Our catalogue > Selected Finest items

This especially curated page draws on some of the finest & most interesting items that we have in stock right now.

Each piece is of museum quality, and has sound provenance. Most items have been sourced from within the UK, often from old colonial-era collections.

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5943

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Maharaja’s Enamelled Heavy Gold Bracelet set with Rubies, Diamonds & an Emerald

India, probably Hyderabad
circa 1750 or earlier

overall length: 17.5cm, dimensions of 4cm x 3.2cm, enamelled plaque: weight: 137g

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private collection, UK

5840

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Mongolian Polychrome Dancing Citipati Group

Mongolia
19th century

height: 60cm, width: 53cm

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Provenance

Private collection, England.

5741

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Great Wall of China Brick & Hongmu Stand dated 1929, & Etched Photogravure Plate of Presentation Ceremony

China
stand dated 1929; brick dates to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

length of stand: 43.8cm, height: 28cm, depth: 24.5cm

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Provenance

Rotary Club of Bristol, UK, since 1929.

5434

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Rare Dayak Brass & Trade Bead Necklace

Dayak People, Borneo, Sarawak, Malaysia
19th century

approximate diameter: 23cm, weight: 1,300g

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

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.

6049

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Large Silver & Gilt Filigree Bowl Presented to Prime Minister Harold Wilson by Emperor Haile Selassie

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
circa 1968

diameter: 38.3cm, height: 9.2cm, weight: 2,229g

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Presented to Prime Minister Harold Wilson of the United Kingdom by Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia; from the estate of Lady Wilson, the former Prime Minister's wife.

6073

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Tang Dynasty Parcel-Gilt Silver Plaque in Early French Frame

China
Tang Dynasty, circa 8th century

length of silver: 16.4cm, width of silver: 3.7cm, length of frame: 41cm, height of frame: 26cm

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Provenance

UK art market; and marked as having been acquired in 'Pekin' (Beijing) in 1901.

6069

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Pair of Bhuta Cow Figures (Nandigona)

Karnataka, India
19th century

lengths; 21cm, heights: 11.6cm, combined weights: 2,244g

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Provenance

UK art market

6012

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Imperial Ottoman Palace Workshop Embroidered Silk Textile Fragment

Ottoman Palace Workshops, Istanbul, Ottoman Turkey
18th century

66cm x 67cm

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Provenance

UK art market

5655

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Rare, Early Chinese Images of Jesus & Mary on Silver, after Pierre Goret

China or Chinese artisans in the Philippines
circa 1700

heights: 20.8cm, widths: 16.3cm, combined weight: 371g

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Provenance

art market, London.

4872

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Collection of 145 Ethiopian Silver Crosses (Yangat Masqal)

Ethiopia
19th-early 20th century

approximate total combined weight: 2.2kg

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

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

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.

5471

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Gilded Silver Mounted Pectoral Reliquary Cross with Carved Steatite (Enkolpia)

Mount Athos, Macedonian Greece
15th century

total length of chain (circumference as worn): 72cm, length of cross (without coin): 7.3cm, thickness of cross: 1.1cm, weight: 97g

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Provenance

UK art market

5488

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Tibetan Gilded Bronze Mahakala

Tibet
15th century

height: 14cm, width: 10.5cm, weight: 701g

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Provenance

UK art market

5362

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Srivajaya Cast Bronze Image of Four-Armed Kubera

Palembang region, Sumatra, Indonesia
8th-9th century

height (without stand): 12.2cm, height (with stand): 15cm, weight (without stand): 757g

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Provenance

private collection, London, UK.

5217

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Two Mughal Engraved Gilded Silver Boxes inset with Tortoiseshell Panels

North India
circa 1740

length of largest box: 9.5cm, width: 8.8cm, height: 3.3cm, weight: 183g; length of smaller box: 7.5cm, width: 6.7cm, height: 1.8cm, weight: 98g

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Provenance

Scottish art market

5363

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Javanese Cast Silver Image of Shiva with Bronze Yoni Base

Java, Indonesia
Classical Period, 9th century

height of Shiva: 8.3cm, ensemble height (with stand): 11.6cm, weight of Shiva: 146g

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Provenance

Private Collection, London, UK.

5364

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Early Javanese Unusually Large Cast Bronze Buddha

Java or Sumatra, Indonesia
Classical Period, 8th century

height (without stand): 21.9cm, width: 17.1cm, depth: 11.8cm, weight: 2,576g

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Provenance

Private Collection, London, UK.

5541

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Colonial Indian Sandalwood Jewel Box with Ivory & Engraved Silver Mounts

South India, probably Coromandel Coast
17th-18th century

length: 15.8cm height: 8.8cm, depth: 10.5cm, weight: 481g

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Provenance

UK art market

4538

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Superb Copper Teapot with Fine, Pierced Silver Mounts

Tibet
18th-19th century

height: 27cm, length: 27.5cm, weight: 1,129g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

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

5361

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Rare Javanese Cast Bronze Image of Twelve-Armed Chunda

Java, Indonesia, Classical Period
Classical Period, 9th century

height: 10.4cm, width: 7.2cm, weight: 549g

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Provenance

Private collection, London, UK

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

4667

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Model of a Peacock, Gilded, Enamelled & set with Turquoise & Pearls

China
circa 1920

height: 45cm, total weight: 863g

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Provenance

UK art market

5076

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Indo-Portuguese Parcel-Gilt Pierced Silver Bezoar Stone Box

West India, probably Gujarat or Goa
circa 1700

length: 5cm, diameter: 4.4cm, weight: 48g

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Provenance

private collection, UK

4619

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Pair of Enamelled Silver Peacocks

Jaipur, India
circa 1870

heights: 17.3cm, lengths: 18cm, combined weight: 1,585g

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Provenance

UK art market

4597

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Bronze Seated Buddha or Disciple

Thailand
late 18th century

height: 42cm, width: 39cm, depth: 19.5cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK. The previous owner built up a collection of Buddha images mostly from old UK colonial sources, and did so over a long lifetime.

4078

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Rare Agate Box with Chased Silver Mounts

India, perhaps Goa
circa 1700

height: 13.3cm, length: 14cm, depth: 10.1cm, weight: 1,127g

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Provenance

UK art market; European collection.

4052

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Unusually Large, Silver Filigree Betel Box

Dutch East Indies, or possibly India
circa 1700

length: 22.3cm, width: 16cm, height: 10cm, weight: 1,675g

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Provenance

Private London collection (estate)

3575

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Superb Balinese Palace Door & Frame

Bali, Indonesia
18th-early 19th century

height: 178cm, width: 110cm

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Provenance

private collection, Ireland.

3589

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Ottoman Armenian Woman’s Wooden Stilted Clogs (Qabqab) with Engraved Silver Mounts

Armenian People, Ottoman Turkey
19th century

length: 24cm, height: 12.5cm

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Provenance

from the collection of the family of John Lee, Baron Lee of Trafford, Bowdon Old Hall, Cheshire, UK. The family of Lord Lee has occupied Bowdon Old Hall since 1919 and the clogs formed part of the contents of the house. The wife of Baron Lee is of Armenian descent.

3153

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Early Dutch Colonial Huanghuali Writing Box with Engraved Paktong Mounts

Southern China
circa 1640

width: 39.2cm, depth: 28.4cm, height: 9.5cm

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Provenance

UK private collection

3300

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Fine Colonial Indian Teapot by Hamilton & Co.

Calcutta, India
circa 1830

length: 29.5cm, height: 17.3cm, weight: 1,233g

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Provenance

UK art market

3221

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Inscribed Lao-Thai Bronze Seated Buddha

Northern Thailand/Laos
16th century

height: 48.5cm

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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.

3026

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Rare Indian Lucknow Enamelled Silver & Leather Hookah Base

Lucknow, India
18th century

height: 20.2cm, diameter of base: 14.8cm, weight: 611g

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Provenance

UK art market

2340

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Fine Tibetan Gilded Seated Maitreya Image

Central Tibet
15th century

height: 22.8cm width: 12cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK; acquired from Spink, 1997.

2478

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South Indian Ruby-Set Gold Covered Sri Yantra to Adorn a Temple Statue

South India
circa 17th-18th century or earlier

height: 3.5cm, diameter: 5cm, weight: 44g

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Provenance

private collection, UK

2613

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Rare South Indian Shiva-Parvati Double Rudraksha Necklace with Ruby-Inset Gold Mounts

South India
18th-19th century

width of pendant: 5.3cm, height of pendant: 7cm, length of necklace: 31cm, weight: 75g

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

2218

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Rare Yoruba Carved Wooden Processional Staff

Yoruba People, Nigeria
19th-20th century

length/height: 108cm

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Provenance

private collection, London; and previously, a private European collection.

2325

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Colonial Satinwood & Mahogany Writing Box with Silver Mounts

Coromandel Coast, South India
17th-18th century

width: 32cm, depth: 28cm, thickness at rear: 8cm, thickness at front: 7cm

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Provenance

From an English country house.

1554

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Batavian Silver Filigree Paan Box

Dutch East Indies (Batavia), or possibly India (Goa)
17th century

length: 12cm, width: 10.5cm, height: 6.1cm, weight: 601g

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Provenance

from a Spanish/Portuguese collection.

1406

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Exceptional Bronze Hamsa Lamp Finial

South India
early 17th century

height (without stand): 17cm, length: 19cm, weight: 609g

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Provenance

European collection; and formerly in the David Singer collection.

1449

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Two Very Rare Parcel-Gilded ‘Cadogan’ Style Copper & Silver Ritual Wine Ewers

Nepal
18th-19th century

height: 12.5cm & 13cm; width: 16cm & 17.5cm; weight: 270g & 284g

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Provenance

UK art market

1010

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Sri Lankan Tortoiseshell Betel Box with Engraved, Parcel-gilt Silver Mounts

Sri Lanka
late 18th century

length: 16cm, width: 12cm, height: 5.2cm, weight: 305g

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Provenance

UK art market

848

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Rare, Finely Carved Coconut Money Box with Silver Mounts (Alcancia)

Spanish Colonial Guatemala
18th century

height: 18cm, length: 19cm, weight: 437g

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Provenance

European antiques market.

2181

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Life-sized Sepik Ancestor Figure

Sepik Region, New Guinea
late 19th century

height: 165cm

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Provenance

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

1323

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Massive Silver Prayer Wheel (‘Khor)

Tibet
18th-19th century

length: of wheel and handle: 106cm, diameter of wheel: 19cm, thickness of wheel drum: 9cm

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Provenance

UK art market

3870

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Pair of Carved Wooden Male & Female Bulul Rice Divinity Figures

Ifugao People, Northern Luzon, Philippines
19th century

heights: 51cm & 49cm

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Provenance

private European collection.

2219

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Yoruba Carved Wooden Divination Bowl

Yoruba People, Nigeria
18th-19th century or earlier

height: 14.2cm, diameter: 19cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

5486

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Fine Pende Chief’s Hippopotamus Ivory Amulet Pendant (Gikhokho)

Pende People, Congo
early 19th century

length: 6cm, width: 4cm

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Provenance

private collection, London; and acquired by the previous owner in London in the 1960s.

4572

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Batavian Colonial Silver Filigree Tray or Platter

Dutch East Indies, probably Batavia; and possibly India
17th-18th century

length: 42.7cm, width: 24.5cm, height: 3.7cm, weight: 957g

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Provenance

UK art market