New Items for December 2019

Showcased here are 29 new additions to our stock for December.

Included are items from China, Tibet, Indonesia, Burma, India, Sri Lanka, Gandharan Pakistan, the Colonial Dutch East Indies, Nepal, Malaysian Borneo, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Sudan/Egypt & Switzerland.

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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6233

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Monumental Chinese Export Silver Punch Bowl with Dragon Handles by Wang Hing

Maker: Wang Hing, Guangdong (Canton) & Hong Kong, China
circa 1890

width across handles: 40.5cm, height: 19cm, weight: 2,093g

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Provenance

from an important private collection, UK.

6243

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Rare & Large Pair of Chinese Export Silver Bowls by Wang Hing

Maker: Wang Hing, Guangdong (Canton) & Hong Kong, China
circa 1890

heights: 11cm, diameters: 24.5cm, weights: 1,083g & 1,087g

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Provenance

from an important private collection, UK.

6298

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Massive Cast & Engraved Sri Lankan Buddhist Temple (Vihara) Door Key

Kandy Region, Sri Lanka
19th century

length: 31cm, width: 10.8cm, weight: 1,335g

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from the collection of Sir Christopher Ondaatje, UK.

6260

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Batavian Silver Filigree Box & Cover

Dutch East Indies, Batavia or West Coast of Sumatra
circa 1700

diameter: 11cm, height: 4.7cm, weight: 223g

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Provenance

UK art market

6288

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Kutch Embroidered Bodice (Choli)

Cutchhi Bhanushali or Bansali People, Kutch, Gujarat, India
early 20th century

length: 92cm, width from sleeve to sleeve: 103cm

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UK art market

6212

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Saudi Fine & Unusual Pair of Silver Earrings

Saudi Arabia and possibly Oman
19th century

lengths: 8.5cm, combined weight: 20g

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Provenance

UK art market

6282

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Hellenistic-style Gandharan Terracotta Head

Gandhara Region, Present-day Pakistan
4th-5th century AD

height: 11cm, depth: 4.5cm, weight: 190g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

6283

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Hellenistic-style Gandharan Carved Schist Dish

Gandhara Region, Present-day Pakistan
circa 1st century BC - 1st century AD

width across: 12.2cm, thickness: 1.5cm, weight: 367g

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Provenance

private collection, London

6329

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Extremely Fine Tibetan Brass Double Vajra & Chorten Tokcha or Thokcha

Tibet
circa 16th century

height: 4.3cm, width: 4.2cm, weight: 18g

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Provenance

private collection, London; acquired in Nepal in the early 1970s

6272

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Indian Arab Silver-Clad Powder Flask

Indian-Arab; Gulf States & possibly Western India - Indian Ocean
circa early 18th century

length: 23.6cm, weight: 760g

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Provenance

UK art market

6255

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Balinese Wooden & Polychrome Figure of a Noble, Possibly Prince Panji

Bali, Indonesia
circa 1900-1920

height: 63.5cm, depth: 17.5cm

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UK art market

6292

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Inscribed Omani Silver Disk Necklace (Kirsh Kitab) Engraved with a Djinn

Oman
early 20th century

length of chains on each side: 30cm, diameter of disk: 8.2cm, total weight: 198g

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Provenance

UK art market

5846

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Five Chinese Enamelled Hanging Ornaments

China
circa 1850

lengths: 65cm-98cm

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Provenance

UK art market

5890

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Dayak Etched & Carved Bamboo Container

Iban (Dayak) People, Borneo, Sarawak, Malaysia
19th-early 20th century

length: 32.3cm, diameter: 4.2cm

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Provenance

formerly in the collection of Henry Brownrigg, author of 'Betel Cutters. from the Samuel Eilenberg Collection' (Thames & Hudson, 1992); acquired from Christie's South Kensington in 2010; in the collection of Trevor Barton prior to that.

6303

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Unusual Sri Lankan Cast Bronze Image of a Kneeling Buddhist Devotee

Sri Lanka
19th century

height: 8.6cm, weight: 418g

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Provenance

from the collection of Sir Christopher Ondaatje, UK.

6273

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Wooden & Iron Nepalese Ritual Dagger or Phurbu Carved with a Ban Jhankri Figure

Nepal
circa 18th century

length: 29.5cm, weight: 90g

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UK art market

6284

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Five Tibetan Gilded, Pierced Iron Belt Elements

Tibet
17th-18th century

each is approx. 13cm long and 2.3cm wide

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Provenance

private collection, London.

6170

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Large, Inscribed Sudanese High-Grade Silver Box

Omdurman, Sudan
dated 1936

height: 11cm, diameter: 11.2cm, weight: 415g

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Provenance

UK art market

6178

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Burmese Niello, Copper & Silver Short Sword with Silver & Copper-inlaid Blade (Dha-lwe)

Burma
circa 1920

length: 41cm, weight: 666g

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UK art market

5007

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Large Yemeni Silver Pendant (Barq or Lauh)

Bedouin People, Yemen
early 20th century

entire length with chain : 37cm, length of main plate: 17cm, width: 13.5cm, weight: 200g

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UK art market

5756

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Pair of Dayak White Brass Ear Ornaments

Dayak People, Borneo, Malaysia
early 20th century

diameter of largest main hoop: 5.5cm, combined weight: 133g

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

5937

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Pair of Dayak Solid Brass Pendant Ear Ornaments

Kenyah/Kayan Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
early 20th century

lengths: 7.3cm, combined weights: 396g

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Provenance

private collection, UK

6287

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Unusually Large Burmese Lacquered Betel Box

Burma
circa late 19th century

height: 25.4cm, diameter: 26.4cm

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UK art market

6269

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Saudi Woman’s Face Covering (Burqa)

Bedouin People, southern Saudi Arabia
mid-20th century

length: 33cm (including lower fringe), width: 17cm

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UK art market

1647

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Fine, South Indian Silver Bracelet

South India or Sri Lanka
19th century

external width: 9.8cm, internal width at widest point: 6.8cm, weight: 156g

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UK art market

4102

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Nubian Silver Pendant

Nubian People, Sudan & Southern Egypt, probably the Siwa Oasis
early 20th century

length: 30cm, width: 17cm, weight: 258g

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Provenance

UK art market

6319

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Nubian Fine, Silver Pendant

Nubian People, Sudan & Southern Egypt, probably the Siwa Oasis
early 20th century

length: 32cm, width: 12cm, weight: 172g

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UK art market

5149

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Large Swiss Gold & Silver Filigree Pendant Crucifix

Central Switzerland
19th century

length of crucifix pendant: 16.2cm, width: 7cm, weight: 47g

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Provenance

UK art market

Fine, Selected Items still Available from Past Catalogues

4871

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Rare Javanese Majapahit-Style Damascene Iron Double Putut Kris Blade with Maker’s Thumb Prints (Pichit)

Java, Indonesia
12th-15th century

length: 28.4cm, width at widest point: 7.2cm, weight: 150g

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Provenance

private collection, UK

4619

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Pair of Enamelled Silver Peacocks

Jaipur, India
circa 1870

heights: 17.3cm, lengths: 18cm, combined weight: 1,585g

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UK art market

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

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Provenance

private collection, UK

5180

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Gold Mounted Comb

Turkmen People, Central Asia
19th century

width: 9.6cm, height: 6.9cm, weight: 38g

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UK art market

5685

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South Indian Gold Spherical Pendant set with Rubies & Diamonds

South India, possibly Mysore
18th-19th century

diameter: 2.1cm, weight: 16.95g

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UK art market

5962

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Rare Dayak Brass Hornbill Bird-Shaped Betel Box with Inlaid Eyes

Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
19th century

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Provenance

formerly in the collection of Henry Brownrigg, author of 'Betel Cutters. from the Samuel Eilenberg Collection' (Thames & Hudson, 1992).

5982

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Balinese Gilt, Silver & Carved Ivory Kris

Bali, Indonesia
early 20th century

full length: 67cm, weight: 907g

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UK art market

2156

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Balinese Carved Wooden & Polychrome Figures of a Hindu Priest and his Assistant

Northern Bali, Indonesia
probably 19th century

height: 39cm & 45cm

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UK art market

5252

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Superb Pair of Silver Spiked Cuff Bracelets (Azbi n’Iquorrain)

Ait Atta Berber People, South-Eastern Morocco
early 20th century

external diameter: 13cm, internal diameter: 6.7cm, thickness: 3.7cm, combined weight: 1,116g

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UK art market

3539

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Yoruba Carved Wooden Figure of Queen Victoria

Yoruba, Nigeria
late 19th century

height: 32.5cm

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UK art market

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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Provenance

UK art market

5376

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Unusual Parsi Embroidered Silk Purse

Gujarat, Northern India
mid-20th century

length: 21.7cm, height: 15cm

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Provenance

from the family collection of a Parsi family based in northern England but originally from Bombay, India.

2746

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Rare Solomon Islands Ceremonial Child’s Dance Wand or Staff (Napa)

Santa Cruz, Solomon Islands
circa 1900

length: 75.5cm

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UK art market

5548

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Rare Vietnamese Silver Cup, Lid & Saucer

Vietnam
circa 1850

height of set: 10cm, diameter of saucer: 12.4cm, overall weight: 249g

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Provenance

UK art market

6074

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Indian Enamelled Gold Earrings with Diamonds, Rubies, Emeralds & Pearls

India
circa 1850

lengths: 5.5cm, combined weights: 12,53g

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UK art market

4597

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Bronze Seated Buddha or Disciple

Thailand
late 18th century

height: 42cm, width: 39cm, depth: 19.5cm

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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.