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

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

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    See more than a hundred of our exclusive art & culture video reels here.

    Visiting: Strictly by appointment. Please email for an appointment.

  • Major New Book by Michael Backman:

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

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

  • Our monthly catalogues showcase our new stock & are emailed to almost 30,000 collectors & curators worldwide.

    Receive our monthly catalogues.

  • Our gallery is in central London, but most of our clients are in the US, Europe & Asia.

    We send items by courier, worldwide.

    Receive our monthly catalogues.

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

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

    Receive our monthly catalogues.

    See more than a hundred of our exclusive art & culture video reels here.

    Visiting: Strictly by appointment. Please email for an appointment.

  • Major New Book by Michael Backman:

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

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

  • Our monthly catalogues showcase our new stock & are emailed to almost 30,000 collectors & curators worldwide.

    Receive our monthly catalogues.

  • Our gallery is in central London, but most of our clients are in the US, Europe & Asia.

    We send items by courier, worldwide.

    Receive our monthly catalogues.

Our latest monthly catalogue

 

NEW ITEMS FOR DEC-FEB 2024

More than 20 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.

    Tibet & the Himalayas

    A curated page of especially fine Himalayan antiques.

    Indonesia & the Malay World

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

    Jewellery from Asia

    One of our several jewellery pages - jewellery from Asia including India, Southeast Asia & the Himalayas.

    East-West Colonial Antiques

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

    African 'Tribal' Art

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

    Colonial Indian & Burmese Silver

    Silver items made in India during the colonial era. One of several pages devoted to Indian silver.