NEW ITEMS FOR SEPTEMBER 2023

Scroll down to see more than 30 new additions to our stock for September.

Included are items from India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Tibet, Burma (Myanmar), Morocco, Swahili Coast, Tanzania, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Iran (Persia), Uzbekistan, Somalia, Sudan, and the Ivory Coast.

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9312

Horn of Africa Large Amber Dowry Necklace

Horn of Africa, probably Somalia, Sudan or Harer, Ethiopia
19th-early 20th century

circumference: approximately 89cm, diameter of the largest bead: approximately 3.9cm, weight: 356g

Sold

Provenance

private collection, US

9180

Sri Lankan Temple Column Silver Candlesticks

Kandy, Sri Lanka
late 19th-early 20th centuries

height: 30.4cm, width of base: 11.1cm, depth of base: 11.1cm, combined weight: 1,649g

Sold

Provenance

UK art market

9294

Exceptionally Rare Naga Headhunter’s Necklace with Five-Heads & Buffalo

Naga People, Burma/India
early 20th century

circumference: approximately 65.5cm, length of brass pendant: 16.7cm, weight: 205g

Provenance

private collection, US

9311

Spectacular Moroccan Large Amber & Coral ‘Treasure’ Necklace (Tifilit)

Berber people, Anti-Atlas, Draa Valley, Morocco
early 20th century

circumference: approximately 102cm, diameter of the largest bead: approximately 4.6cm, weight: 809g

Reserved

Provenance

private collection, US

9271

Rare, Unusually Large Silver Yemeni Wedding Chest Ornament Necklace

Zabid, Southern Tihama, western coastal plain, Yemen
early 20th century

length of pendant (from loop to the lowest bell): approximately 25.5cm, circumference of necklace component: approximately 54cm, overall weight: 493g

Provenance

private collection, UK; acquired in Saudi Arabia in the 1970s

9246

Exceptionally Rare, Early, Singhalese Carved & Pierced Tortoiseshell Satinwood Box

Sri Lanka
1650-1700

length: 22.3cm, depth: 14.5cm, height: 9.2cm

Sold

Provenance

private collection, UK

7061

Burmese Silver Centrepiece with Ramayana Narrative

Burma (Myanmar)
circa 1900

height: approximately 38cm, width: approximately 20cm, weight: 1,287g

Sold

Provenance

UK art market

6943

Central Asian Gold Nose Ring (Arabek)

Uzbekistan
first half of the 20th century

internal diameter: 2.8cm, weight: 6g

Sold

Provenance

private collection, Germany

9291

Magnificent Chevron Bead Necklace

Venice, probably for the West African market
19th century

circumference: approximately 86cm, average bead length: 3cm, weight: 377g

Sold

Provenance

private collection, US

7429

Massive Burmese Silver Figurative Bowl

Burma (Myanmar)
circa 1910

height: 21.3cm, diameter: approximately 35cm, weight: 2,364g

Sold

Provenance

private collection, London, UK

9295

Naga Warrior’s Headhunting Necklace

Naga People, Burma/India
late 19th century

circumference: approximately 55cm, width of pendant: 11.7cm, weight: 170g

Sold

Provenance

private collection, US

9038

Rare, Large Pair of Swahili Coast Silver Ear Plugs for Musk Perfume

Swahili Coast, probably Lamu & Pate Islands
19th-early 20th century

diameter: 6cm, thickness: 2.5cm, combined weight (of silver): 68g

Reserved

Provenance

UK art market

9235

Bhutanese Prince’s Long Sword & Parcel-Gilt Silver Scabbard (Kongdi Maja)

Bhutan or Tibet
18th-19th century

length: 85.8cm, width: approximately 6cm, weight: 1,592g

Sold

Provenance

UK art market

9265

Rare Burmese Carved Wooden Depictions of Adam & Eve

Burma (Myanmar)
late 19th century

height: approximately 48.2cm, combined weight: 2,932g

Sold

Provenance

UK art market

9277

Massive Indian Silver Flask (Surahi)

Rajasthan, India
late 19th century

height: approximately 48cm, width: approximately 28cm, weight: 2,980g

Provenance

UK art market

9289

Indian Enamelled Gold, Pearl & White Sapphire Necklace

Northern India
circa 1860

circumference: 44cm, weight: 39g

Sold

Provenance

private collection, US

9300

Rare Naga Necklace with Turquoise-coloured Trade Beads

Naga People, Burma/India
early 20th century

circumference: approximately 83cm, weight: 328g

Provenance

private collection, US

9293

Fine Baule Cast Brass Necklace

Baule People, Ivory Coast
early 20th century

circumference: approximately 81cm, weight: 184g

Provenance

private collection, US

9365

Pair of Himalayan Large Silver Yak Butter Lamp Bowls

Tibet or Bhutan
18th-19th century

height: approximately 7.8cm, diameter: approximately 14cm, combined weight: 415g

Sold

Provenance

collected by (then) Major R.L. Vance, probably in the 1920s in either Bhutan or Tibet

9319

Naga Headhunter’s Trophy Head & Ancestor Necklace

Naga People, Burma/India
early 19th century

circumference: approximately 70cm, width of pendant: 9.7cm, weight: 80g

Sold

Provenance

UK art market

9323

South Indian Lingayat Sect Nandi Ring

Karnataka or Maharashtra, India
circa 16th century

height: 4.7cm, weight: 71g

Sold

Provenance

private collection, Brussels

9326

Yemen Silver Necklace

Jewish community, Hadramaut region, Yemen
early 20th century

circumference: approximately 72cm, length of central pendant bead: 6.4cm, weight: 279g

Provenance

private collection, UK

9332

Indian Bronze Shiva as Bhikshatana

South India
19th century

height: 9cm, width: 3.7cm, depth: 2.9cm, weight: 185g

Sold

Provenance

UK art market

9303

Naga Warrior’s Tiger Hunting Necklace

Naga People, Burma/India
early 20th century or earlier

circumference: approximately 73cm, width of pendant: 11cm, length of boar teeth: approximately 9.1cm, weight: 207g

Provenance

private collection, US

9333

Fine, Persian Carved Wooden Box

Abadeh, Qajar Iran (Persia)
1850-1890

height: 11.7cm, width: 16.8cm, depth: 25.4cm, weight: 2,265g

Provenance

UK art market

9343

Exceptional Saudi Arabian Embroidered & Beaded Dress (Thobe)

Bani Malik tribal group, Hijaz region, southern Saudi Arabia
mid-20th century

length: 130cm, weight: 1,319g

Provenance

private UK collection, collected in Saudi Arabia in the 1970s

9344

Superb Saudi Arabian Embroidered & Beaded Dress (Thobe)

Bani Malik tribal group, Hijaz region, southern Saudi Arabia
mid-20th century

length: 136cm, weight: 1,472g

Provenance

private UK collection, collected in Saudi Arabia in the 1970s

9345

Saudi Arabian Embroidered & Beaded Dress (Thobe)

Bani Malik tribal group, Hijaz region, southern Saudi Arabia
mid-20th century

length: 124cm, weight: 1,421g

Provenance

private UK collection, collected in Saudi Arabia in the 1970s

9346

Saudi Arabian Beaded & Embroidered Dress (Thobe)

Bani Malik tribal group, Hijaz region, southern Saudi Arabia
mid-20th century

length: 120cm, weight: 849g

Provenance

private UK collection, collected in Saudi Arabia in the 1970s

9347

Saudi Arabian Beaded & Tasselled Head Covering (Qarqoosh)

Bani Malik Tribe or Bal Harith Tribe, Hijaz region, southern Saudi Arabia
early 20th century

width (without tassels): approximately 63cm, length (without tassels): approximately 132cm, weight: 493g

Provenance

private UK collection, collected in Saudi Arabia in the 1970s

9348

Moroccan Silver-Clad Dagger with Blond Rhinoceros Horn Hilt (Koummiya)

southern Morocco
19th century

overall length: approximately 41.5cm, weight: 628g

Provenance

UK art market

9353

Bhutanese or Tibetan Noble’s Parcel-Gilt Silver Teapot

Bhutan or Tibet
19th century

approx, height: 32cm

Sold

Provenance

collected by (then) Major R.L. Vance, probably in 1927, on a visit to Bhutan.

9336

Rare Central Asian Boy’s ‘Bow & Arrow’ Silver Amulet for the Back

Central Asia or Afghanistan, probably Turkoman/Turkmen People
19th century

circumference of chain: approximately 52cm, width of amulet: 13.8cm, weight: 105g

Provenance

UK art market

Selected, Fine Items from Previous Catalogues

7057

Late Mamluk Calligraphic Carved Wooden Panel

Egypt or Yemen
early 16th century

width: 51.9cm, height: 23.4cm, depth: 2.8cm, weight: 1,821g

Provenance

formerly in the Oliver Hoare collection, London.

9081

Rare Southeast Asian (Batavian) or Chinese Parcel-Gilt Wine Ewer

Southeast Asia, possibly Batavia, or China
circa 1680-1750

height: 17cm, length (from handle to spout): 15cm, weight: 415g

Provenance

UK art market; Sotheby's New York

8900

Thai Ayutthaya Gold Amulet Holder set with Rubies & Emeralds (Takrut)

Ayutthaya, Thailand
18th century or earlier

length: 8.5cm, depth: 1.8cm, weight: 50g

Sold

Provenance

UK art market

6529

Superb, Early Aboriginal Spear Thrower (Woomera)

Aboriginal People, Western Australia, probably the Western Kimberleys Region
19th century

height: 62.5cm, width: 8cm, weight: 288g

Sold

Provenance

UK art market

8716

Tibetan or Nepalese Gilded Repoussed Copper Vajra or Dorje Plaque

Tibet or Nepal
18th-19th century

length: 39cm, width: 16cm, weight: 496g

Sold

Provenance

UK art market

3894

Nigerian Carved & Painted Wooden Figurative Comb

Nigeria
late 19th-early 20th century

length: 23cm, width: 8cm

Provenance

UK art market

1715

Exceptionally Fine Indian Deccan Parcel-Gilt Silver Filigree Pandan

Deccan, India
18th century

height: 5cm, length: 9.6cm, weight: 77g

Provenance

UK art market

1108

Carved Tsonga Bowl attributed to Muhlati

Tsonga, Mozambique
late 19th century

height: 38cm, width: 18cm

Sold

Provenance

UK art market.

6724

Unusual Silver Fish Rosewater Sprinkler

possibly Kalimantan, Indonesia
19th century

length: approximately 23cm, height: 16.7cm, depth: 6.7cm, weight: 492g

Sold

Provenance

Collection of Julian Sands, UK/US.