New Items for October 2020

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Included are items from Tibet, Nepal, Mongolia, India, China, Sri Lanka, Straits Chinese, Burma, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Niger/Morocco, Ottoman Turkey, Yemen, Ivory Coast & Nigeria.

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6682

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    Rare Nepalese Bronze Vajrayana Lingam-Yoni

    Newar People, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
    18th century

    height: 20cm, width: 13.5cm, diameter of base: 9.1cm, weight: 1,174g

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    private collection, London.

    6681

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      Tall Mongolian Silver Ewer inset with Coral, Turquoise & Lapis Luzuli

      Mongolia
      late 19th century or early 20th century

      height: 46.5cm, width: 27cm, depth: 13cm, weight: 1,754g

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      private collection, Channel Islands.

      6642

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        Superb Nigerian Ibibio Carved Wooden Mask

        Ibibio People, Cross River & adjacent regions, Nigeria
        19th-early 20th century

        height: 31cm, width: 29cm, depth: 19cm, weight: 1,104g

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        UK art market

        6634

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          Nepalese Rana-era Silver-Gilt Medicine Spoon set with Semi-Precious Stones

          Nepal
          19th century

          length: 12cm, width: 3.3cm, weight: 27g

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          UK art market

          6680

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            Pair of Sri Lankan or South Indian Yali Door Plates

            Sri Lanka or South India
            circa 18th century

            length (each): 16.5cm, width: 13.7cm, combined weight: 1,041g

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            UK art market

            6676

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              Ottoman Jade & Silver Box with Emeralds & Rubies

              Istanbul, Ottoman Turkey
              17th-18th century

              length: 7cm, depth: 5cm, height: 2.9cm, weight: 75g

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              private collection, UK

              6677

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                Rare Straits Chinese or Nonyaware Wine Warmer, Cup & Cover

                China, made for the Straits Chinese Market
                circa 1900

                height: 13.8cm, diameter: 9.2cm, weight: 377g

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                UK art market

                6675

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                  Tibetan Pierced, Chiselled & Gilded Iron Pen Case

                  Derge, Eastern Tibet
                  circa 18th century

                  length: 34.8cm, weight: 334g

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                  private collection, UK

                  6668

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                    Indian Bronze Saint, probably the Shaivite Saint Sambandar

                    South India
                    17th-18th century

                    height: 21.4cm, width: 9.8cm, depth: 5.9cm, weight: 1,652g

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                    UK art market

                    6685

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                      Yemeni Silver Amulet Hirz Pendant

                      Yemen
                      early 20th century

                      length: 19.7cm, weight: 396g

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                      UK art market

                      6673

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                        Cast Bronze 16-Armed Durga slaying Mahishasura

                        India
                        16th-17th century

                        height: 18.1cm, width: 13.8cm, depth: 7.9cm, weight: 1,567g

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                        UK art market

                        6687

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                          Yemeni Silver Upper Arm Bracelet (Damlaj)

                          Mahwit Province, Yemen
                          early 20th century

                          external width: 13.1cm, internal width at widest point: 6.3cm, weight: 451g

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                          UK art market

                          6646

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                            Baule Cast Brass ‘Prestige’ Spoon

                            Baule People, Ivory Coast
                            19th-early 20th century

                            length: 14.6cm, width: 5.9cm, weight: 284g

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                            UK art market

                            6645

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                              Fine Pair of Straits Chinese Flower Girl’s Wedding Slippers

                              Peranakan or Straits Chinese, Singapore or Malacca, Malaysia
                              late 19th-early 20th century

                              length: 15cm

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                              UK art market

                              6623

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                                Khmer-style Thai Silver Buddha

                                North-Eastern Thailand
                                circa 16th century

                                height (without stand): 10.2cm, width: 7.4, weight (with stand): 302g

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                                UK art market

                                6619

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                                  Tibetan Burlwood & Silver Eating Bowl

                                  Tibet
                                  19th or early 20th century

                                  diameter: 13.1cm, height: 5.3cm, weight: 238g

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                                  UK art market

                                  6581

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                                    Unusual Armenian or Kurdish Silver Belt

                                    Armenian people, Armenia or Turkey; or Kurdish People, Turkey
                                    19th century

                                    overall length: approximately 86cm, diameter of buckle: 8.5cm, overall weight: 482g

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                                    UK art market

                                    6531

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                                      Tuareg Silver & Copper Head Ornament (Tcherot or Techeout tan ‘eraf)

                                      Tuareg People, Niger, Algeria & Morocco
                                      first half of 20th century

                                      length: approximately 29cm, width: 24cm, weight: 117g

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                                      private collection, UK.

                                      6391

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                                        Burmese Inscribed, Silver Model of a Buddhist Monk

                                        Burma (Myanmar)
                                        early 20th century (dated 1920)

                                        height: 13.9cm, diameter of base: 8.9cm, weight: 412g

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                                        UK art market

                                        5187

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                                          Indian Gold, Ruby & Pearl Nose Ring (Nath)

                                          India, probably Rajasthan
                                          19th century

                                          width: 3.3cm, weight: 4g

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                                          private collection, UK

                                          4495

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                                            Three Cast Brass Miniature Indian Market Vendors

                                            India, probably Bombay (Mumbai) or Calcutta (Kolkata)
                                            circa 1920

                                            height: 6.2 - 9.9cm, combined weight: 800g

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                                            UK art market

                                            6546

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                                              Large Tekke Parcel-Gilt Silver Chest Ornament (Gonzuk)

                                              Tekke People, Turkmenistan
                                              early 20th century

                                              length: 25cm, weight: 285g

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                                              Dutch antique market

                                              6191

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                                                Indian Enamelled Gold Peacock Pendant with Diamonds & Pearls

                                                Northern India
                                                circa 1850

                                                width: 3cm, weight: 10.3g

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                                                private collection, UK.

                                                6549

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                                                  Kazakh Silver Matchmaker’s Double Finger Ring (Kudagi Zhuzik)

                                                  Kazakh people, Kazakhstan - Central Asia
                                                  19th-early 20th century

                                                  length (widest): 6.9cm, weight: 74g

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                                                  Dutch art market

                                                  6550

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                                                    Kazakh Silver Matchmaker’s Finger Ring (Zhuzik)

                                                    Kazakh people, Kazakhstan - Central Asia
                                                    19th-early 20th century

                                                    length (widest): 7.9cm, weight: 114g

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                                                    Dutch art market

                                                    6551

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                                                      Large Kazakh Silver & Gilt Matchmaker’s Double Finger Ring (Kudagi Zhuzik)

                                                      Kazakh people, Kazakhstan - Central Asia
                                                      19th-early 20th century

                                                      diameter: 8.5cm, weight: 117g

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                                                      Dutch art market

                                                      6555

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                                                        Rajasthani Pair of Knitted Silver Wire Bracelets (Bala)

                                                        Rajasthan, India
                                                        early 20th century

                                                        internal diameter at widest point: 8.5cm, combined weight: 189g

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                                                        Dutch art market

                                                        6566

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                                                          Very Unusual Arabian Silver & Gold Bracelet

                                                          Bedouin People, Arabian Peninsula, Saudi Arabia or Yemen
                                                          early 20th century

                                                          internal diameter at widest point: 5.5cm, width: 13.3cm, height: 11cm, weight: 167g

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                                                          Dutch art market

                                                          6688

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                                                            Straits Chinese-style Glazed Porcelain Jardiniere

                                                            China, possibly for the Straits Chinese Market
                                                            circa 1900

                                                            diameter (top): 20.6cm, diameter (base): 15.4cm, height: 20.5cm

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                                                            Uk art market

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                                                            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

                                                              3933

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                                                                Dayak Man’s Ear Ornament (Sabau) of Carved Hornbill Casque (Beak)

                                                                Kenyah/Kayan Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
                                                                19th-early 20th century

                                                                height: 4.6cm, length: 10cm, width: 4.2cm, weight: 26.36g

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                                                                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.

                                                                6388

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                                                                  Magnificent, Pierced, Chased, Miniature Silver Thai Manuscript (Dharma) Cabinet

                                                                  Thailand
                                                                  circa 1920

                                                                  height: 32cm, width: 20.5cm, depth: 14cm, weight: 1,729g

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                                                                  private collection

                                                                  5840

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                                                                    Mongolian Polychrome Dancing Citipati Group

                                                                    Mongolia
                                                                    19th century

                                                                    height: 60cm, width: 53cm

                                                                    Provenance

                                                                    Private collection, England.

                                                                    3704

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                                                                      Cambodian Bayon-Style, Ritual Bronze Conch Shell

                                                                      Cambodia
                                                                      Angkor Period, 12th-13th century, & possibly later stand

                                                                      length of conch: 27cm, height of stand: 8cm, diameter of stand: 14cm

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                                                                      from a private collection, Hereford, England. Acquired by the previous owner from a private collection, Gloucestershire, England.

                                                                      4831

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                                                                        Unusual South Indian Silver Beaker

                                                                        Madras, India
                                                                        circa 1870

                                                                        height: 10.3cm, diameter: 9.5cm, weight: 342g

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                                                                        UK art market

                                                                        5524

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                                                                          Tibetan Carved Wooden Upper Book Cover showing the Five Tathagatas

                                                                          Tibet
                                                                          circa 14th-15th century

                                                                          length: 65.3cm, width: 20cm, thickness: 2.7cm

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                                                                          2325

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                                                                            Colonial Satinwood & Mahogany Writing Box with Silver Mounts

                                                                            Coromandel Coast, South India
                                                                            17th-18th century

                                                                            width: 32cm, depth: 28cm, thickness at rear: 8cm, thickness at front: 7cm

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                                                                            From an English country house.

                                                                            4871

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                                                                              Rare Javanese Majapahit-Style Damascene Iron Double Putut Kris Blade with Maker’s Thumb Prints (Pichit)

                                                                              Java, Indonesia
                                                                              12th-15th century

                                                                              length: 28.4cm, width at widest point: 7.2cm, weight: 150g

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                                                                              private collection, UK

                                                                              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.

                                                                                6539

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                                                                                  Chinese Tibetan-Style Monk’s Cap Cloisonne Ewer (Duomuhu)

                                                                                  China
                                                                                  late 19th century

                                                                                  height: 51.9cm, weight: 4,846g

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                                                                                  UK art market

                                                                                  2610

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                                                                                    South Indian Gold Ruby-Set Temple Ear Ornaments

                                                                                    South India
                                                                                    18th-19th century

                                                                                    length: 10cm, maximum width: 3.4cm, combined weight: 87g

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                                                                                    private collection. UK.

                                                                                    6508

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                                                                                      Large, Rare, Central Asian Gilded Silver Koranic Amulet Case set with Banded Agate, Spinels & Coral

                                                                                      Emirate of Bukhara (today, Uzbekistan)
                                                                                      19th century

                                                                                      length: 107cm, width: 31cm, weight: 3,216g

                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                      private collection, Greece/UK