New Items for May 2021

Scroll down to see more than 40 fine, new additions to our stock for May.

Included are items from India, China, Tibet, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Dutch East Indies, the Philippines, Thailand, Burma (Myanmar), Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Morocco, Nigeria, Mali, Egypt, Congo & Ethiopia.

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6970

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    Exceptional Kandyan Gilded & Silvered Brass Standing Buddha & Painted Wooden Mounts

    Kandy, Sri Lanka
    18th century

    height of wooden mount: 43.7cm, width: 19cm; height of statue: 28cm; weight of wooden mount: 1,923g, weight of statue: 1,625g

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    UK art market

    6727

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      Massive Indian Silver Presentation Footed Bowl & Stand

      Madras, India
      dated 1898

      height of bowl: 35cm, width (handle to handle): 53cm, depth: approximately 41cm, overall height (with stand): 55cm, weight of bowl: 4,586g

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      private collection, UK

      6778

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        Rare Naga Brass Necklace

        Naga or Chin People, India/Burma
        19th century

        circumference or full length: approximately 70cm, weight: 341g

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        private European collection

        6851

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          Rare Pair of Sri Lankan Silver & Gold Palm Leaf Book (Ola) Covers set with Sapphires & other Gems

          Kandy, Sri Lanka
          circa 1900

          length: 30.2cm, width: 6cm, combined weight: 1,047g

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          private collection, Germany; thence by descent

          6740

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            Set of Four Chinese Export Silver Candle Stands by Wang Hing

            Maker: Wang Hing, Guangdong (Canton) & Hong Kong, China
            circa 1890

            height: approximately 19cm, combined weight: 1,672g

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            6505

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              Rare Pair of Wooden Supports Carved as Sri Lankan or South Indian Chetties or Ascetics

              South India or Sri Lanka
              circa 18th century

              height of each: 98.7cm

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              UK art market

              6768

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                Large Indian Bhils Silver Amulet (Nama) with Bheru (Shiva)

                Bhil People, Rajasthan or Gujarat, India
                19th century

                height (of amulet): 15cm, width: 11.3cm, weight: 184g

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                private collection, London, UK.

                6845

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                  Indian Silver Bird-Shaped Container in the Manner of Oomersi Mawji

                  Kutch, India
                  circa 1880

                  height: 15cm, length: 17cm, weight: 277g

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                  6745

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                    Tibetan Brass Vajra & Ghanta Pair with Original Cases

                    Tibet
                    circa 17th-18th century

                    length of ghanta: 16cm, length of vajra: 12cm, height of main case:20.5cm, combined weight: 840g

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                    UK art market

                    6491

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                      Lucknow Court Embroidered Zari & Silk Shawl

                      Lucknow, India
                      circa 1800

                      length: 257cm, width: 35.5cm, weight: 250g

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                      UK art market

                      6511

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                        Fine Rajasthan Woven Silver Necklace

                        Rajasthan, India
                        19th century

                        length: approximately 46cm, weight: 100g

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                        private European collection

                        6622

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                          Thai Cast Silver Standing Buddha

                          Thailand
                          18th-19th century

                          height: 14.4cm, weight: 226g

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                          private collection, London.

                          6866

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                            Superb Bukharan Gilded Silver, Niello & Filigree Waist Buckle

                            Bukhara, Uzbekistan
                            19th century

                            length along the inner curve: 31.7cm, width: 4.1cm, weight: 319g

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                            UK art Market

                            6858

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                              Pair of Kutch Indian Silver Cheroot Containers

                              Kutch, North-West India
                              circa 1880

                              height: approximately 12.8cm, combined weight: 364g

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                              UK art market

                              6733

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                                Indian Silver-Mounted Saddle Water Flask

                                Rajasthan or the Deccan, India
                                19th century

                                height: 34.1cm, width: 33.5cm, depth: approximately 14cm, weight: 3,825g

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                                UK art market

                                6734

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                                  Dutch Colonial Tortoiseshell Snuff Box with Silver Filigree & Enamel

                                  Dutch Colonial - Batavia, Dutch East Indies, or China
                                  18th century

                                  width: 7.4cm, depth: 5cm, height: 3.1cm, weight: 56g

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                                  UK art market

                                  6524

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                                    Mongo Woman’s Woven Buttock Shield (Bakonga)

                                    Mongo People, Congo
                                    early 20th century

                                    length: approximately 88cm, width: 8.3cm, weight: 157g

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                                    private collection, London, UK.

                                    6737

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                                      Kashmiri Pierced, Chiselled Bronze Pen Case

                                      Kashmir, India
                                      18th century

                                      length: 26.5cm, depth: 9.8cm, height: 7.5cm, weight: 879g

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                                      UK art market

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                                        Seven Silver Birth Motif Pendants (Salhayat)

                                        Libya, Egypt, Algeria & Djerba Island, Tunisia
                                        circa 1900

                                        length of the largest pendant: 10.3cm, combined weight: 111g

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                                        UK art market

                                        6736

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                                          Khorassan Silver-Inlaid Bronze Vase or Jug

                                          Khorassan North-East Iran
                                          12th century

                                          height: 16cm, width: 15cm, weight: 851g

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                                          UK art markey

                                          6814

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                                            Chinese Silver Tongue Scraper with Goldfish Motifs

                                            China
                                            19th century

                                            length: 10.3cm, width: 4.1cm, weight: 6g

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                                            6767

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                                              Himalayan-Indian Brass Mohra

                                              Eastern Himachal Pradesh, Northern India
                                              circa 16th-17th century

                                              length: 13.8cm, width: 12cm, weight: 857g (display stand - length: 18.9cm, width: 13.4cm, depth: 4.5cm)

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                                              UK art market

                                              6781

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                                                Naga Brass Pendant

                                                Konyak Naga People, Burma/India
                                                circa 1900

                                                height: 16cm, width: 6.3cm, weight: 90g

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                                                private European collection

                                                6876

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                                                  Pashtun Gilded-Silver Upper-Arm Ornament (Bazuband)

                                                  Ghilzai people, Pashtun, Afghanistan
                                                  early 20th century

                                                  overall length (without the black cord): 22.3cm, width: 4.3cm, weight (including the cord): 67g

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                                                  UK art market

                                                  6904

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                                                    North Indian Parcel-Gilt Silver Rosewater Sprinkler

                                                    Northern India
                                                    19th century

                                                    height: 30.8cm, width: 8.7cm, depth: 6.9cm, weight: 250g

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                                                    UK art market

                                                    6910

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                                                      Ethiopian Silvered Brass Processional Cross (Yamasaor Masqal)

                                                      Ethiopia
                                                      20th century

                                                      height: 71.3cm, width: 51.5cm, weight: 2,864g

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                                                      private collection, UK.

                                                      6944

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                                                        Uzbek Gold Nose Ring (Arabek)

                                                        Uzbek People, Central Asia, including Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan
                                                        early 20th century

                                                        width: 2.1cm, height: 2.9cm, weight: 4g

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                                                        private European collection

                                                        6716

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                                                          Dutch Colonial Carved Ebony Bible Box

                                                          Dutch Colonial Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
                                                          18th century

                                                          width: 23.2cm, depth: 16.1cm, height: 7.5cm, weight: 780g

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                                                          UK art market

                                                          6799

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                                                            Pair of Nigerian Cast & Engraved Bronze Bangles

                                                            Lower Niger River, Nigeria
                                                            early 20th century

                                                            external diameter (widest): 9.9 to 10.1cm, internal diameter: 5.4 to 5.9cm, combined weight: 1,330g

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                                                            UK art market

                                                            6777

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                                                              Naga Chank Shell Bead Necklace

                                                              Naga People
                                                              circa 1900

                                                              length: 93.1cm, weight: 96g

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                                                              private European collection

                                                              6779

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                                                                Naga Blue Glass Bead & Brass Necklace

                                                                Konyak Naga People, Burma/India
                                                                circa 1900

                                                                length of pendant: 14.5cm, width: 6.2cm, circumference: approximately 72cm

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                                                                private European collection

                                                                6918

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                                                                  Bhutanese Silver Cloak Pin (Koma) Set

                                                                  Bhutan
                                                                  circa 1900

                                                                  diameter of the cloak fasteners (widest): 6cm, overall length: 56cm, weight: 88g

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                                                                  private European collection

                                                                  6919

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                                                                    Pair of Bhutanese Silver Cloak Pins (Koma)

                                                                    Bhutan
                                                                    circa 1900

                                                                    diameter (widest): 6.4cm, combined weight: 80g

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                                                                    private European collection

                                                                    6922

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                                                                      Bhutanese Silver & Turquoise Bracelet

                                                                      Bhutan
                                                                      early 20th century

                                                                      external diameter (widest): 7.6cm, internal diameter: 6.5cm, weight: 61g

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                                                                      private European collection

                                                                      5688

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                                                                        Tuareg Wooden Storage Post (Bela)

                                                                        Tuareg People, Mali, Niger or Algeria
                                                                        early 20th century

                                                                        height (including stand): 148cm, width: 51.5cm

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                                                                        private collection, UK.

                                                                        6557

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                                                                          Indian Silver Toe Ring

                                                                          Rajasthan or Uttar Pradesh, India
                                                                          19th century

                                                                          length: 7.3cm, width: 5.4cm, weight: 47g

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                                                                          private European collection

                                                                          6730

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                                                                            Mindanao Brass Betel Box

                                                                            Mindanao, The Philippines
                                                                            circa 1900

                                                                            width: 15.3cm, height: 6.9cm, depth: 8.3cm, weight: 1,135g

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                                                                            UK art market

                                                                            6925

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                                                                              Pair of Silver-Gilt & Niello Talismanic Amulets (Boyun Tumar)

                                                                              Samarkand or Tashkent, Uzbekistan
                                                                              19th century

                                                                              width of triangular amulet: 11.1cm, combined weight: 168g

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                                                                              private European collection

                                                                              6927

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                                                                                Katawaz Gilded Silver Ear Ornaments

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

                                                                                length: approximately 11.9cm, width: 7.2cm, combined weight: 136g

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                                                                                private European collection

                                                                                6783

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                                                                                  Pair of Naga Brass Bracelets

                                                                                  Naga People, North-Eastern India
                                                                                  19th century

                                                                                  internal diameter: approximately 6.8cm, combined weight: 549g

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                                                                                  1727

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                                                                                    Fine Bowenite Casket with Silver Mounts

                                                                                    India
                                                                                    circa 1820

                                                                                    length: 11cm, width: 7.2cm, height: 3.2 cm, weight: 253g

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                                                                                      Colonial Indian Trichinopoly Silver 24-Piece Cutlery Set

                                                                                      Trichinopoly, South India & London
                                                                                      circa 1870

                                                                                      length of knife: 22cm, length of fork: 18cm, typical weight of one fork: 63g, typical weight of one knife: 73g, length of box: 31.5cm, width of box: 26.4cm, thickness of box: 7.7cm

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                                                                                      private UK collection

                                                                                      2219

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                                                                                        Yoruba Carved Wooden Divination Bowl

                                                                                        Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                        18th-19th century or earlier

                                                                                        height: 14.2cm, diameter: 19cm

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                                                                                        private collection, UK.

                                                                                        2600

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                                                                                          Straits Chinese Lacquered & Gilded Ancestral Shrine Cabinet

                                                                                          Southern China for the Straits Chinese Market
                                                                                          circa 1900

                                                                                          height: 43.5cm, width: 34.5cm, thickness: 15cm

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                                                                                          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