19th century, Tibet, iron inlaid with silver and gold, private collection,
This tea cup and its lotus-shaped holder are richly decorated with a floral and foliate pattern. The lid has a turquoise finial. This type of tea set is known as dhakya.
Same, silver alloy and jade, private collection.
The lid on this one is richly embossed with dragons on a foliate background, topped with a lotus flower and a jade finial. The stand is missing.
19th century, Tibet, tea cups and holders, silver with coral, private collection, photo by Pundoles.
The cups have a lid decorated with an embossed pattern and a coral finial. The stem of the lotus holders is decorated with animals.
19th century, Tibet, silver, turquoise and coral, private collection, photo by Altair Auctions.
The front of the flask is decorated with four seated buddhas and a frieze with animals (dog, tiger, wild boar).
Woman’s head ornament, Tibet, silver, turquoise, coral, brass, private collection, photo by Lempertz.
Tibetan women traditionally wore in their headdress a round silver ornament inlaid with turquoise and coral and decorated with an embossed pattern (or several). It is unusual for this object to be decorated with skulls.
Same as before, without brass.
19th century probably, Tibet, silver with glass, turquoise and coral, at the Metropolitan Museum in New York (USA).
The shape of the amulet box on this necklace is unusual.
19th century, Tibet, silver, private collection, photo by ‘Between the lotus and the flame’.
The historical buddha is seated on a lotus, calling Earth to witness with his right hand, the other holding an alms bowl. In front of him, there are two arhats.