• AUD $1,600.00

    Ancient Bactrian Gold Necklace.

    An exciting, light necklace featuring a hollow sheet gold Bactrian "Portrait or face possibly of a God" flanked with a range of more ancient Carnelian beads, most with fine dots or lines, bleached into their surfaces.  These are graduated down to some quite tiny Carnelian barrels, such tiny beads are said to represent extreme...
  • 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 $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 $1,040.00

    Indus Valley Agate and Gold Bee Necklace

    A subtle, light necklace featuring a delightful, hollow sheet gold Bee (possibly Bactrian) spaced with very tiny Indus Valley Carnelian barrels, flanked with two finely granulated gold plated silver beads from Indonesia, then more small Carnelian ones, most with fine dots or lines, bleached into their surfaces making up the body...
  • AUD $2,800.00

    Ancient Elamite Agate Eye Bead.

    Here's an early classic "Evil Eye" bead, utilizing the natural colour bands of a striped agate. The stone has layers of almost black brown, cream and translucent browns. This bead is an ancient one from Elam, one of the earliest city civilisations situated in what is now SW Iran, but...
  • 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 $1,600.00

    Ancient Bactrian Gold Goddess Necklace

    An exciting, light necklace featuring a circular pendant, a hollow sheet gold Bactrian "Mother Goddess", flanked with two ovoid Carnelian beads, spaced with tiny Carnelian barrels, most with fine dots or lines, bleached into their surfaces.  These agate cylinders are reminiscent of those in Zuni Heishi necklaces, and made with the same...
  • 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 $980.00

    Indus Valley "Bleached Agate" Beads

    An exciting, light necklace with a central"lenticular" semi opaque finely banded agate bead, surrounded by tiny Indus Valley Carnelian barrels and cylinders, most with fine dots or lines, bleached into their surfaces.  These agate cylinders are reminiscent of those in Zuni Heishi necklaces, and made with the same laborious grinding technique using a harder...
  • 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 $1,960.00

    Gandharan, Stone Spindle Whorls.

    These 102 old Stone Spindle Whorls from the Swat Valley in what was once Gandhara, dating back to around 400 AD are threaded loosely on a string.  (Gandhara you'll remember is the place/kingdom where Buddhism developed its characteristic Hellenistic sculptural style/look before it set off up through Central Asia to the...
  • 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 $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 $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 $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 $360.00

    Large (free standing) Chinese Opium Pipe

    This is a self supporting (free standing) silver Chinese Opium Pipe in four pieces, including long pipe and base surrounded by classic Chinese fretwork with “Good Fortune Symbols” incorporated with floral and abstract scrollwork. This in turn has a socket holding a cylindrical lidded storage jar, and another a tube...
  • 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 $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 $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 $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...