Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.
A flaming skull that was once part of the crown of a Tibetan oracle.
Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
A relatively rare variety of an Indian war axe, called tungi.
Made with a separate parakeet-shaped hook, attached to long tanged spearhead.
South India, made of chiseled iron with bird-bodied yali creatures.
An antique Sinhalese walking cane, made of a light and relatively flexible
Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.
Covered almost entirely in very fine "sadeli" marquetry that is associated primarily with Gujarat.
With a samvat date that corresponds to 1691 A.D.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
A nice example of a rare, shorter carbine sized Tibetan matchlock musket.
Its decoration consists of fantastic designs of various animals, mythical and existing.
With markings attributing it to Jalore.
The main disadvantage of early firearms was the long time it took to reload them.
This type of axe was part of the standard equipment of the
A number of downsized Indian toradar with such lavish inl
A very fine, long and slender example with elaborate golden damascening.