New Items for October 2021

Scroll down to see almost 30 fine, new additions to our stock for October.

Included are items from India, Indonesia, Tibet, China, Sri Lanka, Dutch East Indies, Persia/Iran, Burma/Myanmar. Southern Africa, Mauritania, Morocco, Ghana, Niger, Peru & Lebanon.

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7096

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    Very Fine Dutch Colonial Filigree Box with Gilded Royal Monogram

    Dutch East Indies, probably Batavia
    18th century

    diameter: 12cm, height: 5.3cm, weight: 243g

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    7156

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      Rare Chased & Engraved Silver Lebanese Druze or Maronite Woman’s Headdress (Tantur)

      Druze & Maronite communities, Chouf region, Lebanon
      circa 18th century

      height: 36cm, weight: 237g

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      7089

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        Rare Inscribed & Parcel-Gilded Silver Filigree Spice or Perfume Box

        Colonial Dutch East Indies (Batavia) or Northern India
        17th century

        diameter: 8.1cm, height: 7.5cm, weight: 286g

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        7161

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          Pair of Indian Betel Boxes (Pandans) Shaped as Queen Victoria & Prince Albert

          India, probably Calcutta
          circa 1840

          length: approximately 10cm, width: approximately 8cm, depth: 8.2cm, combined weight: 843g

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          formerly in the collection of Henry Brownrigg, author of 'Betel Cutters from the Samuel Eilenberg Collection' Thames & Hudson, 1992.

          7167

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            Rare Pair of Heavy, Solid-Silver Tuareg Bracelets

            Tuareg People, Niger
            early 20th century

            external width across: approximately 8.9cm, combined weight: 1,861g

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            UK art market

            7079

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              Fine, Mughal or Deccan Silver Plate (Thali)

              Mughal or Deccan India
              early 18th century

              diameter: 22.2cm, weight: 316g

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              UK art market

              7055

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                Qajar Bird Hunting Whistle & Carved Wooden Gem-Set Case

                Persia (Iran)
                19th century

                length: 16.5cm, weight: 58g

                Provenance

                Oliver Hoare, London; Christie's, London, Indian and Islamic Works of Art, 20 Apr 2007.

                7054

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                  Qajar Bird Hunting Whistle & Carved Ebony Gem-Set Case

                  Persia (Iran)
                  19th century

                  length: 14.8cm, weight: 71g

                  Provenance

                  Oliver Hoare, London; Christie's, London, Indian and Islamic Works of Art, 20 Apr 2007.

                  7108

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                    Chinese Export Silver Book-Shaped Snuff Box by Yao Jie

                    China
                    19th century

                    length: 4.1cm, width: 2.7cm, depth: 1.3cm, weight: 27g

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                    UK art market

                    7164

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                      Indian Gold Ring set with Pearls & a Ruby

                      South India, probably Tamil Nadu
                      19th century

                      length of bezel: 2.7cm, weight: 4g, ring z=size: 5.5 (US), K (UK)

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                      UK art market

                      7134

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                        Pair of Indian Silver Deer for a Religious Altar

                        India, Bombay (Mumbai) or the Deccan
                        19th century

                        width of base: 4.3cm, length of base: 8.2cm, height: 9.6cm, combined weight: 355g

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                        UK art market

                        6608

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                          Early Pair of China-Trade Woven Cane Silvered Wine Cups

                          China
                          Ming Dynasty, 17th century

                          diameter: 6.8cm, height: 3.9cm, combined weight: 46g

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                          Private Collection, UK.

                          7132

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                            Mauritanian Bead Necklace (Tesbih)

                            Mauritania & southern Morocco
                            early 20th century

                            circumference: 102cm, weight: 169g

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                            private collection, Germany

                            6892

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                              Tibetan Gilded Brass Vajra

                              Tibet
                              17th-18th century

                              length: 12.8cm, weight: 202g

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                              UK art market

                              7126

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                                Sri Lankan Carved Nut Snuff Box with Chased Silver Mounts

                                Sri Lanka
                                18th-19th century

                                length: 11cm, width: 2.7cm, weight: 24g

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                                UK art market

                                7120

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                                  Large Jain Altarpiece

                                  17th-18th century
                                  India, probably Gujurat or Rajasthan

                                  width: 43.2cm, height: 39.7cm, depth: 7.4cm

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                                  7133

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                                    Tibetan Rosary or Mala of Rudraksha or Bodhi Beads (Sin-‘phen)

                                    Tibet
                                    19th century

                                    circumference: approximately 70cm, weight: 76g

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                                    private collection, Germany

                                    7160

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                                      Very Fine Indian Miniature Bronze Image of Ganesh

                                      Indian, probably Maharashtra
                                      17th century

                                      width: 4.5cm, height: 6.8cm, depth: 4.1cm, weight: 236g

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                                      7115

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                                        Silver Filigree Incense Burner (Sahumador) Modelled as a Turkey & set with Coral

                                        Peru, probably Ayucucho
                                        circa 1800

                                        width: 15cm, depth: 14cm, height: 17cm, weight: 576g

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                                        UK art market

                                        6663

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                                          Ashanti Cast Brass Gold Dust Weight showing Two Seated Oware Players

                                          Asante (Ashanti) People, Ghana
                                          19th-early 20th century

                                          width of base: 9.9cm, depth of base: 6.6cm, height (with base): 9.7cm, weight: 463g

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                                          UK art market

                                          7049

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                                            Burmese Senior Monk’s Gilded & Glass-Inlaid Chanting Fan

                                            Burma (Myanmar)
                                            circa 1920

                                            width: 41.2cm, height (including handle): approximately 49cm, weight: 1,489g

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                                            UK art market

                                            7033

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                                              Pair of Mounted Javanese Wayang Batik Stamps (Cap)

                                              Central Java, Indonesia
                                              19th-20th century

                                              width: 20.6cm, height: 28.9cm, depth: 3cm, combined weight: 3,240g

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                                              7144

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                                                Timorese Silver Ear Ornament

                                                Timor, Eastern Indonesia
                                                early 20th century

                                                width: 7.3cm, length: 7.2cm, weight: 22g

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                                                private collection, Germany

                                                7179

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                                                  Pair of Balinese Rice Sheaf Paddles (Panaptapan)

                                                  South Bali, probably Tabanan, Indonesia
                                                  19th-early 20th century

                                                  width: 17cm and 15.7cm, length: 32.1cm and 35.5cm, combined weight: 842g

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                                                  private collection, London

                                                  7180

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                                                    Unusual Zulu Wirework Gourd Rattle

                                                    Zulu People, Southern Africa
                                                    early 20th century

                                                    width of gourd: 8cm, length (including handle): 29cm, weight: 60g

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                                                    UK art market

                                                    7163

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                                                      Egyptian Gilded Fish Fertility Pendant (Samaka)

                                                      Abu el-Numrus, Egypt
                                                      early 20th century

                                                      circumference of chain: approximately 63cm, length of pendant: approximately 22cm, width (of the largest fish): 12.7cm, weight: 185g

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                                                      5445

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                                                        Large, Rare Figurative Khatamkari Chest

                                                        Persia/Iran
                                                        Zand Dynasty, 18th century

                                                        length: 83.3cm, height (without stand): 39.5cm, height (with stand): 59.5cm, depth: 47cm

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                                                        Provenance

                                                        from an aristocratic Spanish family.

                                                        6368

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                                                          Indian Bronze Votive Stand of Uchchaihshravas, the Sun God Surya’s Seven-headed Horse

                                                          India, probably Gujarat
                                                          18th-19th century

                                                          height: 25cm, width: 21cm, diameter of tray: 19.5cm, weight: 4,825g

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                                                          UK art market

                                                          4598

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                                                            Cast Bronze Seated Buddha

                                                            Mandalay, Burma
                                                            18th-19th century

                                                            height: 58cm, width: 39.5cm, depth: 24cm

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                                                            from a private collection, UK. The previous owner built up a collection of Buddha images mostly from old UK colonial sources, and did so over a long lifetime.

                                                            2938

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                                                              Local Ashanti King’s Asipim Chair

                                                              Ashanti (Asante) People, Ghana
                                                              late 19th century

                                                              height: 72cm, depth: 44cm, width: 40cm

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                                                              private collection, UK

                                                              4450

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                                                                Large, Lacquered Wooden Buddha

                                                                Mandalay, Burma
                                                                circa 1850

                                                                height: 67.5cm, width: 59cm, depth: 34cm

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                                                                UK art market

                                                                4629

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                                                                  Three Ming Dynasty Carved Wooden Daoist Figures with Polychrome

                                                                  China
                                                                  Reign of Zhengde (1505–1521)

                                                                  heights: each approx. 29.5cm

                                                                  Provenance

                                                                  private collection, London.

                                                                  3581

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                                                                    Fine, Persian Painted & Lacquered Mirror Case

                                                                    Persia (Iran)
                                                                    Zand Dynasty, circa 1780

                                                                    height: 21.8cm, width: 15.2cm, thickness: 1cm

                                                                    Provenance

                                                                    private collection, UK

                                                                    5708

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                                                                      Malay Earthenware Water Flask with Silver Mounts (Labu Ayer)

                                                                      Malay People, Perak, Malay Peninsula
                                                                      late 19th or early 20th century

                                                                      height: 30cm, diameter: 18cm, weight: 1,056g

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                                                                      UK art market

                                                                      2926

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                                                                        Indian Kutch Chased Silver Arabian Dallah-style Coffee Pot

                                                                        Kutch, India
                                                                        circa 1870

                                                                        height: 22.8cm, weight: 641g

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                                                                        from an important, private UK collection.

                                                                        432

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                                                                          Indian Hand-Held Brass Hookah Base

                                                                          Northern India
                                                                          18th century

                                                                          height: 14.6cm

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                                                                          6583

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                                                                            Unusual Burmese Silver Handled Cup or Vase

                                                                            Burma (Myanmar)
                                                                            circa 1890

                                                                            height: 19cm, width: 21cm, weight: 674g

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                                                                            UK art market

                                                                            5807

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                                                                              Large Tibetan Silver Ga’u Box set with Turquoise & Coral

                                                                              Eastern Tibet, probably Labrang area
                                                                              early 20th century

                                                                              length: 16.5cm, width: 12.7cm, thickness: 3.8cm, weight: 292g

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                                                                              UK art market

                                                                              6187

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                                                                                Fine, Berber Carved Wooden Spindle Whorl

                                                                                Berber People, Anti-Atlas, Morocco
                                                                                19th century

                                                                                diameter: 5.8cm, height: 2.7cm

                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                private collection, UK

                                                                                2637

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                                                                                  Tibetan Silver, Coral & Turquoise Earrings (Along)

                                                                                  Tibet
                                                                                  late 19th century-early 20th century

                                                                                  height: 8.5cm, combined weight: 70g

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                                                                                  UK art market

                                                                                  4402

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                                                                                    Silver Box & Lid Covered in Silver Filigree

                                                                                    Ottoman Turkey
                                                                                    18th-19th century

                                                                                    height: 9.8cm, diameter: 9.3cm, weight: 292g

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                                                                                    UK art market

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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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                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                      5620

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                                                                                        South Indian Toda Silver Woman’s Necklace

                                                                                        Toda People, Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu, South India
                                                                                        19th century

                                                                                        total length (or circumference as worn): 50.5cm, weight: 175g

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                                                                                        Christie's, New York; private collection, UK.

                                                                                        4717

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                                                                                          Sri Lankan Standing Brass Image of the Buddhist Protector Upulvan (Vishnu)

                                                                                          Sri Lanka
                                                                                          19th century

                                                                                          height: 40.3cm

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                                                                                          UK art market