New Items for March 2020

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

Included are items from India, Sri Lanka, Tibet, China, India, Malaysia, Indo-Portuguese Goa, Burma (Myanmar), the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Russia & Nigeria.

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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Fine Iron Beer (Chhaang) Flask Overlaid with Silver & Gold

Chamdo, Eastern Tibet
18th century

height: 38cm, width: 35cm, thickness: 9cm, weight: 2,382g

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UK 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

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Provenance

previously in a private house, Bangkok, Thailand

6371

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Tibetan Cast Brass Snow Lion Pendant Plaque

Tibet
circa 18th century

height: 9.3cm, width: 11cm, weight: 156g

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private collection, UK

6336

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Magnificent Burmese Silver Candlestick

Burma (Myanmar)
circa 1880

height: 27cm, diameter of base: 11.9cm, weight: 692g

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UK art market

6382

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Rare, Full Set of Hand-Painted Erotic Indian Playing Cards (54 Cards)

India, possibly Delhi
early 20th century

each card: 8.8cm x 5.6cm

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private collection, UK

6383

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Very Fine Tibetan Short Sword with Silver Mounts

Tibet
17th-early 19th century

total length: 58.5cm, weight: 1,053g

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private collection, UK.

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

6285

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Sino-Tibetan Parcel-Gilt, Chased Silver Bowl

China or Tibet
18th-early 19th century

diameter: 13.6cm, height: 6.3cm, weight: 356g

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UK art market

3720

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Cambodian Cast Bronze Temple Ritual Rice Ladle

Cambodia
Angkor Period (12th-13th century) & possibly later

length: 30.5cm, weight: 316g

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UK art market

6327

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Tibetan Nomad’s Necklace of Turquoise Nuggets & a Carnelian Nugget Beads

Tibet
19th century & earlier

length: approx. 100cm, weight: 223g

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Provenance

private collection, London; reputedly obtained from a Tibetan in Kathmandu in the 1960s.

4474

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Yoruba Cast Brass Opele Oracle Chain

Yoruba People, Nigeria
19th century

circumference: approx.: 96cm, weight: 178g

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UK art market

5920

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Torzhok Gold Embroidered Goatskin Boots

Torzhok, Tver Gubernia, Russia
first half of the 19th century

heights: 39cm, lengths: 26.5cm

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UK art market

6166

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Highly Unusual Colonial Indian Silver Lidded Mug with Original Silk-Velvet Fitted Box

Kutch, India
circa 1870

height of mug: 15cm, width: 12cm, weight: 390g

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private collection, UK

6132

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Ceremonial Dayak Beaded Hat with Pig Tusks

Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
20th century

length: 29cm, width: 23cm, height: 9.5cm

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UK art market

6229

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Magnificent Batak Cast Brass, Iron & Stone Fire Starter Set (Loting)

Batak People, Lake Toba Region, North Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century

length: 51cm, weight: 1,066g

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private collection, UK.

6263

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Pair of Chinese Gilded Silver & Jade Earrings

China
late 19th-early 20th century, Late Qing Dynasty

diameter of silver hoop: 2.7cm, combined weight: 11.1g

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UK art market

6264

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Pair of Chinese Gilded Silver Dragon Earrings

China
late 19th-early 20th century, Late Qing Dynasty

lengths: 4.5cm, combined weight: 7.5g

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UK art market

6265

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Pair of Chinese Gilded Silver Earrings with Blue Kingfisher Feathers, Pearls and Spinels

China
late 19th-early 20th century, Late Qing Dynasty

lengths: 6cm, combined weights: 10.8g

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UK art market

6286

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Chased & Repoussed Burmese Silver Bowl (Thabeik)

Burma (Myanmar)
circa 1880

diameter: 15cm, height: 9.4cm, weight: 343g

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UK art market

6275

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Pair of Sri Lankan Pierced Gilded Silver Bracelets set with Zircons

Coastal regions, Sri Lanka
early 20th century

internal diameters: 4.8cm x 4.2cm, combined weight: 78g

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UK art market

6324

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Fine, Sumatran Minangkabau-Acehnese Cast Brass Shield or Buckler (Peurise)

Minangkabau People for the Aceh Market, Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century

diameter: 26.5cm

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UK art market

5284

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Konyak Naga Trade Bead Necklace

Konyak Naga People, North-West India & Western Burma
early 20th century

length as worn: 35cm, approx. circumference: 70cm, weight: 168g

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UK art market

6415

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Rare Tibetan Bronze Tokcha-style Cloak Pin or Fibula

Tibet
circa 10th-12th century

width: 12cm, height: 11cm, weight: 141g

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private collection, UK.

6332

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Chased Indian Silver Ritual Temple Hand Fan

India, probably Rajasthan
late 19th century

length of handle: 37.8cm, width: 17.8cm, weight: 469g

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UK art market

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Dayak Wooden Hornbill Bird Stopper

Dayak People, Borneo, Malaysia
19th century

height without stand: 8.3cm, height with stand: 9.3cm

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Private collection, UK

6352

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Fine, Chased Indian Silver Ritual Temple Hand Fan

India, probably Rajasthan
late 19th century

length: 35cm, width: 16cm, weight: 386g

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UK art market

6347

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Unusually Thick, Flexible, Indian Silver Chain Necklace (Kamardani)

Western India
late 19th-20th century

length: 56cm, diameter or thickness of chain: 1cm, weight: 660g

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UK art market

6365

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Shan Folding Manuscript with Gilded, Lacquered Covers (Pap Top)

Shan people, Eastern Burma
19th-early 20th century

length: 40cm, height (when folded): 6cm, width: 17.5cm

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UK art market

6333

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Indian Silver Wire Torque (Hansli)

Rajasthan or Gujarat, India
19th century

diameter: 19cm x 17cm, weight: 396g

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UK art market

6369

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Indian or Sri Lankan Cast & Engraved Brass Elephant

South India or Sri Lanka
18th-19th century

length: 22cm, width: 14cm, height: 17.4cm, weight: 2.44g

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UK art market

6362

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Large, Rajastani Silver Bracelet

Rajasthan or Sindh, India
19th-early 20th century

internal diameter: 4.7cm, external diameter: 9.4cm, thickness; 4.9cm, weight: 322g

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UK art market

Fine, Selected Items still Available from Past Catalogues

4373

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Four Burgaute Lacquered Scholar’s Cups Inlaid with Abalone Nacre & Silver

China
early 18th century

height: 4.8cm, diameter: 10.5cm, typical weight per cup: 75g

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UK art market

6184

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Fine, Carved Hippopotamus Tooth & Horn Tumbok Lada Dagger

North Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century

length: 34cm, weight: 475g

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Provenance

private English collection; private Japanese collection.

4667

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Model of a Peacock, Gilded, Enamelled & set with Turquoise & Pearls

China
circa 1920

height: 45cm, total weight: 863g

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UK art market

2926

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Indian Kutch Chased Silver Arabian Dallah-style Coffee Pot

Kutch, India
circa 1870

height: 22.8cm, weight: 641g

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Provenance

from an important, private UK collection.

4050

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Underglaze Blue Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) Ceramic Kendi with Ottoman Silver Mounts with Tugra

China/Ottoman Turkey
circa 16th century

height: 16.6cm, diameter: 14cm, weight: 795g

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UK art market

4402

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Silver Box & Lid Covered in Silver Filigree

Ottoman Turkey
18th-19th century

height: 9.8cm, diameter: 9.3cm, weight: 292g

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UK art market

4943

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Vishnu & Consorts in Brass & Bronze (Ganga-Jumna)

Tanjore region, Tamil Nadu, South India
18th-19th century

heights: 12.5cm & 10.5cm

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Provenance

Christie's New York; Collection of Paul Walter; acquired in London.

4054

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Silver-Gilt Tibetan-Style Ritual Wine Ewer Cups & Tray

China or Overseas Chinese Communities
late 19th century

height of ewer: 24cm, width of ewer: 15cm, length of tray: 30.2cm, width of tray: 21.5cm, height of cups, 4cm, diameter of cups: 3.7cm, weight: 1,027g

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UK art market.

276

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Rare Signed Javanese Dance Mask (Topeng) of Prince Panji, carved by Warno Waskito

Central Java, Indonesia
20th century

height: 19.7 cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

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.

3420

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Heavy Thai Niello Silver (Thom Ngoen) Bowl

Thailand
19th century-early 20th century

diameter: 15cm, height: 8cm, 447g

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UK art market

4593

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Cast Bronze Seated Buddha

Laos
circa 15th century

height: 37cm, width: 22.5cm, depth: 14cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK. The previous owner built up a collection of Buddha images mostly from old UK colonial sources, and did so over a long lifetime.

4053

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Tibetan Noble’s Fine, Silver Tea Pot

Tibet
18th-19th century

height: 31.5cm, width: 27cm, weight: 1,191g

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Provenance

UK art market