_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

-  Or click the links below to see all the items in the Michael Backman Ltd catalogue  -

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
These Items are available - Ask about an item
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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.  
Want to enquire about an item on this page?
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Click here to see last month's items.
© Colour images & text - Michael Backman Ltd.
Publications
Published by Paul Holberton (2016, 128 pp, £25, US$35).

Order from:

Paul Holberton Publishing

or Amazon (UK) or Amazon (US)
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Selected Available Items from Past Catalogues
Michael Backman Ltd
New Items for December 2017
- Each item on this page is for sale -
Cosmic Narayana as Infant Krishna in Ivory
Mysore, Karnataka; or Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala, India
circa 18th century
Inventory no.: 4807
SOLD
More images & information
Gold Navaratna Ring with Precious & Semi-Precious Stones
India
18th century
Inventory no.: 4940
More images & information
Vishnu & Consorts in Brass & Bronze (Ganga-Jumna)
Tanjore region, South India
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 4943
More images & information
Engraved Brass ‘Magic’ Bowl
Northern India or Persia/Iran
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 4706
SOLD
More images & information
Silver Ring
Yemen
19th century
Inventory no.: 4202
More images & information
Pair of Silver Salts of One Sucre Coins
Ecuador
circa 1900
Inventory no.: 4665
More images & information
Cast Bronze Seated Buddha
Laos
17th-18th century
Inventory no.: 4592
SOLD
More images & information
Pair of Carved Wooden, Iron & Leather Stirrups
Mexico
18th century
Inventory no.: 5038
More images & information
Gold Conch-Shaped Ear Ornament
East Java, Indonesia
Late Classic or Majapahit Period, 14th-15th century
Inventory no.: 4998
SOLD
More images & information
Large, Solid Gold, Double Lotus Ring
Java, Indonesia
Classical Period, 9th-11th century
Inventory no.: 5001
More images & information
Tinder Pouch (Icag) with Silver Mounts and Floral Nephrite Plaque
Tibet
19th century
Inventory no.: 5054
More images & information
Lemon 'Amber' Beads
Draa Valley, Southern Morocco
circa 1950
Inventory no.: 4859
More images & information
Gold Earrings (Souri)
Tamil Nadu, India
19th century - early 20th century
Inventory no.: 4996
More images & information
Gold Tubular Earrings (Murikkilattam)
early 20th century
South India
Inventory no.: 4997
More images & information
Silver Amulet Box
Karnataka, India
19th century
Inventory no.: 4988
More images & information
Silver Amulet Box & Chain
Kerala, India
19th century
Inventory no.: 4986
More images & information
Red Venetian Glass & Brass Bead Necklace
Andhra Pradesh, India
19th century
Inventory no.: 4863
More images & information
Hand-Rolled Turquoise Bead Necklace
Navajo Pueblo People, South-West United States
19th-early 20th century
Inventory no.: 5048
More images & information
Yellow Venetian Glass & Brass Bead Necklace
Andhra Pradesh, India
19th century
Inventory no.: 4860
More images & information
Repoussed Silver Dish
Burma
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 4776
More images & information
Single Gold Ear Ornament (Thandatti)
Tamil Nadu, India
19th century
Inventory no.: 4994
More images & information
Single Gold Ear Ornament (Thandatti)
Tamil Nadu, India
19th century
Inventory no.: 4995
More images & information
Rare Silver Beaker
Madras, India
circa 1870
Inventory no.: 4831
More images & information
Gold Ear Ornament or Cord Weight
Central Java, Indonesia
Early Classic Period, AD700-AD1000
Inventory no.: 4999
SOLD
More images & information
Engraved, Silver Lidded Box for a Koran or for Tea
Western Sahara, probably Mauritania
19th-early 20th century
Inventory no.: 4809
SOLD
More images & information
Gold Makara Ring
Khmer/Cambodia
circa 15th century
Inventory 5000
More images & information
Silver Bead Necklace
Gujarat, India
19th-early 20th century
Inventory no.: 4798
More images & information
Large 'Goulimine' Silver Cross
South-West Morocco
early to mid-20th century
Inventory no.: 4834
SOLD
More images & information
Gold Cobra Ear Ornaments (Pambadam or Nagapadam)
Tamil Nadu, South India
19th-early 20th century
Inventory no.: 4993
SOLD
More imafges & information
Silver-Gilt Tibetan-Style Ritual Wine Ewer Cups & Tray
China or Overseas Chinese Communities
late 19th century
Inventory no.: 4054
More images & information
Rare Clay & Polychrome Portrait Image of the Jonang Lama Dolpo Pa
Central or Southern Tibet
19th century
Inventory no.: 4677
More images & information
Ivory Comb with Polychrome
Sri Lanka
17th-18th century
Inventory no.: 4383
More images & information
Fine & Rare Colonial Goblet Carved Entirely from Coconut Shell
Sri Lanka
circa 1800 or earlier
Inventory no.: 4482
More images & information
Chased, Oblong Silver Box
Kandy, Sri Lanka
circa 1900
Inventory no.: 4245
More images & information
Mughal Dagger (Khanjar) with Jade Hilt inlaid with Rubies & Gold
Northern India
circa 1800
Inventory no.: 4386
More images & information
Silver Filigree Heart-Shaped Box
Dutch East Indies, possibly Batavia or Sumatra
18th century
Inventory no. 3520
More images & information
Engraved Reliquary Silver Cross
Spain or Portugal
17th century
Inventory no.: 3785
More images & information
Spanish Colonial Carved Drinking Gourd
Colonial South America, probably Peru
18th century
Inventory no.: 4269
More images & information
Rare Burmese Amber Bead Necklace
Mizo People, Mizoram/Assam, India or Western Burma
19th century
Inventory no.: 4255
More images & information
Enamelled Gold Diamond Necklace
Jaipur, India
circa 1850
Inventory no.: 4070
SOLD
More images & information
Enamelled Gold Jadau Pendant Set with Diamonds & Pearls
Northern India
circa 1850
Inventory no.: 4615
More images & information