All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1406740
18th century votive Indian bronze sculpture depicting the mother goddess Durga slaying the buffalo demon, with her foot resting on the back of her vehicle - a roaring lion, and there is a figure of a seated devotee facing the goddess. Durga is the most powerful female deity in the Hindu pantheon. She has a spear in one front hand, and is grabbing the hair of Buffalo Demon Mahishasura with the other...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1406739
18th century small votive South Indian bronze sculpture of Balakrishna (dancing Krishna) with his right leg raised, holding a butter ball in his right hand, and his left arm outstretched. Excellent casting and detailing, very gracious and dynamic posture. Beautiful bronze, wonderful devotional wear and patina. Height 2 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1406735
18th century Indian bronze Shiva shrine from Western India in a form of a courtyard, the family of Shiva seated around a lingam, including his wife Parvati, their son Ganesha, and with Naga (cobra) with extended hood and Nandi bull. Very good piece with nice casting and detailing, good patina with remnants of red paste used during worship, very pleasant feel of age. Length 1 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #1406733
Late 19th century Indian Jain bronze of a standing Tirthankara on a square base, his hands lowered and slightly outstretched. Tirthankara in Jainism is an omniscient Teaching God who preaches the righteous path across the sea of interminable births and deaths. According to Jains, the Jain teachings are gradually forgotten. Then, a rare individual is born who at some point in his life renounces the world to conquer the saṃsāra (the cycle of death and rebirth) on his own...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #1406731
19th century small votive Indian bronze statue of crawling baby Krishna holding two butter balls which he stole from a storage in his house. Very nice casting, highly detailed - see his face, unusual hat and large earrings. Beautiful patina, very nice feel of age. Height 1 7/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1910 item #1406730
Late 19th century Indian bronze votive sculpture representing a woman with a fly whisk in her raised hand. I believe the image to be Shrutakirti - the wife of Shatrughna. Shatrughna was half-brother of Rama (they shared Dasharatha as father), and thus also inherited Vishnu’s divinity, he is usually depicted with his characteristic attributes - fly whisks - in both hands. Nice casting, she stands with her body in slight S-shaped abhanga flexion at the waist...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1910 item #1406728
Late 19th century Indian bronze votive sculpture representing Bhudevi with bare breasts and closed blue lotus (nilotpala) in her hand. Bhudevi is the consort of Vishnu and personifies the earth. Simple casting and detailing, nice depiction of jewelry, nice patina, red paste on the bottom, overall in good condition. Height 4 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1406330 (stock #T)
Out of Mongolia, this old leather tobacco pouch was made with a large button for hanging, long leather tassels, home made interesting decorative leather ornamentation...and hanging hook for removing old tobacco from pipe... Clearly old and well used: the leather is still playable. Great example of ethnographic folk art
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1910 item #1406314
Senatus Consulto
$6,750.00
A rare and superb quality bronze Buddha, likely Nepalese, 19th. century AD.

Highly unusual and attractive figure, seated on a single Lotus Throne on a massive decorated rectangular base. The base is finely decorated with animals and two seated ladies. It's inscribed on the back with a very long inscription, untranslated. Exceptional engraved details over the full surface!

The figure fully fire gilt, very attractive. The base with original brownish patinated cobber seal...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1405878 (stock #6175)
Fine and rare old rattan “tali” basket with a contracted mouth from the Idu Mishmi ethnic group of Arunachal Pradesh, India. In India they are primarily animist but in China where they are known as the Lhoba they have a strong spiritual affiliations with Tibetan Buddhism. Google “Bamboo and Cane Culture of Arunchal Pradesh” and you will get a good description of this regional craft...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1405549
Zentner Collection
Price on Request
Antique Tibetan pair of low folding tables. Originally used by Buddhist priests for teaching and praying, these unusual tables fold down for travel. The front and sides of the table are hinged on wooden dowels and fold into the tray created by the table top when it is turned upside down. Painted with colorful scenes of birds and flowers. The table top surface is painted with red lacquer, decorated with gold dragons in the center and fruit branches in the corners...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1405094 (stock #072419B)
Oldbailey Antiques
$1,195.00
This is a Nepalese illuminated manuscript, dating to circa the 18/19th century. Done in the customary "accordion" format, the book features a large multi-armed Goddess (probably Durga or Kali), with multiple attendant figures. The illuminated area measures 8-1/2" X 11-1/2" and occupies three panels of the manuscript. The reverse side consists of handwritten text (Devanagari? Sanskrit?), the whole on thickened yellow paper...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre AD 1000 item #1404816
Interesting and very early Buddhist stone Jar, India, Gandhara culture, ca. 1st. century BC.

The Jar finely formed engraved with concenthric lines, flat base, in Chlorite stone. This never had a lid, but as part of the sale, we have also added a genuine stone lid from a jar of the same period, that actually fits the jar nicely.

These rare Jars finely formed with a raised knob on the lid and engraved with lotus flowers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1404810 (stock #072019D)
A group of five illustrated manuscript leaves on thickened paper illustrating various "avatars" of Vishnu and other, related figures. Each leaf measures, approximately, 9" X 4". A bit rough around the edges, as shown in the photos. Still, a rare grouping.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1404809 (stock #072019C)
Two very well-painted miniature Tibetan paintings on treated cloth (not paper). One wrathful, one tranquil. The larger of the two measures 3-1/4" X 4", while the smaller of the two, the wrathful one, measures 3-1/8" X 3-1/2". Minor rubbing, as seen in the photos. No retouching or repainting.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1837 VR item #1404800 (stock #072019A)
An early and powerful Hindu carved wooden panel showing a female divinity, most likely Durga, whose "vahana" is a lion. The panel is very deeply carved with fine detail. Only very minor abrasions, as to be expected in a piece of this age, with no losses. It measures 7-1/2" X 10" and has a hook fastened to the back (not original) to facilitate display.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1404193 (stock #4A17C)
Six(6) Tibetan Natural Coral Beads, largest bead-20mm x 15mm(7/8" diameter x 5/8"), smallest bead-15mm x 13mm(5/8" diameter x 1/2").
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1403875
Zentner Collection
$1,000.00
Antique Tibetan Dzi bead, agate with single white band. The mystical Dzi beads are implements of ancient Tibetan and other Asian cultures for several hundreds of thousands of years. Dzi beads are believed to hold magical properties bringing prosperity and protection to whomever wore these beads...