Thursday, 1 October 2015

Antique Tibetan Silver Belt Plaque
with Snow Lion & Dragon motif
215 mm x 90 mm

Monday, 28 September 2015

Antique Tibetan Gau
with engraved OM seed syllable 
63 mm x 67 mm

Friday, 25 September 2015

Large Ring or 'Beaded Circlet' Thokcha
50 mm diameter

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

A Mechag or Chuckmuck Tinder Pouch with Flint Striker
see Chuckmuck article here

A complete set including the chatelaine can be seen
on the British Museum website.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Small Standing Kubera 
or Black Dzambhala
Gilded Bronze
height 2 inches

Antique Yellow Dzambhala Statue
height 2.3 inches

Sandalwood Vaishravana Statue
stamped with consecration seal
height 2.7 inches

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Antique painted clay statue of Thangtong Gyalpo
height 2.8 inches

Antique painted clay statue of Thangtong Gyalpo
height 2.4 inches

Antique painted clay statue of Thangtong Gyalpo
height 2.7 inches

Standing Achala Thokcha
(wielding a sword)
67 mm x 46 mm

Stylised Horse Thokcha
42 mm x 25 mm

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Various silver hair ornaments inlaid with amber and turquoise beads and
cabachons. The largest piece on the right has a more recent imitation
turquoise cabachon. The shape of the elongated pieces is
reminiscent of a conch or chank shell,
a symbol of the Dharma.

Salween Vallley, North East of Lhasa
largest 4 inches x 2.6 inches

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Bowl/Vessel Thokcha
26 mm x 17 mm

A zoomorphic Thokcha. Possibly in the 
form of a stylised dog, wolf or fox. 
28 mm x 28 mm

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Antique Tibetan wooden stamp/mould
with Swastika & Conch Shell design
90 mm x 70 mm

Lion Thokcha
Collected in Tibet in the 1980s
64 mm x 54 mm

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Tibetan woman 
circa 1904

Monday, 23 March 2015

Vajra with Energy Wheels Thokcha
43 mm x 29 mm

Old Brass Melong Amulet
31 mm

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Early bone ring with wavy line decoration
Origin: Tibet/ Himalayan
diameter 27 mm

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Rare Quality Ritual Iron Phurba or Kila
Newly created and carved in 15th/16th C Style
length approx 8 inches

Available by special commission
email for details.

Antique Buddha Shakyamuni Statue
height 3.7 inches
Bronze Alloy
Origin: Nepal

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Sun & Crescent Moon Thokcha
(with Three Jewels at the apex)
44 mm x 28 mm

The sun and moon are two of the most important symbols in Vajrayana Buddhism. The sun (red) represent the feminine aspect of wisdom and the moon (white) represents the male aspect or compassion.  When joined they represent the union of wisdom and compassion and without this Buddhahood is unattainable. The Three Jewels or Triple Gem at the apex represent the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha. It is through complete reliance or refuge in the Three Jewels that wisdom and compassion can be fully realised.

"But what is a buddha? Briefly, a buddha is one who has developed his or her compassion (Tib. tsé) and wisdom (Tib. khyen) to the ultimate level, beyond all limits. Wisdom, in this context, refers not to an accumulation of knowledge but to the ability to see the true nature of things. What characterizes a Buddha therefore is wisdom and compassion"
~ Ringu Tulku Rinpoche ~

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Authentic Meteorite (Namchak) Phurba
crafted from Bronze and with a triple
sided Siberian iron meteorite blade.

6.5 inches x 1.2 inches

available by special commission
contact me for details

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Machig Labdrön was an 11th century enlightened yogini who 
originated several Tibetan lineages of the Vajrayana practice
known as Chöd. Her teachings became famous throughout
Tibet and the Himalayan regions. Her Indian guru was the
Mahasiddha Padampa Sangye.

Small copper/bronze statue
height approx 2.3 inches

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Rare Lapis Lazuli Statue of
Black Dzambhala (also spelled Jambhala)
height 7 inches
late 20th C