• Michael Backman Ltd, based in central London, is one of the world’s premier commercial galleries for rare Asian, Islamic, Tribal & East-West antiques.

    Sound provenance is critical. Our items are sourced from colonial-era, private UK collections.

    Receive our regular catalogues – every second month.

  • Major New Book by Michael Backman:

    ‘MALAY SILVER AND GOLD: Courtly Splendour from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Thailand’

    300 pages with 475 images – the first book on the topic in more than a hundred years!

    Available NOW for pre-order on Amazon.com worldwide.

  • EXPERTISE.  Something in which we invest constantly.

    We have strong links to universities & museums; undertake numerous research trips around the world; and hold a massive in-house Library.

    We also market books on the world’s material cultures via World Art Now.

  • NEW!

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    Exclusive to us & on all aspects of non-Western art & culture, recorded in London & around the world.

  • Our regular catalogues – issued every second month – showcase our new stock & are emailed to almost 30,000 collectors & curators worldwide.

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  • Michael Backman Ltd, based in central London, is one of the world’s premier commercial galleries for rare Asian, Islamic, Tribal & East-West antiques.

    Sound provenance is critical. Our items are sourced from colonial-era, private UK collections.

    Receive our regular catalogues – every second month.

  • Major New Book by Michael Backman:

    ‘MALAY SILVER AND GOLD: Courtly Splendour from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Thailand’

    300 pages with 475 images – the first book on the topic in more than a hundred years!

    Available NOW for pre-order on Amazon.com worldwide.

  • EXPERTISE.  Something in which we invest constantly.

    We have strong links to universities & museums; undertake numerous research trips around the world; and hold a massive in-house Library.

    We also market books on the world’s material cultures via World Art Now.

  • NEW!

    See more than a hundred of our video reels.

    Exclusive to us & on all aspects of non-Western art & culture, recorded in London & around the world.

  • Our regular catalogues – issued every second month – showcase our new stock & are emailed to almost 30,000 collectors & curators worldwide.

    Receive our catalogues.

Our Latest Catalogue

NEW ITEMS FOR MARCH 2024

25 fine, new items are showcased here in our latest catalogue.

 

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    Selected Finest Items

    Selected Finest Items

    An exhibition page of some of our most important, available items.

    Himalayan Bronze Images

    Bronze Images from Tibet & the rest of the Himalayas.

    Middle Eastern & Swahili Jewellery

    One of several jewellery pages - jewellery from the Middle East & Africa's Swahili Coast.

    Tibet & the Himalayas

    A curated page of especially fine Himalayan antiques.

    East-West Colonial Antiques

    Colonial Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch & other East-West Antiques

    African 'Tribal' Art

    One of our several pages devoted to 'Tribal' art.

    Indonesia & the Malay World

    Antiques from Indonesia & Islamic Southeast Asia but also Borneo & Bali.