Our catalogue > Indian & Himalayan Bronzes

Indian Hindu & Jain bronzes, along with bronzes of Himalayan Buddhist deities, and some related items, are shown here. Each has been selected for its aesthetic appeal, sound provenance, and obvious age & patina.

Each item is for sale.

Each piece has been sourced from within the UK, often from old, colonial-era collections.

We also have separate pages for other Hindu & Parsi antiques, Mughal Indian antiques, Colonial Indian Silver, and Mughal Silver. Additional Indian textiles that we have in stock are to be found in our Textiles section.

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5425

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Pala Dynasty Bronze Vishnu Retinue Shrine

Bengal, Eastern India, or Bangladesh
Pala Period, 11th-12th century

height: 8.8cm, width: 4.7cm, depth: 2.6cm, weight: 106g

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Provenance

private UK collection; acquired by the previous owner in London in 1973.

4944

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Nandi Lamp in Brass & Bronze (Ganga-Jumna)

Tamil Nadu, South India
18th-19th century

height: 17.2cm, width: 7.4cm

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Provenance

Christie's New York; Collection of the (late) Paul Walter; and probably acquired by Walter in London.

5424

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Ritually-Worn Tibetan Cast Bronze Buddha

Tibet
circa 16th century

height: 10.6cm, width: 7.8cm

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Provenance

acquired by the previous owner in London in March 1991.

5419

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Inscribed Jain Bronze Ambika Shrine

Western India
dated samvat 1522 (1465AD)

height: 11.2cm, width: 5.9cm, weight: 357g

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Provenance

Acquired by the previous owner in London, September, 1970.

5610

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Bronze Image of Lakshmana as a Buddhist Protector

Sri Lanka & possibly Southern India
18th-19th century

height: 45cm, width of base: 13.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market

5492

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Miniature Indian Shaivite Bronze Shrine

Maharashtra, India
18th-19th century

length: 11.6cm, width: 9.4cm, height: 4.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market

5422

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Indian Bronze Gajalakshmi

Western India
15th-16th century

height: 6.5cm, width: 3.9cm

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Provenance

Acquired by the previous owner in London in March, 1969.

5418

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Rare & Unusual Bronze Ambika & Durga Group

Western India
14th-15th century

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Provenance

From the estate of a private English collector who acquired the bronze from Sotheby's London in July 1972. It was lot 52 of Sotheby's 'Primitive Art' sale of July 11, 1972. The original Sotheby's receipt is included.

5421

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Bronze Image of Ganesh

South India
17th-18th century

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Provenance

from the estate of a private English collector who acquired the bronze in the UK in February 1973.

5423

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Unusual, Small Bronze Uma-Mahesvara Shrine

South India
circa 16th century

length: 8.5cm, height: 5.6cm, weight: 96g

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Provenance

From the estate of an English collector who acquired the bronze at the Arcade Gallery of 28 Old Bond Street, London, in June 1973.

4943

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Vishnu & Consorts in Brass & Bronze (Ganga-Jumna)

Tanjore region, Tamil Nadu, South India
18th-19th century

heights: 12.5cm & 10.5cm

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Provenance

Collection of Paul Walter; acquired in London.

4539

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Large Bronze Vishnu

South India
Vijaynagara Period, circa 16th century

height (without stand): 39.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market

5004

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Pair of Miniature Brass Paduka Sandals for a Deity

Deccan, India
18th-19th century

length of each: 11.8cm, width: 7.3cm, height: 7cm, combined weights: 677g

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Provenance

Collection of (the late) Paul Walter; probably acquired in London.

3609

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Tamil Nadu Indian Bronze Krishna as a Crawling Infant

Tamil Nadu, India
Vijayanagar Period, 15th-16th century

length: 10.5cm, height: 10.2cm, weight: 552g

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Provenance

UK art market

3027

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Indian Chalukyan-Style Durga Bronze

Deccan, India
circa 12th century

height: 12cm

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Provenance

UK art market.

3736

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Indian Cast Brass Lamp with Oil Container with Matching Spoon

Kerala, India
18th century

length: 31cm, height: 13.4cm, width: 6.2cm

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Provenance

UK art market

4833

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Pair of Cast Brass Lakshmi Dipa Lamps

South India
17th-18th century

heights: 35cm & 34.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market

2909

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Bronze Jain Shrine of a Jina Group

Gujarat, Western India
10th century

height (without stand): 13.8cm, height (with stand): 17cm, width: 12.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market

3384

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Brass South Indian Horse-Mounted Aiyanar

Pudukottai region, Tamil Nadu, South India
circa 18th century

height: 21cm, length: 13.2cm, width: 7.3cm

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Provenance

UK art market

2340

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Fine Tibetan Gilded Seated Maitreya Image

Central Tibet
15th century

height: 22.8cm width: 12cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK; acquired from Spink, 1997.

150

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Indian Bronze Ganesh or Ganesha

Bengal, India
17th century or ealier

height: 6.3 cm

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Provenance

UK art market

1432

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Inscribed Bronze Lamp with Aristocratic Patron Devotee Figures

Nepal
Shah Period, dated Samvat 986 (1830)

length: 35cm, width: 22cm, height: 27cm, weight: 3,652g

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Provenance

UK art market.

1992

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Carved Indian Black Basalt Stele of Shiva, Pavati & Nandi

Madhya Pradesh, North India
circa 9th-10th century

height: 9cm, length: 8.5cm, thickness: 3.5cm

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Provenance

UK private collection/UK art market

3869

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Rare Sri Lankan Standing Brass Image of the Buddhist Protector Upulvan (Vishnu)

Kandy region, Sri Lanka
18th-19th century

height: 30.8cm, weight: 1,858g

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Provenance

UK art market

4019

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South Indian Bronze Nandi

South India
circa 16th century

length: 8.5cm, height: 8.5cm, width: 4.2cm

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Provenance

UK art market

2906

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Indian Bihar Jain Bronze Silver-Inlaid Pala Image of Ambika

Bihar, Eastern India
circa 10th century

height: 5.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market

2907

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Bihar Bronze Pala Image of Ambika

Bihar, Eastern India
circa 10th century

height: 6cm

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Provenance

UK art market

4249

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Miniature Shaivaite Shrine

Maharashtra, India
18th-19th century

height: 9.6cm, width: 6.5cm, depth: 6.5cm

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Provenance

private collection, London.

3383

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Indian Brass Horse-Mounted Aiyanar or Madurai Veeran

Tamil Nadu, South India
circa 18th century

height: 21.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market

3541

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Indian Carved Stone Ritual Conch or Trumpet Shell Stand

Western Deccan, Karnataka, India
circa 15th century

length: 15.8cm, width: 7.8cm, height: 7cm, weight: 1,151g

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Provenance

UK art market

4565

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Bronze Deepalakshmi Lamp

Deccan or South India
16th-17th century

height (without stand): 18cm, with stand: 20cm, width: 11cm

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Provenance

UK art market; most probably has been in the UK since colonial times.

4408

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Ram Darbar Temple Token (Ramatanka)

India
circa 1900

diameter: 2.8cm, weight: 11.65g

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Provenance

UK art market

4813

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Inscribed Copper Alloy Dancing Krishna

India
19th century

height: 13.4cm

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Provenance

UK art market

4945

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Khandoba or Aiyanar’s Horse in Brass & Bronze (Ganga-Jumna)

Tanjore region, South India
18th-19th century

height: 13.8cm, length: 12.8cm

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Provenance

Formerly in the collection of the late Paul Walter; most probably acquired by Walter in London.