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From where do we source our items? We do not go on buying trips to Asia. Nor do we actively buy from dealers or suppliers based in Asia. We do not source items
from Thailand or Indonesia for example. Almost all the items stocked by Michael Backman Ltd have been sourced from the UK - from old collections. Countless items were
brought to the UK during the colonial era by colonial administrators and the like. Other items were made in Asia for export to the UK – the UK was wealthy early: it has been
The conditions in which they have been kept often has been very good – the climate is kind, and there are relatively few pests. Many items were acquired as keepsakes
and curios, meaning that they stopped being used once they came to the UK. This too has helped to preserve them and their conditions often are far better than had they
remained in their home countries. Buying from old UK sources means that the items have good provenance; it helps to avoid fakes, and items that have been amended or
embellished. It also means that our items are obtained legally – today, most countries in Asia prohibit the export of their antiques. So, because of its colonial past, the UK is
perhaps the world’s biggest source of genuine antiques from Asia, perhaps more so than Asia itself, and that is the source into which we tap.

All the items on this page are available for sale. We are based in central London, but sell to clients around the world.  
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Selected Available Items from Past Catalogues
Michael Backman Ltd
New Items for March 2018
- Each item on this page is for sale -
Rare Silver Beaker
Madras, India
circa 1870
Inventory no.: 4831
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Cast Brass Temple Lamp Hook Shaped as a Yali
South India, probably Thanjavur region
18th-early 19th century
Inventory no.: 3661
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Cast Silver Bracelet
Tihama Region, likely Hudayda (al Dhahiyy), Yemen
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 5107
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Fine Silver Bracelet
Yemen
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 5108
SOLD
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Child's Heavy Silver Bracelet
Hajjah, Yemen
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 5110
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Fine Kris with Jawa Demam Hilt & Gold Mounts & Silver Scabbard
Malay Peninsula
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 4916
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Coral & Gold Bead Necklace
Minangkabau People, Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century
Inventory no.: 5156
SOLD
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Pair of Gold & Turquoise Mulberry-shaped Earrings
Saudi Arabia
circa 1900
Inventory no.: 5158
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Fan of Woven Ivory and Gold (Panka)
Sylhet, Bengal, India
circa 1850
Inventory no.: 5173
SOLD
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Cast Brass Betel or Jewellery Box
Malay People, probably Malaysia
17th-18th century
Inventory no.: 5042  
SOLD
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Mughal Parcel-Gilt Silver Articulated Fish Kohl or Perfume Container (Macchli ka Sinduran)
Northern India
19th century
Inventory no.: 4407
SOLD
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20 Hindu Temple Bronze Body Stamps (Chhapa)
Orissa & Bengal, India
18th & 19th centuries
Inventory no.: 4366
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Tall, Chased Silver Cornucopia Vase
India
19th century
Inventory no.: 5143
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Dyed Cotton Prayer Cloth (Jainamaz)
Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
circa 1850
Inventory no.: 5044
RESERVED
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Ava-Style Cast Bronze Buddha with Disciples
Burma
17th century
Inventory no.: 5006
SOLD
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Royal Kris with Diamond & Ruby-Inlaid Ivory Hilt
Surakarta (Solo), Central Java, Indonesia
early 19th century
Inventory no.: 5154
SOLD
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Massive Silver Marriage Pendant & Necklace (Manda Tali)
Tamil Nadu, India
19th century
Inventory no.: 4985
SOLD
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Silver-Inlaid Bidri Betel Tray Set (Pandan)
Deccan, India
18th century
Inventory no.: 5082
SOLD
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Straits Chinese Gilded Silver Repoussed Belt Buckle
Straits Settlements, Malaysia/Singapore
late 19th-early 20th century
Inventory no.: 5141
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Fine Brass Mughal Pandan
Northern India
17th century
Inventory no.: 2112
SOLD
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Green-Glazed Earthenware Opium Smoker’s Pillow
China
19th century
Inventory no.: 5176
SOLD
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Pair of Silver & Gold Woman’s Ear Ornaments (Akota)
Saurashtra Peninsula, Gujarat, India
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 4975
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Polished Yixing Teapot with Metal Mounts
China but made for the Thai or Burmese Markets
19th century
Inventory no.: 5175
SOLD
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Large, Splendid Silver Anklet (Milna Payal)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
19th century
Inventory no.: 4947
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Portrait of Nasir-ud-Din Haidar Shah, the second Nawab of Oudh (r. 1827-37) in Original Brass Frame
Lucknow, India
circa 1840
Inventory no.: 3762
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Khandoba or Aiyanar’s Horse in Brass & Bronze (Ganga-Jumna)
Tanjore region, Tamil Nadu, South India
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 4945
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Short Dagger (Dha-hmyaung) with Silver-Inlaid Blade & Ivory Hilt
Burma
19th century
Inventory no.: 3410
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Brass & Hide Shield
Baluchistan, India (now West Pakistan)
19th century
Inventory no.: 4398
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Pair of Silver Wire Bracelets (Nagmuri)
Orissa & Bengal, India
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 4959
SOLD
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Woman’s Iron Pubic Cover (Cache Sexe)
Kirdi and Matakam People, North Cameroon
19th-early 20th century
Inventory no.: 4274
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Rare Shwezawa Lacquer Chest
Burma
19th century
Inventory no.: 4250
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Gilded Silver Kris Hilt inlaid with Semi-Precious Stones
Bali, Indonesia
20th century
Inventory no.: 3294
SOLD
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Palm Leaf Scribe’s Brass & Silver Inlaid Stylus & Trimming Knife
Sri Lanka
19th century
Inventory no.: 5148
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Silver Panelled Belt (Araipatti)
Tamil Nadu, South India
19th century
Inventory no.: 4913
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Unusual Double, Solid Silver Tiger Bracelet
Himachal Pradesh, India
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 4961
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Silver Bangle
Madhya Pradesh, India
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 4962
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Bronze Jain Shrine of a Jina Group
Gujarat, Western India
10th century
Inventory no.: 2909
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Krishna as a Crawling Infant
Tamil Nadu, India
Vijayanagar Period, 15th-16th century
Inventory no.: 3609
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Janus-Headed Shango Dancing Wand
Yoruba People, Nigeria
19th century
Inventory no.: 3890
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Colonial Silver Brandy Warmer by Lattey Brothers & Co.
Calcutta, India
1843-1855
Inventory no.: 1843
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Kangxi Blue & White Hookah Base with Chased Silver Mounts
China for the Islamic Indian or Persian Market
late 17th-early 18th century
Inventory no.: 3852
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Dutch Colonial Ivory Betel Box with Gold Mounts
Dutch East Indies
18th century
Inventory no.: 4110
SOLD
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Man’s Ear Ornament (Sabau) of Carved Hornbill Casque (Beak)
Kenyah/Kayan Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 3934
SOLD
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Cast Bronze Zoomorphic Ritual Kettle
Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo)
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 4180
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Pair of Solid-Cast Silver Lion-Headed Bangles
India, either Rajasthan or Himachal Pradesh
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 4955
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Rare, Enamelled & Parcel-Gilded Silver Headdress (Daoni-tilak)
Himachal Pradesh, Northern India
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 4990
SOLD
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Silver Makara Bracelet
Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh, India
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 5131
SOLD
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Large Silver Anklet
Madhya Pradesh, India
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 4946
SOLD
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Finely Chased Silver Bowl
North India
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 5095
SOLD
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Rare, Early Silver-Gilt Nyamba-Hilt Kris with Putut Blade
Java, Indonesia
17th century
Inventory no.: 5155
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Two Very Rare Parcel-Gilded ‘Cadogan’ Style Copper & Silver Ritual Wine Ewers
Nepal
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 1449
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