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

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

Sold

Provenance

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

Price

P.O.A.

5571

Large, Gilded Tibetan Statue Ornament set with Turquoise

Tibet
18th-19th century

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

Sold

Provenance

UK art market

Price

5545

Burmese Repoussed Silver Powder Box

Burma
19th century

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

Sold

Provenance

UK art market

Price

5418

Rare & Unusual Bronze Ambika & Durga Group

Western India
14th-15th century

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$5,870)

5542

Gold Indian Kokke Thathi Pendant

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

length: 4.7cm, weight: 12.8g

Provenance

UK art market

Price

£950 (approx. US$1,230)

5541

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

Provenance

UK art market

Price

£5,500 (approx. US$7,120)

5417

Jambupati Buddha Gilded Bronze Seated Ava Buddha

Burma
Late Ava Period, 17th century

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

Provenance

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

Price

£6,750 (approx. US$8,750)

5539

Indian Parcel-Gilded Silver Perfume Comb

India
19th century

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

Provenance

UK art market

Price

£1,250 (approx. US$1,600)

5537

Indian Parcel-Gilt Silver Comb

Mysore, Karnataka, South India
19th century

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

Provenance

UK art market

Price

£1,550 (approx. US$2,000)

5538

Indian Parcel-Gilded Silver Perfume Comb

India, probably Mysore, Karnataka
19th century

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

Provenance

UK art market

Price

£1,250 (approx. US$1,600)

5484

Javanese Carved Wooden Circumcision Chair

Java, Indonesia
18th-19th century

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

Sold

Provenance

Dutch antique market; Dutch collection

Price

5421

Bronze Image of Ganesh

South India
17th-18th century

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

Tibetan Carved Wooden Upper Book Cover showing the Five Tathagatas

Tibet
circa 14th century

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

Provenance

UK art market

Price

£6,000 (approx. US$7,800)

5637

Indian Flexible Silver Bracelet (Lahsan ke Pahunchian)

India
circa 1900

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

Provenance

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

Price

£750 (approx. US$970)

4958

Indian Flexible Silver Bracelet (Lahsan ke Pahunchian)

India
circa 1900

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

Provenance

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

Price

£750 (approx. US$970)

5423

Unusual, Small Bronze Uma-Mahesvara Shrine

South India
circa 16th century

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

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

Burmese Pierced Silver Lidded Condiments Jar

Burma
late 19th century

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

Sold

Provenance

UK art market

Price

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

Price

£1,650 (approx. US$2,150)

5150

Indian Gold, Diamond, Pearl & Enamel Earrings

North India
18th-19th century

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

Provenance

UK art market

Price

£2,250 (approx. US$2,900)

5527

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

Rajasthan or Gujarat, India
15th century

Height: 27.4cm, width: 17cm

Sold

Provenance

Private collection, UK.

Price

5442

Silver Ga’u Box Overlaid with Thick Gold

China or Mongolia
19th century

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

Sold

Provenance

UK art market

Price

5561

Circular Yoruba Divination Board (Opon Ifa)

Yoruba People, Nigeria
19th century

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

Provenance

UK art market

Price

£750 (approx. US$970)

3792

Malay Sewar Dagger with Fine Silver Mounts

Malay People, Sumatra or Malay Peninsula
19th century

length: 36cm, weight: 326g

Provenance

UK art market

Price

£950 (approx. US$1,230)

3588

Small Malay Sewar Dagger with Hippopotamus Ivory Mounts

Malay People, Sumatra or Malay Peninsula
19th century

length: 19cm, weight: 49cm

Provenance

private collection, UK

Price

£500 (approx. US$650)

3646

Curved Malay Knife (Kerambit or Korambi)

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

width across: 15.5cm, weight: 89g

Sold

Provenance

UK art market

Price

£450 (approx. US$580)

4957

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

Provenance

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

Price

£850 (approx. US$1,100)

5238

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)

Provenance

UK art market

Price

£1,350 (approx. US$1,750)

4702

Unusual Indian Ganga-Jumna Lota

Tanjore, South India
17th century

height: 12.4cm, diameter: 15cm

Provenance

private collection, UK.

Price

£1,600 (approx. US$2,070)

4196

Three Solid Copper Mossi African Hairpins

Mossi People, Burkina Faso
19th century

7.5-9cm

Provenance

Private collection, London.

Price

£350 (approx. US$450)

5560

Rectangular Yoruba Divination Board (Opon Ifa)

Yoruba People, Nigeria
19th-early 20th century

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

Provenance

UK art market

Price

£950 (approx. US$1,250)

Selected Items from Past Catalogues

4541

Champleve Enamelled & Gilded Bronze Stupa with Jataka Tales

China
Ming Dynasty, circa 15th century

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

Provenance

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

Price

£8,000 (approx. US$10.400)

2493

Liao Dynasty Gold Earrings

China
Liao Dynasty, 10-12th century

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

Provenance

private collection, UK

Price

£1,400 (approx. US$1,800)

5221

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

China
19th century

length: 38cm, total weight: 17.82g

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

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

Provenance

UK private collection

Price

£2,250 (approx. US$2,900)

2829

Philippines Silver-Inlaid Brass Wedding Vessel (Gadur)

Moro People, Mindanao, Philippines
early 20th century

height: 55cm

Provenance

private collection, US.

Price

£1,850 (approx. US$2,400)

2598

Sumatran Minangkabau-Acehnese Cast Brass Shield or Buckler

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

diameter: 32cm

Provenance

UK art market

Price

£950 (approx. US$1,250)

4157

Silver-Encased Dagger (Dha Hmyaung) with Ivory Hilt

Shan people, Burma
19th century

length: 41cm, weight: 264g

Provenance

UK art market

Price

£850 (approx. US$1,100)

3298

Iron Trisula

Java, Indonesia
circa 18th century

length: 40cm

Provenance

UK art market

Price

£1,400 (approx. US$1,800)

4693

Thai Terracotta Ribbed Jar with Brown Glaze

North-Eastern Thailand
14th-15th century

diameter: 20cm, height: 18.3cm

Provenance

private collection, UK

Price

£1,000 (approx. US$1,300)

1985

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

Provenance

private collection, London.

Price

£1,800 (approx. US$2,300)

4404

Gilded Silver Butterfly Ornament set with Turquoise

Nepal or Eastern Tibet
18th-19th century

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

Provenance

UK art market

Price

£725 (approx. US$940)

3227

Mughal Parcel-Gilt Silver Bazuband

Northern India
18th century

length: 10cm, weight: 39g

Provenance

UK art market

Price

£1,250 (approx. US$1,600)

4860

Yellow Venetian Glass & Brass Bead Necklace

Andhra Pradesh, India
19th century

length: 84cm, weight: 280g

Provenance

UK private collection

Price

£900 (approx. US$1,250)

4195

Pair of Woman’s Silver & Turquoise Earrings

Central Tibet
19th century

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

Provenance

UK art market

Price

£900 (approx. US$1,150)

4368

Three Brass Jewellery Moulds

India
circa 19th century

widest point of largest mould: 8cm

Provenance

private collection, London.

Price

£500 (approx. US$650)

4913

Silver Panelled Belt (Araipatti)

Tamil Nadu, South India
19th century

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

Provenance

UK art market.

Price

£1,550 (approx. US$2,000)

2896

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

Kutch, India
circa 1880

height: 25cm, weight: 785g

Provenance

UK art market

Price

£4,250 (approx. US$5,500)