Our catalogue > Selected Finest items

This especially curated page draws on some of the finest & most interesting items that we have in stock right now.

Each piece is of museum quality, and has sound provenance. Most items have been sourced from within the UK, often from old colonial-era collections.

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Tibetan Gilded Bronze Mahakala

Tibet
15th century

height: 14cm, width: 10.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market

5362

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Srivajaya Cast Bronze Image of Four-Armed Kubera

Palembang region, Sumatra, Indonesia
8th-9th century

height (without stand): 12.2cm, height (with stand): 15cm, weight (without stand): 757g

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Provenance

private collection, London, UK.

5217

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Two Mughal Engraved Gilded Silver Boxes inset with Tortoiseshell Panels

North India
circa 1740

length of largest box: 9.5cm, width: 8.8cm, height: 3.3cm, weight: 183g; length of smaller box: 7.5cm, width: 6.7cm, height: 1.8cm, weight: 98g

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Provenance

Scottish art market

5363

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Javanese Cast Silver Image of Shiva with Bronze Yoni Base

Java, Indonesia
Classical Period, 9th century

height of Shiva: 8.3cm, ensemble height (with stand): 11.6cm, weight of Shiva: 146g

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Provenance

Private Collection, London, UK.

5364

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Early Javanese Unusually Large Cast Bronze Buddha

Java or Sumatra, Indonesia
Classical Period, 8th century

height (without stand): 21.9cm, width: 17.1cm, depth: 11.8cm, weight: 2,576g

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Provenance

Private Collection, London, UK.

5541

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Colonial Indian Sandalwood Jewel Box with Ivory & Engraved Silver Mounts

South India, probably Coromandel Coast
17th-18th century

length: 15.8cm height: 8.8cm, depth: 10.5cm, weight: 481g

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Provenance

UK art market

4538

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Superb Copper Teapot with Fine, Pierced Silver Mounts

Tibet
18th-19th century

height: 27cm, length: 27.5cm, weight: 1,129g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

5361

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Rare Javanese Cast Bronze Image of Twelve-Armed Chunda

Java, Indonesia, Classical Period
Classical Period, 9th century

height: 10.4cm, width: 7.2cm, weight: 549g

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Provenance

Private collection, London, UK

5252

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Superb Pair of Silver Spiked Cuff Bracelets (Azbi n’Iquorrain)

Ait Atta Berber People, South-Eastern Morocco
early 20th century

external diameter: 13cm, internal diameter: 6.7cm, thickness: 3.7cm, combined weight: 1,116g

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Provenance

UK art market

4667

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Model of a Peacock, Gilded, Enamelled & set with Turquoise & Pearls

China
circa 1920

height: 45cm, total weight: 863g

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Provenance

UK art market

5076

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Indo-Portuguese Parcel-Gilt Pierced Silver Bezoar Stone Box

West India, probably Gujarat or Goa
circa 1700

length: 5cm, diameter: 4.4cm, weight: 48g

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Provenance

private collection, UK

5002

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Ceremonial Gold & Silver Paduka Sandals

India, probably Rajasthan
18th-19th century

length of each: 213.5cm, width: 9cm, height: 12.5cm, combined weights: 1,516g

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Provenance

Collection of (the late) Paul Walter. The undersides of each retain old collection labels pertaining to 'Trephagan School', which is in the United States.

4083

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Early Ayutthaya/U-Thong Style Gold Buddha

Ayutthaya, Thailand
mid-14th century

height: 17.5cm, width: 6.5cm, weight: 42.75g

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Provenance

Acquired in Bangkok prior to World War One by an English traveller, and thence by descent; private UK collection.

4619

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Pair of Enamelled Silver Peacocks

Jaipur, India
circa 1870

heights: 17.3cm, lengths: 18cm, combined weight: 1,585g

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Provenance

UK art market

3614

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Extremely Rare, Large Colonial Spanish Silver Bodice Piece set with Seventy-Four Large Table Cut Diamonds

Viceroyalty of New Spain, probably the Captaincy General of Guatemala
1680-1720

length: 20.5cm, height: 11.5cm, weight: 172g

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Provenance

UK art market

3852

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Kangxi (康熙) Blue & White Hookah Base with Chased Silver Mounts

China for the Islamic Indian or Persian Market
late 17th-early 18th century

height: 22.5cm, diameter: 15.5cm, weight: 1,458g

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Provenance

UK art market

4597

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Bronze Seated Buddha or Disciple

Thailand
late 18th century

height: 42cm, width: 39cm, depth: 19.5cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK. The previous owner built up a collection of Buddha images mostly from old UK colonial sources, and did so over a long lifetime.

4753

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The Mughal Seal of Khair un-nisa Begum Sahiba, Daughter of Bahadur Shah II, the last Mughal Emperor

Seized during the Indian Mutiny in 1857, Delhi, India
dated 1845, and inscribed 'September 20, 1857, Delhi'

length: 16.2cm, weight: 146g

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Provenance

private collection, UK; previously in the estate of Ronald Daubney OBE, of Linton Park, Kent, England; previously owned by General John Cockburn Hood of Stainrigg House, Berwiskshire

4078

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Rare Agate Box with Chased Silver Mounts

India, perhaps Goa
circa 1700

height: 13.3cm, length: 14cm, depth: 10.1cm, weight: 1,127g

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Provenance

UK art market; European collection.

4652

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Rare Pair of Tall, Fine, Silver Filigree-Clad Glass Flasks

India
19th century

heights: 40.5cm, diameters: 7.5cm, total combined weights: 2,249g

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Provenance

UK art market

4615

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Enamelled Gold Jadau Pendant Set with Diamonds & Pearls

Northern India
circa 1850

heights: 5.5cm and 3.5cm (x2), combined weight: 46.12g

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Provenance

UK art market

4518

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Large Silver Mughal Wine Ewer

North India
19th century

diameter: 46.5cm, width: 26.5cm, weight: 1,790g

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Provenance

UK art market

4052

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Unusually Large, Silver Filigree Betel Box

Dutch East Indies, or possibly India
circa 1700

length: 22.3cm, width: 16cm, height: 10cm, weight: 1,675g

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Provenance

Private London collection (estate)

4177

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Silver Shivalingam set with a Single, Massive 189-carat Emerald Lingam

India
19th century

overall height: 7.5cm, length: 7.3cm, width: 4.8cm, combined weight: 125g, height of emerald: 3.4cm, weight of emerald: 188.88carats

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Provenance

private English collection.

4176

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Silver Shivalingam Shrine with Attendant Nandi, set with Carnelian & Pearls

South India
19th century

height: 8cm, length: 12cm, width: 10.8cm, weight: 281g

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Provenance

private English collection.

3575

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Superb Balinese Palace Door & Frame

Bali, Indonesia
18th-early 19th century

height: 178cm, width: 110cm

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Provenance

private collection, Ireland.

3589

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Ottoman Woman’s Wooden Stilted Clogs (Qabqab) with Engraved Silver Mounts

Ottoman Turkey
19th century

length: 24cm, height: 12.5cm

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Provenance

from the collection of the family of John Lee, Baron Lee of Trafford, Bowdon Old Hall, Cheshire, UK. The family of Lord Lee has occupied Bowdon Old Hall since 1919 and the clogs formed part of the contents of the house.

3153

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Early Dutch Colonial Huanghuali Writing Box with Engraved Paktong Mounts

Southern China
circa 1640

width: 39.2cm, depth: 28.4cm, height: 9.5cm

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Provenance

UK private collection

3300

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Fine Colonial Indian Teapot by Hamilton & Co.

Calcutta, India
circa 1830

length: 29.5cm, height: 17.3cm, weight: 1,233g

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Provenance

UK art market

3221

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Inscribed Lao-Thai Bronze Seated Buddha

Northern Thailand/Laos
16th century

height: 48.5cm

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Provenance

collected in the 1950s by Professor Bengt Hager (1916-2011) and Lilavati Devi (c. 1925-2002) of Sweden; thence by descent.

2221

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Set of Inscribed, Early Classical Period, Javanese Sacred Gold Regalia for a King

Central Java, Indonesia
circa 800 AD

combined weight: 770g

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Provenance

previously in the collection of a retired European diplomat who served in Indonesia in the 1960s, but acquired after that time.

3026

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Rare Indian Lucknow Enamelled Silver & Leather Hookah Base

Lucknow, India
18th century

height: 20.2cm, diameter of base: 14.8cm, weight: 611g

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Provenance

UK art market

2340

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Fine Tibetan Gilded Seated Maitreya Image

Central Tibet
15th century

height: 22.8cm width: 12cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK; acquired from Spink, 1997.

2443

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Pair of Exceptional Indian Parcel-Gilded Silver Filigree Trays or Salvers

Karimnagar, Deccan, India
17th-18th century

diameter: 24.7cm, height: 3.4cm, weights: 603g & 615g (1,218g in total)

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Provenance

UK art market

2478

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South Indian Ruby-Set Gold Covered Sri Yantra to Adorn a Temple Statue

South India
circa 17th-18th century or earlier

height: 3.5cm, diameter: 5cm, weight: 44g

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Provenance

private collection, UK

2613

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Rare South Indian Shiva-Parvati Double Rudraksha Necklace with Ruby-Inset Gold Mounts

South India
18th-19th century

width of pendant: 5.3cm, height of pendant: 7cm, length of necklace: 31cm, weight: 75g

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

2862

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Rare Sumatran Sewar Dagger with Hippopotamus Mounts Including a Clenched Fist Hilt

Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century

length: 45.3cm, weight: 246g

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Provenance

private Japanese collection; Bob Hales Collection (UK).

2861

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Carved Royal Acehnese Ivory, Gold & Suasa Siwaih Dagger

Aceh, Indonesia
circa 1850

length: 29cm

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Provenance

private Japanese collection; Robert Hales Collection (UK).

2218

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Rare Yoruba Carved Wooden Processional Staff

Yoruba People, Nigeria
19th-20th century

length/height: 108cm

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Provenance

private collection, London; and previously, a private European collection.

2325

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Colonial Satinwood & Mahogany Writing Box with Silver Mounts

Coromandel Coast, South India
17th-18th century

width: 32cm, depth: 28cm, thickness at rear: 8cm, thickness at front: 7cm

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Provenance

From an English country house.

1554

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Batavian Silver Filigree Paan Box

Dutch East Indies (Batavia), or possibly India (Goa)
17th century

length: 12cm, width: 10.5cm, height: 6.1cm, weight: 601g

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Provenance

: from a Spanish/Portuguese collection.

5507

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Fine Indian Mughal Gold & Gem-Set White Nephrite Jade Pendant (Haldili)

North India
18th-19th century

length: 4.6cm, height: 3.5cm, weight: 17.47g

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Provenance

UK art market

1406

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Exceptional Bronze Hamsa Lamp Finial

South India
early 17th century

height (without stand): 17cm, length: 19cm, weight: 609g

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Provenance

European collection; and formerly in the David Singer collection.

1449

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Two Very Rare Parcel-Gilded ‘Cadogan’ Style Copper & Silver Ritual Wine Ewers

Nepal
18th-19th century

height: 12.5cm & 13cm; width: 16cm & 17.5cm; weight: 270g & 284g

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Provenance

UK art market

1390

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Exceptionally Rare Colonial Crocodile Ivory Snuff Container in the form of a Mestiza Woman, with Silver Mounts

Portuguese Goa, India
late 17th century

height: 9cm, weight: 40g

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Provenance

UK art market

1010

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Sri Lankan Tortoiseshell Betel Box with Engraved, Parcel-gilt Silver Mounts

Sri Lanka
late 18th century

length: 16cm, width: 12cm, height: 5.2cm, weight: 305g

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Provenance

UK art market

848

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Rare, Finely Carved Coconut Money Box with Silver Mounts (Alcancia)

Spanish Colonial Guatemala
18th century

height: 18cm, length: 19cm, weight: 437g

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Provenance

European antiques market.

2181

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Life-sized Sepik Ancestor Figure

Sepik Region, New Guinea
late 19th century

height: 165cm

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Provenance

Francis de Sales McHugh Collection, collected by de Sales McHugh in the early 20th century.

1323

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Massive Silver Prayer Wheel (‘Khor)

Tibet
18th-19th century

length: of wheel and handle: 106cm, diameter of wheel: 19cm, thickness of wheel drum: 9cm

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Provenance

UK art market

3870

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Pair of Carved Wooden Male & Female Bulul Rice Divinity Figures

Ifugao People, Northern Luzon, Philippines
19th century

heights: 51cm & 49cm

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Provenance

private European collection.

2219

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Yoruba Carved Wooden Divination Bowl

Yoruba People, Nigeria
18th-19th century or earlier

height: 14.2cm, diameter: 19cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

5166

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Chased Silver Betel Set with Engraved Octagonal Pewter Stand

Peranakan Chinese Community, Java, Indonesia
late 19th century

height of stand with set: 20cm, width: 19.2cm, combined weight of silver items: 454g

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Provenance

private collection, UK, since the mid-1990s

5486

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Fine Pende Chief’s Hippopotamus Ivory Amulet Pendant (Gikhokho)

Pende People, Congo
early 19th century

length: 6cm, width: 4cm

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Provenance

private collection, London; and acquired by the previous owner in London in the 1960s.

4572

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Batavian Colonial Silver Filigree Tray or Platter

Dutch East Indies, probably Batavia; and possibly India
17th-18th century

length: 42.7cm, width: 24.5cm, height: 3.7cm, weight: 957g

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Provenance

UK art market