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Two Ancient Glass Ear Ornaments | Đông Sơn

Two Ancient Glass Ear Ornaments | Đông Sơn

Two Đông Sơn glass ear ornaments, one blue, one turquoise in colour. Origin: Vietnam Approximate date of manufacture: 1st Millenium BCE Approximate dimensions: Maximum dimension 77 mm Provenance: From the estate of a European gentleman Price: USD 700.00 (for the lot of two) For further information: sriwijayajewels@gmail.com Continue Reading

“Endless Knot” Ancient Gold Ring from Java

“Endless Knot” Ancient Gold Ring from Java

A large pre-Majapahit gold ring weighing 18.70 grams. Distinctly masculine in character, although it fits only relatively small fingers due to the thickness of the ring itself which makes the inner circumference about a size 7.5. Its powerful form, heft, and talismanic significance suggest it could be worn as a pendant rather than a ring,… Continue Reading

Ancient Gold Ring with Indus Valley Elephant Intaglio

Ancient Gold Ring with Indus Valley Elephant Intaglio

Gold finger ring with banded agate intaglio representing an elephant. Ancient, excavated. Decorative goldsmithing techniques include carving, casting, and filigree. An exceptionally attractive ring with superb proportions and heft. Masculine in character, the ring is sized to fit male fingers, but is also a very beautiful statement piece when worn by a woman on one… Continue Reading

Batak Ceremonial Head Ornament | North Sumatra

Batak Ceremonial Head Ornament | North Sumatra

A multitude of gilt silver bead-like ornaments strung on a cord of red cloth fiber, with six-pointed star shaped clasp plates at its ends. Such ornaments would be worn by noblemen of the Toba Batak people of North Sumatra, typically as an adornment on the outside of a turban like headcloth (ulos). The photograph below, taken… Continue Reading

Gold Pectoral Plate | Flores Island

Gold Pectoral Plate | Flores Island

A gold pectoral plate with simple repoussé markings and a raised bump at its center. There are two small holes along the rim which allow the piece to be hung on a chain or cord. Origin: Flores Island, Indonesia Approximate date of manufacture: 19th century or earlier, perhaps significantly earlier Approximate dimensions: 7.7cm dia x 0.7cm… Continue Reading

Balinese Gold Ornament

Balinese Gold Ornament

Silver gilt dome shaped ornament decorated with repoussé work showing traditional Balinese floral and foliage motifs, and set with rubies. This piece is thick and sturdy with the figured gold layer supported by a solid silver dome-shaped back. A video exhibiting this piece is available on request. Origin: Bali, Indonesia Approximate date of manufacture: 19th… Continue Reading

Amuletbox from Rajasthan

Amuletbox from Rajasthan

Amuletbox from Rajasthan, India Silver, glass stones Can be opened on the side Comes with a silver snake chain 79 grams (with the chain) Pendant 4,5 x 4,5cm Length of the chain 49cm Early 20th century On the backside a flower, which stands for the tree-of-life Pendant Euro 270,00, Chain Euro 85,00   Continue Reading

Pair of Silverbangles

Pair of Silverbangles

A Pair of silverbangles from Rajasthan, India These are footbangles, fitting for the small feet of an Indian woman Can be worn around the wrist too; they are open in the front 120 grams Inner diameter 6,5cm Euro 270,00 Continue Reading

Rare Berber Pendant

Rare Berber Pendant

Price : 267 € plus shipping at cost This pendant comes from North Africa: Tunisia. It’s a truly one of a kind pendant with antique natural mediterranean coral beads and a beautiful collection of small dangling charms. Those charms are called hamsa, or khamsa. They are hand-shaped to protect the owner from the evil eye.… Continue Reading

Gorgeous Tunisian pendant

Gorgeous Tunisian pendant

Price : 237 € plus shipping at cost Exceptional antique temporal pendant from Tunisia. The women of Djerba wore many ornaments of temples, all more original than the others. This one is a small one, with an excellent silver alloy. The upper part is formed of a silver plate cut and etched. 5 chains with… Continue Reading

old Berber Foulet hamsa

old Berber Foulet hamsa

Price : 87 € plus shipping at cost This gorgeous pendant comes from Morocco. This pendant is a kind of amulet worn by Berber women to prevent them from the evil eye. The five glass cabochons symbolise the five fingers of a hand. The hand is known as being a powerful protective sign. This particular… Continue Reading

Rare vintage Moroccan pendant

Rare vintage Moroccan pendant

Price : 127 € plus shipping at cost A huge pendant from Morocco to wear as a long necklace. This pendant comes from the jewelry of a women from Anti-Atlas mountains. This pendant was may be part of a head band or a earring. This Berber pendant is authentic, not a newly made copy. You… Continue Reading

Price : 753 € plus shipping at cost Dramatic necklace of exceptionally beautiful authentic antic Tibetan turquoise beads. The beads have smooth rounded edges. Authentic Tibetan turquoise beads are becoming harder to find. Turquoise (Yu in Tibetan) is one of the most stunning of all natural minerals and is probably the most valuable opaque stone… Continue Reading

Antique Bracelett from Himachal Pradesh, India

Antique Bracelett from Himachal Pradesh, India

An antique bracelett from Himachal Pradesh, Norther India Silver, Enamel 37 grams, Diameter 5,5cm 19/20th century This bracelet is in perfect condition and wearable The ochre colour in the closing was used till end of 19th century, after this blue and green are more dominant. Please visit my website www.m-beste.com for more antiques from India… Continue Reading

Pair of Silver Bracelets from North Africa

Pair of Silver Bracelets from North Africa

A pair of silver bracelets from North Africa This type is found in Egypt and Tunesia, it is called asawir Early 20th century 211 grams, inside 6,5cm (adjustable), 4,5cm high Please ask for more information or pictures Thank you for visiting my website www.m-beste.com eiee Continue Reading

Heavy Silver Bangle from India

Heavy Silver Bangle from India

Solid silver bangle fromGujarat, India 92 grams, Daimeter 6,4 cm Can be opened Smooth from wearing early 20th century Please ask for more information or pictures Thank you for visiting my website www.m-beste.com erle   Continue Reading

A Pair of Silver Bangles from India

A Pair of Silver Bangles from India

A pair of silver bangles from Orissa, India Early 20th century 155 grams, Diameter 7cm (adjustable) These bangles were originally worn on the upper arm Please ask for more information or pictures Thank you for visiting my website www.m-beste.com enle Continue Reading

Bracelet from Tibet

Bracelet from Tibet

A rare bracelet from Tibet Length 18cm without the closing, 20 grams Silver, Brass, Coral, Turquoise 19th century Please ask for more information or pictures Thank you for visiting my website www.m-beste.com erne Continue Reading

Silver Bracelet from Nepal

Silver Bracelet from Nepal

Silver Bracelet from Nepal Superb repoussé work, showing eight Buddhist symbols, done by a Newari silversmith in Nepal 50 grams, diameter inside 6,5cm (adjustable) Please ask for more information or pictures Thank you for visiting my website www.m-beste.com ebse   e Continue Reading

Necklace from Tajikistan

Necklace from Tajikistan

A necklace from Tajikistan Silver, Coral, Glass, Amber, Cotton 246 grams, 62cm long (with the string at the end 70cm) Plaese ask for more information or pictures Thank you for visiting my website www.m-beste.com esle   Continue Reading

Pendant from Nepal

Pendant from Nepal

A rare pendant from Nepal Silver, Turquoise, 63 grams A nice Tibetan Turquoise, set in sterling silver, flanked by two animals – probably hares according to the tibetan zodiac Beautiful decorated on the backside Comes on a black cotton string (42cm) with silver closing. The string can be replaced vy another with your preferred length… Continue Reading

Heavy Collier Silver with Turquoise

Heavy Collier Silver with Turquoise

A beautiful Collier from North India On a silver collier are fixed many Tibetan turquoises of very good quality. Weight 301 grams Length 41 cm Please ask for more information or pictures Thank you for visiting my website www.m-beste.com bree b Continue Reading

Silver Pendant from Turkmenistan

Silver Pendant from Turkmenistan

A silver pendant from Turkmenistan on an antique silver chain from India Silver, Carnelian Length of the pendant (including the bangles) 19cm Length of the chain 45cm Weight 68 grams Please ask for more information Thank you for visiting my website www.m-beste.com eure Continue Reading

Silver Bracelett from Egypt

Silver Bracelett from Egypt

A Silver Bangle from Egypt Four small plaited silver wire bands, seperated by a much thicker central one Non-tested Silver Size adjustable, 81 grams This type is called iswara Please ask for more information Thank you for visiting my website www.m-beste.com erse Continue Reading

Ten Silver Bangles from Northern India

Ten Silver Bangles from Northern India

Ten small silver bangles from Rajasthan, Northern India Diameter 6,5cm, 77 grams These bangles were worn by the bride during the wedding ceremony You’ll find the same type made from glass, these were worn by the poorer people. Please ask for more information Thank you for visiting my website www.m-beste.com erne     Continue Reading

CENTRAL ASIAN SILVER RING

CENTRAL ASIAN SILVER RING

Central Asian silver ring, partly gilded with on top a facetted green glass bead and decorated all round with floral engravings. Even when seen from the back, this ring is of outstanding quality. The patina is also remarquable. (total diameter: 3, 7 cm). Size: 55 (17,5). Mid 20° century. Weight: 42 gr Code: AFG056 Ref.… Continue Reading

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:… Continue Reading

OLD TORQUE FROM THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE

OLD TORQUE FROM THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE

A torque or neck ring from the Golden Triangle. This one is probably from the Mien Tribe (or Yao tribe) with the traditional flower carvings (inner diameter: 21,8 cm). It’s made of mix metals with a little bit silver (early to mid 20° century). Weight: 415 gr Code: LAOA86 Price: on request. For more information,… Continue Reading

Bracelett from Morocco

Bracelett from Morocco

A bracelett, silver with niello-work, from Marocco, North Africa 19/20th century Inner diameter about 6 cm Euro 450,00 For more ornaments in gold and silver please visit my website www.m-beste.de Contact:  beste@t-online.de Continue Reading

A Pair of Earrings

A Pair of Earrings

A Pair of golden Earrings The drop-shaped balls are made from goldplated Silver, set-in are Rubies Above a Ruby, a goldplated silverbead and a 22ct goldbead The hooks are antiallergic Sterling silver, 24ct goldplated 3,0 cm high without the hooks, weight 5,60 grams Please ask for more information or pictures Thank you for visiting my… Continue Reading

TRADITIONAL TURKMEN “YOMUD” PENDANT

TRADITIONAL TURKMEN “YOMUD” PENDANT

  Silver, fire-gilded Turkmen pendant with a magnificent centraltable-cut carnelian, from the Yomud tribe. Traditional Yomud decoration on the front and back side (9 cm X 5,2 cm). Mid 20° century. Weight: 44,3 gr. Code: AFG055. Price: on request. For more information, please email didiergregoire03@gmail.com Continue Reading

TRADITIONAL TURKMEN DORSAL “ASIK” ORNAMENT

TRADITIONAL TURKMEN DORSAL “ASIK” ORNAMENT

Antique, quite large, Central Asian Turkmen dorsal ornament from the Teke Tribe in the shape of a spearhead called “Asik”. High grade silver, fire-gilded and chased with traditional decorative pattern and four table-cut carnelians ( the central carnelian is slightly damaged). This kind of jewelry was not primarily worn to show off to strangers but… Continue Reading