New Items for Nov-Dec 2020

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Scroll down to see almost 40 new additions to our stock for November & December.

Included are items from India, China, Tibet, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Burma, Dutch East Indies, Thailand, Ladakh, the Philippines, Morocco, Mauritania, Cameroon, Congo, Sudan & Oman.

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6697

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Magnificent & Large Sri Lankan Cobra Demon (Maha Raksa) Dance Mask

Sinhala people, Coastal Sri Lanka
19th century

height: approximately 79cm (without stand), width: 62cm

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UK art market

6684

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Batavian Silver Filigree & Gilt Needle Case or Etui

Batavia, Dutch East Indies (Indonesia today)
circa 1700

length: 10cm, diameter: 1.6cm, weight: 45g

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UK art market

6728

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Historically Important Colonial Silver Standing Cup Relating to the British Conquest of Java, 1811, Inscribed & Dated

colonial silversmith either in India, probably Calcutta, or Batavia, East Indies.
circa 1810

height: approximately 55cm, width: 38.5cm, depth: 26cm, weight: 5,550g

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private collection, UK; previously sold at Sotheby's London, 1991.

6689

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Kongo Copper Alloy Christian Crucifix (Nkangi Kiditu)

Kongo People, Congo
19th century and possibly earlier

length: 24.3cm, width: 12.9cm, weight: 451g

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UK art market

6690

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Sri Lankan Seated Bronze Buddha

Sri Lanka
Kandyan Period, 18th century

height: 11.4cm, width: 9cm, depth: 4.1cm, weight: 725g

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UK art market

6726

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Very Fine Colonial Inscribed, Dated & Engraved Silver & Gilt Brandy Warmer by Charles Nephew & Co. (with connections to the Siege of Cawnpore of the Indian Mutiny)

Calcutta, India
circa 1850

length: approximately 24cm, width: 13.2cm, weight: 543g

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private collection, UK.

6698

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Rare & Magnificent Tibetan Rosary of Coconut-Shell Beads, Carnelian, Coral, Turquoise & Silver (Sin-‘phen)

Tibet
19th century

length: approximately 61cm, weight: 306g

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private collection, London, UK.

6701

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Rare Tibetan Rosary of Human Bone Beads (Mi Mgo’i Phreng Ba) & Multiple Silver Counters

Tibet
18th-19th century

length: approximately 61cm, weight: 115g

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private collection, London, UK.

6699

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Exceptional & Rare Tibetan Rosary of Human Bone Beads (Mi Mgo’i Phreng Ba) inlaid with Semi-Precious Stones & Amber Beads

Tibet
18th-19th century

length: approximately 75cm, weight: 189g

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private collection, London, UK.

6714

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Rare Tibetan Rosary of Human Bone Beads (Mi Mgo’i Phreng Ba)

Tibet
19th century

length: approximately 60cm, weight: 99g

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private collection, London, UK.

6700

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Tibetan Rosary of Human Bone Beads (Mi Mgo’i Phreng Ba)

Tibet
19th century

length: approximately 54cm, weight: 96g

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private collection, London, UK.

6724

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Unusual Indian Silver Fish Rosewater Sprinkler

Northern India
19th century

length: approximately 23cm, height: 16.7cm, depth: 6.7cm, weight: 492g

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private collection, UK.

6725

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Inscribed Burmese Silver Bowl

Burma
circa 1860-1870

diameter: 22cm, height: 16.3cm, weight: 1,192g

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private collection, UK

6647

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Fine, Bamum Terracotta Pipe Bowl

Bamun or Bamileke People, Cameroon
early 20th century

height (without stand): 17.5cm

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UK art market

6536

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Unusual Shan Burmese Silver-Gilt Knife

Shan or related groups, Eastern Burma
early 20th century

length: 27.8cm, width: 2.8cm, weight: 105g

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UK art market

6705

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Omani Coral & Niello Silver & Gold Necklace with Maria Theresa Thalers

Oman
19th-early 20th century

length: 87cm, weight: 339g

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UK art market

6570

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Indian Khasi Silver Cuff Bracelet

Khasi people, North-eastern India
early 20th century

height: 7.8cm, internal diameter: 4.7-5.8cm, weight: 245g

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Provenance

private Dutch collection.

6696

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Ladakh ‘Turquoiseware’ & Coral-Inlaid Gilded Copper Teapot

Ladakh, Himalayan India
early 20th century

height: 17.5cm, width: approximately 21.5cm, depth: 12.7cm, weight: 852g

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UK art market

6618

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Pair of Chinese Silver Marriage Bracelets

China
19th century

internal diameter: approximately 6.7 x 5.9cm, thickness: 1cm, eight: 79g

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UK art market

6721

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Bejewelled Pair of Central Javanese Wedding Loro Blonyo Figures

Yogyakarta region, Central Java, Indonesia
circa mid 20th century

height: (male) 51.6cm, (female) 47cm; width: (male) 33cm, (female) 17.5cm; combined weight: 5,653g

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UK art market

6695

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Fine Bamboo Under-Vest for Qing & Qing-style Court Robes & Wedding Costumes

China & possibly Straits Settlements
circa 1900

width: approximately 47cm, length: 41cm

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UK art market

6703

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Tibetan Woman’s Ga’u Box

Central Tibet
19th century

length: 6.2cm, height: 6.3cm, depth: 4.9cm, weight: 71g

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UK art market

6706

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Indian Kutch Silver Torque (Varloh or Hansuli)

Kutch, Gujarat, India
19th century-early 20th century

internal diameter: 12.5cm x 11cm, weight: 670g

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UK art market

6707

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Hmong Silver Torque Necklace with Three ‘Soul Lock’ Pendants

Hmong People, Northern Thailand, North-eastern Burma & Laos
mid-20th century

internal diameter: 16cm x 14cm, weight: 1,090g

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UK art market

6713

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Nubian Engraved Silver Pendants

Nubian & Related People, Southern Red Sea Area, Sudan
19th-early 20th century

width: (big pendant) 8cm, (small pendant) 4.2cm; combined weight: 25g

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UK art market

6200

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Qing Court Pearl & Semi-Precious Stone Hat Ornament

China
19th century

height: 12.7cm, width: 9.8cm, weight: 44g

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UK art market

6400

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Indian Silver Pierced Crown, possibly for a Deity

India
early 20th century

width: 24.5cm, height: 18.2cm, weight: 164g

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private collection

6650

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Sudan Bongo Carved Wooden Headrest or Stool

Bongo People, South Sudan
19th-early 20th century

width: 23.2cm, height: 11.6cm, depth:12.1cm, weight: 535g

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UK art market

6578

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Dutch Colonial Silver Betel Box & Key

Dutch East Indies, probably Batavia
18th century

width: 14.7cm, depth: 9.9cm, height: 6cm, weight: 586g

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UK art market

6572

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Himachal Pradesh Enamelled Silver Multi-Strand Necklace

Kangra District, Himachal Pradesh, India
early 20th century

circumference: approximately 51cm, weight: 458g

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private Dutch collection

5041

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Burmese Lacquer Betel Box

Burma
circa late 19th century

diameter: 23.2cm, height: 21.5cm

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UK art market

6702

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Moroccan Gun Powder Flask

Berber People, Middle Atlas Mountain, Morocco
19th-early 20th century

width: 27cm, length: 25.1cm, depth: 12cm, weight: 623g

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UK art market

3911

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Ifugao or Bontoc Wood, Rattan & Pig Tusk Armband (Baningal or Abkil)

Bontoc or Ifugao People, Northern Luzon, Philippines
19th–early 20th century

outer diameter: 11.2cm, height of the figure: 8.5cm, weight: 146g

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private European collection.

6671

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Indian Miniature Bronze Ganesh

Maharashtra, India
19th century

height: 6.5cm, width: 4cm, depth: 2.7cm, weight: 179g

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UK art market

6573

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North African Pair of Heavy, Solid Silver Anklets

Libya, Tunisia or Sudan
19th-early 20th century

internal diameter: approximately 8.3 x 9.3cm, combined weight: 779g

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formerly in the Collection of Colette Ghysels, Brussels

6449

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Indian Silver Hanuman Mace (Gada) Bracelet

South India
early 20th century

internal diameter: 7cm, weight: 19g

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UK art market

6372

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Early Thai Bronze Taza or Betel Tray

Tenasserim region, Thailand/Burma
circa 14th-15th century

diameter: 17cm, height: 9.8cm, weight: 380g

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private collection, London. Apparently collected in Tenasserim in 1933.

6373

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Early Thai Bronze Cosmetics or Medicinal Dish

Tenasserim region, Thailand/Burma
circa 14th-15th century

width: 8.6cm, weight: 103g

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private collection, London. Apparently collected in Tenasserim in 1933.

6374

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Two Early Thai Bronze Betel Cups

Tenasserim region, Thailand/Burma
circa 14th-15th century

height: 9cm and 4.6cm, combined weight: 349g

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private collection, London. Apparently collected in Tenasserim in 1933.

Fine, Selected Items still Available from Past Catalogues

6105

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Chased & Gilded Mughal Pandan Tray inset with Turquoise-Coloured Cabochon Stones

Northern India
circa 1750

length (including handles): 35.4cm, width: 22cm, height: 6cm, weight: 726g

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UK art market

6518

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Unusual Bedouin Saudi Silver Collar Necklace

Bedouin people, Saudi Arabia and possibly Yemen,
early 20th century

diameter of collar: 11cm, length of pendants: 12.3cm, weight: 516g

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UK art market

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

6507

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Monumental Silver-Inlaid Bidri Flask & Stopper (Surahi)

Bidar, Deccan, India
late 18th century

height: 45cm, weight: width: 22cm, weight: approximately 6kg

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European art market

6528

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Exceptional Dutch Colonial Tortoiseshell Betel Box with Fine Silver Mounts

Dutch Colonial East Indies, probably Batavia (Indonesia today)
18th century

height: 8.1cm, length: 19cm, depth: 13.3cm

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UK art market

6521

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Andaman Islands Man’s Dance Regalia

Andaman Islands, possibly from the Jarawa Tribe, South Andaman
circa 1900

indicative length of headdress (band & tassels): 49cm

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private collection, London. UK; previously, Charles Wilfred Hext (b.1880-1919)

6423

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Indian Red-Stained Gold Bracelet set with Rubies

Madras, India
circa 1850

external diameter across: 7.4cm, internal diameter: 4.3cm, weight: 41.6g

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UK art market

1292

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Woven Cane Jewellery Basket with Brass Mounts (Vel-pettiya)

Kandy, Sri Lanka
18th-19th century

height: 19cm, width: 23.3cm, weight: 620g

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Provenance

Christie's; Dutch art market

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

3588

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Small Malay Sewar Dagger with Hippopotamus Tooth Mounts

Malay People, Sumatra or Malay Peninsula
19th century

length: 19cm, weight: 49cm

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private collection, UK

5916

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Pair of Indian Diamond, Ruby & Pearl Gold Earrings

Northern India
1880-1920

lengths: 7cm, combined weights: 15.28g

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UK art market