New Items for March 2019

Showcased here are almost 30 new additions to our stock for March.

Items from Tibet, Mongolia, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Burma, India, Malaysia, Algeria, Nigeria, Ottoman Turkey, Ethiopia & the Straits Chinese world are among those included.

All items are for sale.

Click on the links below to see more details, video footage, and images of each piece.

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

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5840

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Mongolian Polychrome Dancing Citipati Group

Mongolia
19th century

height: 60cm, width: 53cm

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Provenance

Private collection, England.

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

5741

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Great Wall of China Brick & Hongmu Stand dated 1929, & Etched Photogravure Plate of Presentation Ceremony

China
stand dated 1929; brick dates to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

length of stand: 43.8cm, height: 28cm, depth: 24.5cm

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Provenance

Rotary Club of Bristol, UK, since 1929.

5157

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Acehnese Bride’s Silver & Suasa Gold Hair Ornament (Leleyang Cemera)

Gayo-Alas People, central Aceh, North Sumatra, Indonesia
19th-early 20th century

height: 15cm, width: 12cm, weight: 89g

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Provenance

private collection, France

5823

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Fine, Silver Filigree Rosewater Sprinkler

Deccan, India, or possibly Batavia, Dutch East Indies
circa 1760

height: 30.6cm, weight: 453g

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UK art market

5844

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Fine, Dutch Colonial Batavian Silver Betel Leaf Holder

Dutch Colonial Batavia, Dutch East Indies (Present-day Indonesia)
1680-1700

height: 12.9cm, width: 10.2cm, weight: 197g

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UK art market

5845

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Mughal Solid Jade Pendant inset with Diamonds, Rubies & Emeralds in Gold Settings

Mughal India
18th century

width: 2.3cm, weight: 12.65g

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UK art market

3125

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Rare, Shan-Burmese Princely Regalia Gem-set Gilded Dha Sword

Shan States, Burma
19th century

total length: 89.5cm, length of blade: 48.5cm, weight: 1,242g

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Provenance

UK private collection; previously acquired from a dealer in France; said to have been acquired from a colonial French family in Algeria.

5879

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Five Ottoman Sherbet Spoons

Ottoman Turkey
18th-19th century

lengths: 22cm-38cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

5739

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Burmese Finely-Cast Bronze Temple Bell & Bracket

Burma
circa 1850

height: 38cm, diameter at base: 19cm

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UK art market

5836

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Six Matched Thai Niello Silver & Gilt Bowls with Royal Insignia

Thailand
circa 1920

diameter of each bowl: 13cm, height: 6.4cm, combined weight of all six bowls: 1,251g

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UK art market

5747

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Senior Tibetan Monk’s Summer Riding Hat (Tsetop)

Lhasa, Tibet
18th-early 19th century

diameter: 37cm, height: 16cm

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UK art market

5847

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Nigerian Carved Wooden Helmet Dance Mask

Yoruba People, Ajasse Ipo Region, Nigeria
circa 1920

height: 31cm, depth: 27cm, width: 26cm

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Provenance

private collection, Scotland.

3884

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Pair of Straits Chinese ‘Red & Gold’ Oil Lamp Stands for a Sam Kai Altar

probably Singapore or Malacca
early 20th century

heights: 23cm & 29cm, width: 12cm, depth: 17cm

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UK art market

5708

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Malay Earthenware Water Flask with Silver Mounts (Labu Ayer)

Malay People, Perak, Malay Peninsula
late 19th or early 20th century

height: 30cm, diameter: 18cm, weight: 1,056g

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UK art market

5810

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Glass Beaded Wedding Slippers (Kasut Manek)

Straits Chinese Community, Singapore, Malacca or Penang
circa 1920

length: 25cm

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UK art market

5849

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Indian Carved Wooden Lintel Panel

India
circa 17th century

length: 92cm, width: 19cm

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Provenance

UK art market

5714

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Tiny Pair of Nonya Beaded Page Girl Slippers

Straits Chinese People, Straits Settlements, Malaysia/Singapore
circa 1890

length: 18cm

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Provenance

UK art market

5366

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Ethiopian Set of Four Engraved High-Grade Silver Drinking Vessels & Stand

Ethiopia
19th century

width of table platform: 14.3cm, height with cups: 9.1cm, combined weight: 409g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

5809

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Ladakh Woman’s Headdress (Perak) set with a Ga’u Box, Turquoise, Coral & Nacre

Ladakh, Himalayan India
circa 1920

length: 69.5cm, width: 29.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market

5821

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Bronze Fluting Krishna (Venugopala)

South India
circa 17th century

height: 11.6cm, weight: 377g

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Provenance

UK art market

5729

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Fine, Naga Man’s Boar Tusk Necklace with Shell & Carnelians

Naga People, Eastern India/Western Burma
circa 1910

approximate width: 19cm, weight: 231g

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Provenance

private collection, UK; reputedly obtained by a family member just after WWI during skirmishes with the Naga tribesmen in Bangladesh and Burma.

5728

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Naga Man’s Cane Hat

Kalyo-Kengyu Naga People, Eastern India/Western Burma, circa 1910
circa 1910

height: 25.5cm, diameter at widest point: 20cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK; reputedly obtained by a family member just after WWI during skirmishes with the Naga tribesmen in Bangladesh and Burma.

5883

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Unusual, Ceremonial Twelve-Sided Lacquer Pedestal Dish (Talum) inlaid with Glass & Mother-of-Pearl

Thailand
19th century

width: 28cm, height: 12.5cm

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Provenance

formerly in the collection of Henry Brownrigg, London.

5807

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Large Tibetan Silver Ga’u Box set with Turquoise & Coral

Eastern Tibet, probably Labrang area
early 20th century

length: 16.5cm, width: 12.7cm, thickness: 3.8cm, weight: 292g

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Provenance

UK art market

5281

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Miao Silver Earrings

Miao (Hmong) & Lahu People, Southern China & Burma, northern Vietnam, Laos and northern Thailand
early 20th century

length: 8cm, combined weight: 52.76g

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Provenance

UK art market

Selected Items from Past Catalogues

5655

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Rare, Early Chinese Images of Jesus & Mary on Silver, after Pierre Goret

China or Chinese artisans in the Philippines
circa 1700

heights: 20.8cm, widths: 16.3cm, combined weight: 371g

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Provenance

art market, London.

2739

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Fine, Painted Ivory Ayurvedic Medicine Jar & Cover

Sri Lanka
18th century

diameter: 5.8cm, height: 3.2cm, weight: 54g

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Provenance

UK art market

4283

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Pair of Silver Woman’s Hair Rings

Morocco, pre-Sahara Region
19th century

length: 7cm, width: 3.3cm, combined weight: 110g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

1913

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Thai Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Lacquer Miniature Table

Thailand
late 19th century

length: 28.5cm, width: 18cm, height: 8.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market

4073

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Rare Pair of Deccani Bronze Lion Architectural Elements

Deccan, India, possibly Golconda
circa 17th century

height of each: 38.5cm, length: 30cm, width: 12.5cm

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Provenance

private collection, London. The pair have almost certainly been in the UK since colonial times.

5004

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Pair of Miniature Brass Paduka Sandals for a Deity

Deccan, India
18th-19th century

length of each: 11.8cm, width: 7.3cm, height: 7cm, combined weights: 677g

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Provenance

Collection of (the late) Paul Walter; probably acquired in London.

5541

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Colonial Indian Sandalwood Jewel Box with Ivory & Engraved Silver Mounts

South India, probably Coromandel Coast
17th-18th century

length: 15.8cm height: 8.8cm, depth: 10.5cm, weight: 481g

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Provenance

UK art market

2589

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Flores-Javanese Kettle Currency Drum (Moko)

East Java, Indonesia for the Alor, Flores Market
19th century

height: 43.7cm, diameter: 25cm

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UK art market

5773

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Extremely Rare Mughal Chased Silver Ewer

North India
17th century

height: 10.cm, weight: 413g

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Provenance

UK art market