New Items for November 2019

Showcased here are 45 new additions to our stock for November.

Included are items from India, Sri Lanka, Tibet, China, the Dutch East Indies, Japan, Indonesia, Burma, Ottoman Turkey, Turkestan, Afghanistan, Morocco, the Solomon Islands, Taiwan, the Philippines, Oman, Ethiopia & Nigeria.

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.

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6262

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Exceptionally Finely Cast Bronze Standing Krishna Figure (Venugopala)

South India, probably Southern Karnataka
17th-18th century

height: 16cm, weight: 395g

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UK art market

6245

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Tibetan Painted Sakyapa Lineage Thangka

Central Tibet
16th century

63.4cm x 49.3cm

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Provenance

private collection, London.

6251

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Exceptional, Rare & Large Dutch East Indies Pandan-Shaped Silver Filigree Toiletry Set, Box, Cover & Tray

Dutch East Indies, probably Batavia
18th century

diameter of tray: 28cm, diameter of box: 19.5cm, height of assembled set: 15.8cm, weight: 2,254g (2.254kg)

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Provenance

private collection, London; acquired in London prior to that.

6239

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Chinese Export Silver Pierced Centrepiece with Original Hardwood Stand

China
late 19th century

height (with stand): 44.5cm, height (without stand): 38.3cm, silver weight: 1,124g

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Provenance

private collection, UK

6228

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Pair of Japanese Export Blue & White Wayang Dishes for the Javanese Market

Japan made for the Javanese Market
19th century

diameters: 24.7cm, heights: 4cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

6231

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Chinese Export Silver Bowl by Yok Sang

Maker: Yok Sang, China
circa 1895

diameter: 22cm, height: 11cm, weight: 828g

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Provenance

private collection, UK

6232

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Superb, Chinese Silver Water Pipe Flask

Probably Southern China, or Vietnam
19th century

height: 27.5cm, width: 12cm, weight: 402g

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private collection, UK

6242

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Japanese-style Chinese Export Silver Bowl by Wang Hing

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

diameter: 19.5cm, height: 13cm, weight: 730g

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private collection, UK

5776

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Unusually Large & Elaborate Balinese Thousand Coin Temple Hanging (Kepeng Lamak)

Bali, Indonesia
possibly late 19th century

height: 113cm, width: 59cm

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Provenance

UK art market

6238

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Chinese Export Silver Bowl by Luen Wo

Maker: Luen Wo, Shanghai, China
late 19th century

diameter: 26cm, height: 15cm, weight: 1.437kg

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Provenance

private collection, UK

6266

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Himalayan Man’s Engraved Silver & Yak-Horn Tobacco Pipe inset with Coral

Mongolia or Tibet
19th century

length: 37.4cm, weight: 284g

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Provenance

UK art market

6247

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Naga Conch Shell Bead Necklace

Naga People, Eastern India/Western Burma
18th-19th century

length: 60cm, weight: 216g

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Provenance

private collection, London

6241

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Chinese Export Silver Hip Flask with Dragon by Wang Hing

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

height: 13cm, width: 7.4cm, thickness: 2.7cm, weight: 153g

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Provenance

private collection, UK

6246

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Tibetan Human Bone Bead Necklace with Coral & Turquoise

Tibet
18th-19th century

total length: 80cm, weight: 63g

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Provenance

private collection, London

6237

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Chinese Export Silver Table Box by Wang Hing with Glasgow Import Marks & for the Glasgow Firm Edward & Sons

Maker: Wang Hing, Guangdong (Canton) & Hong Kong
Silver Table Box by Wang Hing & with Glasgow Import Marks, China, circa 1895

length: 20.4cm, height: 7.6cm, depth: 10.5cm, weight: 725g

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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

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Provenance

private collection, London

6225

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Tibetan Bronze Image of Mila Repa

Tibet
17th century

height: 5.1cm, width: 4.2cm, weight: 112g

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Provenance

private collection, London

6235

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Unusual & Fine Chinese Export Silver Bowl by Sunshing

Maker: Sunshing, Guangdong (Canton) & Hong Kong, China
second half of the 19th century

height: 12cm, diameter: 18.5cm, weight: 516g

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Provenance

private collection, UK

6250

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Tibetan Gilded Copper Image of Vajra Vahari

Central Tibet
circa 17th-18th century

height: 23.5cm, width: 22.8cm, weight:216g

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Provenance

private collection, London

6234

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Chinese Export Silver Cigar Lighter by Wang Hing

Maker: Wang Hing, Guangdong (Canton) & Hong Kong, China
late 19th century

height: 12cm, width: 8cm, weight: 204g

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Provenance

private collection, UK

5634

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Central Asian Gourd Snuff Bottle with Gilded Silver Mounts, Turquoise & Carnelians

Turkestan, Central Asia
19th century

height: 17.3cm, weight: 94g

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

6230

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Chinese Export Silver Centre Piece by Tuck Chang with original Carved Blackwood Stand

Maker: Tuck Chang, Shanghai, China
circa 1900

height (with stand): 40cm, without stand: 32cm, diameter: 27cm, weight (without wooden stand): 1,428g

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private collection, UK

6226

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Unusual Deccan, Engraved, Silver-Gilt Dagger Locket

Deccan, India
17th century

length: 7.9cm, width: 5.2cm, weight: 60g

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Provenance

art market, London

6261

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Rare & Ornate Moroccan Complete Silver & Enamel Linked Fibula Set

Talouine, South-east Morocco
circa 1880-1920

length: 99cm, weight: 403g

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Provenance

private collection, UK

5713

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Pair of Solomon Islands Akkar-wangi Fans

Solomon Islands
20th century

lengths: 37cm, widths: 19cm

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Provenance

UK art market

6118

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Burmese Repoussed & Engraved Silver Octagonal Dish

Burma
circa 1910

diameter: 18cm, weight: 290g

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Provenance

UK art market

5696

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Paiwan Noble’s Carved Wooden Snake Sewing Wax Tray

Paiwan People, Taiwan, China
19th- early 20th century

length: 14cm, height: 6.2cm

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UK art market

5695

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Paiwan Wooden Box Carved with Human Heads

Paiwan People, Taiwan, China
19th-early 20th century

length: 10.5cm, height: 4.1cm, width: 7.3cm

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UK art market

6048

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Sulu Islamic Carved Wooden Grave Marker (Sunduk)

Sulu, Philippines
19th century

height: 97cm, width: 19.5cm, depth: 16cm

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Provenance

collection of the late Henry Brownrigg, London.

4005

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Omani Man’s Silver ‘Bullet’ Kohl Container

Bedouin People, Oman
early 20th century

overall length: 67cm, length of kohl box: 9.3cm, weight: 89g

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Provenance

UK art market

3975

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Omani Man’s Silver ‘Bullet’ Thorn Tweezer Box & Tweezers

Bedouin People, Oman
early 20th century

overall length: 50cm, length of tweezers & box: 10cm, weight: 77g

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Provenance

UK art market

6208

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Ethiopian Silver & Bead Necklace

Harar, Ethiopia
circa 1930

total length: 56cm, weight: 201g

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Provenance

private collection, UK

6203

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Tekke Parcel-Gilt, Pierced, Pectoral Ornament (Dagdan) inset with Carnelians

Teke People, Afghanistan
19th century

length: 25cm, width: 15cm, weight: 239g

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UK art market

6202

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Tekke Parcel-Gilt Ornament (Asyk) inset with Carnelians

Tekke People, Southern Turkmenistan & possibly Afghanistan
19th century

height: 16.2cm, width: 11.2cm, weight: 119g

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UK art market

4836

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Tekke Parcel-Gilt Silver Cuff Bracelet set with Carnelians

Tekke People, Southern Turkmenistan & possibly Afghanistan
early 19th century

length: 6.7cm, diameter at widest point: 6.3cm, weight: 134g

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Provenance

private collection, UK

6055

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Tibetan Nomad’s Travelling Manuscript & Box

Tibet
19th century or earlier

Box length: 26.5cm, height: 9.6cm, depth: 11.2cm; Manuscipt pages: 22cm x 8.9cm

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Provenance

Scottish art market

6257

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Rare Pair of Silver Tea Caddy Spoons by Oomersi Mawji

Bhuj, India, by the maker Oomersi Mawji
1860-1890

lengths: 10.6cm, combined weight: 54g

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Provenance

UK art market

6001

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North Indian Velvet Jacket with Fine Zardozi Embroidery

Northern India, possibly Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
19th century

width across arms: 78cm, length: 40cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

6249

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Naga Brass Warrior’s Neck Torque

Naga People, Eastern India/Western Burma
18th-19th century

width: 16.5cm, weight: 135g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

4982

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Pair of Indian Silver Head/Temple Ornaments

Himachal Pradesh, India, or possibly Hazara, Afghanistan
circa 1900

lengths: 26cm, widths: 5.5cm, combined weight: 202g

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Provenance

Collection of (the late) Paul Walter; probably acquired in London.

5458

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South Sumatran Malay Gold Embroidered Silk Tunic (Baju Kurung)

Malay People, South Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century

width across arms: 141.3cm, length: 93.5cm, width at base: 72cm

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Provenance

Dutch Antique Market

5991

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Fine, Sri Lankan Silver Bracelet with Applied Work

Sri Lanka
18th-19th century

internal diameter: 3.9cm-4.5cm, external length at widest point: 8.5cm, weight: 97g

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Provenance

UK art market

5996

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Indian Hindu Stone Lingam (Svayambhu)

North-eastern India, most probably the Brahmaputra Valley
Age unknown

length: 14.5cm, weight: 907g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

6201

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Ottoman Butterscotch Faturan ‘Amber’ Rosary (Misbaha)

Ottoman Turkey
early 20th century

length of amber bead component: 42cm, weight: 36g

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UK art market

4227

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Pair of Fulani Pierced, Conical Silver Hair Rings

Fulani People, Nigeria, Guinea & Elsewhere in West Africa
early 20th century

lengths: 5.5cm, combined weight: 15g

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Provenance

UK art market

Fine, Selected Items still Available from Past Catalogues

5943

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Maharaja’s Enamelled Heavy Gold Bracelet set with Rubies, Diamonds & an Emerald

India, probably Hyderabad
circa 1750 or earlier

overall length: 17.5cm, dimensions of enamelled plaque: 4cm x 3.2cm, total weight: 137g, diameter as worn: approx. 6cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK

4148

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Tibetan Gilded Clasp set with Turquoise & Coral

Central Tibet
19th century

length: 8.3cm, width: 4cm, weight: 50g

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Provenance

private collection, London

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.

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.

5812

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Shan Burmese Seated Jambupati Buddha

Burma
17th-18th century

height: 30.2cm, width: 13.8cm, weight: 2,221g

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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

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Provenance

UK art market

1859

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Chettiar Gold Marriage Necklace Pendant (Kazhutthuru or Tali)

Nattukottai Chettiar Community, Tamil Nadu, India
19th century

height: 10.5cm, width: 5cm, weight: 70g

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Provenance

Private collection, Switzerland.

5885

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Two Timorese Beaded Lime Containers

Atoni or Dawan people of West Timor, Indonesia
early 20th century

lengths (without tassels): 10.5cm

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Provenance

formerly in the collection of Henry Brownrigg, author of a book on the betel cutters in the Samuel Eilenberg Collection

5638

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Rare Chinese Yixing Teapot with Vietnamese Pierced Silver Mounts

Jiangsu, China & Vietnam
19th century

length: 20cm, height: 15cm

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Provenance

UK art market