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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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Catalogue for July 2018
Gold Filigree Bracelet (Galang Gadang)
Minangkabau People, West Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century
Inventory no.: 2238
Price: £4,800 (about US$6,300)
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Pair of Gold Earrings
China
Liao Dynasty, 10th-12th century
Inventory no.: 2493
Price: £1,400 (about US$1,850)
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Gilded Silver Butterfly Hair Ornament set with Turquoise
Nepal or Eastern Tibet
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 4404
Price: £725 (about US$950)
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Unusually Large Chased Silver Christian Cross
Sri Lanka
19th-early 20th century
Inventory no.: 4577
Price: £750 (about US$990)
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Large, Splendid Silver Anklet (Milna Payal)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
19th century
Inventory no.: 4947
Price: £2,350 (about US$3,095)
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Pair of Fine, Engraved Gilded-Silver Bracelets
China
Liao Dynasty, 10th-12th century
Inventory no.: 2496
Price: £1,200 (about US$1,580)
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Unusual Brass Finger Ring Cast with Santa Claus' Sleigh & Reindeer
Kochin, Kerala, India
20th century
Inventory no.: 2993
Price: £350 (about US$460)
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Embroidered Jacket
Kauer People, Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia
circa 1900
Inventory no.: 1964
Price: £400 (about US$530)
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Man's Embroidered Jacket
Hmong People, Northern Thailand
First half of the 20th century
Inventory no.: 1971
Price: £360 (about US$470)
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Gold Woven Woman’s Ceremonial Skirt (Tapis Jung Sarat)
Abung or Pubian Peoples, Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia
circa 1920
Inventory no.: 3815
Price: £2,400 (about US$3,160)
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Coral and Silver Necklace
Yemen, probably Mahwit
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 4030
Price: £950 (about US$1,250)
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Pair of Engraved Silver Bracelets
Nubian People, North-East Africa
19th-early 20th century
Inventory no.: 3664
Price: £700 (about US$920)
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Cast Brass Pendant & Brass Bead Necklace
Asante/Ashanti, Ghana
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 2850
Price: £780 (about US$1,025)
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Cast Bronze Hairpin of a Horse & Rider
Dogon People, Mali
19th century
Inventory no.: 4222
Price: £750 (about US$990)
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Pedestal Cup Modified from a Dutch Colonial Silver Betel Container
Batavia
1680-1700, and later
Inventory no.: 3380
Price: £700 (about US$920)
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Massive Ebony-Inlaid Teak Document Box
Dutch Colonial Sri Lanka
late 17th-18th century
Provenance: The Lairds of Blair, Blair Castle, Scotland
Inventory no.: 1712
Price: £4,750 (about US$6,250)
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Cast Bronze Lime Container
India
18th century
Inventory no.: 3735
Price: £675 (about US$888)
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Silver Betel / Tobacco Box
Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century
Inventory no.: 639
Price: £420 (about US$550)
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Silver-Inlaid Brass Betel Box
Mindanao, Philippines
19th-20th century
Inventory 3535
Price: £850 (about US$1,120)
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Large, Lacquered Wooden Buddha
Mandalay, Burma
circa 1850
Inventory no.: 4450
Price: £3,950 (about US$5,200)
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Silver Buddha Votive Offering
Thailand
19th century
Inventory no.: 2968
Price: £800 (about US$1,050)
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Cast Bronze Figure of an Elderly Man (One of the Buddha's Four Omens)
Burma
19th century
inventory no.: 2712
RESERVED
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Pair of Woman’s Niello Silver Ear Ornaments
Dagestan, Northern Caucasus, Russia
circa 1905
Inventory no.: 3763
Price: £800 (about US$1,050)
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Ivory Carving of Burma's King Thibaw & Queen Suphayarlat
Burma
19th century
Inventory no.: 3559
Price: £2,500 (about US$3,290)
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Metal Document Holder Encased in Finely Woven Rattan
Burma
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 4235
Price: £750 (about US$990)
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Lacquered Letter Tube (Sa Dauk)
Burma
circa 1920
Inventory no.: 1532
Price: £400 (about US$530)
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Model of a Peacock, Gilded, Enamelled & set with Turquoise & Pearls
China
circa 1920
Inventory no.: 4667
Price: £6,000 (about US$7,900)
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Four Burgaute Lacquered Scholar’s Cups Inlaid with Abalone Nacre & Silver
China
early 18th century
Inventory no.: 4373
Price: £3,000 (about US$4,950)
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Early Huanghuali (海南黄檀) Writing Box with Engraved Paktong Mounts
China for the Dutch East India Company (VOC)
circa 1640
Inventory no.: 3153
Price: £12,500 (about US$16,450)
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Scholar’s Mounted Lingzhi Fungus
China
19th century
Inventory no.: 2776
Price: £1,250 (about US$1,645)
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Cloisonné and Silver Eating Bowl
Chinese made for the Tibet Market
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 2445
Price: £800 (about US$1,050)
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Crucified Christ in Ivory with Polychrome Remnants
Sri Lanka
circa 1600
Inventory no.: 3278
Price: £1,550 (about US$2,050)
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Indo-Portuguese Carved Ivory Our Lady of Conception
Goa, India
latter half of 18th century
Inventory no.: 4513  
SOLD
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Ivory Votive Plaque of Durga Killing the Buffalo Demon
Nepal
16th-17th century
Inventory no.: 2391
Price: £1,000 (about US$1,320)
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Large Silver Yak Butter Lamp
Tibet
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 4242
Price: £2,000 (about US$2,650)
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Rare Painted & Inscribed Leather Dish
Tibet
13th-15th century
Inventory no.: 867
SOLD
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Massive Silver Prayer Wheel (‘Khor)
Tibet
18th-19th century
length: 106cm
Inventory no.: 1323
Price: £5,500 (about US$7,250)
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Ram Dao Sacrifice Knife
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
19th century
Inventory no.: 3142
SOLD
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Large Man’s Silver Ring set with Banded Onyx
Tibet
19th century
Inventory no.: 3961
Price: £550 (about US$725)
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Stained Ivory Pehlwani Wrestlers
Northern India, probably Rajasthan
circa 1750
Inventory no.: 3604
Price: £850 (about US$1,120)
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Three Mounted Bronze Palanquin Pole-Ends
India
17th-18th century
Inventory no.: 3128
Price: £1,750 (about US$2,300)
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Carved Black Stone Vaishnavite Pediment
Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh, India
10th-11th century
Inventory no.: 3042
Price: £3,000 (about US$3,950)
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Tall, Chased Silver Cornucopia Vase
India
19th century
Inventory no.: 5143
Price: £1,850 (about US$2,435)
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Enamelled Gold Jadau Pendant Set with Diamonds & Pearls
Northern India
circa 1850
Inventory no.: 4615
Price: £9,000 (about US$11,850)
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Carved Wooden Box
South India
circa 1850
Inventory no.: 3304
RESERVED
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Chettiar Palm Leaf Bookkeeper's Knife with Ivory & Silver Mounts
Chettiar People, Tamil Nadu, India
circa 1900
Inventory no.: 2973b
Price: £400 (about US$530)
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Brahmin Maratha Couple Carved in Horn
Bombay, India
circa 1820
Inventory no.: 1386
SOLD
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Pair of Heron-Shaped Silver Rosewater Sprinklers
India
circa 1900
Inventory no.: 3656
Price: £1,450 (about US$1,900)
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Set of Eight Tea Cups & Saucers by J. Manikrai & Sons
Karachi, India/Pakistan
circa 1910
Inventory no.: 2929
Price: £4,000 (about US$5,260)
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Rare Carved Colonial Croquet Mallet with Chased Silver Mounts
Bombay, India
19th century
Inventory no.: 1714
Price: £1,250 (about US$1,650)
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Carved Coco-de-Mer Sufi Mendicant’s Begging Bowl (Kashkul)
Northern India or Iran (Persia)
18th century
Inventory no.: 4032
RESERVED
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Painted & Lacquered Mirror Case
Persia (Iran)
Zand Dynasty, circa 1780
Inventory no.: 3581
Price: £1,750 (about US$2,300)
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Rare Timurid Bronze Folding Spoon
Timurid Empire, Persia & Central Asia
14th-15th century or earlier
Inventory no.: 2890
Price: £1,750 (about US$2,300)
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Large Terracotta Makara & Naga Stair-Head or Roof Tile Finial
Thailand
Sukhothai Period, 14th-15th century
Inventory no.: 4683
Price: £2,850 (about US$3,750)
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Terracotta Ribbed Jar with Brown Glaze
North-Eastern Thailand
14th-15th century
Inventory no.: 4693
Price: £1,000 (about US$1,320)
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Carved Wooden Ritual Bowl with Handle (Duyu)
Ifugao People, Northern Luzon, Philippines
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 3908
Price: £800 (about US$1,050)
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Ritual Bronze Conch Shell
Bayon Style, Angkor Period, Cambodia
12th-13th century, & possibly later stand
Inventory no.: 3704
Price: £2,750 (about US$3,620)
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Khmer Storage Jar
North-Eastern Thailand
circa 12th century
Inventory no.: 609
Price: £550 (about US$725)
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Covered Silver Alloy Pedestal Bowl
Coastal Regions, Borneo
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 3991
Price: £1,250 (about US$1,650)
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Pair of Silver Wedding Bed Curtain Hooks
Java, Indonesia
circa 1920
Inventory no.: 3400
SOLD
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