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.

Most items have been sourced from within the UK, often from old colonial-era collections.

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7150

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    Rare Dayak Ironwood Ear Plugs

    Dayak People, Borneo, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
    19th-early 20th century

    diameter: approximately 5.2cm, depth: 2.6cm, combined weight: 165g

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    private collection, Germany.

    7179

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      Pair of Balinese Rice Sheaf Paddles (Panaptapan)

      South Bali, probably Tabanan, Indonesia
      19th-early 20th century

      width: 17cm and 15.7cm, length: 32.1cm and 35.5cm, combined weight: 842g

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      private collection, London

      7033

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        Pair of Mounted Javanese Wayang Batik Stamps (Cap)

        Central Java, Indonesia
        19th-20th century

        width: 20.6cm, height: 28.9cm, depth: 3cm, combined weight: 3,240g

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        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

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          private collection, Germany

          7089

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            Rare Inscribed & Parcel-Gilded Silver Filigree Spice or Perfume Box

            Colonial Dutch East Indies (Batavia) or Northern India
            17th century

            diameter: 8.1cm, height: 7.5cm, weight: 286g

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            UK art market

            6773

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              Exceptional, Early Tanimbar Ancestor Figure

              Tanimbar, Southeast Moluccas, Eastern Indonesia
              18th century

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

              Provenance

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

              6762

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                Pair of Aristocratic Balinese Doors Carved in High Relief with Gilding

                Bali, Indonesia
                late 19th century

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

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                UK art market

                7096

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                  Very Fine Dutch Colonial Filigree Box with Gilded Royal Monogram

                  Dutch East Indies, probably Batavia
                  18th century

                  diameter: 12cm, height: 5.3cm, weight: 243g

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                  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

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                    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

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                      UK art market

                      6888

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                        East Javanese or Madurese Ceremonial Rattan & Wood Ceremonial Rice Basket

                        East Java or Madura, Indonesia
                        19th century

                        diameter: approximately 26cm, height: 22cm, weight: 480g

                        Provenance

                        art market, France.

                        6765

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                          Fine Dutch Colonial Batavian Silver Filigree Box & Cover

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

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

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                          UK art market

                          3772

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                            Malay Silver Platter

                            Malay People, Sumatra & Malay Peninsula
                            19th century

                            diameter: 39 cm, weight: 556g

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                            Provenance

                            UK art market

                            6528

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                              Exceptional Dutch Colonial Tortoiseshell Betel Box with Fine Silver Mounts

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

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

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                              UK art market

                              6538

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                                Dutch Colonial Ivory Box with Silver Mounts

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

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

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                                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

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                                    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

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                                        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

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                                          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

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                                            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

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                                              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)

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                                                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

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                                                      UK art market

                                                      5768

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                                                        Dayak Wooden Hornbill Bird Stopper

                                                        Dayak People, Borneo, Malaysia
                                                        19th century

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

                                                        Provenance

                                                        Private collection, UK

                                                        6251

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                                                          Exceptional, Rare & Large Dutch East Indies Pandan-Shaped Silver Filigree Toiletry Set, Box, Cover & Tray

                                                          Dutch East Indies, probably Batavia
                                                          18th century

                                                          diameter of tray: 28cm, diameter of box: 19.5cm, height of assembled set: 15.8cm, weight: 2,254g (2.254kg)

                                                          Provenance

                                                          private collection, London; acquired in London prior to that.

                                                          6228

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

                                                            Japan made for the Javanese Market
                                                            19th century

                                                            diameters: 24.7cm, heights: 4cm

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                                                            Provenance

                                                            private collection, UK.

                                                            6321

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

                                                              Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                              circa 1900

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

                                                              Provenance

                                                              private collection, southern England.

                                                              6320

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                                                                Sumatran-Malay Terracotta Spouted Drinking Water Vessel (Kibuk)

                                                                Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                circa 1900

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

                                                                Provenance

                                                                private collection, southern England.

                                                                6322

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                                                                  Sumatran-Malay Terracotta Stemmed Vase for Drinking Water

                                                                  Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                  circa 1900

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

                                                                  Provenance

                                                                  private collection, southern England.

                                                                  5458

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                                                                    South Sumatran Malay Gold Woven Silk Tunic (Baju Kurung)

                                                                    Malay People, South Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                    19th century

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

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                                                                    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

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                                                                      Provenance

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

                                                                      6184

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                                                                        Fine, Carved Hippopotamus Tooth & Horn Tumbok Lada Dagger

                                                                        North Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                        19th century

                                                                        length: 34cm, weight: 475g

                                                                        Provenance

                                                                        private English collection; private Japanese collection.

                                                                        5700

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                                                                          Dutch Colonial Silver Filigree Box & Cover

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

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

                                                                          Provenance

                                                                          UK art market

                                                                          4871

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

                                                                            Java, Indonesia
                                                                            12th-15th century

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

                                                                            Provenance

                                                                            private collection, UK

                                                                            5759

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                                                                              Dayak Beaded Loin Cloth or Cache Sexe

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

                                                                              27cm x 16.5cm

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                                                                              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

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                                                                                  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

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                                                                                                    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

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                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                                  5362

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                                                                                                                    Srivajaya Cast Bronze Image of Four-Armed Kubera

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

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

                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                    private collection, London, UK.

                                                                                                                    5517

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                                                                                                                      Pair of Malay Bolster-End Tekat Panels with Gold Thread

                                                                                                                      Malay People, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia
                                                                                                                      19th century

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

                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                      private collection, UK.

                                                                                                                      5363

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                                                                                                                        Javanese Cast Silver Image of Shiva with Bronze Yoni Base

                                                                                                                        Java, Indonesia
                                                                                                                        Classical Period, 9th century

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

                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                        Private Collection, London, UK.

                                                                                                                        5364

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                                                                                                                          Early Javanese Unusually Large Cast Bronze Buddha

                                                                                                                          Java or Sumatra, Indonesia, but possibly imported from northern India
                                                                                                                          Classical Period, 8th century

                                                                                                                          height (without stand): 21.9cm, width: 17.1cm, depth: 11.8cm, weight: 2,576g

                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                          Private Collection, London, UK.

                                                                                                                          3933

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

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

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

                                                                                                                            Provenance

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

                                                                                                                            3944

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                                                                                                                              Pair of Borneo Man’s Solid Brass Spiral Ear Ornaments

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

                                                                                                                              diameter: 2cm, combined weight: 72g

                                                                                                                              Provenance

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

                                                                                                                              3705

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                                                                                                                                Batak Raja’s Large Brass Tobacco Pipe (Tulpang)

                                                                                                                                Batak, North Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                19th century

                                                                                                                                length: 86cm

                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                UK art market

                                                                                                                                3945

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                                                                                                                                  Pair of Man’s Solid Brass Spiral Ear Ornaments

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

                                                                                                                                  diameter: 2.6cm, combined weight: 90g

                                                                                                                                  Provenance

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

                                                                                                                                  3987

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                                                                                                                                    Silver Double Axe Pendant (Taka)

                                                                                                                                    Central Flores, Eastern Indonesia
                                                                                                                                    18th-19th century

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

                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                    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

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                                                                                                                                                                    UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                    2856

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

                                                                                                                                                                      Sumatra or Malay Peninsula
                                                                                                                                                                      early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                                      length: 49.5cm

                                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                      3958

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                                                                                                                                                                        Gem-Set Gilded & Silver Filigree Ear Plug Ornaments

                                                                                                                                                                        Java, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                        19th century

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

                                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                        UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                        2010

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

                                                                                                                                                                          Madura, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                          circa 1820

                                                                                                                                                                          length: 49.5cm, length of blade: 32cm

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                                                                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                          UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                          328

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                                                                                                                                                                            Brass Water Container (Kendi)

                                                                                                                                                                            Minangkabau People, Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                            19th century

                                                                                                                                                                            height: 32 cm

                                                                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                            UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                            2510

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                                                                                                                                                                              Unusual Sewar Dagger with Wood & Silver Mounts

                                                                                                                                                                              North Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                              19th century

                                                                                                                                                                              length: 35.5cm

                                                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                              UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                              1840

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                                                                                                                                                                                Patani Kris Tajong with Zoomorphic Carved Wooden Hilt

                                                                                                                                                                                Kelantan, Malaysia or Patani, Southern Thailand
                                                                                                                                                                                19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                length: 47.5cm, weight: 507g

                                                                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                private UK collection

                                                                                                                                                                                3375

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                                                                                                                                                                                  Balinese Silver-Mounted Ritual Knife (Suddha-Mala)

                                                                                                                                                                                  Bali, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                  19th-early 20th century

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

                                                                                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                  UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                  1716

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                    collection of Paul Walter; Spink, London

                                                                                                                                                                                    1111

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                                                                                                                                                                                      Batak Raja’s Brass Tobacco Pipe (Tulpang)

                                                                                                                                                                                      Toba Batak, North Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                      19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                      length: 76cm

                                                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                      Christie's, The Trevor Barton Collection.

                                                                                                                                                                                      1112

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Raja’s Brass Tobacco Pipe (Tulpang)

                                                                                                                                                                                        Toba Batak, North Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                        19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                        length: 84cm

                                                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                        Christie's, The Trevor Barton Collection.

                                                                                                                                                                                        803

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Large Zoomorphic Borneo Bronze Kettle (Cerek)

                                                                                                                                                                                          Borneo - Sarawak (Malaysia) or Brunei
                                                                                                                                                                                          19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                          height: 30cm, length: 39cm

                                                                                                                                                                                          Provenance

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

                                                                                                                                                                                          226

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                            length: each is approximately 15 cm

                                                                                                                                                                                            Provenance

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

                                                                                                                                                                                            641

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                                                                                                                                                                                              Engraved Silver Betel & Lime Boxes

                                                                                                                                                                                              Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                              19th century

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              640

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                                                                                                                                                                                                Engraved Silver Betel & Lime Boxes

                                                                                                                                                                                                Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                                19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                length: 6.5cm, total weight: 117g

                                                                                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                private collection, London.

                                                                                                                                                                                                639

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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

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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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                                4819

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  length: 55.5cm, weight: 396g

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  private collection, UK.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4818

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sulawesi Badek with Engraved Silver Mounts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sulawesi, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    length: 28.5cm, weight: 290g

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    private collection, UK.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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