New Items for August 2021

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

Included are items from China, India, Tibet, Burma, Nepal, Colonial Dutch East Indies, Malaysia, New Guinea, Colonial Spanish Argentina, Fiji, Central Asia, Tanzania & Ethiopia.

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7030

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    Pair of Imperial Gilded Fingernail Guards set with Kingfisher Feathers, Belonging to Dowager Empress Cixi (慈禧)

    Beijing, China
    19th century

    length of each: 9.5cm

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    estate of Werner Forman (1921-2010); acquired in Beijing in the 1950s; Imperial Collection.

    7100

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      Indian Parcel-Gilt Silver Opium-Water Vessel (Chuski)

      Northern India of the Deccan
      18th century

      height: 11.5cm, weight: 224g

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      UK art market

      7118

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        Rare Pair of Bukharan Gold Ear Pendants (Kadjak) set with Pearls & Coloured Stones

        Bukhara, Uzkekistan (Central Asia)
        19th century-early 20th century

        length (including twisted silver wire): 14.6cm, combined weight: 32g

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        private collection, Germany.

        7114

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          Enamelled Gold Nine-Gem (Navaratna) Arm Band (Nauratan Bazuband)

          Delhi, India
          circa 1850

          total length: 42.3cm, width: 3.2cm, weight: 32g

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          UK art market

          7076

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            Fijian Carved Whalebone Necklace (Waseisei)

            Fiji
            early to mid 19th century

            length of whalebones: 6.5 - 9.3cm, circumference: approximately 62cm, weight: 285g

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            UK art market

            7018

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              Sumatran Minangkabau Brass Ewer (Kendi)

              Minangkabau People, Southern Highlands, Sumatra, Indonesia
              circa 1900

              height: 26.5cm, width: 20.5cm, depth: 10.8cm, weight: 1,733g

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              UK art market

              6852

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                Rare, Inscribed Dutch Colonial Batavian Silver Plate or Dish

                Batavia, Dutch East Indies (Modern-day Indonesia)
                circa 1680-1700

                diameter: 23.5cm, weight: 298g

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                UK art market

                7092

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                  Fine, Gourd Snuff Tobacco Container with Silver Mounts

                  Turkestan, Central Asia
                  19th century

                  length: 16.8cm, weight: 138g

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                  UK art market

                  7104

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                    Dayak Chieftain’s Large Ironwood & Rattan Bowl with Aso Figures

                    Kenyah or Kayan Dayak, Rajang River Basin, Borneo (Malaysia)
                    19th century

                    length: 82.5cm, height: 13.6cm, width: 48.1cm

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                    UK art market

                    7075

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                      Fine, Spanish Colonial Silver Horse Crop Handle

                      Argentina
                      19th century

                      length: 28.1cm, weight: 375g

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                      UK art market

                      6844

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                        Tibetan Silver Filigree Ga’u Box set with Turquoise, & a Bone Bead Necklace

                        Western Tibet
                        late 19th century

                        length (of ga'u box): 10.6cm, width: 6.6cm, depth: 2.1cm, circumference of necklace: 105cm, overall weight: 158g

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                        Scottish art market

                        6822

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                          Two Tibetan Miniature Engraved Silver Yak Butter Lamps, & a Tiny Brass Lamp

                          Tibet
                          19th century & earlier

                          height of the silver lamps: 8cm, height of the brass lamp: 3.9cm, combined weight: 151g

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                          Scottish art maret

                          6838

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                            Three Rare Tibetan Long Tobacco Pipes

                            Tibet
                            circa 18th century

                            length: 31.9cm, 42.6cm and 50.5cm respectively, combined weight: 810g

                            Provenance

                            Trevor Barton Collection of Pipes, London, UK.

                            6899

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                              Tibetan Woman’s Pouch or Purse (Baghu) with Silver Mounts & Turquoise

                              Tibet
                              19th century

                              width: 14.9cm, height (without strap): 10cm, weight: 270g

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                              UK art market

                              7032

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                                Parcel-Gilt Copper Shrine of Padmapani Lokeswara Shrine set with Coral

                                Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
                                circa 1850

                                height: 38cm, width: 28.4cm, depth: 14cm

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                                UK art market

                                7034

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                                  Large Repousse & Enamelled Silver Shiva Mask

                                  Maharashtra or Karnataka, India
                                  18th-19th century

                                  height: 43cm, width: 19.5cm, weight: 1,009g

                                  Provenance

                                  private collection, UK.

                                  7031

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                                    Burmese Gilded Lacquer Buddha Head

                                    Burma
                                    19th-20th century

                                    height: 29.7cm, width: 20cm, depth: 16cm

                                    Provenance

                                    J. & B. Harding, London, UK.

                                    7035

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                                      Unusual South Indian Terracotta Infant Krishna

                                      India
                                      19th century

                                      height (including stand): 38.5cm, weight: 2,962g

                                      Provenance

                                      UK art market

                                      7047

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                                        Balinese Large, Ritual Carved Wooden Sajen or Offering Bowl & Cover

                                        Bali, Indonesia
                                        circa 1920

                                        width: 42.6cm, height: 32cm

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                                        UK art market

                                        7050

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                                          Indian Brass Lingam Cover

                                          Maharashtra or Karnataka, India
                                          19th century

                                          height: 10.3cm, diameter: 9cm, weight: 449g

                                          Provenance

                                          acquired by the previous owner at Christie's New York, 'Indian and Southeast Asian Art', 19 September 2002, lot 135.

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                                            Rare Liao Dynasty Gilded Silver Belt or Horse-Harness Fitting

                                            North-eastern China & Inner Mongolia
                                            Liao Dynasty (10-12th century AD)

                                            length: 12.6cm, width: 5cm, depth: 1.2cm, weight: 60g

                                            Provenance

                                            Roger Keverne, London, UK.

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                                              Indian Brass Conical Lingam Cover

                                              Maharashtra or Karnataka, India
                                              18th-19th century

                                              height: 22.9cm, diameter: 12cm, weight: 807g

                                              Provenance

                                              acquired by the previous owner at Christie's New York, 'Indian and Southeast Asian Art', 19 September 2002, lot 135.

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                                                Batak Funerary Wooden Puppet (Si Gale-gale) Head

                                                Batak People, Lake Toba Region, North Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                circa 1930s

                                                height (including stand): 27.5cm, width (of head): 11cm, weight: 748g

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                                                UK art market

                                                7059

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                                                  Makonde Circumcision Helmet Mask (Lipico)

                                                  Makonde People, Tanzania
                                                  circa 1950s

                                                  height: 23cm, width: 19cm, depth: 24.2cm, weight: 570g

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                                                  UK art market

                                                  7069

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                                                    New Guinea Asmat Shell & Bead Nose Ornament

                                                    Asmat People, Irian Jaya, Indonesia (island of New Guinea)
                                                    early 20th century

                                                    width: 15.5cm, weight: 22g

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                                                    UK art market

                                                    7082

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                                                      Ethiopian Iron Hand Cross (Yaegg Masqal)

                                                      Ethiopia
                                                      circa 17th century

                                                      height: 23.5cm, width: 9.5cm, weight: 116g

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                                                      private collection, Scotland.

                                                      7083

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                                                        Ethiopian Brass & Pierced Hand Cross (Yaegg Masqal)

                                                        Ethiopia
                                                        19th century

                                                        height: 24.5cm, width: 9.1cm, weight: 160g

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                                                        private collection, Scotland.

                                                        7122

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                                                          Mandalay Marble Buddha & Stand

                                                          Mandalay, Upper Burma
                                                          18th century

                                                          height (including stand): 17.5cm, width: 10.7cm, weight: 1,084g

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                                                          UK art market

                                                          6905

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                                                            North Indian Silver Rosewater Sprinkler

                                                            Northern India
                                                            19th century

                                                            height: 31.1cm, width: 8.8cm, depth: 7cm, weight: 249g

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                                                            UK art market

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                                                            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.

                                                              6605

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                                                                Pair of Indian Parcel-Gilt Matthew Boulton-Style Silver Filigree Candle Vases

                                                                Made in India for the English Market
                                                                circa 1770

                                                                heights: 21.2cm, combined weight: 1,324g

                                                                Provenance

                                                                US 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

                                                                  Provenance

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

                                                                  4831

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                                                                    Unusual South Indian Silver Beaker

                                                                    Madras, India
                                                                    circa 1870

                                                                    height: 10.3cm, diameter: 9.5cm, weight: 342g

                                                                    Provenance

                                                                    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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                                                                      5443

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                                                                        Early, Carved Wooden Massim Sword Club or Lime Spatula

                                                                        Massim area, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea
                                                                        18th-19th century

                                                                        length: 62.5cm, width at widest point: 8cm

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                                                                        UK art market

                                                                        5759

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                                                                          Dayak Beaded Loin Cloth or Cache Sexe

                                                                          Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
                                                                          early 20th century

                                                                          27cm x 16.5cm

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                                                                          UK art market

                                                                          2600

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                                                                            Straits Chinese Lacquered & Gilded Ancestral Shrine Cabinet

                                                                            Southern China for the Straits Chinese Market
                                                                            circa 1900

                                                                            height: 43.5cm, width: 34.5cm, thickness: 15cm

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                                                                            UK art market

                                                                            5997

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                                                                              Large & Impressive Silver Belt with Carnelians & Coins

                                                                              Jewish-Yemeni silversmiths, Bedouin People, Saudi Arabia or Yemen
                                                                              early to mid-20th century

                                                                              approx. circumference: 70cm, height: 7.4cm, weight: 1,181g

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                                                                              UK art market

                                                                              5943

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                                                                                Maharaja’s Enamelled Heavy Gold Bracelet set with Rubies, Diamonds & an Emerald

                                                                                India, probably Hyderabad
                                                                                circa 1750 or earlier

                                                                                overall length: 17.5cm, dimensions of enamelled plaque: 4cm x 3.2cm, total weight: 137g, diameter as worn: approx. 6cm

                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                private collection, UK