New Items for August 2020

Scroll down to see 30 new additions to our stock for August.

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Included are items from India, China/Tibet, Mongolia, Indo-Portuguese, Japan, Dutch Colonial East Indies & India, Indonesia, Armenia, Andaman Islands, Maori (New Zealand), Aboriginal (Australia), Mongo (Congo), Oman, Yemen, Ethiopia, Egypt & Aztec (Mexico).  All items are for sale.

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6526

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Rare Armenian Silver Filigree, Enamelled & Gilt Box set with Emeralds, Pearls & Garnets

Armenian People, Ottoman Anatolia, Ottoman Empire
18th century

length: 12cm, height: 9.1cm, depth: 6.7cm, weight: 526g

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Provenance

UK art market; French import marks

6495

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Ethiopian Noble Warrior’s Lion Mane Brocaded Cape & Crown with Gilded Silver Mounts (Lamd & Anfarro)

Ethiopia
circa 1900 or earlier

cape's length: 97cm; crown's width: 19cm

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Provenance

Scottish 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

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UK art market

6513

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Early Colonial Indian Pierced & Chased Silver Scissors Case

South India
circa 1700

length: 11.2cm, width: 5.2cm, depth: 1cm, weight: 34g

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Provenance

Private collection, UK; previously Christie's London, 1998; and with Spink, London, prior to that.

6521

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Andaman Islands Man’s Dance Regalia

Andaman Islands, possibly from the Jarawa Tribe, South Andaman
circa 1900

indicative length of headdress (band & tassels): 49cm

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Provenance

private collection, London. UK; previously, Charles Wilfred Hext (b.1880-1919)

4115

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Exceptional Collection of 18 Aztec Black-Clay, Tubular, Ear Plugs or Spools

Aztec Civilisation, Capilco, Mexico
14th-15th century

diameter: 2.1cm (smallest), 3.1cm (biggest)

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Provenance

UK art market, prior to that Madrid, Spain from before 1974

6539

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Chinese Tibetan-Style Monk’s Cap Cloisonne Ewer (Duomuhu)

China
late 19th century

height: 51.9cm, weight: 4,846g

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UK art market

6540

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Indian Enamelled Gold, Pierced Floral Pendant set with Carved Emeralds & Diamonds

Mysore or Jaipur, India
18th-19th century

height: 5cm (including the pearl), width: 3.2cm, weight: 18.68g

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UK art market

6518

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Unusual Yemeni Silver Collar Necklace

Bedouin People, Yemen
early 20th century

diameter of collar: 11cm, length of pendants: 12.3cm, weight: 516g

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Provenance

UK art market

6520

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Rare Lacquered Namban Chest with Brass Mounts & Inlaid with Shagreen & Mother-of Pearl

Japan
circa 1600

length: 49.5cm, depth: 34cm, height: 26.5cm

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Provenance

UK private collection

6341

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Fine, Hindu Pilgrim’s Silver Krishna & Radha Amulet Pendant Necklace (Chhedi ka Jantar)

Rajasthan, India
19th-early 20th century

total length of necklace: 60cm, dimensions of amulet: 4.5cm x 6cm, overall weight: 187g

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UK art market

6537

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Batak Divination Folding Book (Pustaha)

Batak People, North Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century

length: approximately 204cm, width: 5.9cm, depth: 4.4cm, weight: 62g

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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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Provenance

UK art market

6451

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Unusually Large Mongolian Silver & Burlwood Eating Bowl

Mongolia or Tibet
19th century

diameter: 8.1cm, height: 8.6cm, weight: 488g

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Provenance

UK art market

6488

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Pair of Palestinian Woman’s Silver Bracelets (Saba’ Wiyat or Sleitat Fadda)

Palestinian People, Sinai (Egypt), Hebron (Palestine)
circa 1900

width across: 4cm, internal diameter: 5.8-6.2cm (adjustable), combined weight: 162g

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Provenance

UK art market

6522

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Maori Greywacke Club (Patu Onewa)

Maori People, New Zealand
18th century

length: 37.2cm, width: 9.4cm, weight: 1,109g

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Provenance

private collection, London, UK; prior to that, Christie's Paris, December 2003.

6529

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Superb, Early Aboriginal Spear Thrower (Woomera)

Aboriginal People, Western Australia, probably the Western Kimberleys Region
19th century

height: 62.5cm, width: 8cm, weight: 288g

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Provenance

UK art market

6523

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Mongo Woven Woman’s Buttock Shield

Mongo People, Congo
early 20th century

length: approximately 98cm, width of pompom: 12cm, weight: 292g

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Provenance

private collection, London, UK.

6533

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Mughal Silver Opium Water Flask (Chuski)

Northern India
19th century

height: 14.3cm, weight: 251g

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Provenance

UK art market

6461

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Colonial Indian Fine, Engraved Silver Goblet

Lucknow, India
circa 1880

diameter: 7.1cm, height: 14.9cm, weight: 204g

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Provenance

UK art market

4009

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Omani Parcel-Gilt Silver Headdress with Ear Ornaments

Oman
early 20th century

length: 72cm, weight: 335g

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Provenance

UK art market

6345

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Hindu Pilgrim’s Silver Krishna Amulet Pendant Necklace (Chhedi ka Jantar)

Rajasthan, India
19th century

dimension of amulet: 6.2m x 6.3cm, weight: 122g

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UK art market

5552

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Yemeni Silver and Coral Bead Necklace

Yemen
early 20th century

circumference: approx. 45cm, weight: 125g

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Provenance

UK art market

5428

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Omani Silver Headdress with Red Bead & Other Temporals

Oman
circa 1930

length: 101cm, weight: 507g

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Provenance

UK art market

5504

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Indian Gold Ring set with White Sapphires, Garnets & Rubies

India
18th century & later

weight: 13.35g, ring size: M (UK), 6.25 (US)

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Provenance

UK art market

6534

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North Indian Parcel-Gilt Silver Syringe Pichkari for Holi

North India
18th-19th century

length: 14.5cm, width: 6.8cm, weight: 113g

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UK art market

6346

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Hindu Pilgrim’s Silver Ganesh Amulet Pendant (Chhedi ka Jantar)

Rajasthan, India
19th-early 20th century

dimensions (excluding the spherical dangles): 6.5cm x 6.7cm, weight: 94g

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UK art market

6342

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Hindu Pilgrim’s Silver Amulet Pendant Necklace (Chhedi ka Jantar)

Rajasthan, India
19th-early 20th century

dimension of amulet: 6.8cm x 7cm, weight: 129g

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UK art market

6343

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Hindu Pilgrim’s Silver Amulet Pendant Necklace (Chhedi ka Jantar)

Rajasthan, India
19th-early 20th century

dimension of amulet: 5cm x 5.5cm, weight: 51g

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Provenance

UK art market

Fine, Selected Items still Available from Past Catalogues

5655

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Rare, Early Chinese Images of Jesus & Mary on Silver, after Pierre Goret

China or Chinese artisans in the Philippines
circa 1700

heights: 20.8cm, widths: 16.3cm, combined weight: 371g

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Provenance

art market, London.

3221

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Inscribed Lao-Thai Bronze Seated Buddha

Northern Thailand/Laos
16th century

height: 48.5cm

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Provenance

collected in the 1950s by Professor Bengt Hager (1916-2011) and Lilavati Devi (c. 1925-2002) of Sweden; thence by descent.

6113

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Colonial Vizagapatam Ivory-Inlaid Portable Writing Box

Vizagapatam, India
1720-30

width: 43.6cm, depth: 34cm, height: 11.4cm

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Provenance

private collection, London.

5993

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Large, Rare Ottoman Embroidered Ceremonial Metal-Thread & Purple Velvet Circular Sinni Tray or Table Cover (Sofra Bezi)

Ottoman Turkey, probably Istanbul
18th-19th century

diameter: 84cm

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Provenance

UK art market

918

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Ottoman Silver Khanjar with Watered Steel Blade

Ottoman Turkey
18th century

length: 55cm, weight: 622g

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UK art market

1323

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Massive Tibetan Silver Prayer Wheel (‘Khor)

Tibet
18th-19th century

length: of wheel and handle: 106cm, diameter of wheel: 19cm, thickness of wheel drum: 9cm

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Provenance

formerly in the collection of Henry Brownrigg, London.

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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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Provenance

UK art market

5541

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Colonial Indian Sandalwood Jewel Box with Engraved Silver Mounts

South India, probably Coromandel Coast
17th-18th century

length: 15.8cm height: 8.8cm, depth: 10.5cm, weight: 481g

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UK art market

6109

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Rare, Cast Brass Ritual Gajja Singha & Lotus Salagrama Stand for Holding an Ammonite Fossil

Orissa, India
19th century

height: 35.5cm, width: 28cm, diameter of tray: 17.4cm, weight: 3,347g

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UK art market

5416

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Sri Lankan Brass Model of a Kandyan Noble

Sri Lanka
19th century

height: 26cm, weight: 1,364g

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UK art market

2651

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Burmese Gilded & Lacquered Manuscript Box & Stand (Sadaik)

Burma
circa 1850

length: 83cm, height: 38cm, depth: 39cm

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UK art market

4943

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Vishnu & Consorts in Brass & Bronze (Ganga-Jumna)

Tanjore region, Tamil Nadu, South India
18th-19th century

heights: 12.5cm & 10.5cm

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Provenance

Christie's New York; Collection of Paul Walter; acquired in London.

2725

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Pair of Inscribed Mughal Silver Rosewater Sprinklers

Northern India
early 19th century

height: 30cm, combined weight: 815g

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UK art market