Small bronze Indian votive sculpture of the elephant headed Hindu god Ganesha, known as the Remover of Obstacles, beautifully intact with all four arms holding attributes including his goad or ax and sweets of which he is sampling with his trunk, wonderful detail and form with elongated head, covered with vermilion remnants, 19th century.
Size: 3" high x 2 1/2" wide x 1 1/2" deep.
Small bronze Indian sculpture of the elephant headed Hindu god Ganesha, known as the Remover of Obstacles, beautifully formed head and body with plumpness of arms and legs, one hand and crown missing, encrusted patina with hints of vermilion, 13th/14th century.
Size: 2 5/8" high x 2 1/8" wide
In good condition. Height 23 cm. Deep: 8 cm. Wide: 12.5cm.
This Indo-Persian antique silver repousse lidded container box was probably intended for cosmetics. The elaborate design work is flawless and the attention to detail were hallmarks of luxury items made during the late 19th century in both India and Persia. There are 2 makers marks and some scratches on the bottom of the box. See picture
The box is 3.5 inches in diameter and is 1.5 inches high
Rectangular sandalwood box standing on four lion's paw feet, covered with tortoiseshell veneer. Decorated with bone straps and filigree panels partially painted. Purple velvet lining, the lock is working. Condition: tortoiseshell with small defect. Dimension: 11.6 cm x 9 cm, 5.6 cm high, weight: 182 g.
This antique small iron mortar fits easily into the closed hand was used for grinding medicinal herbs. The pestle is attached with a hand made chain. Sourced from Maharasha, India...great aged patina.
The charming old tribal womans purse is heavily embroidered on each side and is decorated with mirrors and cowrie shells. Condition is very good, no rips, no tears, just beautifully faded vegetable dyes.
Introduction: Various types of Rajasthani Schools of painting flourished in Rajasthan from the 16th century onwards. Great names in these schools of paintings are-
the Mewar School, Bundi School, Kota School, Bikaner School, Jaipur School, Marwar School and Kishangarh School. Each Rajasthani school of painting has
its distinct and unique style whilst representing the hills, colours and palaces of Rajasthan. Description: This is a large Indian, Jaipur school, painting
of Royal procession...
This wood phurba (used by a shaman) is carved with three heads,dragon,double snake and vajra. The length is 43 cm. In good condition.
This phurba, used by shamans has four faces. The length (without hair) is 51 cm. The phurba is in good condition.
Guru Gampopa (1079-1153) was the most important student of Milarepa and is one of the five founding masters of the Kagyu school. The bronze statue is in very good condition. Height 18,5 cm; 12 cm. deep and 16,5 cm (front)/ 12 cm. (backside) wide.
Northern Indian Mogul dynasty 1526–1858, established by Babur, Muslim descendant of Tamerlane,
the 14th-century Mongol leader. The Mogul emperors ruled until the last one, Bahadur Shah II, was dethroned and exiled by the British; they included Akbar, Aurangzeb, and Shah Jahan...
In the form of a hardcover book. The top and the spine with carved sandalwood panels. The edges and back with Sadeli micro mosaic, bone and ebony banding. Gilt paper is imitating the pages. Condition: several repairs and imperfections. Dimension: 15.8 cm x 26 cm.
A Gandharan grey schist panel with Buddha Sakyamuni and adorants. 2nd/3rd Century.
The panel is 25,5 cm. wide. Height (without stand) 12 cm. With marble stand 17,5 cm.
A square pale gauze fabric, decorated with silk, couched gold wrapped thread and pieces of iridescent of beetle-wings. Condition: few beetle wings missing, one small hole in the embroidered section (ca. 2 cm x 0.5 cm), slightly stained and patina. Dimension: ca. 112 cm x 112 cm.
From our Indian Subcontinent Collection, a fine 19th century brass surahi (water flask) paired with a large Kashmiri flashed-silver over lacquered-brass undertray, also 19th century. These two pieces were not originally part of a formal set, but we find that they make for an attractive and logical pairing. The surahi is of traditional form with large bulbous body, splayed foot, and long tapering neck...
The thangka represents Sukhavati, the Western Paradise of Amitabha. Tibet 18th. century. Size: 78 / 59 cm.
This Tibetan thangka with Amitayus, the Buddha of long life (see the vase with the life elixer in his hands) is from the 18th. century. On the backside: mantras, written when the thangka was blessed for ritual use. Size: 107 x 67 cm. The painting itself: 60 x 50 cm.