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Above: Tibetan ladies wearing large silver and turquoise earrings and necklaces
of coral and dZi. The large silver focal pendant is an amulet or container
called
a 'gau'. This would normally house blessed relics, mantras
and other sacred items. Photos c.1930

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Antique Tibetan Drala Thangka - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Drala Thangka - 19th C
Our Price: £1,500.00
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A 19th C thangka painting of a Tibetan Drala. Dralas are often viewed as being non-human and related to a class of Gods. In Tibet they are believed to be part of the retinue of King Gesar. According to Chogyam Trungpa the Drala represent 'Wisdom beyond Aggression'.

This painting is believed to show a Drala associated with a particular region or sacred mountain in Tibet. In this thangka he can be seen in warrior appearance riding a white horse. Dralas are typically seen as Dharma protectors that were oathbound by Padmasambhava in the 8th century. At the bottom left is displayed Rahula, an important protector deity of the Nyingma tradition. There are also other classes of beings present such as Nagas in the bottom centre and bottom right. Dralas can also be seen in the sky and at the apex is an unknown lineage guru

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: 19th C
Condition: Mostly good with weathering commensurate with age.
Measurement with brocade = 18 inches x 31 inches
Measurement of actual canvas = 13 inches x 18.5 inches
Antique Tibetan Silver Belt Plaque Ornament - 19th C
Rare Antique Tibetan Silver Belt Plaque with Snow Lion Design - 19th C
Our Price: £795.00

A stunning example of a Tibetan silver decorative belt plaque from U-Tsang, Tibet. They are particularly popular with the women from Shigatse, the second largest city in this region. Belt plaques were traditionally mounted on leather and a small purse made from leather may have been attached to the suspension hoop on the bottom. This piece is decorated with a dragon at each end and the central zone displays a double snow lion motif. They both flank a bejeweled wishfulfilling tree. It would be hard to find a nicer example.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: 19th/Early 20th C
Material: Tibetan Silver
104 grams
215 mm x 90 mm
Antique Tibetan Takyab for Yaks/Pack Animals
Antique Tibetan Takyab for Yaks/Pack Animals - Early 20th C
Our Price: £750.00

A lovely looking deep red Tibetan Takyab or pack animal rug. This well sized piece was probably used on the lead animal of a Yak train. The wide shape with horns is also very Yak-like and more suited to a Yak than a horse or mule. It is decorated with Yungdrung symbols (Swastikas) and an eternal knot motif. These rugs were also believed to bless the animal at the lead of the train, so that all journeys were accomplished without obstacles. If you turn this piece upside down the letters O and K can be read. The overall condition of the rug is very good with minor weathering commensurate with age. The backside is covered with fabric that is frayed and worn through in places.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
17 inches x 14 inches
Age: Early 20th C
Rare Antique Silver Bead with foliage design - 19th C
Rare Antique Silver Bead with foliage design - 19th C
Our Price: £750.00

This huge antique Tibetan silver bead is stunning and of a quality rarely seen. It displays a harmonious design of winding plant stems amidst foliage and has a lovely patina from many years of being worn. It has a copper core to strengthen the bead. It is very tactile and would make a stunning focal bead on a necklace.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Condition: Very good with minor weathering commensurate with age.
Age: 19th C
approx 35.5 grams
Material: Tibetan Silver with copper core
47 mm x 38 mm (hole measures 22 mm diameter)

Antique Tibetan belt ornamented with silver snow lion plaques
Antique Tibetan belt ornamented with silver snow lion plaques
Our Price: £695.00

A beautiful antique belt from central Tibet and typically seen in the regions of Gyantse and Samye. The front includes very fine ornamental silver plaques mounted with brass snow lions.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Material: Tibetan Silver, Brass, Leather, Brocade
total length including straps 42 inches x 3 inches
Size: each ornamental plaque measures 86 mm x 66 mm
Age: 19th/Early 20th C


Old Tibetan Leather Waist Bag with brass and silver studs
Old Tibetan Leather Waist Bag with brass and silver studs
Our Price: £650.00

A wonderful Tibetan leather waist bag. Ornamented with brass and silver sun and moon studs and mounted with natural red coral.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Condition: Mostly very good with weathering commensurate with age.
Leather Age: Mid 20th C (coral silver flower stud and brass moon probably 19th C)
Material: leather with brass and silver studs.
actual bag measures approx 12 inches x 3.25 inches

Antique Tibetan Bullet Pouch - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Bullet Pouch - 19th C
Our Price: £650.00

A rare antique ornamented Tibetan leather bullet pouch. The front has a heavy silver plaque that is inlaid with turquoise and coral and has additional silver buttons with the longevity motif. Above this there is a small silver eternal knot, one of the Eight Auspicious symbols of Buddhism. Next to this there appears to be an abstract thokcha fragment that was believed to have amuletic power. Bullets would have been inserted through the holes at the bottom of the pouch, with the tips sticking out. A fine piece that was clearly cherished.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Material: Leather, Tibetan Silver, Brass, Copper, Turquoise & Coral
Size: width = 3 inches height = 2.7 inches depth = 19 mm
Age: 19th Century


Antique Tibetan Leather Tinder/Flint Pouch (Chuckmuck, Tibetan: Mechag) - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Leather Tinder/Flint Pouch (Chuckmuck, Tibetan: Mechag) - 19th C
Our Price: £595.00

A delightful antique Tibetan leather Chuckmuck purse with flint striker. Ornamented on the front and reverse with silver metalwork and silver and brass stud mounts. The top has a suspension hoop to allow it to be hung from a strap and this is inset with coral and ornamented with silver. A great piece with a lovely usage patina.

Purses such as this also tell a story. Silver studs, plaques and buttons were often removed from purses to be sold or bartered with. On the reverse of this case some studs have been removed long ago, probably to strike a deal or to free up some much needed revenue.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Material: Leather, Tibetan Silver & Coral
Size: width = 5.1 inches height = 3.9 inches depth = 1.1 inches
Age: 19th Century


Antique Ornamented Tibetan Leather Purse - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Leather Purse (Chuckmuck, Tibetan: Mechag) - 19th C
Our Price: £595.00

A great looking antique Tibetan leather Chuckmuck purse that would have been worn by both men and women. Ornamented on the front and reverse with silver metalwork and silver stud mounts. It also displays two silver fish, which represent fearlessness in Buddhism and are one of the eight auspicious symbols or Ashtamangala. The front is inlaid with natural red coral. The top has a suspension hoop to allow it to be hung from a strap. The strap on this piece also displays silver stud mounts. A great piece with a lovely usage patina.

Purses such as this also tell a story. Silver studs, plaques and buttons were often removed from purses to be sold or bartered with. On the reverse of this case some studs have been removed long ago, probably to strike a deal or to free up some much needed revenue.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Material: Leather, Tibetan Silver & Coral
Size: width = 4.7 inches height = 2.8 inches depth = 1.2 inches
Age: 19th Century


Antique Tibetan belt with silver and red coral - 19th C
Antique Tibetan belt with silver and red coral - 19th C
Our Price: £595.00

A rare antique Tibetan silver and brass belt. Inlaid with 19 genuine natural red coral bead cabachons. Hand crafted from a combination of silver, iron and brass. 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 ornamented 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)


A Collection of Antique Tibetan Silver Spoons - 19th C
A Collection of Antique Tibetan Silver Spoons - 19th C
Our Price: £590.00

A collection of hand beaten Tibetan silver spoons with double bowls and well matched in size. All three are ornamented on the handles and one is engraved with a floral motif and has a suspension hoop on the reverse. Two are inlaid with turquoise. These are wonderful examples that are now very hard to find. Displaying a patina commensurate with age.

Spoons were prized tools used for eating and also for taking medicinal remedies as 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.

smallest 114 mm x 37.5 mm
largest 116 mm x 38 mm
Material: Tibetan Silver
Age: 19th C
total weight 67.8 grams
Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Antique Mandala Thokcha
Antique Mandala Thokcha
Our Price: £580.00

A lovely looking mandala thokcha. Prized in Tibet and the Himalayan regions. Genuine pieces are almost impossible to find now.

bronze thokcha 63 mm x 50 mm
Age: 15th Century or earlier
Origin: Tibet
Antique Tibetan Silver Ring with large Coral - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Silver Ring with large Coral - 19th C
Our Price: £550.00

An impressive antique Tibetan silver ring with a large red coral bead cabochon. A great looking piece with the double bat design (symbol of good fortunte) worn smooth from countless years of being worn and handled. The large coral is also a very desirable colour. Stamped on the inside with the makers seal.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: 19th/Early 20th C
Weight: 15.8 grams
Ring size approx 19 mm or size 9 (will open slightly larger if needed).
size of top measures 25 mm x 19.5 mm
coral measures 15 mm
Material: Tibetan Silver with large coral cabochon.

Antique Painting of the Nine Drala Brothers
Antique Painting of the Nine Drala Brothers - 19th C
Our Price: £550.00

An impressive larger than normal " burhany zurag" of the Nine Drala brothers. The central figure is Dralha Tatug Karpo. Vajrapani can be seen at the apex. Paintings such as this would have been kept on a shrine or inside a large portable gau.

Age: 19th C
Origin: Mongolia
height = 9 inches width = 6.5 inches
Material: Mineral pigments on cloth.
Condition: Mostly good with some weathering commensurate with age.
Antique Toli or Shaman's Mirror
Antique Toli or Shaman's Mirror
Our Price: £550.00

Antique bronze alloy Toli or Shaman's ritual mirror. With suspension hoop and raised makers mark on the reverse.

Origin: China/Mongolia but found in Nepal
diameter approx 3.3 inches (86 mm)
Large Armour Plate Thokcha
Large Armour Plate Thokcha
Our Price: £550.00

A fine example of an armour plate thokcha displaying twelve raised beads. One of the largest pieces of its type that we have seen.

bronze/copper alloy 84 mm x 69 mm
Age: 15th Century or earlier
Origin: Tibet
Antique Tibetan Silver Ring with large Coral - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Silver Ring with large Coral - 19th C
Our Price: £550.00

A lovely antique Tibetan silver ring with a large red coral cabochon. This is particularly nice example and one of the finest silver rings in the collection. The large coral is blemish free and is a very desirable colour.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Weight: 29.3 grams
Ring size approx 18 mm or US size 8
size of top measures 33 mm x 21 mm
coral measures 17 mm x 13 mm
Material: Tibetan Silver with large coral cabochon.
Age: 19th/Early 20th C

Please measure your ring size before purchasing.
Antique Ornamented East Tibetan Flint or Tinder Pouch - 19th C
Antique East Tibetan Flint or Tinder Pouch (Chuckmuck or Mechag) - 19th C
Our Price: £550.00

A great looking antique leather tinder pouch or Chuckmuck (Tibetan: Mechag). Tinder and pieces of flint or quartz are traditionally held inside the pouch and a steel striker is attached to the bottom. Being worn on a belt or strap meant that it was always at hand and a fire could be started quickly. It was therefore an essential tool for a travelling nomad. This piece is mounted on the front and reverse with a heavy silver plaque and is inlaid with red coral. The top has a suspension hoop to allow it to be hung from a strap. A great piece with a lovely usage patina.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Type: A Chuckmuck strap mount (Tibetan: Mechag)
Material: Leather, Tibetan Silver plaque on the front, steel, bronze and coral
Size: width = 4.75 inches height = 2.5 inches depth = 20 mm
Age: 19th Century


Antique Tibetan Wooden Cup lined with silver - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Wooden Cup lined with silver - 19th C
Our Price: £550.00

A very nice example of an antique Tibetan wooden tea cup. This piece displays a lovely usage patina and would have been a cherished item in daily use. Lined with silver and the base is also framed with silver.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: 19th C
Material: Wood and Silver
diameter approx 4 inches
height approx 2 inches

Antique Ornamented Tibetan Leather Purse - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Leather Purse (Chuckmuck, Tibetan: Mechag) - 19th C
Our Price: £550.00

A nice example of an antique Tibetan leather Chuckmuk purse. Ornamented on the front and reverse with silver and brass metalwork, both displaying floral, bat and bird motifs. There are also additional silver buttons with the Gakyil or 'wheel of joy' design. The front is inlaid with coral. The top and bottom is strengthened with brass and suspension hoops to allow it to be hung from a strap. A great piece with a lovely usage patina.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Type: Animal Style Tibetan Mechag Purse
Material: Leather, Tibetan Silver, Brass, Copper, Turquoise & Coral
Size: width = 4.5 inches height = 2.5 inches depth = 1.4 inches
Age: 19th Century


A Collection of Antique Tibetan Silver Spoons - 19th C
A Collection of Antique Tibetan Silver Spoons - 19th C
Our Price: £540.00

A collection of hand beaten Tibetan silver spoons with suspension hoops. One is nicely engraved with a lotus motif in the bowl with the stem of the lotus moves up the handle. The largest spoon has an engraved line and dot decoration on the handle. These are wonderful examples that are now very hard to find. Displaying a patina commensurate with age.

Spoons were prized tools used for eating and also for taking medicinal remedies as 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.

smallest 3.9 inches
largest 6.5 inches
Material: Tibetan Silver
Age: 19th C
total weight 69.7grams
Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Tibetan Saligram Stone (Two Parts)
Tibetan Saligram Stone (Two Parts)
Our Price: £500.00

A large and beautiful Saligram stone from Tibet. This is a two part saligram and one side forms a rare natural bowl. This Saligram actually came from Tibet and is therefore much rarer than the Nepalese specimens.

length 7inches (180 mm)
width 4.5 inches
Origin: Tibet
Antique Tibetan belt ornamented with silver studs and plaque
Antique Tibetan belt ornamented with silver studs and plaque
Our Price: £450.00

A beautiful antique leather belt from central Tibet and typically seen in the regions of Gyantse and Samye. The front includes a delightful ornamental silver plaque that is mounted with coral. The leather is is studded with silver dome shaped buttons.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Material: Tibetan Silver, leather and with iron fastener.
total length including straps 47 inches x 30 mm
Size: silver ornamental plaque measures 80 mm x 34 mm
8 x Silver Gankyil studs 24 mm
13 x Plain silver studs 18 mm
Age: 19th/Early 20th C


Stunning Antique Tibetan Silver Ring with large Coral - 19th C
Stunning Antique Tibetan Silver Ring with large Coral - 19th C
Our Price: £450.00

A beautiful antique Tibetan silver ring with a large natural red coral cabachon. The coral bead is a great size and has a very desirable colour. The ring displays a superb patina from being worn and handled.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Material: Tibetan Silver with large coral cabachon.
Weight: 14.9 grams
Ring size approx 22 mm ~ US size 12
Top of the ring measures 19.5 mm diameter
coral measures 15 mm
Age: 19th C
Antique Plaque Thokcha
Antique Plaque Thokcha
Our Price: £450.00

A large antique plaque or armour thokcha with two lines of triangular or zig zag motifs. Polished smooth from centuries of handling and being worn as an amulet

condition: Mostly very good with weathering commensurate with age.
bronze alloy 69 mm x 53 mm
Origin: Tibet
Age: 12th to 15th C
Antique East Tibetan Flint or Tinder Pouch (Chuckmuck or Mechag) - 19th C
Antique East Tibetan Flint or Tinder Pouch (Chuckmuck or Mechag) - 19th C
Our Price: £450.00

A great looking antique leather tinder pouch or Chuckmuck (Tibetan: Mechag). Tinder and pieces of flint or quartz are traditionally held inside the pouch and a steel striker is attached to the bottom. Being worn on a belt or strap meant that it was always at hand and a fire could be started quickly. It was therefore an essential tool for a travelling nomad. This piece is mounted on the front and reverse with a silver plaque and displays a double fish motif. It is also inset with a natural blue turquoise cabachon. The top has a suspension hoop to allow it to be hung from a strap. A great piece with a lovely usage patina.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Type: A Chuckmuck strap mount (Tibetan: Mechag)
Material: Leather, Tibetan Silver plaque on the front, steel, brass and turquoise
Size: width = 4.5 inches height = 3.1 inches depth = 18 mm
Age: 19th Century


Antique Tibetan Snuff Horn - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Snuff Horn - 19th C
Our Price: £450.00

A fine antique Tibetan snuff horn that has been ornamented with silver and inlaid with turquoise cabachons. Powder horns, used to hold gun powder for muskets, may have been the original inspiration for this design. Clearly a cherished piece with a lovely patina.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: 19th C
Material: Horn, Silver & Turquoise
length approx 4.25 inches
Pair of Antique Tibetan Silver Ashtamangala Pendants
Pair of Antique Tibetan Silver Ashtamangala Pendants
Our Price: £450.00

A marvelous pair of antique Tibetan silver Ashtamangala (Auspicious Symbol) pendants. One piece still retains the original coral cabachon and both have a wonderful patina from being worn. Both display eternal knots, lotus flowers and the golden fish motifs.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: 19th/Early 20th C
approx 95 grams
Material: Tibetan Silver with coral
68 mm x 54 mm and 73 mm x 58 mm
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 antique gaus from Tibet. They are strung on a wide braided cotton cord to allow them to be worn comfortably across the body. They were aquired 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
Antique Tibetan Takyab for Pack Animals - Early 20th C
Antique Tibetan Takyab for Pack Animals - Early 20th C
Our Price: £425.00

Another great deep orangey red Tibetan Takyab or pack animal rug. This piece was probably used on the lead animal of mule train. It is decorated with a Padma symbol or Lotus motif. A Buddhist Auspicious Symbol of perfect purity of body, speech and mind. These rugs were also believed to bless the animal at the lead of the train, so that all journeys were accomplished without obstacles. The overall condition of the rug is very good with minor weathering commensurate with age.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
9 inches x 7.25 inches
Age: Early 20th C
Dome Shaped Button Thokcha - 37 mm
Dome Shaped Button Thokcha - 37 mm
Our Price: £410.00

A line decorated thokcha with a suspension hoop on the reverse. Pieces such as this are often worn around the neck as an amulet, attached to malas or even sewn onto Chöd drum or damaru tails. Displays a lovely patina from centuries of being worn and handled.

bronze/copper alloy 21 mm
Age: 12th Century or earlier
Origin: Tibet
Antique Tibetan Silver Saddle Ring with Lotus Flower Motifs & Coral Inlay
Antique Tibetan Silver Saddle Ring with Lotus Flower Design & Coral Inlay
Our Price: £400.00

This is one of the nicest Tibetan silver rings in the collection. It is inlaid with a beautiful deep red coral bead cabachon and is chased with lotus flower motifs on the top and sides. The lotus flower is one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols in Buddhism and represents the primordial purity of body, speech and mind. Rings of this style were typically worn by both men and women.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Weight: 15.5 grams
Ring size approx 19 mm or US size 9
(the ring will expand more if needed and will go up at least one other size)
size of top measures 28 mm x 20 mm
Material: Tibetan Silver with coral cabachon.
Age: Early 20th C
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 Toli or Shaman's Mirror
Antique Toli or Shaman's Mirror
Our Price: £395.00

A beautiful antique (possibly ancient) bronze alloy Toli or Shaman's ritual mirror. With raised characters and suspension hoop on the reverse.

Origin: China/Mongolia
diameter approx 8 cm (80 mm)
Antique East Tibetan Ornamented Eating Set - 19th C
Antique East Tibetan Eating Utensil Set or Trousse - 19th C
Our Price: £395.00

A great looking antique Tibetan eating set from Amdo in North East Tibet. Traditionally worn on a belt, eating utensils were easily carried and always at hand. This set contains a sheathed knife with bone handle for cutting meat and a pair of small bone chopsticks. The wood sheath is ornamented with silver and strengthened with silver rings. The blade is also engraved with a dragon motif. Comparable sets were also popular with the equestrian cultures of North China and Mongolia.

These sets were also prized as objects for personal adornment and were therefore viewed as functional items of jewellery. This meant that the most ornate sets were often an indication of wealth and status within the community.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: 19th C
length inlcuding sheath 8.5 inches
Knife with bone handle measures approx 7.5 inches
Blade measures 4.25 inches
Antique Leather Bag with cowrie shells - Early to mid 20th C
Antique Leather Tsampa Bag with cowrie shells - Early to mid 20th C
Our Price: £395.00

A delightful antique leather Tsampa bag beautifully ornamented with cowrie shells and with a line of jingly brass bells at the botton.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: Early to mid 20th C
Material: leather and cowrie shells
actual bag measures approx 8 inches x 7 inches
length of handle approx 20 inches
Pair of Antique Tibetan Silver Earring with Turquoise Inlay
Pair of Antique Tibetan Silver Earrings with Turquoise Inlay
Our Price: £390.00

A great looking matched pair of antique Tibetan silver earrings. Inlaid with numerous pieces of turquoise and displaying a patina commensurate with age. This particular design is worn by women from Kham in East Tibet.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Condition: Mostly very good, however, there is a small turquoise cabachon missing from one earring.
Combined Weight: 23.4 grams
Origin: East Tibet
Age: 19th C
Material: Tibetan Silver & Turquoise
42 mm x 19 mm

Dome Shaped Button Thokcha - 21 mm
Dome Shaped Button Thokcha - 21 mm
Our Price: £380.00

A lovely dome shaped thokcha with suspension hoop on the reverse. Pieces such as this are often worn around the neck as an amulet, attached to malas or even sewn onto Chöd drum or damaru tails. A wonderful old piece with a Melong or mirror like quality.

bronze/copper alloy 21 mm
Age: 15th Century or earlier
Origin: Tibet
Antique Tibetan Silver Saddle Ring Hair Ornament
Antique Tibetan Silver Saddle Ring Hair Ornament
Our Price: £380.00

A gorgeous antique East Tibetan silver saddle ring, inlaid with genuine red coral and turquoise cabachons. This is a super large ring and would have been used as a hair ornament for a man or woman. The ring has a great patina from years of being worn. The overall condition of this piece is excellent, however, one of the turquoise cabachons has long since been lost.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Weight: 58 grams
central coral cabachon 17 mm
Ring size approx 30 mm
length of saddle ring 68.5 mm, width approx 38 mm
Age: Early 20th C
Material: Tibetan Silver with coral and turquoise cabachons.
Three Antique Tibetan Silver Circlet Pendants - 19th C
Three Antique Tibetan Silver Circlet Pendants - 19th C
Our Price: £375.00

Three very substantital antique Tibetan silver circlet pendants inlaid with sherpa coral. The three circlets possibly represent the Three Jewels (the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha)

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Total weight: 108.6 grams
largest width 80 mm
smallest width 71 mm
Material: Tibetan Silver with sherpa coral inlay.
Age: 19th C
Antique Tibetan Silver Earring with Turquoise & Coral
Antique Tibetan Silver Earring with Turquoise & Coral
Our Price: £360.00

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 turquoise and red bamboo coral. The coral has been added to replace the original missing cabachons.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:P 13.6 grams
Origin: East Tibet
Age: 19th C
Material: Tibetan Silver & Turquoise
40 mm x 42 mm

Large Antique Tibetan Gau with Mani Mantra
Large Antique Tibetan Gau with Mani Mantra & Viewing Window
Our Price: £350.00

An impressive large size gau with viewing window. The front displays the Mani mantra in Tibetan script. The front is probably crafted from copper that has oxidised a lovely silvery dark colour. It also comes with a strap and leather frame that allows the gau to be worn on the body (this is a later addition to the gau).

Age: 19th Century/Early 20th C
Condition: Very Good with minor weathering and lovely patina.
Material: Copper/Bronze Alloy
Origin: Tibet/Nepal
height approx 6 inches
width at widest point 5.5 inches
depth approx 35 mm
Antique Tibetan Smoking Pipe - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Smoking Pipe - 19th C
Our Price: £350.00

A fine looking antique horn smoking pipe. Beautifully ornamented with silver and engraved with auspicious symbols.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: 19th C
Material: Horn, Silver
length approx 7.5 inches
Antique Circular Thokcha
Antique Circular Thokcha - 51 mm
Our Price: £350.00

A superb circular thokcha with three rows of raised beads on the front side. There is also a small hole to allow for suspension.

Prized in Tibet and the Himalayan regions.
bronze thokcha
diameter 51 mm
Age: 12th to 15th Century
Origin: Tibet
Antique Tibetan Takyab for Pack Animals - Early 20th C
Antique Tibetan Takyab for Pack Animals - Early 20th C
Our Price: £350.00

A traditional Tibetan Takyab or pack animal decorative head cover. This Takyab was probably used on the lead animal of Yak train. It has an eye-like design that is crafted from braided wool and is also backed with a separate fabric mount. It is perhaps meant to be an abstract Tiger face. These covers were also believed to bless the animal at the lead of the train, so that all journeys were accomplished without obstacles. The overall condition is mostly very good with minor weathering commensurate with age.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
15 inches x 14 inches
Material: wool
Age: 20th C
Antique Sino-Tibetan Knife - 19th C
Large Antique Sino-Tibetan Knife - 19th C
Our Price: £350.00

A great looking antique Tibetan knife with bone handle and decorated silver sheath with shagreen (ray skin) inlay. The handle is ornamented with a copper and brass stud and is inlaid with iron. The end of the handle is finished with layers of iron, horn and copper. The front of the sheath is decorated with a dragon motif. 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 superb example!

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: 19th C
length 11 inches
Antique Tibetan Silver Ring with Coral Inlay
Antique Tibetan Silver Ring with Coral Inlay
Our Price: £350.00

A unique antique Tibetan silver ring with triple stone design. Inlaid with genuine red coral bead cabachons. The sides are engraved with a floral motif. Gorgeous!

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Weight: 22.5 grams
Ring size approx 18 mm
size of top measures 47 mm x 20 mm
Material: Tibetan Silver with coral cabachons.
Age: Early 20th C
Antique Tibetan Silver Hair Ornament or Pendant - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Silver Hair Ornament or Pendant - 19th C
Our Price: £350.00

A stunning antique Tibetan silver hair ornament or pendant. The overall condition is very good with a lovely patina from being worn and handled. The elongated shape represents a conch shell, an important symbol of the Dharma. Collected in the Salween Valley region, North East of Lhasa. Inlaid with antique turquoise cabachons. Probably the nicest example of its type that we have ever seen!

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Weight: 30 grams
length 72 mm, width 35 mm
Material: Tibetan Silver with turquoise
Age: 19th C
Huge Antique Tibetan Silver Hair Ornament or Pendant - 4 inches
Huge Antique Tibetan Silver Hair Ornament or Pendant - 4 inches
Our Price: £350.00

A very striking antique Tibetan silver hair ornament. The overall condition is very good with a lovely patina from being worn and handled. Collected in the Salween Valley region, North East of Lhasa. The large elongated shape represents a conch shell, an important symbol of the Dharma. Inlaid with a reconstituted turquoise cabachon (a later addition). A wonderful piece that could easily be worn as a focal pendant on a necklace. Probably the largest pendant of its type that we have seen in the marketplace.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Weight: 104.1 grams
height 105 mm, width 69 mm (4 inches x 2.6 inches)
Material: Tibetan Silver with brass reverse
Age: 19th/ Early 20th C
Antique Tibetan Silver Ring - East Tibet
Antique Tibetan Silver Ring - East Tibet
Our Price: £350.00

A unique antique Tibetan silver ring, inlaid with genuine red coral and turquoise cabachons. This is a chunky ring that might have been used as a hair ornament for a man or woman. It is also equally suitable to be worn as a finger ring. It has a great patina from years of being worn and displays a beautiful scrolling floral motif. The overall condition of this piece is excellent.

Origin: Collected in East Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Weight: 17 grams
Ring size approx 19.5 mm
diameter approx 35.5 mm
Material: Tibetan Silver with coral and turquoise cabachons.
Age: Early 20th C
Large Antique Tibetan Gau with Turquoise Inlay - 19th C
Large Antique Tibetan Silver Gau with Turquoise Inlay - 19th C
Our Price: £350.00

A beautiful antique gau with ornamental filigree work and turquoise inlay. This large piece would make a lovely amulet or can be kept as a shrine gau for sacred relics or precious items. The back removes to allow for easy storing of items.

Origin: Tibet
Age: 19th Century
Condition: Very Good with minor weathering (mainly on the reverse side)
Material: Silver with turquoise inlay
88 mm x 88 mm x 16 mm
Armour Plate Thokcha
Armour Plate Thokcha
Our Price: £350.00

A fine example of a Tibetan armour plate with four extending hooks (very hard to find). 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.
Antique Tibetan Silver Earring with Turquoise
Antique Tibetan Silver Earring with Turquoise Inlay
Our Price: £340.00

A great looking antique Tibetan silver Khampa earring inlaid with turquoise.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Weight: 20.1 grams
Origin: East Tibet
Age: 19th C
Material: Tibetan Silver & Turquoise
41 mm x 20 mm

Antique Tibetan Silver Saddle Ring with large Coral - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Silver Saddle Ring with large Coral - 19th C
Our Price: £320.00

A lovely antique Tibetan silver saddle ring with natural red coral mount. The coral bead is a good size and has a very desirable colour. Traditionally worn by men and women in East Tibet.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Material: Tibetan Silver with large coral cabachon.
Weight: 15.7 grams
Ring size approx 18 mm (will open a little larger if necessary).
size of top measures 21 mm x 17 mm
coral measures 13 mm
Age: 19th C
Antique Tibetan Silver Earring with Turquoise
Antique Tibetan Silver Earring with Turquoise
Our Price: £320.00

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 vibrant turquoise. 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: 12.3 grams
Origin: East Tibet
Age: 19th C
Material: Tibetan Silver & Turquoise
52 mm x 44 mm
Turquoise = 17 mm
Antique Tibetan Silver Saddle Ring with Coral & Turquoise Inlay
Antique Tibetan Silver Saddle Ring with Coral & Turquoise Inlay
Our Price: £320.00

A lovely unisex antique Tibetan silver saddle ring. Inlaid with genuine red coral bead cabachons and a vibrant blue turquoise. The ring will expand a little larger if necessary.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Weight: 14.4 grams
Ring size approx 19 mm
size of top measures 24 mm x 24 mm
Material: Tibetan Silver with coral and turquoise cabachons.
Age: Early 20th C
Antique Tibetan Silver Earring with Turquoise and Coral
Antique Tibetan Silver Earring with Turquoise and Coral
Our Price: £310.00

A marvelous antique Tibetan silver and gemstone 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 turquoise and coral. This particular piece is a female earring was worn in the Chamdo region of East Tibet and in central Tibet. A nice example!

Age: 19th C
Origin: Tibet
Condiion: Excellent
Weight: 45.3 grams
Material: Tibetan Silver, Brass Turquoise and Coral
length 5.4 inchesx 2.3 inches at widest point.

Antique Tibetan Silver Hair Ornament or Pendant - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Silver Hair Ornament or Pendant - 19th C
Our Price: £310.00

A stunning antique Tibetan silver hair ornament or pendant. The overall condition is very good with a lovely patina from being worn and handled. The elongated shape represents a conch shell, an important symbol of the Dharma. Collected in the Salween Valley region, North East of Lhasa. Inlaid with antique turquoise cabachons.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Weight: 41.3 grams
length 75 mm, width 41 mm
Material: Tibetan Silver with turquoise
Age: 19th C
Old Indian Snake Chain Bracelet
Old Indian Snake Chain Bracelet
Our Price: £310.00

A great looking old Indian silver snake chain bracelet.

Origin: Collected in India in the 1980s.
118 grams
Age: Mid 20th C
Material: Silver
length including clasp approx 8 inches.
Antique Tibetan Silver Earring with Turquoise
Antique Tibetan Silver Earring with Turquoise
Our Price: £310.00

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 turquoise. 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: 9.3 grams
Origin: East Tibet
Age: 19th C
Material: Tibetan Silver & Turquoise
43 mm x 28 mm
Turquoise = 11 mm x 8 mm
Pair of Antique Tibetan Silver Earring with Turquoise Inlay
Pair of Antique Tibetan Silver Earrings with Turquoise Inlay
Our Price: £310.00

Another great looking matched pair of antique Tibetan silver earrings. Inlaid with numerous pieces of turquoise and displaying a patina commensurate with age. This particular design is worn by women from Kham in East Tibet.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Condition: Mostly very good, however, there is a small
zone and cabachon missing from one earring.
Combined Weight: 39.1 grams
Origin: East Tibet
Age: 19th C
Material: Tibetan Silver & Turquoise
41 mm x 49 mm

Antique Tibetan Silver & Coral Ring or Hair Ornament
Antique Tibetan Silver & Coral Ring or Hair Ornament
Our Price: £310.00

A very striking antique Tibetan silver ring or hair ring ornament, inlaid with coral cabachons. This ring would have been used as a hair ornament for a man or woman but could equally be worn on a large man's finger. It has a great patina from years of being worn. It also has a nicely engraved zig zag motif.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Weight: 12.2 grams
Ring size approx 29 mm (inside ring diameter measurement)
width of top approx 28 mm x 11 mm
Age: Early 20th C
Material: Tibetan Silver with coral cabachons.
Armour Plate Thokcha
Armour Plate Thokcha
Our Price: £310.00

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 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. Also includes a small antique Tsa Tsa of Buddha Amitayus.

Age: 19th Century
Condition: Very Good with minor weathering and lovely usage patina.
Material: Brass,Copper
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 Silver Fronted Gau with Small Statue - 19th C
Our Price: £300.00

A traditional silver with copper back traveling gau with auspicious symbols. It has a window to view a small antique gilded copper statue of an unknown deity (possibly a seated Machik Labdron with an extended arm holding a damaru). 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 is likely to pre-date the gau and was clearly a cherished personal practice support for someone. 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
Large Antique Amitayus Tsa Tsa - 19th C
Large Antique Amitayus Tsa Tsa - 18th/19th C - 3.3 inches
Our Price: £295.00

A lovely antique polychromed clay Tsa Tsa of the Buddha Amitayus.

Condition: Mostly very good with weathering commensurate with age.
Origin: Tibet/Himalayan
Age: 18th/19th C
height 3.3 inches
width 2.6 inches
Large Antique Tibetan Powder Horn - 19th C
Large Antique Tibetan Powder Horn - 19th C
Our Price: £295.00

A fine antique powder horn that has been ornamented with silver at both ends. The lid is crafted from copper and silver and is also ornamented with a lotus flower motif.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: 19th C
Material: Horn, Silver & Copper
length approx 8.5 inches
Antique Tibetan Silver Saddle Ring with Lotus Flower Motifs & Coral Inlay
Antique Tibetan Silver Saddle Ring with Coral Inlay - 19th C
Our Price: £290.00

This is one of our favourite rings in the collection. It is mounted with a beautiful deep red coral bead cabachon. The chased design on the top is mirrored on both sides and is very bird-like. It possibly represents a crow with outstretched wings. Somebody loved this ring so much that they had it skillfully repaired with brass on the finger hoop. This old repair only adds to the overall beauty of this piece. Rings of this style were typically worn by both men and women.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Weight: 6 grams
Ring size approx 18.5 mm or US size 8
size of top measures 21 mm x 17 mm
coral measure 9 mm
Material: Tibetan Silver with coral cabachon.
Age:19th C
Armour Plate Thokcha
Antique Armour Plate Thokcha
Our Price: £290.00

A large antique plaque or armour thokcha with two lines of cross motifs (possibly double vajras) with flowers or Dharmachakra wheels in each centre. Polished smooth from centuries of handling and being worn as an amulet

condition: Mostly very good with weathering commensurate with age.
bronze alloy 70 mm x 53 mm
Origin: Tibet
Age: 12th to 15th C
Antique Toli or Shaman's Mirror
Antique Toli or Shaman's Mirror
Our Price: £280.00

A delightful smaller size antique bronze alloy Toli or Shaman's ritual mirror. With two figures holding sticks and felines on the reverse.

Condition: Mostly very good with patina commensurate with age.
Origin: China/Mongolia
diameter approx 6.5 cm (65 mm)
Antique Tibetan Silver Ring with Coral Inlay
Antique Tibetan Silver Ring with Coral Inlay
Our Price: £280.00

A lovely unisex antique Tibetan silver ring. Inlaid with genuine red coral bead cabachons.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Weight: 21.4 grams
Ring size approx 19 mm
size of top measures 36 mm x 19 mm
Material: Tibetan Silver with coral cabachons.
Age: Late 19th/Early 20th C
Antique Tibetan Silver & Turquoise Ring or Hair Ornament
Antique Tibetan Silver & Turquoise Ring or Hair Ornament
Our Price: £280.00

An stylish antique Tibetan silver ring or hair ornament, inlaid with turquoise cabachons. The central cabachon has been replaced at some point with an attractive imitation turquoise stone. This ring would have been used as a hair ornament for a man or woman but could equally be worn on a finger. It has a great patina from years of being worn.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Weight: 17.9 grams
Ring size approx 21.5 mm
width of top approx 39.5 mm x 13 mm
Age: Early 20th C
Material: Tibetan Silver with coral and turquoise cabachons.
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

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 an antique hand painted miniature thangka of Buddha Shakyamuni.

Origin: Mongolia
width 81.08 mm
height 87.96 mm
Mid to late 19th Century
Antique Tibetan Silver Earring with Sunstone
Antique Tibetan Silver Earring with Sunstone
Our Price: £260.00

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 deep brown sunstone with flecks of gold. 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: 12.2 grams
Origin: East Tibet
Age: 19th C
Material: Tibetan Silver & Turquoise
40 mm x 36.5 mm
Sunstone = 18 mm x 12.5 mm
Old Tibetan Silver Ring with Foliage Design & Coral
Old Tibetan Silver Ring with Raised Foliage Design & Red Coral
Our Price: £255.00

A fine Tibetan silver ring displaying a large natural red coral cabachon and with a raised foliage or leaf border.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Weight: 16.6 grams
Ring size approx 20 mm
size of top measures 35mm x 23 mm
coral measures 14 mm x 11 mm
Material: Tibetan Silver with large coral cabachon.
Age: Mid 20th C
Antique Tibetan Silver Torc
Antique Silver Torc or Torque - Hilltribe Regions
Our Price: £250.00

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

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: 19th C
Weight: 101 grams
Material: Silver
extends to 9 inches diameter
Thickness of torque at widest point = 8 mm

Antique Tibetan Needle Case with Auspicious Symbols - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Needle Case with Auspicious Symbols - 19th C
Our Price: £250.00

A delightful antique Tibetan silver needle case with auspicious symbols. The sides have also been engraved with a dragon decoration. The overall condition of this piece is very good with patina commensurate with age. A sliding copper tray removes to reveal a compartment for storing needles and thread. Ornate needle cases were typically worn on a belt and prized for their practical use but were also highly valued as jewellery and used widely as such.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Material: Tibetan Silver with copper tray
Weight: 68 grams
length 4 inches
width 1.5 inches

Antique Tibetan Silver Hair Ornament or Pendant - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Silver Hair Ornament or Pendant - 19th C
Our Price: £250.00

A very striking antique Tibetan silver hair ornament. The overall condition is very good with a lovely patina from being worn and handled. Collected in the Salween Valley region, North East of Lhasa. The elongated shape represents a conch shell, an important symbol of the Dharma. Inlaid with three beautiful turquoise cabachons. A wonderful piece that could easily be worn as a focal pendant on a necklace.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Weight: 34.2 grams
length 72 mm, width 45 mm
Material: Tibetan Silver with turquoise
Age: 19th C
Antique Tibetan Needle Case with inlay - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Needle Case with inlay - 19th C
Our Price: £250.00

A unique antique Tibetan silver needle case, inlaid with sherpa coral and turquoise cabachons. It has a great patina from years of being worn and handled and displays a beautiful floral motif to the front and reverse. The sides have also been engraved with a floral decoration. The overall condition of this piece is excellent. A sliding tray removes to reveal a compartment for storing needles and thread. Ornate needle cases were typically worn on a belt and prized for their practical use but were also highly valued as jewellery and used widely as such.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Weight: 77 grams
length 94 mm, width 49.5 mm
Material: Tibetan Silver with coral and turquoise cabachons.
Age: 19th C
Authentic Antique Gau Thokcha
Authentic Antique Gau Thokcha
Our Price: £250.00

A bronze alloy thokcha in the form of a gau or protection amulet. With two suspension holes worn smooth from centuries of handling.

Prized in Tibet and the Himalayan regions.
bronze/copper alloy 34 mm x 20 mm
Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s
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 Tibetan Silver Ring with Antique Red Coral - Animal-Style
Antique Tibetan Silver Ring with Antique Red Coral - Animal-Style
Our Price: £230.00

A lovely antique Tibetan silver ring with patina commensurate with age. Inlaid with an antique red coral and displaying the head of a bat on one side. The other side has long since lost the other bat head, however, the overall condition still remains robust. The bat was a popular symbol and represents good fortune and happiness. Living in caves the bat was also seen as a guardian to differnent worlds.The ring will expand a little larger if necessary. Rings of this style are traditionally worn by both men and women.

Antique Tibetan Silver Ring (Animal-Style)
Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Weight: 7 grams
Ring size approx 18 mm
size of top measures 14 mm x 11 mm
Material: Tibetan Silver with red coral
Age: Late 19th/Early 20th C
Antique Tibetan Silver Dhugu Bracelet
Antique Tibetan Silver Dhugu Bracelet
Our Price: £225.00

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.
118 grams
Age: 19th C
Material: Tibetan Silver
actual measurement 76 mm x 67 mm
inside measurement 56 mm (width) 48 mm (height)

Antique Tibetan Silver Earring
Antique Tibetan Silver Earring
Our Price: £220.00

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. 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. There are no stone cabachons on this piece but they could be replaced without much difficulty.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Weight: 16.3 grams
Origin: East Tibet
Age: 19th C
Material: Tibetan Silver
44 mm x 41 mm

Antique Tibetan Silver Earring with Turquoise
Antique Tibetan Silver Earring with Turquoise
Our Price: £220.00

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 turquoise. 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: 9.3 grams
Origin: East Tibet
Age: 19th C
Material: Tibetan Silver & Turquoise
43 mm x 36 mm
Turquoise = 16 mm x 13 mm
Saligram Stone - Self Manifesting Lingam
Saligram Stone - Self Manifesting Lingam
Our Price: £210.00

A beautiful dark Saligram stone that opens to reveal a lingam shaped fossil with a golden sheen. This type of Himalayan ammonite is only found in the sacred Kali Gandaki river in Nepal.

You will receive the two pieces shown that join together to form one stone.
approx 2.7 inches x 2.4 inches
Origin: Nepal
Ganesha Saligram Stone
Ganesha Saligram Stone
Our Price: £210.00

A beautiful dark Saligram stone with a shape that resembles the head and trunk of Ganesha, one of the most important deities of the Hindu pantheon. This type of Himalayan ammonite is only found in the sacred Kali Gandaki river in Nepal.

Age: 140 to 165 million years
75 mm x 83 mm x 28 mm (depth)
Origin: Nepal
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
Antique Tibetan Horse Bridal Ornament - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Horse Bridal Ornament - 19th C
Our Price: £195.00

A great looking bridal ornament crafted from leather, copper, silver and brass. Mounted with turquoise and sherpa coral. With a lovely usage patina commensurate with age.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Material: Tibetan Silver, Copper, Brass, Leather
Size: 6 inches x 4 inches
Age: 19th Century (coral beads are later additions)
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
actual measurement 78 mm x 61mm
inside measurement 64 mm (width) 49 mm (height)

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 makers 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 Sino-Tibetan Knife - 19th C
Antique Sino-Tibetan Utility Knife - 19th C
Our Price: £190.00

A nice looking antique Tibetan knife with bone handle and decorated silver sheath with shagreen (ray skin) inlay. The bone handle is decorated with dots and iron inlay. The end of the handle is finished with layers of iron, horn and copper. The sheath is also strengthened on the reverse by brass which really adds to the overall patina of this piece. The front of the sheath is decorated with a floral motif. It comes complete with the original leather strap so that it can be hung from a belt.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: 19th C
length 195 mm
width 20 mm
Old Silver & Copper Gau with Ushnishvijaya Tsa Tsa
Old Silver & Copper Gau with Ushnishvijaya Tsa Tsa
Our Price: £190.00

This is a very nice old traditional Tibetan gau displaying two dragons, a Kirtimukha and jewel design on the front. There is a small window to enable viewing of a small antique Ushnishvijaya (Female Longevity Buddha) Tsa Tsa. It fits snugly inside a weathered case.

Origin: Tibet/Himalayan
Age: late 19th/ early 20th century
diameter 3.3 inches
depth 1.3 inches
Antique Tibetan Leather Strap with Silver Fibula  - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Leather Strap with Silver Fibula Clasp - 19th C
Our Price: £185.00

A very nice example of a Tibetan leather belt strap with ornate silver fibula clasp. Typically used to attach to a Mechag or Chuckmuck.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: 19th C
Material: Tibetan Silver, Leather
Length approx 7 inches
main clasp measures 1.4 inches x 1 inch