition. Collected in Nepal in the early seventies.
A pair decorative Indian brass vases with engraved decoration of carnation tendrils, embellished with red, orange and black enamel. Condition: some traces of usage, few tiny enamel losses. Dimension: 24.9 cm and 25.2 cm high.
A very fine and genuine schist head of a Bodhisattva, 2-4 Century A.D., with soft, youthful features, wearing a diadem with rosettes. The hair is pulled up into an elaborate top knot, Urna between the eyebrows. Mounted on a Museum Quality Metal Stand. Size of head alone 12.5 cm. excluding stand. Origin: London Art Market.
large ink design on paper. Dated. 100x115cm. custom made Perspex frame. Can be viewed in central London by arrangement.
A dance mask representing a human face with pointed coiffe and goitre. Wood with fine dark-brown glossy patina. Nepal, early 19th century or earlier. Height: 31 cm. The mask is nicely mounted on a custom stand. A few losses, otherwise very good condition. A rare piece. Provenance: old European collection.
Indian 19th century Tantric diagram. Inks on paper. 43x33 cm. Framed. Can be viewed in central London by arrangement or deframed 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.
Nepalese manuscript, numerous diagrams, ink on paper,
54 pages (27 double sided) each page 7x20 cm, undated, estimated to be 18th century 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