Our catalogue > Thailand & IndoChina

Antique items from Thailand, Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia are to be found here. Like these countries, the items mostly are Buddhist, or are utilitarian – often they relate to the consumption of betel.

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

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6388

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    Magnificent, Pierced, Chased, Miniature Silver Thai Manuscript (Dharma) Cabinet

    Thailand
    circa 1920

    height: 32cm, width: 20.5cm, depth: 14cm, weight: 1,729g

    Provenance

    private collection

    6623

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      Khmer-style Thai Silver Buddha

      North-Eastern Thailand
      circa 16th century

      height (without stand): 10.2cm, width: 7.4, weight (with stand): 302g

      Provenance

      UK art market

      3720

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        Cambodian Cast Bronze Temple Ritual Rice Ladle

        Cambodia
        Angkor Period (12th-13th century) & possibly later

        length: 30.5cm, weight: 316g

        Provenance

        UK art market

        5638

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          Rare Chinese Yixing Teapot with Vietnamese Pierced Silver Mounts

          Jiangsu, China & Vietnam
          19th century

          length: 20cm, height: 15cm

          Provenance

          UK art market

          3739

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            Rare Tai Shan Quilted, Woven & Embroidered Jacket

            Shan, Chin or Related People, Eastern Burma, Northern Thailand or Laos
            19th century

            length: 74cm, width: 56cm

            Provenance

            private collection, London; art market, Paris.

            6707

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              Hmong Silver Torque Necklace with Three ‘Soul Lock’ Pendants

              Hmong People, Northern Thailand, North-eastern Burma & Laos
              mid-20th century

              internal diameter: 16cm x 14cm, weight: 1,090g

              Provenance

              UK art market

              6374

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                Two Early Thai Bronze Betel Cups

                Tenasserim region, Thailand/Burma
                circa 14th-15th century

                height: 9cm and 4.6cm, combined weight: 349g

                Provenance

                private collection, London. Collected in Burma, in Tenasserim in 1933, by Maurice Collis (1889-1973). Collins entered the Indian Civil Service in 1911 & was posted to Burma in 1912. His postings included Sagaing & Arakan. He served as a district magistrate in Rangoon (1929-1930) and thereafter as Excise Commissioner. He returned to England in 1934 and wrote many books including on Burma.

                6373

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                  Early Thai Bronze Cosmetics or Medicinal Dish

                  Tenasserim region, Thailand/Burma
                  circa 14th-15th century

                  width: 8.6cm, weight: 103g

                  Provenance

                  private collection, London. Collected in Burma, in Tenasserim in 1933, by Maurice Collis (1889-1973). Collins entered the Indian Civil Service in 1911 & was posted to Burma in 1912. His postings included Sagaing & Arakan. He served as a district magistrate in Rangoon (1929-1930) and thereafter as Excise Commissioner. He returned to England in 1934 and wrote many books including on Burma.

                  6372

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                    Early Thai Bronze Taza or Betel Tray

                    Tenasserim region, Thailand/Burma
                    circa 14th-15th century

                    diameter: 17cm, height: 9.8cm, weight: 380g

                    Provenance

                    private collection, London. Collected in Burma, in Tenasserim in 1933, by Maurice Collis (1889-1973). Collins entered the Indian Civil Service in 1911 & was posted to Burma in 1912. His postings included Sagaing & Arakan. He served as a district magistrate in Rangoon (1929-1930) and thereafter as Excise Commissioner. He returned to England in 1934 and wrote many books including on Burma.

                    6611

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                      Portuguese-Thai Lacquered Box with Braganza Cross Mother-of-Pearl & Glass Inlay

                      Thailand, probably Ayutthaya, & Portugal
                      17th-18th century

                      length: 26.6cm, depth: 14.8cm, height: 13.2cm, weight: 936g

                      Provenance

                      Portuguese art market

                      6616

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                        Thai Silver-clad Buddha

                        Thailand
                        19th-early 20th century

                        height: 9.7cm, width: 9.4cm, depth: 4.6cm, weight: 188g

                        Provenance

                        UK art market

                        5444

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                          Thai or Cambodian Repoussed Silver Bowl

                          Thailand or Cambodia
                          19th-early 20th century

                          diameter: 22.3cm, height: 12.5cm, weight: 596g

                          Provenance

                          UK art market

                          6127

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                            Large, Cambodian Silver Hen-Shaped Betel Lime Box

                            Cambodia
                            circa 1920

                            length: 19.5cm, height: 20cm, weight: 611g

                            Provenance

                            UK art market

                            4689

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                              Three Thai Terracotta Votive Plaques

                              Ayutthaya, Thailand
                              16th-18th century

                              heights: 8.5cm, widths: 5.4cm-5.7cm

                              Provenance

                              private collection, London.

                              4683

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                                Large Terracotta Makara & Naga Stair-Head or Roof Tile Finial

                                Thailand
                                Sukhothai Period, 14th-15th century

                                height: 51cm, length: 26cm, width: 14cm

                                Provenance

                                private collection, UK

                                3893

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                                  Thai Pottery Pedestal Vase decorated with White Slipware & Red-ochre (Ban Chiang)

                                  Ban Chiang, Udon Thani Province, Thailand
                                  circa 300BC

                                  height: 18cm, diameter: 15.5cm, weight: 715g

                                  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 Southeast Asian collectibles.

                                  4693

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                                    Thai Terracotta Ribbed Jar with Brown Glaze

                                    North-Eastern Thailand
                                    14th-15th century

                                    diameter: 20cm, height: 18.3cm

                                    Provenance

                                    private collection, UK

                                    4686

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                                      Terracotta Makara Roof Tile Finial Fragment

                                      Thailand
                                      Sukhothai Period, 14th-15th century

                                      height: 30.5cm, length: 28cm, width: 17cm

                                      Provenance

                                      private collection, UK

                                      4593

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                                        Cast Bronze Seated Buddha

                                        Laos
                                        circa 15th century

                                        height: 37cm, width: 22.5cm, depth: 14cm

                                        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.

                                        4684

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                                          Terracotta Makara Roof Tile Finial Fragment

                                          Thailand
                                          Sukhothai Period, 14th-15th century

                                          height: 32cm, length: 18cm, width: width: 15.4cm

                                          Provenance

                                          private collection, UK

                                          4471

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                                            Bronze Spiral Ear Ornament or Stone Mason’s Plumb Weight with Lotus Bud Finials

                                            Cambodia
                                            circa 10th-12th century

                                            height: 6cm, weight: 164g

                                            Provenance

                                            private London collection

                                            4590

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                                              Gilded Cast Bronze Ava-Style Buddha

                                              Shan People, Eastern Burma
                                              17th century

                                              height: 30.8cm, width: 15cm

                                              Provenance

                                              private collection, UK.

                                              3339

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                                                Thai Gilded Bronze Buddha or Buddhist Attendant

                                                Thailand
                                                late 19th century

                                                height: 36cm, width: 30cm

                                                Provenance

                                                UK art market

                                                3704

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                                                  Cambodian Bayon-Style, Ritual Bronze Conch Shell & Stand

                                                  Cambodia
                                                  Angkor Period, 12th-13th century, & possibly later stand

                                                  length of conch: 27cm, height of stand: 8cm, diameter of stand: 14cm

                                                  Provenance

                                                  from a private collection, Hereford, England. Acquired by the previous owner from a private collection, Gloucestershire, England.

                                                  3008

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                                                    Thai Official’s Ivory Seal

                                                    Thailand
                                                    19th century

                                                    height: 9cm, diameter of base: 5.5cm

                                                    Provenance

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

                                                    3420

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                                                      Heavy Thai Niello Silver (Thom Ngoen) Bowl

                                                      Thailand
                                                      19th century-early 20th century

                                                      diameter: 15cm, height: 8cm, 447g

                                                      Provenance

                                                      UK art market

                                                      3437

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                                                        Thai Terracotta Buddhist Votive Tablet with Traces of Red Lacquer & Gilding

                                                        Thailand
                                                        18th or early 19th century

                                                        height: 9.3cm, width: 6cm

                                                        Provenance

                                                        UK art market

                                                        2373

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                                                          Laotian Silver & Wood ‘Pyramid’ Hairpin

                                                          Laos
                                                          late 19th-early 20th century

                                                          length: 22cm

                                                          Provenance

                                                          private collection, UK

                                                          2736

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                                                            Thai Betel-Chewing Stoneware Tukatha Figure

                                                            Ban Pa Yang, Si Satchanalai, Thailand
                                                            14th-16th century

                                                            height: 10.5cm

                                                            Provenance

                                                            UK art market

                                                            2737

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                                                              Thai Stoneware Betel-Chewing Tukatha Figure

                                                              Ban Pa Yang, Si Satchanalai, Thailand
                                                              14th-16th century

                                                              height: 9.8cm

                                                              Provenance

                                                              UK art market

                                                              2738

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                                                                Thai Earthenware Betel-Chewing Tukatha Figure

                                                                Ban Pa Yang, Si Satchanalai, Thailand
                                                                14th-16th century

                                                                height: 8.4cm

                                                                Provenance

                                                                UK art market

                                                                1804

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                                                                  Large Jorai Ironwood Ancestor Figure

                                                                  Jorai People, Central Highlands, Vietnam
                                                                  19th century

                                                                  height: 114cm

                                                                  Provenance

                                                                  Benneton Collection, France

                                                                  609

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                                                                    Khmer-Thai Earthenware Storage Jar

                                                                    North-Eastern Thailand
                                                                    circa 12th century

                                                                    height: 25cm; diameter at widest point: 23cm (approx.)

                                                                    Provenance

                                                                    UK art market

                                                                    1578

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                                                                      Two Si Satchanalai Terracotta Tile Finials

                                                                      Si Satchanalai, Thailand
                                                                      14th-15th century

                                                                      height: 21cm & 23.8cm; width: 16.5cm & 16.5cm

                                                                      Provenance

                                                                      UK art market

                                                                      2968

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                                                                        Thai Silver Votive Buddha

                                                                        Thailand
                                                                        19th century

                                                                        height: 17cm

                                                                        Provenance

                                                                        UK art market

                                                                        4507

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                                                                          Thai Gilded, Carved Wooden Reliquary

                                                                          Thailand
                                                                          19th century or early 20th century

                                                                          height: 52cm

                                                                          Provenance

                                                                          private collection, UK.