New Items for July-August 2019

Showcased here are almost 50 additions to our stock for July/August.

(The next catalogue will not be published until September).

Included are items from India, Sri Lanka, Tibet, Nepal, Burma, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, the Ottoman Empire, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Liberia, Angola & Nigeria.

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.

HIGH RESOLUTION versions of all images on this website can be accessed by double-clicking each image.

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

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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 4cm x 3.2cm, enamelled plaque: weight: 137g

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private collection, UK

6049

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Large Silver & Gilt Filigree Bowl Presented to Prime Minister Harold Wilson by Emperor Haile Selassie

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
circa 1968

diameter: 38.3cm, height: 9.2cm, weight: 2,229g

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Presented to Prime Minister Harold Wilson of the United Kingdom by Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia; from the estate of Lady Wilson, the former Prime Minister's wife.

6056

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Indian Silver Column Lamp with Hamsa Finial Presented & Inscribed to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

India
20th century

height: 43cm, diameter of base: 14.3cm, weight: 522g

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Provenance

Given to Mr Barry Williams, police bodyguard to Prime Minister Thatcher by Dennis Thatcher, the Prime Minister's husband.

6089

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Katawaz Gilded Silver & Glass Trade Bead Ear Ornaments

Katawaz People, Katawaz Basin, Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Area
19th century

heights: 11.5cm, widths: 7.4cm, combined weight: 155g

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Provenance

UK art market

6115

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Painting of Maharaja Bhim Singh of Jodphur

Jodphur. Rajasthan, northern India
circa 1795

34.7cm x 25cm

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acquired in India in the 1920s by an English colonel in the Indian army; then by descent - London private collection

6125

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Tibetan Ritual Pendant Engraved Brass ‘Mirror’ (Melong)

Tibet
circa 15th century

height including loop: 16cm, diameter of mirror: 14.4cm, weight: 188g

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Provenance

private collection, London, UK.

6063

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Nepalese Ceremonial Necklace Ornament set with Semi-Precious Stones

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
circa 18th century

length: 12cm, height: 7.8cm, weight: 76g

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UK art market

6062

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Nepalese Belt Clasp set with Semi-Precious Stones

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
18th-19th century

length: 17.3cm, height: 6.3cm, weight: 101g

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UK art market

6064

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Pair of Nepalese Ear Ornaments for a Religious Image set with Semi-Precious Stones

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
18th-19th century

each is 4.2cm x 4.2cm, combined weight: 54.8g

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UK art market

6124

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Tibetan Buddhist Ivory, Human Bone, Turquoise & Agate Rosary Beads (Sin-‘phen)

Tibet
18th century

circumference of main bead strand: 62cm, weight: 145g

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Provenance

private collection, London, UK.

6047

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Massive, Silver-clad Indian Temple Image of Lord Venkateswara

Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
1850-1920

height: 128cm, width: 88cm, thickness: 4.2cm

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private collection, England.

5312

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Pair of Yellow Satin Malay Wedding Bed Bolster Covers each with a Pair Bolster-End Tekat Panels with Gold Thread

Malay People, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia
circa 1920

length of each bolster when filled: 100cm, diameter of each tekat panel: 15cm

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Provenance

collected by Alwyn Sidney Haynes (1878-1963), and thence by descent. Haynes was a colonial administrator in Malaya and the Straits Settlements between 1901 and 1934. He held many posts including Acting British Resident, Pahang (1924); British Resident, Perak (1925); British Advisor, Kedah (1925); British Advisor, Kelantan (1930); and Acting Colonial Administrator, Straits Settlements (1933), after which he retired and returned to England, and lived near Stratford-upon-Avon, and then in Leamington Spa. Haynes loaned some of the items he collected in Malaya to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford in 1939. He was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1950.

6114

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Chinese Cloisonne & Gilt Vase Decorated with Taotie Motifs

China
18th-early 19th century

height: 23.3cm, weight: 946g

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Provenance

acquired by the previous owner's father at Christie's London in the 1990s

4696

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Rare Indian Brass Ritual Water Pot (Lota) Engraved with Christian Biblical Scenes

India
19th century

height: 15cm, diameter: 16.5cm, weight: 867g

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Provenance

private London collection; acquired by the previous owner from Christie's London.

5848

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Rare Toma Mask with Articulated Jaw (Landai)

Toma People, Liberia & Guinea
19th-early 20th century

height: 43cm, width: 15.4cm, depth: 14cm

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Provenance

private collection, Scotland

5528

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Three Indian Brass Kohl Containers

India
19th century

lengths: 7.5cm-14.6cm

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Provenance

UK art market

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Life-Sized Mandalay Gilded & Lacquered Wooden Standing Buddha

Mandalay, Northern Burma
19th century

height (without stand): 149.5cm, height (with stand): 169cm, width: 65cm, depth: 25cm

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UK art market

5909

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Cast Brass Shadow Puppet (Wayang) Theatre Lamp (Blencong)

Central or East Java, Indonesia
late 18th-19th century

height: 54.5cm, depth: 42cm, width: 56.5cm

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Provenance

private collection, Southern England

5873

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Three Indian Silver Pendant Amulet Containers

India
19th century

lengths: 4.5cm - 6cm, combined weight: 102g

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private collection, England.

4444

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Kashmiri Double-Sided, Gold-Sprinkled Page from the Shahnameh with Chapter Heading

Kashmir, India
16th century

28cm x 17cm

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private collection, London.

6070

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Five Pairs of Ottoman Knives & Forks Inscribed ‘Sarajevo 1880’

Sarajevo, Ottoman Balkans
dated 1880

lengths of knives: 17.3cm, lengths of forks: 16.6cm

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UK art market

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

6107

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Fine & Large Silver Filigree Tray or Platter

probably India
18th-early 19th century

diameter: 27.5cm, height: 4cm, weight: 573g

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UK art market

6026

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Ottoman Balkans Gilded Belt Buckle set with Coral & Turquoise

Ottoman Balkans
18th-19th century

length: 21cm, height: 9cm, weight: 343g

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UK art market

6050

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Malaysian Silver & Gold Bowl Presented to Prime Minister Harold Wilson

Malaysia, probably Kelantan
1960s-early 1970s

diameter: 25.5cm, height: 13cm, weight: 493g

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Provenance

Presented to Prime Minister Harold Wilson of the United Kingdom; from the estate of Lady Wilson, the former Prime Minister's wife.

6043

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Large, Impressive, Early Indian Copper Water Pot

Northern India
circa 16th century

height: 41cm, diameter: 26cm, weight: 3,837g

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UK art market

6046

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Heavy Indian Silver Bowl

Lucknow, India
circa 1910

diameter: 23cm, height: 17.4cm, height: weight: 1,548g

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UK art market

6073

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Tang Dynasty Parcel-Gilt Silver Plaque in Early French Frame

China
Tang Dynasty, circa 8th century

length of silver: 16.4cm, width of silver: 3.7cm, length of frame: 41cm, height of frame: 26cm

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Provenance

UK art market; and marked as having been acquired in 'Pekin' (Beijing) in 1901.

5910

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Solid Silver Plate from the Dinner Service of Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie

Ethiopia or Europe
1930s-1960s

diameter: 21,5cm, weight: 408g

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UK art market

6054

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Shan Burmese Colonial Silver Goblet

Shan people, Burma
circa 1860

height: 20.6cm, diameter: 10cm, weight: 401g

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UK art market

6045

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Lacquered, Gilded Offering Vessel (Hsun-ok)

Southern Shan States, Burma
circa 1920

height: 63.5cm, diameter: 29.8cm

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UK art market

6057

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Indian Woman’s Kibla Compass Shaped as a Silver Niello Mango Pendant

South India
first half of the 19th century

length: 2.2cm, weight: 3.87g

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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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UK art market

6069

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Pair of Bhuta Cow Figures (Nandigona)

Karnataka, India
19th century

lengths; 21cm, heights: 11.6cm, combined weights: 2,244g

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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

6081

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Rare Ottoman Engraved Stamp for Talismanic Printing

Ottoman Balkans or Turkey
circa 18th century

height: 18.4cm, width: 14.5cm, weight: 705g

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Provenance

private collection, London, UK.

6082

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Rare Ottoman Engraved Stamp for Talismanic Printing, possibly of the Bektashi Order

Ottoman Balkans or Turkey
circa 18th century

diameter: 16cm, weight: 465g

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Provenance

private collection, London, UK.

6084

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Rare Ottoman Engraved Stamp for Talismanic Printing

Ottoman Balkans or Turkey
circa 18th century

13.1cm x 11cm, weight: 533g

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Provenance

private collection, London, UK.

6083

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Rare Ottoman Engraved Stamp for Talismanic Printing

Ottoman Balkans or Turkey
circa 18th century

length: 17.6cm, width 13.6cm, weight: 188g

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Provenance

private collection, London, UK.

6087

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Burmese Cast Brass Statue of a Courtly Dancer, signed by Maung Yai

Mandalay, Burma
early 20th century

height: 18cm width: 1ocm, weight: 587g

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UK art market

6090

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Burmese Lacquered & Carved Stone Buddha

Amarapura, northern Burma
18th century

height: 51cm, width: 30.5cm, depth: 18cm

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Provenance

from the estate of Sir David Tang, founder of the luxury fashion house Shanghai Tang

6091

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Eleven Indian Ivory Panels carved with Erotic Scenes

Rajasthan, India
late 19th century

each is approx. 7cm x 10cm to 8cm x 9.8cm

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Provenance

acquired in India in the 1920s by an English colonel in the Indian army; thence by descent - London private collection

5808

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Large Silver Ga’u Box set with Turquoise & Coral

Eastern Tibet, probably Labrang area
early 20th century

length: 15cm, height: 15.3cm, thickness: 2.8cm, weight: 254g

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Provenance

UK art market

6102

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Unusual South Indian Inscribed Bronze Ewer

South India, probably Andhra Pradesh
17th-18th century

height: 34.3cm, width: 25cm, depth: 14.5cm, weight: 2,623g

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UK art market

6103

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Rare Pair of Ibibio Nigerian Carved Wooden Masks

Ibibio People, southern Nigeria
early 20th century

heights: 28cm & 26cm

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Provenance

UK art market

4319

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Rare Yoruba Opele Oracle Chain

Yoruba People, Nigeria
circa early 20th century

approximately 118cm

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Provenance

Estate of Seward Kennedy, London

4517

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Ovimbundu Carved Wooden Sceptre

Ovimbundu People, Angola
19th century

height: 54cm

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UK art market

5588

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Indian Brass Lime Box for Betel

India
19th century

length: 8.5cm, width: 4.5c,. height: 4.3cm, weight: 177g

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Provenance

UK art market

Fine, Selected Items still Available from Past Catalogues

918

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Ottoman Silver Khanjar with Watered Steel Blade


18th century

length: 55cm, weight: 622g

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Provenance

UK art market

5893

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Tibetan Silver Tea Set

Tibet, probably Lhasa area
early 20th century

height with teacup: 20.2cm, diameter of base: 13.6cm, weight of silver: 406g

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Provenance

UK art market

4818

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Sulawesi Badek with Engraved Silver Mounts

Sulawesi, Indonesia
early 20th century

length: 28.5cm, weight: 290g

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

3815

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Lampung Woman’s Ceremonial Skirt (Tapis Jung Sarat)

Abung or Pubian Peoples, Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia
circa 1920

length: 115cm, width: 63cm (these are the dimensions for one side of the double-sided skirt)

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Provenance

Acquired in the UK, from the estate collection of Dr George Yuille Caldwell (1924-2016). Dr Caldwell, an English-born physician moved to Singapore in the 1950s, from where he built up a collection of Indonesian textiles and other ethnographica.

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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Provenance

UK art market

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Indo-Portuguese Solid Ivory Our Lady of the Conception

Goa, India
17th-18th century

height: 18cm (without stand); height: 21cm (with stand)

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Provenance

from a European private collection

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

4499

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Necklace of Rare Hollow Reeded Gold Beads

Pyu (present-day Burma)
5th-9th century

length of bead section: 18cm (36cm circumference), weight: 29g

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Provenance

UK art market; private collection, London.