Our catalogue > Selected Finest items

This especially curated page draws on some of the finest and 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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9354

Nine Matched, Descending Bronze Burmese Buddhist Disciple Monk Images

North-eastern Burma (Myanmar)
18th century

height: 12.1cm, 13.4cm, 14cm, 15.1cm, 16.5cm, 18.2cm, 21.6cm, 25.6cm and 30.2cm

Provenance

UK art market

9421

Unusually Fine & Large Pair of Burmese Silver Beakers

Burma (Myanmar)
circa 1880

height: 16.2cm, diameter: 9.7cm, combined weight: 675g

Sold

Provenance

UK art market

9249

Superb Pair of Mughal Silver Rosewater Sprinklers & Dishes

Mughal or Northern India
17th-18th century

overal height: approximately 30.5cm, diameter of dishes: 17cm, combined weight: 1,120g

Provenance

UK art market

7124

Superb Vizagapatam Ebony Box overlaid with Tortoiseshell & Etched Ivory Veneer with Silver Mounts

Vizagapatam, India
circa 1750

height: 8.8cm, width: 27.9cm, depth: 19cm, weight: 1,650g

Provenance

private collection, England.

9418

Indian Set of Six Enamelled Gold Buttons

Jaipur, North India
19th century

diameter: 1.5cm, combined weight: 14g

Provenance

UK art market

9387

Nepalese Gem-Inlaid Gilded Votive Plaque

Newar People, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
18th century

diameter: 36.8cm, weight: 1,606g

Provenance

UK art market

8947

Unusual Pair of Mongolian Beaten Brass Images of Budai

Mongolia
circa 18th century

height: approximately 19cm, width: 15cm, depth: 10cm, combined weight: 2,386g

Provenance

UK art market

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

9362

Bukharan Noble’s Turquoise-inlaid & Finely Engraved Ewer

Bukhara, Uzbekistan, Central Asia
late 19th century

height: 37.8cm, length (from sprout to handle): 23.5cm, weight: 1,758g

Provenance

UK art market

9374

African Dogon Cast Brass Pendant of a Seated, Bound Female Slave

Dogon People, Mali
19th century or earlier

height: 6.7cm, weight: 134g

Provenance

UK art market

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

9311

Spectacular Moroccan Large Amber & Coral ‘Treasure’ Necklace (Tifilit)

Berber people, Anti-Atlas, Draa Valley, Morocco
early 20th century

circumference: approximately 102cm, diameter of the largest bead: approximately 4.6cm, weight: 809g

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

9277

Massive Indian Silver Flask (Surahi)

Rajasthan, India
late 19th century

height: approximately 48cm, width: approximately 28cm, weight: 2,980g

Provenance

UK art market

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

9199

Tibetan Gilded Bronze Buddha

Tibet
16th-17th century

height: 23cm, width: 17cm, depth: 11cm, weight: 1,850g

Provenance

private collection, UK

9158

Brunei Brass Grain Measure (Gantang)

Brunei
dated 1875-76

diameter: approximately 18.7cm, height: 16.5cm, weight: 2,225g

Provenance

private collection, Channel Islands

9190

Ibibio Carved Wooden Soldier Puppet Figure

Ibibio people, coastal Southern Nigeria
circa 1920

height: 55cm

Provenance

UK art market; Christie's Paris, 2006.

9196

Rare Torres Strait Turtle Shell Mask

Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
before 1870

length: approximately 19.5cm, width: 13cm, weight: 249g

Provenance

Julian Harding, London

9081

Rare Southeast Asian (Batavian) or Chinese Parcel-Gilt Wine Ewer

Southeast Asia, possibly Batavia, or China
circa 1680-1750

height: 17cm, length (from handle to spout): 15cm, weight: 415g

Provenance

UK art market; Sotheby's New York

9222

Tibetan Chinese Parcel-Gilt Bronze Amitayus

Tibeto-Chinese
18th century

height: 17.4cm, width: 11.8cm, depth: 8.5cm, weight: 1,317g

Provenance

Private collection, UK

9093

Rare Nepalese Bone Statue of Chakrasamvara Sakti in Yab-Yum

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
15th century

height: 14.4cm, width: 6.5cm, weight: 145g

Provenance

private collection, UK

9344

Superb Saudi Arabian Embroidered & Beaded Dress (Thobe)

Bani Malik tribal group, Hijaz region, southern Saudi Arabia
mid-20th century

length: 136cm, weight: 1,472g

Reserved

Provenance

private UK collection, collected in Saudi Arabia in the 1970s

6775

Pair of Large, Indian, Princely, Parcel-Gilded & Enamelled Garuda Figures

Rajasthan, India
circa 1800

heights (without stands): 23.8cm, width: 12.4cm, height (with stands): 32.5cm, combined weight: 2,475g

Provenance

German private collection, bought by the father of the previous owner in Germany in 1971 at the sale of a Rajasthan Maharaja's possessions

8888

Superb Tibetan Silver Image of Tsong Khapa

Tibet
18th century

height: 13.7cm, width: 9.8cm, depth: 7cm, weight: 606g

Provenance

private collection, England.

9343

Exceptional Saudi Arabian Embroidered & Beaded Dress (Thobe)

Bani Malik tribal group, Hijaz region, southern Saudi Arabia
mid-20th century

length: 130cm, weight: 1,319g

Reserved

Provenance

private UK collection, collected in Saudi Arabia in the 1970s

9043

Rare, Nepalese Cast Bronze Yab-Yum Group for Temple Niche

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
Late Malla Dynasty, 17th century

height: 13.7cm, width: 11.7cm, depth: approximately 3.6cm, weight: 557g

Provenance

from the private collection of a retired academic, London

8972

Indo-Portuguese Bezoar Stone with Silver Mounts & Chain

India, probably Goa, & possibly Ottoman Turkey
circa 1700

overall length: 10.1cm, width of stone: 2.9cm, weight: 11g

Provenance

UK art market

9102

Rare, Mughal Gilt-Decorated Steatite Flask (Surahi)

Northern India
17th-18th Century

height: approximately 31.8cm, diameter: approximately 13.5cm, weight: 1,341g

Provenance

private collection, England.

8974

Japanese Shingon Sect Gilded Copper Dharma Wheel (Rinbo)

Japan
13th century, Kamakura period (1185–1333)

diameter: 11.2cm, weight: 234g

Sold

Provenance

private collection, UK

8905

Ashanti Chief’s Brass-Covered Asipim Chair

Ashanti (Asante) People, Ghana
19th century

width: 50.2cm, height: 93.4cm, depth (seat only, excluding the inclining back-rest): 47cm

Provenance

UK art market

3589

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

Armenian People, Ottoman Turkey
19th century

length: 24cm, height: 12.5cm

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.

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

6773

Exceptional, Early Tanimbar Ancestor Figure

Tanimbar, Southeast Moluccas, Eastern Indonesia
18th century

height: 16.4cm, width: 5.4cm, depth: 4.5cm

Provenance

Private Collection, Northern England; acquired by the previous owners from an antiques fair, York, England, circa 1980

5364

Early Javanese Unusually Large Cast Bronze Buddha

Java or Sumatra, Indonesia, but most probably imported from northern India
Classical Period, 8th century

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

Provenance

Private Collection, London, UK.

9071

Mughal or Deccan Scribe’s Silver Pen Box (Kalamdan)

Mughal, Northern India or Deccan
18th century

length: 21.2cm, weight: 225g

Provenance

UK art market

5840

Mongolian Polychrome Dancing Citipati Group

Mongolia
19th century

height: 60cm, width: 53cm

Provenance

Private collection, England.

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

8683

Algerian Gold Serpent-Head Bracelet set with Pearls, Rubies & other Stones

Algeria
19th century

interior diameter: 6.3cm, weight: 12g

Provenance

UK art market

1010

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

Provenance

UK art market

8806

Srivijaya Bronze Seated Avalokiteshvara

Srivijaya kingdom - Sumatra, Indonesia & Malay Peninsula, incl. southern Thailand
7th-8th century

height: 18.8cm, width: 8.9cm, depth: 7.6cm, weight: 1,203g

Provenance

private collection, UK

2218

Rare Yoruba Carved Wooden Processional Staff

Yoruba People, Nigeria
19th-early 20th century

length: 108cm

Provenance

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

8611

Fine, Brisé-style Chinese Silver-Gilt Filigree Fan

Guangdong (Canton), China
circa 1830

length of arm: 21cm, width of arm: 2.5cm, width of unfolded fan: 35cm, weight: 185g

Provenance

UK art matrket

8692

Rare Balinese Double-Ikat Geringsing Wayang Kebo Cloth

Tenganan Pegeringsingan, North-East Bali, Indonesia
19th century

length: 210cm, width: 51.7cm

Provenance

private collection, UK; believed to have been collected in Bali in the 1920s

8711

Large Tibetan Silver Longevity Vase (Kalasha)

Tibet
19th century

height: 29.3cm, width: 12.2cm, weight: 1,071g

Provenance

private collection, London, UK.

8640

Srivijaya Bronze Standing Maitreya

Srivijaya Kingdom, South Sumatra, Indonesia
circa 7th-8th century

height (including stand): 32.5cm, width: 8.7cm, weight (including stand): 2,682g

Provenance

private collection, London, UK.

7325

Rare, Nepalese Inscribed & Gilded Copper Buddha’s Footprints Buddhapada Portable Mandala Plaque

Nepal
17th-18th century

diameter: approximately 27cm, weight: 669g

Provenance

UK art market

7256

Maori Trolling Lure Fish Hook (Pa Kahawai)

Maori People, New Zealand
18th-19th century

length (without cord): 14.8cm, width: 2cm, weight: 20g

Provenance

UK art market; UK private collection.

7331

Impressive Pair of Nepalese Hanging Incense Burners

Nepal & Tibet
19th century

height of incence burners (without the chains): 38cm, width (between handles): 27cm, combined weight: 4,947g

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

7198

Indo-Portuguese Parcel-Gilt Silver Bezoar Stone Box

West India, probably Gujarat or Goa
circa 1700

height: 6cm, diameter: 4.5cm, weight: 45g

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.

7119

Pair of Mounted, Large, Gilded Silver Lucknow Fish Elements

India, probably Lucknow
18th-19th century

width (individually): approximately 45cm, height: approximately 28.5cm; display stand's width: 48cm, depth: 20cm, height: 44cm

Provenance

UK art market

6762

Pair of Aristocratic Balinese Doors Carved in High Relief with Gilding

Bali, Indonesia
late 19th century

length: 184.4cm, width (of the pair): 71cm

Provenance

UK art market

6697

Magnificent & Large Sri Lankan Cobra Demon (Maha Raksa) Dance Mask

Sinhala people, Coastal Sri Lanka
19th century

height: approximately 79cm (without stand), width: 62cm

Provenance

UK art market

6728

Historically Important Colonial Silver Standing Cup Relating to the British Conquest of Java, 1811, Inscribed & Dated

colonial silversmith either in India, probably Calcutta, or Batavia, East Indies.
circa 1810

height: approximately 55cm, width: 38.5cm, depth: 26cm, weight: 5,550g

Provenance

Collection of Julian Sands (UK); previously sold at Sotheby's London, 1991.

6528

Exceptional Dutch Colonial Tortoiseshell Betel Box with Fine Silver Mounts

Dutch Colonial East Indies, either Malay, Sumatra or Batavia (Indonesia today)
18th century

height: 8.1cm, length: 19cm, depth: 13.3cm

Provenance

UK art market

6521

Andaman Islands Man’s Dance Regalia

Andaman Islands, possibly from the Jarawa Tribe, South Andaman
circa 1900

indicative length of headdress (band & tassels): 49cm

Provenance

private collection, London. UK; previously, Charles Wilfred Hext (b.1880-1919)

4115

Exceptional Collection of 18 Aztec Black-Clay, Tubular, Ear Plugs or Spools

Aztec Civilisation, Capilco, Mexico
14th-15th century

diameter: 2.1cm (smallest), 3.1cm (biggest)

Provenance

UK art market, prior to that Madrid, Spain from before 1974

6389

Rare, Indo-Portuguese Ceremonial Gilded Silver Filigree Flower Basket

Indo-Portuguese Goa, India
second half of the 17th century

height: 10.2cm, diameter: 6.6cm, weight: 136g

Provenance

previously in a private house, Bangkok, Thailand

6251

Exceptional, Rare & Large Dutch East Indies Pandan-Shaped Silver Filigree Toiletry Set, Box, Cover & Tray

Dutch East Indies, probably Batavia
18th century

diameter of tray: 28cm, diameter of box: 19.5cm, height of assembled set: 15.8cm, weight: 2,254g (2.254kg)

Provenance

private collection, London; acquired in London prior to that.

6243

Rare & Large Pair of Chinese Export Silver Bowls by Wang Hing

Maker: Wang Hing, Guangdong (Canton) & Hong Kong, China
circa 1890

heights: 11cm, diameters: 24.5cm, weights: 1,083g & 1,087g

Provenance

from an important private collection, UK.

6492

Very Rare & Early Yoruba Shango Priest’s Costume with Leather & Mirrors

Yoruba People, Nigeria
circa 1850

length: 96.5cm, width: 54.5cm (approximately)

Provenance

found in the attic of a house in northern England where it is believed to have been stored undisturbed since at least the 1930s.

6238

Chinese Export Silver Bowl by Luen Wo

Maker: Luen Wo, Shanghai, China
late 19th century

diameter: 26cm, height: 15cm, weight: 1.437kg

Provenance

private collection, UK

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

2181

Life-sized Sepik Ancestor Figure

Sepik Region, New Guinea
late 19th century

height: 165cm

Provenance

Francis de Sales McHugh Collection, collected by de Sales McHugh in the first half of the 20th century.

6230

Chinese Export Silver Centre Piece by Tuck Chang with original Carved Blackwood Stand

Maker: Tuck Chang, Shanghai, China
circa 1900

height (with stand): 40cm, without stand: 32cm, diameter: 27cm, weight (without wooden stand): 1,428g

Provenance

private collection, UK

6113

Colonial Vizagapatam Ivory-Inlaid Portable Writing Box

Vizagapatam, India
1720-30

width: 43.6cm, depth: 34cm, height: 11.4cm

Provenance

private collection, London.

6069

Pair of Bhuta Cow Figures (Nandigona)

Karnataka, India
19th century

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

Provenance

UK art market

4872

Collection of 145 Ethiopian Silver Crosses (Yangat Masqal)

Ethiopia
19th-early 20th century

approximate total combined weight: 2.2kg

Provenance

private collection, UK.

4667

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

China
circa 1920

height: 45cm, total weight: 863g

Provenance

UK art market

4078

Rare Agate Box with Chased Silver Mounts

India, perhaps Goa
circa 1700

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

Provenance

UK art market; European collection.

3575

Superb Balinese Palace Door & Frame

Bali, Indonesia
18th-early 19th century

height: 178cm, width: 110cm

Provenance

private collection, Ireland.

3026

Rare Indian Lucknow Enamelled Silver & Leather Hookah Base

Lucknow, India
18th century

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

Provenance

UK art market