This blog is a electronic museum of my collections of antiquities, ethnographic, first editions, retro pottery from the 1950's to early 1970's, shell, mineral and gemstone samples,fossils and other wonderful things! Comments are welcome on the objects including advice which will add to my own wonderment and knowledge.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Buddhist Conch Ornament Encased in Silver work, gold and semi precious stones, circa 1700 AD, Mustang, NEPAL

Provenance: Purchased from the original owner in Mustang in 1930's via a German expedition to Nepal. The collection was recently broken up and this was purchased from an antiquities auction in Germany. 
Age: (c) 300 years old
Size: 8 cm
Condition: Excellent

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