Bronze Ewer (Dhalacha)
Nepal
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 46
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Two framed original photographs: one of Maharaja Chandra Shumshere, Rana of Nepal, & one of a granddaughter
Nepal, circa 1910
Inventory no.: 521
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Rare Painted & Inscribed Leather Dish
Tibet
13th-15th century
Inventory no.: 867
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Two Very Rare Parcel-Gilded ‘Cadogan’ Style Copper & Silver Ritual Wine Ewers
Nepal
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 1449
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Inscribed Bronze Lamp with Aristocratic Patron Devotee Figures
Nepal
Shah Period, dated Samvat 986 (1830)
Inventory no.: 1432
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Silver & Agate Cigarette Holder
Eastern Tibet / Western Sichuan or Yunnan Province, China
late 19th century
Inventory no.: 1382
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Massive Silver Prayer Wheel (‘Khor)
Tibet
18th-19th century
length: 106cm
Inventory no.: 1323
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From where do we source our items? We do not go on buying trips to Asia. Nor do we actively buy from dealers or suppliers based in Asia. We do not source items
from India itself for example. Almost all the items stocked by Michael Backman Ltd have been sourced from the UK - from old collections. Countless items were brought to
the UK during the colonial era by colonial administrators and the like. Other items were made in Asia for export to the UK – the UK was wealthy early: it has been a major
destination for the world’s exports for hundreds of years.  This means that most of our items have been in the UK for at least sixty to two hundred years.

The conditions in which they have been kept often has been very good – the climate is kind, and there are relatively few pests. Many items were acquired as keepsakes
and curios, meaning that they stopped being used once they came to the UK. This too has helped to preserve them and their conditions often are far better than had they
remained in their home countries. Buying from old UK sources means that the items have good provenance; it helps to avoid fakes, and items that have been amended or
embellished. It also means that our items are obtained legally – today, most countries in Asia prohibit the export of their antiques. So, because of its colonial past, the UK is
perhaps the world’s biggest source of genuine antiques from Asia, perhaps more so than Asia itself, and that is the source into which we tap.

All the items on this page are available for sale. We are based in central London, but sell to clients around the world.  
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Gilded, Cast Copper Alloy Image of Maitreya
Central Tibet
15th century
Inventory no.: 2340
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Ivory Votive Plaque of Durga Killing the Buffalo Demon
Nepal
16th-17th century
Inventory no.: 2391
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Seven Engraved Silver ‘Medicine’ Spoons
Tibet
19th century
Inventory no.: 2450
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Cloisonné and Silver Eating Bowl
Chinese made for the Tibet Market
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 2445
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Silver, Coral & Turquoise Earrings (Along)
Tibet
late 19th century-early 20th century
Inventory no.: 2637
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Pair of Gold & Coral Ear Ornaments (Godwari or Mendog Kogde)
Sherpa People, Nepal-Tibet
19th century
Inventory no.: 2753
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Finely Engraved Silver & Copper Tea Pot
Tibet or Himalayan India
19th century
Inventory no.: 2777
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Silver Hollow Kalli Anklets
Newar People, Nepal
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 2744
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Silver & Copper Amulet Box (Ga’u) with Enclosed Tsakli of Mahakala
Tibet
19th century
Inventory no.: 2951
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Man’s Gilded Silver & Turquoise Earring
Central Tibet
18th-early 19th century
Inventory no.: 2945
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Man’s Gilded Silver & Turquoise Earring
Central Tibet
18th-early 19th century
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Inventory no.: 2946
Woman’s Single Turquoise & Copper Ear Ornament (Akor)
Lhasa, Tibet
19th century or earlier
Inventory no.: 2949
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Fine Gold & Silver Ga’u
Tibet
late 19th century
Inventory no.: 3012
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Silver & Turquoise Dress Clasp
Himachal Pradesh, Himalayan India
late 19th century
Inventory no.: 3095
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Sino-Tibetan Gold & Silver Inlaid Iron Bowl
Tibet or China
circa 18th century
Inventory no.: 3137
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Silver, Gilt, Copper, Shagreen & Turquoise Dagger with Steel Blade (Kongdi Maja)
Bhutan
18th century
Inventory no.: 3210
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Fine Silver & Gilt Dagger (Kongdi Maja)
Bhutan
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 3144
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Dagger with Stiletto Blade with Parcel Gilt Silver & Copper Mounts inset with Turquoise (Kongdi Maja)
Bhutan
18th century
Inventory no.: 3199
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Ram Dao Sacrifice Knife
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
19th century
Inventory no.: 3142
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Pair of Repoussed Silver Earrings
Newar People, Nepal
late 19th-20th century
Inventory no.: 3596
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Cast Brass Pen Case & Attached Ink Well
Nepal
18th century
Inventory no.: 3611
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Cast Silver White Jambhala
Amdo Region, North-Eastern Tibet
19th century
Inventory no.: 3686
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Silver Filigree Ga’u Box with Turquoise & Coral
Western Tibet
late 19th century
Inventory no.: 3846
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Ceremonial Nephrite Jade Ewer
Eastern Tibet or Mongolia
circa 16th century
Inventory no.: 3860
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Silver & Copper Teapot
Northern Nepal or Tibet
19th century
Inventory no.: 3758
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Fine, Silver Tea Pot
Tibet
19th century
Inventory no.: 4053
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Large Man’s Silver Ring set with Banded Onyx
Tibet
19th century
Inventory no.: 3961
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Shell & Chased Silver Pendant
Ladakh, India
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 4205
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Silver-Gilt Tibetan-Style Ritual Wine Ewer Cups & Tray
China or Overseas Chinese Communities
late 19th century
Inventory no.: 4054
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Parcel-Gilt Silver Vase of Immortality with Coral & Turquoise Cabochons
Nepal/Tibet
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 3635
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Gold & Turquoise Official’s Pendant (Sochi)
Lhasa, Tibet
19th century
Inventory no.: 3285
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Three Rock Crystal Sri Yantras
Nepal
circa 18th century
Inventory no.: 4193
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