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Antique Bell & Dorje Set - 19th C
Antique Bell & Dorje Set - 19th C
Our Price: £1,080.00

A great looking antique five prong prong Bell and Dorje set with a lovely patina commensurate with age and ritual use.

The bell displays a protective vajra fence in between a double row of pearls. Above this are the traditional eight heads of the Kirtimukha, which in this case also symbolise the eight heads of the Makara, a mythical crocodile-like creature from Indian mythology and protectors of the mandala. It is on their heads that the mandala palace rests. Each is holding a chain of jewels with various auspicious symbols in between them. Above the Kirtimukha is a another row of vajras that symbolise the 16 emptinesses. Above this is an eight petalled lotus seat for the eight bodhisattvas and their consorts The five prong handle is worn smooth from extensive handling and is imbued with countless years of ritual use.

There is a tiny hole in the top of the bell and this is perhaps an original casting flaw. In any event it does not effect the sound which is pleasing, bright and well balanced. The five prong vajra is not the original vajra, however, it is well matched and from the same period. It is also well cast and has a very nice usage patina. A great set imbued with countless years of ritual use.

Origin: Tibet/Himalayan
Age: 19th C or earlier
Quality: Bronze alloy
The bell is approximately 17.5 cms high and has a 9.5 cm diameter
Vajra measures 4.5 inches

The set will come with a new high quality brocade case.
Rare Quality Ritual Conch Shell Trumpet ornamented with repoussé silver and turquoise & coral
Rare Quality Ritual Conch Shell Trumpet ornamented with silver, turquoise & coral
Our Price: £895.00

A rare quality Indian conch or chank shell trumpet that has been ornamented with silver and has coral and turquoise inlay. The silver is engraved with a floral motif. A wonderful ritual instrument or alternatively a fine altar offering to represent the 'melodious sound of the Dharma'.

Material: Indian Conch (Chank) ornamented with silver
inlaid with genuine coral and turquoise cabachons.
Origin: Nepal/Himalayan
Age: 20th C
length 8.25 inches
width 3.5 inches
Large Chank Shell Trumpet
Large Ritual Conch Shell - Finely Engraved
Our Price: £795.00

A rare quality old Indian conch shell (also chank) that is traditionally used to symbolise the offering of music to the enlightened ones and is a potent symbol of the Dharma resounding in all directions. It is beautifully engraved with a Tibetan floral design and parasol, one of the eight auspicious signs to symbolise the Buddha's victory over the Four Maras. Displays a lovely patina and grain and plays with a very vibrant and resonant sound.

Length approx - 7 inches
Sourced in Nepal
age: 20th C
Antique Nyingmapa Bell & Dorje Set - 19th C
Antique Nine Prong Dharmachakra Bell - 18th/19th C
Our Price: £650.00

A beautiful antique nine prong bell or ghanta with a lovely patina from age and ritual use. Where the handle meets the bell there is indication of a very old and skillful repair, which shows how much this bell was cherished. The clapper or ringer is suspended inside the bell from a metal ring.

The bell displays a protective vajra fence in between a double row of pearls. Above this are a row of suspended lotus flowers or chakras. Above the chakras is another row of vajras that symbolise the 16 emptinesses. Above this is an eight petalled lotus seat for the eight bodhisattvas and their consorts The handle has a finger hole symbolising the wisdom of emptiness.

This style of bell is particularly favoured by Nyingmapa practitioners. This is a marvelous traditional ritual instrument that has a bright tone and desirable usage patina. Unfortunately the Vajra that once accompanied the bell is missing.

Origin: Tibet/Himalayan
Age: 18th/19th C
Quality: Bronze alloy
The bell is approximately 17.5 cms high.

The set will come with a new high quality brocade case.
Antique Five Prong Bell & Vajra Set  - 19th C
Antique Sino-Tibetan Five Prong Bell & Vajra Set - 19th C - Kirtimukha/Makara Design
Our Price: £650.00

A lovely looking antique five prong ghanta bell with matching antique five prong vajra.

The bell displays a very detailed design that includes a protective vajra fence and above this are the traditional eight heads of the Kirtimukha. These heads are also considered to symbolise the Makara, a mythical crocodile-like creature from Indian mythology and protectors of the mandala. Each is holding a chain of jewels. Between and above the Kirtimukha is a another row of vajras. Above this is an eight petalled lotus seat for the eight bodhisattvas and their consorts. The handle has a finger hole symbolising the wisdom of emptiness. A great ritual instrument with a gentle and pleasing tone.

Age: 19th C
Quality: Bronze alloy
The bell is approximately 18 cms high.
Vajra measures 4.5 inches

The set comes complete with a new high quality brocade case.
RARE DZOGCHEN BELL & DORJE SET - Master Quality Iron 9 Prong Vajra & Iron Nine Prong Handle - Dark Finish
RARE DZOGCHEN BELL & DORJE SET - Master Quality Iron 9 Prong Vajra & Iron Nine Prong Handle - Dark Finish
Our Price: £550.00

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An extremely rare nine prong bell and dorje set with iron handle and iron vajra -- Each set is made by a Tibetan family who have been making authentic bells and ritual items for more than 50 years. We have waited more than 18 months to have 10 bells made in this quality. As far as we are aware, this is the first time iron handled bell and vajra sets have been offered for sale in or outside of Asia in recent times. Each iron handle and vajra are carved entirely by hand and this requires incredible skill as iron is notoriously difficult to work with. Since there are few who can successfully undertake this kind of workmanship, we are incredibly fortunate to be able to offer them here.

This particular style is favoured by Nyingma practitioners as it has the traditional hole in the handle that represents the wisdom of emptiness. Iron has also been a sought after metal for ritual phurbas and vajras since ancient times and very precious pieces are believed to be made from meteoric iron. Iron has a unique feel and is often seen to have a more wrathful quality than other metals.
RARE DHARMACHAKRA BELL & DORJE SET - Master Quality 5 Prong Iron Vajra & 5 Prong Iron Handle
RARE DHARMACHAKRA BELL & DORJE SET - Master Quality 5 Prong Iron Vajra & 5 Prong Iron Handle
Our Price: £490.00

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An extremely rare five prong bell and dorje set with iron handle and iron vajra -- Each set is made by a Tibetan family who have been making authentic bells and ritual items for more than 50 years. We have waited more than 18 months to have 10 bells made in this quality. As far as we are aware, this is the first time iron handled bell and vajra sets have been offered for sale in or outside of Asia in recent times. Each iron handle and vajra are carved entirely by hand and this requires incredible skill as iron is notoriously difficult to work with. Since there are few who can successfully undertake this kind of workmanship, we are incredibly fortunate to be able to offer them here.

This particular Dharmachakra style is favoured by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Iron has been a sought after metal for ritual phurbas and vajras since ancient times and very precious objects are believed to be made from meteoric iron. Iron has a unique feel and is often seen to have a more wrathful quality than other metals.
Hand Carved Chank Shell
LARGE CARVED INDIAN CONCH or CHANK SHELL - Srid-pa-ho Protection Mandala
Our Price: £395.00

A stunning shell that has been masterfully carved with the Srid-pa-ho Protection Mandala and various auspicious symbols. A perfect offering for your shrine or altar. It also plays beautifully with a very resonant sound.

Length approx 7 inches x 4 inches
Origin: Hand carved in Nepal
Age: 20th C
Antique Ritual Conch Shell Trumpet
Antique Ritual Conch Shell Trumpet
Our Price: £395.00

A small size ritually used antique conch shell. Displays a lovely usage patina from being played and handled.

Length approx - 4.5 inches
Condition: Very good
Sourced in Nepal
age: 19th C
DECORATED CONCH SHELL OFFERING
RARE DECORATED CRYSTAL CONCH SHELL OFFERING
Our Price: £350.00

Conch or chank shells are often used to represent an offering of music on a traditional Tibetan shrine. This particular one off piece has been hand crafted from Himalayan crystal and then finished with fine silver work and inlaid with genuine coral and turquoise. This is the finest piece of its kind that we have ever offered.

Himalayan Crystal & Silver
length 4 inches
width 2inches
Hand crafted in Nepal