July 2021 Catalogue

We are delighted to present a curated collection of more than 40 items from our stock – each item has been chosen because we feel it has an edge; something unique that sets it apart. Each item is worthy of another look.

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5960

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    Rare Ottoman Turkey or Balkans Silver Cartridge Box for the Waist

    Ottoman Balkans
    early 19th century

    length: 19.3cm, height: 7.7cm, thickness: 4.2cm, weight: 261g

    Provenance

    UK art market

    1865

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      Fine Ifa Yoruba Divination Bowl

      Yoruba People, Nigeria
      circa 1920 or earlier

      height: 19cm, width at widest point: 24cm

      Provenance

      UK art market

      6518

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        Unusual Bedouin Saudi Silver Collar Necklace

        Bedouin people, Saudi Arabia and possibly Yemen,
        early 20th century

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

        Provenance

        UK art market

        6541

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          Spectacular & Large Pair of Mongolian Silver Ear Ornaments or Temporals with Green Malachite & Coral

          Khalkha People, Mongolia
          19th-early 20th century

          length: 32cm, combined weight: 312g

          Provenance

          private collection, Netherlands.

          6634

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            Nepalese Rana-era Silver-Gilt Medicine Spoon set with Semi-Precious Stones

            Nepal
            19th century

            length: 12cm, width: 3.3cm, weight: 27g

            Provenance

            UK art market

            4618

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              Colonial Calamander Wood Document Box with Fine Silver Mounts

              Sri Lanka
              18th century

              length: 24.5cm, height: 11cm, depth: 18cm

              Provenance

              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

                Provenance

                UK art market

                3024

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                  Sri Lankan Polychrome Pottery Tile

                  Kandy, Sri Lanka
                  1800-1850

                  diameter: 27cm

                  Provenance

                  UK art market

                  5217

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                    Two Mughal Engraved Gilded Silver Boxes inset with Tortoiseshell Panels

                    North India
                    circa 1740

                    length of largest box: 9.5cm, width: 8.8cm, height: 3.3cm, weight: 183g; length of smaller box: 7.5cm, width: 6.7cm, height: 1.8cm, weight: 98g

                    Provenance

                    Scottish art market

                    6389

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                      Rare, Indo-Portuguese Ceremonial Gilded Silver Filigree Flower Basket

                      Indo-Portuguese Goa, India
                      second half of the 17th century

                      height: 10.2cm, diameter: 6.6cm, weight: 136g

                      Provenance

                      previously in a private house, Bangkok, Thailand

                      6188

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                        Superb, Berber Carved Wooden Spindle Whorl

                        Berber People, Anti-Atlas, Morocco
                        19th century

                        diameter: 6.4cm, height: 2.1cm

                        Provenance

                        private collection, London, UK

                        6185

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                          Complete, Berber Carved Stone Musket Ball Mould

                          Berber People, Anti-Atlas, Morocco
                          18th-19th century

                          length: 6.6cm, width: 5.3cm, height: 4.2cm, weight: 334g

                          Provenance

                          private collection, London

                          6066

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                            Indian Silver Coin Necklace

                            India
                            early 20th century (coins dated 1878 and 1915)

                            length: 50cm, weight: 85g

                            Provenance

                            UK art market

                            6697

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                              Magnificent & Large Sri Lankan Cobra Demon (Maha Raksa) Dance Mask

                              Sinhala people, Coastal Sri Lanka
                              19th century

                              height: approximately 79cm (without stand), width: 62cm

                              Provenance

                              UK 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

                                Provenance

                                private collection, Greece/UK

                                4979

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                                  Pair of Indian Silver Flower-Form Ear Plugs

                                  India, probably Delhi
                                  19th century

                                  diameters: 3cm, combined weight: 13.49g

                                  Provenance

                                  Collection of the late Paul Walter, New York, probably acquired in London.

                                  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)

                                    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.

                                    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

                                      Provenance

                                      formerly in the collection of Henry Brownrigg, London.

                                      1981

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                                        Wooden Ifugao Ancestor Figure Ritual Wine Server

                                        Ifugao, Luzon, Northern Philippines
                                        early 20th century

                                        height: 35cm

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                                        Provenance

                                        UK art market

                                        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.

                                          6797

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                                            Paduang or Kayan Lahwi (Long-Necked) Woman’s Brass Neck Rings & Anklets

                                            Paduang or Kayan Lahwi People, Shan States, Eastern Burma
                                            19th-early 20th century

                                            height (of the longest neck ring): 13.2cm, width (of the wiodest neck ring): 18.3cm, width (of the arm rings): approximately 9cm, combined weight: 4,437g

                                            Provenance

                                            Private collection, UK; collected during colonial times.

                                            5152

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                                              Burmese Promotional Watercolour of Mandalay’s Pointing Buddha, for the Rangoon Medical Hall

                                              Burma
                                              early 20th century or earlier

                                              65cm x 50cm (without frame)

                                              Provenance

                                              UK art market

                                              6773

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                                                Exceptional, Early Tanimbar Ancestor Figure

                                                Tanimbar, Southeast Moluccas, Eastern Indonesia
                                                18th century

                                                height: 16.4cm, width: 5.4cm, depth: 4.5cm

                                                Provenance

                                                Private Collection, Northern England; acquired by the previous owners from an antiques fair, York, England, circa 1980

                                                6611

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                                                  Portuguese-Thai Lacquered Box with Braganza Cross Mother-of-Pearl & Glass Inlay

                                                  Thailand, probably Ayutthaya, & Portugal
                                                  17th-18th century

                                                  length: 26.6cm, depth: 14.8cm, height: 13.2cm, weight: 936g

                                                  Provenance

                                                  Portuguese art market

                                                  4666

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                                                    Silver-Gilt Belt Buckle with Polychrome Enamel & Filigree

                                                    Ottoman Turkey or regions, probably Armenian Community
                                                    18th century

                                                    length across: 16.2cm, height: 6.5cm, weight: 90g

                                                    Provenance

                                                    private collection, UK

                                                    6733

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                                                      Indian Silver-Mounted Saddle Water Flask

                                                      Rajasthan or the Deccan, India
                                                      19th century

                                                      height: 34.1cm, width: 33.5cm, depth: approximately 14cm, weight: 3,825g

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                                                      UK art market

                                                      4052

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                                                        Unusually Large, Silver Filigree Betel Box

                                                        Dutch East Indies, or possibly India
                                                        circa 1700

                                                        length: 22.3cm, width: 16cm, height: 10cm, weight: 1,675g

                                                        Provenance

                                                        Private London collection (estate)

                                                        2445

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                                                          Sino-Tibetan Cloisonné and Silver Eating Bowl

                                                          Chinese made for the Tibet Market
                                                          18th-19th century

                                                          height: 4.7cm, diameter: 11.5cm

                                                          Provenance

                                                          UK art market

                                                          4732

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                                                            Fine Burlwood Tsampa Box with Silver Filigree Mounts & Lapis Lazuli, Coral & Turquoise

                                                            Mongolia
                                                            19th century

                                                            diameter: 14cm, height: 8.5cm, weight: 483g

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                                                            UK art market

                                                            3507

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                                                              Cast Copper Bwa Do Cult Anklet

                                                              Bwa people, Burkino Faso
                                                              19th century

                                                              length: 20cm. width: 9.7cm, height with stand: 8cm

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                                                              UK art market

                                                              6423

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                                                                Indian Red-Stained Gold Bracelet set with Rubies

                                                                Madras, India
                                                                circa 1850

                                                                external diameter across: 7.4cm, internal diameter: 4.3cm, weight: 41.6g

                                                                Provenance

                                                                UK art market

                                                                3300

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                                                                  Fine Colonial Indian Teapot by Hamilton & Co.

                                                                  Calcutta, India
                                                                  circa 1830

                                                                  length: 29.5cm, height: 17.3cm, weight: 1,233g

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                                                                  Provenance

                                                                  UK art market

                                                                  4947

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                                                                    Large, Splendid Silver Anklet (Milna Payal)

                                                                    Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
                                                                    19th century

                                                                    approximate diameter: 13cm, weight: 467g

                                                                    Provenance

                                                                    Christie's New York; Formerly in the collection of the late Paul Walter; most probably acquired by Walter in London.

                                                                    5620

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                                                                      South Indian Toda Silver Woman’s Necklace

                                                                      Toda People, Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu, South India
                                                                      19th century

                                                                      total length (or circumference as worn): 50.5cm, weight: 175g

                                                                      Provenance

                                                                      Christie's, New York; private collection, UK.

                                                                      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

                                                                        Provenance

                                                                        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

                                                                          Provenance

                                                                          private collection, UK

                                                                          5627

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                                                                            Fine, Gold Marriage Pendant

                                                                            Tamil Nadu, South India
                                                                            19th century

                                                                            length: 5.1cm, weight: 5.86g

                                                                            Provenance

                                                                            private collection, UK.

                                                                            4658

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                                                                              Finely Carved South Indian Nut with Silver Mounts

                                                                              South India, probably Madras
                                                                              circa 1800

                                                                              length: 10.2cm, weight: 108g

                                                                              Provenance

                                                                              UK art market

                                                                              6775

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                                                                                Pair of Large, Indian, Princely, Parcel-Gilded & Enamelled Garuda Figures

                                                                                Rajasthan, India
                                                                                circa 1800

                                                                                heights (without stands): 23.8cm, width: 12.4cm, height (with stands): 32.5cm, combined weight: 2,475g

                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                German private collection, bought by the father of the previous owner in Germany in 1971 at the sale of a Rajasthan Maharaja's possessions

                                                                                3838

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                                                                                  Ceremonial Pua Borneo Textile

                                                                                  Iban Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo
                                                                                  circa 1920

                                                                                  length: 241cm, width: 155cm

                                                                                  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 mostly Borneo-related textiles and other ethnographica.

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                                                                                    Pair of Malay Bolster-End Tekat Panels with Gold Thread

                                                                                    Malay People, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia
                                                                                    19th century

                                                                                    approx. length of embroidered section of each: 21.3cm, height: 14.8cm

                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                    private collection, UK.

                                                                                    6768

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                                                                                      Large Indian Bhils Silver Amulet (Nama) with Bheru (Shiva)

                                                                                      Bhil People, Rajasthan or Gujarat, India
                                                                                      19th century

                                                                                      height (of amulet): 15cm, width: 11.3cm, weight: 184g

                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                      private collection, London, UK.

                                                                                      6642

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                                                                                        Superb Nigerian Ibibio Carved Wooden Mask

                                                                                        Ibibio People, Cross River & adjacent regions, Nigeria
                                                                                        19th-early 20th century

                                                                                        height: 31cm, width: 29cm, depth: 19cm, weight: 1,104g

                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                        UK art market