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Rare Brass Pilgrim Flask
Northern or Central India
16th century
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Fine Mughal Ewer
Northern India
18th century
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The Personal Solid Gold Cane Top of Abu Bakar, Sultan of Johor
Malaysia
circa 1870
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Jain Goddess Padmavati
India
late 17th century
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Rare Silver Mounted Coco-de-Mer Holy Water Container (Goumukhi) by Oomersi Mawji
Bhuj, Cutch, India
circa 1870
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Engraved Brass Ewer
Northern India or Deccan
17th century
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Monumental & Extremely Rare Parsee Muktad Silver Bowl (M)
India or Burma
19th century
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Magnificent & Rare Jade, Silver & Semi-Precious Stone Eating Knife
Mongolia
19th century
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The Personal Seals of the Maharajas of Panchakot & an Associated Mughal-style Engraved Silver Ink Box   
North-West India
late 19th - early 20th century
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Silver Lotus-Form Filigree Box & Cover
probably China
17th-18th century
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Superb Ceremonial Silver-Inlaid Klewang or Parang Betino with Horn Handle, Gold Mounts & Lacquered Scabbard
West Java, Indonesia
mid-19th century
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Rare & Monumental Chased & Engraved Silver Reliquary Stupa (Dagoba) (M)
Kandy, Sri Lanka
19th century
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Gilt Copper & Rock Crystal Ganapati (Tsog Dak or Ganesh)
Nepal/Tibet
19th century
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Rare Pair of Water Flasks with Silver Mounts Engraved with the Arms of the Dowager Countess of Dysart of Ham House, London
Colonial Batavia
17th or 18th century
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Indian Miniature Painting of Madonna & Child
Northern India
19th century
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Massive Silver Water Jug by P. Orr & Sons
Madras, India
circa 1890
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Royal Siwaih Dagger with Black Coral, Gold, Suasa, Marine Ivory, Diamonds & Enamel (M)
Sultanate of Aceh, Indonesia
18th-19th century
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Highly Unusual Silver Tea Service Made for the Maharaja of Bikaner, with his Coat of Arms (M)
India
circa 1920-1930
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Ivory Jesus on the Cross (M)
Portuguese Goa, India
17th-18th century
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Silver-Inlaid Katar & Hilt (M)
Srirangam, Tanjore, India
circa 1650
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Magnificent & Monumental Repoussed Silver Bowl
Burma
circa 1870
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Silver & Gilt Kasthane Sword set with Red Stones
Sri Lanka
19th century
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Pair of Exceptional Flamingo Silver Candlesticks
Cutch, India
circa 1880
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Extremely Rare Gold & Silver Lime Box (Killotaya) set with Rubies & Garnets (M)
Kandy, Sri Lanka (cf. The Regalia of the King of Kandy)
18th century or earlier
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Exceptional, Rare & Large Pandan-Shaped Silver Filigree Toiletry Set, Box, Cover & Tray
Batavia, Dutch East Indies
late 18th century
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Duke of Portland's Silver-Gilt Filigree Rosewater Sprinklers (M)
China or Batavia
late 18th century
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Pair of Awata-Style Satsuma Vases for the Islamic Export Market
Japan
Meiji Period, late 19th century
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Shell & Silver Bamboo Banquet Tazza with Hongmu Stand by Wang Hing
China
circa 1880
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Exceptional Silver Water Jug by P. Orr & Sons
Madras, India
circa 1875
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Monumental Gold Bracelet Set with Rubies
South India
19th century
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Ivory and Gold Hair Comb (M)
Zanzibar
circa 1800
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Exceptional Rare & Important Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Lacquered Betel Box Showing Foreign Traders (M)
Bangkok, Thailand
circa 1820
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The items below are sold and are now in museums and private collections worldwide. They represent a selection of the items we have had. Items marked with a yellow M
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M) are now in a public museum.

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Two Rare Blue & White ‘Wayang’ Dishes
Japan made for the Javanese Market
19th century
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Massive & Rare Princely Solid-Silver Ganges Water Container (Gangajali)
North-Western India, probably the Maharaja of Gwalior
circa 1880
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Rare Crucified Ivory Christ for the Portuguese Market
Sri Lanka
1600-1625
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Pair of Gilded Silver Throne Chairs of the Maharaja of Panna
Made in Benares, India
circa 1860
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Namban Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Lacquer Coffer made for the Portuguese Market
Japan
1580-1620
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Short Dha with Gold Collar, Gold Sheaf & Ivory Hilt
Shan States, Burma
19th century
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Fine, Carved Ivory & Horn Tumbok Lada Dagger
North Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century
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Parcel-Gilt & Pierced Silver Bezoar Stone Box (M)
West India, probably Gujarat or Goa
late 17th century
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Rare Gold & Silver Domed Betel (Tambuu) Box
Zanzibar & Swahili Coast
18th-19th century
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Fine, Carved Ivory Comb with Traces of Polychrome (M)
Kotte-Kandy, Sri Lanka
late 16th-17th century
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Queen Adelaide's Silver Filigree Jewellery Box (M)
India or the East Indies
17th century
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Pair of Parcel-Gilt Matthew Boulton-Style Silver Filigree Cassolettes (M)
Made in India for the English Market
circa 1770
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Exceptional Pair of Maharaja's Gilded Silver Lion-headed Sceptres (Soonta or Souta)
India, probably Deccan
18th century
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Silver Filigree Perfume Box Set & Tray
Batavia made for the Indian Market, or India
17th-18th century
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Exceptionally Rare Chinese Carved Ivory Pendant after designs by Daniel Mignot, Augsburg, active 1593–1616 and his contemporaries (M)
Made in China for the European Market
1600-1650
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Rare Carved Ivory Mughal or Deccani Hilt (M)
Northern India
17th century
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Ceremonial Nephrite Jade Ewer
Eastern Tibet or Mongolia
circa 16th century
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Exceptional, Large & Rare Silver Ritual Wine Chalice
Pre-Islamic North-West Frontier (Nuristan), Afghanistan
16th-18th century
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