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PAIR OF SILVER BRACELETS FROM PUNJAB

PAIR OF SILVER BRACELETS FROM PUNJAB

Pair of tribal flexible silver bracelets from Punjab and Rajasthan made of many silver units that are strung on a colored cotton cord. The units are representing a clove of garlic. They are closed with end loop and silver bead. These bracelets are worn in pair, one on each wrist. Early to mid 20° century. weight:…

Tibetan Hair Ornament

Tibetan Hair Ornament

Tibetan Hair Ornament for Women 19/20th century 7,5cm long Silver, Turquoise Pleas visit my website www.m-beste.de

Antique Coral Beads

Antique Coral Beads

I have a number of strands of antique coral beads on my EAST page:  http://www.oldbeads.com/east.html  where you have to scroll about 2/3 of the way down the page.  The coral came from the Ukraine but had been traded into the East to Afghanistan and Pakistan.  It has travelled back out again. I have a terrible…

Solid silver Turkoman Afghanistan 25g collectible cuff  #5

Solid silver Turkoman Afghanistan 25g collectible cuff  #5

This beautiful, old, original solid silver cuff is from the OLOMI people of Turkmenostan. It is hand made an delicately incised with a floral pattern. The silver is flexible enough to fit over any wrist, yet is snug enough not to fall off. A wonderful statement piece, and as these are getting more difficult to…

SILVER TORQUE NECKLACE FROM GUJARAT

SILVER TORQUE NECKLACE FROM GUJARAT

Old (Mid 20° century) silver torque from Gujarat – India. Weight: 503 gr inner diam.: 13 cm Reference: Traditional Jewelry of India by Oppi Untracht, publ. Thames and Hudson. p.: 228 – 230 Code: RAJA130 Price: on request For more information, please email me at didiergregoire03@gmail.com www.pili-piliethnics.com

Double row of Ethiopian Telsums Necklace

Double row of Ethiopian Telsums Necklace

This is a necklace made up of the more eleborate telsums of Ethiopia from the Tigrai region. Again these are the top quality telsums. The site of the boxes are also decorated, this means a lot of care and workmanship has gone into making these telsums. They are old  and of good silver alloy 70/100…

Bead Necklace, Naga Tribe, India

Bead Necklace, Naga Tribe, India

Bead Necklace from the Konyak Naga, India glass beads, 209 grams, 54cm long Perfect Condition Euro 290,00 For more ornaments in gold and silver please visit my website www.m-beste.de Contact:  beste@t-online.de

OLD CENTRAL ASIAN TEKE PECTORAL ORNAMENT

OLD CENTRAL ASIAN TEKE PECTORAL ORNAMENT

Antique Central Asian Teke pectoral ornament called “Engslik”. Silver and fire-gilded silver decorated with 3 table-cut carnelian and 25 glass beads. Typical Teke engravings and wire chains. It has also a very nice patina. An exceptional and rare collectors item in perfect condition (32,5 cm X 14 cm, weight: 345 gr). Weight: 345 gr. Provenance:…

MOROCCAN SAHARAN FINE SILVER ANTIQUE KNOBBY CLASP BRACELET

    Weight-97.6 grams. Size-about 2 1/2 inches in inner diameter.  Price- $287.00, plus shipping. This piece is a very old version of the classic Saharan style, with the oldest form of clasp and all original chain and pin, interesting work on the knobs, nice wear and patina. Great for a collector but also quite…

Necklace with old Bakelite Beeds and Gold

Necklace with old Bakelite Beeds and Gold

Heavy necklace from 14 old bakelite beeds with beautiful patina and gold beeds (18ct) 197 grams; 48cm For more items please visit my website www.m-beste.de (US/+O)

Old TRADITIONAL SILVER CROSS PENDANT. Berber, Morocco

Old TRADITIONAL SILVER CROSS PENDANT. Berber, Morocco

Old traditional silver cross from the berbers of south Morocco. This kind of moroccan crosses are closely related to the mauritanian ones. Measures: 51 x 59 mm. Price: SOLD, Thank you! Shipping and handling: $ 7.00 Contact: Roger – rogercu9@gmail.com More pictures available under request.       Guardar

Venice beads – gorgeous necklace – african trade beads – collectible beads – red dotted beads – newly strung – exceptional jewelry –

Venice beads – gorgeous necklace – african trade beads – collectible beads – red dotted beads – newly strung – exceptional jewelry –

Price : 95 € ( 104 USD – 74 GBP) plus shipping at cost gorgeous necklace – african trade beads – An wonderfull collection of ancient venetian beads from the 19 century. Those beads have been collected in East Africa. They have been cherished, and protected. I strung them on a silk rope I have…

TRADITIONAL SILVER BRACELET FROM RAJASTHAN

TRADITIONAL SILVER BRACELET FROM RAJASTHAN

Traditional silver bracelet from Rajasthan called “Bazuband”. It was mostly worn on the upper arm (br. 6,8 cm). Early to mid 20° century. Ref. “Traditional jewelry from India” by Oppi Untracht, ed. Thames and Hudson, Page: 251 Price: on request. For more information, please email me at didiergregoire03@gmail.com www.pili-piliethnics.be  

CENTRAL ASIAN  NIELLOED SILVER RING

CENTRAL ASIAN NIELLOED SILVER RING

Central Asian silver ring, partly gilded, decorated on top with a very nice nielloed pattern. The origin is probably Buchara in Uzbekistan. The patina is also remarquable. (total diameter: 3 cm). Size: 59 (19). Early to Mid 20° century. Ref. “A world of rings” by Anne van Cutsem, Skira: page 107. Weight: 23 gr. code:…

MIXED LOT 8 ANTIQUE MOROCCAN BERBER TOP SILVER BANGLES,2 1/3″DI

Weight-63 grams. Size-about 2 1/3 inches in inner diameter. Price- $98.00, plus shipping. A great bunch to wear as a set or separately, and they are almost sterling quality silver and will jingle, all od to antique in age and carefully handmade and inlaid. A very good price per gram here as well! Time to…

Antique Fez Bracelet-Anklet

Antique Fez Bracelet-Anklet

This antique bracelet is from Fez Morocco.  According to page 19 of the book “A World of Bracelets” (very worthwhile adding to your library) this was made as an anklet, though a small one.  “This anklet, a khalkhal, was made for town-dwelling women who liked highly ornamental bracelets.  The beautifully chased interlacing decoration varies according to…

Old Afghan silver ring with carnelian intaglio

Old Afghan silver ring with carnelian intaglio

Old silver ring from Afghanistan with on top a very nice carnelian intaglio (warrior) and decorated all round with floral engravings. The body of this ring is divided in two parts that are hold together with four gilded “drops”. The patina is also remarquable. (total diameter: 3 cm). Early to Mid 20° century. Ref. “A…

MOROCCAN BERBER STERLING CONVEX BANGLE,ESSAOUIRA STYLE,2 1/2″DIAM

WEIGHT- 24.2 GRAMS. SIZE -About 2 1/2 inches in inner diameter. Price- $77.00.00 plus shipping. Lovely antique work in the Jewish style of MOgador, now Essaouira, with the Rose of Andalucia and arabesque leaf design. Really precious and lightweight to wear. PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR ANY INFO AT MY EMAIL ADDRESS matthews_maggie@yahoo.com. l 7 22…

Ethiopian Telsums,Wollo

Ethiopian Telsums,Wollo

Here another lovely set of 5 Wollo,telsums (charmes). Skilfully executed with care. Even the sides are decorated, which is one of the signs of the better work. Its silver contents is high for Ethiopia 70-80/100. Telsums are originally given as a gift from the groome to the bride as an engagement piece. Many pieces (numbers…

OLD SILVER BRACELET FROM GUJARAT

OLD SILVER BRACELET FROM GUJARAT

Traditional amazing high quality silver bracelet from Gujarat and Rajasthan in India. (inner diameter: 6 cm / outside diameter: 10,5 cm). Weight: 278 gr. Early 20° century. Ref. “A world of bracelets” by Anne van Cutsem, ed. Skira, page 188. Code: RAJA315. Price: SOLD, SORRY. For more information, please email didiergregoire03@gmail.com

Wedding earrings from Tetouan Morocco

Wedding earrings from Tetouan Morocco

A pair of vintage goldwashed earrings fron Tetouan in Northern Morocco. with beautiful cut and pierced work, set with emeralds and rubies and crystals. 87 mm long £180 plus shipping at cost. Please email me to make a purchase janisfairweather@sky.com

Theodor Fahrner Hat Pins

Theodor Fahrner Hat Pins

Jugendstil pioneer Theodor Fahrner made these hat pins with twisting gold vines over baroque pearls. |  H: 22.5 cm (8.86 in)  W: 1.3 cm (0.51 in) | Marks: TF 585 | German, c.1900 I purchased them from the Tadema Gallery in 2010. $1200 (US dollars) For more information, please contact ba@barbaraanneshaircombblog.com

Old Hmong silver spirit lock pendant

Old Hmong silver spirit lock pendant

This is a silver Hmong spirit lock amulet, shaped like a padlock and worn as an amuletic pendant, from the Hmong tribe living in Northeastern Thailand and Laos. Spirit locks are believed to lock the spirit or soul into the body in case of illness or accident, thereby providing the wearer with powerful protection against…

Bactria Amulet Hand Carved Jade Stone Cicada Totem ca. Two Thousand BC

Bactria Amulet Hand Carved Jade Stone Cicada Totem ca. Two Thousand BC

  Bactria Amulet Hand Carved Jade Stone Cicada Totem ca. Two Thousand BC The ancient Bactrians lived on a trade route that dated from before 3000 B.C. and led from the Western shores of Asia to Northeastern China. The route had been active with trading activity long before the Bactrians settled there around 2500 B.C….

LOT FINE ANTIQUE STERLING NIGER TUAREG SOUTHERN CROSSES

WEIGHT-WEIGHT OF SEVEN PIECES, ALL STERLING, 63.5 grams. SIZE varies up to 5 3/4 inches. Price- $259.00 plus shipping. YOu may buy less thant the whole lot, but the price per gram will be higher. PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR ANY INFO AT MY EMAIL ADDRESS matthews_maggie@yahoo.com. has 26 2 16 A stunning collection, worked on…

Rajasthan old silver khol box ring, India

Rajasthan old silver khol box ring, India

This is a beautiful old ethnic traditional rajasthani silver ring, made in sterling silver. It’s a khol container, that’s why it can be opened with a pin. There are still khol remains inside. Difficult to find! Kohl has been used in India as a cosmetic for a long time. In addition, mothers would apply khol…

Old berber silver bracelet, Morrocco

Old berber silver bracelet, Morrocco

Old cast berber silver bracelet, from the middle Atlas in Morrocco. They were made with sand molds, which were broken after the silver was solidified. These are heavy and massive type of berber bracelets. It weights 147 gr. The interior perimeter is 20 cm (7,87 in) (MAR35) Price: 190,00 €   If you need more…

Silver Earrings from Afghanistan

Silver Earrings from Afghanistan

Pair of ear rings from Afghanistan Silver, 7cm long, 11,4 grams Late 19th century, the closing is recent (sterling silver) Euro 90,00 For more ornaments please have a look at my website www.m-beste.de  

A beautiful creation by Rashantha of Kadambari Jewels

A beautiful creation by Rashantha of Kadambari Jewels

A classic study in bold geometry. A Tuareg pendant with agate. mali clay beads and tuareg silver priced at $550( US Dollars) This is a charity sale details of the event you are supporting with your purchase can be seen here  Please e mail     rashantha.devanesan@gmail .com    to make a purchase.

Silver from Afghanistan

Silver from Afghanistan

I have just added a number of silver items from Afghanistan from the Kuchi people, the Turkmen and Kazak.  Check my pages at www.oldbeads.com and specifically the EAST page:  http://www.oldbeads.com/east.html

Traditional silver Berber bracelet from the Draa Valley

Traditional silver Berber bracelet from the Draa Valley

Traditional Berber high grade silver bracelet from the Draa Valley in South East Morocco (width: 2,3 cm / inner diam. 5,8 cm / outer diam. 9 cm ). The decoration gives a beautiful relief. Early to Mid 20° century. This bracelet shows some sign of use but is in very good condition. Weight: 87 gr….

SUPER-RARE MOROCCAN BERBER MEKNES SILVER CLASP BRACELET W ENAMEL, ALL ORIG.

WEIGHT- 124 GRAMS. SIZE -About 2 1/2 inches wide in inner diameter or a little less. Price- $396.00 plus shipping. This style of bracelet is at least 80 years old. THere is a fair amount of enamel loss but otherwise it is in great shape with no repair or breakage, and with all the original…