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Here you will find antique objects from the Islamic and Malay worlds of Southeast Asia – the arts of Indonesia, Malaysia, the southern Philippines & southern Thailand. But also, Bali and Borneo.

Textiles from Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, can be found in our Textiles section.

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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

    7300

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      Palembang Lacquer Wooden Container

      Palembang, South Sumatra
      19th century

      height: 29.4cm, width: 17.1cm, weight: 611g

      Provenance

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

      7328

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        Sumatran Minangkabau-Acehnese Wooden Shield with Pierced Brass Mounts (Peurise)

        West Sumatra, Indonesia
        19th century

        diameter: approximately 31cm, weight: 1,022g

        Provenance

        Dutch antique market

        8864

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          Cirebon Short Sword with Carved Antler Hilt

          North Coast, Java, probably Cirebon, Indonesia
          18th-19th century

          length (with scabbard): 38.2cm, length of blade: 26.7cm, width: 4.6cm, weight: 405g

          Provenance

          UK art market

          8886

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            Carved Wooden Portrait of a Young Balinese Man

            Bali, Indonesia
            circa 1930

            height: approximately 25cm, width: 23cm, depth: approximately 16cm, weight: 2,547g

            Provenance

            private collection, UK.

            8685

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              Balinese Pierced Silver Offering Dish

              Bali, Indonesia
              circa 1910

              length: 32cm, width: 23.2cm, height: 6.8cm, weight: 540g

              Provenance

              UK art market

              5348

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                Malay Jacket (Baju Melayu) of Striped Kain Tenum

                Malay People, Malay Peninsula, probably Johor, Malaysia
                circa 1900

                width from arm to arm: 155cm, length: 71cm

                Provenance

                collected by Alwyn Sidney Haynes (1878-1963), and thence by descent. Haynes was a colonial administrator in Malaya and the Straits Settlements between 1901 and 1934. He held many posts including Acting British Resident, Pahang (1924); British Resident, Perak (1925); British Advisor, Kedah (1925); British Advisor, Kelantan (1930); and Acting Colonial Administrator, Straits Settlements (1933), after which he retired and returned to England, and lived near Stratford-upon-Avon, and then in Leamington Spa. Haynes loaned some of the items he collected in Malaya to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford in 1939. He was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1950.

                8694

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                  Balinese Double-Ikat Geringsing Cawat Ding Ding Si Gading Cloth

                  Tenganan Pegeringsingan, North-East Bali, Indonesia
                  19th century

                  folded length: 105cm (full length: 210cm), width: 42.5cm

                  Provenance

                  private collection, UK; believed to have been collected in Bali in the 1920s

                  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.

                    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

                      8693

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                        Balinese Double-Ikat Geringsing Isi Cloth

                        Tenganan Pegeringsingan, North-East Bali, Indonesia
                        19th century

                        length: 202cm, width: 38.2cm

                        Provenance

                        private collection, UK; believed to have been collected in Bali in the 1920s

                        7294

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                          Majapahit Terracotta Court Dancer Figure

                          Majapahit kingdom, East Java
                          14th-15th century

                          height: 12.2cm, width: 6.8cm, depth: 7.6cm, weight: 309g

                          Provenance

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

                          8608

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                            Dutch Colonial Ebony & Silver Betel Box

                            Batavia, Dutch East Indies (Indonesia)
                            first half of the 18th century

                            width: 14.8cm, height: 7cm, depth: 10.5cm, weight: 528g

                            Provenance

                            UK art market

                            5766

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                              Dayak Carved Wooden Demon Stopper

                              Dayak People, Borneo, Malaysia
                              19th century

                              height (with stand): 12.5cm, width: 5cm, weight (without stand): 61g

                              Provenance

                              Private collection, UK

                              5767

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                                Dayak Carved Wooden Tiger Stopper

                                Dayak People, Borneo, Malaysia
                                19th century

                                height (with stand): 14.3cm, width: 5cm, weight (without stand): 100g

                                Provenance

                                Private collection, UK

                                5770

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                                  Dayak Carved Wooden Humanoid Stopper

                                  Dayak People, Borneo, Malaysia
                                  19th century

                                  height (with stand): 9.8cm, width: 5cm, weight (without stand): 32g

                                  Provenance

                                  Private collection, UK

                                  8654

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                                    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.

                                    8597

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                                      Borneo Brass Kettle

                                      Borneo - Brunei or Malaysia
                                      19th century

                                      height: 21.5cm, length: 28.3cm, width: 13.7cm, weight: 2,120g

                                      Provenance

                                      UK art market

                                      8561

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                                        Unusual Sumatran Sword with Carved Wooden Ancestor Hilt

                                        North Sumatra, Indonesia, probably Batak or Nias
                                        18th century & possibly earlier

                                        overall length: 66.5cm, length of wooden hilt: 11cm

                                        Provenance

                                        overall length: 66cm, weight: 457g

                                        8630

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                                          Javanese Gold Pendant from a Necklace inset with Rubies

                                          Central Java, Indonesia
                                          9th-10th century

                                          length: 6.3cm, width: 4.7cm, weight: 13g

                                          Provenance

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

                                          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.

                                            8624

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                                              Nias Headhunter’s Torque Necklace (Kalabubu)

                                              South Nias, Indonesia
                                              early 20th century

                                              inner diameter: widest at 23.2cm, widest disk: 4.8cm, weight: 572g

                                              Provenance

                                              UK art market

                                              8637

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                                                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.

                                                8632

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                                                  Rare, Central Javanese Bronze Hanuman Kris or Mirror Handle Fitting

                                                  Central Java, Indonesia
                                                  circa 9th century

                                                  width: 8.7cm, length: 4.3cm, depth: 1.7cm, weight: 143g

                                                  Provenance

                                                  Estate Collection of Tom White MBE, a former UK diplomat who served in Southeast Asia in the 1960s & 70s.

                                                  8636

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                                                    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.

                                                    8564

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                                                      Early Srivijaya Bronze Standing Buddha with Gupta Influence

                                                      Srivijaya kingdom, Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                      early Srivijaya period, 7th-8th century

                                                      height (including stand): 25cm, width: 8cm, depth: 7cm, weight (including stand): 971g

                                                      Provenance

                                                      private collection, UK.

                                                      4245

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                                                        Dutch Colonial Chased, Oblong Silver Box

                                                        Dutch East Indies, probably Batavia
                                                        18th century

                                                        length: 14.3cm, width: 7.8cm, height: 3.8cm, weight: 228g

                                                        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.

                                                          3987

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                                                            Silver Double Axe Pendant (Taka)

                                                            Central Flores, Eastern Indonesia
                                                            18th-19th century

                                                            height: 6.2cm, width: 7.3cm, weight: 15.4g

                                                            Provenance

                                                            Dutch antique market; private Dutch collection; acquired previously in the Netherlands

                                                            8486

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                                                              Javanese Bronze Image of Seated Bodhisattva Padmapani

                                                              Central Java, Indonesia
                                                              9th-10th century

                                                              height: 16.7cm, width: 10.4cm, depth: 8.9cm, weight: 1,996g

                                                              Provenance

                                                              formerly in the collections of Professor Samuel Eilenberg (1980s), Jerry Mitchell & John Bartlett, UK.

                                                              7088

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                                                                Batak Gold & Silver Man’s Pendant Ear Ornament (Duri-Duri)

                                                                Batak people, Lake Toba region, north Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                19th century

                                                                length: 3.8cm, width: 3.1cm, weight: 18g

                                                                Provenance

                                                                private collection, The Netherlands

                                                                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.

                                                                  5364

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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.

                                                                    7063

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                                                                      Lombok House-Shaped Storage Box

                                                                      Sasak People, Lombok, Nusa Tenggara, Eastern Indonesia.
                                                                      early 20th century

                                                                      height: 67cm, width: 53.5cm, depth: 43.5cm, weight: 3,165g

                                                                      Provenance

                                                                      UK art market

                                                                      7207

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                                                                        Fine, Dayak Brass Helmet Ornament

                                                                        Dayak People, Borneo, Malaysia/Indonesia
                                                                        19th century

                                                                        width: 10.6cm, height: approximately 17.5cm, weight: 93g

                                                                        Provenance

                                                                        UK 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

                                                                            7058

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                                                                              Batak Funerary Wooden Puppet (Si Gale-gale) Head

                                                                              Batak People, Lake Toba Region, North Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                              circa 1930s

                                                                              height (including stand): 27.5cm, width (of head): 11cm, weight: 748g

                                                                              Provenance

                                                                              UK art market

                                                                              5365

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                                                                                Fine Malay Kris with Carved Hilt & Inscribed Silver Mounted Scabbard

                                                                                Malay Peninsula
                                                                                19th century

                                                                                length: 45cm, weight: 336g

                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                UK art market

                                                                                6765

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                                                                                  Fine Dutch Colonial Batavian Silver Filigree Box & Cover

                                                                                  Dutch East Indies, Batavia or West Coast of Sumatra
                                                                                  circa 1700

                                                                                  width: 9.8cm, height: approximately 5.9cm, weight: 276g

                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                  UK art market

                                                                                  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

                                                                                    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.

                                                                                      6578

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                                                                                        Dutch Colonial Silver Betel Box & Key

                                                                                        Dutch East Indies, probably Batavia
                                                                                        18th century

                                                                                        width: 14.7cm, depth: 9.9cm, height: 6cm, weight: 586g

                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                        UK art market

                                                                                        6240

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                                                                                          Fine, Malay Sword (Klewang) with Horn Hilt & Silver Mounts

                                                                                          Malay Peninsula or Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                          19th century

                                                                                          length: 72.5cm, weight: 854g

                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                          private collection, England.

                                                                                          6366

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                                                                                            Carved Philippines Barong Sword with Silver Mounts & Inlaid with Mother-of-Pearl

                                                                                            Sulu Islands, Southern Philippines
                                                                                            early 20th century

                                                                                            length: 64cm, weight: 957g

                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                            private collection, UK

                                                                                            6734

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                                                                                              Dutch Colonial Tortoiseshell Snuff Box with Silver Filigree & Enamel

                                                                                              Dutch Colonial - Batavia, Dutch East Indies, or China
                                                                                              18th century

                                                                                              width: 7.4cm, depth: 5cm, height: 3.1cm, weight: 56g

                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                              UK art market

                                                                                              6324

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                                                                                                Fine, Sumatran Minangkabau-Acehnese Cast Brass Shield or Buckler (Peurise)

                                                                                                Minangkabau People for the Aceh Market, Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                19th century

                                                                                                diameter: 26.5cm

                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                UK art market

                                                                                                6137

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                                                                                                  Sumatran Minangkabau Cast Brass Money Box

                                                                                                  Minangkabau people, Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                  19th century

                                                                                                  length: 21.4cm, height: 15.5cm, depth: 13cm, weight: 2089g

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                                                                                                  UK art market

                                                                                                  5768

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                                                                                                    Dayak Wooden Hornbill Bird Stopper

                                                                                                    Dayak People, Borneo, Malaysia
                                                                                                    19th century

                                                                                                    height without stand: 8.3cm, height with stand: 9.3cm

                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                    Private collection, UK

                                                                                                    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.

                                                                                                      6321

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                                                                                                        Sumatran-Malay Terracotta Double-Spouted Drinking Water Vessel (Kendi)

                                                                                                        Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                        circa 1900

                                                                                                        height: 27.3cm, diameter: 22cm, weight: 1,310g

                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                        private collection, southern England.

                                                                                                        6320

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                                                                                                          Sumatran-Malay Terracotta Spouted Drinking Water Vessel (Kibuk)

                                                                                                          Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                          circa 1900

                                                                                                          height: 21.5cm, length: 19cm, weight: 1,031g

                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                          private collection, southern England.

                                                                                                          6322

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                                                                                                            Sumatran-Malay Terracotta Stemmed Vase for Drinking Water

                                                                                                            Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                            circa 1900

                                                                                                            height: 16cm, diameter: 20cm, weight: 860g

                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                            private collection, southern England.

                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                              4871

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                                                                                                                Rare Javanese Majapahit-Style Damascene Iron Double Putut Kris Blade with Maker’s Thumb Prints (Pichit)

                                                                                                                Java, Indonesia
                                                                                                                12th-15th century

                                                                                                                length: 28.4cm, width at widest point: 7.2cm, weight: 150g

                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                private collection, UK

                                                                                                                5759

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                                                                                                                  Dayak Beaded Loin Cloth or Cache Sexe

                                                                                                                  Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
                                                                                                                  early 20th century

                                                                                                                  27cm x 16.5cm

                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                  UK art market

                                                                                                                  5816

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                                                                                                                    Dayak Etched Bamboo Container

                                                                                                                    Iban (Dayak) People, Borneo, Sarawak, probably the Skrang River region, Malaysia
                                                                                                                    19th-early 20th century

                                                                                                                    length: 34cm, diameter: 5.5cm

                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                    formerly in the collection of Henry Brownrigg, author of 'Betel Cutters. from the Samuel Eilenberg Collection' (Thames & Hudson, 1992); acquired from Christie's South Kensington in 2010; in the collection of Trevor Barton prior to that.

                                                                                                                    5885

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                                                                                                                      Two Timorese Beaded Lime Containers

                                                                                                                      Atoni or Dawan people of West Timor, Indonesia
                                                                                                                      early 20th century

                                                                                                                      lengths (without tassels): 10.5cm

                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                      formerly in the collection of Henry Brownrigg, author of a book on the betel cutters in the Samuel Eilenberg Collection

                                                                                                                      5708

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                                                                                                                        Malay Earthenware Water Flask with Silver Mounts (Labu Ayer)

                                                                                                                        Malay People, Perak, Malay Peninsula
                                                                                                                        late 19th or early 20th century

                                                                                                                        height: 30cm, diameter: 18cm, weight: 1,056g

                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                        UK art market

                                                                                                                        4823

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                                                                                                                          Fine, West Java Woven Betel Container

                                                                                                                          Singaparna region, West Java, Indonesia
                                                                                                                          late 19th century-early 20th century

                                                                                                                          height: 13.5cm, diameter: 12cm

                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                          private collection, UK.

                                                                                                                          3243

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                                                                                                                            Sumatran Silver-Mounted Klewang

                                                                                                                            South Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                            19th century

                                                                                                                            length: 30cm, weight: 158g

                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                            UK art market

                                                                                                                            4347

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                                                                                                                              Large Silver-Inlaid Brass Betel Box (Lutuan)

                                                                                                                              Islamic Mindanao, Philippines
                                                                                                                              early 20th century

                                                                                                                              height: 18.3cm, length: 34cm, width: 15cm

                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                              UK art market

                                                                                                                              2829

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                                                                                                                                Philippines Silver-Inlaid Brass Wedding Vessel (Gadur)

                                                                                                                                Moro People, Mindanao, Philippines
                                                                                                                                early 20th century

                                                                                                                                height: 55cm

                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                private collection, US.

                                                                                                                                5590

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                                                                                                                                  Borneo Cast Bronze Zoomorphic Ritual Kettle

                                                                                                                                  Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo)
                                                                                                                                  18th-19th century

                                                                                                                                  length: 45cm height: 37.5cm, depth: 28cm

                                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                                  UK art market

                                                                                                                                  5769

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                                                                                                                                    Dayak Carved Wooden Stopper

                                                                                                                                    Dayak People, Borneo, Malaysia
                                                                                                                                    19th century

                                                                                                                                    height (without stand): 10.8cm

                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                    Private collection, UK

                                                                                                                                    3575

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                                                                                                                                      Superb Balinese Palace Door & Frame

                                                                                                                                      Bali, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                      18th-early 19th century

                                                                                                                                      height: 178cm, width: 110cm

                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                      private collection, Ireland.

                                                                                                                                      321

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                                                                                                                                        Pair of Cast Brass Flasks made for the Malay Market

                                                                                                                                        Minangkabau People, Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                        late 19th century

                                                                                                                                        height: 31.5 cm

                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                        Dutch antique market

                                                                                                                                        5533

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                                                                                                                                          Dutch Colonial Silver Betel Box

                                                                                                                                          Dutch East Indies, probably Batavia
                                                                                                                                          18th century

                                                                                                                                          length: 17.7cm, height: 7.1cm, depth: 12.3cm, weight: 975g

                                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                                          UK art market

                                                                                                                                          5299

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                                                                                                                                            Pair of Malay Bolster-End Tekat Panels with Gold Thread

                                                                                                                                            Malay People, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia
                                                                                                                                            circa 1920

                                                                                                                                            approx. length of embroidered section of each: 24.5cm, height: 8cm

                                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                                            collected by Alwyn Sidney Haynes (1878-1963), and thence by descent. Haynes was a colonial administrator in Malaya and the Straits Settlements between 1901 and 1934. He held many posts including Acting British Resident, Pahang (1924); British Resident, Perak (1925); British Advisor, Kedah (1925); British Advisor, Kelantan (1930); and Acting Colonial Administrator, Straits Settlements (1933), after which he retired and returned to England, and lived near Stratford-upon-Avon, and then in Leamington Spa. Haynes loaned some of the items he collected in Malaya to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford in 1939. He was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1950.

                                                                                                                                            5517

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                                                                                                                                              Pair of Malay Bolster-End Tekat Panels with Gold Thread

                                                                                                                                              Malay People, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia
                                                                                                                                              19th century

                                                                                                                                              approx. length of embroidered section of each: 21.3cm, height: 14.8cm

                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                              private collection, UK.

                                                                                                                                              3933

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                                                                                                                                                Dayak Man’s Ear Ornament (Sabau) of Carved Hornbill Casque (Beak)

                                                                                                                                                Kenyah/Kayan Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
                                                                                                                                                19th-early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                height: 4.6cm, length: 10cm, width: 4.2cm, weight: 26.36g

                                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                                Acquired in the UK, from the estate collection of Dr George Yuille Caldwell (1924-2016). Dr Caldwell, an English-born physician moved to Singapore in the 1950s, from where he built up a collection of mostly Borneo-related textiles and other ethnographica.

                                                                                                                                                3944

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                                                                                                                                                  Pair of Borneo Man’s Solid Brass Spiral Ear Ornaments

                                                                                                                                                  Kenyah/Kayan Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo
                                                                                                                                                  19th century

                                                                                                                                                  diameter: 2cm, combined weight: 72g

                                                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                                                  Acquired in the UK, from the estate collection of Dr George Yuille Caldwell (1924-2016). Dr Caldwell, an English-born physician moved to Singapore in the 1950s, from where he built up a collection of mostly Borneo-related textiles and other ethnographica.

                                                                                                                                                  3705

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                                                                                                                                                    Batak Raja’s Large Brass Tobacco Pipe (Tulpang)

                                                                                                                                                    Batak, North Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                    19th century

                                                                                                                                                    length: 86cm

                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                                    UK art market

                                                                                                                                                    3945

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                                                                                                                                                      Pair of Man’s Solid Brass Spiral Ear Ornaments

                                                                                                                                                      Kenyah/Kayan Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo
                                                                                                                                                      19th century

                                                                                                                                                      diameter: 2.6cm, combined weight: 90g

                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                                      Acquired in the UK, from the estate collection of Dr George Yuille Caldwell (1924-2016). Dr Caldwell, an English-born physician moved to Singapore in the 1950s, from where he built up a collection of mostly Borneo-related textiles and other ethnographica.

                                                                                                                                                      4651

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                                                                                                                                                        Balinese Damascened Short Sword with Carved Hilt

                                                                                                                                                        Bali, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                        18th century

                                                                                                                                                        length (in scabbard): 57.5cm

                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                                        UK art market

                                                                                                                                                        4657

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                                                                                                                                                          Kris with Gilded Silver Hilt

                                                                                                                                                          Bali, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                          early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                          total length: 56.5cm, length of hilt: 12.2cm, total weight: 576g

                                                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                                                          UK art market

                                                                                                                                                          2681

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                                                                                                                                                            Inscribed Peranakan Chinese Silver Ritual Ewer

                                                                                                                                                            Peranakan Chinese Community, Java, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                            circa 1920

                                                                                                                                                            height: 12cm, weight: 151g

                                                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                                                            private collection, London, UK.

                                                                                                                                                            1538

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                                                                                                                                                              Malay Dagger (Tumbok Lada) with Parrot-shaped Horn Hilt

                                                                                                                                                              Malay, Malaysia
                                                                                                                                                              early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                              length: 34cm, weight: 199g

                                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                                              UK art market

                                                                                                                                                              2161

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                                                                                                                                                                Polychrome & Wood Javanese Wayang Klitik Puppet of an Arab Merchant

                                                                                                                                                                East Java, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                circa 1900

                                                                                                                                                                height: 40cm

                                                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                UK art market.

                                                                                                                                                                327

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                                                                                                                                                                  Minangkabau-Malay Brass Water Ewer or Kettle (Kendi)

                                                                                                                                                                  Sumatra/Malay Peninsula
                                                                                                                                                                  circa 1850

                                                                                                                                                                  height: 27cm, length: 26cm, weight: 2,082g

                                                                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                  UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                  3229

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                                                                                                                                                                    Colonial Batavian Silver & Gilt Betel Box Set

                                                                                                                                                                    Batavia, Dutch East Indies
                                                                                                                                                                    early 19th century

                                                                                                                                                                    length of box: 21.3cm, depth: 13.6cm, height: 7cm, combined weight: 1,159g

                                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                    UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                    2745

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                                                                                                                                                                      Malay Kris with Fine Blade & Silver Mounts

                                                                                                                                                                      Sumatra or Malay Peninsula
                                                                                                                                                                      19th century and earlier

                                                                                                                                                                      length: 46cm

                                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                      3520

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                                                                                                                                                                        Dutch Colonial Silver Filigree Heart-Shaped Box

                                                                                                                                                                        Dutch East Indies, possibly Batavia or Sumatra
                                                                                                                                                                        18th century

                                                                                                                                                                        length: 7cm, width: 5.5cm, height: 2.5cm, weight: 91g

                                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                        UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                        4043

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                                                                                                                                                                          Chased & Engraved Pendang Lurus Sword

                                                                                                                                                                          Java, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                          18th-early 19th century

                                                                                                                                                                          length: 50cm

                                                                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                          Scottish art market

                                                                                                                                                                          2598

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                                                                                                                                                                            Sumatran Minangkabau-Acehnese Cast Brass Shield or Buckler (Peurise)

                                                                                                                                                                            Minangkabau People for the Aceh Market, Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                            19th century

                                                                                                                                                                            diameter: 32cm

                                                                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                            UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                            2403

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                                                                                                                                                                              Malay Sewar Dagger with Silver Mounts

                                                                                                                                                                              Sumatra/Malay Peninsula
                                                                                                                                                                              19th century

                                                                                                                                                                              length: 34.5cm weight: 241g

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                                                                                                                                                                              UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                              2509

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                                                                                                                                                                                Malay Sewar Dagger with Horn & Silver Mounts

                                                                                                                                                                                Sumatra/Malay Peninsula
                                                                                                                                                                                19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                length: 32cm, weight: 242g

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                                                                                                                                                                                UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                328

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                                                                                                                                                                                  Brass Water Container (Kendi)

                                                                                                                                                                                  Minangkabau People, Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                  19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                  height: 32 cm

                                                                                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                  UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                  2510

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Unusual Sewar Dagger with Wood & Silver Mounts

                                                                                                                                                                                    North Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                    19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                    length: 35.5cm

                                                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                    UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                    1840

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                                                                                                                                                                                      Patani Kris Tajong with Zoomorphic Carved Wooden Hilt

                                                                                                                                                                                      Kelantan, Malaysia or Patani, Southern Thailand
                                                                                                                                                                                      19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                      length: 47.5cm, weight: 507g

                                                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                      private UK collection

                                                                                                                                                                                      3375

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Balinese Silver-Mounted Ritual Knife (Suddha-Mala)

                                                                                                                                                                                        Bali, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                        19th-early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                                                        length: 28cm, width of blade at widest point: 3.8cm, weight: 162g

                                                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                        UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                        1716

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Dutch Colonial Amboyna Wood & Red Lacquer Betel Box with Silver Mounts

                                                                                                                                                                                          Batavia, Dutch East Indies
                                                                                                                                                                                          late 17th-early 18th century

                                                                                                                                                                                          height: 8.8cm, length: 20cm, depth: 14.5cm, weight: 794g

                                                                                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                          collection of Paul Walter; Spink, London

                                                                                                                                                                                          1111

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Batak Raja’s Brass Tobacco Pipe (Tulpang)

                                                                                                                                                                                            Toba Batak, North Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                            19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                            length: 76cm

                                                                                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                            Christie's, The Trevor Barton Collection.

                                                                                                                                                                                            803

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                                                                                                                                                                                              Large Zoomorphic Borneo Bronze Kettle (Cerek)

                                                                                                                                                                                              Borneo - Sarawak (Malaysia) or Brunei
                                                                                                                                                                                              19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                              height: 30cm, length: 39cm

                                                                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                              Acquired from the UK antiques market (southern England) and most probably has been in the UK since the colonial period.

                                                                                                                                                                                              226

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                                                                                                                                                                                                Four Jamnagar ‘Gulab’ Betel Cutters Made in India for the Indonesian Market

                                                                                                                                                                                                Jamnagar, India, but collected in Java, Indonesia.
                                                                                                                                                                                                19th-20th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                length: each is approximately 15 cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                private collection, London; acquired in the 1980s in Indonesia.

                                                                                                                                                                                                641

                                                                                                                                                                                                Enquiry about object: 641

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Engraved Silver Betel & Lime Boxes

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                                  19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                  length: 6.7cm, chain length: 21.5cm, total weight: 128g

                                                                                                                                                                                                  640

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Engraved Silver Betel & Lime Boxes

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                                    19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                    length: 6.5cm, total weight: 117g

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                    private collection, London.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    639

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Engraved Silver Betel Box

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                                      19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                      length: 8cm, combined weight: 148g

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                      private collection, London

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1183

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Enquiry about object: 1183

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Carved Wooden Cockspur Case with Iron Spur

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lombok, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                                        19th-early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                        height: 19.8cm, width when closed: 8.4cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Collection of Henry Brownrigg, London, UK.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1159

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Enquiry about object: 1159

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Borneo Brass Cannon (Lantaka)

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sarawak (Malaysia) or Brunei
                                                                                                                                                                                                          18th-19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                          length: 65cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                          UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                          2998

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Enquiry about object: 2998

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mindanao Silver-Inlaid Brass Betel Box (Lutuan)

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Islamic Mindanao, Philippines
                                                                                                                                                                                                            early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                            length: 20.7cm, height: 10.8cm, depth: 9.6cm, weight: 2,873g

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                            3588

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Small Malay Sewar Dagger with Hippopotamus Tooth Mounts

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Malay People, Sumatra or Malay Peninsula
                                                                                                                                                                                                              19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                              length: 19cm, weight: 49cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                              private collection, UK

                                                                                                                                                                                                              3792

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Enquiry about object: 3792

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Malay Sewar Dagger with Fine Silver Mounts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Malay People, Sumatra or Malay Peninsula
                                                                                                                                                                                                                19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                length: 36cm, weight: 326g

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                                3535

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mindanao Philippines Silver-Inlaid Brass Betel Box

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mindanao, Philippines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  19th-20th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  length: 25cm, height: 13.3cm, depth: 12.6cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4922

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Malay Kris Panjang with Chased Silver Mounts & Pierced Hilt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Malay Peninsula
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    18th-19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    length: 42.5cm,weight: 443g

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4819

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fine Karo Batak Piso Andar Andar Sword with Gold Suasa & Silver Mounts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      West Karo Batak People, North Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      length: 55.5cm, weight: 396g

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      private collection, UK.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4818

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sulawesi Badek with Engraved Silver Mounts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sulawesi, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        length: 28.5cm, weight: 290g

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        private collection, UK.