New Items for May 2020

Scroll down to see 25 new additions to our stock for May – or view our entire catalogue.

Included are items from India, Sri Lanka, Tibet, Mongolia, Malaysia, Burma (Myanmar), Ethiopia, Niger, Nigeria & the Marquesas Islands.

All items are for sale.

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3782

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Unusually Large Sri Lankan Copper, Brass & Silver Lime Container (Killotaya)

Sri Lanka
19th century

height of box: 11.5cm, length of chain & spatula: 20cm, overall weight: 603g

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UK art market

6456

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Pair of Carved Wood Hindu Lion (Simmam) Temple Ornaments

Tamil Nadu or Karnataka, South India
17th-18th century

approximate length of each: 48.5cm

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UK art market, almost certainly has been in the UK since colonial times.

4721

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Burmese Bronze Elephant & Rider by Maung San Wa

Pegu, Burma
1920s

height: 21cm, width: 15.5cm, depth: 9.5cm

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UK art market

6435

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Burmese Silver Octagonal Box

Burma (Myanmar)
circa 1880

width: 9.5cm, height: 9.5cm, weight: 290g

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UK art market

6368

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Indian Bronze Votive Stand of Uchchaihshravas, the Sun God Surya’s Seven-headed Horse

India, probably Gujarat
18th-19th century

height: 25cm, width: 21cm, diameter of tray: 19.5cm, weight: 4,825g

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UK art market

6340

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Hindu Pilgrim’s Silver Krishna Amulet Pendant

Rajasthan, India
early 20th century

circumference: approx. 63cm, weight: 104g

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UK art market

6294

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Tibetan Nomad’s Silver-Mounted Knife & Scabbard with Turquoise & Coral

Khampa, Western Tibet
19th century

length: 34.5cm, weight: 239g

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from the collection of Sir Christopher Ondaatje, UK.

6430

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Large & Heavy Indian Colonial Silver Tray or Platter

Kutch, North-Western India
circa 1880

diameter: 38 cm, weight: 1,301g

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UK art market

6427

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Tibetan Pierced Iron Pen Case

Derge, Tibet
15th century or earlier

length: 38cm, weight: 888g

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UK art market

6433

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Mongolian Silver Framed Buddhist Amulet Pendant with Painted Tsakli of Manjushri

Mongolia
early 20th century

length: 9.3cm, width: 7.2cm, thickness: 1.4cm, weight: 126g

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UK art market

6432

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Pair of Massive Solid Copper Zarma Currency Bracelets

Zarma (Djerma) People, Niger
19th or 20th century

approximate outer diameter of each: 13.9cm, combined weight: 3,576g

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UK art market

6183

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Rare Pair of Borneo Zoomorphic Bronze Ritual Kettles

Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo)
18th-19th century

length: 37cm height: 38cm, depth: 26cm

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UK art market

6436

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Fine, Nigerian Yoruba Gelede Dance Headdress

Yoruba People, Nigeria
circa 1920

height: 46cm, length: 27cm, width: 31cm, weight: 1,765g

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Provenance

formerly in the collection of the late Dr James Bynon, lecturer in Berber studies, School of Oriental & African Studies, University College London.

6437

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Hindu Bronze Five-headed Cobra (Mucalinda) Arati Lamp

South India
18th century

length: 17.8cm, height: 12.5cm

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UK art market

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Rare Gujarati Silk Trade Shawl with Rare Tax Stamps

Gujarat, Western India
late 18th century

152.5cm x 151cm

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UK art market

6454

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Fine, Sri Lankan Silver Box Decorated with Bherunda Motifs

Kandy, Sri Lanka
circa 1890

length: 21.2cm, width: 10.5cm, height: 8.5cm, weight: 530g

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UK art market

6439

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Portable Brass Indian Fish-Shaped Hookah Base

North India
18th-19th century

length: 14.5cm, weight: 392g

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UK art market

6448

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Sri Lankan Carved Ebony Box

Galle, Sri Lanka
circa 1840

length: 22.7cm, depth: 10.1cm, height: 8.8cm

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Provenance

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

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Nigerian Odigba Ifa Divination Cast Brass & Trade Bead Necklace

Yoruba People, Nigeria
circa 1900

circumference: approx. 131cm, weight: 526g

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UK art market

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Oceanic Carved Wooden Bowl

Pacific Islands, possibly Marquesas Islands
19th century and possibly earlier

length: 14.7cm, width: 8.3cm, height: 5.8cm, weight: 78g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

4806

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Unusual Yoruba Ibeji Figure (Ere Ibeji)

Yagba Tribe, Egbe Region, Nigeria
late 19th century

height: 23.5cm; weight: 398g

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Provenance

Volta Place Gallery, Washington DC; Pendarell (Pen) Kent Collection.

6457

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Unusual Burmese Gold Leaf & Lacquer Rice Basket (Ko Kaw Teh) With Snarling Tiger Mouth Decoration

Kengtung, Shan States, Burma
circa 1880-1910

width: 22.5cm, height: 15.5cm

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UK art 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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UK art market

6447

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Sri Lankan Carved Ebony Box

Galle, Sri Lanka
circa 1840

length: 22.8cm, depth: 10.2cm, height: 8.9cm

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UK art market

Fine, Selected Items still Available from Past Catalogues

4078

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Rare Agate Box with Chased Silver Mounts

India, perhaps Goa
circa 1700

height: 13.3cm, length: 14cm, depth: 10.1cm, weight: 1,127g

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UK art market; European collection.

5973

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Maori Curved Nephrite Ear Ornament (Kapeu)

Maori People, New Zealand
early 20th century

length: 15.2cm, weight: 38.19g

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UK art market

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Pair of Yellow Satin Malay Wedding Bed Bolster Covers each with a Pair Bolster-End Tekat Panels with Gold Thread

Malay People, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia
circa 1920

length of each bolster when filled: 100cm, diameter of each tekat panel: 15cm

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collected by Alwyn Sidney Haynes (1878-1963), and thence by descent. Haynes was a colonial administrator in Malaya and the Straits Settlements between 1901 and 1934. He held many posts including Acting British Resident, Pahang (1924); British Resident, Perak (1925); British Advisor, Kedah (1925); British Advisor, Kelantan (1930); and Acting Colonial Administrator, Straits Settlements (1933), after which he retired and returned to England, and lived near Stratford-upon-Avon, and then in Leamington Spa. Haynes loaned some of the items he collected in Malaya to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford in 1939. He was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1950.

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Indian Silver Column Lamp with Hamsa Finial Presented & Inscribed to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

India
20th century

height: 43cm, diameter of base: 14.3cm, weight: 522g

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Given to Mr Barry Williams, police bodyguard to Prime Minister Thatcher by Dennis Thatcher, the Prime Minister's husband.

5517

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Pair of Malay Bolster-End Tekat Panels with Gold Thread

Malay People, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia
19th century

approx. length of embroidered section of each: 21.3cm, height: 14.8cm

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private collection, UK.

5217

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Two Mughal Engraved Gilded Silver Boxes inset with Tortoiseshell Panels

North India
circa 1740

length of largest box: 9.5cm, width: 8.8cm, height: 3.3cm, weight: 183g; length of smaller box: 7.5cm, width: 6.7cm, height: 1.8cm, weight: 98g

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Provenance

Scottish art market

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Indian Embroidered & Mirrored Cotton Upper Garment (Choli), with a 19th century Label Card

Northern India
19th century

width from arm to arm: 77cm, length: 37cm

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old private collection, UK.

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Indian Gold-Inlaid, Koftgari-work Cross

Northern India
circa 1865

height: 8.4cm, width: 5.6cm, weight: 22g

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UK art market

4562

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Pair of Miao Silver Spiral Earrings

Miao People, Guizhou, China
19th-early 20th century

length: 11cm, width: 5.7cm, combined weight: 65g

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private collection, London.

3375

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Balinese Silver-Mounted Ritual Knife (Suddha-Mala)

Bali, Indonesia
19th-early 20th century

length: 28cm, width of blade at widest point: 3.8cm, weight: 162g

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UK art market

5486

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Fine Pende Chief’s Hippopotamus Tooth Amulet Pendant (Gikhokho)

Pende People, Congo
early 19th century

length: 6cm, width: 4cm

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private collection, London; and acquired by the previous owner in London in the 1960s.

3841

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Iban Ceremonial Pua Textile

Iban Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo
circa 1940

length: 209cm, width: 119cm

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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 mostly Borneo-related textiles and other ethnographica.

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Ottoman Silver Khanjar with Watered Steel Blade

Ottoman Turkey
18th century

length: 55cm, weight: 622g

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UK art market