New Items for October 2019

Showcased here are 45 additions to our stock for October.

Included are items from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Burma, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, China, the Spanish Colonial World, the Indo-Portuguese world, the Peranakan or Straits Chinese world, Central Asia, Oman, Algeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Yemen, Mali, and Morocco.

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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Do also visit our blogs – several new blogs are added each week on museum visits, exhibition openings & book launches.

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6123

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Important Indo-Portuguese Goa Seychelles Nut Vessel with Silver Mounts

Goa, India
circa 1750

height: 28.3cm, length: 32cm, width: 13.7cm, weight: 1.295g

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UK art market

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

6215

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Pair of Indian Painted Fans Converted to Fire Guards

Nossam, Andhra Pradesh, India
dated 1886

width: 35cm, overall height: 42cm, height of fans: 31.3cm

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private collection, UK

6181

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Rare Royal Parrot-Head Tumbok Lada Dagger of Horn, Silver & Gold Alloy

Malay or Minangkabau People, South Sumatra or Malay Peninsula
18th-19th century

length: 42cm, weight: 330g

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private collection, UK

6142

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Rare Spanish Colonial Filipino Lacquered Woven Cane Hat with Silver Mounts (Salakot)

Luzon, Philippines
19th century

length: 25.7cm, width: 21.6cm, height: 15cm

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Provenance

US art market

6167

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Palembang Ceremonial Woven Silk Ikat Shoulder or Waist Cloth with Applied Gold Leaf (Kain Limar Prada)

Malay People, Palembang, Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century

length: 198cm, width: 85.5cm

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European art market

6061

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Nepalese-Tibetan Gold & Silver Ornament set with Turquoise & other Semi-Precious Stones

Nepal, probably Newar craftsmen, for the Tibetan market
18th-19th century

width: 16cm, height: 11.5cm, weight: 113g

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UK art market

6113

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Colonial Vizagapatam Ivory-Inlaid Portable Writing Box

Vizagapatam, India
1720-30

width: 43.6cm, depth: 34cm, height: 11.4cm

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Provenance

private collection, London.

6218

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Peranakan or Straits Chinese Altar Front Cloth (Tok Wi)

Straits Chinese or Peranakan, possibly commissioned from China
early to mid-20th century

height: 93cm, width: 95.5cm

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Provenance

Private collection, UK; originally acquired in Singapore.

6139

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Colonial Silver-Mounted Coconut Cup

probably Colonial Sri Lanka
18th century

height: 12cm, diameter: 11cm weight: 167g

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Provenance

UK art market

6190

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Fine, Silver-Mounted, Sri Lankan Piha-Kaetta Knife

Sri Lanka
18th-19th century

length: 30cm, weight: 473g

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UK art market

5215

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Large & Fine, Painted Wooden Marionette Puppet (Yok-Thei) of the Character of Ravana (Yawana)

Burma
19th century

height (not including strings): 82cm, width: 25cm

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Provenance

from the puppet collection of the late John Blundall (1937-2014) of Glasgow, Scotland.

5216

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Burmese Tiger (Kyar) Marionette Puppet (Yok-thei)

Burma
19th century

length: 50cm, width: 23cm

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Provenance

from the puppet collection of the late John Blundall (1937-2014) of Glasgow, Scotland; and previously from the collection of the author & puppeteer H.W. Whanslaw (1883-1965).

6217

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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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Provenance

UK art market

6176

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Model of a Minangkabau Rumah Gadang House

Minangkabau People, West Sumatra, Indonesia
circa 1920

length: 43.5cm, height: 28.5cm, depth: 20cm

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UK art market

6199

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Spanish Colonial Silver Stirrup

Spanish Colonial Alto Peru
18th century

height: 18cm, width: 13.3cm, depth: 13.4cm, weight: 732g

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Provenance

London art market, previously acquired in Ghent, Belgium

6220

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Peranakan or Straits Chinese Altar Front Cloth (Tok Wi)

Straits Chinese or Peranakan, possibly produced in Java, Indonesia
circa 1900

height: 97cm, width: 89cm

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Provenance

Private collection, UK; originally acquired in Singapore.

6084

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Rare Ottoman Engraved Stamp for Talismanic Printing

Ottoman Balkans or Turkey
circa 18th century

13.1cm x 11cm, weight: 533g

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Provenance

private collection, London, UK.

6172

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Philippines Gaddang Beaded Comb

Gaddang People, Northern Luzon, Philippines
late 19th-early 20th century

width of comb: 14.8cm, length of tassels: 30cm, weight: 71g

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Provenance

UK art market

2633

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Near-Pair of Yemeni Silver Bracelets (Maswad)

Zabid, Yemen
mid-20th century

external diameters: 8.5cm & 9cm, internal diameters: 6.3cm & 6.5cm, weights: 95g & 74g

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Provenance

UK art market

6221

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Peranakan or Straits Chinese Altar Front Cloth (Tok Wi)

Private collection, UK; originally acquired in Singapore.
early 20th century

height: 92cm, width: 104cm

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Private collection, UK; originally acquired in Singapore.

6209

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Thai Pierced Round Betel Box & Cover

Thailand
19th century-early 20th century

diameter: 16.4cm, height: 7cm, weight: 507g

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Provenance

private collection, UK; acquired by the previous owner at Christie's London.

6162

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Indian Bronze Plaque of Khandoba & Banai

Maharashtra, India
19th century or earlier

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UK art market

6177

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Sri Lankan Noble’s Silver Kasthane Sword

Sri Lanka
19th century

overall length: 61cm, weight: 898g

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Provenance

UK art market

6193

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Sri Lankan Turned Ivory Fan Handle

Sri Lanka
18th century

length: 40.5cm, weight: 335g

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UK art market

6194

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Large, Sri Lankan Turned Ivory Fan Handle

Sri Lanka
18th century

length: 46cm, weight: 553g

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UK art market

5972

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Large, Sri Lankan Gold-Thread Couched Decorative Hanging

Sri Lanka
late 19th century

139cm x 136cm

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UK art market

6173

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Persian Inscribed Wooden Comb

Persia/Iran
early 20th century & possibly earlier

length: 14cm, height: 8.4cm, thickness at the top: 1.1cm, weight: 89g

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Provenance

UK art market

4004

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Silver & Gold Omani Ear Ornaments

Bedouin People, Oman
late 19th century

lengths: 12.4cm, combined weight: 83g

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Provenance

private collection, UK

6186

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Fine, Tuareg Silver Ring

Tuareg People, Mali
early 20th century

height: 4.7cm, weight: 33g, ring size: UK: O/R, US: 8 1/3

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Provenance

private collection, London

6185

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Complete, Berber Carved Stone Musket Ball Mould

Berber People, Anti-Atlas, Morocco
18th-19th century

length: 6.6cm, width: 5.3cm, height: 4.2cm, weight: 334g

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Provenance

private collection, London

6188

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Superb, Berber Carved Wooden Spindle Whorl

Berber People, Anti-Atlas, Morocco
19th century

diameter: 6.4cm, height: 2.1cm

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private collection, London, UK

6187

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Fine, Berber Carved Wooden Spindle Whorl

Berber People, Anti-Atlas, Morocco
19th century

diameter: 5.8cm, height: 2.7cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK

6222

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Seven Very Fine Indian Zardozi Textile Borders

Northern India
19th century-early 20th century

6.3cmx149cm, 7.7cmx115cm, 4.7cmx185cm, 7.2cmx335cm, 6.0cmx306cm, 5.5cmx258cm, 5.8cmx327cm

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private collection, UK

6159

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Sri Lankan Silver Round Box & Cover

Sri Lanka
circa 1920

diameter: 12.3cm, height: 7.4cm, weight: 275g

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Provenance

UK art market

4476

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Early, Ashanti Gold Weight Modelled on a Bifurcated Knife

Ashanti People, Ghana
17th century

length: 12.3cm, width: 8.2cm, weight: 107g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

6205

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Pair of Cuff Bracelets

Northern India or perhaps Pakistan or Afghanistan
late 19th century

heights: 9.7cm, diameters: 8.5cm, internal diameters: 5.5cm-6.3cm, combined weights: 490g

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UK art market

6206

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Ethiopian Silver Amulet Necklace

Harar, Eastern Ethiopia
early 20th century

width of box: 10cm, length of box incl. tassels: 18cm, overall weight: 298g

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UK art market

6219

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Peranakan or Straits Chinese Altar Front Cloth (Tok Wi)

Straits Chinese or Peranakan, possibly commissioned from China
early to mid-20th century

height: 93cm, width: 95.5cm

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Provenance

Private collection, UK; originally acquired in Singapore.

6204

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Pair of Indian Brass Anklets

Madhya Pradesh, India
19th-early 20th century

diameters: 11.5cm, width: 5.5cm, combined weight: 613g

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UK art market

6207

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Siwa Silver Cuff Bracelet (Suarr Nguren)

Berber People, Siwa Oasis, Egypt
mid-20th century

internal diameter: 6.5cm (with give), length: 7.4cm, weight: 232g

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UK art market

6216

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Uzbek Silver Buckle set with Turquoise

Uzbekistan, possibly Bukhara
19th century

length: 13.5cm, width: 6.7cm, weight: 77g

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UK art market

2703

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Shan Burmese Lacquered Betel Box

Shan States, Eastern Burma
circa 1880

height: 17.3cm, diameter: 19.2cm

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UK art market

3948

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Burmese Lacquered Betel Box

Burma
circa late 19th century

height: 21.5cm, diameter: 23cm

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UK art market

6168

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Algerian Enamelled Silver Box with Hinged Lid

Tuat or Figuig Region, Algeria
circa 1930

length: 9cm, height: 3.5cm, depth: 6cm, weight: 212g

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Provenance

UK art market

Fine, Selected Items still Available from Past Catalogues

3870

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Pair of Carved Wooden Male & Female Bulul Rice Divinity Figures

Ifugao People, Northern Luzon, Philippines
19th century

heights: 51cm & 49cm

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Provenance

private European collection.

5488

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Tibetan Gilded Bronze Mahakala

Tibet
15th century

height: 14cm, width: 10.5cm, weight: 701g

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Provenance

UK art market

4947

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Large, Splendid Silver Anklet (Milna Payal)

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
19th century

approximate diameter: 13cm, weight: 467g

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Provenance

Formerly in the collection of the late Paul Walter; most probably acquired by Walter in London.

1432

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Inscribed Bronze Lamp with Aristocratic Patron Devotee Figures

Nepal
Shah Period, dated Samvat 986 (1830)

length: 35cm, width: 22cm, height: 27cm, weight: 3,652g

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Provenance

UK art market.

4050

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Underglaze Blue Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) Ceramic Kendi with Ottoman Silver Mounts with Tugra

China/Ottoman Turkey
circa 16th century

height: 16.6cm, diameter: 14cm, weight: 795g

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UK art market

2013

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Indian Silver Presentation Salver Chased & Repoussed in High Relief, for the Prince of Wales Grenadiers

Bombay, India
1903-1906

diameter: 32.3cm, weight: 1,108g

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UK art market.

1714

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Rare Colonial Indian Carved Croquet Mallet with Chased Silver Mounts

Bombay, India
19th century

length: 86cm, width of head: 14.8cm

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UK art market

5741

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Great Wall of China Brick & Hongmu Stand dated 1929, & Etched Photogravure Plate of Presentation Ceremony

China
stand dated 1929; brick dates to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

length of stand: 43.8cm, height: 28cm, depth: 24.5cm

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Provenance

Rotary Club of Bristol, UK, since 1929.

5613

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Rare Kutch Silver Child’s Rattle & Whistle

Kutch, India
circa 1880

length: 10.5cm, weight: 55g

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Provenance

UK art market