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“The (people) of Ceylon are very crafty and grand artists in the working of gold, silver, ivory, iron and all metals, which is a marvel to see, and which is held in very high esteem through all India, and carries a price above that of all other Indians.”

–  so said the Dutch merchant & traveller Jan Huyghen van Linschoten (1563-1611), writing around 1584.

Some of the most beautiful luxury goods made anywhere in the 16th-18th century came from Sri Lanka (Ceylon), and some of the fine examples that we have had are now in public museums in the US, France, Australia & Singapore.

Each of our pieces has been sourced from within the UK, typically from old, private collections.

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7126

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    Sri Lankan Carved Nut Snuff Box with Chased Silver Mounts

    Sri Lanka
    18th-19th century

    length: 11cm, width: 2.7cm, weight: 24g

    Provenance

    UK art market

    7223

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      Sri Lankan Silver Money Clip

      Kandy region, Sri Lanka
      circa 1910

      height: 11cm, 6.9cm, depth: approximately 1.9cm, weight: 109g

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      UK art market

      6505

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        Rare Pair of Wooden Supports Carved as Sri Lankan or South Indian Chetties or Ascetics

        South India or Sri Lanka
        circa 18th century

        height of each: 98.7cm

        Provenance

        UK art market

        7025

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          Sri Lankan Colonial Coromandel Wood Box

          Sri Lanka
          early 19th century

          width: 23cm, depth: 14cm, height: 9.2cm, weight: 814g

          Provenance

          UK art market

          5994

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            Carved, Solid Ivory Rosewater Sprinkler with Engraved & Coloured Decoration & Original Carved Wooden Case

            India or Sri Lanka
            circa 1860

            height of sprinkler: 23.4cm, height of wooden case: 26.6cm

            Provenance

            UK art market

            6716

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              Dutch Colonial Carved Ebony Bible Box

              Dutch Colonial Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
              18th century

              width: 23.2cm, depth: 16.1cm, height: 7.5cm, weight: 780g

              Provenance

              UK art market

              3381

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                Sri Lankan Silver Betel Lime Box (Killotaya)

                Sri Lanka
                18th-19th century

                height: 6.6cm, weight: 77g

                Provenance

                French art market

                6704

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                  Exceptional Sri Lankan Colonial Coromandel (Calamander) Wood Box

                  Sri Lanka
                  circa late 18th century

                  width: 34.9cm, height: 13.3cm, depth: 24.7cm, weight: 3,092g

                  Provenance

                  UK art market

                  6803

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                    Rare Sri Lankan Horn & Silver Box

                    Sri Lanka
                    18th-19th century

                    width: 10.2cm, height: 11cm, depth: 5.2cm, weight: 58g

                    Provenance

                    UK art Market

                    6697

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                      Magnificent & Large Sri Lankan Cobra Demon (Maha Raksa) Dance Mask

                      Sinhala people, Coastal Sri Lanka
                      19th century

                      height: approximately 79cm (without stand), width: 62cm

                      Provenance

                      UK art market

                      6690

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                        Sri Lankan Seated Bronze Buddha

                        Sri Lanka
                        Kandyan Period, 18th century

                        height: 11.4cm, width: 9cm, depth: 4.1cm, weight: 725g

                        Provenance

                        UK art market

                        6517

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                          Sri Lankan Silver & Gold Brooch

                          Southern Coast, Sri Lanka
                          circa 1900

                          dimensions: 5.2cm x 5cm, weight: 19g

                          Provenance

                          UK art market

                          6680

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                            Pair of Sri Lankan or South Indian Yali Door Plates

                            Sri Lanka or South India
                            circa 18th century

                            length (each): 16.5cm, width: 13.7cm, combined weight: 1,041g

                            Provenance

                            UK art market

                            6392

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                              Kingdom of Kandy Brass Plaque Emblem

                              Kandy, Sri Lanka
                              Kandyan Period, 18th-19th century

                              width: 15.5cm, height: 11.4cm, weight: 38g

                              Provenance

                              from the collection of Sir Christopher Ondaatje, UK.

                              6454

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                                Fine, Sri Lankan Silver Box Decorated with Bherunda Motifs

                                Kandy, Sri Lanka
                                circa 1890

                                length: 21.2cm, width: 10.5cm, height: 8.5cm, weight: 530g

                                Provenance

                                UK art market

                                6448

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                                  Sri Lankan Carved Ebony Box

                                  Galle, Sri Lanka
                                  circa 1840

                                  length: 22.7cm, depth: 10.1cm, height: 8.8cm

                                  Provenance

                                  UK art market; most probably has been in the UK since colonial times.

                                  6447

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                                    Sri Lankan Carved Ebony Box

                                    Galle, Sri Lanka
                                    circa 1840

                                    length: 22.8cm, depth: 10.2cm, height: 8.9cm

                                    Provenance

                                    UK art market

                                    4649

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                                      Nine Sri Lankan Gem-Set Silver & Gold Hair Pins (Kondakoora)

                                      Sri Lanka
                                      19th-early 20th century

                                      lengths: 9.1cm-12.2cm

                                      Provenance

                                      UK art market

                                      6275

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                                        Pair of Sri Lankan Pierced Gilded Silver Bracelets set with Zircons

                                        Coastal regions, Sri Lanka
                                        early 20th century

                                        internal diameters: 4.8cm x 4.2cm, combined weight: 78g

                                        Provenance

                                        UK art market

                                        4584

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                                          Large Kandyan Period Cast Brass Standing Buddha

                                          Sri Lanka
                                          18th century

                                          height without stand (32cm), with stand: 38cm

                                          Provenance

                                          private collection, UK. The previous owner built up a collection of Buddha images mostly from old UK colonial sources, and did so over a long lifetime.

                                          1647

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                                            Fine, South Indian Silver Bracelet

                                            South India or Sri Lanka
                                            19th century

                                            external width: 9.8cm, internal width at widest point: 6.8cm, weight: 156g

                                            Provenance

                                            UK art market

                                            5991

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                                              Fine, Sri Lankan Silver Bracelet with Applied Work

                                              Sri Lanka
                                              18th-19th century

                                              internal diameter: 3.9cm-4.5cm, external length at widest point: 8.5cm, weight: 97g

                                              Provenance

                                              UK art market

                                              6139

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                                                Colonial Silver-Mounted Coconut Cup

                                                probably Colonial Sri Lanka
                                                18th century

                                                height: 12cm, diameter: 11cm weight: 167g

                                                Provenance

                                                UK art market

                                                4717

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                                                  Sri Lankan Standing Brass Image of the Buddhist Protector Upulvan (Vishnu)

                                                  Sri Lanka
                                                  19th century

                                                  height: 40.3cm

                                                  Provenance

                                                  UK art market

                                                  5938

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                                                    Sri Lankan Pierced Silver & Gilt Bracelet set with Zircons & an Amethyst

                                                    Coastal regions, Sri Lanka
                                                    circa 1920

                                                    width of face: 3.7cm, internal diameter: 5.1cm, weight: 37.4g

                                                    Provenance

                                                    Art Market, Scotland

                                                    4401

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                                                      Very Fine Chased Silver Parasol or Cane Handle

                                                      Sri Lanka
                                                      19th century

                                                      length of silverwork: 21.5cm, overall weight: 140g

                                                      Provenance

                                                      UK art market

                                                      6119

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                                                        Elegant & Early Sri Lankan Bracelet

                                                        Sri Lanka
                                                        18th-19th century

                                                        internal diameter at widest point: 5.9cm, external diameter: 8cm, weight: 54g

                                                        Provenance

                                                        UK art market

                                                        4089

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                                                          Porcelain Snuff Bottle with Silver Mounts

                                                          Sri Lanka
                                                          18th-19th century

                                                          height: 5.3cm, diameter: 4.3cm

                                                          Provenance

                                                          private collection, London.

                                                          4618

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                                                            Colonial Calamander Wood Document Box with Fine Silver Mounts

                                                            Sri Lanka
                                                            18th century

                                                            length: 24.5cm, height: 11cm, depth: 18cm

                                                            Provenance

                                                            UK art market

                                                            2869

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                                                              Colonial Sri Lankan Carved Ebony Box

                                                              Galle, Sri Lanka
                                                              circa 1830

                                                              length: 28cm, depth: 20.5cm, height: 13.5cm

                                                              Provenance

                                                              UK art market; most probably has been in the UK since colonial times.

                                                              3616

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                                                                Tortoiseshell Box with Fitted Compartments & Gilded Mounts

                                                                Galle District, Sri Lanka
                                                                circa 1870

                                                                length: 19cm, depth: 14.3cm, height: 7cm, weight: 608g

                                                                Provenance

                                                                UK art market

                                                                3024

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                                                                  Sri Lankan Polychrome Pottery Tile

                                                                  Kandy, Sri Lanka
                                                                  1800-1850

                                                                  diameter: 27cm

                                                                  Provenance

                                                                  UK art market

                                                                  5607

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                                                                    Fine, Sri Lankan Silver Bracelet

                                                                    Sri Lanka
                                                                    19th century

                                                                    Internal diameter: 5.7cm, width at widest point: 2cm, weight: 49.6g

                                                                    Provenance

                                                                    UK art market

                                                                    4245

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                                                                      Sri Lankan Chased, Oblong Silver Box

                                                                      Kandy, Sri Lanka
                                                                      circa 1900

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

                                                                      Provenance

                                                                      UK art market

                                                                      1591

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                                                                        Colonial Sri Lankan Settee

                                                                        Galle District, Sri Lanka
                                                                        circa 1840

                                                                        length: 135cm, height: 80cm, depth: 61cm

                                                                        Provenance

                                                                        from a collection in southern England.

                                                                        5416

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                                                                          Sri Lankan Brass Model of a Kandyan Noble

                                                                          Sri Lanka
                                                                          19th century

                                                                          height: 26cm, weight: 1,364g

                                                                          Provenance

                                                                          UK art market

                                                                          2727

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                                                                            Sri Lankan Silver ‘Moonstone’ Dish

                                                                            Kandy, Sri Lanka
                                                                            circa 1920

                                                                            diameter: 20.8cm, weight: 262g

                                                                            Provenance

                                                                            UK art market

                                                                            1010

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                                                                              Sri Lankan Tortoiseshell Betel Box with Engraved, Parcel-gilt Silver Mounts

                                                                              Sri Lanka
                                                                              late 18th century

                                                                              length: 16cm, width: 12cm, height: 5.2cm, weight: 305g

                                                                              Provenance

                                                                              UK art market

                                                                              1656

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                                                                                Finely Carved Sri Lankan Eight-Sided Ebony Measure or Staff

                                                                                Sri Lanka
                                                                                17th-18th century

                                                                                length: 41cm, diameter: 2.8cm

                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                UK art market

                                                                                1712

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                                                                                  Massive Dutch Colonial Sri Lankan Ebony-Inlaid Teak Document Box

                                                                                  Dutch Colonial Sri Lanka
                                                                                  late 17th-18th century

                                                                                  length: 72cm, depth: 51cm, height: 15.5cm

                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                  The Lairds of Blair, Blair Castle, Scotland.

                                                                                  960

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                                                                                    Large Ceremonial Brass Tazza (Dalumura Tatuva)

                                                                                    Sri Lanka
                                                                                    19th century

                                                                                    height: 25cm, diameter: 31.2cm, weight: 3.78kg

                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                    UK art market

                                                                                    4577

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                                                                                      Unusually Large Chased Silver Christian Cross

                                                                                      Sri Lanka
                                                                                      19th-early 20th century

                                                                                      height: 11.8cm, width: 6.6cm, weight: 39g

                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                      2364

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                                                                                        Indian or Sri Lankan Long-Spouted Brass Temple Oil Ewer

                                                                                        Sri Lanka or South India
                                                                                        18th-19th century

                                                                                        height: 40cm, weight: 1,988g

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                                                                                        UK art market

                                                                                        3173

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                                                                                          Sri Lankan Carved Ebony Box

                                                                                          Galle, Sri Lanka
                                                                                          circa 1800

                                                                                          height: 10.3cm, length: 27.3cm, depth: 19cm

                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                          UK art market

                                                                                          2694

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                                                                                            Sri Lankan Silver Brooch set with Matara ‘Diamonds’ & Coral

                                                                                            Southern Coastal Regions, Sri Lanka
                                                                                            circa 1900

                                                                                            length: 6cm, width: 3.8cm, weight: 19g

                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                            UK art market

                                                                                            2695

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                                                                                              Sri Lankan ‘Star Burst’ Brooch set with Matara ‘Diamonds’

                                                                                              Southern Coast, Sri Lanka
                                                                                              circa 1900

                                                                                              dimensions: 7cm x 7cm, weight: 29g

                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                              UK art market