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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7032

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    Parcel-Gilt Copper Shrine of Padmapani Lokeswara Shrine set with Coral

    Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
    circa 1850

    height: 38cm, width: 28.4cm, depth: 14cm

    Provenance

    UK art market

    6891

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      Nepalese Image of the Black Jambhala (Kubera) Carved in Schist

      Nepal
      circa 18th century

      height: 25.9cm, width: 17cm, depth: 5.8cm, weight: 2,347g

      Provenance

      private English collection

      6767

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        Himalayan-Indian Brass Mohra

        Eastern Himachal Pradesh, Northern India
        circa 16th-17th century

        length: 13.8cm, width: 12cm, weight: 857g (display stand - length: 18.9cm, width: 13.4cm, depth: 4.5cm)

        Provenance

        UK art market

        6775

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          Pair of Large, Indian, Princely, Parcel-Gilded & Enamelled Garuda Figures

          Rajasthan, India
          circa 1800

          heights (without stands): 23.8cm, width: 12.4cm, height (with stands): 32.5cm, combined weight: 2,475g

          Provenance

          German private collection, bought by the father of the previous owner in Germany in 1971 at the sale of a Rajasthan Maharaja's possessions

          7050

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            Indian Brass Lingam Cover

            Maharashtra or Karnataka, India
            19th century

            height: 10.3cm, diameter: 9cm, weight: 449g

            Provenance

            acquired by the previous owner at Christie's New York, 'Indian and Southeast Asian Art', 19 September 2002, lot 135.

            7051

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              Indian Brass Conical Lingam Cover

              Maharashtra or Karnataka, India
              18th-19th century

              height: 22.9cm, diameter: 12cm, weight: 807g

              Provenance

              acquired by the previous owner at Christie's New York, 'Indian and Southeast Asian Art', 19 September 2002, lot 135.

              7034

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                Large Repousse & Enamelled Silver Shiva Mask

                Maharashtra or Karnataka, India
                18th-19th century

                height: 43cm, width: 19.5cm, weight: 1,009g

                Provenance

                private collection, UK.

                7035

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                  Unusual South Indian Terracotta Infant Krishna

                  India
                  19th century

                  height (including stand): 38.5cm, weight: 2,962g

                  Provenance

                  UK art market

                  6368

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                    Indian Bronze Votive Stand of Uchchaihshravas, the Sun God Surya’s Seven-headed Horse

                    India, probably Gujarat
                    18th-19th century

                    height: 25cm, width: 21cm, diameter of tray: 19.5cm, weight: 4,825g

                    Provenance

                    UK art market

                    6437

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                      Hindu Bronze Five-headed Cobra (Mucalinda) Arati Lamp

                      South India
                      18th century

                      length: 17.8cm, height: 12.5cm

                      Provenance

                      UK art market

                      5364

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                        Early Javanese Unusually Large Cast Bronze Buddha

                        Java or Sumatra, Indonesia, but possibly imported from northern India
                        Classical Period, 8th century

                        height (without stand): 21.9cm, width: 17.1cm, depth: 11.8cm, weight: 2,576g

                        Provenance

                        Private Collection, London, UK.

                        6224

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                          Tibetan Bronze Image of Vajra Yogini

                          Tibet
                          18th century

                          height: 6.2cm, width: 4.7cm, weight: 79g

                          Provenance

                          private collection, London

                          6250

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                            Tibetan Gilded Copper Image of Vajra Vahari

                            Central Tibet
                            circa 17th-18th century

                            height: 23.5cm, width: 22.8cm, weight:216g

                            Provenance

                            private collection, London

                            6069

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                              Pair of Bhuta Cow Figures (Nandigona)

                              Karnataka, India
                              19th century

                              lengths; 21cm, heights: 11.6cm, combined weights: 2,244g

                              Provenance

                              UK art market

                              6690

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                                Sri Lankan Seated Bronze Buddha

                                Sri Lanka
                                Kandyan Period, 18th century

                                height: 11.4cm, width: 9cm, depth: 4.1cm, weight: 725g

                                Provenance

                                UK art market

                                6003

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                                  Fine, Cast Bronze Image of Vishnu

                                  South India
                                  17th-18th century

                                  height: 15cm, weight: 482g

                                  Provenance

                                  UK art market

                                  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

                                    Provenance

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

                                    5821

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                                      Bronze Fluting Krishna (Venugopala)

                                      South India
                                      circa 17th century

                                      height: 11.6cm, weight: 377g

                                      Provenance

                                      UK art market

                                      5899

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                                        Silver-Inlaid Bronze of Lakshmi-Narayan

                                        Gujurat, Western India
                                        16th century

                                        height: 8.5cm, width: 6.1cm, depth: 4.2cm, weight: 257g

                                        Provenance

                                        private collection, UK

                                        5900

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                                          Gilded Indian Bronze Image of Durga

                                          Western India
                                          17th-18th century

                                          height: 7.7cm, width: 5.5cm, depth: 3cm, weight: 145g

                                          Provenance

                                          UK art market

                                          5901

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                                            Jain Five-Jina Bronze

                                            Jain Community, India
                                            circa 15th century

                                            height with stand: 14.2cm, height without stand: 12.1cm, width: 6.6cm, depth: 2.3cm, weight without stand: 260g

                                            Provenance

                                            UK art market

                                            5614

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                                              Unusual Cast & Engraved Bronze Horse Head, probably of the Deity Aiyanar

                                              South India
                                              18th-19th century

                                              width: 32cm, height: 24.6cm, depth: 11cm

                                              Provenance

                                              UK art market

                                              4717

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

                                                Sri Lanka
                                                19th century

                                                height: 40.3cm

                                                Provenance

                                                UK art market

                                                6162

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                                                  Indian Bronze Plaque of Khandoba & Banai

                                                  Maharashtra, India
                                                  19th century or earlier

                                                  width (including frame): 18.8cm, height: 24cm; width: (without frame); 15cm, height: 19.5cm

                                                  Provenance

                                                  UK art market

                                                  6006

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                                                    Highly-Worn Bronze Vishnu

                                                    India
                                                    circa 14th century

                                                    height: 7.6cm

                                                    Provenance

                                                    UK art market

                                                    6005

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                                                      Miniature Brass Shaivaite Altar

                                                      Maharashtra, India
                                                      18th-19th century

                                                      height: 5.9cm, depth: 5cm, width: 4cm, weight: 90g

                                                      Provenance

                                                      UK art market

                                                      5419

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                                                        Inscribed Jain Bronze Ambika Shrine

                                                        Western India
                                                        dated samvat 1522 (1465AD)

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

                                                        Provenance

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

                                                        5492

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                                                          Miniature Indian Shaivite Bronze Shrine

                                                          Maharashtra, India
                                                          18th-19th century

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

                                                          Provenance

                                                          UK art market

                                                          5421

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                                                            Bronze Image of Ganesh

                                                            South India
                                                            17th-18th century

                                                            height: 5.4cm

                                                            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

                                                              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.

                                                              4539

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                                                                Large Bronze Vishnu

                                                                South India
                                                                Vijaynagara Period, circa 16th century

                                                                height (without stand): 39.5cm

                                                                Provenance

                                                                UK art market

                                                                3027

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                                                                  Indian Chalukyan-Style Durga Bronze

                                                                  Deccan, India
                                                                  circa 12th century

                                                                  height: 12cm

                                                                  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

                                                                    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

                                                                      Provenance

                                                                      UK art market

                                                                      150

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                                                                        Indian Bronze Ganesh or Ganesha

                                                                        Bengal, India
                                                                        17th century or ealier

                                                                        height: 6.3 cm

                                                                        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

                                                                          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

                                                                            Provenance

                                                                            UK private collection/UK art market

                                                                            2906

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                                                                              Jain Silver-Inlaid Pala Bronze Image of Ambika

                                                                              Bihar, Eastern India
                                                                              circa 10th century

                                                                              height: 5.5cm

                                                                              Provenance

                                                                              UK art market

                                                                              2907

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                                                                                Pala Bronze Image of Ambika

                                                                                Bihar, Eastern India
                                                                                circa 10th century

                                                                                height: 6cm

                                                                                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

                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                  private collection, London.

                                                                                  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

                                                                                    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

                                                                                      Provenance

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

                                                                                      4813

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                                                                                        Inscribed Copper Alloy Dancing Krishna

                                                                                        India
                                                                                        19th century

                                                                                        height: 13.4cm

                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                        UK art market

                                                                                        3023

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                                                                                          Indian Painted Wooden Portable Shrine for the Jagannathi Trio

                                                                                          Orissa or Rajasthan, India
                                                                                          circa 1920

                                                                                          height: 38.5cm, width with all panels fold away: 19cm; with panels extended: 73cm

                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                          UK art market