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Ajabgarh Village, Rajasthan, Rabari Women in Traditional Dress

Ajabgarh Village, Rajasthan, Rabari Women in Traditional Dress

 

Photo by: Jimmy Nelson, Photographer of Indigenous People
from the book “Before They Pass Away”

Welcome to my website devoted to the exhibition and online sales gallery of traditional tribal jewellery of India, specialising in Antique Indian Silver Amulets, Semiotic Symbols of Supernatural Power, Tibetan Gau or Ghau Boxes, Tibetan and Himalayan Ornaments.

Unique antique silver items with age are now becoming very difficult to find in India today. The traditions relating to these antique pieces is gradually dying out. With the abundance of gold and silver jewellery produced for marriages and temple use over the centuries, due to the tradition of melting the old for the new, there remains only a small quantity of genuine antique pieces or because old pieces that have been passed down for generations through family members do not leave the family heirloom. Each piece is entirely unique and a rare historical artifact made by village craftsmen with an extraordinary level of care.

 

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ANTIQUE INDIAN AMULETS of GODDESS DURGA
On Her Vehicle, The Lion

Antique Indian Goddess Durga Amulet, 25.5 Grams

Antique Indian Goddess Durga Amulet, 25.5 Grams, AUD $295.00

 Inventory No. SKU 411
 
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Antique Goddess Durga Amulet, 8.3 Grams, AUD $95.00

Antique Goddess Durga Amulet, 8.3 Grams, AUD $95.00

Antique Goddess Durga Amulet, 17 Grams, AUD $145.00

Antique Goddess Durga Amulet, 17 Grams, AUD $145.00

 

Inventory No. SKU 418
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Inventory No. SKU 419
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 ANTIQUE INDIAN GODDESS KALI AMULET PENDANT
HIGH GRADE SILVER

Antique Goddess Kali Amulet, 38 Grams

Antique Goddess Kali Amulet, 38 Grams, AUD $295.00

Inventory No. SKU 208
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 FIVE LORD SHIVA’S IN TEMPLE SURROUNDS AMULET

Antique Five Lord Shivas in Temple Surrounds, Oblong Amulet Pendant

Antique Five Lord Shivas in Temple Surrounds, Oblong Amulet Pendant, 7 Grams, AUD $175.00

Inventory No. SKU 255
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ANTIQUE INDIAN DANGLE PENDANT,  HIGH GRADE SILVER
Himachal Pradesh, India, 96 Grams 

Antique Indian Silver Dangle Pendant, 96 Grams

Antique Indian Silver Dangle Pendant, 96 Grams, AUD $595.00

Inventory No. SKU 226
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86 GRAMS, 7.5cm x 4.5cm (No. 2)

Antique Indian Silver Dangle Pendant, 86 Grams

Antique Indian Silver Dangle Pendant, 86 Grams, AUD $575.00

Inventory No. SKU 210
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ANTIQUE INDIAN (33cm -13″) LONG SILVER GOLD WASHED OPENWORK SHIRT ORNAMENT
(Kurtz Zewar), Delhi, India (62.3 Grams)

Antique Indian Openwork Shirt Ornament-Long

Antique Indian Openwork Shirt Ornament, 62.3 Grams, AUD $750.00

Inventory No. SKU 354
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VINTAGE (50-70 Years Old) INDIAN NECKLACE and BRACELET SET

High Grade Silver British India Coins Simulating One and 1/4 Rupees
Maharashtra, India,  127.20 Grams (4.49 0z.)

British India Silver Coin Replica Necklace, Bracelet Set

British India Silver Coin Replica Necklace Bracelet Set, AUD $760.00

Inventory No. SKU 366
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This is a vintage (probably 50-70 years old) high grade silver – 90.7%-92.5%, simulating British India One Rupee and 1/4 rupee coins. The simulated coins are beautifully made by casting coins from a die – and have the exact designs as of the original one rupee and quarter rupee coins. The coins even have the reeded edge. If it was not for the small size of the coins, 2mm and 1.6mm – you would believe that they were real currency. The silver content is the same as British Indian Rupees, 90.7% approx. – The British-Indian government used precious metal coinage until 1939.  On the reverse side of the necklace show the denomination and dates from 1878 -1919 within a circle, and flower surrounds. The necklace closing has a slot which a small rupee slips through into an enclosed case.  Necklace: Weight: 64.7 Grams (2.280 oz.), Closed Length: 49.5cm (19 3/4″), Width: 2.7cm (1″), Bracelet Weight: 62.6 Grams (2.205 oz.), Closed Length: 19.5cm (7 3/4″), Width: 4cm (1 1/2″)    PRICE:  AUD $760.00 for the Set.

 

 

VINTAGE INDIAN PENDANT, formally a RAJASTHANI FOREHEAD ORNAMENT
High Grade Silver and Wax Element, Antique Indian Silver Terminal Beads, 44 Grams

 The Rajasthani Head Ornament indicates the married status of a woman.
A stamped silver sheet with Gajre ball design.

Antique Indian Necklace, with Central Silver Indian Forehead Ornament, Antique Terminal Beads

Antique Indian Necklace, with Central Silver Indian Forehead Ornament, Antique Terminal Beads, Rajasthan, 44 Grams, AUD $495.00

Inventory No. SKU 421
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ANTIQUE INDIAN FLEXIBLE HIGH GRADE SILVER CHOKER NECKLACE
Rajasthan, India, 289.6 Grams (10.250oz.)

Antique Indian High Grade Silver Necklace, Rajasthan

Antique Indian High Grade Silver Necklace, 289 Grams, AUD $1100.00

Inventory No. SKU 360
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Antique Indian Anklets, V & A Museum, London, c. 1880

Antique Indian Anklets, V & A Museum, London, c. 1880

Reference: The photo above courtesy of the V & A Museum, South and South East Asian Collection, London, dated around 1880, Museum Number IS.900A-1883 from Ajmer, Rajasthan, is a very similar example of the above anklet with a different fringe of hollow silver balls instead of clam shells.

 

This is an antique heavy high grade silver choker necklace which was originally an anklet from Rajasthan, northern India. The anklet dates from mid to late 19th century. The anklet was made by the mud casting mould method to create a flexible chain anklet. The links with small top – edge projections like this one is called chaktidar santh. There is a very ornate fringe with hundreds of cast hollow bells (ghungrus) attached to the end of the link. They create a charming tinkle with movement and the fringe measuring 2cm (3/4″). The silver chain extensions have been added at a later date to each end of the anklet to make it into a necklace measuring 6cm (1 1/2″) each, with a hooked closing, allowing it to be worn as a choker. The necklace is quite heavy at 289.6 grams (10.25oz. ) and has been silver tested for high grade silver of 90- 92.5% approx. The length is 43cm (17″), Width is 4.5cm (1 3/4″). PRICE:  AUD $1100.00.

 

ANTIQUE HIGH GRADE SILVER GODDESS DURGA, DUO BHERU BHAIRAVA FORM OF SHIVA AMULET
(Or Portable Shrine), Rajasthan, India, 91.7 Grams

Antique Goddess Durga, Duo Lord Shiva Duo Amulet Pendant

Antique Goddess Durga, Duo Lord Shiva Amulet, 91.7 Grams, AUD $895.00

Inventory No. SKU 246
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This large high grade silver amulet has been hand beaten (marks slightly visible) from a silver sheet to a slight convex, and die-stamped with a large decorative bale and floral unit added. It has an old style chased silver border pattern. The subject of the amulet is “Goddess Durga” whose vehicle is a lion, within the shape of a five-sided, peaked pentagon form, which symbolizes a temple (mandir). Durga is also called Divine Mother, protects mankind from evil and misery, by destroying evil forces such as selfishness, jealousy, prejudice, hatred, anger, and ego. There are two Bheru or Bhairava forms of Shiva in his fearful aspect on each side of Goddess Durga. The deity is widely worshipped by Bhil tribals, one of the largest tribal communities in India. This is a late 19th or early 20th century rare and antique collection piece in good condition. Height: 13.2 cm (5 1/4″) including Bale, Width: 11.4 cm (4 1/2″), Bale:10 mm (3/8″), Weight: 91.7 Grams 3.235 oz.(0.8 oz). Tested High Grade Silver. PRICE:  AUD $895.00.

 

19th CENTURY SILVER FOLK GODDESS SANJHI DEVI AMULET PENDANT
Utta Pradesh, Northern India, 63.7 Grams (2.245 oz)

Antique indian Amulet, Sanjhi Devi  Pendant, Utta Pradesh

Antique Indian Amulet, Sanjhi Devi Pendant, Utta Pradesh, 63.7 Grams, AUD $525.00

Inventory No. SKU 209
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Clay Image of Sanjhi Devi on House Wall

Clay Image of Sanjhi Devi on House Wall

Reference: Traditional Jewelry of India, Oppi Untracht -Thames and Hudson Ltd. London 1997, Page 160, Hindu Marriage Custom and Ornament, Clay image of Sanjhi-Devi on a house wall.

This is a large repousse high grade silver amulet pendant of a folk image of Sanjhi-Devi, Hindu Goddess. This is a beautiful folk style antique silver amulet pendant from Uttar Pradesh, eastern India of Goddess Sanjhi-Devi, (called Hoi in Harayana). Sanjhi-Devi is one of the many mother Goddess forms worshiped throughout India. Village women make clay images of Sunjhi-Devi on house walls for the worship of Devi, the supreme Hindu goddess, during the Sanjhi-Devi Puja in September and October. Her image is an inseparable part of ceremonies in which only women participate to make vows and to whom the unmarried girls pray to obtain a good husband, many children and prosperity. Sunjhi images can be found in villages and cities of Rajasthan,Punjab, Harayna and Utta Pradesh. The amulet has four bales, and a chased square border. Tested for high grade silver 92.5% approx. Weight: 63.7 grams. 2.245oz. Measurements: 7.5cm (3″) x 7cm (2 ¾”) plus 3cm (1 ¼”) for dangle bells.  PRICE:  AUD $525.00.

 

 

19th CENTURY INDIAN SWAMI WARE STYLE “ PURUSHAMRIGA” AMULET, NECKLACE
17″ High Grade Silver Snake Chain Necklace, 118 GRAMS

Antique Purushamriga Amulet  Pendant

Antique Indian Purushamriga Amulet Pendant, Snake Chain Necklace, 118 Grams, AUD $1200.00

Inventory No. SKU 207
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(This silver amulet pendant may have been originally worn by a ceremonial elephant,
as part of a series of amulets on a necklace around the elephants neck, and has a reinforced back. )
19th century repousse-work silver ‘Swami ware’ style pendant. A mythological being with the body of a lion and the head of a human being on this pendant is present in the traditions, mythology and art of South and South-East Asia. Variously known as Purushamriga (Sanskrit, “man-beast”), Purushamirukam (Tamil, “man-beast”). The pendant has two very sturdy bales and three sets of bells with stylized lotus flowers at the top and bottom.
The amulet measures 10 cm, (4″) across and 13 cm (5 1/4″‘) long. The woven high-grade silver flexible solid chain measures 43 cm ( 17″). The silver flexible snake chain has a hooked closing decorated with bands of applied silver granules. Through wear over the years it has become smooth and supple and has a wonderful patina. This is not the original chain for the Amulet. The total weight of the pendant and silver chain is 118 Grams (4.16oz.).  PRICE:  AUD $1200.00.

 

ANTIQUE INDIAN AMULETS, HIGH GRADE SILVER, SEVEN MOTHERS (SAPTA MATRIKAS)
Rajasthan, Northern India
Antique Indian Seven Mothers (Sapta Matrikas) Amulet Pendant,

Antique Indian Seven Mothers (Sapta Matrikas) Amulet Pendant, 23.4 Grams, AUD $165.00

Inventory No. SKU 410
Antique Indian Seven Mothers (Sapta Matrikas) Amulet Pendant

Antique Indian Seven Mothers (Sapta Matrikas) Amulet Pendant, 14 Grams, AUD $150.00

Inventory No. SKU 401
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 Inventory No. SKU 406
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Inventory No. SKU 409
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INDIAN HIGH GRADE SILVER, GOLDWASHED LARGE HOLLOW BEAD

Taken off an old early 20th Century Necklace, 42 Grams
(With Two 100 Year Old Indian Silver and Brass Terminal Beads)
(Well crafted old Indian beads like this are Rare today)

Antique Indian Necklace, Early 20th Century Silver, Goldwashed Bead and Terminals

Antique Indian Necklace, Early 20th Century Silver, Gold Washed Bead and Terminals, AUD $495.00

Inventory No. SKU 423
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These are really a beautiful and rare hollow bead and terminals.  An early 20th century large, heavy at 25 grams, high grade silver bead from India. The silver bead has a gold wash over the silver and is one that originally came off a necklace. The silver terminals with trimmed brass ends, and dovetailing in the seams, also early 20th century.  These are a beautiful example demonstrating the long tradition of Indian metalsmiths bead making. I have strung the beads on a traditional black handmade cotton cord thread (45 cm, 18″ thread .   The goldwashed bead measure approx. across the front hole to hole: 24mm (1″), Length: 38 mm (1 1/2″), 9mm hole for stringing, Weight: 25 Grams. The terminals 28mm x 13mm and weigh 8.5 grams each.  The beads have been tested for high grade silver – 90% – 92.5% approx.  PRICE: AUD $495.00.

 

 

 ANTIQUE LADAKH NECKLACE, SILVER OPEN BACK GAU PENDANT
Genuine Old Coral and Silver Drop Beads
Length:  46cm (18″)  24.6 Grams (0.865oz.)

Antique Ladakh Necklace, Silver Goldwashed Gau, Coral, Silver Bead Drops

Antique Ladakh Necklace, Silver Gold Washed Gau, Coral, Silver Drop Beads, AUD $295.00

Inventory No. SKU 420
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 Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir State, India, first half of 20th century.

This is a distinctiverly Ladakhi, Western Himalayas, type of necklace combining a strand of genunine coral beads with a small open back central silver gau and natural turquoise, with solid silver spacer drops.  The small high grade silver traditional decorative ga’u has the outer edge delineated by beaded wire which also serves to reinforce the form.   The surface is partially worked in repoussage and detailed chasing of scrolling creepers.  It is set with a blue glass central stone.  The fringe drops, with two brass spacer beads each side are also similar to Indian necklaces and suggests influence from the transmittion via such used trade routes to the south.  AUD $295.00

 

 

ANTIQUE LINGAM CONTAINER, WITH ROCK CRYSTAL LINGAM STONE
High Grade Silver Snake Chain (72 cm or 28 1/2″), Karnataka, South India, 102.6 GRAMS (3.610 oz.)

Antique Silver Lingam Casket,  South India

Antique Silver Lingam Casket, 102.6 Grams, AUD $595.00

Inventory No. SKU 362
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 BHUTAN, PAIR VINTAGE 10kt GOLD PLATED OVER  METAL ALLOY KOMA BROOCHES
FIBULA TO FASTEN KIRA ROBE
 Turquoise Cabochons 31.2 Grams (1.10oz.)

VISHVA VAJRA (Double Dorje) and LOTUS FLOWER DESIGN

 

Vintage Bhutanese, Pair Koma Brooches

Vintage Bhutanese, Pair Koma Brooches, 31.2 Grams, AUD $795.00

Inventory No. SKU 424
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RARE: This pair of 10kt Gold Plated over brass or metal alloy Bhutanese dress or cloak fasteners with inset of a turquoise cabachon are known as Koma. This pair have obvious wear and age from actual use. The contours of the brass alloy have been softened and the pair have a soft patina.  They are of characteristic traditional design and were used to fasten the kira, the traditional garment of Bhutanese women, at the shoulders.   This pair of fasteners are probably from around the mid 20th century, as the arrival of round shoulder brooches (koma) was only introduced in Bhutan in the early 20th century.  The openwork design features superimposed square layered on the diagonal.  On the reverse of each Koma is soldered a copper metal bar tapered to points which bend inwards to form a fastening device. Also attached on the reverse of each Koma is a small copper ring for the addition of the chain or japtha.  31.2 Grams.   Height 4.3cm (1 5/8″), Width:  4.5cm  (1 6/8″).   PRICE:  AUD $795.00.

 

 

RARE: TIBET, TIBETAN ANTIQUE LARGE MIXED METAL, TURQUOISE CABOCHON BEAD,
109th Bead on Mala Called Stupa or Guru Bead, 8.5cm, 43.5 Grams 

Antique Tibetan Mixed Metal, Turquoise Guru Mala Bead -w

Antique Tibetan Mixed Metal, Turquoise Guru Mala Bead, 43.5 Grams, AUD $425.00

Inventory No. SKU 426
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 LATE 19th or EARLY 20th CENTURY LARGE GODDESS DURGA AMULET PENDANT, RAJASTHAN
Northern India,  86 GRAMS

Amulets of this size and high grade silver are used as portable shrines

Antique indian Amulet,Goddess Durga Pendant

Antique Indian Amulet, Goddess Durga Pendant, 86 Grams, AUD $795.00

 Inventory No. SKU 201
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A late 19th or early 20th century, extra large and rare antique high grade silver amulet pendant worn chiefly in Rajasthan, India. The amulet pendant is in the shape of a five-sided, peaked pentagon form, which symbolizes a temple (mandir), and die-stamped with a decorative bale, silver border and floral units added. The subject of the amulet is the four armed warrior “Goddess Durga” whose vehicle is a lion. Durga is also called Divine Mother, protects mankind from evil and misery by destroying evil forces such as selfishness, jealousy, prejudice, hatred, anger, and ego. Goddess Durga is depicted going into to battle on her ferocious mount lion, armed with the four weapons given to her by the other Gods under a honorific umbrella, and the sun symbol of Surya, and the moon symbol of Chandra are by her head (in the battle, she fought and killed the evil Mahishasura and restored heaven to the Gods). There are also small figures in each corner at the bottom. Height: 11 cm (4 ¼”) including Bale, Width: 8cm, (3 1/8”), Bale: 10 mm (1/4″), Weight: 86 grams (3.03oz). PRICE: AUD $795.00.

ANTIQUE GODDESS KALI AMULET PENDANT, RAJASTHAN, INDIA

Vintage Indian Amulet, Goddess Kali Pendant

Vintage Indian Amulet, Goddess Kali, 28.4 Grams, AUD $225.00

Inventory No. SKU 250
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Inventory No. SKU 235
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Inventory No. SKU 202
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INDIAN MUGHAL ERA, HIGH GRADE SILVER HORSE ORNAMENT AMULET PENDANTS
(Padak Mala) – Originally with Gold Wash

Mughal Horse Amulet - Lotus Flower and Cow

Mughal Horse Amulet, Lotus Flower and Cow, 22.8 Grams, AUD $255.00

Inventory No. SKU 293
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Mughal Horse Amulet - Lotus Flower and Cow

Mughal Horse Amulet, Lotus Flower and Cow, 22.5 Grams, AUD $255.00

Inventory No. SKU 292
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19th Century Horse Ornaments - Oppi Untracht

19th Century Horse Ornaments – Oppi Untracht

Reference: Traditional Jewelry of India, Oppi Untract, Page 207, Ornaments of Animals

The Mughal horses on state parade occasions were embellished with richly ornamented coverings and other accessories of sets of gold and silver amulet necklaces strung with many pendants (padak mala). These late 19th century amulets of gold washed silver were originally part of a Maharaja’s horse necklace that slide on a strap hung around the horses chest. The high grade silver pendants were originally gold washed but the gold wash has worn off over time. A slight residue of gold can still be seen on close examination. They are beautifully detailed with the sacred cow for fertility symbol. Between 22 Grams – 30 Grams each. Approx. Height for each amulet: 8cm (3”) including Bales, Width: 6.3cm (2 ½”), Bales: 8 mm (1/4″), PRICE: AUD $255.00 each.

 

19TH CENTURY SILVER HANUMAN AMULET PENDANT
Rajasthan, Northern India, 30 Grams

19th Century Indian Amulet, Hanuman Pendant

19th Century Indian Amulet, Hanuman Pendant, 30 Grams, AUD $225.00

Inventory No. SKU 301
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Antique Indian Amulet, Hanuman Pendant

Antique Indian Amulet, Hanuman Pendant, 17.2 Grams, AUD $145.00

Inventory No. SKU 269
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Antique Indian Amulet, Hanuman Pendant

Antique Indian Amulet, Hanuman Pendant, 12 Grams, AUD $125.00

Inventory No. SKU 219
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VINTAGE  BRITISH INDIA , HIGH GRADE SILVER , HALF RUPEE ADJUSTABLE LENGTH NECKLACE, Himachal Pracesh,  Circa: 1921 – 1936,  187 Grams

Antique Indian Necklace, British India Half and Quarter Rupees

Antique Indian Necklace, British India Half and Quarter Rupees, 187 Grams, AUD $1350.00

 

Antique Indian Necklace, British India Half and Quarter Ruepps

Antique Indian Necklace, British India Half and Quarter Rupees

Inventory No. SKU 221
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An antique high grade silver British India half rupee choker or adjustable length necklace with thirteen half rupee coins and four quarter rupee coins, Himachal Pradesh, northern India. The half rupees on the front side of the necklace show the denomination and dates from 1916 –1936 within a circle, and flower surrounds, and on the reverse side is a crowned bust of George V King Emperor (1910-1936). There are four quarter rupee coins with dates 1919,1910,1918,1907, two are crowned bust of George V King Emperor (1910-1936) and two are the bust of Emperor and King Edward V11 (1901-1910). The total weight of the necklace is 187 grams (6.6 oz) approx. There is no right side to the necklace, it can be worn either way – whichever coin side you like. The necklace has been strung on a black Indian traditional handmade adjustable cotton thread cord with a cotton bead slider and is in excellent condition. The black cotton cord lengths are 12″inches (30.5cm) each side measured from the silver end beads, with a 2 1/2″ (6.5cm) tassle. The total length of the adjustable necklace is 36″ (91cm). The heavy high grade silver beads, typical of Himachal Pradesh, length: 3/8″ (10cm each). The half and quarter rupees have been silver tested for sterling silver as The British-Indian government used precious metal coinage until 1947. PRICE: AUD $1350.00.

 

 

 ANTIQUE SILVER TAVIZ AMULET BOX PENDANTS NECKLACE
Himachal Pradesh, Circa: 1900’s, 110.10 Grams

Himachal Pradesh Silver Taviz Box Amulets Necklace

Himachal Pradesh, Silver Taviz Box Amulets Necklace, 110 Grams, AUD $595.00

Inventory No. SKU 363
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A beautiful silver necklace adorned with three early 20th century antique silver taviz amulet pendants from Himachal Pradesh, India. The three pendants came off the same old necklace and are basically matched except for slight size variation. PRICE: AUD $595.00.

 

 

c. 1850’s GANESH AND PAVARTI HIGH GRADE SILVER AMULET ALTER PLAQUE
Rajasthan, India,  8.9 Grams (0.315oz), 4.4cm x 4.2cm

Antique Ganesh and Pavarti Alter Plaque

Antique Ganesh and Pavarti Alter Plaque, 8.9 Grams, AUD $145.00

Inventory No. SKU 314
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LARGE ANTIQUE SILVER TAVIZ AMULET BOX PENDANT
Worn as a Central Unit in a Necklace, Rajasthan, Northern India

Length: 8cm ( 3 1/4″), Height: 3.5cm (1 3/8″), Weight: 41.2 Grams (1.455 oz)

Antique Indian Silver Taviz Amulet Pendant

Antique Indian Silver Taviz Amulet Pendant, 41.2 Grams, AUD $525.00

Inventory No. SKU 245
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This is a beautiful rare antique high grade silver tubular hexegon taviz amulet pendant container from northern India. Originally the amulet pendant container would have held the wearers protective amulet, or script and prayers which are to protect the wearer from all calamities. This container without any visible access meant not just to hold but also to seclude the amuletic object(s) from view. (There is no wax element in the container). This silver container is usually a central amulet and one of several units strung on a silver necklace. It has been made from a silver stamped sheet with three bales with decorative finals on each. The container has rounded ends. It has been silver tested for high grade silver 92.5% approx. 42.5 Grams. PRICE: AUD $525.00.

 

19th CENTURY HINDU FOLK STYLE GODDESS SAJHI DEVI AMULET
Rajasthan, Northern India, 30 Grams
Antique Indian Amulet, Folk Style Sanjhi Devi Pendant

Antique Indian Amulet, Folk Style Sanjhi Devi Pendant, 30 Grams, AUD $325.00

Inventory No. SKU 290
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A typical 19th century decorated silver amulet from Rajasthan, northern India has a chased beautiful folk style image of Goddess Sanjhi-Devi, (called Hoi in Harayana). Sanjhi-Devi is one of the many mother Goddess forms worshiped throughout India. Village women make clay images of Sanjhi-Devi on house walls for the worship of Devi, the supreme Hindu goddess, during the Sanjhi-Devi Puja in September and October. Her image is an inseparable part of ceremonies in which only women participate to make vows and to whom the unmarried girls pray to obtain a good husband, many children and prosperity. Sanjhi images can be found in villages and cities of Rajasthan, Punjab, Harayna and Utta Pradesh. Tested for high grade silver 92.5% approx. Weight: 30 grams, Height: 65cm (2 ¾”). Width: 59cm (2¼”). PRICE: AUD $325.00.

 

Antique Bhumiya Raj Amulet Pendant

Antique Bhumiya Raj Amulet Pendant, 28 Grams, AUD $185.00

Inventory No. SKU 298
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Large Antique Ganesh and Pavarti Amulet Pendant

Large Antique Ganesh and Pavarti Amulet Pendant, 19 Grams, AUD $245.00

Inventory No. SKU 236
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Antique Hanuman  Amulet

Antique Hanuman Amulet, 10.6 Grams, AUD $165.00

Inventory No. SKU 383
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19th Century Duo Lord Shiva Amulet

19th Century Duo Lord Shiva Amulet, 12.29 Grams, AUD $155.00

Inventory No. SKU 218
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Antique Indian amulet, Seven Mothers (Sapta Matrikas) Pendant-s

19th Century Seven Mothers Amulet, 12.59 Grams, AUD $135.00

Inventory No. SKU 203
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Antique Indian Goddess Devi Amulet

Antique Indian Goddess Devi Amulet, 10.5 Grams, AUD $135.00

Inventory No. SKU 296
Antique Seven Mothers, Bhumiya Raj Amulet

Antique Seven Mothers, Bhumiya Raj Amulet, 6 Grams, AUD $85.00

Inventory No. SKU 300

ANTIQUE INDIAN NECKLACE, HAND CRAFTED MIXED METAL ALLOY, TREE OF LIFE PENDANT
Bhil Tribe Rajasthan, Northern India, 279.4 Grams (9.850 oz.)
Antique Indian Necklace, Silver Alloyl, 279 Grams

Antique Indian Necklace, Silver Alloy, 279 Grams, AUD $195.00

Inventory No. SKU 260

This is an early 1900’s very heavy white metal (no silver content) amulet necklace from the Bhil Tribes of Rajasthan, northern India. The necklace consisting of two top triangular spacers (tekra), connecting five traditional Bhil style chains of silver links, with a central amulet. The amulet is very well die stamped with the Tree of Life motif – a symbol of fertility, flanked by four peacocks. It has two decorative bales (one slightly damaged in the front) with floral units, and a final at the base of the amulet extending up the back for extra strength.The chain length is: 90cm (35″), Drop: 45cm (17 1/2″), Amulet Height: 7cm (2 3/4″) including bales, Amulet Width: 5.8cm (2 1/4″). The weight of necklace is very heavy 279.4 grams (9.85 oz.) and has been tested for mixed metal. PRICE:   AUD $195.00.

VINTAGE RAJASTHANI WIRE WRAPPED TORQUE NECKLACE WITH TWO PENDANTS
Mixed Metal Alloy,  c. 1975,  275 grams (9.850 oz.)
Vintage Rajasthani Wire Wrapped Torque Necklace

Vintage Rajasthani Wire Wrapped Torque Necklace, 275 Grams, AUD $165.00

Inventory No. SKU 402
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This is a vintage heavy mixed metal alloy (no silver content) wire wrapped torque necklace from Rajasthan, Northern India. The necklace consisting of two pendants that swing from the neck piece, as usually worn as a marriage symbol. The silver wire torque has its entire decoration consisting of continuous wire lengths wrapped and coiled over a solid – core wire. It fastens at the front – and opens allowing it to be place around the neck as it is quite flexible. The necklace has two 25 paisa coins, one on each side of the front opening dated: 1974 and 1975 giving the approximate date of the necklace. The inner diameter of the torque is approx. 15 cm (6″). The drop of each pendant (with dangles) is approx. 12 cm (4 3/4″in). Weight: 275 Grams (9.850 oz.). PRICE: AUD $165.00.

 ANTIQUE  SOLID SILVER TIKKA GAJRE BALL PENDANTS
Rajasthan, India,  16.6 Grams

Antique Indian Tikka Gajre Ball Pendants

Antique Indian Tikka Gajre Ball Pendants – One Sold

Inventory No. SKU 274
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These surprisingly heavy antique tikkas from the early to mid 20th century were worn as forehead ornaments by the women of Rajasthan in northern India. The heavy silver tikka falls onto the forehead center. These are similar but not a matched pair. Both are heavy solid silver. The larger of the two measures 29 mm long and weighs 16.5 grams (0.585oz). The smaller is 26 mm long and weighs 14.8 grams (0.525oz) – SOLD.  These antique silver Gajre bead pendants are intricately made as each silver ball is passed through a wire individually and combined around the base.  They are able to be moved slightly to see the process. PRICE:  AUD $145.00 for the one left.

 ANTIQUE INDIAN AMULET, HIGH GRADE SILVER,  “SURYA SUN SYMBOL” PENDANT
Rajasthan, India, 60 Grams

Antique Indian Amulet,  Silver Surya Sun Symbol Pendant

Antique Indian Amulet, Silver Surya Sun Symbol, 60 Grams, AUD $375.00

Inventory No. SKU 213
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This is a large heavy 19th or early 20th century high grade silver amulet pendant from Rajasthan, northern India of the “Surya Sun Symbol”. The amulet is beautifully detailed, represented by walled-in heavy ornate silver borders around the shape of a rectangle, the form symbolic of a house plan and family unity, enclosing a circular silver disc with a central silver ball representing the sun, from which power flows to all other parts. The amulet has eight decorative bales with extension down the back of the amulet, and a decorative silver border added with stamped floral units to cover joins. Height: 7cm (2 5/8””) including Bale, Width: 8cm (3 1/8″), Bale: 7mm (3/8″), Weight: 60 grams. Material: Tested silver high grade 92.5%.  PRICE:  AUD $375.00

 

 

 ANTIQUE INDIAN AMULET, HIGH GRADE SILVER,  “SURYA SUN SYMBOL” PENDANT
Rajasthan, India, 35.5 Grams

Antique Indian Surya Sun Symbol Amulet Pendant

Antique Indian Surya Sun Symbol Amulet Pendant, 35.5 Grams, AUD $285.00

 Inventory No. SKU 427
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 Inventory No. SKU 417
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 Inventory No. SKU 416
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ANTIQUE BRASS “HANUMAN THE MONKEY GOD” AMULET
Used as an Alter Plaque, Rajasthan, India45.2 Grams (1.595), 5.5cm x 5cm

Antique Brass Hanuman Amulet Alter Plaque, AUD $

Antique Brass Hanuman Amulet Alter Plaque, 45.2 Grams, AUD $145.00

Inventory No. SKU 322
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EARLY 19th CENTURY GODDESS KALI AMULET PENDANT, RAJASTHAN, INDIA, 21.3 GRAMS

19th Century Indian Amulet, Goddess Kali Pendant

19th Century Indian Amulet, Goddess Kali Pendant, 21.3 Grams, AUD $255.00

Inventory No. SKU 321
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18th-19th Century Bheru Bhairava Amulet Pendant

18th-19th Century Bheru Bhairava Amulet, 12.5 Grams, AUD $145.00

Inventory No. SKU 317
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Antique Hanuman Amulet, 12.Grams, AUD $135.00

Antique Hanuman Amulet, 12 Grams, AUD $135.00

Inventory No. SKU 333
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19th Century Hanuman Indian Amulet

19th Century Hanuman Amulet, 12 Grams, AUD $135.00

Inventory No. SKU 339
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LATE 19TH or EARLY 20TH CENTURY, VISHNU’S SACRED FOOTPRINTS AMULET
Rajasthan, India, 48 Grams

Antique Indian Amulet, Vishnus Sacred Footprints  Pendant

Antique Indian Amulet, Vishnu’s Sacred Footprints, 48 Grams, AUD $350.00

Inventory No. SKU 295
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Traditional Jewelry of India, Oppi Untract, Page 105

This is a large antique high grade silver amulet pendants of the side-by-side footprints of a standing deity, generally termed sripada (divine footprints) and worn by a wide Hindu audience, especially in northern India. (There is a similar 19th century Rajasthani silver amulet documented in “Traditional Jewelry of India” by “Oppi Untracht”. Page 105. as the ones listed above. ) The Sripada silver die-stamped amulet (madaliya) is depicted within an arrowhead form, with four bales, glass stones and ghungrus (small bells). The subject of the amulets are Vishnu’s footprints (Vishnupadaka) with a cusped arch, under an honorific umbrella. The amulet has been silver tested for high grade silver 92.5%. Height: 7.55cm (3 1/2″) including Bale and bells, Width: 5.5 cm (2 1/4”) (excluding ghrungrus), Bale: 7mm (1/4″), Weight: 48 grams.   PRICE: AUD $350.00.

 

 

ANTIQUE SILVER FLEXIBLE CHAIN ANKLET, HIGH GRADE AND OLD SILVER
Rajasthan, Northern India, 48.7 Grams (1.710oz). 

Antique Indian Silver Flexible Chain Anklet

Antique Indian Silver Flexible Chain Anklet, 48.7 Grams, AUD $245.00

Inventory No. SKU 356
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VINTAGE  INDIAN TWIN PENDANT NAGALI  EARRINGS
Worn by Married Dhebaria Rabari Women, Pushka, Rajasthan, Northern India, 20.9 Grams

Vintage Dhebaria Rabari Nagali Earrings

Vintage Dhebaria Rabari Nagali Earrings, 20.9 Grams, AUD $285.00

Inventory No. SKU 260
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Antique Dhebaria Rabari Debari Earrings - 2

The Dhebari Rabari earrings illustrated above are worn as the mark of a married woman, and were made for stretched earlobes. New ear wires have been attached to these for wearing.

 An interesting aspect of Rabari women is their earrings which are the most abstract form of snake earrings. The name of the nagali earrings is described by women in Puskar, Rajasthan  as a mushroom which is called ” Snake Umbrella” and comes out after the rains, because snakes have the habit of hiding under its hood.   The nagali earrings are supposed to stand for the double shape of the mushroom.  20.9 Grams, AUD $295.00.

 

 

ANTIQUE INDIAN SILVER FOLK STYLE GODDESS DEVI AMULETS from HIMACHAL PRADESH STATE Northern India


It is also becoming hard to find Folk Style amulets from Himachal Pradesh in the Western Himalayas. They are late 19th century to mid 20th century amulet pendant from the Himachal Pradesh State, bordered by Jammu and Kashmir on the north, Punjab and the Tibet Autonomous Region on the east. About 90% of the population still live in a rural environment.

This square form of amulet is symbolic of a house plan or representing family unity. The amulets feature a folk style Goddess Devi figure. The three sets of dangles with bells are in the typical Himachal Pradesh style with the wrapped silver wire attaching to the ring clips. They make a beautiful delicate jingling sound.

 

 

Antique Goddess Devi Folk Amulet,  Himachal Pradesh

Antique Goddess Devi Folk Amulet, Himachal Pradesh, 27.2 Grams, AUD $255.00

Inventory No. SKU 291
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Antique Goddess Devi Folk Amulet,29 Grams, AUD $185.00

Antique Goddess Devi Folk Amulet, Himachal Pradesh, 29 Grams, AUD $185.00

Inventory No. SKU 233
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Antique Goddess Devi Folk Amulet, Himachal Pradesh, 13.4 Grams, AUD $155.00

Antique Goddess Devi Folk Amulet, Himachal Pradesh, 13.4 Grams, AUD $155.00

Inventory No. SKU 387
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Antique Goddess Devi Folk Amulet, Himachal Pradesh

Antique Goddess Devi Folk Amulet, Himachal Pradesh, 11 Grams, AUD $145.00

Inventory No. SKU 398
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RARE: LARGE ANTIQUE SILVER PENDANT
Himachal Pradesh State, Northern India, 38 Grams

Antique Silver Pendant, Himachal Pradesh

Antique Silver Pendant, Himachal Pradesh, 38 Grams, AUD $275.00

Inventory No. SKU 294
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An early to mid 20th century old silver (80-90%) pendant worn by the women in the Himachal Pradesh State in northern India. The jewelers of Kangra, Chamba, Mandi and Kullu were famous for their silver jewellery skills. Kangra was the kingdom of Rajput in earlier days. They mainly worked with silver. The pendant is still in very good condition. The pendant has a double bale and can be strung on a single or a double strand. Height 10.5cm (4″), Width 5cm (2″ ), Weight 38.1 grams (1.345oz.). PRICE: AUD $275.00.

 

 ANTIQUE “SURYA SUN SYMBOL MANDALA PENDANT
(Slightly Convex), Himachal Pradesh, 19 Grams

Antique Surya Sun Sumbol Mandala Amulet, Himachal Pradesh

Antique Surya Sun Symbol Mandala Amulet, Himachal Pradesh, 19 Grams, AUD $155.00

Inventory No. SKU 348
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This is probably a late 19th century to early 20th century deep blue and green mandala pendant worn by the women in the Himachal Pradesh State in northern India. The mandala or “circle” pendant symbol is in the shape of the sun with the sun’s rays. The main goal of a mandalas is to achieve harmony between our inner state of being and the outer world.  PRICE:  AUD $155.00.

 

ANTIQUE INDIAN KADLA BRACELET, HIGH GRADE SILVER
GUJARAT or RAJASTHAN, INDIA,
120 Grams (4.245oz.)

Antique Indian Kadla Bracelet, High Grade Silver

Antique Indian Kadla Bracelet, High Grade Silver, 120.3 Grams, AUD $585.00

Inventory No. SKU 399
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ANTIQUE INDIAN KADLA BRACELET, HIGH GRADE SILVER
GUJARAT or RAJASTHAN, INDIA,
102.6 Grams

Antique Indian Kadla  Bracelet, High Grade Silver

Antique Indian Kadla Bracelet, High Grade Silver, 102.6 Grams, AUD $555.00

Inventory No. SKU 403
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ANTIQUE INDIAN SILVER BAZUBAND (ARMLET)
VISHNU’S SACRED FOOTPRINTS
23.3 Grams , 8.20 oz.

Antique Indian Silver Bazuband Armlet, Vishnu's Sacred Footprints, 23.3 Grams

Antique Indian Silver Bazuband Armlet, Vishnu’s Sacred Footprints, 23.3 Grams, AUD $185.00

Inventory No. SKU 336
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BRITISH INDIA HALF RUPEE SILVER COIN CHOKER NECKLACE
Rajasthan India,  48.4 Grams (1.705 oz.)

British India Half Rupee Coins Silver Necklace

British India Half Rupee Coins Necklace, 48.4 Grams, AUD $495.00

Inventory No. SKU 350
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ANTIQUE TEKKE TURKMEN (TURKOMAN) SILVER GILDED DAGDAN PENDANT
with Seven Carnelian Stones, Turkmenistan, Central Asia, 13.2 Grams 

Antique Tekke Turkmen Pendant

Antique Tekke Turkmen Pendant, Turkmenistan, Central Asia, 13.2 Grams, AUD $295.00

 

Antique Tekke Turkmen Pendant

Antique Tekke Turkmen Pendant, Turkmenistan, Central Asia

Inventory No. SKU 276
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This is a collectible early 20th century classic style handcrafted Dagdan female pectoral from the Tekke ethnic group from Turkmenia, Central Asia. This amulet pendant is not a modern reproduction Turkmen (Turkoman) pendant and is extremely collectible due to their rarity and beauty. According to popular beliefs, dagdan pectorals protected their owners from evil spirits and ailments. They were of various sizes and shapes, but the most widely occurring types are shaped as birds, beetles, or frogs or combining features. This relatively small pendant is in the shape of a stylized bird in flight. The engraving of the pattern on pendant was done using very simple tools. First they drew the outline of the pattern and then engraved it using metal rods of different thickness with sharpened ends. The Dagdan pendant has seven beautiful carnelian stones in a bezel setting, with a separate front and back and a 2mm band border around the pendant leaving a sealed hollow space between the front and back plates to form a enclosed box. This pendant at one time was part of a more elaborate necklace. About 1/3 of the way up on the back you can see where another chain or cord had been strung through the hollow area between back and front. Width: 4.53cm (1 3/4″), Height: 7cm (2 3/4″‘), Weight: 13.2 Grams, Tested for 85% – 90% silver (not quite sterling). PRICE: AUD $295.00.

 

ANTIQUE TEKKE TURKMEN (TURKOMAN) SILVER GILDED DAGDAN PENDANT
with 2 Carnelian Stones, Turkmenistan, Central Asia, 13.6 Grams

Antique Tekke Turkoman Pendant

Antique Tekke Turkoman Pendant, Turkmenistan, Central Asia, 13.6 Grams, AUD $135.00

Inventory No. SKU 238
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This pendant is in the shape of a stylized bird in flight. The engraving of the pattern on pendant was done using very simple tools. First they drew the outline of the pattern and then engraved it using metal rods of different thickness with sharpened ends. The Dagdan pendant has two beautiful carnelian cabochons in a bezel setting and gold gilding. There are two turquoise colour stones (I cannot say exactly what they are). Note that the top carnelian stone setting has been mended at some time as the stone and silver bezel surround has come apart. It is quite secure with the mending – but not quiet set properly back again. I have cleaned the pendant considerably so show the detail as there was quite a layer of dirt. Width: 4.8cm (1 7/8″), Height: 6.5cm (2 1/2″, Weight: 13.6 Grams (0.480oz.), Tested for 80% – 90% Lower grade silver. PRICE: AUD $135.00.

 

TRADITIONAL VINTAGE LADAKH PENDANT, SILVER MIXED METAL TAVIZ BOX
Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India, 44 Grams

Traditional Ladakh Vintage Pendant

Traditional Ladakh Vintage Pendant, AUD $145.00

Inventory No. SKU 308
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19TH CENTURY TIBETAN SILVER GAU OR GHAU AMULET BOXES

Please refer to my TIBETAN POST for full details:

TIBETAN GAU or GHAU BOXES, TIBETAN JEWELLERY, HIMALAYAN JEWELLERY

 

 

CHAMDO, EASTERN TIBET,  LARGE MEN’S  GHAU, GAU AMULET BOX
Copper with Brass Overlays, Central Crossed Gems Symbol (Nor-bu-bskor-cha)

c. Mid 19th century or earlier, Height: 15 cm (6″), Width: 11.5 cm (4 1/2″)
428.6 Grams (15.115 oz.)

Antique Tibetan Gau, Ghau Box, Brass,Copper

Antique Tibetan Gau, Ghau Box, Brass, Copper, 428.6 Grams, AUD $1100.00

 

Antique Tibetan Gau, Ghau Box, Copper, Brass Overlay

Antique Tibetan Gau, Ghau Box, Copper, Brass Overlay

Inventory No. SKU 428
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This is a large antique Tibetan copper gau or ghau amulet box with an applied brass top and side panels.  The top brass face plate etched with the auspicious emblem of four Lotus Flowers and eight Lotus Buds joined together with flowing silk ribbons. The central cut out symbol is one of the Seven Gems:  the Crossed Gem (T. nor-bu bskor-cha).  The Yin-Yang (or contrary influences) is chased on the top brass plate and around the sides of the Gau Box.  PRICE:  AUD $1100.00.

 

ANTIQUE OVAL TIBETAN GAU, GHAU BOX
High Grade Silver, Gilded, Copper, Coral Cabochon
48.6 Grams, c. 1850’s

Antique Tibetan Silver, Coral, Gilded,  Oval Gau Box

Antique Tibetan Silver, Coral, Gilded, Oval Gau Box, AUD 48.6 Grams, AUD $625.00

Inventory No. SKU 425
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 ANTIQUE TIBETAN GAU, GHAU BOX, LHASA LADIES STYLE
Silver Alloy, Turquoise, Buddhist Prayer Box
53.9 Grams, c.1850

Antique Tibetan Gau, Ghau, Mixed Metal, Turquoise

Antique Tibetan Gau, Ghau, Mixed Metal, Turquoise, 53.9 Grams, AUD $575.00

Inventory No. SKU 400
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LARGE ANTIQUE TRADITIONAL TIBETAN PENDANT FROM LHASA
Round High Grade Silver with Turquoise Cabochon
72 Grams, c. Early to Mid 20th Century

Antique Tibetan Traditional Silver, Turquoise Pendant, Lhasa

Antique Tibetan Traditional Silver, Turquoise Cabochon, Pendant, Lhasa, 72 Grams, AUD $575.00

Inventory No. SKU 228
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ANTIQUE TIBETAN SILVER HAIR BEAD
TRADITIONAL GREEN AVENTURINE CABOCHON
Shape of a Conch Shell,   16.7 Grams

Antique Tibetan Silver Hair Bead, Green Aventurine Cabochon

Antique Tibetan Silver Hair Bead, Green Aventurine Cabochon, 16.7 Grams, AUD $225.00

Inventory No. SKU 248
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This is a late 19th to early 20th century traditional high grade silver and green aventurine cabochon bead or hair ornament from Tibet with a brass backing plate. This bead is in the shape of conch shell. In Tibetan Buddhism it is one of a particular set of eight auspicious symbols. This bead would have been used to sew on clothing, as part of a necklace, or worn in the hair as part of a Tibetan woman’s headdress called a “Pagor”. This type of headdress was worn in Southern Tibet, Tsang, or part of a necklace. The silver bead has a lovely patina from being strung and worn over a long time. It has a damaged brass backing plate exposing the hard, very strong herbal fragrant wax element.

Length: 4.5cm (1 7/8″), Height: 1.5cm (5/8″), Width: 2.5cm (1″), Weight: 16.7 grams, Tested: Sterling Silver and Brass Backing Plate. PRICE: AUD $225.00.

 

VINTAGE LADAKH WOMAN’S WAIST ORNAMENT
Early 20th Century
Brass 12.5cm Eternal Knot Disc, Cowrie Shells, Bells

Ladakhi Women's Belt Ornament, Cowrie Shells

Ladakhi Women’s Belt Ornament, Brass Eternal Knot Disc, Cowrie Shells, AUD $395.00

Inventory No. SKU 249
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Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir State, India c.early 20th century. 

This is a rare and part of the traditional female costume of Ladakh, Western Himalayas, a waist or belt ornament (known as a dodchas) and still worn today.  It is quite heavy at 375 grams (13.22 oz.) and hangs by a bar across the back of the top of the brass disc, from the waist on a silk waistband hanging at the side of the body.  It has a large circular 12.5cm (5″) openwork brass disc, with the central decoration in the form of the knot of eternity (or endless knot), one of the Eight Auspicious Emblems of Buddhism. This Buddhist symbol representing the interconnection of all things.  PRICE:  AUD $395.00.

 

Vintage Tibetan Glass dZI Beads

Vintage Tibetan Glass dZI Beads, AUD $75.00

Inventory No. SKU 388
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Vintage Tibetan Glass dZI Beads Necklace

Vintage Tibetan Glass dZI Beads Necklace, AUD 60.00

Inventory No. SKU 390
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ANTIQUE SET OF SIX, HIGH GRADE SILVER, NEPAL ONE MOHAR COINS FOR PENDANTS
Shah Dynasty,   1881-1911, 33 Grams

Antique Nepal One Mohar Coin Set of Six

Antique Nepal One Mohar Coin Set, 33 Grams, AUD $185.00 (Set of Six)

Nepal Mohar Coins, Set of Six

1827 (SE) – 1905 AD 1818 (SE) – 1896 AD 1804 (SE) – 1882 AD 1818 (SE) – 1896 AD 1831 (SE) – 1909 AD 1828 (SE) – 1896 AD

Inventory No. SKU 392
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FIVE BRITISH INDIA HALF RUPEE COIN SET WITH BALES, HIGH GRADE SILVER
1918-1921,   38.7 Grams

Antique British India Half Rupee Set of Five Coins

Antique British India Half Rupee Set of Five Coins, 38.7 Grams, AUD $300.00

Inventory No. SKU 382
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On the front is a crowned bust of George V King Emperor (1910-1936) and on the reverse side is the denomination and date within a circle and wreath surrounds. The half rupees have been silver tested for sterling silver approx. as The British-Indian government used precious metal coinage until 1947. PRICE: AUD $300.00.

 

BRITISH INDIA ONE RUPEE COIN PENDANTS – 1919,  WITH BALES, HIGH GRADE SILVER
12.9 Grams Each, (Two Available)

British India Silver One Rupee Coin Pendant-9

Inventory No. SKU 242, SKU 267
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On the front is a crowned bust of George V King Emperor, and on the reverse side is the denomination and date within a circle and wreath surrounds. The bales attached are sterling silver from Himachal Pradesh. Bale 19mm, Diameter 3.3cm, Weight: 12.9 grams each.   PRICE: AUD $125.00 each.

 

ANTIQUE ETHNIC SILVER TURQUOISE STONES, PART OF FIBULA BROOCH
Central Asia, 12 Grams

Antique Silver Fibual - Central Asia

Antique Ethnic Silver, Turquoise Stones, Part of Fibula Brooch, 12 Grams, AUD $95.00

Inventory No. SKU 396
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VINTAGE INDIAN SMALL HIGH GRADE SILVER KHOL BOX PENDANT
Rajasthan, India,  11.9 Grams

Inventory No. SKU 284
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LARGE 19th CENTURY MUGHAL HAND PAINTED GANJIFA PLAYING CARD PENDANT
(NINE TIGERS), NORTHERN INDIA, 35.7 GRAMS

Antique Mughal Ganjifa Playing Card

Antique Mughal Ganjifa Playing Card, AUD $240.00

Inventory No. SKU 234
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The Mughal Ganjifa playing cards consist of 96 cards divided into 8 suits of 12 cards with numerical and court cards containing images of figures and animals. This 19th century Ganjifa card, of the nine tigers is made of lacquered cloth and individually hand painted, the card being a unique work of art were made by artists who followed the traditions of royal court art while incorporating folk art traditions to the designs. Only Indian cards seem to have adopted the round shape as a standard, possibly adapted from the shapes of coins. The cards are lacquered after painting and the reverse normally painted in plain colour. This card has been encased in a high grade silver frame and silver backing with two decorative bales and a glass face. It measures approx. 7mm (2 ¾”) across and weighs 35.7 grams (1.260 oz). – PRICE: AUD $240.00.

 

Achala, Maru Elder with Seven Mothers Amulet Pendant

Achala, Maru Elder with Seven Mothers Amulet Pendant

 

Photo: Threads of Identity, Embroidery and Adornment of the Nomadic Rabaris, Judy Frater

 

ANTIQUE INDIAN CAST BRASS SECTARIAN BODY STAMPS, SCRIPT RELATED TO DEITY,
Inscription: In Old Bengali – SHRI SHRI RADHA KRISHNA

Antique Indian Brass Sectarian Body Stamp, Shri Shri Radha Krishna

Antique Indian Brass Sectarian Body Stamp, Chhapa, Old Bengali Script – Shri Shri Radha Krishna, 59.8 Grams, 11.2 cm, AUD $195.00

Inventory No. SKU 375
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Antique Indian Sectarian Body Stamp - Shri Shri Radha Krishna

Antique Indian Sectarian Body Stamp – Shri Shri Radha Krishna, 24.8 Grams, AUD $175.00

Inventory No. SKU 376
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Antique Indian Sectarian Body Stamp -Chhapa

Antique Indian Sectarian Body Stamp, Radha Krishna, 13.6 Grams, AUD $165.00

Inventory No. SKU371
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Navadwip, Nadia District, West Bengal:

These are antique (18th or 19th century) cast bronze and brass sectarian body stamps (chhapp). In use by Vishnu Devotees (gokul sampradaya) and others, they are dipped into a past prepared of sandalwood, then pressed on the skin. (Some paste residue is still present on these stamps.)  The square Sectarian Body Stamps have scripts related to a deity, usually Vishnu or Shiva.

 

Antique Hoi Mata Amulet Pendant

Antique Hoi Mata Amulet Pendant, 6.2 Grams, AUD $125.00

Inventory No. SKU 212
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Antique Bhumiya Raj Amulet

Antique Bhumiya Raj Amulet,10.3 Grams, AUD $135.00

Inventory No. SKU 227
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Vintage Bhumiya Raj Amulet

Vintage Bhumiya Raj Amulet, 12.2 Grams, AUD $135.00

 

Antique Indian Amulet, Kandaras and Malsara Amulet Pendant

Kandaras, Malsara Amulet, 5.8 Grams,AUD $70.00

Inventory No. SKU 404
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ANTIQUE SILVER ” TWO LIONS GUARDING THE TREE OF LIFE” AMULET PENDANT

(I HAVE FOUR OF THESE AMULETS FROM THE SAME NECKLACE AVAILABLE)

Antique Indian Amulets, Silver Tree of Life Pendants

Antique Indian Amulets, Silver Tree of Life Pendants

Inventory No. SKU, 329, 231, 232, 319
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These are 19th century or early 20th century high grade silver open-backed amulet pendants, die-stamped and worn by the tribal people of Rajasthan, northern India. The amulet pendants were part of a necklace. (These four amulets are all slightly different in size as seen in the photo above). The open-back form is common when there are several of the same pendants strung on a necklace. The amulets are in the arrowhead form and have decorative bales with floral units. The image is of two lions guarding the tree of life. These are original antique worn collection pieces in good condition. I have cleaned the amulets to highlight the beautiful details of the workmanship. Weight 15.2 grams – 17.8 grams, height 6cm (2 ½”), width 5cm (2”). PRICE: AUD $145.00 each.

ANTIQUE MANGO BEADS, TWENTY ONE WITH DECORATIVE BALES, Total Weight: 30 Grams

Antique Mango Shaped Beads

Antique Mango Shaped Beads, 21 Beads, 30 Grams, AUD $210.00

Antique Indian Mango Shaped Beads

Antique Indian Mango Shaped Beads

Inventory No. SKU 263
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These are twenty one antique mango shaped hollow high grade silver beads with a silver sheet backing from South India. Some hang to the right and some hang to the left , they average 2.8mm x 9mm. They are quite light at 1.1 grams to 1.7 grams each a totalling 30 Grams. The mango shaped beads have been recently been tumble cleaned. Necklaces made from these beads are known as “manga malai or “necklace of mangoes”. The necklaces were worn as fertility amulets – mangoes being symbolic of fertility. There is one mango shaped bead where the silver beading around the base of the bale is loose. The beads measure approx: Width: 9 – 10mm (3/8″ inch approx.), Length: 2.5cm to 2.9cm (1″ inch approx.), 3mm holes for stringing. PRICE: AUD $210.00 – AUD $10.00 per bead.

Early 20th Century Muslim Takhti Amulet with Qur’anic Inscription
Side One and Two, Pakistan, 6.7 Grams

Inventory No. SKU 224
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This is a late 19th early 20th century antique Muslim Takhti Amulet with Qur’anic Inscriptions in Arabic calligraphy on side one and side two. Amulets of this type are always inscribed with a prayer from the holy Qur’an.

The first line in the first photo reads: “In the name of God, The Merciful, the Compasionate”.

The other five lines on the front and continuing on the back are translated from: The Noble Qur’an – Surah 2. No. 255. [This Verse 2:255 is called Ayat-ul-Kursi]Allah! La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), Al-Hayyyl-Qayyuum (the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists). Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His Permission? He knows what happens to them (His creatures) in this world, and what will happen to them in the Hereafter. And they will never compass anything of His Knowledge except that which He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.

The amulet is very old and the two small bales show signs of wear. Height: 3.5cm (1 3/8″) including Bale, Width: 3.5cm (1 3/8″), Bale: 3mm (1/8″), Weight: 6.7 grams 0.125oz. The amulet has been tested for high grade silver 92.5% approx. PRICE: AUD $145.00.

Vintage Rajasthani Silver Finger Ring

Vintage Rajasthani Silver Finger Ring, 7.6 Grams, AUD $125.00

Inventory No. SKU 414
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Vintage Indian Makara Heads Silver Ring

Vintage Indian Makara Heads Silver Ring, 7 Grams, AUD $115.00

Inventory No. SKU 369
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Antique Indian Old Silver Toe or Finger Ring, AUD $95.00

Antique Indian Old Silver Toe or Finger Ring, AUD $95.00

Inventory No. SKU 326
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Antique Silver Taviz, Betel Nut Amulet

Antique Silver Taviz, Betal Nut Amulet, AUD $140.00

Inventory No. SKU 306
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Rajasthani Girl in Traditional Wedding Dress

Rajasthani Girl in Traditional Wedding Dress

Photo by: Jimmy Nelson, Photographer of Indigenous People
from the book “Before They Pass Away”