Egyptian Paste glass head of ancient Pharaoh head, wearing a crown with the Uraeus cobra , the molded head is done in purplish cobalt blue and sea foam blue green with tiny flecks of copper in the glass , with mold seams showing at the sides. I have listed many pictures of this since I use a point and shoot camera and this is as detailed as I can get .The loop is not gold but some kind of base metal , the face is pretty well detailed and has no damage .Size H 1.5" w 1" d 3/4"
Egyptian pendant with the face of a Goddess wearing a crown with a at on the front . The bead is in good condition with some yellow coloring . This is most likely 19th c but could be an original ancient piece.
Size H 1 3/4" W 1 1/4"
Large by Western standards, this is actually the "childs" size version of this foo dog necklace worn by the Chinese Miao minority 70-90 years ago. Made of low grade silver, typical of Chinese jewelry of the time period, the intricate pendant is 5.5 inches across, 6.5 inches long and suspended from a long hand-made chain. The heads of the foo dogs are in a pin which allows them to turn freely and the central "flower" is also suspended on a wire which allows it to spin...
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.
High grade silver, partly gilded and decorated with blue enamel. Both parts have hallmarks on the inside. Dimensions: inside 8x7 cm. The widest part of the bracelet is 4 cm. Weight: 131 g.
Provenance: collection of a Dutch professor and anthropologist.
This stunning large necklace has multi stands of red/orange and black beads. The outside strands are decorated with a few small bronze bell forms and separated with cast bronze separators. This necklace is from Cameroon Africa. The natural fiber cording ends are woven together and topped on one side with a shell and on the other side with a loop...together forming a clasp...very similar construction to necklaces out of Nepal
This is a fine antique Chinese Gilt Silver Hairpin with real jade from 19th century, rare find!! It is in good condition, please look carefully, pre-1900. Thank you for looking...... Ships worldwide free using SAL registered
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....
Common to South Arabia and Yemen, the mesh "labbeh" or "Kirdam" were worn wrapped around the neck or attached to the sides of the headgear hanging down as a frame to women’s chin. This particular libbeh is from the late 1800’s–early 1900. This very finely made tribal labbeh has elaborate lengths of filigree and numerous dangling beads. This type of jewelry would have been part of a woman’s dowry given to the bride by her father
Fabulous Victorian hand carved pin. This oval shape pin is made of bone and features a hand carved stag racing through the forest. This pin is in very fine condition and measures 2 1/16" x 1 3/16".
Stunning and dramatic Navajo necklace of branch coral alternating with handmade round discs of natural turquoise. Two strands of coral and turquoise are joined at the end by cones of sterling silver. The silver chain attaching to the clasp allows the length to be adjusted from
28 1/2" to 31" (including coral drop).
Blinding brilliance bounces off these carved faceted natural golden honey cognac amber beads along this half moon shape hair pin ornament comb tiara that flips up and down on its antique Victorian gold gilt frame over the double tine tooth horn section. Circa 1900.
Crazing semi circular drill marks...
Ca. 1940s / 1950s
These earrings consist of cabochons and beveled-edge pendants of bright, mottled apple-green and white jadeite, highly polished with good translucency. The mounts and posts are 14 karat gold. The pendant is 1.5 inches long and the cabochon is 0.25 inches.
Total length of each earring: 2 in., Thickness: 1/10 in.
Wonderful and rare, large buckle bracelet, composed of natural Baltic, butterscotch amber. The adjustable bracelet is 9.5" long x 1" wide, buckle measures 1 1/2" x 1 1/4". Bracelet is in good antique condition with minor chipping. Weight is 22 grams.
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.
An authentic ancient rare glass eye bead from east Asia
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...
Originally, this was the largest of a set of 3 graduated matching silver necklaces. They were worn as a set for festival by the Miao Chinese Ethnic Minority women. The necklace was skillfully hand-formed from a sheet of silver into a curving tapered tube with a reposse pattern of 2 dragons chasing pearl. It spans 10.5 inches across.