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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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8888

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    Superb Tibetan Silver Image of Tsong Khapa

    Tibet
    18th century

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

    Provenance

    private collection, England.

    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

      8885

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        Tibetan Silver, Gold & Turquoise Woman’s Belt Ornament (Ghanjen or Gyenzen)

        Lhasa, Tibet
        18th-19th century

        width: 40.1cm, length: 21.8cm, weight: 234g

        Provenance

        private collection, UK

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          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.

          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.

            8763

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              Exceptional Pair of Algerian Large & Heavy, Solid Gold Earrings (Mecherfa)

              Chaoui people, Aures Mountains, Southern Algeria
              19th century-early 20th century

              length (including chains): approximately 14cm, combined weight: 63g

              Provenance

              UK art market

              5840

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                Mongolian Polychrome Dancing Citipati Group

                Mongolia
                19th century

                height: 60cm, width: 53cm

                Provenance

                Private collection, England.

                8809

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                  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

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                    Algerian Gold Serpent-Head Bracelet

                    Algeria
                    19th century

                    interior diameter: 6.3cm, weight: 12g

                    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

                      8806

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                        Srivijaya Bronze Seated Avalokiteshvara

                        Srivijaya kingdom - Sumatra, Indonesia & Malay Peninsula
                        7th-8th century

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

                        Provenance

                        private collection, UK

                        2218

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                          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

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                            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

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                              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

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                                Large Tibetan Silver Longevity Vase (Kalasha)

                                Tibet
                                19th century

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

                                Provenance

                                private collection, London, UK.

                                8640

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                                  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.

                                  8673

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                                    Fine Nepalese Pair of Bronze Snow Lions

                                    Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
                                    18th century

                                    height: approximately 22cm, length: approximately 23cm, width: approximately 10cm, combined weight: 5,404g

                                    Provenance

                                    private collection, UK.

                                    7325

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                                      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

                                      8484

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                                        Outstanding & Rare Javanese Gold, Gilded & Bronze Standing Shiva Mahadeva

                                        Central Java, Indonesia
                                        circa 9th century

                                        height: 16.8cm, width: 5.2cm, depth: 5.4cm, weight: 380g

                                        Provenance

                                        from the estate of the private collector John Bartlett, England, with an old collection label attached indicating that the piece entered the collection in 1967.

                                        7256

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                                          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.

                                          7169

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                                            Ovimbundu Colonial Portuguese Female Head Privilege Sceptre or Staff

                                            Ovimbundu People, Benguela, Angola
                                            19th century

                                            length: 82.5cmm, width: 8.5cm, weight: 941g

                                            Provenance

                                            private collection, UK

                                            6911

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                                              Wobe or We (Ngere) Wooden Face Mask

                                              Wobe or We (Ngere) People, Ivory Coast
                                              early 20th century

                                              height: approximately 27.5cm, width: 20.5cm, depth: 18.5cm, weight: 1,700g

                                              Provenance

                                              private estate collection, UK.

                                              7331

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                                                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

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

                                                  Nepal
                                                  19th-early 20th century

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

                                                  Provenance

                                                  UK art market

                                                  7198

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                                                    Indo-Portuguese Parcel-Gilt Silver Bezoar Stone Box

                                                    West India, probably Gujarat or Goa
                                                    circa 1700

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

                                                    8594

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                                                      Cambodian (or Thai) Silver Water Flask

                                                      Cambodia, & possibly Thailand
                                                      early 20th century

                                                      height: 30.5cm, width: approximately 14.5cm, weight: 624g

                                                      Provenance

                                                      UK art market

                                                      7299

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                                                        Maluku Gold 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

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                                                          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

                                                          6505

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                                                            Rare Pair of Indian Wooden Supports Carved as Colonial Hindu Guardian Figures

                                                            South India, probably Madras
                                                            late 18th century

                                                            height of each: 98.7cm

                                                            Provenance

                                                            UK art market

                                                            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

                                                                  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.

                                                                          6528

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                                                                            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

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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

                                                                                  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.

                                                                                      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

                                                                                          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.

                                                                                            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

                                                                                              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

                                                                                                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.

                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                    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.

                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                              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.