A finely crafted Tibetan belt buckle in the form of the noted Himalayan deity, Mahakala who is known to be a deity that goes beyond all time and space. Often the image of Mahakala is found on objects used to decorate the home or as amulet like accessories within the Kathmandu valley and beyond. Age: 19th-20th century Size: Length 3.25" Width 0.75" Height 3.5"
Antique Tibetan Seal
Tibetan powder container and seal box. Seals were often used in the monasteries and government offices in stamping important documents or financial transactions. Seals continue to be used mainly in the Tibetan monasteries for documents, prints, and other visual or printed materials. Age: 19th-20th century Size; Height 3.75" diameter 0.75"
Antique Chinese Metal Snuff Bottle
An antique Chinese metal with turquoise and lacquer. The metal snuff bottle is decorated with auspicious lion head motifs inspired from Tibetan art. Age: 19th-20th century Size Length 2.25" Width 1.5" Height 4.75"
Chinese Carved Archaic Style Ewer
A small antique Chinese jade carving in the form of a ewer. The ewer contains archaic designs such as the handle and the border surrounding the piece. Often jade carvings emulate the designs and styles from Shang and Zhou Dynasty bronzes. Age: 19th-20th century Size: length 3.5" width 1.75" height 1.5"
Antique Imari Square Kinrande Vase
A refined Japanese square porcelain vase decorated with grape vines, chrysanthemums, and other auspicious motifs. The images used are inspired from designs from Momoyama period works of art. The use of different colors with gold is often known as kinrande. Age: 19th century Size: length 4.75" width 4.75" Height 11.5"
Bronze Incense Burner of Playful Fudogs
Chinese bronze of two fudog from the mid 19th century. Used as an Incense burner in a house or temple. Great attention to detail.
Dimensions: 8 1/2'' High X 9'' Long X 6'' Deep
Chinese Copper Guizhou Ding
A small Chinese copper ding. The ding was a wine vessel used during the Shang Dynasty to warm wine and the design became part of the romantic past for literati scholars. The ding contains an inscription that the piece was made in Guizhou China. Age: 20th century. Size: Length 2.5" Width 3.5" Height 5.5"
Tibetan Bronze Head of Padmasambhava
A detailed and refined bronze head of Padmasambhava, known as the second Buddha or the founder of the Vajrayana tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Padmasambhava is wearing the signature cap that he is known to wear and has the fierce expression he is often depicted with.Most likely the piece was the top of a staff. Age: 20th century Size: Length 3.25" Width 3.25" Height 7"
Tibetan Bronze Statue of Yamantaka
A detailed Tibetan bronze statue of Yamantaka, the Lord of Death in yab yum pose. Yamantaka is with his consort, Vajravetali the wrathful form of Saraswati. Yamantaka is holding a Kapala and Trigug, tools often used in Vajrayana Buddhist rituals. Age: 20th century Size: Length 6" Width 4.5" Height 8.5"
Japanese Lacquered Buddhist Sutra Box
A finely decorated Japanese lacquered Buddhist box known as an Ofumi bako. The box contains the crests of the temple and the principle patrons of the temple. The box is used by the Shinshu Otani-ha school (Higashi Hongwanji) of Pureland Buddhism to store the letters of the eight head of the temple, Rennyo Shonin. Age: Meiji Period. Size: Length 10.5" Width 12" Height 3.25"