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Over 1000 antique Ceramics Over 200 Years Old

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Indian silvered metal Gujarat-style bowl, c. 1900,
Indian silvered metal Gujarat-style bowl, c. 1900, Ref: 229M
Indian silvered metal Gujarat-style bowl, c. 1900, with foliate rim, decorated with raised Hindu gods in quatrefoil cartouches separated by garlands of stylized foliage, diameter: 4 1/4in., 10.9cm. These types of bowls were produced for the British market as colonial exports and were probably inspired by temple-decorations in Southern India.

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Thai gilded bronze crowned head of Buddha, mounted
Thai gilded bronze crowned head of Buddha, mounted Ref: 8367
Thai gilded bronze crowned head of Buddha, mounted on a wooden plinth, the Buddha depicted as a young man and prince, with tall crown and long earlobes and earrings, height: 7 1/2in., 19cm; condition: old break to neck.

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Kashan underglaze-painted pottery jug, 13th centur
Kashan underglaze-painted pottery jug, 13th centur Ref: A2671
Kashan underglaze-painted pottery jug, 13th century Persia, globular pear-shaped on a short foot, with a short neck and a strap handle, decorated in blue and black under a clear glaze, height: 81/4 in, 20.5 cm, condition: restored; possibly replaced rim, neck and handle.

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Price: 750.00




Persian/Syrian glass flask 9th/10th century, heigh
Persian/Syrian glass flask 9th/10th century, heigh Ref: C545
Persian/Syrian glass flask 9th/10th century, height: 3 5/8in. 9.2cm.

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Price: 360.00




Persian/Syrian glass flask 9th/10th century, heigh
Persian/Syrian glass flask 9th/10th century, heigh Ref: C546
Persian/Syrian glass flask 9th/10th century, height: 3 1/2in. 8.9cm.

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Price: 350.00




Nishapur bowl, north-eastern Iran, 12th century, d
Nishapur bowl, north-eastern Iran, 12th century, d Ref: H648
Nishapur bowl, north-eastern Iran, 12th century, decorated on the interior rim with a band containing black abstract motifs, with a bird in the centre; diameter: 8in., 25.5cm; condition: damaged


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Indian miniature brooch of the Red Fort, 19th cent
Indian miniature brooch of the Red Fort, 19th cent Ref: P234
Indian miniature brooch of the Red Fort, 19th century, painted on ivory, diameter: 2 in., 5cm. Such items were produced for the growing number of Europeans in India who wished to acquire high quality souvenirs of their travels. The skilled technique is a legacy of Indian court artists working in miniature. With the decline of Mughal patronage in the 18th century, miniature painters formerly working for the court began to produce works specifically for the growing number of westerners in the subcontinent

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Indian ivory miniature bench, 19th century, height
Indian ivory miniature bench, 19th century, height Ref: Q650
Indian ivory miniature bench, 19th century, height: 1 3/8in. 3.5cm., length: 2 1/2in. 6.3cm.

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Price: 140.00




Ivory locomotive, 19th century, with six wheels an
Ivory locomotive, 19th century, with six wheels an Ref: R652
Ivory locomotive, 19th century, with six wheels and a chimney, length: 4 3/8in. 11.1cm. Height with chimney: 3 1/4in. 8.3cm.

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Price: 750.00




Shan/Burmese bronze Kinnara loom pulley fragment,
Shan/Burmese bronze Kinnara loom pulley fragment, Ref: V252
Shan/Burmese bronze Kinnara loom pulley fragment, 19th century, in the form of a Kinnara (mythological, hybrid creature, half human and half bird), height: 3 7/8in. 10cm. Burmese weavers traditionally wove on a large loom called a yakun. It was a rectangular, wooden frame loom around 2 metres long and 1.25 metres wide with a seat for the weaver. Some loom pulleys were exquisite in form and showed mastery of casting to elevate them as minor arts in their own right. For further details see Fraser-Lu, S., Burmese Crafts: Past and Present, Oxford University Press, 1994. A similar loom pulley can be seen in the V&A Museum Collection no. IM75-1922.

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Price: 220.00




Khmer bronze figure of Pranjanaparamita (Goddess o
Khmer bronze figure of Pranjanaparamita (Goddess o Ref: V254
Khmer bronze figure of Pranjanaparamita (Goddess of Transcendent Wisdom), Bayon period, 12th century, holding lotus buds, height: 3in., 7.6cm. A similar figure can be seen in the British Museum Collection, museum no. 1954,0715.8.

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Price: 450.00




Khmer bronze figure, height: 3 1/4in. 8.2cm.
Khmer bronze figure, height: 3 1/4in. 8.2cm. Ref: V262
Khmer bronze figure, height: 3 1/4in. 8.2cm.

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Burmese Shan Jumbupati bronze Buddha,  late 18th c
Burmese Shan Jumbupati bronze Buddha, late 18th c Ref: V264
Burmese Shan Jumbupati bronze Buddha, late 18th century, seated and crowned, with openwork appendages developed from the ribbon-ends of the crown, seated on a lotus base, height: 11 3/16in. 28.5cm. condition: top of crown and parts of appendages missing. Burmese Buddha images continued the crowned type derived from eastern India's influence at Pagan. This crowned type is called Jambupati Buddha in South-east Asia after a story which tells of an ambitious king of that name whom the Buddha humbled and converted by appearing in the unmatchable splendour of a Universal Monarch.

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Price: 850.00




South-East Asian bronze votive deposit, 18th/19th
South-East Asian bronze votive deposit, 18th/19th Ref: V265
South-East Asian bronze votive deposit, 18th/19th century, depicting the 'great departure' of Siddhartha upon his horse Kanthaka accompanied by four ganas/yakshas, with the divine figure of Mara in front of the horse, on an openwork base, length of wooden base: 6 7/8in., 17.5cm. Prince Siddhartha (the future Buddha) having seen the suffering of the people beyond the Palace walls left his father's city of Kapilavastue in the night in order to seek enlightenment. Mara attempted to prevent the prince from leaving the Palace but Siddhartha succeeded in his spiritual quest that led him to Buddhahood.

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Price: 320.00




Shan/Burmese bronze votive deposit, 18th/19th cent
Shan/Burmese bronze votive deposit, 18th/19th cent Ref: V266
Shan/Burmese bronze votive deposit, 18th/19th century, depicting the 'great departure' of Siddhartha upon his horse Kanthaka whose hooves are held above the ground by ganas/yakshas, height: 5 3/4in., 14.5cm; condition: one attendant detached, pieces missing. Prince Siddhartha (the future Buddha) having seen the suffering of the people beyond the Palace walls left his father's city of Kapilavastue in the night in order to seek enlightenment. The horses hooves were supported by ganas (semi-divine dwarves), so that the people of the palace were not awakened. Small narrative bronzes depicting scenes from the life of the Buddha were used as votive deposits in pagoda relic chambers.

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Price: 320.00




Shan/Burmese bronze votive deposit, 18th/19th cent
Shan/Burmese bronze votive deposit, 18th/19th cent Ref: V267
Shan/Burmese bronze votive deposit, 18th/19th century, depicting the 'great departure' of Siddhartha upon his horse Kanthaka, accompanied by his groom Chandaka and a the divine figure Mara holding up his right hand, on an openwork base, length of base: 3 9/16in., 9cm. Prince Siddhartha (the future Buddha) having seen the suffering of the people beyond the Place walls left his father's city of Kapilavastue in the night in order to seek enlightenment. Mara attempted to prevent the prince from leaving the Palace but Siddhartha succeeded in his spiritual quest that led him to Buddhahood. Small narrative bronzes depicting scenes from the life of the Buddha were used as votive deposits in pagoda relic chambers.

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Thai Bronze head of Buddha Gautama Sakyamuni, 16th
Thai Bronze head of Buddha Gautama Sakyamuni, 16th Ref: V555
Thai Bronze head of Buddha Gautama Sakyamuni, 16th century, shown with small haircurls covering his head and ushnisa, with a fine band separating his forehead from his hairdress. The large flame on top of his head symbolising his spirituality is missing. The elongated earlobes as a result of wearing heavy earrings in his youth reflect Buddha's royal origin; height excluding plinth: 6 in.; 15.2 cm.

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Price: 1,200.00




Indian bronze figure of Durga on marble plinth, So
Indian bronze figure of Durga on marble plinth, So Ref: V556
Indian bronze figure of Durga on marble plinth, South India, c. 1800, her eight arms holding the chakra, conch, bow and arrow, sword, spear, club, trident and lotus, height (excluding plinth): 4 1/2in., 11.4cm. Durga is the principal form of the Mother Goddess in Hinduism.


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Price: 750.00




Ottoman/Turkish brass candlestick, 17th century, w
Ottoman/Turkish brass candlestick, 17th century, w Ref: X172
Ottoman/Turkish brass candlestick, 17th century, with a bell shaped base surmounted by a deep drip-tray and a multifaceted neck, height: 12 3/16in., 31cm.

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Price: 900.00




Ivory game piece in the form of a figure in Mughal
Ivory game piece in the form of a figure in Mughal Ref: X733
Ivory game piece in the form of a figure in Mughal costume; height: 3 1/4in., 8.2cm; wearing a red cap and gilt robes with a white sash, condition: chip to rim of hat, wear to surface

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Price: 380.00




Indian miniature bronze of a seated four armed fig
Indian miniature bronze of a seated four armed fig Ref: X931
Indian miniature bronze of a seated four armed figure; height:2 3/4in., 7cm.

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Price: 450.00




Indian bronze/copper alloy miniature figure of the
Indian bronze/copper alloy miniature figure of the Ref: X932
Indian bronze/copper alloy miniature figure of the standing Hindu deity Vishnu holding a conch shell and the chakra, South Indian 17/18th century; height: 4 5/8in., 11.8cm.

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Price: 650.00




Indian stone figure of the Hindu god Ganesh, Rajas
Indian stone figure of the Hindu god Ganesh, Rajas Ref: X936
Indian stone figure of the Hindu god Ganesh, Rajastan or Gujarat 14th century, height: 5in., 12.6cm.

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Price: 220.00




Indian sandstone head of Vishnu, 13th century, wit
Indian sandstone head of Vishnu, 13th century, wit Ref: Y187
Indian sandstone head of Vishnu, 13th century, with a jewelled headdress, height (inc. stand) 9 7/8in., 25.2cm.

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Price: 1,200.00




Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted
Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted Ref: Y587
Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted on a paper leaf, depicting a scene titled 'A Rajahs Cavalcade', dimensions: 7.5cm x 11cm; condition: piece re-stuck to bottom left corner, crack to top right corner. Originally part of a leather bound album containing fourteen Indian paintings. 'Company paintings' were produced by Indian artists for Europeans living and working in the Indian subcontinent, especially British employees of the East India Company. They represent a fusion of traditional Indian artistic styles with conventions and technical features borrowed from western art. Some Company paintings were specially commissioned, while others were virtually mass-produced and could be purchased in bazaars.

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Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted
Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted Ref: Y588
Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted on a paper leaf, depicting a scene titled 'The Hindoo Festival of the Rutth Jafra' with a procession of male figures walking behind an elephant and pulling a temple float, dimensions: 23.3cm x 18.1cm; condition: tear to lower section. Originally part of a leather bound album containing fourteen Indian paintings.

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Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted
Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted Ref: Y589
Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted on a paper leaf, depicting a scene titled 'A Naatch, Girls Dancing before a Native of Rank', with seated figures at leisure, attendants, musicians and dancing girls all beneath a canopy in a palace courtyard, dimensions: 23cm x 18.6cm; condition: good. Originally part of a leather bound album containing fourteen Indian paintings. The English word 'nautch' comes from Hindi and Marathi nach (dance) and refers to a performance given by dancing-girls in front of an audience.

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Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted
Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted Ref: Y590
Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted on a paper leaf, depicting a scene titled 'A Suttee, the Burning of a Hindoo Wife with her Husbands Body', with a crowd gathered around a funeral pyre, with a riverscape in the background, dimensions: 23cm x 18.5 cm; condition: small section of bottom left corner missing, two tears. Originally part of a leather bound album containing fourteen Indian paintings.

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Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted
Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted Ref: Y591
Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted on a paper leaf, depicting a scene titled 'A Bàrat, a Mahomedan Marriage Procession', with figures riding elephants, playing musical instruments and bearing flags accompanying a groom on horseback, dimensions: 23.2cm x 18.5cm; condition: good. Originally part of a leather bound album containing fourteen Indian paintings.

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Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted
Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted Ref: Y592
Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted on a paper leaf, depicting a scene titled 'A Chouttaree, the Procession of an Offering Made to the Ganges on the Fourth Day after a Hindoo Marriage', the foreground with a procession of musicians on the left and a sword bearing figure leading a group of ladies on the right, with the walls and entrance to a palace in the background, dimensions: 23cm x 18cm; condition: slight wear. Originally part of a leather bound album containing fourteen Indian paintings.

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Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted
Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted Ref: Y593
Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted on a paper leaf, depicting a scene titled 'A Dank Traveller', with four men carrying a figure in a litter, accompanied by a number of attendants, dimensions: 19cm x 15cm; condition: very small piece missing to lower edge. Originally part of a leather bound album containing fourteen Indian paintings.

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Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted
Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted Ref: Y594
Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted on a paper leaf, depicting a scene titled 'The Hindoo Festival of the |Chut|', the foreground with figures carrying out rituals of holy bathing, accompanied by a crowd bearing baskets of prayer offerings along the riverbank, dimensions: 23cm x 18cm; condition: slight wear to edges. Originally part of a leather bound album containing fourteen Indian paintings. The festival of Chhath is a Hindu festival to thank the Sun God Surya for sustaining life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes.

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Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted
Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted Ref: Y595
Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted on a paper leaf, depicting a scene titled 'The Hindoo Festival of the Doorga Pooja', with a procession of figures carrying a float with Durga defeating over the evil deamon, dimensions: 22.5cm x 18.5cm; condition: small piece to top right corner re-stuck. Originally part of a leather bound album containing fourteen Indian paintings. The Durga Puja is an annual Hindu festival in South Asia that celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess Durga.

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Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted
Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted Ref: Y596
Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted on a paper leaf, depicting a scene titled 'A Procession at the Time of the Great Hindoo Festival of the Hobe', dimensions: 22.7cm x 19.3cm; condition: good. Originally part of a leather bound album containing fourteen Indian paintings.

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Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted
Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted Ref: Y597
Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted on a paper leaf, depicting a scene titled 'The Great Mahomedan Festival of the Moharreum', dimensions: 29cm x 21.5cm; condition: slight damage to top right corner. Originally part of a leather bound album containing fourteen Indian paintings. Muharram (or Muharrum) is a holiday in India, marking the start of the Islamic year. The 10th day of Muharram is often accompanied by parades and prayers.

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Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted
Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted Ref: Y598
Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted on a paper leaf, depicting a scene titled 'A Hindoo Marriage Ceremony', with a wedding party seated beneath a decorative canopy carrying out a wedding ritual in the presence of fire (Panigrahana), dimensions: 21.3cm x 17.4cm; condition: some wear to edges. Originally part of a leather bound album containing fourteen Indian paintings.

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Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted
Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted Ref: Y599
Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted on a paper leaf, depicting a scene titled 'A River Scene with Boats', dimensions: 22.5cm x 18.5cm; condition: tear to lower half. Originally part of a leather bound album containing fourteen Indian paintings.

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Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted
Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted Ref: Y600
Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted on a paper leaf, depicting a scene titled 'Toddy Trees and Female Patty Sellers', dimensions:28.7cm x 23cm; condition: good. Originally part of a leather bound album containing fourteen Indian paintings.

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Safavid blue and white bottle vase, Ardabil circa
Safavid blue and white bottle vase, Ardabil circa Ref: Y800
Safavid blue and white bottle vase, Ardabil circa 1670, with old metal-mount, of pear-shape, decorated with four Chinese figures seated in a fenced garden below a band of lappets, the neck with beaded pendants, height: 10 1/2in., 27.5cm; condition: broken and re-stuck. A 17th century jar from Iran in the V&A Collection depicts similarly seated and clothed figures holding bottles and vases, museum number: 1224-1876.

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Price: 4,200.00




Indian bronze figure of a Goddess, probably Parvat
Indian bronze figure of a Goddess, probably Parvat Ref: U473
Indian bronze figure of a Goddess, probably Parvati, South India, 16th/17th century, standing intribhanga on a lotus base on a square plinth, her right hand raised in vitarka mudra with her left hand at her side, on her head a tiered headdress, with hoop earrings, height: 7 1/2in. (19cm); condition: old repair to back of left arm. Provenance: Collection of the late Andrew Solomon, London, inv. no. A96. Purchased from Sotheby's London, 10th June 1985, lot 217.

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Price: 3,800.00




Bronze figure of Lakshmi-Narayana, South India, 16
Bronze figure of Lakshmi-Narayana, South India, 16 Ref: U474
Bronze figure of Lakshmi-Narayana, South India, 16th /17th century, the divine couple seated on a lotus on a four-legged platform, the four-armed god with primary right hand in abhaya mudra, holding his consort on his left knee, height: 3 3/4in. (9.5cm);

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Price: 1,200.00




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Over 1000 antique Ceramics Over 200 Years Old

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