New Items for May 2019

Showcased here are almost 40 additions to our stock for May.

Included are items from Borneo (Malaysia), Burma, India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Indonesia, Cambodia, Dutch & Spanish Colonial, Ottoman Turkey & Balkans, Morocco, Algeria, Bukhara (Central Asia), Syria, Yemen, & South Africa.  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.

HIGH RESOLUTION versions of all images on this website can be accessed by double-clicking each image.

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

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5948

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Three Extremely Rare Colonial Batavian Silver Lidded Cups with Fine Silver Filigree

Dutch East Indies, probably Batavia
circa 1700

heights: 8.6cm, diameters: 5.2cm, combined weight: 309g

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UK art market

5434

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Rare Dayak Brass & Trade Bead Necklace

Dayak People, Borneo, Sarawak, Malaysia
19th century

approximate diameter: 23cm, weight: 1,300g

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

6013

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Indo-Portuguese or Indo-Spanish Silver Filigree & Coconut Cup

Colonial Goa, West Sumatra or Philippines
early 17th century

height: 10.1cm, width: 12cm, weight: 97g

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private collection, London

6012

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Imperial Ottoman Palace Workshop Embroidered Silk Textile Fragment

Ottoman Palace Workshops, Istanbul, Ottoman Turkey
18th century

66cm x 67cm

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UK art market

5919

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Rare, Sri Lankan Chased Silver Ritual Conch Casing

Sri Lanka
18th century

length: 15.7cm, width (when closed): 7cm, weight: 155g

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UK art market

5994

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Carved,Solid Ivory Rosewater Sprinkler with Engraved & Coloured Decoration & Original Carved Wooden Case

India or Sri Lanka
circa 1860

height of sprinkler: 23.4cm, height of wooden case: 26.6cm

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UK art market

5958

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Large Silver-inlaid Bidri Basin (Silapchi)

Deccan, India
circa 1850

diameter: 42.4cm, height: 16.3cm

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UK art market

5989

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Chased & Repoussed Burmese Silver Bowl (Thabeik)

Burma
late 19th century

diameter: 23cm, height: 15.2cm, weight: 1,303g

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UK art market

5965

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South Indian Marble Karttikeya (Skanda) Image

India, probably Karnataka
circa 17th century

height: 37cm, width: 30.4cm, depth: 6.3cm

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UK art market

5838

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Bukharan Noble Man’s Belt Decorated with Silver & Gilt Panels inlaid with Turquoise

Bukhara, Central Asia
19th century

length: 65cm, width: 11cm, weight: 424g

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UK art market

5962

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Rare Dayak Brass Hornbill Bird-Shaped Betel Box with Inlaid Eyes

Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
19th century

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Provenance

formerly in the collection of Henry Brownrigg, author of 'Betel Cutters. from the Samuel Eilenberg Collection' (Thames & Hudson, 1992).

5749

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Pair of Dayak Brass Humanoid Ear Pendants

Kenyah/Kayan Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
early 20th century

lengths: 9cm, combined weight: 108g

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Provenance

UK art market

5922

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Four Engraved Engraved Silver-Clad Bead SteadCharpoy Legs

Northern India
19th century

heights: 32.5cm diameters at base: 13cm

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UK art market

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Bhutanese Papier Mache & Polychrome Citipati Ritual Dance Mask

Bhutan
19th century

length: 30cm, width: 23cm, depth: 11.8cm

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private collection, UK.

5867

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Kashmiri Kashkul-form Chased Silver Bowl, Inscribed & dated ‘Gulmarg, 1902’

Kashmir, India
dated 1902

length: 28.6cm, height: 17.8cm, width: 14.3cm, weight: 520g

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UK art market

5980

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Fine, Embroidered Bagh Phulkari Textile

Western Punjab, India
first half of 20th century

244.5cm x 138cm

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UK art market

5983

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Large, Extremely Fine, Indian Silver Rosewater Sprinkler

Northern India, possibly Delhi
early 19th century

height: 35.8cm, weight: 561g

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UK art market

5998

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Fine Pair of Champleve Enamel Silver Anklets (Jhanhjar)

Punjab, India/Pakistan
19th century

approximate outer diameter of each: 12.6cm, combined weight: 522g

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UK art market

5992

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Burmese Bronze Noodle Maker

Burma
19th century

height: 16.6cm, width: 27cm, weight: 2,907g

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UK art market

6004

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Indian Bronze Bhuta Idol

South India
18th century

height: 13.4cm, weight: 384g

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UK art market

6002

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Pair of Moroccan Silver Fibula or Cloak Fasteners

Berber People, Anti Atlas Mountains, Morocco
19th century

heights: 16.7cm, widths: 8.3cm, combined weight: 118g

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UK art market

5981

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Fine, Embroidered Bagh Phulkari Textile

Punjab, India
first half of 20th century

250cm x 143cm

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UK art market

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

5895

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Cambodian Silver Naga Finial

Cambodia
early 20th century

height (without stand or rod): 19.5cm, height (with stand): 24.6cm, weight (without stand): 151g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

5964

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Pair of Syrian Silver-Gilt & Gold Earrings inset with Turquoise

Syria
late 19th century

lengths: 16.3cm, width: 6.8cm, combined weight: 53g

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private collection, London. The previous owner is a former movie actress in Lebanon now based in London.

5724

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Zulu Wooden Ear Plugs with Bakelite Tile Decoration

Zulu People, South Africa
circa 1940

diameters: 5.5cm, thickness: 0.8cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK

6014

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Small Chased & Repoussed Burmese Silver Bowl

Burma
late 19th century

height: 8cm, diameter: 8.3cm, weight: 140g

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private collection, England

5960

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Rare Ottoman Balkans Silver Cartridge Box for the Waist

Ottoman Balkans
early 19th century

length: 19.3cm, height: 7.7cm, thickness: 4.2cm, weight: 261g

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Provenance

UK art market

5976

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Algerian Silver Pen Box

Algeria
19th century

length: 21.3cm, weight: 196g

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Provenance

UK art market

6003

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Fine, Cast Bronze Image of Vishnu

South India
17th-18th century

height: 15cm, weight: 482g

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UK art market

5988

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Fine, Colonial South American Silver Toothpick Holder

Colonial South America
18th century

height: 11.8cm, weight: 124g

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UK art market

5748

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Pair of Dayak Brass Ear Ornaments

Kenyah/Kayan Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
19th-early 20th century

lengths: 6.2cm, combined weight: 95g

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private collection, UK

1872

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Indian Cast Brass Toe Ring

India, probably Uttar Pradesh
18th century

height: 4.2cm, length: 4cm, weight: 38.6g

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Provenance

Private Collection, Germany, acquired 1960-81

5816

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Dayak Etched Bamboo Container

Iban (Dayak) People, Borneo, Sarawak, probably the Skrang River region, Malaysia
19th-early 20th century

length: 34cm, diameter: 5.5cm

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Provenance

formerly in the collection of Henry Brownrigg, author of 'Betel Cutters. from the Samuel Eilenberg Collection' (Thames & Hudson, 1992); acquired from Christie's South Kensington in 2010; in the collection of Trevor Barton prior to that.

3413

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Yemeni Silver Amulet Box (Hirz) & Chain

Bedouin People, possibly Rayma Region, Yemen
early 20th century

overall length of chain: 70cm (35cm when worn), width of box & attachments: 11cm, weight: 490g

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Provenance

UK art market

Fine, Selected Items from Past Catalogues

2751

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Rare Christian Chinese Hand-Painted Engraving Scroll

China or Vietnam
18th-19th century

length: 125cm, width: 70cm

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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

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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.

2869

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Colonial Sri Lankan Carved Ebony Box

Galle, Sri Lanka
circa 1830

length: 28cm, depth: 20.5cm, height: 13.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market; most probably has been in the UK since colonial times.

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.

4732

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Fine Burlwood Tsampa Box with Silver Filigree Mounts & Lapis Lazuli, Coral & Turquoise

Mongolia
19th century

diameter: 14cm, height: 8.5cm, weight: 483g

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UK art market

3581

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Fine, Persian Painted & Lacquered Mirror Case

Persia (Iran)
Zand Dynasty, circa 1780

height: 21.8cm, width: 15.2cm, thickness: 1cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK

5362

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Srivajaya Cast Bronze Image of Four-Armed Kubera

Palembang region, Sumatra, Indonesia
8th-9th century

height (without stand): 12.2cm, height (with stand): 15cm, weight (without stand): 757g

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Provenance

private collection, London, UK.