New Items for November 2018

Showcased here are more than forty new additions to our stock for November.

Items from India, Burma, Yemen, Sri Lanka, Singapore/Malaysia, China, Ottoman Turkey & Iraq are among those included.

The Indian festival of light (Diwali) is this month, so we have included a collection of Indian lamps & incense burners especially.

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

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5493

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Rare Set of Javanese Merchant’s Double Doors with Javanese Inscription

Java, Indonesia
late 19th century

heights: 183cm, widths: 74cm & 76cm (incl. shared moulding)

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Provenance

London art market

Price

£7,500 (approx. US$9,500)

5676

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Pair of Gold Earrings with the Sun Emblem of the Udaipur Royal House

Udaipur State, now part of Rajasthan State, India
19th century

diameter of each at widest point: 3cm, combined weight: 19.95g

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Provenance

UK art market

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5703

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Four Burmese Carved Wooden Standing Disciple-Monks

Burma
late 19th-early 20th century

heights: ranging from 93cm (102cm with stand) to 125cm (134cm with stand); depth of each stand: 24cm, widths: 27cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK. Possibly brought back to the UK around 1920.

Price

£8,500 (US$10,850)

5616

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Unusual, Richly-Decorated, Ottoman Silver Ewer

Ottoman Turkey
18th-19th century

height: 16.8cm, width: 13.5cm, weight: 340g

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Provenance

UK art market

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5607

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Fine, Sri Lankan Silver Bracelet

Sri Lanka
19th century

Internal diameter: 5.7cm, width ate widest point: 2cm, weight: 49.6g

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£750 (approx. US$950)

5540

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Finely Carved Colonial Javanese Wooden Christian Prayer Table

Jepara, Java, Indonesia (Dutch East Indies)
circa 1870-90

height: 79.5cm, depth: 72cm, width: 57cm

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Provenance

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

Price

£5,250 (approx. US$6,700)

5704

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Burmese Pierced Silver Bowl & Original Wooden Stand, possibly by Maung Shwe Yon

Burma
circa 1880

diameter of bowl: 23cm, height of bowl: 16cm, weight of bowl: 1,147g, diameter of stand 34cm, height of bowl & stand: 30cm

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Provenance

UK art market

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5309

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Straits Chinese Spoon & Chopstick Embroidered Rests

Straits Chinese People, Straits Settlements, Malaysia/Singapore
early 20th century

length of chopstick rests: 35cm, width of spoon rests: 14.5cm

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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.

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5705

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South Indian Bronze Saivite Saint

Tamil Nadu, South India
18th century

height: 13cm, width: 6.6cm, depth: 5.9cm, weight: 718g

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Provenance

private collection, Sydney, Australia; acquired in London, 2010.

Price

5681

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Colonial South Indian Gilded, Chased Silver Ink Stand

Madras (Chennai), Tamil Nadu, South India
circa 1790

height: 8cm, diameter: 10cm, weight: 239g

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£1,950 (approx. US$2,500)

4772

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Coco-de-Mer Libation Pitcher for a Hindu Tantric Mendicant (Sadhu)

Haridwar, Uttarakhand (formerly in Uttar Pradesh), India
19th-early 20th century

length: 32cm, height: 26cm

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£950 (approx. US$1,200)

5710

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Dutch Colonial Surinamese Escaped African Slave (Maroons or Bushinengues) Wooden Stool

Maroon or Bushinengue People, Suriname, South America
19th-early 20th century

length: 40cm, height: 29cm, width: 23cm

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Provenance

private collection, London.

Price

£1,750 (approx. US$2,200)

5726

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Zulu Ear Plugs with Bakelite

Zulu People, South Africa
circa 1940

diameter of each: approx. 5.5cm, thickness: 0.8cm

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Provenance

UK art market

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5711

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Madras Silver-Gilt Makara Bracelet

Madras, South India
circa 1870

external diameter at widest point: 8.2cm, internal diameter: at widest point: 5.2cm, weight: 51g

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Provenance

UK art market

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5549

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Spanish Colonial Woven Cane & Silver Hat (Salakot)

Luzon, Philippines
19th century

diameter at widest point: 31cm, height: 17.5cm

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Provenance

US art market

Price

£4,000 (approx. US$5,100)

5009

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Burmese Lacquered Food Offering Vessel (Ok-Kwet)

Burma
early to mid-20th century

height: 35cm, diameter: 36cm

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£1,450 (approx. US$1,850)

5683

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Mughal Brass Pandan

Northern India
18th century

diameter: 12cm, height: 6.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market

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5659

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Tibetan Woman’s Ga’u Box

Central Tibet
19th century

width: 6.3cm, height: 8cm, thickness: 3.3cm

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£1,250 (approx. US$1,600)

4092

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Two Ghanaian Cast Brass Gold Weights Shaped as Boats & Paddlers

Ashanti or Asante People, Ghana
19th century

lengths: 13cm, widths: 4cm, weights: 216g & 230g

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£800 (approx. US$1,000)

4100

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Small, Himalayan-Indian Cast Bronze Lamp with Monkey Handle

Himachal Pradesh, India
18th-19th century

height: 8.2cm, length: 14cm

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Provenance

UK art market

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5626

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Ruby-set Gold Marriage Tali Pendant

Tamil Nadu, South India
19th-early 20th century

length: 2.7g, weight: 4.5g

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

Price

£950 (approx. US$1,200)

4348

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Indian Inscribed Cast Brass Lamp with Oil Container

Kerala, South India
19th-early 20th century

length: 51cm, height: 19.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£700 (approx. US$900)

5730

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South Indian Twin, Lidded Cast Brass Camphor Burner

Kerala, India
19th century

length: 27cm, width: 18.4cm, height: 5.3cm

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£700 (approx. $900)

5671

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Kangxi Chinese Porcelain Flask with Indian (or Similar) Engraved Silver Mounts

China & India or similar
Kangxi Dynasty, 17th-18th century

height: 9.6cm, weight: 66.8g

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Provenance

private collection, UK

Price

£2,000 (approx. US$2,500)

4766

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Indian Lotus Bud Prayer Lamp

India
17th-18th century

height when closed: 14.2cm

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£700 (approx. US$900)

5020

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Cast Brass Indian Female-Form Lamp with Oil Container & Spoon

Kerala, South India
18th century

length: 37.5cm, height: 12cm

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Provenance

UK art market

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5058

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Indian Twin, Lidded Cast Brass Camphor Burner

India
18th-19th century

length: 22cm, width: 16.1cm, height: 7cm

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£750 (approx. US$950)

4233

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Indian Inscribed Hanging Cast Brass Lamp

Kerala, India
19th-early 20th century

diameter of pan: 17.5cm, height: 18.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£750 (approx. US$950)

5315

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Embroidered Chinese Wall Hanging with Shou (寿) & other Deities

China, exported to the Straits Settlements
early 20th century

dimensions of backing material: 120cm x 84cm

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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

£750 (approx. US$950)

5369

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Yemeni Gilded Bracelet

Yemen, probably Sanaa
early 20th century

external diameter: 7.3cm, internal diameter: 4.8cm, thickness: 1.1cm, weight: 65.9g

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Provenance

UK art market

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5129

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

China
19th century

length of stand: 31.5cm, height with pipes: 11cm

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£1,250 (approx. US$1,600)

5126

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Chinese Gilded-Silver Opium Storage Box

China
19th century

height: 9cm, width: 3.6cm, weight: 110g

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£750 (approx. US$950)

5130

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

China
19th century

length of stand: 35cm, height of stand (with heads):

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£1,500 (approx. US$1,900)

5127

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Chinese Silver Opium Storage Box

China
19th century

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Provenance

UK art market

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4932

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Kurdish Man’s Silver Buckle

Kurdish People, Northern Iraq
early 20th century

length: 31cm, height: 12cm, weight: 381g

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£1,250 (approx. US$1,600)

5624

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Ruby-set Gold Marriage Tali Pendant

Tamil Nadu, South India
19th-early 20th century

length: 3.6cm, weight: 7.7g

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

Price

£950 (approx. US$1,200)

5168

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Vaghadia Rabari Women’s Silver Bracelets

Vaghadia Rabari People, Gujarat, India
early-mid 20th century

external diameter of round bangle: 10.2cm, internal diameter: 5.3cm, width of 'C'-shaped bangles: 10cm, combined weight: 241g

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£550 (approx. US$700)

5625

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Gold Marriage Tali Pendant

Tamil Nadu, South India
19th-early 20th century

length: 3.5cm, weight: 5.7g

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Provenance

private collection, UK

Price

£950 (approx. US$1,200)

4931

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Kurdish Man’s Silver Buckle

Northern Iraq
early 20th century

length: 25.5cm, width : 12cm, weight: 519g

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£1,250 (approx. US$1,600)

5310

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Malay Kelingkan Shawl (Kain Selendang)

Malay People, Malaysia
early 20th century

149cm x 66cm

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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

£950 (approx. US$1,200)

5682

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Unusual Indian Bronze Conch-Shaped Libation Cup with Hidden Turtle

India
18th-19th century

length: 12cm, height: 5cm, width: 5.8cm

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

5707

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Indian Lion-Shaped Palanquin Finial

Delhi, North India
19th century

length: 19.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market

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4238

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Indian Cast Brass Cooking Ladle (Kai Uruli)

India
18th-19th century

length: 35.7cm, diameter of pan: 10.6cm, height: 5cm

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£650 (approx. US$850)

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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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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£2,650 (approx. US$3,380)

2391

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Nepalese Ivory Votive Plaque of Durga Killing the Buffalo Demon

Nepal
16th-17th century

height: 7.8cm width: 7cm

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Provenance

Henry Brownrigg, London.

Price

£1,000 (approx. US$1,250)

4732

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Fine Burlwood Tsampa Box with Silver Filigree Mounts & Lapis Lazuli, Coral & Turquoise

Mongolia
19th century

diameter: 14cm, height: 8.5cm, weight: 483g

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£2,350 (approx. US$3,000)

5252

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Superb Pair of Silver Spiked Cuff Bracelets (Azbi n’Iquorrain)

Ait Atta Berber People, South-Eastern Morocco
early 20th century

external diameter: 13cm, internal diameter: 6.7cm, thickness: 3.7cm, combined weight: 1,116g

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£2,950 (approx. US$3,750)

1595

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Rare Solomon Islands Christian Altar Cross Inlaid with Pearl Shell

Solomon Islands
circa 1900

height: 62cm, width: 33cm, depth: 19.5cm

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Provenance

Adam Prout, London.

Price

£3,250 (approx. US$4,150)

4176

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Silver Shivalingam Shrine with Attendant Nandi, set with Carnelian & Pearls

South India
19th century

height: 8cm, length: 12cm, width: 10.8cm, weight: 281g

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Provenance

private English collection.

Price

£3,500 (approx. US$4,450)

4033

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Ashanti Cast Brass Gold Weight

Ashanti or Asante People, Ghana
18th-19th century

height: 7.3cm, width: 8cm, depth: 6cm, weight: 284g

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£850 (approx. US$1,080)

4692

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Rare Thai Terracotta Dish decorated with Black Crow Pattern

Kalong, Northern Thailand
14th-15th century

diameter: 19.7cm, height: 3.8cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK

Price

£1,500 (approx. US$1,900)

2993

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Kerala Brass Finger Ring Cast with Santa Claus’ Sleigh & Eight Reindeers

Cochin (Kochi), Kerala, India
20th century

length: 6.5cm, height: 5.3cm, weight: 40g

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Provenance

UK private collection; acquired by the owner in Kerala.

Price

£360 (approx. US$450)

4454

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Finely Engraved Persian-Style Silvered Copper Drinking Bowl

Northern India
19th century

diameter: 15cm, height: 5.3cm, weight: 504g

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Provenance

Scottish art market

Price

£3,250 (approx. US$4,150)

2973

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Chettiar Palm Leaf Bookkeeper’s Knife with Ivory & Silver Mounts

Chettiar People, Tamil Nadu, India
circa 1900

length: 8.3cm

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£400 (approx. US$500)