March 2021 Catalogue

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We are delighted to present here another curated collection of 50 items from our stock – items are from the Asian, Tribal & Cross-border Trade spheres of collecting.

Each item has an edge; something unique that sets it apart – a history and a story that connects us to the artisan who made it.

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6105

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    Chased & Gilded Mughal Pandan Tray inset with Turquoise-Coloured Cabochon Stones

    Northern India
    circa 1750

    length (including handles): 35.4cm, width: 22cm, height: 6cm, weight: 726g

    Provenance

    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

      Provenance

      UK art market

      6089

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        Katawaz Gilded Silver & Glass Trade Bead Ear Ornaments

        Katawaz People, Katawaz Basin, Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Area
        19th century

        heights: 11.5cm, widths: 7.4cm, combined weight: 155g

        Provenance

        UK art market

        5703

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          Four Burmese Carved Wooden Standing Disciple-Monks

          Burma
          late 19th-early 20th century

          heights: ranging from 93cm (102cm with stand) to 125cm (134cm with stand); depth of each stand: 24cm, widths: 27cm

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          Provenance

          private collection, UK. Possibly brought back to the UK around 1920.

          4331

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            Carved Wooden Mask

            Himalayan India - Northern Bengal or Himchal Pradesh
            18th-19th century

            height: 22cm, width: 13.6cm

            Provenance

            UK art market

            3527

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              Nepalese Pair of Woman’s Gold Earrings (Chepti Sun)

              Nepal
              mid-19th century

              diameters: 6cm, combined weight: 22.7g

              Provenance

              private collection, UK.

              4256

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                Rare Fossilised Palmwood (Pumtek) Bead Necklace

                Pyu Kingdom, Burma, China People, Western Burma & Mizo People, Eastern India
                circa 10th century

                length: 76cm, weight: 93g

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                Provenance

                private collection, London.

                2222

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                  Indian Three-Piece Silver Tea Set in the Form of Ducks

                  India
                  circa 1890

                  length of teapot: 21.5cm, height: 16.5cm, weight of teapot: 646g, weight (combined): 1,244g

                  Provenance

                  UK art market

                  609

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                    Khmer-Thai Earthenware Storage Jar

                    North-Eastern Thailand
                    circa 12th century

                    height: 25cm; diameter at widest point: 23cm (approx.)

                    Provenance

                    UK art market

                    3589

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                      Ottoman Armenian Woman’s Wooden Stilted Clogs (Qabqab) with Engraved Silver Mounts

                      Armenian People, Ottoman Turkey
                      19th century

                      length: 24cm, height: 12.5cm

                      Provenance

                      from the collection of the family of John Lee, Baron Lee of Trafford, Bowdon Old Hall, Cheshire, UK. The family of Lord Lee has occupied Bowdon Old Hall since 1919 and the clogs formed part of the contents of the house. The wife of Baron Lee is of Armenian descent.

                      6417

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                        Unusual Enamelled, Pierced, Chinese Export Silver Bowl by Wang Hing, with Original Glass Liner

                        Guangdong (Canton) & Hong Kong, China
                        circa 1880

                        diameter: 12.5cm, height: 5.5cm, weight (without glass): 128g, weight (with glass): 366g

                        Provenance

                        UK art market

                        1010

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                          Sri Lankan Tortoiseshell Betel Box with Engraved, Parcel-gilt Silver Mounts

                          Sri Lanka
                          late 18th century

                          length: 16cm, width: 12cm, height: 5.2cm, weight: 305g

                          Provenance

                          UK art market

                          97

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                            Mughal or Deccan Silver Plate (Thali)

                            Mughal or Deccan India
                            early 18th century

                            diameter: 21.2 cm, weight: 242g

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                            Provenance

                            UK art market

                            2797

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                              Mughal Green Glass Rosewater Sprinkler

                              Gujarat, India or Europe for the Indian Market
                              18th-early 19th century

                              height: 18.8cm

                              Provenance

                              private collection, UK.

                              2491

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                                Liao Dynasty Gilded Silver Dragon Fish-Shaped Earrings

                                China
                                Liao Dynasty, 10-12th century

                                width: 3.5cm, height: 3.5cm combined weight: 11g

                                Provenance

                                private collection, UK

                                6224

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                                  Tibetan Bronze Image of Vajra Yogini

                                  Tibet
                                  18th century

                                  height: 6.2cm, width: 4.7cm, weight: 79g

                                  Provenance

                                  private collection, London

                                  3132

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                                    Rare Colonial South American Allegorical Emerald & Diamond Pendant

                                    Spanish Colonial or Spain
                                    18th century

                                    height: 5.2cm, width: 3.5cm, weight: 28g

                                    Provenance

                                    UK art market

                                    2637

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                                      Tibetan Silver, Coral & Turquoise Earrings (Along)

                                      Tibet
                                      late 19th century-early 20th century

                                      height: 8.5cm, combined weight: 70g

                                      Provenance

                                      UK art market

                                      6538

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                                        Dutch Colonial Ivory Box with Silver Mounts

                                        Batavia, Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia)
                                        18th century

                                        length: 13.9cm, depth: 6.9cm, height: 4.3cm

                                        Provenance

                                        UK art market

                                        3243

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                                          Sumatran Silver-Mounted Klewang

                                          South Sumatra, Indonesia
                                          19th century

                                          length: 30cm, weight: 158g

                                          Provenance

                                          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

                                            Provenance

                                            UK art market

                                            1449

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                                              Two Very Rare Parcel-Gilded ‘Cadogan’ Style Copper & Silver Ritual Wine Ewers

                                              Nepal
                                              18th-19th century

                                              height: 12.5cm & 13cm; width: 16cm & 17.5cm; weight: 270g & 284g

                                              Provenance

                                              UK art market

                                              4250

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                                                Rare Burmese Shwezawa Lacquer Chest

                                                Burma
                                                19th century

                                                height: 19.5cm, length: 43.6cm, depth: 33cm

                                                Provenance

                                                private collection, London; acquired by the previous owner in the UK decades ago, and probably has been in the UK since the colonial era.

                                                5846

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                                                  Five Chinese Enamelled Hanging Ornaments

                                                  China
                                                  circa 1850

                                                  lengths: 65cm-98cm

                                                  Provenance

                                                  UK art market

                                                  4629

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                                                    Three Ming Dynasty Carved Wooden Daoist Figures with Polychrome

                                                    China
                                                    Reign of Zhengde (1505–1521)

                                                    heights: each approx. 29.5cm

                                                    Provenance

                                                    private collection, London.

                                                    2776

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                                                      Chinese Scholar’s Mounted Lingzhi Fungus

                                                      China
                                                      19th century

                                                      height: 14.5cm, width: 14cm

                                                      Provenance

                                                      UK art market

                                                      3814

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                                                        Lampung Woman’s Ceremonial Skirt (Tapis Balak)

                                                        Abung People, Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                        circa 1920

                                                        length: 118cm, width: 61cm (these are the dimensions for one side of the double-sided skirt)

                                                        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 collection of Indonesian textiles and other ethnographica.

                                                        1144

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                                                          Framed, Indian Kutch Silk Embroidered Linen Panel, ex-Lehman Brothers

                                                          Kutch, Northern India
                                                          19th century

                                                          dimensions: 57cm x 58cm

                                                          Provenance

                                                          Lehman Brothers Corporate Collection - the textile was part of the bank's corporate collection prior to its collapse in 2008, and was sold at Christie's in the aftermath of the collapse.

                                                          5376

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                                                            Unusual Parsi Embroidered Silk Purse

                                                            Gujarat, Northern India
                                                            mid-20th century

                                                            length: 21.7cm, height: 15cm

                                                            Provenance

                                                            from the family collection of a Parsi family based in northern England but originally from Bombay, India.

                                                            5973

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                                                              Maori Curved Nephrite Ear Ornament (Kapeu)

                                                              Maori People, New Zealand
                                                              early 20th century

                                                              length: 15.2cm, weight: 38.19g

                                                              Provenance

                                                              UK art market

                                                              4577

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                                                                Unusually Large Chased Silver Christian Cross

                                                                Sri Lanka
                                                                19th-early 20th century

                                                                height: 11.8cm, width: 6.6cm, weight: 39g

                                                                Provenance

                                                                UK art market

                                                                3466

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                                                                  English Tavern or Publican House Willow Nine-Pin Skittles Set

                                                                  West Country, England
                                                                  19th century

                                                                  heights (approx.) 30cm each, and 40cm for the king pin

                                                                  Provenance

                                                                  UK private collection

                                                                  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

                                                                    Provenance

                                                                    Private Collection, England.

                                                                    6069

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                                                                      Pair of Bhuta Cow Figures (Nandigona)

                                                                      Karnataka, India
                                                                      19th century

                                                                      lengths; 21cm, heights: 11.6cm, combined weights: 2,244g

                                                                      Provenance

                                                                      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

                                                                        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.

                                                                        5247

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                                                                          Omani Silver Amulet Box (Hirz) & Necklace with Applied Gold Plaques

                                                                          Nizwa, Oman
                                                                          circa 1900

                                                                          length of necklace as worn: 37cm, length of box: 10cm, height of box: 6.7cm, thickness: 0.9cm, weight: 170g

                                                                          Provenance

                                                                          UK art market

                                                                          5620

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                                                                            South Indian Toda Silver Woman’s Necklace

                                                                            Toda People, Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu, South India
                                                                            19th century

                                                                            total length (or circumference as worn): 50.5cm, weight: 175g

                                                                            Provenance

                                                                            Christie's, New York; private collection, UK.

                                                                            2106

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                                                                              Indonesian Engraved Silver Betel/Tobacco Box with Engraved Gold Plaque

                                                                              Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                              18th-19th century

                                                                              length: 10.4cm, width: 4.8cm, height: 4.1cm, weight: 147g

                                                                              Provenance

                                                                              private collection

                                                                              1183

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                                                                                Carved Wooden Cockspur Case with Iron Spur

                                                                                Lombok, Indonesia
                                                                                19th-early 20th century

                                                                                height: 19.8cm, width when closed: 8.4cm

                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                Collection of Henry Brownrigg, London, UK.

                                                                                272

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                                                                                  Burmese Buddha Dipankara with Followers & Sumedha

                                                                                  Burma
                                                                                  18th century

                                                                                  Length: 16 cm

                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                  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.

                                                                                    2445

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                                                                                      Sino-Tibetan Cloisonné and Silver Eating Bowl

                                                                                      Chinese made for the Tibet Market
                                                                                      18th-19th century

                                                                                      height: 4.7cm, diameter: 11.5cm

                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                      5671

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                                                                                        Kangxi Chinese Porcelain Flask with Indian (or Similar) Engraved Silver Mounts

                                                                                        China & India or similar
                                                                                        Kangxi Dynasty, 17th-18th century

                                                                                        height: 9.6cm, weight: 66.8g

                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                        private collection, UK

                                                                                        321

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                                                                                          Pair of Cast Brass Flasks made for the Malay Market

                                                                                          Minangkabau People, Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                          late 19th century

                                                                                          height: 31.5 cm

                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                          Dutch antique market

                                                                                          6445

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                                                                                            Fine, Framed Collection of Ethiopian Silver Jewellery

                                                                                            Ethiopia
                                                                                            19th & early 20th century (jewellery)

                                                                                            frame: 36.8cm x 26.8cm

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                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                            UK art market

                                                                                            5488

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                                                                                              Tibetan Gilded Bronze Mahakala

                                                                                              Tibet
                                                                                              15th century

                                                                                              height: 14cm, width: 10.5cm, weight: 701g

                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                              UK art market

                                                                                              3012

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                                                                                                Fine Tibetan Gold & Silver Ga’u

                                                                                                Tibet
                                                                                                late 19th century

                                                                                                height: 15cm, width: 12cm, thickness: 5.5cm

                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                UK art market

                                                                                                3894

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                                                                                                  Nigerian Carved & Painted Wooden Figurative Comb

                                                                                                  Nigeria
                                                                                                  late 19th-early 20th century

                                                                                                  length: 23cm, width: 8cm

                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                  UK art market