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.

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6325

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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

    Provenance

    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

      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

                    Provenance

                    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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                            Provenance

                            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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                                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

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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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                                      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

                                          Provenance

                                          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

                                            Provenance

                                            UK art market

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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

                                              Provenance

                                              UK art market

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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

                                                  Provenance

                                                  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

                                                    Provenance

                                                    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

                                                      Provenance

                                                      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

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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

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                                                                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

                                                                  Provenance

                                                                  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

                                                                    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

                                                                      Provenance

                                                                      UK art market

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                                                                        Indian Kutch Chased Silver Arabian Dallah-style Coffee Pot

                                                                        Kutch, India
                                                                        circa 1870

                                                                        height: 22.8cm, weight: 641g

                                                                        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

                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                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

                                                                                        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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                                                                                          UK art market