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5611

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Louis XV Snuff Box of Japanese Lacquer & French Ormolu Mounts

Japan & France
circa 1740

length: 7.2cm, depth: 4.7cm, height: 2.8cm, weight: 31.6g

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UK art market

5613

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Rare Kutch Silver Child’s Rattle & Whistle

Kutch, India
circa 1880

length: 10.5cm, weight: 55g

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UK art market

3933

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Dayak Man’s Ear Ornament (Sabau) of Carved Hornbill Casque (Beak)

Kenyah/Kayan Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
19th-early 20th century

height: 4.6cm, length: 10cm, width: 4.2cm, weight: 26.36g

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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 mostly Borneo-related textiles and other ethnographica.

5073

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Indian Woman’s Kibla Compass Shaped as a Gold Mango Pendant

South India
19th century

length: 3.2cm, weight: 8.62g

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UK art market

5128

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Chinese Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Wooden Opium Pipe Head Stand with Six Pipe Heads

China
19th century

length: 27.3cm, height (with pipes): 17.5cm, depth: 10.6cm

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private collection, UK.

4337

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Indian Deccan Engraved Brass Alam Finial

Deccan, India
dated 1199 AH (1784 AD)

height: 16.4cm, width: 14.4cm

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UK art market

5135

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Four Zoroastrian Ritual Objects in High-Grade Silver

Parsi (Parsee) People, Bombay, India
19th century

height of sprinkler: 24cm, diameter of incense tray: 7.2cm, combined weight of silver: 258g

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Provenance

from a Parsi family, originally from Bombay, and now based in northern England.

5038

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Pair of Carved Wooden, Iron & Leather Stirrups

Mexico
18th century

height of wooden section of each stirrup: 25cm, width: 22cm, depth: 15.5cm, length of leather strap: 38cm

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Provenance

UK art market

4408

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Ram Darbar Temple Token (Ramatanka)

India
circa 1900

diameter: 2.8cm, weight: 11.65g

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UK art market

4267

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Woman’s Wooden Lip Plate

Kichepo People, Sudan, & Surma People, Sudan/Ethiopia
19th-early 20th century

width: 13.3cm, length: 9.6cm, thickness: 1.6cm

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Provenance

private London collection.

3466

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English Tavern or Publican House Willow Nine-Pin Skittles Set

West Country, England
18th-19th century

heights (approx.) 30cm each, and 40cm for the king pin

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Provenance

UK private collection

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.