Our catalogue > Indonesia & the Malay World

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

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

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    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

    Provenance

    private collection, Germany.

    7151

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      Two Dayak Aso-shaped Brass Ear Ornaments

      Dayak People, Borneo, Malaysia
      19th century

      width: approximately 3.5cm, combined weight: 99g

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      private collection, Germany.

      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

        7153

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          Eastern Indonesian Brass Ear Pendant (Pepek-Soriti)

          Tanimbar, Eastern Indonesia
          18th-19th century & possibly earlier

          width: 5.5cm, length: 7.2cm, depth: 1cm, weight: 113g

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          private collection, Germany.

          6762

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            Pair of Aristocratic Balinese Doors Carved in High Relief with Gilding

            Bali, Indonesia
            late 19th century

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

            Provenance

            UK art market

            7058

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              Batak Funerary Wooden Puppet (Si Gale-gale) Head

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

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

              Provenance

              UK art market

              5365

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                Fine Malay Kris with Carved Hilt & Inscribed Silver Mounted Scabbard

                Malay Peninsula
                19th century

                length: 45cm, weight: 336g

                Provenance

                UK art market

                6888

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                  East Javanese or Madurese Ceremonial Rattan & Wood Ceremonial Rice Basket

                  East Java or Madura, Indonesia
                  19th century

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

                  Provenance

                  art market, France.

                  6765

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                    Fine Dutch Colonial Batavian Silver Filigree Box & Cover

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

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

                    Provenance

                    UK art market

                    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

                        Provenance

                        UK art market

                        6538

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                          Dutch Colonial Ivory Box with Silver Mounts

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

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

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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

                              Provenance

                              UK art market

                              6240

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

                                Malay Peninsula or Sumatra, Indonesia
                                19th century

                                length: 72.5cm, weight: 854g

                                Provenance

                                private collection, England.

                                6366

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

                                  Sulu Islands, Southern Philippines
                                  early 20th century

                                  length: 64cm, weight: 957g

                                  Provenance

                                  private collection, UK

                                  6183

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                                    Rare Pair of Borneo Zoomorphic Bronze Ritual Kettles

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

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

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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

                                      Provenance

                                      UK art market

                                      5493

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

                                        Java, Indonesia
                                        late 19th century

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

                                        Reserved

                                        Provenance

                                        London art market

                                        6132

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                                          Ceremonial Dayak Beaded Hat with Pig Tusks

                                          Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
                                          20th century

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

                                          Provenance

                                          UK art market

                                          6324

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

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

                                            diameter: 26.5cm

                                            Provenance

                                            UK art market

                                            6137

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                                              Sumatran Minangkabau Cast Brass Money Box

                                              Minangkabau people, Sumatra, Indonesia
                                              19th century

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

                                              Provenance

                                              UK art market

                                              5768

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                                                Dayak Wooden Hornbill Bird Stopper

                                                Dayak People, Borneo, Malaysia
                                                19th century

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

                                                Provenance

                                                Private collection, UK

                                                6251

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

                                                  Dutch East Indies, probably Batavia
                                                  18th century

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

                                                  Provenance

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

                                                  6228

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

                                                    Japan made for the Javanese Market
                                                    19th century

                                                    diameters: 24.7cm, heights: 4cm

                                                    Reserved

                                                    Provenance

                                                    private collection, UK.

                                                    6321

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

                                                      Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                      circa 1900

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

                                                      Provenance

                                                      private collection, southern England.

                                                      6320

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                                                        Sumatran-Malay Terracotta Spouted Drinking Water Vessel (Kibuk)

                                                        Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                        circa 1900

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

                                                        Provenance

                                                        private collection, southern England.

                                                        6322

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                                                          Sumatran-Malay Terracotta Stemmed Vase for Drinking Water

                                                          Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                          circa 1900

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

                                                          Provenance

                                                          private collection, southern England.

                                                          5458

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                                                            South Sumatran Malay Gold Woven Silk Tunic (Baju Kurung)

                                                            Malay People, South Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                            19th century

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

                                                            Reserved

                                                            Provenance

                                                            Dutch Antique Market

                                                            5312

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

                                                              Malay People, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia
                                                              circa 1920

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

                                                              Reserved

                                                              Provenance

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

                                                              6184

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                                                                Fine, Carved Hippopotamus Tooth & Horn Tumbok Lada Dagger

                                                                North Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                19th century

                                                                length: 34cm, weight: 475g

                                                                Provenance

                                                                private English collection; private Japanese collection.

                                                                5700

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                                                                  Dutch Colonial Silver Filigree Box & Cover

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

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

                                                                  Provenance

                                                                  UK art market

                                                                  4871

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

                                                                    Java, Indonesia
                                                                    12th-15th century

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

                                                                    Provenance

                                                                    private collection, UK

                                                                    5759

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                                                                      Dayak Beaded Loin Cloth or Cache Sexe

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

                                                                      27cm x 16.5cm

                                                                      Provenance

                                                                      UK art market

                                                                      5962

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

                                                                        Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
                                                                        19th century

                                                                        Reserved

                                                                        Provenance

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

                                                                        5749

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                                                                          Pair of Dayak Brass Humanoid Ear Pendants

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

                                                                          lengths: 9cm, combined weight: 108g

                                                                          Provenance

                                                                          UK art market

                                                                          5816

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                                                                            Dayak Etched Bamboo Container

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

                                                                            length: 34cm, diameter: 5.5cm

                                                                            Provenance

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

                                                                            5885

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                                                                              Two Timorese Beaded Lime Containers

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

                                                                              lengths (without tassels): 10.5cm

                                                                              Provenance

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

                                                                              5889

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                                                                                Karo Batak Etched Bamboo Lime Container (Tagan)

                                                                                Karo Batak People, North Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                circa 1900

                                                                                height: 20.5cm, diameter: 7.6cm

                                                                                Provenance

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

                                                                                5708

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                                                                                  Malay Earthenware Water Flask with Silver Mounts (Labu Ayer)

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

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

                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                  UK art market

                                                                                  4823

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                                                                                    Fine, West Java Woven Betel Container

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

                                                                                    height: 13.5cm, diameter: 12cm

                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                    private collection, UK.

                                                                                    3243

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                                                                                      Sumatran Silver-Mounted Klewang

                                                                                      South Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                      19th century

                                                                                      length: 30cm, weight: 158g

                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                      4572

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                                                                                        Batavian Colonial Silver Filigree Tray or Platter

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

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

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                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                        UK art market

                                                                                        4347

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                                                                                          Large Silver-Inlaid Brass Betel Box (Lutuan)

                                                                                          Islamic Mindanao, Philippines
                                                                                          early 20th century

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

                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                          UK art market

                                                                                          2829

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                                                                                            Philippines Silver-Inlaid Brass Wedding Vessel (Gadur)

                                                                                            Moro People, Mindanao, Philippines
                                                                                            early 20th century

                                                                                            height: 55cm

                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                            private collection, US.

                                                                                            5982

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                                                                                              Balinese Gilt, Silver & Carved Ivory Kris

                                                                                              Bali, Indonesia
                                                                                              early 20th century

                                                                                              full length: 67cm, weight: 907g

                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                              UK art market

                                                                                              5590

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                                                                                                Borneo Cast Bronze Zoomorphic Ritual Kettle

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

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

                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                UK art market

                                                                                                5769

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                                                                                                  Dayak Carved Wooden Stopper

                                                                                                  Dayak People, Borneo, Malaysia
                                                                                                  19th century

                                                                                                  height (without stand): 10.8cm

                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                  Private collection, UK

                                                                                                  3575

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                                                                                                    Superb Balinese Palace Door & Frame

                                                                                                    Bali, Indonesia
                                                                                                    18th-early 19th century

                                                                                                    height: 178cm, width: 110cm

                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                    private collection, Ireland.

                                                                                                    321

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                                                                                                      Pair of Cast Brass Flasks made for the Malay Market

                                                                                                      Minangkabau People, Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                      late 19th century

                                                                                                      height: 31.5 cm

                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                      Dutch antique market

                                                                                                      5533

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                                                                                                        Dutch Colonial Silver Betel Box

                                                                                                        Dutch East Indies, probably Batavia
                                                                                                        18th century

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

                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                        UK art market

                                                                                                        5348

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                                                                                                          Malay Jacket (Baju Melayu) of Striped Kain Tenum

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

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

                                                                                                          Provenance

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

                                                                                                          5299

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                                                                                                            Pair of Malay Bolster-End Tekat Panels with Gold Thread

                                                                                                            Malay People, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia
                                                                                                            circa 1920

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

                                                                                                            Provenance

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

                                                                                                            5362

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                                                                                                              Srivajaya Cast Bronze Image of Four-Armed Kubera

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

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

                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                              private collection, London, UK.

                                                                                                              5517

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                                                                                                                Pair of Malay Bolster-End Tekat Panels with Gold Thread

                                                                                                                Malay People, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia
                                                                                                                19th century

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

                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                private collection, UK.

                                                                                                                5363

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                                                                                                                  Javanese Cast Silver Image of Shiva with Bronze Yoni Base

                                                                                                                  Java, Indonesia
                                                                                                                  Classical Period, 9th century

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

                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                  Private Collection, London, UK.

                                                                                                                  5364

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                                                                                                                    Early Javanese Unusually Large Cast Bronze Buddha

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

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

                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                    Private Collection, London, UK.

                                                                                                                    3933

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

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

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

                                                                                                                      Provenance

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

                                                                                                                      3944

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                                                                                                                        Pair of Borneo Man’s Solid Brass Spiral Ear Ornaments

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

                                                                                                                        diameter: 2cm, combined weight: 72g

                                                                                                                        Provenance

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

                                                                                                                        3705

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                                                                                                                          Batak Raja’s Large Brass Tobacco Pipe (Tulpang)

                                                                                                                          Batak, North Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                          19th century

                                                                                                                          length: 86cm

                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                          UK art market

                                                                                                                          3945

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                                                                                                                            Pair of Man’s Solid Brass Spiral Ear Ornaments

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

                                                                                                                            diameter: 2.6cm, combined weight: 90g

                                                                                                                            Provenance

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

                                                                                                                            3987

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                                                                                                                              Silver Double Axe Pendant (Taka)

                                                                                                                              Central Flores, Eastern Indonesia
                                                                                                                              18th-19th century

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

                                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                                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 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

                                                                                                                                                            3298

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                                                                                                                                                              Iron Trisula

                                                                                                                                                              Java, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                              circa 18th century

                                                                                                                                                              length: 40cm

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                                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                                              UK art market

                                                                                                                                                              2509

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                                                                                                                                                                Malay Sewar Dagger with Horn & Silver Mounts

                                                                                                                                                                Sumatra/Malay Peninsula
                                                                                                                                                                19th century

                                                                                                                                                                length: 32cm, weight: 242g

                                                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                2856

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

                                                                                                                                                                  Sumatra or Malay Peninsula
                                                                                                                                                                  early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                                  length: 49.5cm

                                                                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                  UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                  3958

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                                                                                                                                                                    Gem-Set Gilded & Silver Filigree Ear Plug Ornaments

                                                                                                                                                                    Java, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                    19th century

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

                                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                    UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                    2010

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

                                                                                                                                                                      Madura, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                      circa 1820

                                                                                                                                                                      length: 49.5cm, length of blade: 32cm

                                                                                                                                                                      Reserved

                                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                      328

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                                                                                                                                                                        Brass Water Container (Kendi)

                                                                                                                                                                        Minangkabau People, Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                        19th century

                                                                                                                                                                        height: 32 cm

                                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                        UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                        2510

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                                                                                                                                                                          Unusual Sewar Dagger with Wood & Silver Mounts

                                                                                                                                                                          North Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                          19th century

                                                                                                                                                                          length: 35.5cm

                                                                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                          UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                          1840

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                                                                                                                                                                            Patani Kris Tajong with Zoomorphic Carved Wooden Hilt

                                                                                                                                                                            Kelantan, Malaysia or Patani, Southern Thailand
                                                                                                                                                                            19th century

                                                                                                                                                                            length: 47.5cm, weight: 507g

                                                                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                            private UK collection

                                                                                                                                                                            3375

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                                                                                                                                                                              Balinese Silver-Mounted Ritual Knife (Suddha-Mala)

                                                                                                                                                                              Bali, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                              19th-early 20th century

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

                                                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                              UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                              1716

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                collection of Paul Walter; Spink, London

                                                                                                                                                                                1111

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                                                                                                                                                                                  Batak Raja’s Brass Tobacco Pipe (Tulpang)

                                                                                                                                                                                  Toba Batak, North Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                  19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                  length: 76cm

                                                                                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                  Christie's, The Trevor Barton Collection.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1112

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Raja’s Brass Tobacco Pipe (Tulpang)

                                                                                                                                                                                    Toba Batak, North Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                    19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                    length: 84cm

                                                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                    Christie's, The Trevor Barton Collection.

                                                                                                                                                                                    803

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                                                                                                                                                                                      Large Zoomorphic Borneo Bronze Kettle (Cerek)

                                                                                                                                                                                      Borneo - Sarawak (Malaysia) or Brunei
                                                                                                                                                                                      19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                      height: 30cm, length: 39cm

                                                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

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

                                                                                                                                                                                      226

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                        length: each is approximately 15 cm

                                                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

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

                                                                                                                                                                                        641

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Engraved Silver Betel & Lime Boxes

                                                                                                                                                                                          Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                          19th century

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

                                                                                                                                                                                          640

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Engraved Silver Betel & Lime Boxes

                                                                                                                                                                                            Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                            19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                            length: 6.5cm, total weight: 117g

                                                                                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                            private collection, London.

                                                                                                                                                                                            639

                                                                                                                                                                                            Enquiry about object: 639

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                                                                                                                                                                                              Engraved Silver Betel Box

                                                                                                                                                                                              Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                              19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                              length: 8cm, combined weight: 148g

                                                                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                              private collection, London

                                                                                                                                                                                              1183

                                                                                                                                                                                              Enquiry about object: 1183

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                                                                                                                                                                                                Carved Wooden Cockspur Case with Iron Spur

                                                                                                                                                                                                Lombok, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                                19th-early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                height: 19.8cm, width when closed: 8.4cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                Collection of Henry Brownrigg, London, UK.

                                                                                                                                                                                                1159

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Borneo Brass Cannon (Lantaka)

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                  length: 65cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                  UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                  2998

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Enquiry about object: 2998

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mindanao Silver-Inlaid Brass Betel Box (Lutuan)

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Islamic Mindanao, Philippines
                                                                                                                                                                                                    early 20th century

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                    UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                    3588

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Small Malay Sewar Dagger with Hippopotamus Tooth Mounts

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Malay People, Sumatra or Malay Peninsula
                                                                                                                                                                                                      19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                      length: 19cm, weight: 49cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                      private collection, UK

                                                                                                                                                                                                      3792

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Enquiry about object: 3792

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Malay Sewar Dagger with Fine Silver Mounts

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Malay People, Sumatra or Malay Peninsula
                                                                                                                                                                                                        19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                        length: 36cm, weight: 326g

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                        UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                        3535

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mindanao Philippines Silver-Inlaid Brass Betel Box

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mindanao, Philippines
                                                                                                                                                                                                          19th-20th century

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                          UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                          4922

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Malay Kris Panjang with Chased Silver Mounts & Pierced Hilt

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Malay Peninsula
                                                                                                                                                                                                            18th-19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                            length: 42.5cm,weight: 443g

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                            UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                            4819

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Enquiry about object: 4819

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                              length: 55.5cm, weight: 396g

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                              private collection, UK.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              4818

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sulawesi Badek with Engraved Silver Mounts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sulawesi, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                length: 28.5cm, weight: 290g

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                private collection, UK.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                3244

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Enquiry about object: 3244

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Malay people, Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  length: 33cm, weight: 178g

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2717

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Early Malay Kris Perkaka with Ivory Hilt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Northern Malay Peninsula
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    16th century & later

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    length: 46cm, weight: 272g

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    private collection, UK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1891

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Enquiry about object: 1891

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Balinese Soldier’s Kris

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bali, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      17th-18th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      length: 54cm, weight: 3464g

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      UK art market