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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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8652

Early Javanese Gold Lotus-Form Cord Weight or Gold Ear Ornament

Central Java, Indonesia
8th-9th century

length: 2.5cm, width: 2cm, depth: 2cm, weight: 11g

Provenance

Estate Collection of Tom White MBE, a former UK diplomat who served in Southeast Asia in the 1960s & 1970s.

9418

Indian Set of Six Enamelled Gold Buttons

Jaipur, North India
19th century

diameter: 1.5cm, combined weight: 14g

Provenance

UK art market

9286

Superb Indonesian Bugis Gold Bracelet

Bugis People, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
circa 1920

external diameter: 7.7cm, internal diameter: 6.5cm, weight: 112g

Reserved

Provenance

private collection, US

9024

Thai Courtly Gold Pendant set with an Emerald & Rubies

Bangkok, Thailand
19th century

length: 5.7cm, width: 3.9cm, weight: 16g

Provenance

private collection

9023

Thai Courtly Gold Pendant set with an Emerald & Diamonds

Bangkok, Thailand
19th century

length: 5.4cm, width: 4.6cm, weight: 23g

Provenance

private collection.

9025

Thai Courtly Gold Pendant set with Emeralds, Rubies & Diamonds

Bangkok, Thailand
19th century

length: 6.2cm, width: 4.8cm, weight: 21g

Provenance

private collection

8900

Thai Ayutthaya Gold Amulet Holder set with Rubies & Emeralds (Takrut)

Ayutthaya, Thailand
18th century or earlier

length: 8.5cm, depth: 1.8cm, weight: 50g

Reserved

Provenance

UK art market

8809

Gold, Enamelled Bazuband Pendant set Jade, Diamonds, Rubies & Emeralds

Hyderabad, India
circa 1850

length: 8.8cm width: 3cm, weight: 26g

Provenance

UK art market

8683

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

Algeria
19th century

interior diameter: 6.3cm, weight: 12g

Provenance

UK art market

8724

Pair of Assam Gold & Ruby Lotus Ear Plugs (Thuria)

Assam, North Eastern India
19th-early 20th century

length: approximately 3.2cm, width: 2.4cm, combined weight: 16g

Provenance

UK art market

8654

East Java Gold Conch Ear Ornament inset with Red Stones

East Java, Indonesia
Late Classic or Majapahit Period, 14th-15th century

length: 2.2cm, width: 1.7cm, weight: 4.72g

Provenance

Estate Collection of Tom White MBE, a former UK diplomat who served in Southeast Asia in the 1960s & 1970s.

8636

Central Javanese Gold Finger Ring

Central Java, Indonesia
circa 9th century

weight: 3.62g, Size: K (UK); 5.25 (US)

Provenance

Estate Collection of Tom White MBE, a former UK diplomat who served in Southeast Asia in the 1960s & 1970s.

8637

East Java Gold Ear Pendant

East Java, Indonesia
13th century

width: 2cm, weight: 4g

Provenance

Estate Collection of Tom White MBE, a former UK diplomat who served in Southeast Asia in the 1960s & 1970s.

7299

Maluku Gold-Alloy Pectoral or Forehead Ornament

South Maluku, (Moluccas), Eastern Indonesia
19th century

width of mask: 10.8cm, length of seedpod-like elements: approximately 5.2cm, weight: 28g

Provenance

Estate Collection of Tom White MBE; lot 222, 'Gold: Important ancient and ethnic jewellery and works of art in precious metal', Hapsburg, Feldman, Geneva, Switzerland, May 14, 1990.

5876

Indian Ruby-set Gold Marriage Tali Pendant

Tamil Nadu, South India
early 20th century

length: 2.6cm, width: 1.3cm, weight: 4.33g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

5877

Indian Ruby-set Gold Marriage Tali Pendant

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

length: 2.9cm, width: 1.3cm, weight: 4.25g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

6191

Indian Enamelled Gold Peacock Pendant with Diamonds & Pearls

Northern India
circa 1850

width: 3cm, weight: 10.3g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

6944

Uzbek Gold Nose Ring (Arabek)

Uzbek People, Central Asia, including Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan
early 20th century

width: 2.1cm, height: 2.9cm, weight: 4g

Provenance

private European collection

3527

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

Nepal
mid-19th century

diameters: 6cm, combined weight: 22.7g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

2753

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

Sherpa People, Nepal-Tibet
19th century

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

Provenance

UK art market

2610

South Indian Gold Ruby-Set Temple Ear Ornaments

South India
18th-19th century

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

Provenance

private collection. UK.

2492

Liao Dynasty Gold Pendant Earrings

China
Liao Dynasty, 10-12th century

height: 5.3cm, combined weight: 9g

Provenance

private collection, UK

5472

Indian Enamelled Gold Earrings with Emeralds & Pearls

India
19th century

length: 2.7cm, combined wight: 4.98g

Provenance

UK art market

5626

Ruby-set Gold Marriage Tali Pendant

Tamil Nadu, South India
early 20th century

length: 2.7g, weight: 4.5g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

5625

Indian Gold Marriage Pendant Tali

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

length: 3.5cm, weight: 5.7g

Provenance

private collection, UK