This elaborate beaded breastplate would have been worn for festivals by a wealthy Tibetan woman. The main section has 3 ornate silver and turquoise ornaments surrounded by a raised beaded coil which is bordered with cowrie shells. The neckline rolled and padded.
It is 13 inches across at the widest point and can be tied around the neck using the attached fabric ties. As is obvious in the pictures, there are a couple areas of lose on the turquoise ornaments.
This necklace measures 24 1/2" long.
The breastplate measures 9" by 6".
The large beads measure 2 1/2" long and the smaller silver beads measure 1" long.
The heart shape breastplate is probably late 19th century or earlier 20th century.
The necklace and breastplate are silver but the purity is unknown.
There is carnelian and a gold wash on the breastplate /pendant.
The necklace part may have been restrung at one point.
This is an antique Turkman Asyk pendant.
Signed studio original hand hammered brass bold kinetic ethnographic like pendant necklace sculpture with four major segments which include an added bold carved carnelian ear of corn dangle.
Looks equally well in a shadow box on your wall, window hanging art piece or around your neck. It was wrought in a USA studio in the in the Mid Century Modernist or Arts and Crafts tradition by this self directed metalart maker and signed Mimi Dee - Handmade.
*Bold north to south: 8" X 3...
Used by the bride for wedding this elaborate kingfisher feather crown is a very old and rare piece. The oldest kingfisher ornaments were made by glueing the feathers onto heavy paper. Metal wire was only used to attach pieces together. Both paper and the feathers are fragile, so not many of these old pieces have survived. This one is in average to good condition, some paper loss and some feather loss. It has its original long silk tassels and large glass beads though some of the small beads...
Very ornate Chinese Chippendale style gilt wood pier mirror with Chinamen figures holding parasols and pagoda shaped finials. Size: 69 inches ht. x 65 inches width. Early 20th century. If you want an elaborate large mirror that makes a statement, then this is it. Excellent condition.
This nine eyed dzi bead is circa 250 years old and is in very good condition. Size 5 cm.
Fabulous luxe big statement 1980s French long sautoir necklace in antiqued slightly matte goldtone metal with double link chain, faux Byzantine coins, double sided, and large
poured resin beads in pale yellow and pale lavender, simulating barbaric carved citrine and amethyst stone beads. Marked JACKY DE G PARIS on metal tag. The beads have cast
metal ornate caps in the same style as the coins. Continuous strand with no clasp. Long enough to be worn doubled as shown. Substantial at 133 gr...
Please feel free to enjoy this Chinese wood carving of a seated Guanyin, early Qing dynasty. The Guanyin is seated in rajalitasana, royal ease, on a pierced rockwork base with one leg lowered and the other with knee raised supporting the right arm, the face carved with a poised and calm expression, wearing a tiara and loose robes falling over the shoulders and open at the chest to reveal an elaborate beaded necklace.
There are no repairs visible, but pieces of laquer had been chipped...
A silver bracelet with lovely filigree work, beading and deep salmon coral cabs. One cab has two tiny pin pricks that are only evident when using a loupe. Marked SILVER on the tongue clasp, it measures 7" x 5/8" and weighs 35 grams. Sorry no international shipping.
Incredible huge statement long lariat necklace by the Italian fashion house Moschino, with a heavy dark blue silk cord terminating in two very large tassels
made from Italian poured glass drops or beads in palest gray lavender, on engraved chains in dark goldtone metal, held in large caps of dark goldtone metal.
Marked MOSCHINO and MADE IN ITALY on the attached metal hang tag. Also with original paper label marked MOSCHINO BIJOUX. The Moschino label was
created in 1983 by the late Fr...
Outstanding quality antique, 19th century, Islamic, Turkish Ottoman Empire, (Egypt), Cairo -Ware, Mamluk Revival, Silver and copper, inlaid brass, large hanging Mosque lamp,Qandeel.
A body of classical dome form and small conical finial surmounted by an elaborated openwork finial, the central wide band adorned with four large copper, inlaid and pierced, medallions containing a calligraphic Arabic inscription, profusely inlaid in thick silver and interrupted by four elaborated cartouches decora...
Amazing huge vintage 1970s nomadic style pendant necklace with six strands of silvertone filigree wired beads with drops with opaque marbled Lucite beads in dark red,
tortoise, and dark amber, with a large sculpted openwork framed hammered pendant. Hook clasp. Marked JAY FEINBERG. Stunning statement and pictures are not capturing it. 34 1/2 inches wearable
length and the pendant is 5 1/2 inches long. Excellent condition. Metal is perfectly silvertone; other colors are reflection. Display...
Very unusual Tibetan kapala on a copper stand, with purple copper mountings around the skull and a copper lid. Decorated with turquoise and red Coral. In very good condition. Tibet, late 18th. century. Height 25 cm., 21.5 cm wide.
The quality and the craftsmanship of this stupa is extraordinary. The chorten is richly decorated, with text, snow lions, dorjes. And with turquoise, red coral and quartz. The bottom is closed, with prayers inside. In very good condition. Tibet. Height 53 cm.
DESCRIPTION: A beautifully crafted Navajo sterling and natural coral cuff bracelet . This bracelet features thirteen natural, dark red coral stones mounted on a 1 1/8" wide silver cuff between a scrolling border of stamp work, twisted wire, and silver beads. This cuff looks beautiful on the wrist; the inside is stamped "STERLING." See the last photo showing this bracelet with other pieces from our Native American jewelry collection. DIMENSIONS: 6 1/2" circumference (16.5 cm); medium adult ...
Borneo, Sarawak, 1920 - 1940
Commercial cotton, warp ikat, alternating warp-faced float weave, natural dyes
A large Iban woman’s skirt, woven in deep brown, brick-red and ecru ikat. The design is exceptionally detailed, consisting of elaborate rhomb motifs, interspaced by sets of coils whose organic form contrasts with the geometric rhombs. Fine feathery dark lines filling up the intervening spaces are an unusual feature which create a soft delicate effect not general...
I havenever seen another necklace even close to this one in style. The seller thought it was amber, but I think it is copal - a much newer amber that mainly comes from Africa. It is 24" long and the large pendant is 1 1/2" in diameter and 1/2" thick. Mounted on top of this pendant is a beautifully carved Buddha - very detailed. The beads are elongated and the necklace is about17" long. One of the beads in the back unscrew from the one next to it to make a clasp. I think the necklace i likel...
Framed Chimu Textile Panel with nine figures, Peru, ca. 800 - 1200. Textile Panel is 18" high x 11 1/2" wide. Frame size is 23" high x 16 3/4" wide x 1 1/4" deep. Estate of Miss Kate Kemper. According to Sothebv's NY, Kate Kemper, of London and Switzerland (1908-2004) was an early collector of Andean art, forming an important collection of ceramics and textiles after visiting Peru. Her comprehensive collection was formed in Europe and exhibited in various museums including Ancient Peruvian Art,...