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This gallery displays a unique collection of ethnographic jewellery and artefacts from a bygone era. They were gathered over a period of 40 individual trips exploring Tibet in the 1980s. The collection primarily focuses on antique objects used for personal adornment and they are typically hand crafted from Tibetan silver and other metals. They are often beautifully inlaid with coral and turquoise, a material that has long been prized by Tibetans. Objects such as these have almost vanished from Tibet and the Himalayas in recent years, so it is a privilege to be able to offer these treasures to other collectors who will continue to enjoy and appreciate them.

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Antique Tibetan Silver Belt Plaque Ornament - 19th C
Rare Antique Tibetan Silver Belt Plaque - 19th C
Our Price: £1,250.00

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 Bullet Pouch - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Bullet Pouch - 19th C
Our Price: £795.00

A rare quality antique Tibetan leather bullet pouch. Ornamented with a silver plaque that is inlaid with turquoise and coral. Above this there is a small silver eternal knot. Next to this there appears to be a thokcha fragment or a metal pendant that the original owner probably 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


Rare Antique Silver Bead with floral design - 19th C
Rare Antique Silver Bead with floral design - 19th C
Our Price: £750.00

This huge antique Tibetan silver bead is absolutely gorgeous and of rare appearance. Displaying an ornamental foliage design and 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 35.5grams
Material: Tibetan Silver with copper core
47 mm x 38 mm (hole measures 22 mm diameter)

Antique Tibetan Wooden Cup lined with silver - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Wooden Cup with silver rim - 19th C
Our Price: £650.00

A superb 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 rim and the base is also ornamented 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 Ornamented Tibetan Leather Purse - 19th C
Our Price: £600.00

A great looking antique Tibetan leather purse that would have been worn by both men and women. Ornamented on the front and reverse with silver metalwork and studs. It also displays two silver fish, which represent fearlessness 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 belt. A great piece with a lovely usage patina.

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 Ornamented Tibetan Leather Purse - 19th C
Antique Ornamented Tibetan Leather Purse - 19th C
Our Price: £600.00

A nice example of an antique Tibetan leather 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 belt. Worn by both men and women. A great piece with a lovely usage patina.

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


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)


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 cabachon. This is particualrly nice example and one of the finest silver rings in the collection. The large coral cabachon is blemish free and of very desirable colour.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Weight: 29.3 grams
Ring size approx 17 mm
size of top measures 33 mm x 21 mm
coral measures 17 mm x 13 mm
Material: Tibetan Silver with large coral cabachon.
Age: 19th/Early 20th C
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 Tibetan Snuff Horn - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Snuff Horn - 19th C
Our Price: £450.00

A fine antique 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 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
Antique Leather Bag with cowrie shells - Early to mid 20th C
Antique Leather Bag with cowrie shells - Early to mid 20th C
Our Price: £450.00

A delightful antique leather 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 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
Antique Tibetan Silver Hair Ornament or Pendant - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Silver Hair Ornament or Pendant - 19th C
Our Price: £450.00

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
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.
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