• AUD $950.00

    Indian, Silver Nautch Girl.

    And now for something a little diffferent, we bought on one of our trips to India in the late 1980’s, in Rajasthan I think. A hollow, sensuously sculpted and embossed Silver figure of an Indian “nautch” or dancing girl. Exhibiting fine chiselling and repousee work, shaping and forming the figure...
  • AUD $260.00

    Indian, Tall Brass Lassi Cup.

    This is a medium turned brass Indian Lassi Cup, collected in Pakistan but probably dating back to Independence and Seperation in 1947, so Indian historically. These cups were used for water or cold yoghurt “Lassi” drinks. Basically a truncated cone of turned brass with residual “silver” from the tinning that...
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    Indian, Tall Brass Lassi Cup.

    Sorry, this cup is no longer available. This is a large sized, turned brass Indian Lassi Cup, collected in Pakistan, but probably dating back to well before Independence and Seperation in 1947, so Indian historically. Basically a truncated cone of turned brass with residual “silver” from the tinning that was...
  • AUD $110.00

    Indian, Wooden Spice Box

    Painted lathe turned wooden Spice Box with domed lid. Speckled cream and tan background with black banding and incised reddish design. Very 1920/30’s in colour and feel. Beautifully tapered design for good grip, refined balance. (note hole in centre is from the lathe.) The design of these boxes means they...
  • AUD $110.00

    Indian, Wooden Spice Box

    Painted, lathe turned, wooden Spice Box with domed lid. Two tone brown spattered paintwork, with green floral pattern painted onto black band round edge and lid centre (where hole from lathe is still visible.) Very 1920/30’s colours. Beautifully tapered design for good grip, refined balance. The clever design of these...
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    Javanese, Large Millefiori Bead

    Sorry, this wonderful bead is no longer available. This is a solid large opaque glass "millefiori" bead from Java, where they are skillfully reproducing collectable glass beads from all over history, has a wonderful patterning and colour not at all unlike a classic Klimt painting.  I've met the guys responsible for these...
  • AUD $850.00

    Kashmiri Knife Set

    A set of six knives for eating, in a hollow wooden sheaf. The top surface and handles are heavily detailed in a fine, polychrome “Kashmiri” floral carpet and gilt palm leaves against a black lacquered ground. The gilt is actually fine gold leafing, where as the tiny gold linework, between...
  • AUD $58.00

    Kipling's "Limpopo" Elephant Paper Knife

    A delighful Brass paper knife with an elephant’s head with extended trunk, becoming the blade. Everytime I handle it, I’m reminded of Rudyard Kipling’s “How the Elephant got it’s trunk” on the banks of the “greasy green Limpopo river.” We picked them up (we’ve got a few, we may have...
  • 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...
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    Large Polished Lapis Lazuli.

    Sorry, this glorious piece of Lapis is on HOLD. (If you want to put your name down incase it should become available, then let us know.) A magnificent chunk of Lapis Lazuli, from the Panshir Valley in North Eastern Afghanistan, where they’ve been mining it by hand for over 5,000...
  • AUD $360.00

    Mongolian Long Silver Opium Pipe

    Mongolian Opium Pipe, found in Pakistan. Lovely silver pipe with incised classic Chinese/ Mongolian foliage/smoke scrollwork incorporating ”happiness” and ”good fortune” symbols, one written in smoke (ironically.) Engraved in three sections surrounded by raised grips, a fourth at the mouth is left plain. In good condition, considering its age. It...
  • AUD $220.00

    Nepalese Shaman's Dagger

    Old carved wooden “phurga”, used in various parts of Nepal by Shamans for ritual Exorcisms. Said to be able to transfix or change the Evil, without absorbing it. (which is nice to know!) The shaft or blade has entwining, almost Celtic, carved designs. The handle includes triple faces, facing and...
  • AUD $220.00

    Nepalese Shaman's Dagger

    Old carved wooden “phurga”, used in various parts of Nepal by Shaman’s for ritual Exorcisms. Said to be able to transfix or change the Evil, without absorbing it. (which is nice to know!) The shaft or blade has entwining, almost Celtic, designs, the handle has a triple face, facing and...
  • AUD $180.00

    Nepalese Shaman's Dagger

    Old carved wooden “phurga”, used in various parts of Nepal by Shaman’s, for ritual Exorcisms. Said to be able to transfix or change the Evil without absorbing it. (which is nice to know!) The shaft or blade has entwining, almost Celtic, designs, the handle has a triple face, facing and...
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    Nepalese, Old Temple Bell.

    Sorry this old bell is no longer available.A small “lost wax” cast brass bell from a Nepalese Temple, in the Kathmandu region. I’m told that these are donated to the Temple, hung over a long period, often for ringing by passing supplicants, help in their prayers. Then they are eventually...
  • 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...
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    Pakistan, Adjustable Wooden Koran Stand

    Sorry, this old bead is no longer available. We may, however, still have other similar ones available. Carved dark wooden folding, “X” shaped, adjustable Koran holder "rehal". Will of course appeal to all bibliophiles, as both it’s function and decorative qualities, allow you to display texts open for viewing. One...
  • AUD $180.00

    Pakistan, Folding Carved Wooden Koran Stand

    Carved dark wooden folding, “X” shaped, Koran holder "rehal". Will of course appeal to all bibliophiles, as both it’s function and decorative qualities, allow you to display texts open for viewing. One piece of wood sliced into two, lengthwise, with “comblike” interlocking supports, allowing it to fold flat or out...
  • AUD $260.00

    Persian "Mythical Beast" Belt Buckle

    An old, very wearable, rectangular steel belt buckle, with an extraordinary engraved “mythical creature” (could be a sheep, looks somewhere between a llama and a rabbit?), surrounded by swirling plant forms. The “silvery” iron deign is raised against the dark oxidized recesses. Has probably been buried due to the corrosion...
  • AUD $240.00

    Persian Powder Horn

    An elegant “serious” Gun Powder Horn, solid brass with engraved long stripes and centre belt, ornate knob for perfect grip. Designed possibly to be worn tucked in a belt or sash, or there is a ring for suspension from a sash, which is more practical. From the age of muskets....