Monday, 31 May 2010


A Sikhote-Alin meteorite from Eastern Siberia. 
This piece reminds me of a Garuda. 68 mm x 42 mm.

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Vajra or Dorje. 26.07 mm x 13 mm

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Old mala counters with cloud design.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

"Namchak Ter Phurba discovered by Nyang Ral Nyima Ozer, which belonged to Lama Gonpo Tseten Rinpoche, given to him as an offering by HH the XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet." A Ter or Terma is a treasure believed to be hidden by Padmasambhava. Namchak literally means 'Sky Metal' and so this Phurba is believed to be made from meteorite.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

A small gau. 24 mm x 19 mm. These very old pieces are rarely seen complete.

Copper alloy Tsa Tsa mold depicting Green Tara. 70 mm x 54 mm


A Tibetan man wears a round silver ornament in his hair, embossed with concentric elements that perhaps represent the petals of a lotus flower.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

These three thokcha (with display card) can be found in the Men-Tsee-Khang Materia Medica museum in Dharamasala, India. The museum was inaugurated by the 14th Dalai Lama in 1997.

Melong amulet. 40 mm

Kangling (thigh bone trumpet) thokcha. This is an interesting piece that possibly belonged to a statue of Padampa Sangye. 57 mm x 13 mm

Vajra thokcha 39 mm x 11 mm

Vajra thokcha 40 mm x 13 mm

An old set of silver bell and dorje mala counters.

This piece displays two dragon-like smiling heads.
58 mm x 17 mm

Garuda or Khyung thokcha 32 mm x 35 mm

Flaming jewel or norbu thokcha 
14 mm x 9 mm

Armor plate thokcha 68 mm x 68 mm

Yak thokcha 16 mm x 18 mm

Horse thokcha 24 mm x 15 mm

Horse and rider thokcha 34 mm x 27 mm

A plaque (recent repro based on a known antique piece) displaying the "Four Dignities": the Garuda (wisdom), the Dragon (gentle power) the Snow Lion (fearless joy), and the Tiger (confidence). In this piece two dragons are displayed and the Garuda is at the apex. 63 mm x 50 mm

Vajrapani thokcha  43 mm x 34 mm

Double vajra thokcha 49 x 39 mm

Very large ring with swirling petals 
44 mm

Five pronged vajra thokcha. Some of the
original gilt remains on this piece. 
27 mm x 12 mm

Astrological Melong Amulet with peacock. 
74 mm x 47 mm

A snow lion fibula. 30 mm x 19 mm

Bell & Vajra rings. The bell (Tibetan: Drilbu Sanskrit: Ghanta) and vajra when held togther symbolise the union of wisdom and compassion.

A small kila or phurba.
38 mm x 10 mm

An arrow point thokcha. Often valued because of their resemblance 
to the kila or phurba. 42 mm x 13 mm

An astrological melong amulet. With repair at the apex. 41 mm diameter

A vajra or dorje fibula thokcha.34 mm x 34 mm

A large Vajrapani thokcha 69 mm x.53 mm