• AUD $98.00

    Indian, Oval Silver Anklet.

    An unusual, but very clever Silver anklet from India, or maybe Pakistan, as it was bought there. We have a pair of this design, but are selling them seperately, as two might be too many for you. (See also IA102, if it is still available. For other variations, see below.)...
  • AUD $78.00

    Uzbek, Embroidered Skull Cap

    A fluffy embroidered flat topped womans’ pill box “skull cap” from the Baysun, in Southern Uzbekistan. The cotton cloth base is oversewn on a machine to reinforce its shape then embroidered with coloured wools in geometric patterns. Around the rim a very finely woven “tesma” braid adds both detail and...
  • 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 $88.00

    Uzbek , Gourd Snuff Bottle

    An Uzbek or Chinese “tobacco snuff” bottle, made from a living Bottle Gourd, intriguingly grown to shape, bound between two carved wooden or ceramic panels, to accurately mould to the desired form, like wet leather. Actually it looks like old, polished, embossed leather, too! It has acquired a very lovely...
  • 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 $480.00

    Persian, Qajar Lacquer Book Cover.

    A rectangular wooden Persian Manuscript (Book) Cover. The wooden panel has a champhered edge and is gold leafed finely painted over with intricately detailed arabesque borders and botehs surrounding a rectangular rose bush mingled with blue narcissi (?) From the Qajar Dynasty that ruled in Persia from 1781 until 1925....
  • 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 $340.00

    Persian/Bukharan Belt Buckle

    An old, very wearable, rectangular steel belt buckle, with a raised central plateau and panels of chased gilt scrolling vines and flowers. The bevelled sides of the centre are not gilt, having been roughly polished revealing the “silvery” metal foliage. Has probably been buried due to the corrosion on the...
  • 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 $4,800.00

    Mughal Leather/silver Bowl

    This intriguing old, round, silver lined leather bowl is said to be "Mughal" but appears rather primitive for such. (but that term can describe age rather than courtly provenance. "Mughal" usually refers to pre the dethronement of the last Emperor, by the British in 1857.) It has no handles and...
  • 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 $450.00

    Old Chinese, "Shagreen" Spectacle Case

    Chinese Spectacle Case, two piece copper and deep green dyed Shagreen (sharks skin) over bamboo. Classic Oriental “inro” design, with the two sections pulling apart on a burgundy cotton cord, that can be worn on a sash or in pocket/sleeve. Cut out copper ornamental/protective scrolls at each end are perfectly...