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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1453746 (stock #jlry108)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
This antique pair of earrings are from the Miao Chinese Ethnic minority. For me the shape and thick "wires" add to the design of the earring...some groups of the Miao purposely expanded the size of the ear lobe holes to accomadate... I prefer to keep things in their original condition. I have used these in my "favorites" display case... the earring spann 2 inches x 2 inches x .5 inches. Assumbed to be low grade silver which was typically used in old China...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Far Eastern : Pre 1920 item #1453741 (stock #Jlry107)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
This antique pair of earrings are from the Miao Chinese Ethnic minority The original "wires" are a bit thick and buyer may want to change them to accomodate contemporary pierced ears... Assumbed to be low grade silver which was typically used in old China... the cubes have the same decorative elements on all 4 sides...each cube has a series of drop dangles hanging from the bottom full length of earings 2 inches ....not including the wires
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Bedouin : Pre 1930 item #1453655 (stock #jlry106)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
From Central Asia this Camel bone bracelet has elaborate silver repousse fittings...hinged and has a small lidded container. Interior dimensions roughly 2.25 x 2 inches.... 3/4 inches high... my wrist measures roughly 6 inches around and it fits me...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Pre 1950 item #1453621 (stock #Jlry104)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$125.00
Oval shaped pendant decorated with surface decoratrion and bits of gold detailing, all circling a large lapis lazula stone... This pendant was brought out of China sometime in th 60s/70s...along with many other vintage bits and pieces of old jewelry collected thoughout of China. It looks like it was originally from somewhere in the middle east...silk road transport... It is 2 inches wide x 1.5 inches high...and 3/16ths wide... this piece is assumed to be hollow...It may have been used as...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Pre 1970 item #1453620 (stock #Jlry105)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
This vintage/antique lapis lazuli beaded necklace has lapis stones which are both variagated in color and graduated in size. At each end of the necklace is a silver ball next to the barrel clasp. This strand of perfectly matched graduated beads measures 20 inches long.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1980 item #1453384 (stock #Jlry103)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$125.00
Lovely custom made Pendant ...Large tear drop shaped moonstone with onyx cabochon in silver setting. Marked 925 roughly 2 inches long... I bought this pendant back in the 80's along with a matching pair of earings...sorry, I decided to keep the earings... Pendant is shipped on a long suade/leather tong...which can be knotted to any length...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #1448966 (stock #T209)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
Asian buffalo Horn with Silver over copper mounts with turquoise stones... This type of drinking horn was a common household item used throughout Mongolia...each family member had his (or her) own drinking horn and they were kept on a wooden rack which was made for that purpose... Condition 2 beads missing...silver is worn through in several area,exposing copper base...which is commensurate with normal use and aging
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1430285 (stock #TC570A)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
During the Qing Dynasty, the feathers of the kingfisher bird were used to create ornaments for woman to attach to clothing and/or wear in their hair... Through the 1800's These ornaments were made and formed with heavy paper (light weight cardboard...) They had large areas of feathers and the edges of the paper form were bordered with gold paint...and the ornaments were often domed By the early 1900's the bird were becoming rare almost extinct ...so intricate and smaller sections of fea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1910 item #1426013 (stock #Misc206)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$125.00
very nice old beaded choker/armband in good condition. measures 2.25 x 13.5 inches
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1406968 (stock #T)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$450.00
This Tibetan gau (aka prayer box) is actually a small shrine. When not being worn as an ornament during festivals, it would be kept in the prayer niche of the family home. The back of the box slides open. Frequently, a special prayer i.e. sutra pages would be placed inside. The small glass window at the front displays a Tsa tsa, which is a clay statue of a Buddhist Deity. These statues were made only by the monks and considered to be a holy relic. This antique gau has a front piece of silv...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1404747 (stock #TC568)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$250.00
During the Qing Dynasty, the feathers of the kingfisher bird were used to create ornaments for woman to attach to clothing and/or wear in their hair... Through the 1800's These ornaments were made and formed with heavy paper (light weight cardboard...) They had large areas of feathers and the edges of the paper form were bordered with gold paint...and the ornaments were often domed By the early 1900's the bird were becoming rare almost extinct ...so intricate and smaller sections of fea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1404284 (stock #TC569)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$195.00
During the Qing Dynasty, the feathers of the kingfisher bird were used to create ornaments for woman to attach to clothing and/or wear in their hair... Through the 1800's These ornaments were made and formed with heavy paper (light weight cardboard...) They had large areas of feathers and the edges of the paper form were bordered with gold paint...and the ornaments were often domed By the early 1900's the bird were becoming rare almost extinct ...so intricate and smaller sections of fea...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Far Eastern : Pre 1930 item #1403944 (stock #Jlry206)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
This old vintage brass pendant has a seated Buddha detailed on the front with good stone work. The back of the pendant depicts a double has dorjie. Measured on the diagonals...2.5 inches x 2.75 inches.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Pre 1970 item #1396594 (stock #Jlry100)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$145.00
beautifully matched strand of large and med sized beads separated by very small metalic beads...silver filigree clasp marked 925... total length of strand is just over 29 iches
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1377468 (stock #T205)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$295.00
This beautiful antique short strand of beads would have been carried in the pocket and taken out for ritual religious prayer...2 spacer counter beads are honey amber and the 3rd is red coral...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1448928 (stock #ZTC)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
SOLD
In China for centuries various civil officials showed their rank by the finial worn on their hat. The color of the central stone at the top of the metal finial indicated the rank of the wearer... Brass/gold was the lowest rank... The hats were further decorated with a long ring of red silk tassels attached between the finial and the hat... This antique court hat finial along with the circle of tassels is from the Qing dynasty the finial and the ring of tassels are displayed on top of ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1409455 (stock #TC582)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
to be sold separately or as a pair
During the 1800's and early 1900's, "Rocaille beads" from southern France were brought into the coastal regions of southern China and used to bead various accessory articles such as headbands purses and shoes... The area of China known as the "staits" became famous for such beaded items. . The Straits Chinese referred to the beads as manek potong ('cut beads') and acquired them from street peddlers and specialist merchants for the purpose of beading and embroidery. this pair of beaded str...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Pre 1960 item #1409100 (stock #MISC)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
sold
This large traditional Suriname Maroon wood comb has identical carvings on both sides and would have been worn for ceremonies. The Suriname Maroons were originally sub Saharan African slaves that were brought to and escaped from the Caribbean plantations. They fled to the hills where they established their own villages far beyond the the Spanish "authorities"who then ruled the Caribbean Islands at the time. The comb is 14.5 inches tall and 3.5 inches at the widest. It dates from the ...