Heavy fine silver bracelet. Origin Indian Raj period or central Asian. Weighs 1/2 lb...band is braided strands of silver almost 2 inches wide...mid to late 1800's...
This antique necklace consists of large bells alternating with (symbolic) lotus pods. The bells are roughly 1.5 inches long. Though it has a hook closure, it is long enough to slip over the head of the wearer...Really fun to wear but not to the opera. It is made of low grade silver which was commonly used by various tribal groups throughout Central Asian, and the Far East. The filigree work on the bells was most common to Northern India, Himalayas, Nepal.
Many pieces of turkmen "jewelry" were sewn to clothing as amulets. This rare teke turkomen pendant was originally worn as a necklace and still has the original leather neckstrap. This piece has 5 flat carnelians and gold wash or "fireguilded" detail. The pendant is 6 inches across and 10 inches long.
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
This gold stick pin has a twisted stem and is topped with a detailed enamel flower paddles center faceted sapphire.