Stunning necklace made of large agate beads, made in India in the 19th century, traded in Mali, combined with old silver beads from Afghanistan. Length 49 cm.
The round agate beads are 2,5 cm in diameter. The other beads vary in length from 1,5 to 3 cm. Highly collectible and rare beads.
At our gallery we have a collection of ca. 35 antique ne klaces with trade and ethnic beads.
Middle Eastern Sterling Silver Perfume bottle Hand tooled, well chased with a screw top . weight 35 g no apparent damage. Just over 3.5" high, acid tested as silver unmarked.
This beautiful green turquoise nuggets and shell heishi necklace from the American Southwest is 29" long. The larger nuggets are 1" long and the smallest is 5/8" long. The nuggets are in excellent condition and have aged beautifully.The Heishi beads between the nuggets are characteristically from the Southwest. They might even be olive shell.
Wonderful vintage 1920's - 30's carved Ivory brooch featuring a racing Grey Hound. This Ivory pin is just fabulous, finely carved details!!! The Grey Hound measures 3 7/16" long and 1/2" high and is in MINT CONDITION!
Note: This pin is made from genuine Elephant Ivory and can only be sold within the United States.
Chinese Gilt hairpin set with real jade and oriental pearl, from Qing Dynasty
Vintage Native American Santo Domingo Pueblo necklace with shell heishe beads, turquoise nuggets, silver beads, and silver cones and hook clasp. 26 inches
long and 7/8 inch wide at center. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
Decorated with inlaid discs and squares of bone, horn and wood, in the manner of tribal or ethnographic art, this compelling long chain necklace has an exotic, sophisticated feel. The discs are decorated on both sides; the squares, only on one side. Each ring of the cable chain is completely secured with solder; the chain has no clasp but can be doubled. The dating is mostly likely 1950-1960, although it could be older. Doubled, the chain measures 28 ½ inches long. It is conservatively dated.
I'm offering this pair of Turkoman Lapis Cuff Bracelets. They are made of silver plated gillet with a lacy etched design highlighted with fire gilding, and set with genuine Lapis. This pair is made by Afghan refugees living in Peshawar, Pakistan. Being two tiers, They are very wearable, and can be worn by a medium boned person. The inside measurement is 2 3/8" (6 cm) by 1 3/16" (3 cm) with a 1 3/8" (3.5 cm) opening. Great with your tribal looks, jeans, or basic black.
Jade pendant measuring 18mm x 24.5mm , frame silver 925
Lovely 10-link bracelet with alternating green onyx stones. Each of the 5 stones are carved to hold silver bands in place. Marked "silver mexico". Measures 7.00" long by about 0.625" wide.
Black onyx bracelet marked "hecho en mexico" and with a left facing, full eagle mark. 8-links set with 8 black onyx stones, 4 are squared and 4 are smaller carved triangular stones. Measures 7.00" long by about 1.00" wide. Condition: Very good. I have an appraisal from 1980 which states that this metal is gold plated silver, however, I believe that it is the common Alpaca alloy.
This a an old gilt Hairpin used by Indonesian ehnic group during 30s-40s, in good condition and please ask for more detail photos. Thanks
This is very hard stone white jade carving of Dragon Fish and fish, it is heavy and big piece and detail in carving of the dragon head.
A gorgeous old silver pendant from Afghanistan, combined with antique Chinese glass beads, old silver beads from Oman and Afghanistan and a few modern moss agate beads. Length 48 cm.
An early and outstanding version of the bridge bracelet, who has been copied extensively in the Ottoman and later periods, but has it's origin in Macedonia / Thrace in the medieval period. This particular bracelet is the finest we've seen in solid gilt silver with fine details, and dating around 14th.-15th. century.
The "Bridge" bracelet has its roots from the Thrace region...
Two bands of embossed silver enclose this very interesting bracelet of what looks to be black coral. The silver bands feature deeply impressed and oxidized floral designs on the outer surface and are attached to the bangles by tiny pins. They are very secure and the bangle itself exhibits very few signs of wear. The bracelet is likely from the 1920s and has a roomy internal circumference of 8 1/2 inches.
Reply below. Acquired pre internet era as a collectible antique "Victorian" snake motif "wooden" bracelet which now appears to be a Black or Gold Coral branch bracelet carved crossover bypass bangle in snake motif, yet resembling carved Mississippi mud bakelite in color and swirls.
Also sometimes called "Gold" and can be almost black in color. It has an ethnographic "Easter Island" odd look snake appeal as well...
A band of deeply embossed and oxidized silver encircles nearly half of this bangle, made of what looks to be lacquered bamboo. The design on the band is a combination of various symbols, one of which looks like an iris. The design is framed by a Greek key-like border; the band is secured to the wood bracelet by tiny pins. The bamboo surface shows few signs of wear; there is a tiny area of loss near the edge of the silver band (see Photo #3), but it very stable...