India

India occupies most of South Asia and is the most populous country with 1/6th of the world’s population comprised of hundreds of ethnic groups and languages. It is primarily Hindu with smaller Buddhist, Jain and Christian populations. Indian cultural, spiritual and folk-art traditions are reflected in all aspects of life: art, carvings, pottery, ritual items, metalware, furniture, accessories, toys and dolls as well as jewelry and textiles.The Indian government has actively tried to preserve its folk-art traditions by supporting artisans, materials and techniques passed on through generations.

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  • Antique Brass Vishnu Oil Lamp (Diya), India (9571B-PAH) $165

    $165.00
    Ht: 3.75”  W: 3”  D: 3.5” | FREE SHIPPING

    This heavy antique brass oil lamp is devoted to Vishnu with symbols for him and his consort Lakshmi who together are the paradigm for rituals and ceremonies of a blessed Hindu marriage. Used on a home or temple altar for daily prayers (puja), it has with a yoni shaped cup to store oil, a lotus top and a mark of Vishnu that his devotees wear on their forehead to indicate their spiritual affiliation.

     

  • Antique Hindu Votive Oil Lamp and Ladle, India (1204BHE) $450

    $450.00
    H: 5.5”  W: 13.75”  D: 3” | FREE SHIPPING

    This graceful South Indian cast brass oil lamp with attached spoon was used for Hindu prayer rituals.  It has an oil reservoir in the center, a shallow yoni shaped burner at the front, a finial at the end and it is mounted on a flared circular foot. The top surface is decorated with incised floral motifs.

     

  • Antique/Vintage Framed Glass Painting of a Peacock, India (3982MCE) $395

    $395.00
    H: 16″  W: 13 ” D:  1″ | FOR SHIPPING INFORMATION CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    This glass painting of a peacock with Krishna Playing his Flute (3983MCE) was one of a pair of inset panels in a highly decorative antique Indian cabinet or chest. Beautifully painted with reflective silver accents it is a vibrant an d remarkable wall hanging.  As both panels were originally displayed together, we recommend they be kept as a pair. Peacocks, the national bird of India, are an integral part of Hindu and Indian art and culture depicted in spiritual and decorative art.

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  • Antique/Vintage Framed Glass Painting of Krishna Playing his Flute, India (3982MCE) $395

    $395.00
    H: 16″ W: 13″ D: 1″ | FOR SHIPPING INFORMATION CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    This vibrant glass painting of Krishna along with the painting of a Peacock (3983MCE) were insets in a highly decorated Indian wood cabinet or chest. Krishna is one of the most popular Hindu deities, beautifully depicted here in a bright yellow dhoti, peacock feather crown, and jewels in serenading his adoring gopis with his engaging flute. The unique frame complements the paianting’s richness and vintage feel.

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  • Rare Antique Saint Joseph Statue with Christ Child, India (9518BMEL) $4800

    $4,800.00
    H: 29.5”  W: 7.75”  D: 5.25” | FOR SHIPPING INFORMATION CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    This magnificent 19th century Kerala, South Indian carving highlights the extraordinary abilities of local artists to combine Indian with western artistic styles and techniques. Joseph stands slightly elongated in an altered European contrapposto pose, depicted as light-skinned, blue-eyed, bearded man with western features. Likewise the infant Christ with blue eyes has a child’s smile, hands are crossed at the chest, dressed in a flowing white garment.The combined  tenderness, softness, and strength make this a powerful and vibrant yet highly approachable image.

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  • Vintage Shell Ear Cover, Male Figure, India (1639B-GKE) $225

    $225.00
    Ht: 5.25″  W: 3.75″  D: 3.75″ | FREE SHIPPING in continental U.S.!

    Conch shell ear covers worn by Naga men only are attached to pierced ears using thin natural fiber strings with glass bead, wood or bamboo stoppers. They are made with one of two stippled (engraved, marked with black dots) designs on the shell that is a difficult process. This rare one portrays a standing frontal male in a wide stance with his arms and hands with fingers splayed and held up and an abstract round head atop a long neck and is  a pair with 1639A-GKE.

  • Vintage Shell Ear Covers Buffalo Design, India (1640EKE) $250

    $250.00
    Ht: 5.25″  W: 3.75″  D: 2″ | FREE SHIPPING in continental u.s.!

    This unique rare and fascinating vintage carved Naga tribe conch shell ear cover from India is decorated with a traditional abstract motif of curved buffalo horns with the buffalo’s head and neck inside the V-shaped horns. Mounted on a frosted acrylic base, it would make a dramatic presentation when displayed with Naga Shell Ear Coverings 1639A and 1639B.

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