Small, Portable Brass Hookah
Mughal India
18th century
Inventory no.: 432
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Gold Talismanic Upper Armband (Bazuband)
Northern India or Persia
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 1092
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Rare Matchlock Gun with Gold & Silver Mounts
Coorg, South India
18th century
Inventory no.: 1335
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Exceptional Bronze Hamsa Finial
South India
early 17th century
Inventory no.: 1406
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Islamic & Mughal Art from India
Mughal Brass Ewer, Engraved & with Dark Lac Inlay
Northern India (probably Lahore)
mid 17th to early 18th century
Inventory no.: 1302
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Mughal Ivory Box with Silver Mounts
North India
circa 1750
Inventory no.: 1391
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Albumen Image of the Begum of Bhopal
India
circa 1877
Inventory no.: 1427
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Brass Ewer (Aftaba) Engraved with Poppies & Carnations In-filled with Black Lac
Mughal, North India
circa 1800
Inventory no.: 1442
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Engraved Mughal Ewer
Northern India
18th century
Inventory no.: 1537
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Brass Ewer (Aftaba)
North India
18th century
Inventory no.: 1569
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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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Brass Ewer (Aftaba)
North India
18th century
Inventory no.: 1570
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Brass Ewer inlaid with Lead & Zinc
North India or Deccan
circa 1700
Inventory no.: 1568
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Exceptionally Fine Parcel-Gilt Silver Filigree Pandan
Deccan, India
18th century
Inventory no.: 1715
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Fine Bowenite Casket with Silver Mounts
India
circa 1820
Inventory no.: 1727
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Spode Copeland Porcelain Plate made for the Nawab of Bahawalpur
India/England
1875-1890
Inventory no.: 1732
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Spode Copeland Porcelain Plate made for the Nawab of Bahawalpur
India/England
1875-1890
Inventory no.: 1731
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Brass Water Flask (Surahi or Surai)
Northern India
19th century
Inventory no.: 1825
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Inscribed Cast Brass Spittoon
North India or the Deccan
17th century
Inventory no.: 2110
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Ivory-Inlaid Ebony Box
Vizagapatam, India
1720-30
Inventory no.: 2166
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Carved Wood Box with Iron Mounts
Rajasthan, India
circa 19th century
Inventory no.: 2410
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Silver Pierced Mughal Mausoleum-shaped Incense Burner
North India
19th century
Inventory no.: 2079
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Pair of Exceptional Parcel-Gilded Silver Filigree Salvers
Karimnagar, Deccan, India
17th-18th century
Inventory no.: 2443
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Silver Hookah with Fine, Woven Pipe
India
19th century
Inventory no.: 2485
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Silver-Gilt Mughal-Style Horse Trapping
India
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 2463
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Silver-Gilt Mughal-Style Horse Trapping
India
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 2462
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Large Dark Green Bloodstone Hookah Mouthpiece
Mughal India
circa 1850
Inventory no.: 2330
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Green Glass Rosewater Sprinkler
Gujarat, India or Europe for the Indian Market
18th-early 19th century
Inventory no.: 2797
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Rare Enamelled Silver & Leather Hookah Base
Lucknow, India
18th century
Inventory no.: 3026
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Parcel-Gilt Bazuband
Northern India
18th century
Inventory no.: 3227
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Engraved Brass Circular Pandan
Deccan, India
17th-18th century
Inventory no.: 3126
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Mughal Steel Dagger (Chilanum or Khanjarli)
North India
17th century
Inventory no.: 3203
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Katar with Grip Overlaid in Thick Gold
India, probably Udaipur
18th century
Inventory no.: 3149
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Engraved Brass Water Bottle (Surai)
India or Sri Lanka
17th-18th century
Inventory no.: 3256
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Green Bowenite Box with Fine Silver Mounts
Northern India
circa 1820
Inventory no.: 3358
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Mughal Chased, Silver Mounted Dagger
Northern India
18th century
Inventory no.: 3317
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Mughal Brass Writing Box
Northern India
19th century
Inventory no.: 92
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Silk Embroidered Linen Panel
Kutch, Northern India
19th century
dimensions: 57cm x 58cm
Inventory no.: 1144
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Enamelled Silver Hookah Vase
Lucknow, India
18th century
Inventory no.: 3601
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Rare, Gilded Chased & Engraved Silver Opium Poppy Pod-Shaped Chilam Cover
Rajasthan or Mughal, India
18th century
Inventory no.: 3663
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Kangxi Blue & White Hookah Base with Chased Silver Mounts
China for the Islamic Indian or Persian Market
late 17th-early 18th century
Inventory no.: 3852
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Silver Filigree Box
Karimnagar, India, or Dutch East Indies
18th-early 19th century
Inventory no.: 3728
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Zinc Cooling Bottle with Silver Mounts & Lacquered Fabric Covering
Islamic Northern India
18th century
Inventory no.: 3734
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Chased Silver Mughal or Deccan Scent Bottle
Northern India
circa 17th century
Inventory no.: 3673
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Carved Coco-de-Mer Sufi Mendicant’s Begging Bowl (Kashkul)
Northern India or Iran (Persia)
18th century
Inventory no.: 4032
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Mughal Ivory Priming Flask (Barooddan)
Northern India
17th century
Inventory no.: 4385
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Group of Five Chain Mail Fasteners
India, probably Rajasthan
17th-18th century
Inventory no.: 4207
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Mughal Dagger (Khanjar) with Jade Hilt inlaid with Rubies & Gold
Northern India
circa 1800
Inventory no.: 4386
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Chased Silver Lidded Box with Gujarati Inscription
India
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 4240
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Rare Mughal Floral-Form Ivory Hilt with Polychrome
Northern India
17th century
Inventory no.: 4387
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Finely Engraved Persian-Style Silvered Copper Drinking Bowl
Northern India
19th century
Inventory no: 4454
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Maharaja’s Parcel-Gilt Silver Plate Processional Fly Whisk Holder
India
19th century
Inventory no.: 4540
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Rare Mughal Dagger with Parrot-Form Ivory Hilt
Northern India
18th century
Inventory no.: 4395
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Mughal Silver Lion-Headed Peshkabz Dagger
North India
19th century
Inventory no.: 4550
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Bell-Shaped Silver-Inlaid Bidri Hookah Base
Lucknow, India
circa 1850
Inventory no.: 4485
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