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.

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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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      Provenance

      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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                        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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                          Provenance

                          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

                            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

                              5656

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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

                                      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

                                          Provenance

                                          private collection, London.

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                                            Unusual Yoruba Ibeji Figure (Ere Ibeji)

                                            Yagba Tribe, Egbe Region, Nigeria
                                            late 19th century

                                            height: 23.5cm; weight: 398g

                                            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

                                                  Provenance

                                                  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

                                                    Provenance

                                                    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

                                                      Provenance

                                                      UK art market

                                                      5312

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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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                                                        Provenance

                                                        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

                                                          Provenance

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

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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

                                                            Provenance

                                                            private collection, UK.

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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

                                                              Provenance

                                                              Scottish art market

                                                              4941

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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

                                                                Provenance

                                                                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

                                                                      Provenance

                                                                      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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                                                                        Provenance

                                                                        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

                                                                          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

                                                                            Provenance

                                                                            UK art market