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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9499

Exceptional Dutch Colonial Gilded Silver Gilt Filigree Box

Dutch East Indies, Batavia or Sumatra
circa 1700

height: 8.1cm, width: 12.3cm, depth: 7.8cm, weight: 523g

Provenance

acquired in November 1967 from Peter Gosling Antiques, London

9549

Massive, Monumental Kashmir Silver Betel or Paan-style Centrepiece

Kashmir, Northern India
circa 1880

height: 41cm, diameter: 26.5cm, weight: 6.5 kilograms

Provenance

private collection, UK.

9290

South Indian Gold Jasmine Bud Necklace (Jadi Pu Malai)

Tamil Nadu, South India
early 20th century

circumference: 42.7cm, length of individual jasmine bud: 5.4cm, weight: 77g

Provenance

Private collection, US

9476

Exceptional Nepalese Brass Ritual Flask (Thyaka)

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
18th century

height: 32.3cm, weight: 1,994g

Provenance

private collection, London, UK; collected in Nepal in the 1970s by the previous owner's father

9450

Rare, Southeast Asian Chinese Enamelled Filigree Silver Box

Sumatra, probably the Palembang region, Indonesia
18th century

height: 10.5cm, diameter: 7.5cm, weight: 251g

Provenance

UK art market

3575

Superb Balinese Palace Door & Frame

Bali, Indonesia
18th-early 19th century

height: 178cm, width: 110cm

Provenance

private collection, Ireland.

9547

Indian Parcel-Gilt Silver Fish Kohl Container set with Rubies

Northern India
18th century

length: 15.7cm, width: 4.5cm, weight: 83g

Provenance

UK art market

4078

Rare, Early Indian Agate Box with Chased Silver Mounts

Deccan, India, and possibly Goa
circa 1700

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

Provenance

UK art market; European collection.

9510

Early Indian Pink Sandstone Relief of a Male Deity with Female Attendants

Madhya Pradesh, India
Chandella Dynasty, late 11th or 12th century

height: 58cm, width: 42.2cm

Provenance

private UK collection since circa 2000; prior to that in a private Anglo-Dutch collection since circa 1990. Most probably has been in the UK or Europe since colonial times.

9511

Western Indian Blackstone Head of Vishnu

Western India, probably Rajasthan
circa 12th century

height: 26.5cm, width: 17.2cm (not including display stand)

Provenance

private UK collection since circa 2000; prior to that in a private Anglo-Dutch collection since circa 1990. Most probably has been in the UK or Europe since colonial times.

9513

Western Indian Sandstone Head of a Jina

Jain Community, Western India
12th century

height: 27cm, width: 21cm

Provenance

private UK collection since circa 2000; prior to that in a private Anglo-Dutch collection since circa 1990. Most probably has been in the UK or Europe since colonial times.

9542

Miniature Han Dynasty Turquoise & Gold Inlaid Bronze Hu Vase

Northern China
Han Dynasty, 202BC-9AD

height: 5.7cm, width: 4cm, weight: 79g

Provenance

private collection, London, UK

9543

Chinese Han Dynasty Inlaid Gilt Bronze Garment Hook

Northern China
Han Dynasty, 202BC-9AD

height: 17.6cm width: 7.7cm, weight: 190g (not including display stand)

Provenance

private collection, London, UK

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.

9544

Miniature Gold-Inlaid Bronze Tripod Ding Vessel

China
circa 18th century

height: 9.9cm, width: 6.6cm, weight: 290g

Provenance

private collection, London, UK

9545

Chinese Warring States Gold and Turquoise-Inlaid Bronze Garment Hook

Northern China
Warring States period or Han Dynasty, 3rd or 2nd century BC

height: 8.4cm, width: 1.1cm, weight: 96g (not including display stand)

Provenance

private collection, London, UK; Ben Janssens Oriental Art, London, 2019

9505

Akan Carved Wooden Queen Mother Figure

Asante (Ashanti) sub-group of the Akan people, Ghana
early 20th century and possibly earlier

height: 33.1cm, width: 8.5cm, depth: 13.3cm, weight: 635g

Provenance

UK art market

9399

Exceptionally Rare Indian ‘Medicine’ Coconut Goblet with Silver-Gilt Mounts

Western India, perhaps Goa, or Mughal India
16th century

height: approximately 7.2cm, diameter: approximately 7.9cm, weight: 143g

Provenance

private collection, London,. UK; by repute, a Russian collection

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

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

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.

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

9420

Nepalese Gilded Copper Lobed Box set with Rubies, Turquoise & other Semi-Precious Stones

Newar People, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
17th-18th century

height: 8.8cm, width: approximately 18.5cm, depth: approximately 17cm, weight: 694g

Provenance

UK art market

9529

Rare Pair of Javanese Three-Dimensional Wooden Puppet Figures

Java, Indonesia
circa 1820

height: (male) 42.8cm, (female) 35.5cm, combined weight: 854g

Provenance

UK art market

9534

Sino-Tibetan Conch Shell Trumpet with Gilded Copper Mounts

Sino-Tibetan
18th century - most probably Qianlong period (1736-1795)

length: 22.2cm, width: approximately 13.5cm, weight: 1,129g

Provenance

Derek Wright (1927-2022) collection, Fritham Grange, Hampshire., UK. Acquired by the previous owner from Gerard Hawthorn Ltd Oriental Art, London, June 2004.

9502

Maori Greenstone Pendant in the form of a Native Bat (Pekapeka)

Maori people, New Zealand
19th century

width: 7.2cm, length: 4.8cm, weight: 38g

Provenance

UK art market

9431

Rare Jain Digambara Brass Mandala Shrine of the Navadevata

Karnataka, India
circa 15th century

height: 28.8cm, width: 18.7cm, depth: 6.8cm, weight: 1,752g

Provenance

UK art market

9483

Outstanding Early Javanese Gold ‘Surya’ Pendant & Chain

East Java, Indonesia
Majapahit Period, 14th century

circumference: 59cm, width of pendant: 6.2cm, width of chain: 4.5cm, weight: 137g

Provenance

private collection, UK; and previously a private German collection

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

9456

Srivijaya Period Bronze Standing Maitreya

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

height: 21cm, width: 5.8cm, depth: 5.2cm, weight: 789g

Provenance

private collection, London, UK.

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

Reserved

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

9449

Malay Tortoiseshell Koran Box with Pierced Silver Mounts & Tekat Interior

Malay People, Sumatra, Indonesia
18th-19th century

height: 8.7cm, width: 18cm, depth: 12.5cm, weight: 597g

Reserved

Provenance

UK art market

9427

Indian Ganga-Jumna Vishnu & Consorts

Tanjore region, Tamil Nadu, South India
17th-18th century

height: 12.1 to 13.2cm, width: 3.9 to 6.1cm, combined weight: 1,034g

Provenance

UK art market

9428

Massive South American Silver Incense Burner (Sahumador) in the form of a Llama

Viceroyalty of Peru
late 18th-19th century

height: 55.5cm, length: 39cm, width: 29cm, weight: 3,905g

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

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

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

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

Reserved

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

6528

Exceptional Dutch Colonial Tortoiseshell Betel Box with Fine Silver Mounts

Dutch Colonial East Indies, either Malay, Sumatra or Batavia (Indonesia today)
18th-19th 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

9455

Rare, Inscribed, Pair of Ottoman Greek or Armenian Gilded-Silver Liturgical Fans (Hexapteryga)

Produced for the Greek Orthodox Community in Ottoman Turkey, probably Armenian silversmithing.
18th century

height: 51cm, width: 26.5cm, combined weight: 1,768g

Provenance

private collection , London, UK; Sotheby's London, 2019.

9458

Javanese Cast Silver Image of Shiva with Bronze Yoni Base

Central Java, Indonesia
Classical Period, 9th century

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

Provenance

Private Collection, London, UK.

9495

Pair of Tibet Fire Offering (Homa) Ladles of Iron Overlaid with Gold & Silver

Derge, Tibet
15th-16th century

length: 78.2 and 86.2cm, combined weight: 1,983g

Provenance

UK art market

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.

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.

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.

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