• AUD $450.00

    Antique Bronze Indian Deity

    An old South Indian bronze Hindu statue of a standing "Vishnu", with four arms, that would likely once have acted as a personal or household icon or guardian for a domestic shrine. This 17th - 18th century statue "Vishnu" made for domestic worship is well worn and beautifully patinated in a...
  • AUD $144.00

    Indian, Enamelled Silver Earrings

     A luxuriant pair of intensely blue enamelled, silver earrings from India (I'm assuming they're Indian, they may be from Multan in Pakistan, however the enamel is more brilliantly translucent than their usual opaque blue. Anyway it depends on their age as to which country we call it.) Inside this arched shape are...
  • AUD $160.00

    Gandharan, Spindle Whorl Ring.

     This old Stone Spindle Whorl from the Swat Valley in what was once Gandhara, dating back to around 400 AD has been hand set into Sterling Silver Ring for us in Indonesia.  (Gandhara you'll remember is the place/kingdom where Buddhism developed its characteristic Hellenistic sculptural style/look before it set off up...
  • AUD $380.00

    Indian, Turquoise and Coral Pendant

    Very fancy silver Indian pendant, with inlaid Old Red Coral and Tibetan Turquoise stars and moons, surrounding a central round raised yellow Butter Amber Dome. Two thick plain co-joined rings (with 5mm holes) allow suspension from chain, cord or thin silver choker. Three silver chains and fifteen silver dangles add...
  • AUD $360.00

    Sulemani Agate Necklace

    A neckace of mixed brown and white banded or striped Sulemani Agates (Solomon's Agates aka Suleimani Agates)  The largest central barrel bead gently swells in the centre with fine diagonal bands of Deep Umber,Tobacco and White.  It's all about the beauty of Natures stripes and patterns, obviously each bead will...
  • AUD $260.00

    Bukharan, Enamelled Silver Earrings peacocks

       An exquisite dangly pair of enamelled silver earrings from Buhkara (I'm assuming as there's a very romantic Russian/Persian/Chinese feel to them ) with 2 pairs of embossed and enamelled peacocks.      I'll clarify and call them earhooks as the hook is fixed.     Beneath these peacocks dangle five...
  • AUD $180.00

    Chinese, Jet Buddha Pendant

    An old black Jet pendant or bead, carved as a "Laughing Buddha" reclining in a seated posture with bare rounded stomach and chest. This bead was bought threaded on a string of Jade beads in the 70's and seperated to reuse the Jade. It's time he was threaded up again....
  • AUD $110.00

    Moroccan, Old Enamelled Silver Ring.

     A characterful old Moroccan Silver Ring, a fairly broad grooved band with a knocked eight pointed star with a raised central boss, fine twisted silver wire filigree seperates "cloisonnes" filled with green and yellow enamels. These enamels have chipped and flaked with repeated knocks over time leaving only traces of dark yellowy gold  and lime...
  • AUD $450.00

    Antique Bronze Tibetan Statuette

    An old Tibetan Buddhist bronze statuette of a seated Lama, that would likely once have acted as a personal or household icon or guardian for a domestic shrine or worn in a Prayerbox or "Gau". (I'm assuming as it is hollow backed that it was housed in a "Gau" and viewed...
  • AUD $390.00

    Ersari Turkoman Silver Cuff.

      A  very worn plain silver Ersari Turkoman wristcuff, with a central rib of twisted wire squiggles bordered with a classic scallopped reinforcing design. The silver has that sensuous worn smoothness we seek in an old used/worn Tribal Silver piece, a quality only achieved with long wear. This mellow smoothness is delightful,...
  • AUD $88.00

    Kungrat Uzbek, Glass Beaded Tassel.

    A multi stranded tassel, threaded with a complex mix of both translucent and opaque glass beads. Many single strands all carefully matched, that come together to form a tube of beaded netting, then bound at the top with bands of brilliant pink, deep green and violet wool. The opaque and...
  • AUD $280.00

    Peacock Earrings, Nielloed Silver

     Here's a charming pair of "nielloed" silver Peacock earrings from the Caucasus, on the western shores of the Caspian Sea. The smooth silver faces have been carved into creating a sinuous foliage design, then filled in with what looks like a black inlay called "niello" that creates the contrast emphasizing the design....
  • AUD $480.00

    Tekke" Turkoman Black Cotton "Chyrpy

    Tekke Turkoman “chyrpy”, traditional colourfully embroidered black cotton, long sleeved coat. With Classic burgundy/yellow/white silk, hand embroidered borders of checks, flowers and stylized plant forms (some most probably Tulips.) The back is almost plain, the front having broad borders embroidered in double chain stitch. Lined in a Russian Cotton “rose”...
  • AUD $180.00

    Pashtun, Turquoise Gilt Earrings.

    An enchantingly old pair of silver Pashtun earrings with small turquoise glass cabachons (beads) in a few shades of pale blue, mixed with stamped gilt silver shapes. These stamped designs have ancient origins such as the Sun at the top. The silver has a fairly dark patina, check the reverse to see how...
  • AUD $1,700.00

    Persian, Damascened Steel Peacock.

    This hand raised steel decorative Persian Peacock with a detachable pierced tail, is free standing.  (When I say "hand raised" I mean that this bird was forged by skilfully beating, folding and soldering the form rather than casting from a wax original.  That's why, as a result of the skill used, the surfaces...
  • AUD $280.00

    Multan Enamelled Pendant

    A large enamelled silver pendant from Multan in Southern Pakistan. Motifs and interlocking borders of recessed channels have been filled with baked deep blue and green enamels. About 20 % of this enamel has been dislodged over it's history, (but mostly from the lower section and which is less important visually, when worn)...
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    Kungrat Uzbek, Glass Bead Necklace.

    A brilliant multistranded tubular net necklace of translucent glass seed beads. The variety of beads and colours used, combined with the colour variations (abrash)within any one colour group, add to its vitality and richness. Threaded on a strong cotton and long enough to be worn over the head, it supports...
  • AUD $240.00

    Flores, Gilt Silver Earrings

       A pair of "lightly gilt" silver flat teardrop earrings (ili bholo) from Flores In Eastern Indonesia. Worn by the Nage women of Central Flores for ceremonies, they have a central reinforcing ridge and an outer "fringe" made of small coiled filigree "double S's" and dots. You can find very similar examples...
  • AUD $880.00

    Ancient Bactrian Agate Bead.

    Here's a really delightful, Bactrian Agate bead, cut utilizing the natural colour bands of a milky orange and white striped agate. The stone has layers of off whites and semi translucent/slightly milky orange agate and was very sensitively chosen and cut to place its curving bands perfectly. This bead is an ancient one from Bactria (Afghanistan/Pakistan),...
  • AUD $130.00

    Timorese Beaded Lime Pot

     This old beaded tubular beaded bamboo box was made by the Atoni in Western Timor, to carry powdered lime for use in "betel" (areca nut and betel leaf) preparation, and wornin the small flat weave shoulder bags of which we may still have two examples, see also Plainer incised bamboo lime pots...