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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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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.

    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

      7164

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        Indian Gold Ring set with Pearls & a Ruby

        South India, probably Tamil Nadu
        19th century

        length of bezel: 2.7cm, weight: 4g, ring z=size: 5.5 (US), K (UK)

        Provenance

        UK art market

        5876

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          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

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            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.

            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

              6191

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                Indian Enamelled Gold Peacock Pendant with Diamonds & Pearls

                Northern India
                circa 1850

                width: 3cm, weight: 10.3g

                Provenance

                private collection, UK.

                6944

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                  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

                  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

                    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

                      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

                        5542

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                          Gold Indian Kokke Thathi Pendant

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

                          length: 4.7cm, weight: 12.8g

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                          Provenance

                          UK art market

                          3527

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

                            Nepal
                            mid-19th century

                            diameters: 6cm, combined weight: 22.7g

                            Provenance

                            private collection, UK.

                            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

                              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

                                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

                                  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

                                    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

                                      Provenance

                                      UK art market

                                      5626

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                                        Ruby-set Gold Marriage Tali Pendant

                                        Tamil Nadu, South India
                                        early 20th century

                                        length: 2.7g, weight: 4.5g

                                        Provenance

                                        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

                                          Provenance

                                          private collection, UK