New Items for September 2018

Showcased here are our new additions to our stock for September – 36 fine, new items in total.

Items from Mughal India, Burma, Oman, Yemen, the Philippines & Tribal Africa are among those included.

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

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5559

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Fine & Unusually Tall Pair of Mughal Pierced Silver Rosewater Sprinklers

North India
18th-19th century

heights: 38.8cm, combined weight: 1,165g

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Provenance

UK art market

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5568

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Sri Lankan Gilded Silver Necklace set with Rubies & other Gems

Sri Lanka
early to mid-20th century

length of pendant: 14cm, overall weight: 61.31

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£1,950 (approx. US$2,500)

5644

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Gilded Niello & Enamelled Silver Box set with a Ruby & Jade Cabochons

Northern India
19th century

diameter: 7.1cm, height: 3.4cm, weight: 149g

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Provenance

UK art market; most probably has been in the UK since the colonial era.

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5425

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Pala Dynasty Bronze Vishnu Retinue Shrine

Bengal, Eastern India, or Bangladesh
Pala Period, 11th-12th century

height: 8.8cm, width: 4.7cm, depth: 2.6cm, weight: 106g

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Provenance

private UK collection; acquired by the previous owner in London in 1973.

Price

£2,500 (approx. US$3,200)

5203

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Outstanding Naga Bead & Shell Necklace

Naga People, Eastern India/Western Burma
19th century

length: approx. 90cm

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£2,500 (approx. US$3,200)

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$3,400)

5623

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Gold & Silver Himalayan or Indian Ganesh Plaque Pendant

Himalayan India or Nepal
19th century

width: 4.3cm, height: 5.3cm, weight: 22.19g

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

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5461

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Fine, Large, Cast Brass Indian Ascetic’s Hanuman Pectoral Plaque Pendant

Maharashtra or Karnataka, India
circa 18th century

height: 25.5cm, width: 19.2cm, weight: 842g

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Provenance

UK art market

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5445

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Large, Rare Figurative Khatamkari Chest

Persia/Iran
Zand Dynasty, 18th century

length: 83.3cm, height (without stand): 39.5cm, height (with stand): 59.5cm, depth: 47cm

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Provenance

from an aristocratic Spanish family.

Price

£9,000 (approx. US$11,500)

5204

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Fine Naga Trade Bead, Shell & Bone Necklace or Girdle

Naga People, Eastern India/Western Burma
19th century

length: 75cm, width: 12.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£1,550 (approx. US$1,990)

5266

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Unusual Omani Silver & Glass Bead Earrings

Oman
early 20th century

width: 9.4cm, height: 8.3cm, combined weight: 92g

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Provenance

UK art market

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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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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£3,000 (approx. US$3,900)

5563

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Burmese Pierced & Chased Silver Betel Box & Stand

Burma
circa 1870

height: 24.5cm, diameter: 24.5cm, weight: 884g

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£4,250 (approx. US$5,500)

4944

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Nandi Lamp in Brass & Bronze (Ganga-Jumna)

Tamil Nadu, South India
18th-19th century

height: 17.2cm, width: 7.4cm

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Provenance

Christie's New York; Collection of the (late) Paul Walter; and probably acquired by Walter in London.

Price

£1,950 (approx. US$2,500)

5367

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Large Silver Yemeni Pendant (Kisra) set with Garnets

Yemen
early 20th century

width: 15.5cm, height: 16.5cm, weight: 148g

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Provenance

UK art market

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5292

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Unusually Long Yemeni Woven Silver Wire Waist Belt

northern Hadramaut, Yemen
early 20th century

length: 235cm (2.35 metres or 7.7 feet), weight: 867g

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Provenance

UK art market

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5492

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Miniature Indian Shaivite Bronze Shrine

Maharashtra, India
18th-19th century

length: 11.6cm, width: 9.4cm, height: 4.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£900 (approx. US$1,150)

5627

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Fine, Gold Marriage Pendant

Tamil Nadu, South India
19th century

length: 5.1cm, weight: 5.86g

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

Price

£800 (approx. US$1,050)

5270

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Pair of Engraved Silver Yemeni Bracelets (Mutall)

Wadi Daw’an, Hadramaut, Yemen
early 20th century

outside diameter: 11cm, inside diameter: 6.6cm, combined weight: 204g

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Provenance

UK art market

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5295

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Malay Pelupoh-work Basket

Malay People, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia
early 20th century (collected around 1930)

diameter: 21.4cm, height: 9.6cm

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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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5296

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Fine Malay Basket

Malay People, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia
early 20th century (collected around 1930)

height: 11cm, diameter: 18cm

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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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4823

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Fine, West Java Woven Betel Container

Singaparna region, West Java, Indonesia
late 19th century-early 20th century

height: 13.5cm, diameter: 12cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

Price

£550 (approx. US$700)

5283

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Pair of Silver Malay Kerosang Brooches with Original Backing Card

Malay People, Kelantan, Malaysia
circa 1930

each has a diameter of 3.9cm

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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

£250 (approx. US$320)

5282

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Fine Pair of Omani Silver Bracelets (Benagir bu Shoka)

Oman
early 20th century

internal diameter: 6cm, external diameter: 7cm, thickness: 3.4cm, combined weight: 181g

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Provenance

UK art market

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5589

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Repoussed Burmese Silver Bowl

Burma
circa 1870

diameter: 19cm, height: 12.2cm, weight: 583g

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Provenance

UK art market

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5272

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Pair of Omani Gilded Silver Toe Rings

Oman
19th-early 20th century

width of each: 2.9cm, combined weight: 48g

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£450 (approx. US$580)

5585

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Colonial Carved Wood Figure of a Soldier by Thomas Ona Odulate

Yoruba People, Nigeria
circa 1920

height: 26.5cm

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Provenance

from the private collection of a London collector who was given it 50 years ago, in London, as a gift.

Price

£1,500 (approx. US$1,950)

5265

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Two Iban Earrings of Pierced Hornbill Casque (Beak) & Beads

Iban People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
circa 1900

lengths: 10cm, including tassels

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

Price

5246

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Pair of Punjabi Engraved Silver Anklets

Punjab, India/Pakistan
19th century

max. exterior width: 13.2cm, combined weight: 332g

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£850 (approx. US$1,100)

5242

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North Indian or Persian Cast & Inscribed Bronze Hawking Drum

Persia or Northern India
17th-18th century

diameter: 17.5cm, height: 12cm

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£1,550 (approx. US$2,000)

4991

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Woman’s Enamelled Silver Head Ornament with Chiri Tikka

Himachal Pradesh, India
circa 1900

length: 28cm, weight: 178g

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Provenance

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

Price

£800 (approx. US$1,050)

4864

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Bontoc Clam Shell Bead & Glass Bead Necklace

Bontoc People, Northern Luzon, Philippines
19th-20th century

weight: 169g

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

Price

£750 (approx. US$960)

4980

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Pair of Part-Gilded Silver Earrings (Dodi Bali)

Thar Desert Region, Bikaner, India
early 20th century

width: 7.8cm, diameter of hoop: 4.5cm, combined weight: 76.83g

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Provenance

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

Price

£725 (approx. US$950)

5443

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Early, Carved Wooden Massim Sword Club or Lime Spatula

Massim area, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea
18th-19th century

length: 62.5cm, width at widest point: 8cm

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£4,500 (approx. US$5,800)

3790

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Parcel-Gilt Silver Lucknow Flask (Surai)

Lucknow, India
circa 1890

height: 23.2cm, weight: 241g

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Provenance

private collection.

Price

£1,450 (approx. US$1,850)

5275

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Pair of Silver Ear Plugs (Bhungri), Gujarat, India, early 20th century

Gujarat, India
early 20th century

diameter: 3.1cm, combined weight: 19.17g

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£350 (approx. US$450)

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4083

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Early Ayutthaya/U-Thong Style Gold Buddha

Ayutthaya, Thailand
mid-14th century

height: 17.5cm, width: 6.5cm, weight: 42.75g

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Provenance

Acquired in Bangkok prior to World War One by an English traveller, and thence by descent; private UK collection.

Price

£12,500 (approx. US$16,000)

2079

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Silver Pierced Mughal Domed Incense Burner

North India
19th century

height of burner: 19cm, height with chains: 42cm, weight: 515g

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Provenance

UK art market.

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3023

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Indian Painted Wooden Portable Shrine for the Jagannathi Trio

Orissa or Rajasthan, India
circa 1920

height: 38.5cm, width with all panels fold away: 19cm; with panels extended: 73cm

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£1,500 (approx. US$1,900)

1444

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Indo-Portuguese Solid Ivory Our Lady of the Conception

Goa, India
17th-18th century

height: 18cm (without stand); height: 21cm (with stand)

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Provenance

from a European private collection

Price

£3,000 (approx. US$3,850)

3222

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Gilded & Polychrome Carved Wooden Element

Bali, Indonesia
19th century

height: 46cm, width: 19cm

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Provenance

collected in the 1950s by Professor Bengt Hager (1916-2011) and Lilavati Devi (c. 1925-2002) of Sweden; thence by descent.

Price

£2,250 (approx. US$2,850)

4383

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Ivory Comb with Polychrome

Sri Lanka
17th-18th century

height: 10.4cm: width: 5.5cm, weight: 31g

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Provenance

UK art market

Price

£2,250 (approx. US$2,850)

2898

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Rare & Large Indonesian Silver Bowl with Wayang Figures

Riau or Java, Indonesia
19th century

diameter: 30cm, height: 15.5cm

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UK art market

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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)

2182

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Sepik Lime Container in the form of a Rooster on a Crocodile

Iatmul People, Middle Sepik River Region, Papua New Guinea
early 20th century

length: 68cm

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Provenance

Francis de Sales McHugh Collection, and thence by descent, collected by de Sales McHugh in the early 20th century.

Price

£950 (approx. US$1,200)

1671

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Large, Colonial Spanish Twin-Handled Serving Dish

Probably Argentina
18th century

length: 46cm (with handles extended), width: 25.5cm, height: 5.5cm, weight: 854g

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Provenance

European private collection

Price

£3,500 (approx. US$4,500)