New Items for August 2018

Showcased here are our new additions to our stock for August – 30 fine, new items in total.

Items from India, Burma, the Dutch East Indies, Tibet, Indonesia, Cambodia, & Tribal Africa are included.

All items are for sale. We price in pounds only but USD approximates also are provided.

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5075

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Rare Dutch Colonial Mother-of-Pearl Betel Box with Pierced Gold Mounts

Batavia, Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia)
18th century

length: 11.6cm, height: 4.7cm, depth: 8.4cm, weight: 302g

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Provenance

acquired in London in the early 20th century by a gentleman collector, thence by descent

Price

P.O.A.

5571

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Large, Gilded Tibetan Statue Ornament set with Turquoise

Tibet
18th-19th century

diameter: 13.7cm, thickness: 3cm, weight: 641g

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Provenance

UK art market

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5545

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Burmese Repoussed Silver Powder Box

Burma
19th century

diameter: 16cm, height: 8.8cm, weight: 456g

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Provenance

UK art market

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5418

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Rare & Unusual Bronze Ambika & Durga Group

Western India
14th-15th century

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Provenance

From the estate of a private English collector who acquired the bronze from Sotheby's London in July 1972. It was lot 52 of Sotheby's 'Primitive Art' sale of July 11, 1972. The original Sotheby's receipt is included.

Price

£4,500 (approx. US$5,850)

5542

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Gold Indian Kokke Thathi Pendant

Coorg People, Tamil Nadu, South India
late 19th-early 20th century

length: 4.7cm, weight: 12.8g

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£950 (approx. US$1,230)

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

Price

£5,500 (approx. US$7,120)

5417

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Jambupati Buddha Gilded Bronze Seated Ava Buddha

Burma
Late Ava Period, 17th century

height: 47.5cm, width: 25.5cm, depth: 16.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market; almost certainly has been in the UK since the colonial era.

Price

£6,750 (approx. US$8,750)

5539

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Indian Parcel-Gilded Silver Perfume Comb

India
19th century

length: 8.2cm, height: 4.2cm, weight: 43g

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£1,250 (approx. US$1,600)

5537

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Indian Parcel-Gilt Silver Comb

Mysore, Karnataka, South India
19th century

length: 7.5cm, height: 5.5cm, weight: 75g

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£1,550 (approx. US$2,000)

5538

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Indian Parcel-Gilded Silver Perfume Comb

India, probably Mysore, Karnataka
19th century

width: 6.6cm, height: 5cm, weight: 52g

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£1,250 (approx. US$1,600)

5484

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Javanese Carved Wooden Circumcision Chair

Java, Indonesia
18th-19th century

height: 62.5cm, width: 58cm, depth: 39cm

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Provenance

Dutch antique market; Dutch collection

Price

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5421

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Bronze Image of Ganesh

South India
17th-18th century

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Provenance

from the estate of a private English collector who acquired the bronze in the UK in February 1973.

Price

£1,550 (approx. US$2,000)

5524

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Tibetan Carved Wooden Upper Book Cover showing the Five Tathagatas

Tibet
circa 14th century

length: 65.3cm, width: 20cm, thickness: 2.7cm

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£6,000 (approx. US$7,800)

5637

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Indian Flexible Silver Bracelet (Lahsan ke Pahunchian)

India
circa 1900

outer diameter: 7.6cm, internal diameter: 4.5cm, thickness: 1.4cm, weight: 140g

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Provenance

Collection of the late Paul Walter, New York, probably acquired in London.

Price

£750 (approx. US$970)

4958

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Indian Flexible Silver Bracelet (Lahsan ke Pahunchian)

India
circa 1900

outer diameter: 7.5cm, internal diameter: 4.5cm, thickness: 1.4cm, weight: 117g

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Provenance

Collection of the late Paul Walter, New York, probably acquired in London.

Price

£750 (approx. US$970)

5423

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Unusual, Small Bronze Uma-Mahesvara Shrine

South India
circa 16th century

length: 8.5cm, height: 5.6cm, weight: 96g

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Provenance

From the estate of an English collector who acquired the bronze at the Arcade Gallery of 28 Old Bond Street, London, in June 1973.

Price

£2,250 (approx. US$2,900)

5440

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Burmese Pierced Silver Lidded Condiments Jar

Burma
late 19th century

height: 17cm, diameter: 9cm, weight: 330g

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Provenance

UK art market

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5444

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Thai or Cambodian Repoussed Silver Bowl

Thailand or Cambodia
19th-early 20th century

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

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£1,650 (approx. US$2,150)

5150

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Indian Gold, Diamond, Pearl & Enamel Earrings

North India
18th-19th century

length of each: 5.8cm, combined weight: 27.52g

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£2,250 (approx. US$2,900)

5527

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Bronze Jain Altarpiece with Twenty-Four Jinas (Caubis-Jina-Pata)

Rajasthan or Gujarat, India
15th century

Height: 27.4cm, width: 17cm

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Provenance

Private collection, UK.

Price

5442

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Silver Ga’u Box Overlaid with Thick Gold

China or Mongolia
19th century

height: 13.3cm, width: 13.5cm, thickness: 4cm, weight: 459g

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Provenance

UK art market

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5561

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Circular Yoruba Divination Board (Opon Ifa)

Yoruba People, Nigeria
19th century

width: 35.5cm; length: 34cm and thickness: 2cm

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£750 (approx. US$970)

3792

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Malay Sewar Dagger with Fine Silver Mounts

Malay People, Sumatra or Malay Peninsula
19th century

length: 36cm, weight: 326g

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£950 (approx. US$1,230)

3588

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Small Malay Sewar Dagger with Hippopotamus Ivory Mounts

Malay People, Sumatra or Malay Peninsula
19th century

length: 19cm, weight: 49cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK

Price

£500 (approx. US$650)

3646

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Curved Malay Knife (Kerambit or Korambi)

Malay People, Sumatra or Malay Peninsula
19th-early 20th century

width across: 15.5cm, weight: 89g

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£450 (approx. US$580)

4957

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Pair of Pashtun Silver Bracelets

Pashtun People, Northern India/Pakistan
circa 1900

Outside diameter at widest point: 9cm, inside diameter at widest point: 5cm, thickness: 1.6cm, combined weight: 228g

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Provenance

Collection of the late Paul Walter, New York, probably acquired in London.

Price

£850 (approx. US$1,100)

5238

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Indian Gold & Silver Arsi Thumb Ring set with a Central Mirror & Diamonds

Northern India
19th century

diameter of bezel: 3cm, weight: 19.55g, Ring size: 10 3/4 (US), V (UK)

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£1,350 (approx. US$1,750)

4702

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Unusual Indian Ganga-Jumna Lota

Tanjore, South India
17th century

height: 12.4cm, diameter: 15cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

Price

£1,600 (approx. US$2,070)

4196

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Three Solid Copper Mossi African Hairpins

Mossi People, Burkina Faso
19th century

7.5-9cm

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Provenance

Private collection, London.

Price

£350 (approx. US$450)

5560

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Rectangular Yoruba Divination Board (Opon Ifa)

Yoruba People, Nigeria
19th-early 20th century

width: 40cm; length: 27cm and thickness: 2cm

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£950 (approx. US$1,250)

Selected Items from Past Catalogues

4541

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Champleve Enamelled & Gilded Bronze Stupa with Jataka Tales

China
Ming Dynasty, circa 15th century

height: 20.2cm, width: 10cm, weight: 1,254g

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Provenance

private collection of Maurice Collis (1889-1973); thereafter by descent.

Price

£8,000 (approx. US$10.400)

2493

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Liao Dynasty Gold Earrings

China
Liao Dynasty, 10-12th century

height: 3.2cm, width: 2.2cm: combined weight: 6g

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Provenance

private collection, UK

Price

£1,400 (approx. US$1,800)

5221

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Chinese Necklace of Rare Gilded Silver Beads Overlaid with Blue Kingfisher Feathers

China
19th century

length: 38cm, total weight: 17.82g

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Provenance

From the estate of a descendant of A.S. Haynes. Haynes held a number of positions in the colonial administration of the Straits Settlements from 1901 to 1934, including that of Acting Colonial Secretary (Straits Settlements) and British Resident, Perak, after which he retired back to England.

Price

£1,850 (approx. US$2,400)

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

Price

£2,250 (approx. US$2,900)

2829

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Philippines Silver-Inlaid Brass Wedding Vessel (Gadur)

Moro People, Mindanao, Philippines
early 20th century

height: 55cm

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Provenance

private collection, US.

Price

£1,850 (approx. US$2,400)

2598

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Sumatran Minangkabau-Acehnese Cast Brass Shield or Buckler

Minangkabau People for the Aceh Market, Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century

diameter: 32cm

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£950 (approx. US$1,250)

4157

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Silver-Encased Dagger (Dha Hmyaung) with Ivory Hilt

Shan people, Burma
19th century

length: 41cm, weight: 264g

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£850 (approx. US$1,100)

3298

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Iron Trisula

Java, Indonesia
circa 18th century

length: 40cm

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£1,400 (approx. US$1,800)

4693

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Thai Terracotta Ribbed Jar with Brown Glaze

North-Eastern Thailand
14th-15th century

diameter: 20cm, height: 18.3cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK

Price

£1,000 (approx. US$1,300)

1985

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Javanese Gold Wound-Wire Ring

Central or East Java, Indonesia
Protoclassic Period, AD200-700 or later

ring size: N (UK), 6.5 (US), weight: 10.89g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

Price

£1,800 (approx. US$2,300)

4404

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Gilded Silver Butterfly Ornament set with Turquoise

Nepal or Eastern Tibet
18th-19th century

height: 5cm. width: 5.3cm, weight: 19.4g

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£725 (approx. US$940)

3227

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Mughal Parcel-Gilt Silver Bazuband

Northern India
18th century

length: 10cm, weight: 39g

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£1,250 (approx. US$1,600)

4860

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Yellow Venetian Glass & Brass Bead Necklace

Andhra Pradesh, India
19th century

length: 84cm, weight: 280g

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Provenance

UK private collection

Price

£900 (approx. US$1,250)

4195

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Pair of Woman’s Silver & Turquoise Earrings

Central Tibet
19th century

heights: 5cm, diameter of hoops: 3.2cm, combined weight: 59g

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£900 (approx. US$1,150)

4368

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Three Brass Jewellery Moulds

India
circa 19th century

widest point of largest mould: 8cm

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Provenance

private collection, London.

Price

£500 (approx. US$650)

4913

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Silver Panelled Belt (Araipatti)

Tamil Nadu, South India
19th century

approx. length: 72cm, width: 6cm, weight: 552g

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Provenance

UK art market.

Price

£1,550 (approx. US$2,000)

2896

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Rare & Unusual Ostrich Egg & Walrus Tusk Indian Tea Caddy with Silver Mounts

Kutch, India
circa 1880

height: 25cm, weight: 785g

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£4,250 (approx. US$5,500)