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Pair of Chinese Ethnic Minority silver Bracelets

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Jewelry: Pre 1920   item# 1291276 (stock# M)

Pair of Chinese Ethnic Minority silver Bracelets
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This pair of low grade silver Chinese Bracelets are Miao Ethnic Minority. Low grade silver was used extensively throughout China during the 19th and early 20th century. To a Westerner the backs look like the bracelets are adjustable, this is a decorative element only and they are not adjustable. The fronts are deeply etched with animals. At the widest point in the front the bracelets measure 1.25 inches. They are oval in shape and very comfortable to wear...I prefer to sale them as a pair but ...click for details


Rare Beaded twin dolls Nimji tribe Cameroon Africa

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Artifacts: Pre 1930   item# 1286453 (stock# Af136)

Rare Beaded twin dolls Nimji tribe Cameroon Africa
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$650 

Such figures (twins beaded) were reserved for high status "royal" tribal leaders for protection. Heavily decorated with beads, bone and cowrie shells, this pair is 80 years old and have some kind of marking on the bottom. sourced out of Fumbane (foumban), approximately 12 inches high


antiques silver Turkoman necklace with cornelians

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Jewelry: Pre 1920   item# 1276976 (stock# Misc)

antiques silver Turkoman necklace with cornelians
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$315  

Old hand made tribal turkomen moon shaped silver necklace with carnelians with original chain...easy to wear...


Large Central Asian Tribal Bride groom Pendant...

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Jewelry: Pre 1910   item# 1264770 (stock# Misc186)

Large Central Asian Tribal Bride groom Pendant...
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One of 3 pendants worn by bridegroom for wedding by Afganistan tribal group. The pendant is slightly domed and in very good condition. It is almost 4 inches across and 5.5 inches long including drops. I have hung the pendant on black cord for easy wearing as a necklace...


Pair of matching tribal hinged bracelets Raj India

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1920   item# 1258071 (stock# Misc )

Pair of matching tribal hinged bracelets Raj India
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Post section with "jewels" one side twists open to all for easy on and off...prefer to sell as pair...


Antique Chinese agricultural field marker talisman

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1900   item# 1239496 (stock# TC523)

Antique Chinese agricultural field marker talisman
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$110 

This old relic field marker was dug up by a friends father while doing archaeological research (i.e. digging up fields) in China years ago. For centuries, during planting,such markers were commonly buried in the fields as a talisman for a bountiful harvest. It is made of clay, high fired stoneware, and has a few chips missing...as to be expected after being buried in a field... Approx 2.5 inches high, it is an ethnographic item of rural China, and is an interesting expression of Chinese folk art ...click for details


Vintage Indonesian necklace goat horn beads

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1930   item# 1237222 (stock# ZOc115 )

Vintage Indonesian necklace goat horn beads
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This unusual necklace is made from horn beads (presumably goat). The "hook and eye" ends act as a clasp and are also from goat.


Antique Chinese calligraphy wooden brush box

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1910   item# 1236132 (stock# TC521)

Antique Chinese calligraphy wooden brush box
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this old wooden storage box was clearly made in a folk art tradition by or for a lower ranking individual, possibly a traveling scribe, or low ranking official. Fully opened, it has compartments for brushes, ink sticks, chops and seals, etc. The numerous splotches of old ink stains on the outside of the box indicate extensive use, under not the tidiest of circumstances. Sourced in southern China year back, it is the only box of this style that I have ever seen...


Antique Chinese Cloisonne Paktong Opium Water Pipe

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pre 1900   item# 1235806 (stock# ZTC519)

Antique Chinese Cloisonne Paktong  Opium Water Pipe
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Traditional Han Chinese water pipe used for smoking opium. Lovely cloisonne base with fretwork background. The pipe brush/tweezers tool is missing. There is a makers/factory symbol on the inside of the container lid. Tiny area of damage to the cloisonne on the lower right side see pic


6 Indian maiden musicians low grade silver

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Pre 1930   item# 1219909 (stock# Misc179 )

6 Indian maiden musicians low grade silver
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These 6 barefoot maidens are elaborately costumed in traditional ethnographic clothing lots of bangles with bangles, and each is playing a different instrument. They stand approximately 8-9 inches tall. a few are missing a bangle and a few have very small dents in the metal work...metal is assumed to be very low grade silver tin combination. Decorative dolls such as these were made as a traditional folk art in India for a couple of centuries...


Antique Tribal Necklace

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Pre 1940   item# 1219409 (stock# ZMisc180 )

Antique Tribal Necklace
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This handmade middle eastern low grade silver tribal necklace necklace springs open in the front so it can be slipped over the head easily. It is a bit heavy but is comfortable when worn over a sweater or blouse.


Set of 3 Antique Chinese rural peasant oil lamps

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1920   item# 1219176 (stock# TC512)

Set of 3 Antique Chinese rural peasant oil lamps
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These 3 small oil lamps were brought back to the US by a Baptist missionary who lived and traveled extensively throughout China. Oil lamps like these were used for light source extensively throughout rural China by poor peasants. Simply made, presumed cut from scraps of tin and soldered into shape.. the lids come off for filling with oil and some original home made wicks remain in place. The tallest is 5 inches high...


Chinese Yao Ethnic Minority necklace

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Jewelry: Pre 1950   item# 1199437 (stock# M165)

Chinese Yao Ethnic Minority necklace
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$175 

The groups of Yao minority live in in both China and Thailand. This necklace is of low grade silver which was typical of the Chinese jewelry around the late 1800's and early 1900's. The necklace is light weight and comfortable to wear.


large carved Yak horn for farm animal medicine

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Horn: Pre 1920   item# 1174856 (stock# T181)

large carved Yak horn for farm animal medicine
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$135 

Animal horns carved and shaped this way were used by herders and farmers to give a sick animal liquid medicine. This yak horn was bought in China but was probably made used the Tibetans. Judging from its size, this horn is from a mature (older) Yak...The tip is carved into a delicate animal head ...there are a few surface growth stress cracks on the under side which would be common for a large older animal. horn from tip to end is 11 inches and has good translucence


cassowary bone dagger Papua New Guinea

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Weapons: Pre 1940   item# 1156072 (stock# OC115)

cassowary bone dagger Papua New Guinea
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This dagger was made from the leg bone of a cassowary bird. It was carved and used as a weapon by one of the indigenous tribal groups of Papua New Guinea, aka PNG. Approx 8 inches long with great patina and makes a wonderful example of an ethnographic artifact.

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