New Items for June 2021

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Included are items from Tibet, India, the Dutch East Indies, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burma, Indonesia, the Philippines, Central Asia, Tanzania, Kenya, Sudan, Egypt and Oman.

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6999

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    Tibetan Government Official’s Gold & Jewelled Hat Finial

    Lhasa, Tibet
    early 20th century

    height: 10.2cm, weight: 135g

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    The Viscounts Powersourt & thence by descent

    6998

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      Exceptional Indian Parcel-Gilt Silver Messenger’s Box

      India, Lucknow or Mughal
      18th century

      length: 11.9cm, width: 7.1cm, depth: 3cm, weight: 388g

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      UK art market

      7021

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        Sumba Woven Ritual Torso Basket

        Sumba, Lesser Sunda Islands, Eastern Indonesia
        early 20th century

        height: 64.5cm, width: 48cm, depth: 9cm, weight: 289g

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        private collection, UK.

        7017

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          Pair of Large South Indian Chettiar Gold, Diamond & Ruby Ear Studs (Thodu)

          Chettiar Community, Tamil Nadu, South India
          19th century

          width: approximately 2.6cm, depth: 2.7cm, combined weight: 19g, combined weight of diamonds: 0.88 carats

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          Chettiar family - private collection, South England

          6848

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            Sri Lankan Dagger with Brass & Silver Mounts (Piha-Kaetta)

            Sri Lanka
            18th century

            length of dagger: 29.5cm, length of scabbard: 24cm, width of scabbard: 4.4cm, weight: 328g

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            UK art market

            6997

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              Unusual Kashmir Silver Cobra Candlesticks

              Kashmir, India
              circa 1880

              width: 7cm, height: 18.1cm, combined weight: 354g

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              UK art market

              6992

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                Maasai Bone Talismanic Pendants

                Maasai People,  Kenya & northern Tanzania
                20th century

                length of the pendants: between 4.1 and 5.9cm, combined weight: 136g

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                UK art market

                6939

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                  Pair of Uzbek Gold, Turquoise & Coral Earrings

                  Uzbek People, Central Asia
                  19th century

                  width: approximately 3.6cm, combined weight: 5.5g

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                  private European collection

                  5544

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                    Indian Banjara Silver Torque

                    Lambadi or Banjara and Sugali People, Andhra Pradesh, India
                    early 20th century

                    diameter: 17.4cm x 17.1cm, weight: 371g

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                    private European collection

                    4480

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                      Chin Minority Large Brass Spools for a Necklace

                      Chin People, Western Burma
                      19th century

                      circumference: approximately 67cm, lengths of the spools: approximately 12.3cm, 12.7cm, 13.1cm, 14.1cm and 14.6cm; width of the widest spool: 2.8cm, weight: 373g

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                      private collection, London.

                      6444

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                        Indian Saddle Axe (Tabarzin)

                        Northern India
                        19th century

                        length: 65.6cm, width: 20cm, weight: 1,829g

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                        UK art market

                        7020

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                          Fijian Tapa Bark Cloth Beater (Ike ni Masi)

                          Fiji, probably Viti Levu Highlands region
                          late 18th century

                          length: 36.4cm, weight: 771g

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                          UK art market

                          6820

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                            Pair of Dutch Colonial Batavian Sconce or Wall Candelabrum Brackets

                            Dutch East Indies, probably Batavia or Sumatra
                            18th century

                            height: approximately 22.6cm, width: 15.2cm, depth: 2.2cm, combined weight: 886g

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                            UK art market

                            6558

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                              Superb Pair of Wa or Akha Braided Silver Bracelets

                              Akha People, Northern Thailand; Wa People, Border Area of Yunnan, China & Burma (Myanmar)
                              early 20th century

                              diameter: approximately 6.8 x 6cm, combined weight: 202g

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                              private European collection

                              7005

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                                Early Indian Terracotta Mother Goddess

                                Mathura District, Uttar Pradesh, Northern India
                                200-300BC

                                height: 18.2cm, width: 8.6cm, weight: 420g

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                                UK art market

                                6574

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                                  Large Pair of Hollow Silver Anklets

                                  Nubian People, Hala'ib Border Area, Egypt/Sudan
                                  early 20th century

                                  exterior diameter: 14.2cm, interior diameter: 8.3cm, weight: 459g

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                                  private European collection

                                  6626

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                                    Thai Solid-Cast Silver Buddha

                                    Thailand
                                    18th-19th century

                                    height: 5.9cm, width: 3.6cm, depth: 1.9cm, weight: 89g

                                    Provenance

                                    private collection, UK.

                                    6683

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                                      Gujarat Silver Amulet Pendant (Madalio)

                                      Kutch area, Gujarat, India
                                      early 20th century

                                      length: 13.2cm, width: 9.9cm, weight: 107g

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                                      private European collection

                                      6692

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                                        Rare Silver Upper-Arm Amulet (Bazuband)

                                        Northern India, Pakistan or Afghanistan
                                        19th century

                                        length (across): 11.3cm, width: 5cm, weight: 92g

                                        Provenance

                                        private European collection

                                        6986

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                                          Enamelled & Gilded Silver Scabbard End-Fitting or Chape

                                          India, probably Lucknow
                                          18th century

                                          length: 11cm, width: 2.2cm, weight: 33g

                                          Provenance

                                          UK art market

                                          7029

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                                            Burmese Repoussed & Pierced Ramayana Silver Box

                                            Burma
                                            early 20th century

                                            width: 9.2cm, height: 9.2cm, depth: 7.5cm, weight: 239g

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                                            Private collection, UK.

                                            6748

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                                              Indian Silver Filigree & Cut-Work Cuff Bracelets

                                              Calcutta, India
                                              circa 1850

                                              height: 5.2cm, internal diameter: between 5.7 and 6.5cm, combined weight: 172g

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                                              UK art market

                                              6817

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                                                Bukharan Brass Teapot or Ewer

                                                Bukhara, Central Asia
                                                19th century

                                                height: 33.2cm, weight: 1,203g

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                                                UK art market

                                                6846

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                                                  Parsi Ritual Silver Ses or Sace Cone (Soparo)

                                                  Northern India
                                                  dated 1933

                                                  diameter: 17.3cm, height: 34.5cm, weight: 787g

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                                                  UK art market

                                                  6889

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                                                    Pair of Indian Silver Sun-Burst Ear Plugs

                                                    India, probably Gujarat
                                                    19th century-early 20th century

                                                    diameter: approximately 4.6cm, depth: 2cm, combined weight: 34g

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                                                    UK art market

                                                    6991

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                                                      Maasai Bone Pendant & Braided Leather Necklace

                                                      Maasai People,  Kenya & northern Tanzania
                                                      early 20th century

                                                      length of pendant: 7.7cm, circumference: approximately 35cm, weight: 45g

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                                                      UK art market

                                                      6996

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                                                        Kashmir Tall Silver Flask

                                                        Colonial Silver Kashmir Indian Flask
                                                        circa 1870

                                                        diameter: approximately 14cm, height: 30.2cm, weight: 518g

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                                                        UK art market

                                                        7019

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                                                          Glass Hookah Base for the Indian or Ottoman Market

                                                          Europe, probably France or Bohemia/Czech
                                                          circa 1860

                                                          height: 25cm, width: 13cm, weight: 571g

                                                          Provenance

                                                          UK art market

                                                          3905

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                                                            Ifugao Carved Wooden Ritual Bowl (Duyu)

                                                            Ifugao People, Northern Luzon, Philippines
                                                            19th-early 20th century

                                                            width: 28cm, weight: 848g

                                                            Provenance

                                                            private European collection.

                                                            5189

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                                                              Indian Gold, Ruby & Pearl Nose Ring (Nath)

                                                              India, probably Rajasthan
                                                              19th century

                                                              width: 2.9cm, weight: 2.9g

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                                                              private collection, UK.

                                                              7025

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                                                                Sri Lankan Colonial Coromandel Wood Box

                                                                Sri Lanka
                                                                early 19th century

                                                                width: 23cm, depth: 14cm, height: 9.2cm, weight: 814g

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                                                                UK art market

                                                                5427

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                                                                  Omani Silver Hirz Necklace

                                                                  Oman
                                                                  circa 1900

                                                                  circumference: 64.5cm, width of amulet: 7cm, weight: 312g

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                                                                  UK art market

                                                                  2111

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                                                                    Indian Cast Brass Hand Spittoon (Cuspidor)

                                                                    Northern India or the Deccan
                                                                    18th-19th century

                                                                    diameter: 12.9cm, height: approximately 9cm, weight: 742g

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                                                                    from the collection of (the late) Sandy Morton, London.

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                                                                    3026

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                                                                      Rare Indian Lucknow Enamelled Silver & Leather Hookah Base

                                                                      Lucknow, India
                                                                      18th century

                                                                      height: 20.2cm, diameter of base: 14.8cm, weight: 611g

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                                                                      UK art market

                                                                      2651

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                                                                        Burmese Gilded & Lacquered Manuscript Box & Stand (Sadaik)

                                                                        Burma
                                                                        circa 1850

                                                                        length: 83cm, height: 38cm, depth: 39cm

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                                                                        UK art market

                                                                        6605

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                                                                          Pair of Indian Parcel-Gilt Matthew Boulton-Style Silver Filigree Candle Vases

                                                                          Made in India for the English Market
                                                                          circa 1770

                                                                          heights: 21.2cm, combined weight: 1,324g

                                                                          Provenance

                                                                          US art market

                                                                          1984

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                                                                            Pair of New Guinea Cone-Shell Ear Ornaments

                                                                            New Guinea
                                                                            collected in 1859

                                                                            maximum diameter of each: 7cm

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                                                                            UK art market; private collection, UK.

                                                                            5009

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                                                                              Burmese Lacquered Food Offering Vessel (Ok-Kwet)

                                                                              Burma
                                                                              early to mid-20th century

                                                                              height: 35cm, diameter: 36cm

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                                                                              UK art market

                                                                              1569

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                                                                                Mughal Brass Ewer (Aftaba)

                                                                                North India
                                                                                18th century

                                                                                height: 36.2cm, width: 26.2cm, weight: 2,557g

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                                                                                UK art market

                                                                                6638

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                                                                                  Mughal Scribe’s Silver Pen Box (Kalamdan)

                                                                                  Mughal, Northern India
                                                                                  18th century

                                                                                  length: 25cm, depth: 7.7cm, height: 7.1cm, weight: 1,193g

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                                                                                  Private Collection, England.

                                                                                  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

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                                                                                    private collection, UK

                                                                                    6186

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                                                                                      Fine, Tuareg Silver Ring

                                                                                      Tuareg People, Mali
                                                                                      early 20th century

                                                                                      height: 4.7cm, weight: 33g, ring size: UK: O/R, US: 8 1/3

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                                                                                      private collection, London

                                                                                      3791

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                                                                                        Dutch Colonial Betel Box of Amboyna Wood & Pierced Silver Mounts

                                                                                        Batavia, Dutch East Indies (Indonesia)
                                                                                        18th century

                                                                                        height: 9cm, length: 19.5cm, depth: 13.5cm

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                                                                                        private collection, UK.

                                                                                        5968

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                                                                                          Indian Image of Khandoba & his Mahout on an Elephant

                                                                                          India, probably Maharashtra
                                                                                          18th century

                                                                                          length: 17.8cm, height: 17cm, weight: 2,104g

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                                                                                          UK art market

                                                                                          4078

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                                                                                            Rare Agate Box with Chased Silver Mounts

                                                                                            India, perhaps Goa
                                                                                            circa 1700

                                                                                            height: 13.3cm, length: 14cm, depth: 10.1cm, weight: 1,127g

                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                            UK art market; European collection.