Our catalogue > Tibet & Other Himalayan Antiques

Objects from Tibet, Nepal, Mongolia, Bhutan and Himalayan India are to be found on this page.

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Most items have been sourced from within the UK, often from old colonial-era collections. When the British ruled India, they would leave Delhi in the summer months for the cooler Himalayan foothills of Darjeeling, and antique and curio sellers from Tibet and Nepal would come down the mountains to sell them things. This is how many such items happen to be in the UK today.

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9419

Tibetan Gilded Copper Alloy Image of the 7th Dalai Lama, Kelsang Gyatso

Tibet
18th century

height: 11.4cm, width: 8.2cm, depth: 5.6cm, weight: 545g

Provenance

UK art market

9188

Nepalese Inscribed Brass Lamp with Aristocratic Patron Devotee Figures

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
early 20th century

height: 15.3cm, width: 28.1cm, depth: approximately 17cm, weight: 2,602g

Provenance

UK art market

9379

Tibetan Large Round Silver Ga’u set with Turquoise

Western Tibet
19th century

diameter: approximately 12cm, depth: 3.7cm, weight: 250g

Provenance

private collection, London, UK

9378

Large Tibetan Silver Ga’u set with Turquoise & Coral (with Display Stand)

Western Tibet
19th century

length: 12.4cm, width: 9.2cm, depth: 2.5cm, weight: 158g

Provenance

private collection, London, UK

9381

Large, Tibetan Silver & Turquoise Hair Bead Pendant (with Display Stand)

Central Tibet
18th-19th century

length: 13.5cm, width: 6.8cm, thickness: 2.9cm, weight: 133g

Provenance

private collection, London, UK

9380

Tibetan Large Silver Ga’u with Turquoise (& Display Stand)

Western Tibet
19th-early 20th century

height: 15.6cm, width: 10.4cm, depth: 3.6cm, weight: 277g

Provenance

private collection, London, UK

9387

Nepalese Gem-Inlaid Gilded Votive Plaque

Newar People, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
18th century

diameter: 36.8cm, weight: 1,606g

Provenance

UK art market

9416

Nepalese or North Indian Rock Crystal Ganesh

Nepal or Northern India
circa 18th century

height: 11.7cm, width: 6.4cm, depth: 6cm, weight: 575g

Reserved

Provenance

UK art market

6917

Bhutanese Silver Cloak Pin with Turquoise

Bhutan
circa 1900

diameter: 8.6cm, weight: 39g

Reserved

Provenance

private collection, Germany

9310

Outstanding, Large Ladakh Seven-Strand Turquoise Necklace (Ultik)

Ladakh, Himalayan India
late 19th century and earlier

length between (and including) the two silver terminals: 38cm, weight: 659g

Provenance

private collection, US

9315

Nepalese Long Silver Necklace (Jantar)

Tamang people, Nepal
19th century

circumference: approximately 84cm, length of pendant: 10.6cm, weight: 537g

Provenance

private collection, US

9009

Woman’s Pair of Turquoise & Silver Ear Ornaments (Akor)

Lhasa, Tibet
19th century or earlier

length: 11.8cm, combined weight: 88g

Provenance

UK art market

9186

Mongolian Framed Thangka of the White Tara (Dolma Karpo)

Mongolia
18th-19th century

length: 31.9cm, width: 25.3cm, depth: 2.3cm, weight: 1,536g

Provenance

UK art market

9258

Tibetan Bone, Trade Bead & Chank Shell Mala or Rosary Beads (Sin-‘phen)

Tibet
18th-19th century

circumference: approximately 62cm, diameter of main chank shell bead: 1.8cm, weight: 119g

Provenance

private collection, London.

9128

Tibetan Tantric Gilded Copper Severed Head

Tibet
circa 17th century

length: 7.5cm, width: 5.8cm, depth: approximately 3.8cm, weight: 49g

Provenance

Art market, Paris, France

9253

Tibetan Gilt Copper Ornament set with Turquoise

Tibet
circa 17th century

length: 14.9cm, width: 7cm, weight: 48g

Provenance

UK art market

9199

Tibetan Gilded Bronze Buddha

Tibet
16th-17th century

height: 23cm, width: 17cm, depth: 11cm, weight: 1,850g

Provenance

private collection, UK

9222

Tibetan Chinese Parcel-Gilt Bronze Amitayus

Tibeto-Chinese
18th century

height: 17.4cm, width: 11.8cm, depth: 8.5cm, weight: 1,317g

Provenance

Private collection, UK

9093

Rare Nepalese Bone Statue of Chakrasamvara Sakti in Yab-Yum

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
15th century

height: 14.4cm, width: 6.5cm, weight: 145g

Provenance

private collection, UK

9143

Rare Tibetan or Nepalese Silver & Copper Ga’u Showing Ganesh (Ganapati)

Nepal or Tibet
18th century

height: 11.3cm, width: 11.1cm, depth: approximately 3.5cm, weight: 309g

Provenance

private collection, London.

9151

Tibetan Deity Tokcha, probably Padmapani

Tibet
circa 12th-13th century

height: 6cm, width: 5.3cm, weight: 65g

Provenance

UK art market

9152

Tibetan Deity Tokcha, probably Damchen Garwai Nakpo

Tibet
circa 15th century

height: 5.6cm, width: 4.8cm, weight: 35g

Provenance

UK art market

9154

Two Tibetan Zodiac Tokchas & One Other

Tibet
circa 17th century

length: 5.2cm, 6.7cm and 7.1cm, combined weight: 176g

Provenance

UK art market

9043

Rare, Nepalese Cast Bronze Yab-Yum Group for Temple Niche

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
Late Malla Dynasty, 17th century

height: 13.7cm, width: 11.7cm, depth: approximately 3.6cm, weight: 557g

Provenance

from the private collection of a retired academic, London

8947

Unusual Pair of Mongolian Beaten Brass Images of Budai

Mongolia
circa 18th century

height: approximately 19cm, width: 15cm, depth: 10cm, combined weight: 2,386g

Provenance

UK art market

8982

Pair of Tibetan Coral, Turquoise & Silver Ear Ornaments

Eastern Tibet
18th-19th century

length: 14.9cm, combined weight: 113g

Provenance

private collection, UK

9082

Tibetan Wood & Polychrome Phurba

North-Eastern Tibet
19th century

length: 30.8cm, width: approximately 6.8cm, weight: 217g

Provenance

UK art market

9092

Rare Tantric Tibetan Ritual Scraping Tool (Rinchen Serdar)

Tibet
circa 18th century

length: 14.3cm, weight: 86g

Provenance

private collection, UK

9084

Nepali Inscribed, Gilded Image of Vasudhara

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
dated Samvat 1042 (AD 1921)

height: 23.7cm, width: 15.6cm, depth: 6.1cm, weight: 1,202g

Provenance

UK art market

8888

Superb Tibetan Silver Image of Tsong Khapa

Tibet
18th century

height: 13.7cm, width: 9.8cm, depth: 7cm, weight: 606g

Provenance

private collection, England.

8974

Japanese Shingon Sect Gilded Copper Dharma Wheel (Rinbo)

Japan
13th century, Kamakura period (1185–1333)

diameter: 11.2cm, weight: 234g

Sold

Provenance

private collection, UK

8981

Japanese Shingon Sect Gomadan Altar Gilded Copper ‘Pestle’ Vajra (Tokkosho)

Japan
Edo Period, 18th-19th century

length: 14.7cm weight: 161g

Provenance

private collection, UK

9044

Tibetan Buddhist Mala Rosary Beads

Tibet
18th-19th century

circumference: approximately 45cm, width of disks: 1.5cm, weight: 126g

Provenance

private collection, London

8853

Fine Tibetan Lotus-form Silver & Coral Ga’u Box

Tibet
19th century or earlier

length: 10.8cm, diameter: 9cm, depth: 1.7cm, weight: 130g

Provenance

UK art market

4148

Tibetan Gilded Clasp set with Turquoise & Coral

Central Tibet
19th century

length: 8.3cm, width: 4cm, weight: 50g

Provenance

private collection, London

8428

Tibetan Woman’s Silver Amulet Box (Ga’u) with Gold & Turquoise

Lhasa, Tibet
late 19th century

length: 10.8cm, width: 11.3cm, depth: 2.7cm, weight: 98g

Provenance

private collection, London.

8854

Tibetan Silver & Coral Amulet Box (Ga’u)

Tibet
19th century

length: 12cm, diameter: 9.3cm, depth (including coral): 3.2cm, weight: 172g

Provenance

UK art market

8858

Tibetan Turquoise Amulet Box (Ga’u)

Lhasa, Tibet
19th century

width: 9.2cm, length: 9.2cm, depth: 1.6cm, weight: 63g

Provenance

UK art market

8856

Tibetan Round Amulet Box (Ga’u)

Tibet
19th century

length: 8cm, diameter: 7cm, depth: 3.5cm, weight: 87g

Provenance

UK art market

8857

Tibetan Silver & Coral Amulet Box (Ga’u)

Tibet
19th century

width: 7cm, length: 6cm, depth (including coral): 4cm, weight: 104g

Provenance

UK art market

8715

Rare Mongolian Repoussed Copper Plaque of a Lokapala

Mongolia
18th century

height: 33cm, width: 28.5cm, weight: 901g

Provenance

private collection, UK

3296

Tibetan Nomad’s Silver-Mounted Knife & Scabbard with Coral

Khampa, Western Tibet
19th century

length: 24.5cm, width: 3.1cm, weight: 189g

Provenance

from the collection of Sir Christopher Ondaatje, UK.

8859

Fine, Tibetan Round Amulet Box (Ga’u)

Eastern Tibet
19th century

width: 7.8cm, diameter: 7cm, depth: 2.6cm, weight: 99g

Provenance

UK art market

8471

Tibetan Woman’s Silver Amulet Case (Ga’u)

Tibet
early 20th century

length: 7.6cm, width: 7.2cm, depth: approximately 2.9cm, weight: 47g

Provenance

UK art market

8884

Mongolian Silver Necklace with Enamelled Silver, Turquoise & Coral Beads & Grooming Accessories

Mongolia
19th century

circumference: approximately 89cm, width of the central pendant: approximately 11cm, weight: 191g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

8690

Tibetan Silver & Gold-Overlaid Iron Pen Case

Derge, Tibet
17th-18th century

length: 31.5cm, width: approximately 2.2cm, weight: 285g

Provenance

UK art market

8421

Tibetan Carved Horn Ritual Seed Dispenser

Tibet
18th-19th century

length: approximately 19.2cm, width: 5.5cm, weight: 89g

Provenance

UK art market

8711

Large Tibetan Silver Longevity Vase (Kalasha)

Tibet
19th century

height: 29.3cm, width: 12.2cm, weight: 1,071g

Provenance

private collection, London, UK.

7325

Rare, Nepalese Inscribed & Gilded Copper Buddha’s Footprints Buddhapada Portable Mandala Plaque

Nepal
17th-18th century

diameter: approximately 27cm, weight: 669g

Provenance

UK art market

8562

Nepalese Gold & Gilt Amulet Box showing the Dhyani Buddha Amitabha, & set with Rubies & other Precious Stones

Nepal
19th-early 20th century

width: 8.2cm, length: 7.9cm, depth: 2cm, weight: 128g

Provenance

UK art market

4404

Gilded Silver Butterfly Ornament set with Turquoise

Nepal or Eastern Tibet
18th-19th century

height: 5cm. width: 5.3cm, weight: 19.4g

Provenance

UK art market

8512

Nepali Inscribed Ritual Bronze Skull Cup Kapala

Nepal
16th-17th century

length: 21cm, width: 16.3cm, weight: 789g

Provenance

Art market, Belgium

7040

Tibetan Woman’s Ga’u Box with Silver, Gold & Coral

Central Tibet, probably Lhasa
19th century

length: 8.3cm, width: 5.6cm, depth: 4.1cm, weight: 86g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

8422

Nepalese Bronze Lamp with Aristocratic Patron Devotee Figure (Shali Dalus)

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
19th century

height: 17cm, width: 17.4cm, depth: 9.5cm, weight: 1,296g

Provenance

UK art market

7279

Tibetan Bronze Makara

Tibet
circa 18th century

length: 21cm, width: approximately 10.4cm, weight: 284g

Provenance

UK art market

7331

Impressive Pair of Nepalese Hanging Incense Burners

Nepal & Tibet
19th century

height of incence burners (without the chains): 38cm, width (between handles): 27cm, combined weight: 4,947g

Provenance

UK art market

7189

Tibetan Carved Wooden Manuscript Cover

Tibet
15th-16th century

length: 72.5cm, width: 24cm, depth: 3.6cm, weight: 2,849g

Provenance

UK art market

7148

Tibetan Noble’s Fine Bone & Silk Belt

Tibet or Mongolia
19th century

length (including buckle): 105cm, width: 4.9cm, weight: 226g

Provenance

private collection, Germany.

5840

Mongolian Polychrome Dancing Citipati Group

Mongolia
19th century

height: 60cm, width: 53cm

Provenance

Private collection, England.

6844

Tibetan Silver Filigree Ga’u Box set with Turquoise, & a Bone Bead Necklace

Western Tibet
late 19th century

length (of ga'u box): 10.6cm, width: 6.6cm, depth: 2.1cm, circumference of necklace: 105cm, overall weight: 158g

Provenance

Scottish art market

6838

Three Rare Tibetan Long Tobacco Pipes

Tibet
circa 18th century

length: 31.9cm, 42.6cm and 50.5cm respectively, combined weight: 810g

Provenance

Trevor Barton Collection of Pipes, London, UK.

6918

Bhutanese Silver Cloak Pin (Koma) Set

Bhutan
circa 1900

diameter of the cloak fasteners (widest): 6cm, overall length: 56cm, weight: 88g

Provenance

private European collection

6919

Pair of Bhutanese Silver Cloak Pins (Koma)

Bhutan
circa 1900

diameter (widest): 6.4cm, combined weight: 80g

Provenance

private European collection

6922

Bhutanese Silver & Turquoise Bracelet

Bhutan
early 20th century

external diameter (widest): 7.6cm, internal diameter: 6.5cm, weight: 61g

Provenance

private European collection

6898

Tibetan Woman’s Pouch or Purse (Baghu) with Silver & Brass Mounts, Lapis Lazuli & Coral

Tibet
19th century

width: 15.8cm, height (without strap): 11cm, weight: 225g

Provenance

UK art market

6703

Tibetan Woman’s Ga’u Box

Central Tibet
19th century

length: 6.2cm, height: 6.3cm, depth: 4.9cm, weight: 71g

Provenance

UK art market

6250

Tibetan Gilded Copper Image Possibly of Vajra Vahari

Central Tibet
circa 17th-18th century

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

Provenance

private collection, London

6284

Five Tibetan Gilded, Pierced Iron Belt Elements

Tibet
17th-18th century

each is approx. 13cm long and 2.3cm wide

Provenance

private collection, London.

6453

Tibetan Parcel-Gilt Silver ‘Saddle’ Ring set with Turquoise (Tagam or Ga Tshi-ko)

Central & Eastern Tibet
19th-20th century

weight: 13g, US ring size: 7-8, UK ring size: P-Q

Provenance

UK art market

5774

Tibetan Silver & Turquoise Woman’s Belt Ornament & Matching Silver Chain (Ghanjen or Gyenzen)

Tibet
19th century

length: 46cm, height: 28cm, length of chain: 126cm, overall weight: 603g

Provenance

private collection, London, UK.

5808

Large Silver Ga’u Box set with Turquoise & Coral

Eastern Tibet, probably Labrang area
early 20th century

length: 15cm, height: 15.3cm, thickness: 2.8cm, weight: 254g

Provenance

UK art market

5807

Large Tibetan Silver Ga’u Box set with Turquoise & Coral

Eastern Tibet, probably Labrang area
early 20th century

length: 16.5cm, width: 12.7cm, thickness: 3.8cm, weight: 292g

Provenance

UK art market

5659

Tibetan Woman’s Ga’u Box

Central Tibet
19th century

width: 6.3cm, height: 8cm, thickness: 3.3cm

Provenance

UK art market

3527

Nepalese Pair of Woman’s Gold Earrings (Chepti Sun)

Nepal
mid-19th century

diameters: 6cm, combined weight: 22.7g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

2445

Sino-Tibetan Cloisonné and Silver Eating Bowl

Chinese made for the Tibet Market
18th-19th century

height: 4.7cm, diameter: 11.5cm

Provenance

UK art market

4054

Silver-Gilt Ritual Wine Ewer Cups & Tray

China or Mongolia
late 19th century

height of ewer: 24cm, width of ewer: 15cm, length of tray: 30.2cm, width of tray: 21.5cm, height of cups, 4cm, diameter of cups: 3.7cm, weight: 1,027g

Provenance

UK art market.

4676

Rare, Brass Toad-Shaped Flask

Tibet
circa 18th century

height (with stopper): 37cm

Provenance

UK art market

2753

Pair of Gold & Coral Ear Ornaments (Godwari or Mendog Kogde)

Sherpa People, Nepal-Tibet
19th century

diameter: 7cm (each), combined weight: 37g

Provenance

UK art market

46

Nepalese Bronze Beer or Wine Ewer (Dhalacha)

Nepal
18th-19th century

height: 25 cm

Provenance

UK art market

521

Two framed original photographs: one of Maharaja Chandra Shumshere, Rana of Nepal, & one of a granddaughter

Nepal
circa 1910

Maharaja Chandra Shumshere photograph: height: 27cm, width: 19cm (with frames: height: 43cm, width: 36cm); Granddaughter photograph: height: 28cm, width: 18cm (with frames: height: 45.5cm, width: 38cm)

Provenance

UK art market

4195

Pair of Woman’s Silver & Turquoise Earrings

Central Tibet
19th century

heights: 5cm, diameter of hoops: 3.2cm, combined weight: 59g

Provenance

UK art market

3611

Nepalese Cast Brass Pen Case & Attached Ink Well

Nepal
18th century

length: 19.8cm, height of the ink bottle: 8.5cm, weight: 361g

Provenance

UK art market

3846

Tibetan Silver Filigree Ga’u Box with Turquoise & Coral

Western Tibet
late 19th century

height: 10.4cm, width: 9cm, weight: 69g

Provenance

UK art market

3012

Fine Tibetan Gold & Silver Ga’u

Tibet
late 19th century

height: 15cm, width: 12cm, thickness: 5.5cm

Provenance

UK art market

4443

Fine Clay Votive Plaque (Tsa-Tsa) of Manjushri with Lantsa Script

Tibet
circa 15th-17th century

height: 6.4cm, width: 5.2cm, thickness: 1.8cm

Provenance

Collection of Stephen Masty (1954-2015)

2637

Tibetan Silver, Coral & Turquoise Earrings (Along)

Tibet
late 19th century-early 20th century

height: 8.5cm, combined weight: 70g

Provenance

UK art market

2744

Nepalese Silver Hollow Kalli Anklets

Newar People, Nepal
early 20th century

exterior diameter: 13.5cm, interior diameter: 9.5cm, weight: 260g

Provenance

UK art market

4331

Himalayan Carved Wooden Mask

Himalayan India - Northern Bengal or Himchal Pradesh
18th-19th century

height: 22cm, width: 13.6cm

Provenance

UK art market