New Items for July 2018

Forty fine new objects are added to our website this month. All have been sourced from the UK. Items come from Indonesia, Burma, Tibet, India, Oman, the Dutch East Indies, Armenia, Egypt, Zanzibar & so on.

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5488

Tibetan Gilded Bronze Mahakala

Tibet
15th century

height: 14cm, width: 10.5cm

Provenance

UK art market

Price

5459

Tall Indian Bronze Figure of a Standing Jain Tirthankhara

South India
17th century

height without stand: 26cm, with stand: 28cm

Sold

Provenance

private collection, The Netherlands

Price

5253

Rare Horn Comb inlaid with Gold & Silver

Zanzibar
18th century

width: 6.1cm, height: 4.6cm

Sold

Provenance

private collection, southern England; acquired by the past owner's late father.

Price

5262

Rare Javanese Cast Metal Mold for Making Votive Plaques

Java, Indonesia
8th-9th century

height: 8.7cm, width: 7cm, thickness: 1.1cm, weight: 503g

Sold

Provenance

private collection, London, UK

Price

5507

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

Provenance

UK art market

Price

5486

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

Pende People, Congo
early 19th century

length: 6cm, width: 4cm

Provenance

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

Price

5199

Silver & Goat Skin Headdress (Shabka) & Leather Face Mask (Burka)

Oman, probably Ibri Region
19th-early 20th century

height with stand: 32cm

Sold

Provenance

UK art market

Price

5472

Indian Enamelled Gold Earrings with Emeralds & Pearls

India
19th century

length: 2.7cm, combined wight: 4.98g

Provenance

UK art market

Price

4925

Mughal Talismanic Nephrite Amulet Pendant Carved with Koranic Verses

North India
circa 17th-18th century

width: 4.2cm, height: 3.3cm, weight: 15.34g

Provenance

private collection, London.

Price

5255

Serpentine & Silver Ewer inset with Coral, Turquoise & Garnets

Sino-Himalayan or Mongolia
circa 1860

length: 18cm, height: 15.5cm, weight: 556g

Sold

Provenance

private collection, UK

Price

4572

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

Provenance

UK art market

Price

5205

Unusually Large, Multiple-Strand Naga Blue Glass Bead Necklace

Naga People, India/Burma
circa 1900

length: 70cm, weight: 724g

Provenance

UK art market; undoubtedly, the necklace has been in the UK since the colonial era.

Price

3933

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

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.

Price

5487

Fine Pair of Champleve Enamel Silver Anklets (Jhanhjar)

Punjab, India/Pakistan
19th century

approximate outer diameter of each: 12.6cm, combined weight: 522g

Provenance

UK art market

Price

5248

Indian Chased Silver Makara Bracelet

Madras, South India
circa 1880

internal diameter at widest point: 5.7cm, weight: 65g

Provenance

UK art market

Price

5289

Extremely Rare ‘Brown & Gold’ Straits Chinese Wedding Dress & Hat Box

Straits Settlements, probably Singapore
circa 1900

length: 49cm, height: 53cm, depth: 34cm

Sold

Provenance

collected by Alwyn Sidney Haynes (1878-1963), and thence by descent. Haynes was a colonial administrator in Malaya and the Straits Settlements between 1901 and 1934. He held many posts including Acting British Resident, Pahang (1924); British Resident, Perak (1925); British Advisor, Kedah (1925); British Advisor, Kelantan (1930); and Acting Colonial Administrator, Straits Settlements (1933), after which he retired and returned to England, and lived near Stratford-upon-Avon, and then in Leamington Spa. Haynes loaned some of the items he collected in Malaya to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford in 1939. He was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1950.

Price

2963

Rare Ibis-form Holy Water Container

North Central India
18th century or earlier

height: 15.8cm, weight: 268g

Sold

Provenance

private collection, London

Price

5514

Armenian Enamelled & Filigree Silver Holy Altar Box

Armenia/Ottoman Turkey
18th-19th century

length: 7cm, width: 5.3cm, height: 2.6cm, weight: 61.45g

Provenance

UK art market

Price

5496

Senufo Carved Wooden Face Mask (Kpelie)

Senufo People, Ivory Coast
circa 1920

length: 39cm, width: 16cm

Provenance

private collection, London; acquired in Europe in the 1970s.

Price

5254

Colonial Indian Silver Mug

India, probably Calcutta
circa 1840

height: 9.2cm, weight: 172g

Provenance

private collection, Channel Islands.

Price

5240

Tibetan Longevity Vase (Tseybum) with Chased Silver Mounts

Tibet
19th century

height: 24.3cm

Provenance

UK art market

Price

5245

Tibetan Water Ewer with Chased Silver Mounts (Bumpa or Laybum)

Tibet
19th century

height: 24.5cm

Provenance

UK art market

Price

5408

Mounted Malay Ivory Kris Hilt

Malay People, Northern Malaysia
19th century

length (without stand): 7.5cm

Sold

Provenance

UK art market

Price

5473

Silver ‘Prostitute’s’ ‘Bolt’ Bracelet (Swar)

Aulad Nail, Algeria
19th century

internal diameter: 6.3cm, height: 4.5cm, weight: 175g

Sold

Provenance

UK art market

Price

5261

Javanese Necklace of Early Gold Beads

Central Java, Indonesia
Early Classical Period, 8th century

length: 65.3cm weight: 37.7g

Provenance

private collection, London.

Price

5435

Indonesian Gold Finger Ring Engraved with Sacred Sri Symbols

Java, Indonesia
circa 9th century

outer diameter: 2.7cm, weight: 21.32g, ring size: P (UK), 7 3/4 (US)

Sold

Provenance

from the estate of a Dutch woman who lived in Indonesia until 1975 and who acquired the ring in the decades prior to that.

Price

5406

Three Burmese Silver & Ivory Mounts Betel Knives

Shan People, Eastern Burma
19th and early 20th centuries

lengths: 11.8cm, 17.2cm and 23.3cm

Provenance

UK art market

Price

4617

Turkish Bronze Mortar

Caucasus or Ottoman Turkey
circa 16th-17th century

height: 8.4cm, diameter: 10,5cm, weight: 815g

Provenance

UK art market

Price

4090

Tibetan Iron Beer (Chhaang) Flask Overlaid with Silver

Chamdo, Eastern Tibet
18th century

height: 37cm, width: 27cm, thickness; 11.5cm

Provenance

UK art market

Price

5474

Egyptian Engraved Silver Bride’s Ring

Berber People, Amun Siwa Region, Egypt
early 20th century

diameter of bezel: 7cm, weight: 58.42g

Sold

Provenance

private collection, UK.

Price

5416

Sri Lankan Brass Model of a Kandyan Noble

Sri Lanka
19th century

height: 26cm, weight: 1,364g

Provenance

UK art market

Price

3910

Bontoc Wood, Rattan & Pig Tusk Armband (Baningal or Abkil)

Bontoc or Ifugao People, Northern Luzon, Philippines
19th–early 20th century

diameter: 10.2cm, height: 6cm

Provenance

private European collection.

Price

4956

Two Inscribed Indian Silver Bracelets

Gujarat, India
circa 1900

width at widest point of larger example: 9.7cm, smaller example: 8.6cm, combined weight: 266g

Provenance

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

Price

4954

Pair of Indian Silver Anklets

Rajasthan, India
circa 1900

diameter of each (approx.): 11cm, combined weight: 270g

Provenance

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

Price

4952

Pair of Indian Silver Anklets

Rajasthan or Maharashtra, India
circa 1900

approximate diameter of each: 10.5cm, combined weight: 626g

Sold

Provenance

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

Price

4953

Pair of Indian Silver Anklets

Rajasthan or Maharashtra, India
circa 1900

approximate diameter of each: 10cm, height: 4.3cm, combined weight: 866g

Sold

Provenance

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

Price

4934

Omani Silver Amulet Box (Hirz) & Necklace with Applied Gold Plaques

Oman
circa 1900

total hanging length: 45cm, approximate length of chain: 60cm, length of amulet box: 9.2cm, weight: 330g

Provenance

UK art market

Price

4142

Pair of Indian Bronze Male Dancer’s Anklets

Northern India
18th century

diameter: 10.3cm, height: 3.2cm, combined weight: 1,039g

Sold

Provenance

UK art market

Price

5192

Indian Gold & Pearl Nose Ring

India, probably Rajasthan
circa 1900

width: 3.3cm, weight: 5.05g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

Price

4969

Pair of Indian Silver Earrings (Balti Bali)

Kashmir & Jammu, Northern India
early 20th century

width: 3.2cm: combined wight: 13.12g

Provenance

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

Price