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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 Thailand or Indonesia 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
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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New Items for December 2016
Rare Woman’s Ceremonial Skirt (Tapis)
Kampung Terbanggi Besar, Pubian People, Central Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century
Inventory no.: 3812
SOLD
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Woman’s Ceremonial Skirt (Tapis)
Pubian People, Central Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century
Inventory no.: 3813
SOLD
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Woman’s Ceremonial Skirt (Tapis Balak)
Abung People, Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia
circa 1920
Inventory no.: 3814
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Woman’s Ceremonial Skirt (Tapis Jung Sarat)
Abung or Pubian Peoples, Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia
circa 1920
Inventory no.: 3815
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Chased Silver Mughal or Deccan Scent Bottle
Northern India
circa 17th century
Inventory no.: 3673
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Unusual Standing Krishna
South India
circa 17th century
Inventory no.: 3886
SOLD
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Krishna Kaliyadamana in Brass & Bronze (Ganga-Jumna)
Tanjore Region, South India
18th century
Inventory no.: 3885
SOLD
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Silver Thumb Ring
San’a, Yemen
circa 1900
Inventory no.: 3979
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Engraved Silver Necklace with Suspended ‘Bells’
Oman, probably Sur
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 3978
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Silver Bead & Processed Amber Bead Necklace with Silver Amulet Case
San’a, Yemen
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 3970
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Silver Panel Belt
probably Yemen or Oman
circa 1950
Inventory no.: 3973
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Rare Pair of Warp Ikat Hinggi for a Man
East Sumba, Eastern Indonesia
circa 1940
Inventory no.: 3823-24
SOLD
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Woman’s Brass & Beaded Headdress & Ear Ornament Set
Kikuyu People, Kenya
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 4047
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Very Rare Cast Brass Necklace
Vere People, North-Eastern Nigeria & Cameroon
19th century
Inventory no.: 4046
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Magnificent Silver-Encased Long Sword (Dha)
Burma
circa 1870
Inventory no.: 3863
SOLD
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Silver & Gold Necklace with Amulet Boxes & Coral Beads (Hunkun)
Oman, probably Nizwa
19th-early 20th century
Inventory no.: 3998
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Massive & Superb Silver & Gold Necklace with Amulet Box (Hirz)
Oman, probably Nizwa
19th-early 20th century
Inventory no.: 3997
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Complete, Rare Silver & Gold Head Ornament
Oman
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 4012
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Seven Fine Silver Headdress Ornaments with Filigree & Tassels
Dhofar Region, Southern Oman
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 4011
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Engraved Reliquary Silver Cross
Spain or Portugal
17th century
Inventory no.: 3785
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Bronze Nandi
South India
circa 16th century
Inventory no.: 4019
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Large, Fine Silver Anklets
Oman
19th century
Inventory no.: 4029
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Small Silver Ga’u Box with Tsa-tsa
Mongolia or Tibet
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 4042
SOLD
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Large Straits Chinese Lidded Kamcheng
China for the Straits Market
19th-20th century
Inventory no.: 4038
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Fine, Carved Charm in the Form of a Couple
Ifugao People, Northern Luzon, Philippines
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 3925
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Cast Brass Gold Weight
Ashanti or Asante People, Ghana
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 4033
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Royal Gold Dragon or Naga Ring
Thailand
Rattanakosin period, 18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 4040
SOLD
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Rare Silver & Enamel Butter Lamp
China for the Tibetan Market
late 19th century
Inventory no.: 4045
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Silver & Copper Teapot
Northern Nepal or Tibet
19th century
Inventory no.: 3758
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Vishnu & his Consorts, Bhu Devi & Sri Devi
South India
17th-18th century
Inventory no.: 4055
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Silver & Gold, Single-Row Necklace with Amulet Box (Hirz)
Oman, probably Nizwa
19th-early 20th century
Inventory no.: 3996
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Embroidered Akho Gara Sari
Parsee (Parsi) People, Surat region, India
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 4057
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Silver-Inlaid Brass Wedding Vessel (Gadur)
Moro People, Mindanao, Philippines
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 2830
SOLD
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Selected Available Items from Past Catalogues
Zand-Qajar Faience-Glazed Earthenware Plate
Iran
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 2513
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Set of Eight Carved & Pierced Mother-of-Pearl Shells Decorated with the Nativity, the Last Supper & so on
Palestine
1830s-1860s
Inventory no.: 3701
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Crucified Christ in Ivory with Polychrome Remnants
Sri Lanka
circa 1600
Inventory no.: 3278
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Rare 24-Piece Silver Cutlery Set in Original Oak Box
Trichinopoly, South India & London
circa 1870
Inventory no.: 2931
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O.M. Bird-Shaped Silver Container by Oomersi Mawji
Kutch, India
circa 1880
Inventory no.: 2824
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Pair of Chased Silver Candlesticks
Kashmir, India
circa 1860
Inventory no.: 3249
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Embroidered Akho Gara Sari
Parsee (Parsi), Surat region, India
late 19th century
Inventory no.: 4056
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