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Rare Quality Ritual Conch Shell Trumpet decorated with repoussé silver and turquoise & coral
Rare Quality Ritual Conch Shell Trumpet decorated with repoussé silver and turquoise & coral
Our Price: £895.00

A very rare quality Indian Conch or chank shell trumpet that has been decorated with pure silver and has coral and turquoise cabachon inlay. The silver is engraved with animals and a floral motif. This piece has been hand crafted and is certainly one of the finest playable conch shells we have ever offered. A wonderful ritual instrument or alternatively a fine altar offering to represent the 'melodious sound of the Dharma'. Indian Conch and silver decoration and genuine coral and turquoise cabachons

Age: 20th C
length 9 inches
width 4 inches

Hand crafted in Nepal
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 Five Prong Bell & Vajra Set - 19th C - Kirtimukha/Makara Design
Our Price: £650.00

A lovely looking antique five prong ghanta with matching antique five prong vajra. The bell displays a raised 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.
The 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: £580.00

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 these.

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. These bells display a protective vajra fence in between a double row of pearls. Above this are the traditional eight heads of the Kirtimukha, which also symbolise the Makara, a mythical crocodile-like creature from Indian mythology and protectors of the mandala. Each is holding a chain of jewels with vajras 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. They have a vibrant sustained tone of excellent quality!

Origin: Hand crafted in Dehradun, India
Size: The bells are approximately 20 cms high
and the vajras are approximately 14 cms x 4.5 cms
Quality: 5 metal bronze alloy bell with dark antique finish and hand carved iron handle and vajra.

Tip: Iron prefers to be kept in a dry environment. If you notice any rust appearing, simply use a toothbrush (used for this purpose only) to gently apply olive oil to the affected area and then remove any residue with a soft cloth until dry. For more stubborn areas we prefer to rub with wire wool as it works wonders. You can also reduce the chances of rust by not placing it permanently inside the case. We therefore recommend that you only use the case when you need to transport the bell and at all other times let your bell breathe = )
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: £550.00

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 these.

This particular style is favoured by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Iron has also 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. These bells display a protective vajra fence in between a double row of pearls. Above this are the traditional row of dharma wheels (dharmachakra) and this represents Buddha Shakyamuni's path to enlightenment. Above this 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 prongs of the vajra represent the five wisdoms and the five Buddha families. They have a vibrant sustained tone of excellent quality!

Origin: Hand crafted in Dehradun, India
Size: The bells are approximately 20 cms high
and the vajras are approximately 14 cms x 4.5 cms
Quality: 5 metal bronze alloy bell and hand carved iron handle and iron vajra.

Tip: Iron prefers to be kept in a dry environment. If you notice any rust appearing, simply use a toothbrush (used for this purpose only) to gently apply olive oil to the affected area and then remove any residue with a soft cloth until dry. For more stubborn areas we prefer to rub with wire wool as it works wonders. You can also reduce the chances of rust by not placing it permanently inside the case. We therefore recommend that you only use the case when you need to transport the bell and at all other times let your bell breathe = )
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
Hand Carved Chank Shell
LARGE CARVED INDIAN CONCH or CHANK SHELL
Our Price: £395.00

A stunning shell that has been masterfully carved with the Windhorse and the hybrid Garuda and Snow Lion. Various auspicious symbols and lotus petals also make up the scene. 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
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
Large Chank Shell Trumpet
LARGE PLAYABLE INDIAN CONCH SHELL - Antique Finish
Our Price: £325.00

A larger size conch (also chank) shell that is traditionally used to symbolise music offerings on the shrine and is a potent symbol of the Dharma resounding in all directions. This shell has a beautiful vibrant sound when played. It also has a leather handle which helps it to sit nicely in the hand.

Conch will display natural pitting which is inherent in the shell.
Length approx - 6.5 inches
Sourced in Nepal
age: 20th C