Fine necklace designed with dvaravati glass beads and a small khmer bronze bell.
This extraordinary necklace of 2000-year-old beads was acquired in its present form from a specialist dealer in London about 30 years ago. Measuring almost 17 1/4 inches plus clasp, the strand is weighty with colorful beads of ceramic, glass and natural stone, a few of which appear to be amber.
According to an expert, this is the sort of strand created by Britons of the Anglo-Saxon period, using beads left by the Romans (who occupied Britain from the 1st through the 3rd century)...
Fine necklace designed with rare antique south-east asian beads:
-the main bead is Pyu agate line etched bead from Burma, 800-300BC , size: 3cm long, 1,2cm diameter. Some scratch and minor damages
-2 Pyu animal gold beads elephant and tiger from Burma, 500-1000AC , size: 1,5cm long, weight both together: 1,8g
-Dvaravati glass and clay beads from Cambodia, 700-1100AC
The necklace is 45cm long
Fine necklace made with Antique Dvaravati glass beads (Around 1000AC) and 3 Pyu Elephant Cristal Quartz Beads
Hittite Seal Ring, 22k Gold and uncut Emeralds
Deep burnt orange hue red catalin bangle bracelet circa 1927. This bangle is tested and clean and measures 2 5/8" across interior diameter so will fit most. It's about 1/2" wide with a nice thick wall over 3/8" thick. Shown with other examples also for sale now.
This group of individually priced Native American necklaces (BB 152, 156, 157, 159, 162, 170, 181 and 184) made by silversmiths and designers from the southwest pueblos, are from the Billy Branch collection. Each photo is annotated with the folowing information. First in brackets, is the unique inventory number of the illustrated item followed by a brief description. Then, and not necessarily in this order, is approximate age, tribal affiliation when known, and stone type...
This unusually large and ornate frog effigy, if not reconditioned as a pendant, would be a museum-piece. It was found circa 1950, with normal and natural wear, then cleaned and polished, fitted with a bale and probably gold-dipped to restore its original appearance.
Looking at the result, I find it hard to regret the changes, even though a lot of value was lost. Now we're free to enjoy it as a jewel, not just admire it in a public display case...
Rarely are rings found from the medieval ages. At this time nobility wore jewels of gold and silver. Base metal was worn by other classes. The English Emprire was ruled by Henry V11 when this ring was born. Symbolizing the amalgamation of the Lancaster and York noble factions, this silver band traveled time extremely well. The bezel is composed of two concave rectangular panels engraved with hearts and Tudor Roses. The shoulders display Tudor roses as well...
This is very nice art designer coin and bead pendant of chinese origin, the coin wordings are yung ler thong pau, i particularly like Yung ler because it means forever happy and satisfy....good meaning to wearer of this pendant and the beads is clear green jade like glass, nice and symbolizes peace and clear mind, ship with SAL registered at USD8
明玉纽扣 5 cm. A fine Ming white jade flower button with 2 layers of petals, looks like a chrysanthemum blossom. Has a mogul feel. Undecorated on the back. Interesting to see the back is also unpolished original hardstone. Good feel of weight in the hand.
About 2" diameter. Light cream color. Nice old one.
An interesting early 17th century silver cloak fastener, the opposing hooks with thistle, flowerhead and rope design, the plain central shield with engraved “wrigglework” a rudimentary decorative pattern consisting of engraved zigzag lines popular in England and the Netherlands and inscribed “E. ELCK/HAIT/IES D°/1604. Converted to a brooch in the 18th or 19th century. Measures 3 1/2” by 1 1/8
Pair of 17th-18th century Norwegian silver link rings, one with a small dangling heart lock. Rings with little dangling charms were common in Norwegian rural society at the time. Great condition for their age; one ring may be missing a heart. Ring with heart is 9 ¾; ring with out is a size 9.
Seventeenth century Stuart crystal and plaited hair ring with initials "CJ" set in 18K yellow gold. $ 4450. C. 1650. Size 7. Condition: excellent Height: 7 inches
Rare Georgian memento mori ring of 18K yellow gold with a carved skull and engraved under the band "REPARE TO FOLLOW". $ 4750, C. 1790, Size 8.5. Condition: excellent Height: 8.5 inches
Lovely Georgian diamond ring in a floral motif set in silver and 18K yellow gold. $ 8260, C. 1720, Size 5.75. Condition: excellent Height: 5.75 inches
18K memorial band enameled "Fra Seymour AR ob 29 Dec 1761 aet 63". This style of ring was often given to pall bearers. $ 1420, size 6 1/2. Condition: excellent Height: 6.5 inches
18K yellow gold memorial ring enameled with "Timy Collins Clerk ob 7 May 1766 at 78". This style of ring was often given to pall bearers. $ 1420, size 7 1/2. Condition: excellent Height: 7.5 inches