Our catalogue > Indonesia & the Malay World

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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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

      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.

        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

          2238

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            Gold Filigree Minangkabau Gold Bracelet (Galang Gadang)

            Minangkabau People, West Sumatra, Indonesia
            19th century

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

            Provenance

            private collection

            3772

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              Malay Silver Platter

              Malay People, Sumatra & Malay Peninsula
              19th century

              diameter: 39 cm, weight: 556g

              Reserved

              Provenance

              UK art market

              6528

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                Exceptional Dutch Colonial Tortoiseshell Betel Box with Fine Silver Mounts

                Dutch Colonial East Indies, probably Batavia (Indonesia today)
                18th century

                height: 8.1cm, length: 19cm, depth: 13.3cm

                Provenance

                UK art market

                6538

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                  Dutch Colonial Ivory Box with Silver Mounts

                  Batavia, Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia)
                  18th century

                  length: 13.9cm, depth: 6.9cm, height: 4.3cm

                  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

                          6183

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                            Rare Pair of Borneo Zoomorphic Bronze Ritual Kettles

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

                            length: 37cm height: 38cm, depth: 26cm

                            Reserved

                            Provenance

                            UK art market

                            5493

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                              Rare Set of Javanese Merchant’s Double Doors with Javanese Inscription

                              Java, Indonesia
                              late 19th century

                              heights: 183cm, widths: 74cm & 76cm (incl. shared moulding)

                              Reserved

                              Provenance

                              London art market

                              2237

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                                Rare Pair of Bugis Gold Cuff Bracelets (Tigero Tedong)

                                Bugis People, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
                                19th century

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

                                Provenance

                                private collection

                                6132

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                                  Ceremonial Dayak Beaded Hat with Pig Tusks

                                  Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
                                  20th century

                                  length: 29cm, width: 23cm, height: 9.5cm

                                  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

                                      Provenance

                                      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.

                                          6228

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                                            Pair of Japanese Export Blue & White Wayang Dishes for the Javanese Market

                                            Japan made for the Javanese Market
                                            19th century

                                            diameters: 24.7cm, heights: 4cm

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                                            Provenance

                                            private collection, UK.

                                            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.

                                                  5458

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                                                    South Sumatran Malay Gold Woven Silk Tunic (Baju Kurung)

                                                    Malay People, South Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                    19th century

                                                    width across arms: 141.3cm, length: 93.5cm, width at base: 72cm

                                                    Reserved

                                                    Provenance

                                                    Dutch Antique Market

                                                    5312

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                                                      Pair of Yellow Satin Malay Wedding Bed Bolster Covers each with a Pair Bolster-End Tekat Panels with Gold Thread

                                                      Malay People, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia
                                                      circa 1920

                                                      length of each bolster when filled: 100cm, diameter of each tekat panel: 15cm

                                                      Reserved

                                                      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.

                                                      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.

                                                        5700

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                                                          Dutch Colonial Silver Filigree Box & Cover

                                                          Dutch Colonial Dutch East Indies, probably Batavia
                                                          17th-18th century

                                                          length: 21.2cm, depth: 14cm, height: 7.4cm, weight: 1,108g

                                                          Provenance

                                                          UK art market

                                                          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

                                                              5962

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                                                                Rare Dayak Brass Hornbill Bird-Shaped Betel Box with Inlaid Eyes

                                                                Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
                                                                19th century

                                                                Reserved

                                                                Provenance

                                                                formerly in the collection of Henry Brownrigg, author of 'Betel Cutters. from the Samuel Eilenberg Collection' (Thames & Hudson, 1992).

                                                                5749

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                                                                  Pair of Dayak Brass Humanoid Ear Pendants

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

                                                                  lengths: 9cm, combined weight: 108g

                                                                  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

                                                                      5889

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                                                                        Karo Batak Etched Bamboo Lime Container (Tagan)

                                                                        Karo Batak People, North Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                        circa 1900

                                                                        height: 20.5cm, diameter: 7.6cm

                                                                        Provenance

                                                                        formerly in the collection of Henry Browrigg, 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

                                                                              4572

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                                                                                Batavian Colonial Silver Filigree Tray or Platter

                                                                                Dutch East Indies, probably Batavia; and possibly India
                                                                                17th-18th century

                                                                                length: 42.7cm, width: 24.5cm, height: 3.7cm, weight: 957g

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                                                                                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

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                                                                                  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.

                                                                                    5982

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                                                                                      Balinese Gilt, Silver & Carved Ivory Kris

                                                                                      Bali, Indonesia
                                                                                      early 20th century

                                                                                      full length: 67cm, weight: 907g

                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                      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

                                                                                                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.

                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                    5362

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                                                                                                      Srivajaya Cast Bronze Image of Four-Armed Kubera

                                                                                                      Palembang region, Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                      8th-9th century

                                                                                                      height (without stand): 12.2cm, height (with stand): 15cm, weight (without stand): 757g

                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                      private collection, London, UK.

                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                        5363

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                                                                                                          Javanese Cast Silver Image of Shiva with Bronze Yoni Base

                                                                                                          Java, Indonesia
                                                                                                          Classical Period, 9th century

                                                                                                          height of Shiva: 8.3cm, ensemble height (with stand): 11.6cm, weight of Shiva: 146g

                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                          Private Collection, London, UK.

                                                                                                          5364

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                                                                                                            Early Javanese Unusually Large Cast Bronze Buddha

                                                                                                            Java or Sumatra, Indonesia, but possibly 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.

                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                    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

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

                                                                                                                      3957

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                                                                                                                        Balinese Repoussed & Chased Silver Offering Bowls

                                                                                                                        Bali, Indonesia
                                                                                                                        early 20th century

                                                                                                                        heights: 4.5cm, diameters: 11.6cm, combined weight: 211g

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                                                                                                                        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 ethnographica mostly from Borneo and Indonesia.

                                                                                                                        4651

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                                                                                                                          Balinese Damascened Short Sword with Carved Tusk 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

                                                                                                                            3725

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                                                                                                                              Rare Iban Dayak Mandau or Parang Ilang Sword

                                                                                                                              Iban Dayak People, Saribas Region, Borneo, Sarawak, Malaysia
                                                                                                                              19th century

                                                                                                                              length: 72cm

                                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                                          3587

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                                                                                                                                            Fine Malay Sewar Dagger with Hippopotamus Tooth & Engraved Silver Mounts

                                                                                                                                            Sumatra/Malay Peninsula
                                                                                                                                            19th century

                                                                                                                                            length: 32cm, weight: 211g

                                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                                            UK art market

                                                                                                                                            2245

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                                                                                                                                              Bugis Gold & Silver Betel Box

                                                                                                                                              Bugis People, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                              19th century

                                                                                                                                              length: 25.5cm, width: 11.1cm, height: 9.5cm, weight: 724g

                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                              private collection, UK.

                                                                                                                                              2106

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                                                                                                                                                Indonesian Engraved Silver Betel/Tobacco Box with Engraved Gold Plaque

                                                                                                                                                Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                18th-19th century

                                                                                                                                                length: 10.4cm, width: 4.8cm, height: 4.1cm, weight: 147g

                                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                                private collection

                                                                                                                                                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

                                                                                                                                                  2708

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                                                                                                                                                    Large Indonesian Cast Brass Lime Container

                                                                                                                                                    Toba Batak People, North Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                    circa 1900

                                                                                                                                                    diameter of sphere: 11.2cm

                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                                    UK art market

                                                                                                                                                    4614

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                                                                                                                                                      Colonial Silver Filigree Lidded Box & Tray

                                                                                                                                                      Dutch East Indies, probably Batavia
                                                                                                                                                      18th century

                                                                                                                                                      length of tray: 11.5cm, length of box: 9.3cm, combined weight: 153g

                                                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                                                            UK art market

                                                                                                                                                            3298

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                                                                                                                                                              Iron Trisula

                                                                                                                                                              Java, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                              circa 18th century

                                                                                                                                                              length: 40cm

                                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                                              UK art market

                                                                                                                                                              2509

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                                                                                                                                                                Malay Sewar Dagger with Horn & Silver Mounts

                                                                                                                                                                Sumatra/Malay Peninsula
                                                                                                                                                                19th century

                                                                                                                                                                length: 32cm, weight: 242g

                                                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                2856

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                                                                                                                                                                  Malay or Sumatran Kris with Fine ‘Rose’ Blade & Silver Mounts

                                                                                                                                                                  Sumatra or Malay Peninsula
                                                                                                                                                                  early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                                  length: 49.5cm

                                                                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                  UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                  3958

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                                                                                                                                                                    Gem-Set Gilded & Silver Filigree Ear Plug Ornaments

                                                                                                                                                                    Java, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                    19th century

                                                                                                                                                                    length: 3cm, diameter: 2.5cm, combined weight: 32g

                                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                    UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                    2010

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                                                                                                                                                                      Highly Unusual Madurese Kris with Ebony Scabbard and Hilt Carved as a Dutch Resident, and with a Pegon Inscription

                                                                                                                                                                      Madura, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                      circa 1820

                                                                                                                                                                      length: 49.5cm, length of blade: 32cm

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                                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1112

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Raja’s Brass Tobacco Pipe (Tulpang)

                                                                                                                                                                                    Toba Batak, North Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                    19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                    length: 84cm

                                                                                                                                                                                    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

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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

                                                                                                                                                                                            Enquiry about object: 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                                                                                                          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

                                                                                                                                                                                                            4922

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Malay Kris Panjang with Chased Silver Mounts & Pierced Hilt

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Malay Peninsula
                                                                                                                                                                                                              18th-19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                              length: 42.5cm,weight: 443g

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                              UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                              4819

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Enquiry about object: 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3244

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Enquiry about object: 3244

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Silver-Mounted Sewar Dagger, Sumatra, Indonesia, 19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Malay people, Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    length: 33cm, weight: 178g

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2717

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Early Malay Kris Perkaka with Ivory Hilt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Northern Malay Peninsula
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      16th century & later

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      length: 46cm, weight: 272g

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      private collection, UK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1891

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Enquiry about object: 1891

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Balinese Soldier’s Kris

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bali, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        17th-18th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        length: 54cm, weight: 3464g

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        UK art market