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Above: Tibetan ladies wear large turquoise earrings and necklaces
of coral and dZi. The large focal piece is an amulet called a 'gau'
and this would normally house blessed relics, mantras
or other sacred items. c.1930

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Antique Tibetan Ornamental Belt
Antique Tibetan Ornamental Belt with Red Coral
Our Price: £595.00

A rare antique Tibetan silver and brass ornamental belt. Inlaid with 19 genuine natural red coral bead cabachons. Hand crafted from a combination of silver, iron and brass. Applied to leather and with additional leather ties and buckle so that it can be worn at the waist.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Material: Tibetan Silver, Iron, Brass, Coral, Leather
Size: The actual ornamental part of the belt measures 18.5 inches x 1.25 inches
Each coral cabachon measures approx 12 mm
Age: 19th Century (some of the coral bead cabachons could be much older)


Two Antique Tibetan Gaus or Reliquary Amulets with Lama Statue
Two Antique Tibetan Gaus or Reliquary Amulets with Lama Statue
Our Price: £450.00

This is a very interesting pair of gaus from Tibet that are strung on a wide braided cotton cord to allow them to be worn comfortably across the body. They were found together in this way and have been left in their original found condition. The largest gau is crafted from copper and is decorated with Auspcious Symbols and has a viewing window. Inside the gau is a wooden votive statue that shows signs of considerable age (believed to be much older than the gau). The Lama sits in full lotus posture and holds a skull cup in his left hand and there are faint traces of red paint on his robes. His right arm has long since been lost and perhaps once held a Vajra or was in the mudra of teaching. The base of the statue has been sealed with pitch, so it has clearly been consecrated and most likely filled with a roll of mantras.The round gau has a copper back and has a silver filigree front and is inlaid with blue glass to substitute turquoise. Inside is contained a printed page of a sadhana in Tibetan script.

Origin: Tibet
Age of gaus 19th C (The wooden votive statue is believed to be much earlier)
Gau condition: Very Good with minor weathering and patina commensurate with age.
largest measures 85 mm x 55 mm
smallest measures 55 mm x 19 mm (depth)

wooden statue measure 76 mm x 52 mm
Large Silver Rupa Gau
Our Price: £450.00

A large fine quality pure silver gau. It displays an open window to allow viewing of a small rupa or Tsa Tsa. It is finely engraved with auspicious symbols and has the Kalachakra symbol on the reverse. It could also house and protect important relics.

Age: 20th C
Hand crafted in  Nepal.
height 83.12 mm
width 82.52 mm
Saligram Stone
Huge Saligram Stone
Our Price: £400.00

A spectacular Saligram stone of a much larger size than normally seen. This type of Himalayan ammonite is only found in the sacred Kali Gandaki river in Nepal. Here they are worshipped as a manifestation of the Hindu God, Vishnu. A very sculptural piece!

130 mm x 120 mm x 80 mm (depth)
Origin: Nepal
Antique Tibetan Chatelaine - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Chatelaine with Kirtimukha (Face of Majesty) Clasp - 19th C
Our Price: £350.00

A very nice example of a Tibetan chatelaine or belt ornament from Eastern Tibet. The metal work is a combination of repoussť and chased silver with gold inlay and this is attached to the original fabric strap. The main piece shows particularly nice silver work and displays the Kirtimukha design with seven raised norbu (gems).

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: 19th C
98 grams
Material: Tibetan Silver, Gold
main clasp measures 90 mm x 62 mm

Large Antique Silver Filigree Gau
Large Antique Silver Filigree Gau
Our Price: £350.00

A superb antique silver filigree gau with turquoise and coral inlay. The centre appears to be gilded. There is minor weathering to the body, which is to be expected from a piece of this age. This large gau would make a lovely amulet or shrine gau for sacred relics or precious items. The copper back is easily removed.

Late 19th/Early 20th Century
Condition: Very Good with minor weathering
Origin: Tibet
height 130 mm
width 88 mm
depth 22 mm
Antique Silver Gau with Turquoise
Antique Silver Gau with Turquoise
Our Price: £350.00

A fine antique silver and copper gau, displaying a patina that only develops from many years of handling and close contact to the body. Inlaid with a lovely turquoise cabachon. A great piece that is still very suitable to be worn and store sacred relics etc.

Origin: Tibet/Himalayan
width 44 mm
height 70 mm
depth 26 mm
late 19th or early 20th century
Antique Silver Gau with Turquoise
Antique Silver Gau with Turquoise
Our Price: £350.00

A lovely antique silver and brass gau, displaying a patina that only develops from many years of handling and close contact to the body. An old turquoise bead has been used as a cabachon.

Origin: Tibet/Himalayan
width 49 mm
height 64 mm
19th Century
Green Tara - Nephrite Jade
Rare Green Tara - Nephrite Jade
Our Price: £350.00

Only 1 left!!

A super rare Green Tara statue that has been hand carved from nephrite jade. The stone is a vibrant translucent green. The statue is a replica of a known antique statue that belonged to the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa. Each piece depicts the female Buddha sitting on a double lotus base. Her right palm is in the mudra of supreme generosity.  We feel they are perfect as a practice support and can be placed on a shrine or be carried in a large gau. Less than 10 statues were made in this quality and they will not be repeated.

Nephrite Jade
height approx 52 mm
width approx 30 mm
depth approx 23 mm
Antique Tibetan Silver Belt Ornament - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Silver Belt Ornament - 19th C
Our Price: £300.00

A marvelous example of a Tibetan silver decorative belt ornament from Eastern Tibet. Inlaid with genuine turquoise cabachons. A fine quality heavy piece.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: 19th C
Material: Tibetan Silver, Copper, Turquoise
95 mm x 90 mm
Large Antique Tibetan Gau with Amitayus Tsa Tsa
Large Antique Tibetan Gau with Amitayus Tsa Tsa
Our Price: £300.00

A superb antique gau with ornamental filigree work and turquoise inlay. There is minor weathering, which is to be expected from a piece of this age. This large piece would make a lovely container or shrine gau for sacred relics or precious items. The back removes to allow for easy storing of items.

Age: 19th Century
Condition: Very Good with minor weathering and lovely usage patina.
Material: Silver
Origin: Tibet
110 mm x 90 mm x 40 mm
Large Antique Tibetan Gau Inlaid with Turquoise
Large Antique Tibetan Gau Inlaid with Turquoise
Our Price: £300.00

A superb antique gau with ornamental filigree work and turquoise inlay. There is minor weathering, which is to be expected from a piece of this age. This large piece would make a lovely container or shrine gau for sacred relics or precious items. The back removes to allow for easy storing of items.

Late 19th/Early 20th Century
Condition: Very Good with minor weathering
Material: Silver
Origin: Tibet
85 mm x 88 mm x 15 mm
Large Antique Tibetan Gau Inlaid with Turquoise
Large Antique Tibetan Gau Inlaid with Turquoise
Our Price: £300.00

A superb antique gau with ornamental filigree work and turquoise inlay. There is minor weathering, which is to be expected from a piece of this age. This large piece would make a lovely container or shrine gau for sacred relics or precious items. The back removes to allow for easy storing of items.

Late 19th/Early 20th Century
Condition: Very Good with minor weathering
Material: Copper and Silver
Origin: Tibet
98 mm x 92 mm x 18 mm
Large Antique Tibetan Gau Inlaid with Turquoise
Large Antique Tibetan Gau Inlaid with Turquoise
Our Price: £300.00

A superb antique gau with ornamental filigree work and turquoise inlay. There is minor weathering, which is to be expected from a piece of this age. This large piece would make a lovely container or shrine gau for sacred relics or precious items. The back removes to allow for easy storing of items.

Late 19th/Early 20th Century
Condition: Very Good with minor weathering
Material: Copper and Silver
Origin: Tibet
85 mm x 70 mm x 17 mm
Saligram Stone
Huge Saligram Stone
Our Price: £300.00

A very large dark Saligram stone. This type of Himalayan ammonite is only found in the sacred Kali Gandaki river in Nepal. Here they are worshipped as a manifestation of the Hindu God, Vishnu. A very sculptural piece!

Age: 140 to 165 million years old
160 mm x 120 mm x 60 mm (depth)
Origin: Nepal
Antique Tibetan Gau with Small Statue
Antique Tibetan Gau with Small Statue
Our Price: £300.00

A traditional silver and copper traveling gau with auspicious symbols. It has a window to view a small gilded copper statue of an unknown deity. A single piece of turquoise remains in the headress and gilt remains on the front of the body. The deity is attached to a cushioned backrest by copper wire and also sits on a cushion to allow easy viewing in the window. This is an unusual piece because gaus are rarely discovered with their original contents. The statue may actually pre-date the gau. A collectible piece from a bygone age.

Origin: Tibet, Himalayas
Condition: Good with some corrosion and pitting to the copper at the back.
Age: 19th century or earlier

height of deity approx 60 mm
height of gau approx 100 mm (4 inches)
depth of gau approx 40 mm
width of gau appox 70 mm
Antique Tibetan Silver Torc
Antique Silver Torc or Torque - Hilltribe Regions
Our Price: £280.00

A great looking antique silver torc that was sourced on the Southern border region of Tibet. This is a heavy piece with a classic design. A design also favoured by the Hmon tribe and other hill tribe people of Southern China and SE Asia.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: 19th C
Weight: 87 grams
Material: Tibetan Silver
11.6 cm width 12.5 cm height
Thickness of torque = 7 mm

Armour Plate Thokcha
Armour Plate Thokcha
Our Price: £280.00

A Tibetan armour plate. Prized as a form of thokcha in Tibet and the Himalayan regions.

bronze/copper alloy
68 mm x 70 mm
Age: 15th Century or earlier
Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Large Copper Gau with Miniature Painting
Large Copper Gau with Miniature Painting of Buddha Shakyamuni
Our Price: £275.00

This is a beautiful large glass fronted copper gau that includes a hand painted miniature thangka of Buddha Shakyamuni.

Origin: Mongolia
width 81.08 mm
height 87.96 mm
late 19th/ early 20th century
Antique Tibetan Seal Stamp or Chop -19th C
Antique Tibetan Seal Stamp or Chop -19th C
Our Price: £250.00

A fine and well proportioned antique Tibetan chop, displaying a swirling and almost cloud like decoration. The main body appears to have some silver content and the actual base is made from iron. It appears to display the character ཨཱ་ (Ah) in Lantsha script with a sun and moon at the apex. Lantsha is a Tibetan script developed for writing the Sanskrit lanuage.

55 mm x 20 mm
Material: Bronze/Silvr and Iron
Age: 19th C or earlier
Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Antique Tibetan Silver Takdrol Case
Antique Tibetan Silver Takdrol Case
Our Price: £250.00

A rare antique Tibetan silver Takdrol case. Typically worn at the top of the head and fastened to a top knot. Worn by Ngakpa lamas and Yogis to house an important amulet known as a takdrol. A takdrol is believed to multiply the benefit of Dharma practice by many millions. Inlaid with large coral and turquoise cabachons. Please note that the ends to seal this case are no longer present and the back is misshapen and one of the suspension holes has an old repair.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Weight: 54 grams
Age: 19th C
Material: Tibetan Silver, Coral and Turquoise
95 mm x 20 mm
Antique Copper Gau with Painting
Antique Copper Gau with Miniature Painting of Shakyamuni Buddha
Our Price: £250.00

This is a beautiful large glass fronted gau that includes a hand painted miniature thangka (Burhany Zurag) of Buddha Shkyamuni. The painting is particularly fine.

width 53 mm
height 68 mm
late 19th/early 20th Century
Antique Miniature Painting of Sitatapatra
Antique Miniature Painting of Sitatapatra the White Umbrella Goddess
Our Price: £250.00

A miniature Vajarayana painting that would be known in Mongolia as a " burhany zurag".

This piece represents the female deity Sitatapatra, the White Umbrella Goddess who saves from all harm. Small paintings such as this would have been kept on a shrine or worn in a gau as part of a personal protective amulet. This is a larger  than normal Burhany Zurag and the detail is particuarly clear. The reverse has the Tibetan characters Om Ah Hung written in red, this normally shows that a piece has been consecrated.

Origin: Mongolia
Condition: Very good with minor weathering.
Age: Mid 19th Century to Early 20th Century
height = 9 inches
width = 7 inches
Saligram Stone
Saligram Stone
Our Price: £225.00

A large and very interesting Saligram stone with a cave-like cavity that reveals dense areas of golden iron pyrite and a quartz crystal right at the very back (not captured in the photo). The way the top and the bottom of the ammonite meet also adds great appeal and is considered to be a naturally occuring Lingam. This type of Himalayan ammonite is only found in the sacred Kali Gandaki river in Nepal. Here they are worshipped as a manifestation of the Hindu God, Vishnu.

100 mm x 80 mm
Origin: Nepal
Antique Toli Mirror
Antique Toli Mirror
Our Price: £220.00

A beautiful antique bronze alloy Toli or Shaman's mirror.

Origin: China/Mongolia
diameter approx 12 cm
Antique Brass Gau with Miniature Tsa Tsa of Buddha Shakyamuni
Antique Gau with Miniature Tsa Tsa of Buddha Shakyamuni
Our Price: £200.00

A wonderful glass fronted gau that includes a hand painted miniature Tsa Tsa of Buddha Shakyamuni. The gau has a brass back and the very front appears to be silver.

Origin: Mongolia
width 26 mm height 42 mm
late 19th/early 20th Century
Armour Plate Thokcha
Antique Armour Plate Thokcha
Our Price: £200.00

A great looking Tibetan armour plate. Prized as a form of thokcha in Tibet and the Himalayan regions.

bronze alloy 70 mm x 53 mm
Age: 15th Century or earlier
Origin: Collected in Tibet
Antique Line Decorated Thokcha Ring
Antique Line Decorated Thokcha Ring
Our Price: £200.00

A great looking line decorated bronze alloy ring with a superb patina. There is a small amount of loss to one edge but the ring still remains robust and suitable to be worn. Due to its great age and patina rings like this are always elevated to the level of a Thokcha in Tibet. A great piece!

27 mm Diameter
11 mm width
Age: 15th C or eariler
copper alloy
USA size 9 or 19.5 mm
Antique Copper Gau with Painting
Antique Copper Gau with Miniature Painting of Green Tara
Our Price: £200.00

This is a beautiful large glass fronted gau that includes a hand painted miniature thangka (Burhany Zurag) of Green Tara.

height 69 mm
width 52 mm
late 19th/early 20th Century
Antique Copper & Brass Gau with Painting
Antique Copper & Brass Gau with Miniature Painting of Shakyamuni Buddha
Our Price: £200.00

This is a beautiful large glass fronted gau that includes a hand painted miniature thangka (Burhany Zurag) of Buddha Shkyamuni. The gau has a copper back and brass front.

width 70 mm
height 90 mm
late 19th/early 20th Century
Large Sino-Tibetan Square Gau
Large Sino-Tibetan Square Gau
Our Price: £200.00

A superb antique gau with unusual enamel inlay. The centre also includes a coral cabachon. There is minor weathering and a little loss to the enamel, which is to be expected from a piece that was clearly worn as an amulet. This gau was sealed shut long ago, so the original contents still remain intact and a mystery.

Early 20th Century
Condition: Very Good with minor weathering
Origin: Tibet
67  mm x 67 mm
depth 15 mm
Antique Burhany Zurag of Green Tara
Antique Miniature Painting of Green Tara
Our Price: £200.00

A miniature Vajarayana painting that would be known in Mongolia as a " burhany zurag".

This piece represents the female Buddha Green Tara. Small paintings such as this would have been kept on a shrine or worn in a gau as part of a personal protective amulet. This piece is in nice condition and has a lovely presence. On the reverse side is written the mantra 'Om Tare Tutare Ture Soha' in Tibetan characters.

Origin: Mongolia
Condition: Very Good with minor weathering.
Age: Mid 19th Century to Early 20th Century
height = 6.25 inches
width = 5 inches
Antique Dhugu Bracelet with Snake heads
Antique Dhugu Bracelet with Snake heads
Our Price: £195.00

A superb looking antique metal bracelet with snake heads. This is a very heavy and chunky looking piece, however, it will fit a fairly small wrist. Typically worn by women and never removed from the wrist once on. This piece has some silver content but is undoubtedly mixed with other metals to give more strength to the piece. A great tribal piece with a wonderful usage patina. 

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
112 grams
Age: 19th C
Material: Silver, Brass
73 mm x 61 mm

Antique Tibetan Silver Dhugu Bracelet
Antique Tibetan Silver Dhugu Bracelet
Our Price: £195.00

A great looking antique Tibetan silver bracelet known as a Dhugu. This is a very heavy and chunky piece. Typically worn by women and never removed from the wrist once on. This piece has a high silver content but is undoubtedly mixed with other metals to give more strength to the piece. Open ended bracelets have long been popular in Western Tibet and they can be very simple to highly ornate.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
98 grams
Age: 19th C
Material: Tibetan Silver
75 mm x 60 mm

Antique Tibetan Silver Earring with Coral
Antique Tibetan Silver Earring with Coral
Our Price: £195.00

A great looking antique Tibetan silver earring. Typically worn with the additional support of string tied to the top of the ear due to the heavy weight of the silver. Inlaid with a large coral bead. This particular piece is a male earring from Golok in Amdo, however, some Tibetans from the Aba/Ngaba region of Kham also adopt this style.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Weight: 40 grams
Origin: East Tibet
Age: 19th C
Material: Tibetan Silver & Coral
78 mm x 57 mm
coral = 13 mm
Antique Tibetan Silver Spoon
Antique Tibetan Silver Spoon - 19th C
Our Price: £195.00

A lovely well proportioned Tibetan silver spoon. The handle is engraved with a snake-like design at the apex. Spoons such as this have been valued for centuries in Tibet and the Himalayan regions. The reverse appears to have a faint Tibetan inscription.

Spoons were typcially used for taking medicinal remedies and silver was considered to have special antiseptic properties. The silver itself may have been heirloomed within a family for many centuries before it was eventually used in the making of a spoon or other utensils. It means a spoon may once have started life as several pieces of silver jewellery.

140 mm x 40 mm
Material: Tibetan Silver
Age: 19th C
25 grams
Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Antique Tibetan Thokcha Ring
Antique Tibetan Thokcha Ring
Our Price: £185.00

A superb antique line decorated copper ring that is also prized as a form of Thokcha. Worn smooth from centuries of being worn.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: Many hundreds of years old
Material: Bronze/copper alloy
USA size 10.5 or 20.2 mm
Large Sino-Tibetan Rectangular Gau
Large Sino-Tibetan Rectangular Gau
Our Price: £180.00

A superb antique gau with unusual enamel inlay and swirling filigree work. The centre also includes carnelian and two coral cabachons. There is minor weathering, which is to be expected from a piece of this age. This large piece would make a lovely container or shrine gau for sacred relics or precious items. The back removes to allow for easy storing of items.

Late 19th/Early 20th Century
Condition: Very Good with minor weathering
Material: Copper with Silver & Enamel Filigree
Origin: Tibet
76 mm x 56 mm x 17 mm
Old Gau with Vajrapani Painting
Old Gau with Vajrapani Painting
Our Price: £180.00

A very nice glass fronted copper and brass gau. Displaying a hand painted image of Vajrapani from the late 19th century.

Condition: Very good with some weathering
Age: Late 19th Century
width 49 mm
height 53 mm
Origin: Mongolia
Antique Ushnishavijaya Tsa Tsa
Antique Ushnishavijaya Tsa Tsa
Our Price: £180.00

Antique hand painted Tsa Tsa depicting five forms of Ushnishavijaya.

19th century or earlier
Mongolia
height 79 mm
width 66 mm
Tibetan Silver & Turquoise Pendant - 19th C
Huge Tibetan Silver & Turquoise Pendant - 19th C
Our Price: £175.00

A very large turquoise and silver pendant, typically used to adorn the head or headress of a woman, however, it could quite easily be worn as a stand alone pendant or a focal pendant on a necklace. The turquoise has a large crack running through the centre which probably happened before the bead was set into the silver. The owner obviously thought the piece was beautiful even with the crack and so do we. It also shows that even damaged pieces of turquoise were highly valued in Tibet. It is very heavy and securely set into the silver. The back of the pendant is made from copper. A lovely old piece with a great feel and full of character.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Weight: 95 grams
58 mm x 49 mm x 19 mm
Age: 19th C
Material: Tibetan Silver, Copper and turquoise.
Double Mandala Thokcha
Double Mandala Thokcha
Our Price: £175.00

A large thokcha in the form of two joined mandalas. Prized in Tibet and the Himalayan regions.

bronze/copper alloy 84 mm x 50 mm
Age: 15th Century or earlier
Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Old Tibetan Gau
Old Tibetan Gau
Our Price: £175.00

A beautiful old silver plated copper gau. Displays the character for Om in Ranjana script.

Condition: Very good with a small amount of wear.
late 19th/ early 20th Century

height 77.23 mm
width 79.80 mm
Antique Tibetan Silver Dhugu Bracelet
Antique Tibetan Silver Dhugu Bracelet
Our Price: £165.00

A great looking antique Tibetan silver bracelet known as a Dhugu. This is a classic piece with a nice usage patina. Typically worn by women and never removed from the wrist once on. Open ended bracelets have long been popular in Western Tibet and they can be very simple to highly ornate. This piece has faint longevity symbol decoration where the ends terminate.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Weight: 42 grams
Age: 19th C
Material: Tibetan Silver
actual width 84 mm
inside width at widest point 74 mm
inside height 57 mm

Antique Tibetan Chatelaine - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Chatelaine - 19th C
Our Price: £165.00

A very nice example of a Tibetan chatelaine or belt ornament from Eastern Tibet. The metal work is a combination of chased silver, iron, brass and copper and this is attached to a leather strap. The silver is inlaid with natural red coral. Typically worn at the waist.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: 19th C
Material: Tibetan Silver, Iron, Copper, Brass, Coral, Leather
170 mm x 70 mm

Antique Tibetan Silver Pendant - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Silver Pendant - 19th C
Our Price: £160.00

A very nice example of a traditional Tibetan pendant from Eastern Tibet. The metal work is chased silver and is inlaid with a turquoise cabachon. The top has a suspension hole so that it can be worn as a pendant. There is also an additional suspension hole on the reverse. Displays a lovely patina from being worn.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: 19th C
28 grams
Material: Tibetan Silver with turquoise.
56 mm diameter

Armour Plate Thokcha
Armour Plate Thokcha
Our Price: £160.00

A fine example of a Tibetan armour plate with extending hooks. Prized as a form of thokcha in Tibet and the Himalayan regions.

bronze/copper alloy 67 mm x 63 mm
Age: 15th Century or earlier
Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Melong Amulet
Antique Astrological Melong Amulet
Our Price: £150.00

A lovely melong amulet that has an old repair so that it can still be worn.

Sourced in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal
approx 52 mm
Melong Amulet
Antique Astrological Melong Amulet
Our Price: £150.00

A beautiful old melong amulet that has an old repair so that it can still be worn. Superb patina!

Sourced in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal
height 48.43mm
width 40.33 mm
Antique Copper Gau with Tsa Tsa of Je Tsongkhapa
Antique Copper Gau with Tsa Tsa of Je Tsongkhapa
Our Price: £150.00

A wonderful glass fronted copper gau that includes an antique Tsa Tsa of Je Tsongkhapa.

Origin: Mongolia
width 23 mm height 29 mm
late 19th/early 20th Century
Antique Tibetan Silver Spoon
Antique Tibetan Silver Medicine Spoon - 19th C
Our Price: £150.00

A hand beaten Tibetan silver spoon. The bowl and handle is beautifully engraved with a floral design. In the centre of the spoon handle is a raised vajra with space for a cabachon. Spoons such as this have been valued for centuries in Tibet and the Himalayan regions.

Spoons were typcially used for taking medicinal remedies and silver was considered to have special antiseptic properties. The silver itself may have been heirloomed within a family for many centuries before it was eventually used in the making of a spoon or other utensils. It means a spoon may once have started life as several pieces of silver jewellery.

126 mm x 32 mm
Material: Tibetan Silver
Age: 19th C
26 grams
Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Antique Tibetan Silver Spoon
Antique Tibetan Silver Medicine Spoon - 19th C
Our Price: £150.00

A lovely well proportioned hand beaten Tibetan silver spoon. The bowl is engraved and the apex of the handle diplays a flaming jewel design. In the centre of the spoon handle is a raised turquoise cabachon. Spoons such as this have been valued for centuries in Tibet and the Himalayan regions.

Spoons were typcially used for taking medicinal remedies and silver was considered to have special antiseptic properties. The silver itself may have been heirloomed within a family for many centuries before it was eventually used in the making of a spoon or other utensils. It means a spoon may once have started life as several pieces of silver jewellery.

122 mm x 38 mm
Material: Tibetan Silver
Age: 19th C
21 grams
Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Antique Tibetan Brass Medicine Spoon - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Brass Medicine Spoon - 19th C
Our Price: £150.00

A lovely looking antique medicine spoon inlaid with turquoise and displaying a fine usage patina. It has an old repair on the suspension hole at the reverse, allowing it to be worn on the body. This was clearly a treasured possession.

100 mm x 25 mm
Material: Brass
Age: 19th C or earlier
24 grams
Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Antique Silver Kirtimukha (Face of Majesty) Clasp
Antique Silver Kirtimukha (Face of Majesty) Clasp
Our Price: £150.00

A superb looking antique silver clasp displaying the mythical Kirtumukha surrounded by jewels. This piece has some silver content but is undoubtedly mixed with other metals to give more strength to the piece.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
44 grams
Age: 19th C
Material: Silver, Copper
81 mm x 53 mm

Antique Tibetan Silver Gau Front - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Silver Gau - 19th C
Our Price: £150.00

A great looking antique Tibetan silver gau inlaid with turquoise and having a copper back. The gau is sealed shut and may still have some of its blessed contents present, however, we have not opened it to see. A lovely old piece with a nice patina.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Weight: 15 grams
31 mm x 34 mm
Age: Late 19th/Early 20th C
Material: Tibetan Silver, Copper and turquoise.
Antique Vajra Ring
Antique Tibetan Vajra Ring
Our Price: £150.00

A great looking antique vajra or dorje ring that is also prized as a form of Thokcha. Worn smooth from centuries of being worn.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
length of vajra = 18 mm
Age: Many hundreds of years old
Material: Bronze/copper alloy
USA size 10 or 20 mm
Extra Large Gau with Auspicious Symbols
Extra Large Silver Plated Gau with Auspicious Symbols & Tara Tsa Tsa
Our Price: £150.00

An extra large silver plated gau from Nepal that displays auspicious symbols on the front. The back is made from copper and removes to allow for storing sacred items. Inside this gau there appears to be a Tsa Tsa of Tara. There is probably not a great deal of age to this piece but it is still a lovely looking gau.

Origin: Nepal
late 20th Century
height 7 inches
width 6 inches
depth 2.5 inches
Antique Wooden Gau with Buddha Amulet
Antique Wooden Gau with Buddha Shakyamuni Amulet
Our Price: £150.00

A lovely antique decorated wooden gau with viewing window.  Inside is a small Buddha amulet that is probably a later addition. The back also look like a later addition.

Age: late 19th century
Condition: Very Good with some wear.
Material: Wood
Origin: Tibet or Mongolia
height 112 mm
width 70 mm
depth 50 mm
depth 35 mm
Antique Burhany Zurag of Green Tara
Antique Miniature Painting of Green Tara with 21 Emanations
Our Price: £150.00

A very nice miniature Vajarayana painting that would be known in Mongolia as a " burhany zurag". This piece represents the female Buddha Green Tara with her 21 emanations. Small paintings such as this would have been kept on a shrine or worn in a gau as part of a personal protective amulet.

Origin: Mongolia
Condition: Good with some weathering.
Age: Mid 19th Century to Early 20th Century
height = 8 inches
width = 6 inches
Crouching Lion Thogchag
Crouching Lion Thokcha
Our Price: £150.00

A portion of what appears to be a crouching or seated lion thokcha. Worn smooth from centuries of bodily contact. Displays a lovely glowing patina and has two holes for easy suspension. This is a slightly larger piece than the other 'crouching lion'  in our inventory and has a more meteoric look.

bronze alloy
40 mm x 33 mm
Origin: Tibet
Crouching Lion Thogchag
Crouching Lion Thokcha
Our Price: £150.00

A very nice portion of a crouching or seated lion thokcha. Worn smooth from centuries of bodily contact. Displays a lovely glowing patina and has two holes for easy suspension.

bronze/copper alloy
30 mm x 28 mm
Origin: Tibet
Antique Tibetan Gau Inlaid with Glass Garnet
Antique Tibetan Gau Inlaid with Glass Garnet
Our Price: £145.00

A superb antique gau with a glass imitation garnet cabachon and a raised concentric design. The copper back removes to allow for the easy storage of sacred relics.

Age: Early to mid 20th C
Condition: Very Good with minor weathering
Material: Silver Plate & Copper
Origin: Tibet
52 mm x 43 mm x 16 mm
Antique Sino-Tibetan Knife - 19th C
Antique Sino-Tibetan Knife - 19th C
Our Price: £145.00

A great looking antique Tibetan knife with bone handle and decorated silver sheath with shagreen (ray skin) inlay. The handle is also inlaid with copper and iron. It comes complete with the original leather strap so that it can be worn at the waist. The blade itself is still in excellent condition. A nice example!

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: 19th C
length 8.5 inches
Antique Tibetan Belt Ornament - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Belt Ornament - 19th C
Our Price: £140.00

A very nice example of a Tibetan belt ornament from Eastern Tibet. The metal work is a combination of chased silver, brass and copper. The silver is inlaid with sherpa coral.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: 19th C
69 grams
Material: Tibetan Silver, Copper and Brass
96 mm x 64 mm

Old Silver & Copper Gau
Old Silver & Copper Gau
Our Price: £140.00

This is a very nice old traditional Tibetan gau displaying auspicious symbols on the front. There is a small window to enable viewing of a small Rupa or Tsa Tsa.

Origin: Tibet/Himalayan
Age: late 19th/ early 20th century
height 83 mm
width 70
depth 33 mm
Antique Sino-Tibetan Knife - 19th C
Antique Sino-Tibetan Knife - 19th C
Our Price: £130.00

An antique Tibetan knife with bone and horn handle and decorated silver sheath with shagreen (ray skin) inlay. The handle is also inlaid with iron. The sheath is decorated with a dragon and possibly a crow at the apex. The blade displays wear commensurate with age.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: 19th C
length 7 inches
Antique 1000 Armed Chenrezig Tsa Tsa
Antique 1000 Armed Chenrezig Tsa Tsa
Our Price: £130.00

An antique Tsa Tsa depicting the 1000 Armed Chenrezig.

Condition: Very good with minor loss at the edges.
19th century
Mongolia
height 80 mm
width 62 mm
Antique Miniature Painting of the Three Longevity Deities
Antique Miniature Painting of the Three Longevity Deities
Our Price: £125.00

A miniature Vajarayana painting that would be known in Mongolia as a " burhany zurag". This piece represents the three longevity deities: Amitayus, White Tara, and Namgyalma. On the reverse side is written the mantra Om Ah Hung So Ha in Tibetan characters.

Origin: Mongolia
Condition: Good with some weathering and paint loss
Age: Mid 19th Century to Early 20th Century
height = 160 mm
width = 125 mm
Antique Tibetan Belt Ornament - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Belt Ornament - 19th C
Our Price: £120.00

A very nice example of a Tibetan belt ornament from Eastern Tibet. Displays the faces of two snowlions and floral decoration.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: 19th C
22 grams
Material: Tibetan Silver
60 mm x 45mm

Antique Tibetan Arrow Point Thokcha
Antique Tibetan Arrow Point Thokcha
Our Price: £120.00

A great looking antique arrow point. Arrow points such as this are elevated to the level of Thokcha (Wylie: thog lcags) in Tibet and are therefore prized and worn as amulets.They are particularly favoured because they resemble a kila or Phurba.

43 mm x 14 mm
Age: 12th to 15th C
Material: Bronze/Copper Alloy
Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Armour Plate Thokcha
Antique Armour Plate Thokcha
Our Price: £120.00

A great looking Tibetan armour plate. Prized as a form of thokcha in Tibet and the Himalayan regions.

bronze alloy 64 mm x 21mm
Age: 15th Century or earlier
Origin: Collected in Tibet
OLD BRASS PHURBA PENDANT
OLD BRASS PHURBA PENDANT
Our Price: £120.00

A great looking smaller Phurba that appears to have a little bit of age and is of uncommon quality. It could also be worn as an amulet because there are suspension holes at the apex.

Sourced in Nepal.
Age: 20th C
Material: Bronze/Brass
Phurba length approx 86 mm
Width approx 12 mm
Antique Iron Seal Stamp
Antique Tibetan Iron Seal Stamp
Our Price: £120.00

An patinised antique iron seal stamp displaying script at both ends.

43 mm x 11 mm
Material: Iron
Age: 17th to 19th C
Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Old Tibetan Gau with Guru Padmasambhava Tsa Tsa
Old Tibetan Gau with Guru Padmasambhava Tsa Tsa
Our Price: £120.00

A traditional Tibetan gau with viewing window. This large piece would make a lovely container or shrine gau for sacred relics or precious items. The back removes to allow for easy storage of items. Inside is a Tsa Tsa depicting Guru Padmasambhava. The front displays auspicious symbols and it has an old brocade outer cover.

Gau is crafted from copper and white metal.
Age: 20th Century
Origin: Tibet or Nepal
110 mm x 80 mm x 45 mm
Antique Miniature Painting of Vajrapani
Antique Miniature Painting of Vajrapani
Our Price: £120.00

A lovely antique miniature Vajarayana painting that would be known in Mongolia as a " burhany zurag". This piece represents Vajrapani and the Bodhisattva Manjushri is seated above his head. Pieces such as this were typically worn in a gau as a protective amulet or kept inside a small traveling shrine.

Origin: Mongolia
Mineral Pigments on Cloth
Condition: Very good with minor weathering.
Age: 19th Century
103 mm x 83 mm
Antique Miniature Painting of Ganapati
Antique Miniature Painting of Ganapati (Ganesh)
Our Price: £120.00

A very nice miniature Vajarayana painting that would be known in Mongolia as a " burhany zurag".  This piece represents the wealth deity Ganapati or Ganesh. Small paintings such as this would have been kept on a shrine or worn in a gau as part of a personal protective amulet.

Origin: Mongolia
Condition: Good with some weathering and paint loss.
Age: 19th Century
height = 92 mm
width = 70 mm
Antique Miniature Painting of Manjushri
Antique Miniature Painting of Manjushri
Our Price: £120.00

A very nice miniature Vajarayana painting that would be known in Mongolia as a " burhany zurag".  This piece represents the Great Bodhisattva of Wisdom known as Manjushri or Jampalyang. Small paintings such as this would have been kept on a shrine or worn in a gau as part of a personal protective amulet. It also includes Mahakala (Bottom left) and unknown green deity to the right (possibly Amoghasiddhi). The mantra Om Ah Hung So Ha is written in Tibetan characters on the reverse side.

Origin: Mongolia
Condition: Good with some weathering.
Age: Mid 19th Century to Early 20th Century
height = 3.5 inches
width = 3 inches
Shiva Lingam Stone
Narmada Shiva Lingam Stone - 5.8 inches
Our Price: £120.00

A large natural Narmadeshwar stone Shiva Lingam with red iron inclusions and the natural formation of a sun and crescent moon.

5.8 inches
Condition: Excellent
Origin: India, Narmada River

stand is not included.
Antique Ushnishavijaya Tsa Tsa
Antique Ushnishavijaya Tsa Tsa
Our Price: £120.00

Antique hand painted Ushnishavijaya Tsa Tsa.

Condition: Good with some weathering.
19th century
Mongolia
42 mm
Antique Amitayus Tsa Tsa
Antique Amitayus Tsa Tsa
Our Price: £120.00

An antique Tsa Tsa depicting Amitayus, the samboghakaya form of Buddha Amitabha.

19th century
Mongolia
44 mm
Ushnishavijaya Longevity Tsa Tsa
Ushnishavijaya Longevity Tsa Tsa
Our Price: £120.00

An antique Tsa Tsa depicting the deity Ushnishavijaya, who is an emanation of Vairochana Buddha.

19th century
Mongolia
39 mm
Antique Engraved Tibetan Gau
Antique Engraved Tibetan Gau
Our Price: £115.00

A very nice large gau engraved with the character for Om in Indian script. Gaus of this size would usually hold a small Tsa Tsa or Statue. It can be kept on your shrine to house your most precious items.

Condition: Good with some wear commensurate with age.
Origin: Tibet
late 19th/early 20th century
width approx 93.75 mm
height approx 80.54 mm
Antique Tibetan Headress Ornament - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Headress Ornament - 19th C
Our Price: £110.00

A very nice example of a Tibetan headress ornament from Eastern Tibet. The metal work is chased silver and is inlaid with a sherpa coral cabachon.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: 19th C
28 grams
Material: Tibetan Silver
79 mm diameter

Antique Tibetan Belt Ornament - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Belt Ornament - 19th C
Our Price: £110.00

A very nice example of a Tibetan belt ornament from Eastern Tibet. The metal work is a combination of chased silver, brass and copper. The silver is inlaid with sherpa coral and turquoise. Typically worn at the waist.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: 19th C
Material: Tibetan Silver, Copper and Brass
130 mm x 94 mm

Antique Amitayus Tsa Tsa
Antique Amitayus Tsa Tsa
Our Price: £110.00

Antique Tsa Tsa depicting Buddha Amitayus.

Condition: Good with some weathering to the face and edges.
19th century
Mongolia
height 40 mm
width 35 mm
Antique Tibetan Ornamental Case Front - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Belt Ornamental - 19th C
Our Price: £108.00

An interesting example with a lovely shape. It is possible it was either used as part of a headress or belt ornament. It is likely to have once been a container that was adapted to be worn for personal adornment. The holes in the sides are indicative of this. The front is a combination of repoussť and chased silver and the sides are copper. It has been inlaid with two genuine coral cabachons.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: 19th C
63 grams
Material: Tibetan Silver, Copper
94 mm x 56 mm

Matched Pair of Iron Bell & Dorje Rings
Iron Bell & Dorje Ring Set - Hand Carved
Our Price: £108.00

A rare iron Bell & Dorje Ring Set. Unique to Garuda Trading.

These rings were made for us by one of our ritual Phurba makers in the Tibetan settlement of Deradhun, India. Many man hours are involved in the making of each set because iron is incredibly difficult to carve. They are crafted entirely from iron, a metal that has long been prized in Tibet for its special qualities. They are quite large, so it would be wise to check your ring size before you make your purchase.

Material: Iron
Ring size 19.25 mm
US size 9

actual length of Bell & Dorje approx 25 mm

Only available as a set.

Tip: If rust appears on any of your ritual objects made from iron then gently apply olive oil with a toothbrush (used only for this purpose) and dry with a soft dry cloth.
Narmada Shiva Lingam Stone - 5.7 inches
Narmada Shiva Lingam Stone - 5.7 inches
Our Price: £108.00

A large natural Narmadeshwar stone Shiva Lingam with red iron inclusions and a large natural eye formation.

5.7 inches
Condition: Excellent
Origin: India, Narmada River

stand is not included.
Old Vajrabhairava Tsa Tsa
Old Vajrabhairava Tsa Tsa
Our Price: £108.00

A wonderful Vajrabhairava Tsa Tsa. Vajrabhairava or Yamantaka is an important Gelugpa Yidam of the highest yoga tantra.

19th /early 20th Century
Mongolia
width 63.15 mm
height 73.78 mm
Antique Tibetan Thokcha Bell
Antique Tibetan Thokcha Bell
Our Price: £100.00

A great looking bell that has been worn smooth from countless years of daily wear. Bells such as this are elevated to the level of Thokcha (Wylie: thog lcags) in Tibet and are therefore prized and worn as amulets. It has three small holes at the apex and is still very suitable to be worn.

39 mm x 28 mm
Material: Bronze/Copper Alloy
Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Antique Miniature Painting of Guru Rinpoche
Antique Miniature Painting of Guru Rinpoche
Our Price: £100.00

A miniature Vajarayana painting that would be known in Mongolia as a " burhany zurag". This piece represents Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava. Pieces such as this were typically worn in a gau as a protective amulet or kept inside a small traveling shrine.

Origin: Mongolia
Mineral Pigments on Cloth
Condition: Very Good with minor weathering.
Age: Mid 19th Century to Early 20th Century
88 mm x 69 mm
Mandala Thokcha - Four Pointed Star
Mandala Thokcha - Four Pointed Star
Our Price: £95.00

A wonderful mandala thokcha in the form of a four pointed star. A small portion of the outer border is missing. Prized in Tibet and the Himalayan regions.

bronze/copper alloy 67 mm x 63 mm
Age: 15th Century or earlier
Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Antique Tibetan Flint Case - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Flint Case - 19th C
Our Price: £95.00

A very nice looking antique traveling leather flint case. With brass ornamental metalwork depicting dragons.

copper alloy
Age: 19th Century
90 mm x 65 mm
Origin: Tibet
Antique Buddha Akshobya Tsa Tsa
Antique Buddha Akshobya Tsa Tsa
Our Price: £95.00

Antique Buddha Akshobya or Mitrugpa Tsa Tsa.

Condition: Good with some weathering.
19th century
Mongolia
43 mm
Antique Yamantaka Tsa Tsa
Antique Yamantaka Tsa Tsa
Our Price: £95.00

Antique Yamantaka Tsa Tsa.

Condition: Good with some weathering to the face.
19th century
Mongolia
height 74 mm
width 62 mm
Antique 1000 Armed Chenrezig Tsa Tsa
Antique 1000 Armed Chenrezig Tsa Tsa
Our Price: £95.00

Antique hand painted Tsa Tsa depicting the 1000 Armed Chenrezig.

19th century
Mongolia
height 95 mm
width 65 mm
Antique Tibetan Gau
Antique Tibetan Gau
Our Price: £95.00

A very nice antique gau with wear commensurate with age and use. The brass front has a wonderful warm patina and displays various auspicious symbols. The back is made from copper.

Good with an old repair to one side
Age: 19th Century
height approx 8.5 cm
width approx 7.5 cm
Saligram Stone
Himalayan Saligram Stone (Two Parts)
Our Price: £90.00

A large and beautiful Saligram stone. The top comes away to reveal two fine looking fossils.This type of Himalayan ammonite is only found in the sacred Kali Gandaki river in Nepal. Here they are worshipped as a manifestation of the Hindu God, Vishnu.

length 4.25 inches (110 mm)
width = 95 mm
Origin: Nepal
Three Small Antique Tibetan Bells
Three Small Antique Tibetan Bells
Our Price: £90.00

A small group of antique decorated brass bells from Tibet. Displaying a lovely usage patina and old repairs at the apex. They sound lovely! Strung on braided cord and two of the bells have sherpa coral clangers. Bells such as this would be strung on everything from Yaks to Chod drum tails.

24 mm x 19 mm
Material: Brass
Age: 19th C
Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Saligram Stone
Saligram Stone
Our Price: £90.00

A large and very interesting Saligram stone with a cave-like cavity. The way the top and the bottom of the ammonite meet inside the cave also adds great appeal and is considered to be a naturally occuring Lingam. This type of Himalayan ammonite is only found in the sacred Kali Gandaki river in Nepal. Here they are worshipped as a manifestation of the Hindu God, Vishnu.

100 mm x 85 mm x 70 mm (depth)
Origin: Nepal