Our catalogue > Thailand & IndoChina

Antique items from Thailand, Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia are to be found here. Like these countries, the items mostly are Buddhist, or are utilitarian – often they relate to the consumption of betel nut.

Most items have been sourced from within the UK, often from old colonial-era collections.

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5638

Rare Chinese Yixing Teapot with Vietnamese Pierced Silver Mounts

Jiangsu, China & Vietnam
19th century

length: 20cm, height: 15cm

Provenance

UK art market

5444

Thai or Cambodian Repoussed Silver Bowl

Thailand or Cambodia
19th-early 20th century

diameter: 22.3cm, height: 12.5cm, weight: 596g

Provenance

UK art market

1913

Thai Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Lacquer Miniature Table

Thailand
late 19th century

length: 28.5cm, width: 18cm, height: 8.5cm

Provenance

UK art market

5548

Rare Vietnamese Silver Cup, Lid & Saucer

Vietnam
circa 1850

height of set: 10cm, diameter of saucer: 12.4cm, overall weight: 249g

Provenance

UK art market

4689

Three Thai Terracotta Votive Plaques

Ayutthaya, Thailand
16th-18th century

heights: 8.5cm, widths: 5.4cm-5.7cm

Provenance

private collection, London.

4683

Large Terracotta Makara & Naga Stair-Head or Roof Tile Finial

Thailand
Sukhothai Period, 14th-15th century

height: 51cm, length: 26cm, width: 14cm

Provenance

private collection, UK

3893

Thai Pottery Pedestal Vase decorated with White Slipware & Red-ochre (Ban Chiang)

Ban Chiang, Udon Thani Province, Thailand
circa 300BC

height: 18cm, diameter: 15.5cm, weight: 715g

Provenance

Acquired in the UK, from the estate collection of Dr George Yuille Caldwell (1924-2016). Dr Caldwell, an English-born physician moved to Singapore in the 1950s, from where he built up a collection of Southeast Asian collectibles.

4693

Thai Terracotta Ribbed Jar with Brown Glaze

North-Eastern Thailand
14th-15th century

diameter: 20cm, height: 18.3cm

Provenance

private collection, UK

4679

Tall, Thai Standing Gilded Bronze Buddha

Thailand
Rattanakosin Period, 19th century

height: 64.5cm

Provenance

UK art market

4686

Terracotta Makara Roof Tile Finial Fragment

Thailand
Sukhothai Period, 14th-15th century

height: 30.5cm, length: 28cm, width: 17cm

Provenance

private collection, UK

4692

Rare Terracotta Dish decorated with Black Crow Pattern

Kalong, Northern Thailand
14th-15th century

diameter: 19.7cm, height: 3.8cm

Provenance

private collection, UK

4593

Cast Bronze Seated Buddha

Laos
circa 15th century

height: 37cm, width: 22.5cm, depth: 14cm

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.

4684

Terracotta Makara Roof Tile Finial Fragment

Thailand
Sukhothai Period, 14th-15th century

height: 32cm, length: 18cm, width: width: 15.4cm

Provenance

private collection, UK

4083

Early Ayutthaya/U-Thong Style Gold Buddha

Ayutthaya, Thailand
mid-14th century

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

Provenance

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

4471

Bronze Spiral Ear Ornament or Stone Mason’s Plumb Weight with Lotus Bud Finials

Cambodia
circa 10th-12th century

height: 6cm, weight: 164g

Provenance

private London collection

4590

Gilded Cast Bronze Ava-Style Buddha

Shan People, Eastern Burma
17th century

height: 30.8cm, width: 15cm

Provenance

private collection, UK.

5000

Gold Makara Ring

Khmer/Cambodia
circa 15th century

height of ring: 3cm, external diameter of hoop: 2.4cm, weight: 13.76g, size of ring: M (UK), 6.25 (US)

Provenance

Collection of (the late) Paul Walter, New York. Probably acquired by Walter in the UK.

4597

Bronze Seated Buddha or Disciple

Thailand
late 18th century

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

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.

3339

Thai Gilded Bronze Buddha or Buddhist Attendant

Thailand
late 19th century

height: 36cm, width: 30cm

Provenance

UK art market

3221

Inscribed Lao-Thai Bronze Seated Buddha

Northern Thailand/Laos
16th century

height: 48.5cm

Provenance

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

3570

Thai Official’s Ivory Seal

Thailand
19th century (dated 1878)

height: 9cm, diameter: 4.9cm

Provenance

UK art market; most probably the item has been in the UK since colonial times.

3704

Cambodian Bayon-Style, Ritual Bronze Conch Shell

Cambodia
Angkor Period, 12th-13th century, & possibly later stand

length of conch: 27cm, height of stand: 8cm, diameter of stand: 14cm

Provenance

from a private collection, Hereford, England. Acquired by the previous owner from a private collection, Gloucestershire, England.

3008

Thai Official’s Ivory Seal

Thailand
19th century

height: 9cm, diameter of base: 5.5cm

Provenance

UK art market; most probably the item has been in the UK since colonial times.

3420

Heavy Thai Niello Silver Bowl

Thailand
19th century

diameter: 15cm, height: 8cm, 447g

Provenance

UK art market

3437

Thai Terracotta Buddhist Votive Tablet with Traces of Red Lacquer & Gilding

Thailand
18th or early 19th century

height: 9.3cm, width: 6cm

Provenance

UK art market

2373

Laotian Silver & Wood ‘Pyramid’ Hairpin

Laos
late 19th-early 20th century

length: 22cm

Provenance

private collection, UK

2736

Thai Betel-Chewing Stoneware Tukatha Figure

Ban Pa Yang, Si Satchanalai, Thailand
14th-16th century

height: 10.5cm

Provenance

UK art market

2737

Thai Stoneware Betel-Chewing Tukatha Figure

Ban Pa Yang, Si Satchanalai, Thailand
14th-16th century

height: 9.8cm

Provenance

UK art market

2738

Thai Earthenware Betel-Chewing Tukatha Figure

Ban Pa Yang, Si Satchanalai, Thailand
14th-16th century

height: 8.4cm

Provenance

UK art market

1804

Large Jorai Ironwood Ancestor Figure

Jorai People, Central Highlands, Vietnam
19th century

height: 114cm

Provenance

Benneton Collection, France

2581

Thai Crowned Head of Buddha

Thailand
late 16th century

height: 8.8cm (without stand), 11.9cm (with stand)

Provenance

UK art market

609

Khmer-Thai Earthenware Storage Jar

North-Eastern Thailand
circa 12th century

height: 25cm; diameter at widest point: 23cm (approx.)

Provenance

UK art market

1578

Two Si Satchanalai Terracotta Tile Finials

Si Satchanalai, Thailand
14th-15th century

height: 21cm & 23.8cm; width: 16.5cm & 16.5cm

Provenance

UK art market

2968

Thai Silver Votive Buddha

Thailand
19th century

>height: 17cm

Provenance

UK art market

3739

Rare Tai Shan Quilted, Woven & Embroidered Jacket


19th century

Shan, Chin or Related People, Eastern Burma, Northern Thailand or Laos

Provenance

private collection, London; art market, Paris.