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Historically, gold has been as coveted in Asia as much as anywhere else. Indigenous sources, such as in Sumatra, allowed it to be sourced from within, and traded around, the region.

Here we present gold objects from India, Indonesia, China, Sri Lanka, the Himalayas and the like.

Provenance is important and so all our gold items have been sourced from within the UK, often from old, colonial-era collections.

Each piece is for sale, and each has been selected for its artistic merit, patina and provenance.

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5943

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

India, probably Hyderabad
circa 1750 or earlier

overall length: 17.5cm, dimensions of enamelled plaque: 4cm x 3.2cm, total weight: 137g, diameter as worn: approx. 6cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK

1985

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Javanese Gold Wound-Wire Ring

Central or East Java, Indonesia
Protoclassic Period, AD200-700 or later

ring size: N (UK), 6.5 (US), weight: 10.89g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

5061

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Gold Cobra Ear Ornaments Inlaid with Red Stones (Pambadam or Nagapadam)

Tamil Nadu, South India, 19th-early 20th century
19th-early 20th century

length: 4.5cm, combined weight: 42.92g

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Provenance

UK art market

5685

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South Indian Gold Spherical Pendant set with Rubies & Diamonds

South India, possibly Mysore
18th-19th century

diameter: 2.1cm, weight: 16.95g

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Provenance

UK art market

5878

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Indian Gold Pendant with Folk Hero Ramdevji

Rajasthan, India
19th or early 20th century

height: 2.7cm, width: 1.2cm, weight: 2.48g

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Provenance

private collection, England. Acquired in the 1970s.

5916

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Pair of Indian Diamond, Ruby & Pearl Gold Earrings

Northern India
1880-1920

lengths: 7cm, combined weights: 15.28g

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Provenance

UK art market

5542

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Gold Indian Kokke Thathi Pendant

Coorg People, Tamil Nadu, South India
late 19th-early 20th century

length: 4.7cm, weight: 12.8g

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Provenance

UK art market

5627

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Fine, Gold Marriage Pendant

Tamil Nadu, South India
19th century

length: 5.1cm, weight: 5.86g

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

2238

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Gold Filigree Minangkabau Gold Bracelet (Galang Gadang)

Minangkabau People, West Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century

outside widest diameter: 8.8cm, inside widest diameter: 6cm, width of bezel: 3.5cm, weight: 50g

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Provenance

private collection

3527

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Nepalese Pair of Woman’s Gold Earrings (Chepti Sun)

Nepal
mid-19th century

diameters: 6cm, combined weight: 22.7g

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

1859

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Chettiar Gold Marriage Necklace Pendant (Kazhutthuru or Tali)

Nattukottai Chettiar Community, Tamil Nadu, India
19th century

height: 10.5cm, width: 5cm, weight: 70g

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Provenance

Private collection, Switzerland.

2237

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Rare Pair of Bugis Gold Cuff Bracelets (Tigero Tedong)

Bugis People, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
19th century

height: 8cm, external diameter at widest point: 9cm, internal diameter at smallest point: 5.7cm, weight: 216g (combined)

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Provenance

private collection

3286

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Javanese Strand of Rare Glass Beads & Gold Foil Beads

Mediterranean, India or perhaps Central Java, Indonesia
circa 700-1000AD or earlier

length: 22.6cm, weight: 57g

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Provenance

private collection, London

5185

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Indian Gold Gajalakshmi Hair Ornament

Tamil Nadu, South India
19th century

height: 4.8cm width: 4.6cm, thickness: 1.3cm, weight: 20.95g

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Provenance

UK private collection

4499

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Necklace of Rare Hollow Reeded Gold Beads

Pyu (present-day Burma)
5th-9th century

length of bead section: 18cm (36cm circumference), weight: 29g

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Provenance

UK art market; private collection, London.

2753

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Pair of Gold & Coral Ear Ornaments (Godwari or Mendog Kogde)

Sherpa People, Nepal-Tibet
19th century

diameter: 7cm (each), combined weight: 37g

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Provenance

UK art market

2610

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South Indian Gold Ruby-Set Temple Ear Ornaments

South India
18th-19th century

length: 10cm, maximum width: 3.4cm, combined weight: 87g

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Provenance

private collection. UK.

2611

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South Indian Gold Emerald & Ruby-Set Temple Ear Ornaments

South India
18th-19th century

lengths: 8cm & 8.3cm, combined weight: 53

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Provenance

private collection, UK

2492

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Liao Dynasty Gold Pendant Earrings

China
Liao Dynasty, 10-12th century

height: 5.3cm, combined weight: 9g

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Provenance

private collection, UK

2341

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Gold Ring Cast with Kirtimukha Faces & Set with a Garnet

Sri Lanka
19th-early 20th century

internal diameter: 1.3cm, overall maximum width: 2.3cm, weight: 15g, UK size: O, US size: 7

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Provenance

UK art market

2493

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Liao Dynasty Gold Earrings

China
Liao Dynasty, 10-12th century

height: 3.2cm, width: 2.2cm: combined weight: 6g

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Provenance

private collection, UK

5192

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Indian Gold & Pearl Nose Ring

India, probably Rajasthan
circa 1900

width: 3.3cm, weight: 5.05g

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

5472

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Indian Enamelled Gold Earrings with Emeralds & Pearls

India
19th century

length: 2.7cm, combined wight: 4.98g

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Provenance

UK art market

5626

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Ruby-set Gold Marriage Tali Pendant

Tamil Nadu, South India
19th-early 20th century

length: 2.7g, weight: 4.5g

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private collection, UK.

5625

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Indian Gold Marriage Pendant Tali

Tamil Nadu, South India
19th-early 20th century

length: 3.5cm, weight: 5.7g

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Provenance

private collection, UK