New Items for April 2020

Showcased here are almost 30 new additions to our stock for April.

Included are items from India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tibet, China, Mongolia, Malaysia, the Straits Chinese communities, Burma, Indonesia, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Morocco & Zanzibar.

All items are for sale.

Click on the links below to see more details and images of each piece. Most entries include video footage to show the relative size of each object too.

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6428

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Rare Moroccan Gold, Enamel, Coral & Baroque Pearl Necklace with a Single, Massive 150-carat Emerald

Tetouan, Morocco
17th or early 18th century

approximate circumference: 54cm, weight: 119g

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UK art market

6423

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Red-Stained Indian Gold Bracelet set with Rubies

Madras, India
circa 1850

external diameter across: 7.4cm, internal diameter: 4.3cm, weight: 41.6g

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UK art market

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

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Provenance

private collection

6418

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Fine, Omani Hide Shield with Silver Mounts

Southern Oman/Zanzibar
19th century

diameter: 24.8cm, height of central dome: 13cm

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UK art market

6377

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Rare Straits Chinese Table Screen with fine Nonya Beadwork & Embroidered Panels

Straits Chinese Community, Malay Straits Settlements, probably Penang
circa 1910

length (unfolded): 95cm, height: 71.7cm

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private collection, UK

6407

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Rare Zanzibar or Lamu Gold & Silver Dish

Zanzibar or Lamu Islands, East Africa
18th-19th century

diameter: 17.8cm, height of rim: 0.9cm, weight: 418g

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UK art market

6412

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Victorian-Era Display of Ancient Chinese Coins & Tokens

China
19th century

dimensions of frame: 58cm x 37.8cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK; the coins are believed to have been collected in China in the 1870s

6450

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Mongolian Silver & Jade Vase or Brushpot

Mongolia
19th century

height: 21cm, weight: 551g

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UK art market

6417

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Unusual Enamelled, Pierced, Chinese Export Silver Bowl by Wang Hing, with Original Glass Liner

Guangdong (Canton) & Hong Kong, China
circa 1880

diameter: 12.5cm, height: 5.5cm, weight (without glass): 128g, weight (with glass): 366g

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UK art market

6408

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Chinese Eighteen-Bead Rosary-Bracelet of Carved Jade, Pearls, Tourmaline & Gilded Silver in Original Box

China
late 19th century or early 20th century (late Qing Dynasty)

diameter of bracelet component: 8cm, length of rosary: 22.5cm, weight: 55g, diameter of box: 12.5cm, height of box: 4cm

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UK art market

6426

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Unusual Straits Chinese (Baba-Nonya) Embroidered & Couched Wedding Slippers

Straits Chinese (Baba-Nonya) communities, Straits Settlements, Malaysia or Singapore
early 20th century

lengths: 23cm

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UK art market

6380

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Burmese Pair of Silver Male & Female Kinnara Dancers

Burma
circa 1890

heights: 17cm, combined weights: 579g

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UK art market

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Tibetan Wooden Chhaang Beer Ewer with Silver, Gilt, Gilded Copper & Brass Mounts with Turquoise

Tibet
18th-19th century

height: 39.8cm, width to handle: 21cm, weight: 1,852g

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private collection, UK

5111

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Bedouin Solid Silver Child’s Bangle

Bedouin People, Saudi Arabia
19th-early 20th century

outer width at widest point: 6.5cm, inner width: 4.4cm, weight: 90g

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UK art market

6366

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

Sulu Islands, Southern Philippines
early 20th century

length: 64cm, weight: 957g

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private collection, UK

6403

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Export Indian Dyed Cotton Prayer Cloth (Jainamaz)

Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
circa 1850

91cm x 133cm

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UK art market

6376

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Straits Chinese Silk Embroidered Panel

Commissioned for the Straits Chinese Market; Southern China or Straits Settlements
late 19th century

length: 112cm, height: 54cm

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UK art market

6387

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Chin Woman’s Woven Silk Tube Skirt (Hni Tial)

Hakha Chin People, Chin State, Western Burma (Myanmar)
circa 1950

118cm x 69cm

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6274

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Indian Inscribed Parcel-Gilt Dove-Shaped Silver Opium-Water Vessel (Chuski)

Deccan or Northern India
17th-18th century

height: 15.2cm, weight: 562g

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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

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UK art market

6398

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Javanese Chased Silver Spittoon

Java, Indonesia, probably Peranakan
circa 1920

height: 10.3cm, diameter: 10.4cm, weight: 198g

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private collection, UK; acquired by the previous owner's family in Indonesia in the first half of the 20th century.

6328

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Tibetan Buddhist Human Bone, Coral & Silver Rosary Beads (Sin-‘phen)

Tibet
18th-19th century

circumference of main bead strand: 56cm, weight: 66g

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private collection, London, UK.

4668

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Dayak Mandau or Parang Ilang Sword

Iban Dayak People, Saribas Region, Borneo, Sarawak, Malaysia
late 19th century

length: 65cm, weight: 536g

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UK art market

6441

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Burmese Gilt & Mirrored Glass Lacquered Betel Box (Kun It)

Burma
19th century

height: 11.4cm, diameter: 13.2cm

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private collection, England.

6386

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Burmese Royal Silk Achiek Cloth Sutra Cover

Burma (Myanmar)
19th century

70cm x 78cm

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Fine, Selected Items still Available from Past Catalogues

6066

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Indian Silver Coin Necklace

India
early 20th century (coins dated 1878 and 1915)

length: 50cm, weight: 81g

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UK art market

6203

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Tekke Parcel-Gilt, Pierced, Pectoral Ornament (Dagdan) inset with Carnelians

Teke People, Afghanistan
19th century

length: 25cm, width: 15cm, weight: 239g

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UK art market

2777

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Tibetan or Himalayan Silver & Copper Tea Pot

Tibet or Himalayan India
19th century

length: 31.5cm, width: 23.5cm, weight: 1,058g

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Scottish art market

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Indian Chalukyan-Style Durga Bronze

Deccan, India
circa 12th century

height: 12cm

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Provenance

UK art market.

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Mughal or Deccan Silver Plate (Thali)

Mughal or Deccan India
early 18th century

diameter: 21.2 cm, weight: 242g

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UK art market

4450

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Large, Lacquered Wooden Buddha

Mandalay, Burma
circa 1850

height: 67.5cm, width: 59cm, depth: 34cm

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UK art market

4541

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Champleve Enamelled & Gilded Bronze Stupa with Jataka Tales

China
Ming Dynasty, circa 15th century

height: 20.2cm, width: 10cm, weight: 1,254g

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Provenance

private collection of Maurice Collis (1889-1973); thereafter by descent.

2219

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Yoruba Carved Wooden Divination Bowl

Yoruba People, Nigeria
18th-19th century or earlier

height: 14.2cm, diameter: 19cm

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private collection, UK.

4947

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Large, Splendid Silver Anklet (Milna Payal)

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
19th century

approximate diameter: 13cm, weight: 467g

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Christie's New York; Formerly in the collection of the late Paul Walter; most probably acquired by Walter in London.

5928

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Unusually Tall Ottoman Woman’s Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Wooden Stilted Clogs (Qabqab)

Ottoman Turkey
19th or early 20th century

height to top of toe strap: 30cm, lengths: 22.8cm, widths: 18cm

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UK art market

4732

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Fine Burlwood Tsampa Box with Silver Filigree Mounts & Lapis Lazuli, Coral & Turquoise

Mongolia
19th century

diameter: 14cm, height: 8.5cm, weight: 483g

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UK art market

2013

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Indian Silver Presentation Salver Chased & Repoussed in High Relief, for the Prince of Wales Grenadiers

Bombay, India
1903-1906

diameter: 32.3cm, weight: 1,108g

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UK art market.

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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

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UK art market