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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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6505

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    Rare Pair of Wooden Supports Carved as Sri Lankan or South Indian Chetties or Ascetics

    South India or Sri Lanka
    circa 18th century

    height of each: 98.7cm

    Provenance

    UK art market

    7118

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      Rare Pair of Bukharan Gold Ear Pendants (Kadjak) set with Pearls & Coloured Stones

      Bukhara, Uzkekistan (Central Asia)
      19th century-early 20th century

      length (including twisted silver wire): 14.6cm, combined weight: 32g

      Provenance

      private collection, Germany.

      7114

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        Enamelled Gold Nine-Gem (Navaratna) Arm Band (Nauratan Bazuband)

        Delhi, India
        circa 1850

        total length: 42.3cm, width: 3.2cm, weight: 32g

        Provenance

        UK art market

        7032

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          Parcel-Gilt Copper Shrine of Padmapani Lokeswara Shrine set with Coral

          Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
          circa 1850

          height: 38cm, width: 28.4cm, depth: 14cm

          Provenance

          UK art market

          6727

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            Massive Indian Silver Presentation Footed Bowl & Stand

            Madras, India
            dated 1898

            height of bowl: 35cm, width (handle to handle): 53cm, depth: approximately 41cm, overall height (with stand): 55cm, weight of bowl: 4,586g

            Provenance

            private collection, UK

            7017

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              Pair of Large South Indian Chettiar Gold, Diamond & Ruby Ear Studs (Thodu)

              Chettiar Community, Tamil Nadu, South India
              19th century

              width: approximately 2.6cm, depth: 2.7cm, combined weight: 19g, combined weight of diamonds: 0.88 carats

              Provenance

              Chettiar family - private collection, South England

              6775

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                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

                6611

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                  Portuguese-Thai Lacquered Box with Braganza Cross Mother-of-Pearl & Glass Inlay

                  Thailand, probably Ayutthaya, & Portugal
                  17th-18th century

                  length: 26.6cm, depth: 14.8cm, height: 13.2cm, weight: 936g

                  Provenance

                  Portuguese art market

                  6773

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                    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

                    6762

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                      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

                      6888

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                        East Javanese or Madurese Ceremonial Rattan & Wood Ceremonial Rice Basket

                        East Java or Madura, Indonesia
                        19th century

                        diameter: approximately 26cm, height: 22cm, weight: 480g

                        Provenance

                        art market, France.

                        6697

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                          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

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                            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

                            private collection, UK; previously sold at Sotheby's London, 1991.

                            6605

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                              Pair of Indian Parcel-Gilt Matthew Boulton-Style Silver Filigree Candle Vases

                              Made in India for the English Market
                              circa 1770

                              heights: 21.2cm, combined weight: 1,324g

                              Provenance

                              US art market

                              6610

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                                Nepalese Gilded Plaque of Avalokiteshvara as Padmapani

                                Nepal
                                19th century

                                (plaque only, without stand) width: 5.5cm, height: 24cm, weight: 495g

                                Provenance

                                private collection, UK.

                                6528

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                                  Exceptional Dutch Colonial Tortoiseshell Betel Box with Fine Silver Mounts

                                  Dutch Colonial East Indies, probably Batavia (Indonesia today)
                                  18th century

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

                                  Provenance

                                  UK art market

                                  6521

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                                    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

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                                      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

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                                        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

                                        6388

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                                          Magnificent, Pierced, Chased, Miniature Silver Thai Manuscript (Dharma) Cabinet

                                          Thailand
                                          circa 1920

                                          height: 32cm, width: 20.5cm, depth: 14cm, weight: 1,729g

                                          Provenance

                                          private collection

                                          6251

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                                            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

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                                              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.

                                              6423

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                                                Indian Red-Stained Gold Bracelet set with Rubies

                                                Madras, India
                                                circa 1850

                                                external diameter across: 7.4cm, internal diameter: 4.3cm, weight: 41.6g

                                                Provenance

                                                UK art market

                                                6105

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                                                  Chased & Gilded Mughal Pandan Tray inset with Turquoise-Coloured Cabochon Stones

                                                  Northern India
                                                  circa 1750

                                                  length (including handles): 35.4cm, width: 22cm, height: 6cm, weight: 726g

                                                  Provenance

                                                  UK art market

                                                  6508

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                                                    Large, Rare, Central Asian Gilded Silver Koranic Amulet Case set with Banded Agate, Spinels & Coral

                                                    Emirate of Bukhara (today, Uzbekistan)
                                                    19th century

                                                    length: 107cm, width: 31cm, weight: 3,216g

                                                    Provenance

                                                    private collection, Greece/UK

                                                    6585

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                                                      Colonial Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Lacquered Box with Chased Silver Mounts

                                                      Dutch East Indies, Batavia/Sumatra, or Vietnam or Ryukyu Islands
                                                      18th century

                                                      length: 21.2cm, depth: 11cm, height: 11.2cm, weight: 499g

                                                      Provenance

                                                      UK art market

                                                      6492

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                                                        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

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                                                          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

                                                          6239

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                                                            Chinese Export Silver Pierced Centrepiece with Original Hardwood Stand

                                                            China
                                                            late 19th century

                                                            height (with stand): 44.5cm, height (without stand): 38.3cm, circumference of middle dish: 32.5cm, silver weight: 1,124g

                                                            Provenance

                                                            private collection, UK

                                                            6228

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                                                              Pair of Japanese Export Blue & White Wayang Dishes for the Javanese Market

                                                              Japan made for the Javanese Market
                                                              19th century

                                                              diameters: 24.7cm, heights: 4cm

                                                              Reserved

                                                              Provenance

                                                              private collection, UK.

                                                              6230

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                                                                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

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                                                                  Colonial Vizagapatam Ivory-Inlaid Portable Writing Box

                                                                  Vizagapatam, India
                                                                  1720-30

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

                                                                  Provenance

                                                                  private collection, London.

                                                                  6184

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                                                                    Fine, Carved Hippopotamus Tooth & Horn Tumbok Lada Dagger

                                                                    North Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                    19th century

                                                                    length: 34cm, weight: 475g

                                                                    Provenance

                                                                    private English collection; private Japanese collection.

                                                                    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 enamelled plaque: 4cm x 3.2cm, total weight: 137g, diameter as worn: approx. 6cm

                                                                      Provenance

                                                                      private collection, UK

                                                                      5840

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                                                                        Mongolian Polychrome Dancing Citipati Group

                                                                        Mongolia
                                                                        19th century

                                                                        height: 60cm, width: 53cm

                                                                        Provenance

                                                                        Private collection, England.

                                                                        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

                                                                          Provenance

                                                                          from an aristocratic Spanish family.

                                                                          6069

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                                                                            Pair of Bhuta Cow Figures (Nandigona)

                                                                            Karnataka, India
                                                                            19th century

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

                                                                            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

                                                                              Reserved

                                                                              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

                                                                                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)

                                                                                  Reserved

                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                  London art market

                                                                                  5471

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                                                                                    Gilded-Silver Mounted, Double-Sided, 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, width of cross: 4.5cm, thickness of cross: 1.1cm, weight: 97g

                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                    UK art market

                                                                                    5488

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                                                                                      Tibetan Gilded Bronze Mahakala

                                                                                      Tibet
                                                                                      15th century

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

                                                                                      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

                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                        private collection, London, UK.

                                                                                        6479

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                                                                                          Large Yemeni Bridal Gilded Silver & Coral Necklace (Lazim)

                                                                                          Bedouin People, Khawlan Sanaa Region, Yemen
                                                                                          early 20th century

                                                                                          total length: 67cm, circumference: 39.3cm, weight: 575g

                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                          European art market

                                                                                          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

                                                                                            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

                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                              Private Collection, London, UK.

                                                                                              5364

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                                                                                                Early Javanese Unusually Large Cast Bronze Buddha

                                                                                                Java or Sumatra, Indonesia, but possibly 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.

                                                                                                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

                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                      private collection, UK

                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                          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

                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                Reserved

                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                UK art market

                                                                                                                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

                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                  UK art market

                                                                                                                  2218

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                                                                                                                    Rare Yoruba Carved Wooden Processional Staff

                                                                                                                    Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                                    19th-20th century

                                                                                                                    length/height: 108cm

                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                    private collection, London; and previously, a private European 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

                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                          European antiques market.

                                                                                                                          2181

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                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                            1323

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                                                                                                                              Massive Tibetan Silver Prayer Wheel (‘Khor)

                                                                                                                              Tibet
                                                                                                                              18th-19th century

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

                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                              formerly in the collection of Henry Brownrigg, London.

                                                                                                                              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