New Items for September 2019

Showcased here are 50 additions to our stock for September.

Included are items from Tibet, Nepal, Burma, Cambodia, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, China, Benin, Malaysia, Spanish Colonial South America, the Dutch East Indies, Afghanistan, Yemen, Oman, & the Congo.

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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6184

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Fine, Carved Hippopotamus Ivory & Horn Tumbok Lada Dagger

North Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century

length: 34cm, weight: 475g

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private English collection; private Japanese collection.

6152

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Gilded Nepalese Vishnu & Garuda Pendant set with Pearls & Semi-Precious Stones

Newar People, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
circa 18th century

height: 6.5cm, width: 6cm, weight: 45.84g

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UK art market

6189

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Large & Impressive Chinese Export Silver Standing Cup & Cover by Wang Hing

China
circa 1880

height: 38.8cm, width: 32cm, weight: 1,395g

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private English collection

6126

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Rare, Large Bronze Architectural Plaque with the Emblem for Wajid ‘Ali Shah, the last Nawab of Oudh, Probably taken from the Kaiserbagh Palace, during the 1857 Siege of Lucknow

Lucknow, India
19th century

height: 42.3cm, width: 36cm

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UK art market

6150

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Chased, Inscribed & Dated Silver Betel Tray, Captured at the Siege of Lucknow

Lucknow, India
late 18th century with a later inscribed date of 1858

length: 28.6cm, width: 21.4cm, height: 5.5cm, weight: 540g

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taken at the siege of Lucknow; Major General Donald Macintyre VC

6143

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Carved Mughal Jade with Gold & Turquoise Mounts

Delhi, Northern India
circa 1620 (Jade) & circa 1850 (Mounts)

width: 6.3cm, height: 5.4cm, thickness: 0.3cm, weight: 31.64g

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UK art market

5700

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Dutch Colonial Silver Filigree Box & Cover

Dutch Colonial Dutch East Indies, probably Batavia
17th-18th century

length: 21.2cm, depth: 14cm, height: 7.4cm, weight: 1,108g

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UK art market

4226

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Rare Dayak Brass Ear Ornaments Showing Swiss-Lutheran Missionary Influence from Basel

Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
early 20th century

lengths: 8cm & 8.3cm, combined weight: 99g

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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.

5161

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Important, Published Yogya Silver Dish or Bonbonniere, Owned by Agnes van Gesseler Verschuir, the Reviver of the Yogya Silver Tradition

Yogyakarta, Central Java, Indonesia
circa 1930

length: 22.5cm, width: 14.5cm, height: 7.3cm, weight: 225g

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Agnes van Gesseler Verschuir, wife of Pieter van Gesseler Verschuir, Colonial Dutch Governor of Yogyakarta (1929-1932), and thence by descent. This item is published in 'Yogya Silver' & exhibited in Amsterdam's Tropenmuseum in 2005.

6149

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Inscribed, Silver-inlaid Bidri Basin (Silapchi)

Hyderabad, India
18th-19th century

diaameter: 35.7cm, height: 11.5cm

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UK art market

6144

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Colonial Spanish Powder Flask (Yesquero)

Colonial Spanish, Argentina
19th century

length: 7cm (not taking into account the curve), weight: 27.59g

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UK art market

6163

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Silver Bidri Talismanic or Magic Bowl with Koranic Verses (Abkhwura)

Deccan, India
19th century

diameter: 12.5cm, height: 5cm, weight: 197g

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UK art market

6145

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Burmese Lacquered & Gilded Sacred Goose Hintha Betel Box

Burma
19th or early 20th century

length: 31cm, height: 24.5cm, width: 18cm

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UK art market

6160

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Fine, Silver Mahtabi Bidri Bowl

Hyderabad, India
19th century

diameter: 12.5cm, height: 6.1cm, weight: 426g

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UK art market

6071

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Unusual Burmese Silver Bowl

Burma
late 19th century

diameter: 22.5cm, height: 14cm, weight: 1,153g

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UK art market

5774

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Silver & Silver Filigree Woman’s Belt Ornament & Matching Silver Chain (Ghanjen or Gyenzen)

Tibet
19th century

length: 46cm, height: 28cm, length of chain: 126cm, overall weight: 603g

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private collection, London, UK.

5069

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Highly Unusual Islamic Sufi Flagellant’s Bullet Cartridge Whip

Northern India or Iran/Persia
early 20th century

length of handle or rod: 45cm, length of chain: 50cm, diameter of 'ball': 14cm

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UK art market

6016

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Rare Malay Carved Horn Fire Strikers (Gobek Api) with Lint Nut Containers & Tweezers

Malay People, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia
19th century

length of fire striker: 10.6cm

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UK art market

4098

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Fine Omani, Four-Ringed Silver-clad Jambiya with Horn Hilt

Oman, probably Nizwa
19th century

length: 31cm, width: 25cm, weight: 675g

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UK art market

5286

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Two Burmese Amber Cylinder Ear Plugs

Kachin People, Burma
19th-early 20th century

approx. lengths: 4.4cm, diameter: 1.6cm, combined weight: 27.05g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

4871

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

Java, Indonesia
12th-15th century

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

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private collection, UK

6127

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Large, Cambodian Silver Hen-Shaped Betel Lime Box

Cambodia
circa 1920

length: 19.5cm, height: 20cm, weight: 611g

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UK art market

6135

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Cast Bronze Edo Benin Pendant or Aegis of Senior Female in Coral Regalia & with Netted Ball

Benin
16th-17th century

height: 12.7cm, width: 10cm, weight: 236g

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private collection, UK.

6136

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Cast Bronze Edo Benin Pendant or Aegis of Senior Female in Coral Regalia

Benin
16th-17th century

height: 14.8cm, width: 10.7cm, weight: 218g

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private collection, UK.

4977

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Ear Pendants (Keramli)

Nuristan, Afghanistan, or Swat Vallery, Pakistan
19th century

lengths; 11cm, combined weight: 71cn

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Provenance

private collection, London.

5412

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Three Shan Burmese Silver Mounted Knives (Dha Hmyaung)

Shan People, Eastern States
19th century

lengths: 22cm, 19.8cm, 17.7cm

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UK art market

5759

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Dayak Beaded Loin Cloth or Cache Sexe

Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
early 20th century

27cm x 16.5cm

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UK art market

5925

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Malay Sword with Horn Hilt & Silver Mounts (Klewang)

Malay Peninsula or Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century

length: 87cm, weight: 935g

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UK art market

5932

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Circular Bidri Tray (Tashtari)

Hyderabad, India
18th century

diameter: 18.1cm, weight: 628g

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UK art market

6051

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Central Asian Gilded Silver Drop Earrings and a Pendant Gilded, Niello Amulet Case

Uzbek & Kyrgyz Peoples, Central Asia
19th century

length of amulet case: 10.6cm, height, including all chains: 22cm, lengths of earrings: 9.5cm, combined weight: 108g

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UK art market

5933

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Circular Bidri Tray (Tashtari)

Hyderabad, India
early 19th century

diameter: 17.8cm, weight: 402g

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UK art market

6072

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Tall, Colonial Kashmiri Silver Flask

Kashmir, Northern India
circa 1880

height: 29.7cm, weight: 579g

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UK art market

5269

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Inscribed, Talismanic Silver Necklace

Afghanistan or Iran
circa 1900

approx. circumference of necklace: 90cm, length of main plaque: 11cm, overall weight: 153g

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UK art market

5661

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Two Large Turquoise Beads with Silver Mounts

Ladakh, India or Tibet
first half of the 20th century

lengths: 4.6cm-5cm long, combined weight: 106g

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UK art market

6076

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Large, Colonial Spanish Inscribed Silver Serving Platter

Colonial Spanish South America, probably Argentina
18th century

diameter: 33.8cm, height: 4.4cm, weight: 823g

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UK art market

6109

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Rare, Cast Brass Ritual Gajja Singha & Lotus Salagrama Stand for Holding an Ammonite Fossil

Orissa, India
19th century

height: 35.5cm, width: 28cm, diameter of tray: 17.4cm, weight: 3,347g

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UK art market

6117

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Burmese Silver Bowl

Burma
circa 1900

diameter: 19cm, height: 11.8cm, weight: 846g

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UK art market

6119

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Elegant & Early Sri Lankan Bracelet

Sri Lanka
18th-19th century

internal diameter at widest point: 5.9cm, external diameter: 8cm, weight: 54g

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UK art market

6120

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Nuristan Silver Alloy Torque & Pendant

Nuristan, Afghanistan
early 20th century

length: 33cm, width: 15cm, weight: 226g

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UK art market

6121

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Silver Boteh-shaped Earrings

Afghanistan or Pakistan
late 19th-20th century

lengths: 10.5cm, combined weight: 19.61g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

6058

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Densely-Decorated Burmese Silver Bowl

Burma
19th century

diameter: 16cm, height: 9.8cm, weight: 466g

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UK art market

6122

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Indian Silver Amulet Necklace

Northern India, probably Dolmar, Uttarakhand
19th century

approximate circumference: 76cm, typical length of silver box: 7.5cm, weight: 140g

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UK art market

6134

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Brass Votive Plaque (Tsha Tsha) Mould

Tibet
early 20th century, or earlier

8.3cm x 8.3cm, weight: 317g

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UK art market

6158

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Set of Indian Hindu Temple Bronze Body Stamps (Chhapa)

Orissa or Bengal, India
18th-19th centuries

lengths of each stamp face: 2.4cm-5.2cm, combined weight: 88g

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UK art market

6182

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Tibetan Rosary of Human Bone & Beads (Sin-‘phen)

Tibet
circa 1900

circumference: approx. 90cm, weight: 200g

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UK art market

6140

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Tharu Silver Necklace (Kantshri)

Rana Tharu People, Western Terai Region, Southern Nepal
circa 1920

length of main body of necklace: 31cm, length including chains: 49cm, overall length of pendants: 7cm, weight: 268g

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UK art market

4326

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Carved Wooden Dog Fetish Figure (Koso)

Vili People, Republic of Congo
early 20th century

length: 24cm; width: 7cm and height: 8cm

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Provenance

Estate of the London collector, Seward Kennedy, London

5851

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Omani Silver Bead & Trade Glass Bead Necklace

Either Batinah or Sur, Oman
19th-early 20th century

circumference: approx. 50cm, weight: 106g

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private collection, London.

5287

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Bedouin Face Veil (Burqua) Decorated with Silver

Bedouin People, Yemen
first half of the 20th century

32cm x 14cm

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UK art market

5346

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Bedouin Face Veil (Burqua) Decorated with Beads & Silver

Bedouin People, Yemen
first half of the 20th century

25.4cm x 14.6cm

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UK art market

Fine, Selected Items from Past Catalogues

5960

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Rare Ottoman Turkey or Balkans Silver Cartridge Box for the Waist

Ottoman Balkans
early 19th century

length: 19.3cm, height: 7.7cm, thickness: 4.2cm, weight: 261g

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UK art market

1459

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Carved Ivory Lion Throne Element

Orissa, India
15th-16th century

height: 10.5cm; height with stand: 12.5cm

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: from a private European collection since around 1970.

4283

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Pair of Silver Woman’s Hair Rings

Morocco, pre-Sahara Region
19th century

length: 7cm, width: 3.3cm, combined weight: 110g

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private collection, London.

3358

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Indian Green Bowenite Box with Fine Silver Mounts

Northern India
circa 1820

length: 17.8cm, height: 4.5cm, width: 8.7cm, weight: 522g

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UK antique market

848

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Rare, Finely Carved Coconut Money Box with Silver Mounts (Alcancia)

Spanish Colonial Guatemala
18th century

height: 18cm, length: 19cm, weight: 437g

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Provenance

European antiques market.

3023

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Indian Painted Wooden Portable Shrine for the Jagannathi Trio

Orissa or Rajasthan, India
circa 1920

height: 38.5cm, width with all panels fold away: 19cm; with panels extended: 73cm

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UK art market

5994

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Carved,Solid Ivory Rosewater Sprinkler with Engraved & Coloured Decoration & Original Carved Wooden Case

India or Sri Lanka
circa 1860

height of sprinkler: 23.4cm, height of wooden case: 26.6cm

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UK art market