New Items for April 2019

Showcased here are fifty additions to our stock for April.

Included are items from the Straits Chinese & Malay communities, India, Indonesia, Oman, Yemen, Colonial Portuguese, Malaysia, Burma & Ottoman Turkey. All items are for sale.

Click on the links below to see more details, video footage, and images of each piece.

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Do also visit our blogs – several new blogs are added each week on museum visits, exhibition openings & book launches.

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5931

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Silver Bidri Talismanic or Magic Bowl with Koranic Verses (Abkhwura)

Deccan, India
18th century

diameter: 13cm, height: 5.4cm, weight: 514g

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UK art market

5898

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Indian Cast Bronze Chakra Wheel

Southwest India, probably Jain Community
18th century

height: 18.8cm, width: 9.5cm, depth: 5.3cm, weight: 262g

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UK art market

5924

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Rare Carved Ivory Mortar

Tonkin (Northern Vietnam) or Southern China
17th century

height: 11cm, diameter: 8.2cm, weight: 370g

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private collection, England.

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

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Provenance

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

5927

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Persian Signed, Fine, Chased, Tinned Copper Bowl Decorated with Tracts from the Ghazals of Hafez

Persia (Iran)
19th century

diameter: 19cm, height: 12.3cm weight: 1,354g

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UK art market

5897

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Malay Inscribed Brass Grain Measure (Gantang)

Malay People, Brunei
dated 1299 AH (1881/82 AD)

height: 18cm, diameter: 18.5cm, width: 23cm, weight: 2,306g

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UK art market

5918

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Gilded Silver Groom’s or Deity’s Tiara (Taj)

Northern India
circa 1780

height: 11.2cm, approximate diameter: 18cm, weight: 184g

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UK art market

5712

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Fine Indian, Double-Sided Temple Fan Embellished with Fluorescent Beetle Wings

India
19th century

length of fan face: 33cm, width of fan face: 29.5cm, length of handle: 39.3cm

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UK art market

5916

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Pair of Indian Diamond, Ruby & Pearl Gold Earrings

Northern India
1880-1920

lengths: 7cm, combined weights: 15.28g

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UK art market

5905

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Straits Chinese Gilded & Lacquered Carved Wooden Offering Stand & Box & Pewter Tray (Chanab)

Used by the Straits Chinese (Babas/Nonyas) of the Straits Settlements of Penang, Malacca & Singapore & also the Peranakan Chinese of Indonesia. Possibly made in Southern China for this export market.
circa 1900

height: 40cm, length: 35.6cm, width: 11.8cm

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UK art market

5320

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Pair of Straits Chinese Embroidered Silk Damask Wedding Lantern Covers

Straits Chinese, Straits Settlements (Singapore, Penang, Malacca)
circa 1910

width of each cover: 62cm, length: 52cm

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Acquired by a colonial administrator in the early 20th century, and has been in England since.

5322

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Straits Chinese Groom’s Double-Sided, Finely Embroidered Blue Wedding Sash

Straits Chinese, Straits Settlements (Singapore, Penang, Malacca)
late 19th or early 20th century

length: 197cm, width: 6.5cm

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Acquired by a colonial administrator in the early 20th century, and has been in England since.

5323

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Unusual Straits Chinese Double-Sided Groom’s Wedding Sash End Embroidered with a Kangaroo

Straits Chinese, Straits Settlements (Singapore, Penang, Malacca)
late 19th or early 20th century

length: 24cm, width: 6.5cm (13cm when folded out)

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estate of a colonial administrator, thence be descent

5305

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Straits Chinese Beaded Panel

Straits Chinese, Straits Settlements
circa 1900

length: 25.5cm, width: 10.5cm

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Acquired by a colonial administrator in the early 20th century, and has been in England since.

5906

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Rare Peranakan or Straits Chinese Beaded Pouch

Peranakan Community, Straits Settlements or Sumatra, Indonesia
late 19th century

length (not including tassels): 19cm, width: 10.3cm

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private collection, England

5907

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Peranakan or Straits Chinese Beaded Case

Peranakan People, Straits Settlements or Sumatra, Indonesia
late 19th century

length: 14cm, width: 8.7cm

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private collection, England

5908

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Peranakan Lady’s Beaded Purse

Peranakan People, Straits Settlements or West Sumatra, Indonesia
circa 1920

width when opened out: 14.5cm, length: 10cm

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private collection, England

5319

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Finely Embroidered Straits Chinese Silk Wedding Valance

Straits Chinese, Straits Settlements (Singapore, Penang, Malacca)
circa 1900

wdith: 175cm, length (including tassel hangings): 103cm

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Provenance

Acquired by a colonial administrator in the early 20th century, and has been in England since.

5316

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Finely Embroidered Straits Chinese Silk Wedding Valance

Straits Chinese, Straits Settlements (Singapore, Penang, Malacca)
circa 1900

width: 95cm, length; 58cm

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Provenance

Acquired by a colonial administrator in the early 20th century, and has been in England since.

5915

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Indian Gold Ring set with Rubies & a Diamond

South India
19th century

diameter of bezel: 1.5cm, weight: 8.01g, ring size: 6 (US), L/M (UK)

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UK art market

5263

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Bedouin Face Veil (Burqua) Decorated with Coral & Silver Coins

Bedouin People, Yemen
first half of the 20th century

length: 37.5cm, width: 14.3cm

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UK art market

5921

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Omani Silver Talismanic-Islamic Inscribed Torque Necklace

Sur, Oman
early 20th century

width across: 3.5cm, depth: 15cm, weight: 81g

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UK art market

5874

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South Indian Gold Marriage Pendant Tali

South India
19th century

height: 3.5cm, weight: 6.05g

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private collection, England

5940

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Exceptional Pair of Igbo Man’s Cast Brass Wrist Guards or Cuff Bracelets

Igbo People, South-central and South-eastern Nigeria
probably 19th century

heights: 17cm, diameters: 10.7cm, combined weights: 1,150g

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UK art market

5483

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Malay Princely Quail Trap (Jebak Puyuh)

Malay People, Malaysia, probably Terengganu
early to mid-20th century

length: 30.8cm, height: 31cm, depth: 26cm

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Provenance

UK art market

5746

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Ottoman Chased & Repoussed Silver Hammam Bowl

Ottoman Turkey
Abdulhamid II period, 1876-1909

diameter: 18.5cm, height: 5.3cm, weight: 266g

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UK art market

5558

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Three-Piece Palm Leaf Scribe’s Silver-Inlaid Steel Writing Set

Sri Lanka
19th century

overall length: 27cm, combined weight: 85g

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UK art market

5841

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Silver & Gold Necklace with Amulet Boxes & Coral Beads (Hunkun)

Oman, probably Nizwa
19th century

width of cross-bar: 20.8cm, length of necklace as worn: 33cm, weight: 808g

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Provenance

UK art market

5842

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Omani Silver Amulet Box (Hirz) with Applied Gold Plaques & Maria Theresa Thaler Coin Necklace

Nizwa, Oman
19th-early 20th century

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Provenance

UK art market

5850

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Indian Silver Toe Ring Set (Bichhua or Phulri)

India, probably Gujarat or Rajasthan
early 20th century

length: 15cm (approx.), weight: 96g

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UK art market

5811

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Ottoman Coral-inset Gilded Mirror

Ottoman Turkey
18th & 19th century

length: 25.4cm, width: 11.5cm, weight: 311g

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UK art market

1818

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Rare Oil Painting of an Ivory Carver, by Burma’s Ba Lwin

Ba Lwin (1928-89), Burma
20th century

59.5cm x 49.5cm (without frame)

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private collection, London.

5152

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Burmese Promotional Watercolour of Mandalay’s Pointing Buddha, for the Rangoon Medical Hall

Burma
early 20th century or earlier

65cm x 50cm (without frame)

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UK art market

5901

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Jain Five-Jina Bronze

Jain Community, India
circa 15th century

height with stand: 14.2cm, height without stand: 12.1cm, width: 6.6cm, depth: 2.3cm, weight without stand: 260g

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UK art market

5899

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Silver-Inlaid Jain Bronze of Ambika & Child

Jain Community, Western India
16th-17th century

height: 8.5cm, width: 6.1cm, depth: 4.2cm, weight: 257g

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private collection, UK

5900

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Gilded Indian Bronze Image of Durga

Western India
17th-18th century

height: 7.7cm, width: 5.5cm, depth: 3cm, weight: 145g

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UK art market

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

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Provenance

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

5912

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Flexible Indian Silver Chain Necklace (Kamardani)

Karnataka, India
19th century

length: 50.5cm, weight: 269g

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Provenance

UK art market

5870

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Unusually Fine & Flexible Indian Silver Chain Necklace (Kamardani)

Karnataka, India
19th century

length: 82cm, weight: 200g

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Provenance

private collection, UK

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

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Provenance

Art Market, Scotland

5314

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Malay Woman’s Purse of Embroidered Teket Panels

Malay People, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia
circa 1920

length: 14.5cm, height: 9.5cm

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Provenance

from the estate of an English colonial administrator who was based in Malaya in the 1920s, thence by descent

5824

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Nyishi Woven Rattan Hat

Nyishi People, Arunachal Pradesh, India
circa 1920

length: 27cm, height: 11.5cm, width: 14.8cm

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Provenance

private collection, England

5825

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Naga Woven Rattan Hat

Naga People, Arunachal Pradesh & Assam, India
circa 1920

length: 28.5cm, width: 22cm, height: 10.3cm

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private collection, England

5460

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Burmese Gilded, Lacquered Manuscript Box & Stand, possibly intended for a Koran

Burma
19th century

length: 51cm, height: 33.5cm, depth: 32cm

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UK art market

5872

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Unusual Indian Silver Bracelet (Gajre)

India, probably Rajasthan or Gujarat
19th century

internal diameter: 4.6cm, height: 3cm, weight: 107g

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Provenance

private collection, England

5853

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Omani Part-Gilded Silver Ring (al-Hysa)

Nizwa, Oman
early 20th century

bezel: 2cm x 2cm, weight: 10.74g, ring size: 8 3/4 (US) & R/S (UK)

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Provenance

private collection, London

5415

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Sumatran Minangkabau-Acehnese Wooden Shield with Brass Mounts (Peurise)

West Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century

diameter: 24cm

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Provenance

UK art market

3642

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Malay Carved Wooden Box inset with Bone

Malay People, Malay Peninsula
early 20th century

length: 23cm, height: 9cm, depth: 13.4cm

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Provenance

from the estate of an English administrator who served in Malaya in the 1920s, thence by descent.

4730

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Yemeni Silver Bead & Coral Necklace with Amulet Box (Hirz)

Yemen
early 20th century

total length: 62cm, weight: 155g

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Provenance

UK art market

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2940

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Fijian Throwing Club (I Ula Tavatava)

Fiji
18th-early 19th century

length: 42cm

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Provenance

UK art market; private UK collection.

4032

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Carved Coco-de-Mer Sufi Mendicant’s ‘Begging’ Bowl (Kashkul)

Northern India or Iran (Persia)
18th century

length: 28cm, width: 13cm, height: 10.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market.

4053

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Noble’s Fine, Silver Tea Pot

Tibet
19th century

height: 31.5cm, width: 27cm, weight: 1,191g

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Provenance

UK art market

3570

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Thai Official’s Ivory Seal

Thailand
19th century (dated 1878)

height: 9cm, diameter: 4.9cm

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Provenance

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

4054

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Silver-Gilt Tibetan-Style Ritual Wine Ewer Cups & Tray

China or Overseas Chinese Communities
late 19th century

height of ewer: 24cm, width of ewer: 15cm, length of tray: 30.2cm, width of tray: 21.5cm, height of cups, 4cm, diameter of cups: 3.7cm, weight: 1,027g

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Provenance

UK art market.