New Items for June 2019

Showcased here are almost 40 additions to our stock for June.

Included are items from India, Sri Lanka, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, China, Tibet, Korea, New Zealand, the Ottoman empire, Ivory Coast, Ghana & pre-Colombian Ecuador.

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

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6034

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Rare Andalusian-Moroccan Gold & Emerald Forehead Ornament (with a Brooch Conversion)

Northern Morocco
19th century or earlier

diameter: 5.5cm, weight: 25.31g

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UK art market

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

5614

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Unusual Cast & Engraved Bronze Horse Head, probably of the Deity Aiyanar

South India
18th-19th century

width: 32cm, height: 24.6cm, depth: 11cm

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UK art market

5993

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Large, Rare Ottoman Embroidered Ceremonial Metal-Thread & Purple Velvet Circular Sinni Tray or Table Cover (Sofra Bezi)

Ottoman Turkey, probably Istanbul
18th-19th century

diameter: 84cm

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UK art market

5903

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Korean Silver-Inlaid Iron Box with Sliding Lid

Korea
18th-19th century - Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)

length: 9cm, width: 5.5cm, height: 4.3cm, weight: 353g

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UK art market

5653

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Necklace of Manabi Terracotta Spindle Whorls

Pre-Colombian Manabi Culture, Ecuador
500BC-500AD

length: 68cm, weight: 104g

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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 superb collection of ethnographica.

4081

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Thai Gold & Silver Buddha

Thailand or Cambodia
19th century

height: 20cm, width: 10.5cm, depth: 4.7cm, weight: 405g

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private collection of a former ambassador to Southeast Asia

4942

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Pair of Enamelled Silver Fingernail Guards

China
19th century

lengths: 6.8cm combined weights: 13.23g

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UK art market

5491

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Fine, Burmese Lacquered Betel Box (Kun-it)

Pagan (Bagan), Burma (Myanmar)
1850-1900

height: 18.3cm, diameter: 22.2cm

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UK art market

6017

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Fine, Indian Chased Silver Waist Belt (Oddiyanam)

Andhra Pradesh or Tamil Nadu, India
19th century

diameter when closed: 18.3cm, circumference: 61cm, weight: 324g

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UK art market

6018

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Rajasthani Silver Bracelet

Rajasthan, India
19th-early 20th century

external diameter: 8.5cm, internal diameter: 5cm, thickness: 1.3cm, weight: 119g

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UK art market

5085

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Chinese Long Tortoiseshell & Gilded Silver Fingernail Guard

China
19th century

length: 10cm, weight: 7.3g

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UK art market

5878

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Indian Gold Pendant with Folk Hero Ramdevji

Rajasthan, India
19th or early 20th century

height: 2.7cm, width: 1.2cm, weight: 2.48g

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Provenance

private collection, England. Acquired in the 1970s.

4507

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Thai Gilded, Carved Wooden Reliquary

Thailand
19th century or early 20th century

height: 52cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

6010

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Bronze Temple Hanging Lamp with Elephants Lustrating Lakshmi (Gajalakshmi)

South India
18th-19th century

width: 18.2cm, height to the top of the aureole: 24cm, overall length with chain: 98cm, weight: 2,546g

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UK art market

4717

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Sri Lankan Standing Brass Image of the Buddhist Protector Upulvan (Vishnu)

Sri Lanka
19th century

height: 40.3cm

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UK art market

5590

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Borneo Cast Bronze Zoomorphic Ritual Kettle

Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo)
18th-19th century

length: 45cm height: 37.5cm, depth: 28cm

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UK art market

5742

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Pair of Gurunsi Bronze Bracelets

Gurunsi (Grunshi) People, northern Ghana & southern Burkina Faso
18th-19th century

width: 9.5cm, height: 9.3cm, combined weight: 684g

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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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UK art market

5917

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Indian Sufi Mendicant’s Elbow Rest with Concealed Dagger

central or northern India
19th century

height: 37cm, width: 23.3cm, weight: 1,255g

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UK art market

5961

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Tipu Sultan-Inspired Brass Indian Tiger Toy

India
19th century

length: 9.3cm, width: 5.9cm, height: 6cm

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UK art market

5973

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Maori Curved Nephrite Ear Ornament (Kapeu)

Maori People, New Zealand
early 20th century

length: 15.2cm, weight: 38.19g

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UK art market

5967

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Maori Hei-Tiki Nephrite Pendant

Maori People, New Zealand
early 20th century

height: 5.8cm, width: 3.1cm, weight: 26g

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UK art market

5997

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Large & Impressive Bedouin Silver Belt with Carnelians & Coins

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

6005

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Miniature Brass Shaivaite Altar

Maharashtra, India
18th-19th century

height: 5.9cm, depth: 5cm, width: 4cm, weight: 90g

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UK art market

6008

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Indian Sri Yantri Tantric Plaque

Rajasthan, India
18th-19th century

diameter: 7.5cm, weight: 36g

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UK art market

2679

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Large Burmese Lacquered Betel Box (Kun-it)

Pagan (Bagan), Burma (Myanmar)
early 20th century

height: 22.9cm, diameter: 25cm

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private collection, UK

6006

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Highly-Worn Bronze Vishnu

India
circa 14th century

height: 7.6cm

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UK art market

6015

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Colonial Indian Silver Mug by Hamilton & Co.

Calcutta, India
circa 1850

height: 12.5cm, diameter of mouth: 8cm, weight: 242g

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Provenance

UK art market

6022

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Lombok Carved Horn Parrot Hilt

Lombok, Eastern Indonesia
19th century

height: 16.3cm, weight: 222g

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Provenance

private collection, England.

6037

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Framed Burmese Embroidered Buddha’s Foot Print

Burma
late 19th or early 20th century

55cm x 75cm (unframed; 68cm x 88cm (framed)

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UK art market

2699

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Burmese Gilded Shwezawa-work Lacquered Betel Box (Kun-it)

Burma (Myanmar), probably Pagan (Bagan)
circa 1960s

height: 22.4cm, diameter: 23cm

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private collection, UK

6042

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Large Ottoman Bronze Mortar

Caucasus, Armenia or Ottoman Turkey
circa 16th-17th century

height: 9.4cm, diameter: 14.4cm, weight: 1,497g

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UK art market

5944

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Ottoman Silver Coffee Pot with Coral

Ottoman empire, probably Algeria
19th century

height: 17.3cm, weight: 302g

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UK art market

5914

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Rare Malay-Riau Chased Pedestal Bowl with Wayang Figures & Hearts

Riau, Indonesia
early 20th century

height: 15.3cm, diameter: 19.4cm,weight: 250g

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private collection, UK

5769

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Dayak Carved Wooden Stopper

Dayak People, Borneo, Malaysia
19th century

height (without stand): 10.8cm

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Private collection, UK

4624

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Cast Brass Senufo Ring

Senufo People, Ivory Coast
19th or early 20th century

weight: 19.6g, ring size: 10.75 (US), V/V (UK)

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Provenance

UK art market

Fine, Selected Items from Past Catalogues

5916

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Pair of Indian Diamond, Ruby & Pearl Gold Earrings

Northern India
1880-1920

lengths: 7cm, combined weights: 15.28g

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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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UK art market

3604

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Indian Stained Ivory Pehlwani Wrestlers

Northern India, probably Rajasthan
circa 1750

height: 8.8cm

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UK art market

917

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Ottoman Silver-gilt Khanjar with Watered Steel Blade

Ottoman Turkey
circa 1900

length: 56cm, weight: 906g

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UK art market

2829

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Philippines Silver-Inlaid Brass Wedding Vessel (Gadur)

Moro People, Mindanao, Philippines
early 20th century

height: 55cm

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Provenance

private collection, US.

5859

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Large Berber Necklace of Enamelled Silver Charms & Beads & Mediterranean Coral

Berber people, Great Kabylia Region, Algeria
19th-early 20th century

approximate circumference (diameter): 70cm, total weight: 490g

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Provenance

private collection, France

3358

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Indian Green Bowenite Box with Fine Silver Mounts

Northern India
circa 1820

length: 17.8cm, height: 4.5cm, width: 8.7cm, weight: 522g

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UK antique 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

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Provenance

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

4454

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Finely Engraved Persian-Style Silvered Copper Drinking Bowl

Northern India
19th century

diameter: 15cm, height: 5.3cm, weight: 504g

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Provenance

Scottish art market

2586

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Philippines Lidded Limestone Burial Jar

South Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines
8th-9th century

height: 69cm, width: 30cm

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Provenance

UK art market; UK private collection; acquired from Patricia Withofs, 1984.