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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    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.

    7236

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      Early Srivijaya Standing Bronze Buddha

      Srivijaya Empire, Sumatra or Malay Peninsula
      7th-8th century

      height: 22.5cm, height (with stand): 27.8cm, weight (without stand): 1,155g

      Provenance

      private collection, London, UK

      7063

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        Lombok House-Shaped Storage Box

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

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

        Provenance

        UK art market

        7207

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          Fine, Dayak Brass Helmet Ornament

          Dayak People, Borneo, Malaysia/Indonesia
          19th century

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

          Provenance

          UK art market

          7237

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            Early Indian Bronze Standing Avalokiteshvara

            Northern India
            8th-9th century

            height: 20.2cm, width: 9cm, depth: 4cm, weight: 692g

            Provenance

            private collection, London, UK.

            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.

              6773

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                Exceptional, Early Tanimbar Ancestor Figure

                Tanimbar, Southeast Moluccas, Eastern Indonesia
                18th century

                height: 16.4cm, width: 5.4cm, depth: 4.5cm

                Provenance

                Private Collection, Northern England; acquired by the previous owners from an antiques fair, York, England, circa 1980

                6762

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                  Pair of Aristocratic Balinese Doors Carved in High Relief with Gilding

                  Bali, Indonesia
                  late 19th century

                  length: 184.4cm, width (of the pair): 71cm

                  Provenance

                  UK art market

                  7058

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                    Batak Funerary Wooden Puppet (Si Gale-gale) Head

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

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

                    Provenance

                    UK art market

                    5365

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                      Fine Malay Kris with Carved Hilt & Inscribed Silver Mounted Scabbard

                      Malay Peninsula
                      19th century

                      length: 45cm, weight: 336g

                      Provenance

                      UK art market

                      7144

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                        Timorese Silver Ear Ornament

                        Timor, Eastern Indonesia
                        early 20th century

                        width: 7.3cm, length: 7.2cm, weight: 22g

                        Provenance

                        private collection, Germany

                        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

                          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, either Malay, Sumatra or Batavia (Indonesia today)
                              18th century

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

                              Provenance

                              UK art market

                              6728

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                                Historically Important Colonial Silver Standing Cup Relating to the British Conquest of Java, 1811, Inscribed & Dated

                                colonial silversmith either in India, probably Calcutta, or Batavia, East Indies.
                                circa 1810

                                height: approximately 55cm, width: 38.5cm, depth: 26cm, weight: 5,550g

                                Provenance

                                private collection, UK; previously sold at Sotheby's London, 1991.

                                6578

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                                  Dutch Colonial Silver Betel Box & Key

                                  Dutch East Indies, probably Batavia
                                  18th century

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

                                  Provenance

                                  UK art market

                                  6240

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

                                    Malay Peninsula or Sumatra, Indonesia
                                    19th century

                                    length: 72.5cm, weight: 854g

                                    Provenance

                                    private collection, England.

                                    6366

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

                                      Sulu Islands, Southern Philippines
                                      early 20th century

                                      length: 64cm, weight: 957g

                                      Provenance

                                      private collection, UK

                                      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

                                        6734

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                                          Dutch Colonial Tortoiseshell Snuff Box with Silver Filigree & Enamel

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

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

                                          Provenance

                                          UK art market

                                          7104

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                                            Dayak Chieftain’s Large Ironwood & Rattan Bowl with Aso Figures

                                            Kenyah or Kayan Dayak, Rajang River Basin, Borneo (Malaysia)
                                            19th century

                                            length: 82.5cm, height: 13.6cm, width: 48.1cm

                                            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

                                              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

                                                          Reserved

                                                          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.

                                                                      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

                                                                                          4347

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                                                                                            Large Silver-Inlaid Brass Betel Box (Lutuan)

                                                                                            Islamic Mindanao, Philippines
                                                                                            early 20th century

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

                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                            UK art market

                                                                                            2829

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                                                                                              Philippines Silver-Inlaid Brass Wedding Vessel (Gadur)

                                                                                              Moro People, Mindanao, Philippines
                                                                                              early 20th century

                                                                                              height: 55cm

                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                              private collection, US.

                                                                                              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

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                                                                                                            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

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

                                                                                                              5517

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                                                                                                                Pair of Malay Bolster-End Tekat Panels with Gold Thread

                                                                                                                Malay People, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia
                                                                                                                19th century

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

                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                private collection, UK.

                                                                                                                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.

                                                                                                                  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

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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 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

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                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                                                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

                                                                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                                                                          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

                                                                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                                                                              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

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Engraved Silver Betel Box

                                                                                                                                                                                        Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                        19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                        length: 8cm, combined weight: 148g

                                                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                        private collection, London

                                                                                                                                                                                        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

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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

                                                                                                                                                                                                    4922

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Malay Kris Panjang with Chased Silver Mounts & Pierced Hilt

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Malay Peninsula
                                                                                                                                                                                                      18th-19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                      length: 42.5cm,weight: 443g

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                      4819

                                                                                                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Enquiry about object: 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