Our catalogue > Antique Jewellery from Asia

Showcased here are all the fine examples of jewellery & items of adornment that we have for sale from India, Sri Lanka, the Himalayas, China & Southeast Asia.

Most items have been sourced from within the UK, often from old colonial-era collections.

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8652

Early Javanese Gold Lotus-Form Cord Weight or Gold Ear Ornament

Central Java, Indonesia
8th-9th century

length: 2.5cm, width: 2cm, depth: 2cm, weight: 11g

Provenance

Estate Collection of Tom White MBE, a former UK diplomat who served in Southeast Asia in the 1960s & 1970s.

9078

Thai Courtly Gold Pendant or Brooch set with Rubies

Bangkok, Thailand
19th century

length: 4.7cm, width: 3.5cm, weight: 10g

Provenance

private collection

9414

Silver Yao Celestial Headdress & Matched Pin

Kim Mun Lantien Sha of the Dao/Yao People, Laos/Northern Thailand/Southern China
early 20th century

diameter of disc: 16.4cm, length of hair pin: 22.1cm, overall weight: 234g

Provenance

French art market

9413

Unusually Large & Fine Pair of Yao Large Silver Ear Ornaments

Im Mien or Dao/Yao People, Laos/Northern Thailand/Southern China
late 19th century-early 20th century

length: approximately 15.6cm, width: approximately 9.3cm, combined weight: 296g

Provenance

French art market

9314

Indian Silver Gajredar Bracelet

Rajasthan, India
19th–early 20th century

internal diameter: approximately 4.5cm, thickness: 2.2cm, weight: 341g

Provenance

private collection, US

9302

Naga Necklace with Dark-Blue Trade Beads

Naga People, Western Burma & North-eastern India
early 20th century

circumference: approximately 66cm, weight: 287g

Provenance

private collection, US

9418

Indian Set of Six Enamelled Gold Buttons

Jaipur, North India
19th century

diameter: 1.5cm, combined weight: 14g

Provenance

UK art market

9379

Tibetan Large Round Silver Ga’u set with Turquoise

Western Tibet
19th century

diameter: approximately 12cm, depth: 3.7cm, weight: 250g

Provenance

private collection, London, UK

9378

Large Tibetan Silver Ga’u set with Turquoise & Coral (with Display Stand)

Western Tibet
19th century

length: 12.4cm, width: 9.2cm, depth: 2.5cm, weight: 158g

Provenance

private collection, London, UK

9381

Large, Tibetan Silver & Turquoise Hair Bead Pendant (with Display Stand)

Central Tibet
18th-19th century

length: 13.5cm, width: 6.8cm, thickness: 2.9cm, weight: 133g

Provenance

private collection, London, UK

9380

Tibetan Large Silver Ga’u with Turquoise (& Display Stand)

Western Tibet
19th-early 20th century

height: 15.6cm, width: 10.4cm, depth: 3.6cm, weight: 277g

Provenance

private collection, London, UK

9316

Indian Cast Silver ‘Rope’ Anklet or Bracelet

Gujarat, India
early 20th century

internal diameter: approximately 5.5cm, thickness: 4.8cm, weight: 300g

Provenance

private collection, US

9320

Gujurat-Omani-Zanzibar Part-Gilt Silver Necklace & Talismanic Pendant

Western India, Zanzibar or Oman
circa 1900

width of pendant: 11.6cm, length of chain: 97cm, overall weight: 419g

Provenance

UK art market

6917

Bhutanese Silver Cloak Pin with Turquoise

Bhutan
circa 1900

diameter: 8.6cm, weight: 39g

Reserved

Provenance

private collection, Germany

9310

Outstanding, Large Ladakh Seven-Strand Turquoise Necklace (Ultik)

Ladakh, Himalayan India
late 19th century and earlier

length between (and including) the two silver terminals: 38cm, weight: 659g

Provenance

private collection, US

9286

Superb Indonesian Bugis Gold Bracelet

Bugis People, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
circa 1920

external diameter: 7.7cm, internal diameter: 6.5cm, weight: 112g

Reserved

Provenance

private collection, US

9292

Pair of Indian Gilded & Enamelled Bracelets set with Pearls, Rubies & White Sapphires

Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
18th-19th century

external diameter: 8.9cm, internal diameter: 5.8cm, thickness: 1.3cm, combined weight: 314g

Provenance

private collection, US

9191

Fine, Madras Silver Makara Bracelet

Madras, South India
circa 1870

internal diameter (widest): 5.7cm, weight: 64g

Provenance

UK art market

9315

Nepalese Long Silver Necklace (Jantar)

Tamang people, Nepal
19th century

circumference: approximately 84cm, length of pendant: 10.6cm, weight: 537g

Provenance

private collection, US

9294

Exceptionally Rare Naga Headhunter’s Necklace with Five-Heads & Buffalo

Naga People, Burma/India
early 20th century

circumference: approximately 65.5cm, length of brass pendant: 16.7cm, weight: 205g

Provenance

private collection, US

9300

Rare Naga Necklace with Turquoise-coloured Trade Beads

Naga People, Burma/India
early 20th century

circumference: approximately 83cm, weight: 328g

Provenance

private collection, US

9303

Naga Warrior’s Tiger Hunting Necklace

Naga People, Burma/India
early 20th century or earlier

circumference: approximately 73cm, width of pendant: 11cm, length of boar teeth: approximately 9.1cm, weight: 207g

Provenance

private collection, US

8990

Unusually Ample & Long Indian Glass Trade Bead & Brass Bead Necklace

Andhra Pradesh, India
19th century

circumference: 128cm, weight: 820g

Provenance

private collection, UK

9268

Bedouin Silver Rattle Anklet with Bells (Halhal)

Bedouin people, Abha, 'Asir Region, Southern Saudi Arabia
19th-early 20th century

inner diameter: approximately 7.1cm, weight: 232g

Provenance

private collection, UK. Collected in the 1970s from Saudi Arabia.

9258

Tibetan Bone, Trade Bead & Chank Shell Mala or Rosary Beads (Sin-‘phen)

Tibet
18th-19th century

circumference: approximately 62cm, diameter of main chank shell bead: 1.8cm, weight: 119g

Provenance

private collection, London.

8989

Naga Pair of Rock Crystal Ear Ornaments (Tongpang)

Naga People, Eastern India/Western Burma
19th century

width: 4.2cm, length: 3.7cm, thickness: approximately 1.3cm, combined weight: 81g

Provenance

UK art market

9024

Thai Courtly Gold Pendant set with an Emerald & Rubies

Bangkok, Thailand
19th century

length: 5.7cm, width: 3.9cm, weight: 16g

Provenance

private collection

9119

Pair of Dayak Solid Brass Pendant Ear Pendants

Kenyah/Kayan Dayak People, Borneo, Malaysia & Indonesia
early 20th century

length: 6.6cm, width: 3cm, combined weight: 266g

Provenance

private Dutch collection

9143

Rare Tibetan or Nepalese Silver & Copper Ga’u Showing Ganesh (Ganapati)

Nepal or Tibet
18th century

height: 11.3cm, width: 11.1cm, depth: approximately 3.5cm, weight: 309g

Provenance

private collection, London.

9151

Tibetan Deity Tokcha, probably Padmapani

Tibet
circa 12th-13th century

height: 6cm, width: 5.3cm, weight: 65g

Provenance

UK art market

9152

Tibetan Deity Tokcha, probably Damchen Garwai Nakpo

Tibet
circa 15th century

height: 5.6cm, width: 4.8cm, weight: 35g

Provenance

UK art market

9154

Two Tibetan Zodiac Tokchas & One Other

Tibet
circa 17th century

length: 5.2cm, 6.7cm and 7.1cm, combined weight: 176g

Provenance

UK art market

8982

Pair of Tibetan Coral, Turquoise & Silver Ear Ornaments

Eastern Tibet
18th-19th century

length: 14.9cm, combined weight: 113g

Provenance

private collection, UK

9009

Woman’s Pair of Turquoise & Silver Ear Ornaments (Akor)

Lhasa, Tibet
19th century or earlier

length: 11.8cm, combined weight: 88g

Provenance

UK art market

8605

Massive Miao Silver Hairpin

Miao People, Northern Thailand & Southern China
early 20th century

length: approximately 29.3cm, width: 6.6cm, weight: 55g

Provenance

private collection

8996

Pair of Pashtun, Pierced Silver Bracelets

Pashtun People, North-west Pakistan
early 20th century

diameter: widest at approximately 6.8cm, combined weight: 132g

Provenance

private collection, London.

9023

Thai Courtly Gold Pendant set with an Emerald & Diamonds

Bangkok, Thailand
19th century

length: 5.4cm, width: 4.6cm, weight: 23g

Provenance

private collection.

9035

Sri Lankan Gilded Silver Bracelet set with Pink Sapphires

southern coastal Sri Lanka
circa 1920

inner diameter: widest at 6.2cm, weight: 19g

Provenance

UK art market

9044

Tibetan Buddhist Mala Rosary Beads

Tibet
18th-19th century

circumference: approximately 45cm, width of disks: 1.5cm, weight: 126g

Provenance

private collection, London

9025

Thai Courtly Gold Pendant set with Emeralds, Rubies & Diamonds

Bangkok, Thailand
19th century

length: 6.2cm, width: 4.8cm, weight: 21g

Provenance

private collection

8900

Thai Ayutthaya Gold Amulet Holder set with Rubies & Emeralds (Takrut)

Ayutthaya, Thailand
18th century or earlier

length: 8.5cm, depth: 1.8cm, weight: 50g

Reserved

Provenance

UK art market

9010

Northern Indian Pair of Silver Anklets or Bracelets

Northern India, probably the Punjab
early 19th century

internal width: approximately 9cm, width: 11.5cm, depth: 9cm, combined weight: 226g

Provenance

UK art market

8727

Lucknow Niello & Enamelled Perfume Flask

Lucknow, India
circa 1780

length: 8.5cm, width: approximately 3.5cm, weight: 28g

Provenance

UK art market

8623

Vietnamese Double-sided Silver & Jade Comb

Southern Vietnam
early 20th century

length: 7.1cm, width: 10.3cm, weight: 43g

Provenance

UK art market

8428

Tibetan Woman’s Silver Amulet Box (Ga’u) with Gold & Turquoise

Lhasa, Tibet
late 19th century

length: 10.8cm, width: 11.3cm, depth: 2.7cm, weight: 98g

Provenance

private collection, London.

8809

Gold, Enamelled Bazuband Pendant set Jade, Diamonds, Rubies & Emeralds

Hyderabad, India
circa 1850

length: 8.8cm width: 3cm, weight: 26g

Provenance

UK art market

8773

Rajasthan Woman’s Silver Torque (Hansuli)

Rajasthan, India
19th-20th century

width: 17.6cm, depth: 1.2cm, display height (including stand): 19.8cm, weight: 303g

Provenance

private collection, UK

8722

Indian Gold & Diamond Pendant Necklace

India
late 19th century

length (of pendant): 6.4cm, width: 2.5cm, weight (including cord): 32g

Provenance

UK art market

8853

Fine Tibetan Lotus-form Silver & Coral Ga’u Box

Tibet
19th century or earlier

length: 10.8cm, diameter: 9cm, depth: 1.7cm, weight: 130g

Provenance

UK art market

8858

Tibetan Turquoise Amulet Box (Ga’u)

Lhasa, Tibet
19th century

width: 9.2cm, length: 9.2cm, depth: 1.6cm, weight: 63g

Provenance

UK art market

8856

Tibetan Round Amulet Box (Ga’u)

Tibet
19th century

length: 8cm, diameter: 7cm, depth: 3.5cm, weight: 87g

Provenance

UK art market

8857

Tibetan Silver & Coral Amulet Box (Ga’u)

Tibet
19th century

width: 7cm, length: 6cm, depth (including coral): 4cm, weight: 104g

Provenance

UK art market

8660

Pair of Large South Indian Temple Priest’s Rattle Anklets (Kal Chilampu)

Irinjalakuda, Kerala, South India
18th-19th century

length: 17.3cm, width: 17.2cm, combined weight: 1,222g

Provenance

UK art market

4949

Punjabi Pair of Silver Anklets (Jhanhjar)

Punjab, India/Pakistan
early 20th century

exterior diameter: 12.2cm, interior diameter: 9cm, combined weight: 377g

Provenance

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

8723

Indian Gold and White Sapphire Necklace

India, probably Uttar Pradesh
late 19th century

circumference: maximum 80cm, length of gold boxes: approximately 3.1cm, weight: 90g

Provenance

UK art market

8587

Pair of Indian Silver Toe Ring Sets (Bichhua or Phulri)

India, probably Gujarat or Rajasthan
early 20th century

width of semi-circle plate: approximately 6.1cm, combined weight: 278g

Provenance

UK art market

8724

Pair of Assam Gold & Ruby Lotus Ear Plugs (Thuria)

Assam, North Eastern India
19th-early 20th century

length: approximately 3.2cm, width: 2.4cm, combined weight: 16g

Provenance

UK art market

8624

Nias Headhunter’s Torque Necklace (Kalabubu)

South Nias, Indonesia
early 20th century

inner diameter: widest at 23.2cm, widest disk: 4.8cm, weight: 572g

Provenance

UK art market

8636

Central Javanese Gold Finger Ring

Central Java, Indonesia
circa 9th century

weight: 3.62g, Size: K (UK); 5.25 (US)

Provenance

Estate Collection of Tom White MBE, a former UK diplomat who served in Southeast Asia in the 1960s & 1970s.

3987

Silver Double Axe Pendant (Taka)

Central Flores, Eastern Indonesia
18th-19th century

height: 6.2cm, width: 7.3cm, weight: 15.4g

Provenance

Dutch antique market; private Dutch collection; acquired previously in the Netherlands

8637

East Java Gold Ear Pendant

East Java, Indonesia
13th century

width: 2cm, weight: 4g

Provenance

Estate Collection of Tom White MBE, a former UK diplomat who served in Southeast Asia in the 1960s & 1970s.

4404

Gilded Silver Butterfly Ornament set with Turquoise

Nepal or Eastern Tibet
18th-19th century

height: 5cm. width: 5.3cm, weight: 19.4g

Provenance

UK art market

8513

Pair of Indian Bronze Anklets

Andhra Pradesh, North India
19th century

length: approximately 14.4cm, width: approximately 10.1cm, combined weight: 884g

Provenance

UK art market

8562

Nepalese Gold & Gilt Amulet Box showing the Dhyani Buddha Amitabha, & set with Rubies & other Precious Stones

Nepal
19th-early 20th century

width: 8.2cm, length: 7.9cm, depth: 2cm, weight: 128g

Provenance

UK art market

8855

Tibetan Silver Amulet Case (Ga’u)

Tibet
19th century

length: 11.5cm, width: 8.9cm, 3.5cm, weight: 166g

Provenance

UK art market

8854

Tibetan Silver & Coral Amulet Box (Ga’u)

Tibet
19th century

length: 12cm, diameter: 9.3cm, depth (including coral): 3.2cm, weight: 172g

Provenance

UK art market

8859

Fine, Tibetan Round Amulet Box (Ga’u)

Eastern Tibet
19th century

width: 7.8cm, diameter: 7cm, depth: 2.6cm, weight: 99g

Provenance

UK art market

8471

Tibetan Woman’s Silver Amulet Case (Ga’u)

Tibet
early 20th century

length: 7.6cm, width: 7.2cm, depth: approximately 2.9cm, weight: 47g

Provenance

UK art market

8884

Mongolian Silver Necklace with Enamelled Silver, Turquoise & Coral Beads & Grooming Accessories

Mongolia
19th century

circumference: approximately 89cm, width of the central pendant: approximately 11cm, weight: 191g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

7195

Assam Brass Waist Ornaments (Benyop)

Adi-Minyong people, Assam & Arunchal Pradesh, India
18th-19th century

length (of the largest piece): 11cm, width: 9.1cm, combined weight: 598g

Provenance

UK art market

7040

Tibetan Woman’s Ga’u Box with Silver, Gold & Coral

Central Tibet, probably Lhasa
19th century

length: 8.3cm, width: 5.6cm, depth: 4.1cm, weight: 86g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

7088

Batak Gold & Silver Man’s Pendant Ear Ornament (Duri-Duri)

Batak people, Lake Toba region, north Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century

length: 3.8cm, width: 3.1cm, weight: 18g

Provenance

private collection, The Netherlands

7299

Maluku Gold-Alloy Pectoral or Forehead Ornament

South Maluku, (Moluccas), Eastern Indonesia
19th century

width of mask: 10.8cm, length of seedpod-like elements: approximately 5.2cm, weight: 28g

Provenance

Estate Collection of Tom White MBE; lot 222, 'Gold: Important ancient and ethnic jewellery and works of art in precious metal', Hapsburg, Feldman, Geneva, Switzerland, May 14, 1990.

2610

South Indian Gold Ruby-Set Temple Ear Ornaments

South India
18th-19th century

length: 10cm, maximum width: 3.4cm, combined weight: 87g

Provenance

private collection. UK.

4148

Tibetan Gilded Clasp set with Turquoise & Coral

Central Tibet
19th century

length: 8.3cm, width: 4cm, weight: 50g

Provenance

private collection, London

6844

Tibetan Silver Filigree Ga’u Box set with Turquoise, & a Bone Bead Necklace

Western Tibet
late 19th century

length (of ga'u box): 10.6cm, width: 6.6cm, depth: 2.1cm, circumference of necklace: 105cm, overall weight: 158g

Provenance

Scottish art market

6988

Flexible Indian Silver Chain Necklace (Kamardani) with a Torus Rock Crystal Pendant

Karnataka, India
19th century-early 20th century

length of chain: 47.2cm, length of pendant: 7.7cm, outer diameter of crystal: approximately 4.9cm, weight: 118g

Provenance

UK art market

5877

Indian Ruby-set Gold Marriage Tali Pendant

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

length: 2.9cm, width: 1.3cm, weight: 4.25g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

5544

Indian Banjara Silver Torque

Lambadi or Banjara and Sugali People, Andhra Pradesh, India
early 20th century

diameter: 17.4cm x 17.1cm, weight: 371g

Provenance

private European collection

4480

Chin Minority Large Brass Spools for a Necklace

Chin People, Western Burma
19th century

circumference: approximately 67cm, lengths of the spools: approximately 12.3cm, 12.7cm, 13.1cm, 14.1cm and 14.6cm; width of the widest spool: 2.8cm, weight: 373g

Provenance

private collection, London.

5876

Indian Ruby-set Gold Marriage Tali Pendant

Tamil Nadu, South India
early 20th century

length: 2.6cm, width: 1.3cm, weight: 4.33g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

6683

Gujarat Silver Amulet Pendant (Madalio)

Kutch area, Gujarat, India
early 20th century

height: 13.2cm, width: 9.9cm, weight: 107g

Provenance

private European collection

6889

Pair of Indian Silver Sun-Burst Ear Plugs

India, probably Gujarat
19th century-early 20th century

diameter: approximately 4.6cm, depth: 2cm, diameter of the cylindrical plug at the back: approximately 2.1cm, combined weight: 34g

Provenance

UK art market

6797

Paduang or Kayan Lahwi (Long-Necked) Woman’s Brass Neck Rings & Anklets

Paduang or Kayan Lahwi People, Shan States, Eastern Burma
19th-early 20th century

height (of the longest neck ring): 13.2cm, width (of the wiodest neck ring): 18.3cm, width (of the arm rings): approximately 9cm, combined weight: 4,437g

Provenance

Private collection, UK; collected during colonial times.

6796

Fine, Chinese Silver-Gilt Bracelet with Large, Semi-Precious Stones

China
early 20th century

internal diameter: 5.9cm, total length: 17.5cm, height: 3.1cm, weight: 49g

Provenance

UK art market

6930

Pair of Indian Silver & Gold Woman’s Ear Ornaments (Akota)

Saurashtra Peninsula, Gujarat, India
early 20th century

width (individually): 5.2cm, height: 6.2cm, depth: 3.1cm, combined weight: 83g

Provenance

private European collection

6552

Rajasthani Pair of Silver ‘Sun-Burst’ Bracelets (Kada or Bangri Gokru

Rajasthan, India
early 20th century

external diameter: 11cm, internal diameter: 7.3cm, thickness: 0.8cm, combined weight: 189g

Provenance

private collection, Netherlands

6346

Hindu Pilgrim’s Silver Ganesh Amulet Pendant (Chhedi ka Jantar)

Rajasthan, India
19th century

dimensions (excluding the spherical dangles): 6.5cm x 6.7cm, weight: 94g

Provenance

UK art market

6191

Indian Enamelled Gold Peacock Pendant with Diamonds & Pearls

Northern India
circa 1850

width: 3cm, weight: 10.3g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

6781

Naga Brass Pendant

Konyak Naga People, Burma/India
circa 1900

height: 16cm, width: 6.3cm, weight: 90g

Provenance

private European collection

6779

Naga Blue Glass Bead & Brass Necklace

Konyak Naga People, Burma/India
circa 1900

length of pendant: 14.5cm, width: 6.2cm, circumference: approximately 72cm

Provenance

private European collection

6918

Bhutanese Silver Cloak Pin (Koma) Set

Bhutan
circa 1900

diameter of the cloak fasteners (widest): 6cm, overall length: 56cm, weight: 88g

Provenance

private European collection

6919

Pair of Bhutanese Silver Cloak Pins (Koma)

Bhutan
circa 1900

diameter (widest): 6.4cm, combined weight: 80g

Provenance

private European collection

6922

Bhutanese Silver & Turquoise Bracelet

Bhutan
early 20th century

external diameter (widest): 7.6cm, internal diameter: 6.5cm, weight: 61g

Provenance

private European collection

6783

Pair of Naga Brass Bracelets

Naga People, North-Eastern India
19th century

internal diameter: approximately 6.8cm, combined weight: 549g

Provenance

private European collection

6397

Indian Silver Pierced Crown, probably for a Deity

India
early 20th century

width: 21.5cm, height: 17cm, weight: 159g

Provenance

private collection

6517

Sri Lankan Silver & Gold Brooch

Southern Coast, Sri Lanka
circa 1900

dimensions: 5.2cm x 5cm, weight: 19g

Provenance

UK art market

6341

Fine, Hindu Pilgrim’s Silver Krishna & Radha Amulet Pendant Necklace (Chhedi ka Jantar)

Rajasthan, India
19th century

total length of necklace: 60cm, dimensions of amulet: 4.5cm x 6cm, overall weight: 187g

Provenance

UK art market

6618

Pair of Chinese Silver Marriage Bracelets

China
19th century

internal diameter: approximately 6.7 x 5.9cm, thickness: 1cm, eight: 79g

Provenance

UK art market

6703

Tibetan Woman’s Ga’u Box

Central Tibet
19th century

length: 6.2cm, height: 6.3cm, depth: 4.9cm, weight: 71g

Provenance

UK art market

6343

Hindu Pilgrim’s Silver Shrinathji Amulet Pendant Necklace (Chhedi ka Jantar)

Rajasthan, India
19th century

dimension of amulet: 5cm x 5.5cm, weight: 51g

Provenance

UK art market

5504

Indian Gold Ring set with White Sapphires, Garnets & Rubies

India
18th century & later

weight: 13.35g, ring size: M (UK), 6.25 (US)

Provenance

UK art market

6143

Carved Mughal Jade with Gold & Turquoise Mounts

Delhi, Northern India
circa 1620 (Jade) & circa 1850 (Mounts)

width: 6.3cm, height: 5.4cm, thickness: 0.3cm, weight: 31.64g

Provenance

UK art market

6088

Thirteen Indian Brass Jewellery Moulds

Northern India
circa 19th century

combined weight: 612g

6275

Pair of Sri Lankan Pierced Gilded Silver Bracelets set with Zircons

Coastal regions, Sri Lanka
early 20th century

internal diameters: 4.8cm x 4.2cm, combined weight: 78g

Provenance

UK art market

5284

Konyak Naga Trade Bead Necklace

Konyak Naga People, North-West India & Western Burma
early 20th century

length as worn: 35cm, approx. circumference: 70cm, weight: 168g

Provenance

UK art market

6333

Indian Silver Wire Torque (Hansli)

Rajasthan or Gujarat, India
19th century

diameter: 19cm x 17cm, weight: 396g

Provenance

UK art market

6362

Large, Rajastani Silver Bracelet

Rajasthan or Sindh, India
19th-early 20th century

internal diameter: 4.7cm, external diameter: 9.4cm, thickness; 4.9cm, weight: 322g

Provenance

UK art market

6344

Hindu Pilgrim’s Silver Amulet Pendant (Chhedi ka Jantar)

Rajasthan, India
19th century

dimension of amulet: 6.3cm x 7cm, weight: 77g

Provenance

UK art market

6247

Naga Chank Shell Bead Necklace

Naga People, Eastern India/Western Burma
19th century

length: 60cm, weight: 216g

Provenance

private collection, London

6249

Naga Warrior’s Brass Neck Torque

Naga People, Eastern India/Western Burma
18th-19th century

width: 16.5cm, weight: 135g

Provenance

private collection, London.

4982

Pair of Indian Silver Head/Temple Ornaments

Himachal Pradesh, India, or possibly Hazara, Afghanistan
circa 1900

lengths: 26cm, widths: 5.5cm, combined weight: 202g

Provenance

Collection of (the late) Paul Walter; probably acquired in London.

5991

Fine, Sri Lankan Silver Bracelet with Applied Work

Sri Lanka
18th-19th century

internal diameter: 3.9cm-4.5cm, external length at widest point: 8.5cm, weight: 97g

Provenance

UK art market

6205

Pair of Cuff Bracelets

Northern India or perhaps Pakistan or Afghanistan
late 19th century

heights: 9.7cm, diameters: 8.5cm, internal diameters: 5.5cm-6.3cm, combined weights: 490g

Provenance

UK art market

5774

Tibetan Silver & Turquoise Woman’s Belt Ornament & Matching Silver Chain (Ghanjen or Gyenzen)

Tibet
19th century

length: 46cm, height: 28cm, length of chain: 126cm, overall weight: 603g

Provenance

private collection, London, UK.

6066

Indian Silver Coin Necklace

India
early 20th century (coins dated 1878 and 1915)

length: 50cm, weight: 85g

Provenance

UK art market

6121

Silver Boteh-shaped Earrings

Afghanistan or Pakistan
late 19th-20th century

lengths: 10.5cm, combined weight: 19.61g

Provenance

private collection, London.

5808

Large Silver Ga’u Box set with Turquoise & Coral

Eastern Tibet, probably Labrang area
early 20th century

length: 15cm, height: 15.3cm, thickness: 2.8cm, weight: 254g

Provenance

UK art market

6017

Fine, Indian Chased Silver Waist Belt (Oddiyanam)

Andhra Pradesh or Tamil Nadu, India
19th century

diameter when closed: 18.3cm, circumference: 61cm, weight: 324g

Provenance

UK art market

6018

Rajasthani Silver Bracelet

Rajasthan, India
19th-early 20th century

external diameter: 8.5cm, internal diameter: 5cm, thickness: 1.3cm, weight: 119g

Provenance

UK art market

1872

Indian Cast Brass Toe Ring

India, probably Uttar Pradesh
18th century

height: 4.2cm, length: 4cm, weight: 38.6g

Provenance

Private Collection, Germany, acquired 1960-81

5850

Indian Silver Toe Ring Set (Bichhua or Phulri)

India, probably Gujarat or Rajasthan
early 20th century

length: 15cm (approx.), weight: 96g

Provenance

UK art market

5938

Sri Lankan Pierced Silver & Gilt Bracelet set with Zircons & an Amethyst

Coastal regions, Sri Lanka
circa 1920

width of face: 3.7cm, internal diameter: 5.1cm, weight: 37.4g

Provenance

Art Market, Scotland

5872

Unusual Indian Silver Bracelet (Gajre)

India, probably Rajasthan or Gujarat
19th century

internal diameter: 4.6cm, height: 3cm, weight: 107g

Provenance

private collection, England

5807

Large Tibetan Silver Ga’u Box set with Turquoise & Coral

Eastern Tibet, probably Labrang area
early 20th century

length: 16.5cm, width: 12.7cm, thickness: 3.8cm, weight: 292g

Provenance

UK art market

5607

Fine, Sri Lankan Silver Bracelet

Sri Lanka
19th century

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

Provenance

UK art market

5626

Ruby-set Gold Marriage Tali Pendant

Tamil Nadu, South India
early 20th century

length: 2.7g, weight: 4.5g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

5472

Indian Enamelled Gold Earrings with Emeralds & Pearls

India
19th century

length: 2.7cm, combined wight: 4.98g

Provenance

UK art market

4972

Northern Indian Silver Dangling Wedding Earrings

Himachal Pradesh, Northern India
early 20th century

length: 13cm, width: 9cm, combined weight: 106g

Provenance

Collection of (the late) Paul Walter; probably acquired in London.

5603

Rajasthani Silver Cuff Bracelet

Rajasthan, India
19th century

length: 8.6cm, diameter: 6.3cm-7.5cm, weight; 95g

Provenance

UK art market

4989

South Indian Silver Chauka-form Lingam Pendant

Karnataka, South India
19th century

width: 13cm , height: 9.8cm, thickness: 3.6cm, weight: 348g

Provenance

Collection of (the late) Paul Walter; probably acquired in London.

5619

Pair of Fine, South Indian Silver Bracelets

Lakshadweep Islands, South India
19th century

external diameter: 7.5cm, internal diameter: 6.5cm, combined weight: 58g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

5625

Indian Gold Marriage Pendant Tali

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

length: 3.5cm, weight: 5.7g

Provenance

private collection, UK

4864

Bontoc Clam Shell Bead & Glass Bead Necklace

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

weight: 169g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

5280

Pair of Fine, Northern Indian Silver Bangles

Northern Rajasthan, India
circa 1900

external diameter: 7.4cm, internal diameter: 5.7cm, combined weight: 51g

Provenance

UK art market

4980

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

Provenance

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

5275

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

Gujarat, India
early 20th century

diameter: 3.1cm, combined weight: 19.17g

Provenance

UK art market

5246

Pair of Punjabi Engraved Silver Anklets

Punjab, India/Pakistan
19th century

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

Provenance

UK art market

4965

Indian Pierced Silver Bracelet

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
19th century

length or face: 5.5cm, internal diameter of band: approx. 3cm x 5cm, weight: 100g

Provenance

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

5539

Indian Parcel-Gilded Silver Perfume Comb

India
19th century

length: 8.2cm, height: 4.2cm, weight: 43g

Provenance

UK art market

5538

Indian Parcel-Gilded Silver Perfume Comb

India, probably Mysore, Karnataka
19th century

width: 6.6cm, height: 5cm, weight: 52g

Provenance

private collection, UK; Christie's South Kensington, April, 2004.

3944

Pair of Borneo Man’s Solid Brass Spiral Ear Ornaments

Kenyah/Kayan Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo
19th century

diameter: 2cm, combined weight: 72g

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.

4041

Indian Silver & Gilded Silver Braided Belt (Kamarpatti)

Maharashtra or Andhra Pradesh, India
19th century

length: 81cm, height of bezel: 6cm, weight: 332g

Provenance

UK art market

5248

Indian Chased Silver Makara Bracelet

Madras, South India
circa 1880

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

Provenance

UK art market

4860

Indian Yellow Venetian Glass & Brass Bead Necklace

Andhra Pradesh, India
19th century

length: 84cm, weight: 280g

Provenance

UK private collection

3987

Silver Double Axe Pendant (Taka)

Central Flores, Eastern Indonesia
18th-19th century

height: 6.2cm, width: 7.3cm, weight: 15.4g

Provenance

Dutch antique market; private Dutch collection; acquired previously in the Netherlands

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.

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.

4195

Pair of Woman’s Silver & Turquoise Earrings

Central Tibet
19th century

heights: 5cm, diameter of hoops: 3.2cm, combined weight: 59g

Provenance

UK art market

2744

Nepalese Silver Hollow Kalli Anklets

Newar People, Nepal
early 20th century

exterior diameter: 13.5cm, interior diameter: 9.5cm, weight: 260g

Provenance

UK art market

4259

Naga Bead & Bone Necklace or Girdle

Naga People, India/Burma
19th century

length (approx): 67cm, width: 15.5cm, weight: 517g

Provenance

private collection, London.

3846

Tibetan Silver Filigree Ga’u Box with Turquoise & Coral

Western Tibet
late 19th century

height: 10.4cm, width: 9cm, weight: 69g

Provenance

UK art market

4761

Flexible Silver Armlet (Bazuband)

Rajasthan, India
19th-early 20th century

length of silver band: 17cm, width: 4.2cm, weight: 112g

Provenance

UK art market

4795

Flexible, Pierced, Silver Armlet (Bazuband)

Rajasthan, India
19th-early 20th century

length of silver band: 16cm, width: 7.5cm, weight: 256g

Provenance

private UK collection.

4399

Carved Shell, Glass & Wood Bead & Fossilised Palmwood (Pumtek) Necklace

Mizo People, Eastern India, or Naga People, Burma/India
circa 1900

length: 80cm, weight: 100g

Provenance

private collection, London.

4261

Cast Brass Male Fertility Ring

Muria People, Bastar, Madhya Pradesh, India
18th-19th century

overall approximate widest diameter: 5cm, weight: 52g

Provenance

private London collection

4265

Cast Brass Male Fertility Ring

Muria People, Bastar, Madhya Pradesh, India
18th-19th century

overall approximate widest diameter: 6cm, weight: 46g

Provenance

private London collection

4368

Three Brass Jewellery Moulds

India
circa 19th century

widest point of largest mould: 8cm; weights of each: 120g, 95g & 142g

Provenance

private collection, London

3255

Pair of Chinese Qing Silver Pendants

Southern China
19th-20th century

length: 4.5cm, combined weight: 9g

Provenance

UK art market

3254

Pair of Qing Chinese Silver Earrings

Southern China
19th-20th century

length: 3.6cm, combined weight: 17g

Provenance

UK art market

2753

Pair of Gold & Coral Ear Ornaments (Godwari or Mendog Kogde)

Sherpa People, Nepal-Tibet
19th century

diameter: 7cm (each), combined weight: 37g

Provenance

UK art market

1984

Pair of New Guinea Cone-Shell Ear Ornaments, dated 1859

New Guinea
collected in 1859

maximum diameter of each: 7cm

Provenance

UK art market; private collection, UK.

2373

Laotian Silver & Wood ‘Pyramid’ Hairpin

Hmong people, Laos
late 19th-early 20th century

length: 22cm

Provenance

private collection, UK

2491

Liao Dynasty Gilded Silver Dragon Fish-Shaped Earrings

China
Liao Dynasty, 10-12th century

width: 3.5cm, height: 3.5cm combined weight: 11g

Provenance

private collection, UK

2492

Liao Dynasty Gold Pendant Earrings

China
Liao Dynasty, 10-12th century

height: 5.3cm, combined weight: 9g

Provenance

private collection, UK

2496

Pair of Fine, Engraved Liao Gilded-Silver Bracelets

China
Liao Dynasty, 10-12th century

diameter at widest point: 6.5cm, combined weight: 66g

Provenance

private collection, UK

2637

Tibetan Silver, Coral & Turquoise Earrings (Along)

Tibet
late 19th century-early 20th century

height: 8.5cm, combined weight: 70g

Provenance

UK art market

2694

Sri Lankan Silver Brooch set with Matara ‘Diamonds’ & Coral

Southern Coastal Regions, Sri Lanka
circa 1900

length: 6cm, width: 3.8cm, weight: 19g

Provenance

UK art market

2695

Sri Lankan ‘Star Burst’ Brooch set with Matara ‘Diamonds’

Southern Coast, Sri Lanka
circa 1900

dimensions: 7cm x 7cm, weight: 29g

Provenance

UK art market

3945

Pair of Man’s Solid Brass Spiral Ear Ornaments

Kenyah/Kayan Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo
19th century

diameter: 2.6cm, combined weight: 90g

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.

4913

Silver Panelled Belt (Araipatti)

Tamil Nadu, South India
19th century

approx. length: 72cm, width: 6cm, weight: 552g

Provenance

UK art market.

4962

Silver Bangle

Madhya Pradesh, India
early 20th century

external diameter: 10.6cm, internal diameter: 6.5cm, weight: 290g

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of the late Paul Walter; most probably acquired by Walter in London.

4955

Pair of Solid-Cast Silver Lion-Headed Bangles

India, either Rajasthan or Himachal Pradesh
early 20th century

external width across: 8.8cm, combined weight: 652g

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of the late Paul Walter; most probably acquired by Walter in London.

5137

Gold Parsi (Parsee) Portrait Brooch set with Fifty Diamonds, & another Portrait

Bombay, India
19th century

diamond brooch: 3.4cm x 2.8cm, unmounted portrait: 2.8cm x 2.4cm

Provenance

from a Parsi family, originally from Bombay, and now based in northern England. The identities of the men featured in the portraits are unknown however.

4559

Pair of Miao Silver Earrings

Miao People, Guizhou, China
19th-early 20th century

length: 12.8cm, width: 7.9cm, combined weight: 173g

Provenance

private collection, London

4992

Woman’s Enamelled Silver Shirt Stud Ornament (Ta’wiz-Janzir)

Himachal Pradesh, India
circa 1900

length: 27cm, weight: 128g

Provenance

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

4036

Chinese Silver Filigree & Jade Hinged Bracelet

China
circa 1900

internal diameter: 5.6cm, height: 2.1cm, weight: 46.25g

Provenance

UK art market

4979

Pair of Indian Silver Flower-Form Ear Plugs

India, probably Delhi
19th century

diameters: 3cm, combined weight: 13.49g

Provenance

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

4958

Indian Flexible Silver Bracelet (Chuadanti Pahunchian)

Uttar Pradesh, India
circa 1900

outer diameter: 7.5cm, internal diameter: 4.5cm, thickness: 1.4cm, weight: 117g

Provenance

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

5153

Indian Silver Belt Plaque

India, probably Udaipur (Mewar)
19th century

diameter: 5.8cm, thickness: 0.9cm, weight: 56g

3527

Nepalese Pair of Woman’s Gold Earrings (Chepti Sun)

Nepal
mid-19th century

diameters: 6cm, combined weight: 22.7g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

5637

Indian Flexible Silver Bracelet (Chuadanti Pahunchian)

Uttar Pradesh, India
circa 1900

outer diameter: 7.6cm, internal diameter: 4.5cm, thickness: 1.4cm, weight: 140g

Provenance

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