NEW ITEMS FOR SEPTEMBER 2022

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

Included are items from Tibet, Algeria, India, Mongolia, China, Morocco, Indonesia, Zanzibar, Oman, Nepal, Burma (Myanmar),  Egypt, Pakistan, & Colonial South America.

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8763

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    Exceptional Pair of Algerian Large & Heavy, Solid Gold Earrings (Mecherfa)

    Chaoui people, Aures Mountains, Southern Algeria
    19th century-early 20th century

    length (including chains): approximately 14cm, combined weight: 63g

    Provenance

    UK art market

    8761

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      Extremely Rare North Indian Inscribed Silver Spittoon

      Northern India
      17th-18th century

      height: 14.4cm, width: 11.7cm, weight: 717g

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      private collection, UK.

      8683

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        Algerian Gold Serpent-Head Bracelet

        Algeria
        19th century

        interior diameter: 6.3cm, weight: 12g

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        UK art market

        8715

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          Rare Mongolian Repoussed Copper Plaque of a Lokapala

          Mongolia
          18th century

          height: 33cm, width: 28.5cm, weight: 901g

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          private collection, UK

          8611

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            Fine, Brisé-style Chinese Silver-Gilt Filigree Fan

            Guangdong (Canton), China
            circa 1830

            length of arm: 21cm, width of arm: 2.5cm, width of unfolded fan: 35cm, weight: 185g

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            UK art matrket

            8771

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              Elaborate Moroccan Silver & Amber ‘Treasure’ Necklace

              Draa Valley, Morocco
              early 20th century

              circumference (of shorter chain): 44cm, weight: 535g

              Provenance

              formerly in the collection of Angela Fisher, author of 'Africa Adorned'.

              8694

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                Balinese Double-Ikat Geringsing Cawat Ding Ding Si Gading Cloth

                Tenganan Pegeringsingan, North-East Bali, Indonesia
                19th century

                folded length: 105cm (full length: 210cm), width: 42.5cm

                Provenance

                private collection, UK; believed to have been collected in Bali in the 1920s

                8681

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                  Magnificent Suite of Zanzibar-Omani Silver & Gold Bridal Jewellery

                  Zanzibar & Oman
                  19th century

                  width of amulet pendant: 12.7cm, combined weight: 1,091g

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                  Provenance

                  from a private English estate, thence by descent.

                  8745

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                    Indian Khandoba’s or Aiyanar’s Horse in Silver

                    South India
                    17th-18th century

                    height: 13.2cm, length: 10.8cm, width: 4cm, weight: 148g

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                    UK art market

                    8744

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                      Nepalese Terracotta Tile Depicting Avalokiteshvara as Samantamukha

                      Nepal
                      circa 17th-18th century

                      height: 26cm, width: 19.4cm, depth: 3.2cm, weight: 1,738g

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                      private collection, UK

                      8762

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                        Pair of Carved Wooden Paduka Shoes

                        India or the Malay World
                        probably 19th century

                        length: 25cm, width: 11cm, combined weight: 468g

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                        UK art market

                        5832

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                          Large Burmese Altar-Manuscript Chest with Coloured Mosaic Glass Decoration, possibly from the Mandalay Palace

                          Northern Burma, probably Mandalay
                          mid-19th century

                          length: 117cm, height: 80cm, depth: 75cm

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                          UK art market

                          5267

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                            Zanzibar-Oman Ear Ornaments with ‘Venetian Ducat’ Tokens

                            Sur, Oman or Zanzibar
                            19th-early 20th century

                            length: approximately 8cm, combined weight: 37g

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                            UK art market

                            8734

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                              Tibetan Nomad’s Silver-Mounted Knife & Scabbard with Turquoise & Coral

                              Khampa, Western Tibet
                              19th century

                              length of knife: 34cm, length of scabbard: 26.3cm, weight: 305g

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                              Provenance

                              from the collection of Sir Christopher Ondaatje, UK.

                              7294

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                                Majapahit Terracotta Court Dancer Figure

                                Majapahit kingdom, East Java
                                14th-15th century

                                height: 12.2cm, width: 6.8cm, depth: 7.6cm, weight: 309g

                                Provenance

                                Estate Collection of Tom White MBE, a former UK diplomat who served in Southeast Asia in the 1960s & 1970s.

                                8483

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                                  Tibetan Ritual Buddhist Trumpet Conch

                                  Tibet
                                  circa 18th century

                                  length (not including leather strap): 13.5cm, width: approximately 9cm, weight: 635g

                                  Provenance

                                  from the estate of the private collector John Bartlett, England.

                                  8615

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                                    Superb Tibetan Rosary or Mala of Human Bone Beads (Mi Mgo’i Phreng Ba) & a Silver Marker

                                    Tibet
                                    18th-19th century

                                    circumference: approximately 76cm, width of beads: approximately 1.2cm, weight: 213g

                                    Provenance

                                    private collection, UK.

                                    8690

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                                      Tibetan Silver & Gold-Overlaid Iron Pen Case

                                      Derge, Tibet
                                      17th-18th century

                                      length: 31.5cm, width: approximately 2.2cm, weight: 285g

                                      Provenance

                                      UK art market

                                      8692

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                                        Rare Balinese Double-Ikat Geringsing Wayang Kebo Cloth

                                        Tenganan Pegeringsingan, North-East Bali, Indonesia
                                        19th century

                                        length: 210cm, width: 51.7cm

                                        Provenance

                                        private collection, UK; believed to have been collected in Bali in the 1920s

                                        8702

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                                          North Indian Ragamala Painting of a Couple Seated in a Pavillion

                                          Northern India
                                          circa 1750

                                          width: 22.3cm, length: 30.2cm

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                                          Private collection

                                          8698

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                                            South American Colonial Silver Bowl Chased with Cacao Pods

                                            Colonial South America
                                            18th-19th century

                                            width: 16.8cm, height: 10.8cm, weight: 429g

                                            Provenance

                                            UK art market

                                            8703

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                                              North Indian Ragamala Painting of a Lady Seated in a Pavillion

                                              Northern India
                                              circa 1750

                                              width: 21.9cm, length: 30.1cm

                                              Provenance

                                              private collection

                                              8741

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                                                Pierced, Silver Mughal Pandan

                                                Northern India or Deccan
                                                18th-19th century

                                                width: approximately 11.5cm, height: 7.4cm, weight: 444g

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                                                UK art market

                                                5290

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                                                  Indian Woven Silver Bracelet

                                                  Madhya Pradesh and Orissa, India
                                                  early 20th century

                                                  interior diameter: approximately 7.3cm, weight: 112g

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                                                  Provenance

                                                  Sotheby's New York; Collection of (the late) Paul Walter; probably acquired by him in London.

                                                  8693

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                                                    Balinese Double-Ikat Geringsing Isi Cloth

                                                    Tenganan Pegeringsingan, North-East Bali, Indonesia
                                                    19th century

                                                    length: 202cm, width: 38.2cm

                                                    Provenance

                                                    private collection, UK; believed to have been collected in Bali in the 1920s

                                                    8752

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                                                      Pair of Kutch Indian Silver Cormorant Rosewater Sprinklers

                                                      Kutch, India
                                                      circa 1890

                                                      height: 29.5cm, width 7.8cm, combined weight: 574g

                                                      Provenance

                                                      UK art market

                                                      8772

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                                                        Rare Pair of Nubian Silver Bracelets

                                                        Nubia region, Northern Sudan, Southern Egypt
                                                        circa 1930

                                                        length: approximately 7.2cm, width: 2.4cm, combined weight: 242g

                                                        Provenance

                                                        private collection, UK

                                                        4949

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                                                          Punjabi Pair of Silver Anklets (Jhanhjar)

                                                          Punjab, India/Pakistan
                                                          early 20th century

                                                          exterior diameter: 12.2cm, interior diameter: 9cm, combined weight: 377g

                                                          Provenance

                                                          Sotheby's New York; Collection of (the late) Paul Walter; probably acquired by him in London.

                                                          3296

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                                                            Tibetan Nomad’s Silver-Mounted Knife & Scabbard with Coral

                                                            Khampa, Western Tibet
                                                            19th century

                                                            length: 24.5cm, width: 3.1cm, weight: 189g

                                                            Provenance

                                                            from the collection of Sir Christopher Ondaatje, UK.

                                                            5430

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                                                              Large Omani Silver Cuff Bracelet (Hangeri or Hajala)

                                                              Oman, possibly Nizwa
                                                              late 19th-early 20th century

                                                              length: 11.5cm, interior diameter: 6cm, weight: 354g

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                                                              Selected Fine Items from Past Catalogues

                                                              5137

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                                                                Gold Parsi (Parsee) Portrait Brooch set with Fifty Diamonds, & another Portrait

                                                                Bombay, India
                                                                19th century

                                                                diamond brooch: 3.4cm x 2.8cm, unmounted portrait: 2.8cm x 2.4cm

                                                                Provenance

                                                                from a Parsi family, originally from Bombay, and now based in northern England. The identities of the men featured in the portraits are unknown however.

                                                                2611

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                                                                  South Indian Gold Emerald & Ruby-Set Temple Ear Ornaments

                                                                  South India
                                                                  18th-19th century

                                                                  lengths: 8cm & 8.3cm, combined weight: 53g

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                                                                  private collection, UK

                                                                  8545

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                                                                    Solomon Islands Engraved Shell Pendants with Shell Currency Strands

                                                                    Solomon Islands
                                                                    early 20th century

                                                                    length (of the largest pendant): 6.6cm, weight: 98g

                                                                    Provenance

                                                                    from the estate collection of a former London museum curator

                                                                    5614

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                                                                      Unusual Cast & Engraved Bronze Horse Head, probably of the Deity Aiyanar

                                                                      South India
                                                                      18th-19th century

                                                                      width: 32cm, height: 24.6cm, depth: 11cm

                                                                      Provenance

                                                                      UK art market

                                                                      3381

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                                                                        Sri Lankan Silver Betel Lime Box (Killotaya)

                                                                        Sri Lanka
                                                                        18th-19th century

                                                                        height: 6.6cm, weight: 77g

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                                                                        Provenance

                                                                        French art market

                                                                        6247

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                                                                          Naga Chank Shell Bead Necklace

                                                                          Naga People, Eastern India/Western Burma
                                                                          19th century

                                                                          length: 60cm, weight: 216g

                                                                          Provenance

                                                                          private collection, London

                                                                          5322

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                                                                            Straits Chinese Groom’s Double-Sided, Finely Embroidered Blue Wedding Sash

                                                                            Straits Chinese, Straits Settlements (Singapore, Penang, Malacca)
                                                                            late 19th or early 20th century

                                                                            length: 197cm, width: 6.5cm

                                                                            Provenance

                                                                            Acquired by a colonial administrator in the early 20th century, and has been in England since.

                                                                            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

                                                                              Provenance

                                                                              private collection, UK

                                                                              2185

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                                                                                Sepik Earthenware Roof Ridge Tile with Pigments

                                                                                Chambri Lakes, Sepik River, Papua New Guinea
                                                                                early 20th century

                                                                                height: 42cm, width: 25.5cm

                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                Francis de Sales McHugh Collection, collected by de Sales McHugh in the early 20th century.

                                                                                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

                                                                                  Provenance

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