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Tinned Copper Ewer & Basin
Persia/Iran or Turkey
Signed & Dated AH 1248 (AD 1832)
Inventory no.: 356
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Silver-gilt Khanjar with Watered Steel Blade
Ottoman Turkey
circa 1800
Inventory no.: 917
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Silver Khanjar with Watered Steel Blade
Ottoman Turkey
18th century
Inventory no.: 918
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Repoussed Silver Hammam Bowl
Algeria
19th century
Inventory no.: 946
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Repoussed Silver Hammam Bowl
Algeria
19th century
Inventory no.: 945
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Pair of Engraved Silver Goblets with Tughras
Ottoman Turkey
circa 1900
Inventory no.: 1456
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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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Steel Scissors or Sheers
Ottoman Turkey
17th century
Inventory no.: 2778
Ottoman Copper-Inlaid Scribe’s Scissors
Ottoman Turkey
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 2875
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Ottoman Kard with Green Nephrite Hilt & Chased Silver Scabbard
Ottoman Turkey
19th century
Inventory no.: 3198
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Woman's Wooden Stilted Clogs with Engraved Silver Mounts (Qabqab)
Ottoman Turkey
19th century
Inventory no.: 3589
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Large, Inscribed Silver & Gilded Silver Filigree Buckle
Ottoman Balkans
early 19th century
Inventory no.: 3613
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Repoussed Silver Dish with Tugra
Ottoman Turkey
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 3621
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Armenian-Style Repoussed Silver Bowl with Tugra
Ottoman Turkey
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 3620
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Repoussed Silver Bowl with Tugra
Ottoman Turkey
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 3619
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Woman’s Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Wooden Stilted Clogs with Pierced Silver Mounts (Qabqab)
Ottoman Turkey
19th century
Inventory no.: 3731
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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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Rare Enamelled Silver Armenian Orthodox Altar Cross
Armenian Community, Ottoman Turkey
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 3864
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Underglaze Blue Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) Ceramic Kendi with Ottoman Silver Mounts with Tugra
China/Ottoman Turkey
circa 16th century
Inventory no.: 4050
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Engraved Silver Jambiya inlaid with Carved Coral and Turquoise
Northern Coast, Turkey
mid-19th century
Inventory no.: 4390
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Silver Box & Lid Covered in Silver Filigree
Ottoman Turkey
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 4402
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