This is a Straits Nyonya silver plate or silver bantal/pillow end , silver repousse work to ornament the wedding pillow or wedding ceremonial ornaments for the Straits Chinese and Malays here, the pair is not in very fine state with some repairs and with wear/tear signs, it is more than 70 yrs old and older. Please ask for more detail photos and info. thank you again!!
jade laughing buddha pendant
This is an old Jade pendant, the bat in Chinese culture symbolizes Prosperity as the word "Fu" prosperity & success is very similar in pronounciation to the words for Bat which is called "Pian Fo". the Prune is symbol of longevity, heavy built and nice old piece. Shipping USD8 worldwide by SAL
A nice patina silver belt and gilt gold buckle worn by Peranakan straits Chinese during their wedding ceremony
This is a beautiful EGYPTIAN Necklace made of Metal and Stone beads. It measures about 7 1/2" X 4 1/2" ( 19.1 cm X 11.5 cm ) when spread out. It has various kinds of stones, very beautifully designed. It comes with a box that measures 7" X 7" X 1 1/2" ( 17.8 cm X 17.8 cm X 3.8 cm ). This Egyptian Necklace was authenticated by Sue McGovern, President of Sands of Time, in Washington DC.
This hollow silver anklet is from the Nuristani area of Afghanistan.
With the loose metal rattle rolling inside the hollow space, a soft noise was created as the wearer moves. This anklet has nice patina and has a few minor dents, which attest to the age and travels of the artifact.
Vintage filigree niello silver Persian Gulf scenery bracelet that while being shown at a show several years ago, was seen by an elderly engineer who worked in Iran in the 50s. He said, '...this bracelet was commissioned by the Shah of Iran as a gift in gratitude for the wives of engineers who were there building the oil fields...' Note the odd motifs scribed on to the niello...
A colourful c1950s-60s Native North American Indian Six Nations 32" beaded necklace (Canadian). This necklace features a central 2-3/8" hand-sewn felt backing, and it is in excellent original condition with no chips, cracks, losses, damage or repairs. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are secondhand and may have slight signs of gentle use. Surface shipping to the continental U.S...
Chinese natural Angel Skin Coral and 14 K Gold Ring, Cabochon shape Coral mounted in 14K marked Gold, size is 8, in good condition.
This traditional Miao Chinese Minority hair pin would have been worn by young woman for festival. The butterfly motif is in reference to the Miao creation myth.
The hair pin is 5 inches long.
Qing Dynasty era Noble lady's gilt silver hairpin with the fine gold pearl, fine craftsmanship of world's great civilization in jewelry making using silver nad gold gilting
A vintage fetish necklace with silver endcaps. Unsigned, it measures 26" ; the center bear is 1" x 5/8"
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...
This necklace consists of 2 carved ivory beads 3/4ths inch diameter, 8 large carved bone beads 3/4th inch, and 88 smaller carved bone beads (1/2 inch). Each large bone and ivory bead has a protective metal sleeve around the stringing hole. If opened up the strand would measure approx 48 inches...beautiful patina on both the ivory and the bone beads....
Offered is an adorable vintage and custom made native American Indian sterling silver turquoise necklace depicting a magnificent symmetrical design on the center, embellished with fine turquoise stones and alluring silver design, in magnificent details on the stones, chain, and the fine silver artwork.
This lovely vintage American Indian necklace is in perfect shape and condition, measuring
27.5” in length, 3” in central arch diameter, and weighing 273 grams.
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
Five(5) Chinese Ivory Clasps for necklace, 1" long, 3/8" diameter, screw 2 pieces together, all in good condition. Imported to U. S. prior to 1980.
Hairpin from the "Miao" peoples of southern China. Miao is the term the Chinese use to describe the four main ethnic minorities (Hmong, Hmu, Qo Xiong, and A-Hmao) who traditionally dwell in the mountains of southern China and areas of South-East Asia. The Miao are renowned for their silver jewelry, and today their modern products are widely available on the internet. Older pieces such as this are much scarcer due to Chinese export laws...