New Items for July 2020

Scroll down to see more than 30 new additions to our stock for July.

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Included are items from India, Sri Lanka, Burma, China, Tibet, Mongolia, Malaysia, Thailand, Central Asia, Dutch Colonial, Indo-Portuguese, Indonesia, Nigeria, Morocco & Congo.

All items are for sale.

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6507

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Monumental Silver-Inlaid Bidri Flask & Stopper (Surahi)

Bidar, Deccan, India
late 18th century

height: 45cm, weight: width: 22cm, weight: approximately 6kg

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European art market

6504

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Cendrawasih Bay Ancestor Figure (Korwar)

Cendrawasih Bay, Western Irian Jaya (New Guinea), Indonesia
19th century

height: 25cm, width 10.5cm, depth: 11cm, weight: 420g

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Estate of the collector Prof. Dr. Christian Eggers (1938-2020), Germany.

6503

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Rare, Monumental, Dutch Colonial Batavian Parcel-Gilt Silver Platter or Salver

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

diameter: 46cm, weight: 2,122g

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European art market

6508

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Large, Rare, Central Asian Gilded Silver Koranic Amulet Case set with Banded Agate, Spinels & Coral

Emirate of Bukhara (today, Uzbekistan)
19th century

length: 107cm, width: 31cm, weight: 3,216g

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private collection, Greece/UK

5436

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Balinese, Early & Finely-Carved Image of Mother Brayut & her Children

Bali, Indonesia
1930s

height: 27.5cm, width: 16.5cm, weight: 1,205g

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private collection, Italy.

6492

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Very Rare & Early Yoruba Shango Priest’s Costume with Leather & Mirrors

Yoruba People, Nigeria
circa 1850

length: 96.5cm, width: 54.5cm (approximately)

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Provenance

found in the attic of a house in northern England where it is believed to have been stored undisturbed since at least the 1930s.

6493

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Rare & Early Yoruba Shango Shrine Leather Bag (Laba)

Yoruba People, Nigeria
circa 1850

width: 49.5cm

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found in the attic of a house in northern England where it is believed to have been stored undisturbed since at least the 1930s.

6384

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Superb Mongolian Silver Presentation Sword with Lapis Lazuli, Coral & Turquoise

Mongolia or China
circa 1870

length: 100.5cm, weight: 1,740g

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private English collection

5995

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Unusual Vaisnava (Vishnu) Copper Vessel

Karnataka or Andhra Pradesh, India
18th century

height: 17.5cm, width: 24cm, weight: 984g

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UK art market

6431

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Indian Gilded, Enamelled Silver Lion Dagger Hilt or Staff Handle Inlaid with Rubies

Northern India
18th century

height: 9.8cm, weight: 102g (without stand)

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UK art market

5923

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Thai Gilded & Engraved Bronze Candlestick

Thailand, or Nearby
19th century

height: 26.5cm, width: 20.5cm, weight: 2,233g

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UK art market

6502

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Very Unusual Pair of Copper & Brass Chinese Water Pipes Disguised as Vases

China
19th century

height: 15.5cm, width: 6.5cm, combined weight: 568g

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UK art market

6509

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Large & Spectacular Indian Silver & Turquoise Amulet Necklace with Suspended Indian Coins (Chandan Har)

India, probably Rajasthan
circa 1940

length: 75cm, width of talisman holder: 18cm, weight: 1,928g

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UK art market

5969

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Burmese Bronze Rice-Noodle Maker

Burma
19th century

height: 15.4cm, width: 22.5cm, depth: 11.4cm, weight: 2,410g

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European art market

6455

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Indian Pierced Silver Perfume Box

Northern India
18th century

width: 12cm, height: 9.5cm, depth: 9.4cm, weight: 398g

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UK art market

6293

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Tibetan Nomad’s Silver-Mounted Knife & Scabbard with Turquoise & Coral & Leather Strap

Khampa, Western Tibet
19th century

length (excluding strap): 26cm, weight: 196g

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Provenance

from the collection of Sir Christopher Ondaatje, UK.

6360

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Rare Indo-Portuguese Colonial Crocodile Tooth Snuff Flask in the form of a Mestiza Woman, with Engraved Silver Mounts

Indo-Portuguese, possibly Goa, India
late 17th century

height: 9cm, weight: 40g

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UK art market

6475

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Moroccan Silver Bracelet with Enamel & Niello (Azbeg)

Berber People, Central Anti-Atlas, Morocco
19th-20th century

width (widest): 9cm, weight: 81g

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European art market

6397

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Indian Silver Pierced Crown, probably for a Deity

India
early 20th century

width: 21.5cm, height: 17cm, weight: 159g

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Provenance

private collection

4883

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Ceremonial Iban Textile Pua

Iban Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
circa 1900

length: 254.5cm, width: 132cm

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UK art market

6478

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Moroccan Pair of Silver Fibulae (Tisernas)

Berber People, Morocco
19th-20th century

length (each): 16.1cm, width (each): 11.1cm, combined weight: 162g

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European art market

6240

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Fine, Malay Sword (Klewang) with Horn Hilt & Silver Mounts

Malay Peninsula or Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century

length: 72.5cm, weight: 854g

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Provenance

private collection, England.

6487

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Burmese Pierced & Repoussed Silver Bowl, Moulmein-Style

Burma, possibly Moulmein
circa 1890

height: 10.6cm, width: 17cm, weight: 519g

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UK art market

6500

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Moroccan Polychrome Terracotta Inkwell

Fes, Morocco
mid-20th century

height: 9.7cm, diameter: 12.2cm, weight: 614g

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UK art market

6137

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Sumatran Minangkabau Cast Brass Money Box

Minangkabau people, Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century

length: 21.4cm, height: 15.5cm, depth: 13cm, weight: 2089g

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UK art market

6499

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Moroccan Terracotta Inkwell

Fes, Morocco
mid-20th century

height: 10.3cm, weight: 291g

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UK art market

6454

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Fine, Sri Lankan Silver Box Decorated with Bherunda Motifs

Kandy, Sri Lanka
circa 1890

length: 21.2cm, width: 10.5cm, height: 8.5cm, weight: 530g

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Provenance

UK art market

4225

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Congo Cast-Brass Hairpins

Congo, probably Kuba people.
19th-20th century

21cm & 16.8cm

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Provenance

Private collection, London.

5393

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Parsi (Parsee) Cream Sari with Pallav & Embroidered Border (Kor Pallav No Garo)

Parsi (Parsee) community of Bombay, India.
early 20th century

length: 451cm, width: 114cm

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Provenance

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

6469

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Moroccan Pair of Silver Fibulae (Tisernas)

Berber People, Morocco
19th-20th century

width (each): 10.1cm, length: 19.2cm, combined weight: 173g

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Provenance

European art market

Fine, Selected Items still Available from Past Catalogues

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

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private collection, UK

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

4683

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Large Terracotta Makara & Naga Stair-Head or Roof Tile Finial

Thailand
Sukhothai Period, 14th-15th century

height: 51cm, length: 26cm, width: 14cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK

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.

1108

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Carved Tsonga Bowl attributed to Muhlati

Tsonga, Mozambique
late 19th century

height: 38cm, width: 18cm

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UK art market.

2611

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South Indian Gold Emerald & Ruby-Set Temple Ear Ornaments

South India
18th-19th century

lengths: 8cm & 8.3cm, combined weight: 53

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private collection, UK

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

3870

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Pair of Carved Wooden Male & Female Bulul Rice Divinity Figures

Ifugao People, Northern Luzon, Philippines
19th century

heights: 51cm & 49cm

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Provenance

private European collection.

1554

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Batavian Silver Filigree Paan Box

Dutch East Indies (Batavia), or possibly India (Goa)
17th century

length: 12cm, width: 10.5cm, height: 6.1cm, weight: 601g

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Provenance

Christie's London; a Spanish/Portuguese collection prior to that.

5922

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Four Engraved Engraved Silver-Clad Bedstead Charpoy Legs

Northern India
19th century

heights: 32.5cm diameters at base: 13cm

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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

2025

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Superb Three-Piece Indian Silver Tea Set

Kutch or Karachi, India
circa 1900

height of teapot: 16.3cm, width of teapot: 22cm, weight of teapot: 684g, combined weight: 1,613g

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UK art market

1432

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Inscribed Bronze Lamp with Aristocratic Patron Devotee Figures

Nepal
Shah Period, dated Samvat 986 (1830)

length: 35cm, width: 22cm, height: 27cm, weight: 3,652g

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UK art market.

6215

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Pair of Indian Painted Fans Converted to Fire Guards

Nossam, Andhra Pradesh, India
dated 1886

width: 35cm, overall height: 42cm, height of fans: 31.3cm

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private collection, UK

2931

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Colonial Indian Trichinopoly Silver 24-Piece Cutlery Set

Trichinopoly, South India & London
circa 1870

length of knife: 22cm, length of fork: 18cm, typical weight of one fork: 63g, typical weight of one knife: 73g, length of box: 31.5cm, width of box: 26.4cm, thickness of box: 7.7cm

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from an important, private UK collection.

3042

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Carved Indian Black Stone Vaishnavite Pediment

Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh, India
10th-11th century

width: 38cm, height: 14.5cm

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UK art market

6026

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Ottoman Balkans or Armenian 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

1813

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Large, Chinese-Export Carved Mother-of-Pearl Snuff Box Depicting Napoleon’s Tomb, with Silver Mounts

Canton, China
circa 1820

diameter: 9.2cm, thickness: 3cm, weight: 277g

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UK art market

6334

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Colonial Philippines’ Carved Wooden Saint’s Head

Philippines
18th century

height without stand: 21cm, height with stand: 25.7cm

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UK art market