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ID #: D/189

A magnificent antique silver-gilt Berber wedding anklet, from Fès, in Morocco. Silver and silver-gilt elaborated decor. Many hallmarks with the date of 1300 H, circa 1883 AD. Superb quality of workmanship. A MUSEUM QUALITY SAMPLE. See more on these Museum jewellery in " Bijoux du Maroc " by Marie-Rose Rabaté and André Goldenberg, p 37 and in " Bijoux du Maroc-La Beauté des Diables ", by Francis Ramirez and Christian Rolot, p.51. In excellent conditions with beautiful patina. The inner circumference measure about 28.6 cm. ( 11.25" ) and the interior diameter approx. 9.1 cm. ( 3.58" ). The front height is 5.5 cm. ( 2.16" ). Weighs 302 grams ( 10.65 Oz ).


 

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 Price : US$ 1150.00  

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A wonderful pair of antique silver enameld triangular " Ibzimen " fibulae, from " Grande Kabylie ", in Algeria. Silver, filigree and enamel decorated with real red coral cabochons. Excellent alloy of silver, with two square hallmarks on the loops (I can't read them). Early to mid 20th century. In very good conditions with great patina. A VERY GOOD SAMPLE FOR COLLECTORS ! See an almost identical sample in " Bijoux Berbères d'Algérie " by Henriette Camps-Fabrer, p. 83. They measure about 16 cm. (6.29") in height and the maximum width is ca 6.8 cm. (2.67"). Weighs 178 grams (6.27 Oz ).


ID #: D/180
 
 

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Price : US$ 850.00  

 

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ID #: D/162

 

 

 

 

 

A wonderful antique silver-gilt and khamsas choker from Ghomrassen ( Tataouine ), in South Tunisia. A somptuous and MUSEUM SAMPLE !Decorated with numerous khamsas, in excellent conditions. Silver-gilt and filigree, with colored glass cut stones. Late 19th, early 20th century. See similar sample ( our is more beautiful and complete ) in " Jewellery from the Orient - Treasures from the Bir Collection ", by Wolf-Dieter Seiwert, p. 81. Not represented in " Les bijoux de Tunisie ", by Samira Gargouri-Sethom, neither in the Ghysel's collection. The closing claps are missing.  SCARSE ! These pieces are nearly impossible to find today. The height measure about 20 cm. ( 7.87" ) and the width 16.5 cm. ( 6.49" ). Weighs 236 grams ( 8.32 Oz ).
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Price : US$ 4200.00  

 

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ID #: D/158
A great and rare antique silver and enamel " Chichbagouh " or head ornament from Djerba, in Tunisia. Decorated on both sides ! Silver and filigree, embellished with yellow, green and blue enamel and glass cut stones. Late 19th, early 20th century. At the exception of the dangles, the enamel is in excellent conditions. FOR COLLECTORS ! See similar sample in " Les bijoux de Tunisie ", by Samira Gargouri-Sethom, p. 44-45. These pieces are nearly impossible to find today. The height measure about 11.2 cm. ( 4.40" ) and the width ca 7.2 cm. ( 2.83" ). Weighs 30 grams ( 1.05 Oz ).
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Price : US$ 780.00  

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/144
 
A wonderful antique silver Berber " Khalkhal " open anklet, from  Fez or Meknes, in Morocco. Great quality of workmanhip, engraved with a chasing-chisel. Excellent alloy of silver, with an hallmark from 1925 ss. ( head of buck ). In very good conditions, with great patina. A superb sample for collectors ! See similar example in " Bijoux du Maroc " by Marie-Rose Rabaté and André Goldenberg, p. 158 and in the Ghysel's Collection " A World of Bracelets ", by Anne van Cutsem, p. 21 ( our sample is of a greater quality ). The inner circumference measure about 23.3 cm. ( 9.17" ) and the space at the opening is 3.7 cm. ( 1.45" ). The heigth is 2.1 cm. ( 0.82" ). Weighs 292 grams ( 10.30 Oz ).    


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Price : US$ 440.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/190
A gracious pair of antique silver gilt temple decorations " Slalem " from Djerba, in Tunisia. Silver gilt filigree and glass stones, with traces of blue and green enamel. Early 20th century, with two hallmarks of the period, around 1905 ( a very small head of a black man ) in the border of each element ( you need a magnifying glass to see them ). The small Tunisian coin is dated 1907. A rare sample and a MUSEUM PIECE for collectors, in excellent conditions. See similar sample in " Les bijoux de Tunisie ", by Samira Gargouri-Sethom, p. 39 and in " Jewellery from the Orient - Treasures from the Bir Collection ", by Wolf-Dieter Seiwert, p. 37. The maximum width measure 5.3 cm. ( 2.08" ) and the height, all included, is 17.5 cm. ( 6.88" ). Weighs 50 grams ( 1.76 Oz ).  


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Price : US$ 980.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/182
A great antique silver and enamel Berber head-band,  from Western Anti Atlas, in South Morocco. Possibly Imi n' Tatelt. Silver enameled in yellow, dark blue and ligth green enamel. In very good conditions, with the enamel well preserved. Late 19th, early 20th century. An excellent sample for collectors ! The height, in the center, measure 14.2 cm. ( 5.59" ) and the length is 32 cm. ( 12.59" ). Weighs 160 grams ( 5.64 Oz ).   


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Price : US$ 850.00

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/191
A precious antique silver and enamel Berber head ornament,  from  the Aït Ouaouzguit or Sektana, in Central High Anti Atlas, in South Morocco. Early 20th century. Silver enameled in yellow and green, well preserved but worn by places, with dark red glass cabochons. Excellent alloy of silver. The small colored beads are probably amber. RARE : COMPLETE SAMPLE ARE TOTALLY ABSENT IN THE BAZAARS !  See similar sample in " Bijoux du Maroc " by Jacques and Marie-Rose Rabaté, p. 106. The ears pendants measure about 12.5 cm.  by 5.2 cm.( 4.92" by 2.04" ). Weighs 118 grams ( 4.16 Oz ).   


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Price : US$ 650.00

 

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ID #: D/184
A very rare antique silver, coral and blue glass pendant, from Tunsia. Late 19th, early 20th century. Excellent filigree workmanship, decorated with dark blue glass stones and real red coral beads. The pendant is made up with excellent alloy of silver, the chain is of mixed metals. A RARE SAMPLE ! No similar sample in the main collections ! The height measure, all included, 11.5 cm. ( 4.52" ) and the width is 5.2 cm. ( 2.04" ). The circumference of the chain is 63 cm. ( 24.80" ).  Weighs 64 grams ( 2.25 Oz ).    

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Price : US$ 590.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/159

 

A superb and very rare antique silver-gilt and enamel " Chichbagouh " or head ornament from Djerba, in Tunisia. Decorated on both sides ! Silver-gilt, filigree embellished with dark yellow, blue and green enamel whith glass cut stones. Late 19th, early 20th century. The enamel is worn by places but still well present. The dangles are missing. AN EXCELLENT SAMPLE FOR COLLECTORS ! See similar example in " Les bijoux de Tunisie ", by Samira Gargouri-Sethom, p. 44-45. These pieces are nearly impossible to find today. The height measure about 8.1 cm. ( 3.18" ) and the width ca 8.3 cm. ( 3.26" ). Weighs 32 grams ( 1.12 Oz ).
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Price : US$ 850.00  

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: E/105
A rare antique Berber bracelet or small" Akhelkhal " anklet from Aurès, in Algeria. Early 20th century. Very nice design and ajouré on maillechort decorated with real red coral beads. In good conditions. See similar sample ( but without ajouré and coral ) in " Bijoux et Bijoutiers de l'Aurès " by Tatiana Benfoughal, p. 176. The inner diameter is 6.9 cm. ( 2.71" ) and the height is 6 cm. ( 2.36" ). The inner circumference measure ca. 21.6 cm. ( 8.50" ). Weighs 132 grams ( 4.65 Oz ).   
 

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Price : US$ 180.00
 

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ID #: D/114
A very rare antique small pair of Berber silver Fibulae or " Khel " from West Tunisia. Late 19th century. Very good alloy of silver, in good conditions, with traces of gold wash on one of them. See similar sample in " Les bijoux de Tunisie ", by Samira Gargouri-Sethom, p. 100-101 and in the Ghysels collection " Colliers Ethniques d'Afrique, d'Asie, d'Océanie et d'Amérique " by Anne Leurquin, p. 46. SCARSE ! FOR COLLECTORS ! They measure ca. 9.8 cm. ( 3.85" ) in height and the width is 4.6 cm. ( 1.81" ). Weighs 48 grams ( 1.69 Oz ). 

 

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Price : US$ 220.00  

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/192

A wonderful and rare antique silver and coral Kabyle bracelet from Grande Kabylie, in Algeria. Very early 20th century. Samples of bracelets are very rare, anklets of this design are more frequents. Great embossed design, with very good alloy of silver decorated with real red coral cabochons. The stem is recent and fit very well. Superb patina. In very good conditions. See an almost identical sample in " Bijoux Berbères d'Algérie " by Henriette Camps-Fabrer, p. 106 and in " Jewellery from the Orient - Treasures from the Bir Collection ", by Wolf-Dieter Seiwert, p. 48. A RARE FIND ! The inner circumference measure about 19.1 cm. ( 7.51" ) and the interior diameter approx. 6.1 cm. ( 2.24" ). The height is 6.9 cm. ( 2.71" ). Weighs 124 grams ( 4.37 Oz ).   
 

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Price : US$ 650.00  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/185
A wonderful and big antique silver-gilt and enamel " Chichbagouh " or head ornament from Djerba, in Tunisia. Decorated on both sides ! Silver-gilt, filigree embellished with dark yellow, blue and green enamel whith glass cut stones. Late 19th, early 20th century. The enamel is overall in vry good conditions. Old breakage below left and right. The dangles, decorated with small coral beads, are made up with very good alloy of silver. AN EXCELLENT SAMPLE FOR COLLECTORS ! See similar example in " Les bijoux de Tunisie ", by Samira Gargouri-Sethom, p. 44-45. These pieces are nearly impossible to find today. The height measure about 22 cm. ( 8.66" ) and the width ca 8 cm. ( 3.14" ). Weighs 70 grams ( 2.46 Oz ).
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Price : US$ 1320.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/193

 

A gorgeous and rare old silver Moor or Tuareg three row hinjed bracelet from Mauritania or South Morocco. Excellent alloy of silver, decorated with small " pyramids " and balls. In very good conditions, ligthly worn by places. Early to mid 20th century. From my own collection and the last piece of three rows ! Heavy but easy to wear due to the hinje system. See similar sample ( but one row only ) in " Bijoux du Maroc " by Jacques and Marie-Rose Rabaté, p. 191 and in the Ghysel's Collection " A World of Bracelets ", by Anne van Cutsem, p. 34. The interior diameter measure 5.3 cm. ( 2.08" ) and the inner circumference 16.6 cm. ( 6.53" ). The height is 3.8 cm. ( 1.49 ). Weighs 202 grams ( 7.12 Oz ).  

 

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Price : US$ 320.00  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/175

 

A rare antique small silver and coral temple ornament " Naouach ", from Gafsa, in Tunisia. Small sample in silver, embellished with real red coral stones. Late 19th, early 20th century, in good conditions ( the silver dangles are missing ). SCARSE ! See similar sample in " Les bijoux de Tunisie ", by Samira Gargouri-Sethom, p. 41. Not represented in the Bir, neither in the Ghysel's collections. The maximum width measure about 4.4 cm. ( 1.73" ) and the iheight is 8.9 cm. ( 3.50" ). Weighs 30 grams ( 1.05 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 540.00  

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/187
A beautiful old silver Tuareg or Moor hinjed bracelet, from South Morocco or Mauritania. A fine sample, decorated with green and red plastic sheet. Good alloy of silver. The hinje system make it easy to wear. The inner circumference measure about 17 cm. ( 6.69" ) and the interior diameter is 5.4 cm. ( 2.12" ). The height of the dômes is 10 mm. ( 0.39" ). Weighs 70 grams ( 2.46 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 140.00  

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/142
A cheerful antique silver nielloed Berber open bracelet from Central Anti-Atlas, in South Morocco. Probably Ida ou Nadif. Early 20th century. The niello and the enamel are very well preserved. Small repair at the interior, nearly invisible. Very good alloy of silver. See similar sample in " Bijoux du Maroc " by Jacques and Marie-Rose Rabaté, p. 93 and in the Ghysel's Collection in " A World of Bracelets ", by Anne van Cutsem, p. 20. The inner circumference ( including the space at the opening ) measure about 19 cm. ( 7.48" ) and the width at the ends is 6.5 cm. ( 2.55" ). The space at the opening is ca. 3.9 cm. ( 1.53" ). Weighs 58 grams ( 2.04 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 290.00  

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/188
A lovely old silver Tuareg or Moor " flowers " hinjed bracelet, from South Morocco or Mauritania. An excellent sample, decorated with green and red niello. Very good alloy of silver. The hinje system make it easy to wear. The inner circumference measure about 17.9 cm. ( 7.04" ) and the interior diameter is 5.7 cm. ( 2.24" ). The height of the flowers is 17 mm. ( 0.66" ). Weighs 62 grams ( 2.18 Oz ). 

 

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Price : US$ 130.00

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/195
A superb antique silver gilt " Gnadel " temple decoration from Djerba, in Tunisia. Early 20th century. Excellent workhmanship in silver gilt filigree and ajouré. A rare sample and a very good piece for collectors. In excellent conditions, with an old repair up. See similar sample in " Les bijoux de Tunisie ", by Samira Gargouri-Sethom, p. 38 and in " Jewellery from the Orient - Treasures from the Bir Collection ", by Wolf-Dieter Seiwert, p. 37. The maximum width measure 3 cm. ( 1.18" ) and the height, all included, is 24 cm. ( 9.44" ). Weighs 36 grams ( 1.26 Oz ).  
    

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Price : US$ 540.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/128
A collector's antique silver Berber hinjed bracelet from Meknès, in Morocco. Great openwork, delicately cut and chased, with grooved cabochons appliqués. Early 20th century, with four hallmarks dated 1327 from Hegira, circa 1909 AD. Very good alloy of silver, in excellent conditions, nicely worn. See a similar sample in in " Bijoux du Maroc " by Marie-Rose Rabaté and André Goldenberg, p. 55. The inner diameter is 6 cm. ( 2.36" ) and the height is 2.6 cm. ( 1.02" ). The inner circumference measure ca. 18.8 cm. ( 7.40" ). Weighs 86 grams ( 3.03 Oz ).
 

 

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Price : US$ 250.00  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: C/112

 

 

An extremely rare matching pair of silver chased Tuareg temple decorations, from South Algeria or Niger. A great piece for collectors! In excellent conditions. However about 70 to 80% of the small triangular dangles are recent, replacing the missing old one. Early to mid 20th century. Very good alloy of silver. They measure about 34.5 cm. ( 13.58" ) in height and the width is 7.5 cm. ( 2.95" ). Weighs 156 grams ( 5.50 Oz ).  
   

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Price : US$ 590.00

 

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ID #: D/150

 

 

 

 

A lovely and rare antique silver gilt enameled amulet pendant from Djerba, in Tunisia. Late 19th, early 20th century. Green and blue enamel, partially worn. The gold wash is still well present. An attractive piece for connoisseurs ! See similar sample in " Les bijoux de Tunisie ", by Samira Gargouri-Sethom, p. 82-85 and in " Jewellery from the Orient - Treasures from the Bir Collection ", by Wolf-Dieter Seiwert, p. 40. T. From my own collection, nearly impossible to find in the bazaars. The diameter measure about 2.7 cm. ( 1.06" ) and the length is 8.3 cm. ( 3.26" ). Weighs 38 grams ( 1.34 Oz ).


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Price : US$ 470.00

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/129

 

 

 

 

A superb antique silver Berber hinjed bracelet from Meknès, in Morocco. Beautiful openwork, nicely chased, with grooved cabochons appliqués. Late 19th, 20th century, with five hallmarks from the period. Excellent alloy of silver. Two old repairs at the interior, near the hinges. Great silky patina. See similar samples in in " Bijoux du Maroc " by Marie-Rose Rabaté and André Goldenberg, p. 55. The inner diameter is 6.5 cm. ( 2.55" ) and the height is 3.1 cm. ( 1.22" ). The inner circumference measure ca. 20.4 cm. ( 8.03" ). Weighs 114 grams ( 4.02 Oz ).   
   


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Price : US$ 320.00

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: C/188
A very rare antique Kabyle anklet " Ihelhalen " from Grande Kabylie, in Algeria. Superb quality of chased design and enamel on maillechort ( substitution product for silver ). Decorated with bakelite cabochons ( one is missing, see pictures ). Many of these oieces were breaked up or converted into boxes in the sixties and became very scarse. Early 20th century, when the silversmiths started to replace the coral, too expensive, with bakelite. See more on these anklets in " Bijoux Berbères d'Algérie " by Henriette Camps-Fabrer, p. 113 ss. and a similar sample ( without cabochons ) p. 116. The inner diameter measure 7.8 cm. ( 3.07" ) and the height 9.1 cm. ( 3.58" ). The inner circumference is ca. 24.5 cm. ( 9.64" ). Weighs 182 grams ( 6.41 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 550.00  

 

 

 

 


 


ID #: D/196

 

 

 

A wonderful antique big silver breast ornament with a David star, probably from jerba, in Tunisia. Late 19th, early 20th century. A very rare sample not represented in the main collections. Excellent filigree workmanship, decorated with colored glass stones. Many tiny hallmarks of the period, around 1905 ( a very small head of a black man ) on the main piece and on the small pendants, at the exception of the half moon, not in silver. From my own collection. One small circular filigree missing. The diameter measure about 9.4 cm. ( 3.70" ) and the height is 22 cm. ( 8.66" ). Weighs 178 grams ( 6.27 Oz ).
 

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Price : US$ 1500.00  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/197

A dazzling antique enameled silver Kabyle " Adwir " or fibula from Grande Kabylie, in Algeria. Superb design, with yellow, green and some blue enamel, on both sides. Embellished with great quality red coral stones. First half of 20th century. An excellent piece for collectors and wearable ! See more on these fibulae and similar samples in " Bijoux Berbères d'Algérie " by Henriette Camps-Fabrer, p. 75 ss., in " Jewellery from the Orient - Treasures from the Bir Collection ", by Wolf-Dieter Seiwert, p. 46 and in the Ghysels collection " Colliers Ethniques... " by Anne Leurquin, p. 34-35. The height is 14.5 cm. ( 5.70" ) and the width 6.4 cm. ( 2.51" ). Weighs 132 grams ( 4.65 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 580.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/165

 

 

 

 

A charming antique silver Berber pendant from North Morocco. Very nice openwork decorated with glass cabochons. Late 19th, early 20th century, probably crafted in Meknes. At the origin it was gilt, but now it is almost gone. See similar sample in " Bijoux du Maroc " by Marie-Rose Rabaté and André Goldenberg, p. 60 and 66. It measure about 7.8 cm. by 5.9 cm. ( 3.07" by 2.32" ). Weighs 10 grams ( 0.35 Oz ).  
    

 

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Price : US$ 100.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/194
A lovely old small silver Berber hinjed bracelet, probably from Tunisia. Great quality of filigree and appliqués workmanship, certainly made by a master jewish silversmith. A fine example of the mastery achieved by the silversmiths in the past ! First half of the 20th century. In very good conditions. The inner circumference measure about 17.6 cm. ( 6.92" ) and the interior diameter is 5.6 cm. ( 2.20" ). The height is 1.8 cm. ( 0.70" ). Weighs 30 grams ( 1.05 Oz ).   
  
  

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Price : US$ 120.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: C/127

 

 

 

 

 

A beautiful pair of old silver Berber " serrated " earrings,  from Aurès or Petite Kabylie, in Algeria. The earrings are made up with good alloy of silver. The small chains present traces of silver. Decorated with red glass, at the imitation of coral and yellow-green plastic beads. Complete set are scarse ! First half of 20th ventury. They measure 16.5 cm. ( 1.53" ) in height ( all included ) and the width is 9 cm. ( 8.97" ). Weighs 102 grams ( 3.59 Oz ).  
  

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Price : US$ 220.00  

 

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ID #: D/183

A superb antique silver nielloed Berber open bracelet from Central Anti-Atlas, in South Morocco. Probably Ida ou Nadif. Early 20th century. The niello is very well preserved. In very good conditions, with a small hole below left, nearly invisible. Very good alloy of silver. See similar sample in " Bijoux du Maroc " by Jacques and Marie-Rose Rabaté, p. 93 and in the Ghysel's Collection in " A World of Bracelets ", by Anne van Cutsem, p. 20. The inner circumference ( including the space at the opening ) measure about 18 cm. ( 7.08" ) and the width at the ends is 5.5 cm. ( 2.16" ). The space at the opening is ca. 3.5 cm. ( 1.37" ). Weighs 46 grams ( 1.62 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 280.00

 

   

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/152


   

A lovely antique small silver and enamel pear-shaped pendant " Agal " from Djerba, in Tunisia. Second half of the 19th century. The enamel is worn but still present on more than 60% of the surface. An excellent piece for collectors ! The dangles are orginal. See similar sample ( big ) in " Les bijoux de Tunisie ", by Samira Gargouri-Sethom, p. 82-85. Not represented in " Jewellery from the Orient - Treasures from the Bir Collection ". From my own collection, nearly impossible to find in the bazaars. It measure about 10 cm. ( 3.93" ) in height, all included and the diameter below is 2.0 cm. ( 0.78" ). Weighs 30 grams ( 1.05 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 460.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/142

 

 

A collector's antique pair of silver Berber  Fibulae from Aït Semmeg, in Occidental High Atlas, in South Morocco.  Early 20th century, with two hallmarks of the period. Very good alloy of silver for the chain and medium grade silver for the fibulae. Rare on this size ! See similar sample in " Bijoux du Maroc " by Jacques and Marie-Rose Rabaté, p. 164. They measure ca. 14 cm. ( 5.51" ) in height and the width is 2.8 cm. ( 1.10" ). The silver chain measure ca 69.5 cm. ( 27.36" ) in length. Weighs 186 grams ( 6.56 Oz ).
 

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Price : US$ 390.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/112

 

A superb antique silver nielloed Berber open bracelet from Central Anti-Atlas, in South Morocco. Probably Ida ou Nadif. Early 20th century. The niello and the enamel are overall well preserved, but worn by places. Small breakage at one of the appliqués. No repairs and very good alloy of silver. See similar sample in " Bijoux du Maroc " by Jacques and Marie-Rose Rabaté, p. 93 and in the Ghysel's Collection in " A World of Bracelets ", by Anne van Cutsem, p. 20. The inner circumference ( including the space at the opening ) measure about 18.8 cm. ( 7.40" ) and the width at the ends is 6 cm. ( 2.36" ). The space at the opening is ca. 3 cm. ( 1.18" ). Weighs 62 grams ( 2.18 Oz ).


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Price : US$ 320.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


                                                        


ID #: D/166

 

A lovely antique silver Berber pendant from North Morocco. Very nice openwork decorated with glass cabochons. Late 19th, early 20th century, probably crafted in Meknes. At the origin it was gilt, but now the gold wash is almost gone. See similar sample in " Bijoux du Maroc " by Marie-Rose Rabaté and André Goldenberg, p. 60 and 66. It measure about 7.9 cm. by 6.6 cm. ( 3.11" by 2.59" ). Weighs 14 grams ( 0.49 Oz ).  


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Price : US$ 120.00



 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/153
   

 

 

A superb antique silver " Ghosmar " or fibula from Djerba, in Tunisia. Second half of the 19th century. Excellent alloy of silver with traces of gold-wash on the dangles. In excellent conditions. A rare piece for collectors !  See similar sample in " Les bijoux de Tunisie ", by Samira Gargouri-Sethom, p. 103 and in " Jewellery from the Orient - Treasures from the Bir Collection ", p. 80. It measure about 26 cm. ( 10.23" ) in height, all included and the width is 7.7 cm. ( 3.03" ). Weighs 134 grams ( 7.72 Oz ). 
 
 

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Price : US$ 1650.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ID #: D/198
A splendind antique enameled silver Kabyle " Adwir " or fibula from Grande Kabylie, in Algeria. Superb design, with dark yellow, green and some blue enamel. Embellished with great quality red coral stones. First half of 20th century. An excellent piece for collectors and wearable ! See more on these fibulae and similar samples in " Bijoux Berbères d'Algérie " by Henriette Camps-Fabrer, p. 75 ss., in " Jewellery from the Orient - Treasures from the Bir Collection ", by Wolf-Dieter Seiwert, p. 46 and in the Ghysels collection " Colliers Ethniques... " by Anne Leurquin, p. 34-35. The height is 13 cm. ( 5.11" ) and the width 6 cm. ( 2.36" ). Weighs 96 grams ( 3.38 Oz ).         
 

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Price : US$ 450.00  

 

   

  

 

 

 


ID #: D/169
A marvelous antique big silver-gilt apple-shaped pendant " Agal " from Djerba, in Tunisia. Second half of the 19th century. The enamel is ( if any... ) totally absent but still a master piece for collectors ! The dangles are orginal, one of them representing a cock. See similar sample in " Les bijoux de Tunisie ", by Samira Gargouri-Sethom, p. 82-85. Missing in many collection. RARE ! This kind of items is really hard to come by, don't miss this opportunity. It measure ( all included ) about 16 cm. ( 6.29" ) in height and the diameter is 4.6 cm. ( 1.81" ). Weighs 108 grams ( 3.80 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 1550.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: C/161
A luscious antique silver Bedouin bracelet from Oasis of Siwa, in Egypt ( from the middle of Egypt to the coast ). High quality of workmanship by the master silversmith Mohamed El Mekkawy ( his signature at the interior with a " Tughra " or Ottoman calligraphic seal used until 1916. A later addition of five " 80 " ( for 800 ) on the knobs. Superb patina ! Early 20th century. Lightly flexible and very confortable to wear. In excellent conditions. SCARSE ! See similar sample in the Ghysel's Collection in " A World of Bracelets ", by Anne van Cutsem, p. 31 and in the collection René van der Star " Bijoux Ethniques d'Afrique, d'Asie et Iles du Pacifique ", p. 36. The inner circumference ( including the space at the opening ) measure about 21.3 cm. ( 8.38" ) and the inner diameter approx. 6.9 cm. ( 2.71" ). The space at the opening is ca. 2 cm. ( 0.78" ) and the height 7.5 cm. ( 2.95" ). Weighs 206 grams ( 7.26 Oz ).   

 
 

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Price : US$ 320.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/100
A very nice antique silver nielloed Berber open bracelet from Central Anti-Atlas, in South Morocco. Probably Ida ou Nadif. Early 20th century. Low to medium grade silver. The niello is worn, but still an important and rare piece. A very small split ( with old repair at the back ) up right on one side only ( see picture 4 ). See a nearly indentical sample in " Bijoux du Maroc " by Jacques and Marie-Rose Rabaté, p. 93, top right and in the Ghysel's Collection in " A World of Bracelets ", by Anne van Cutsem, p. 20. The inner circumference ( including the space at the opening ) measure about 18.8 cm. ( 7.40" ) and the width at the ends is 7.1 cm. ( 2.79" ). The space at the opening is ca. 3.2 cm. ( 1.25" ). Weighs 74 grams ( 2.61 Oz ).   
  

 

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Price : US$ 320.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/155

 

 

 

A beautiful antique silver chased Tuareg pendant or temple decoration, probably from Bella Tuaregs, in Nigeria. A rare sample still sewed ont the original leather amulet. Low grade silver. See similar pieces in " Magische Ornamente Silberschmuck der Tuareg ", Museum Rietberg, Zürich, p. 55. Angela Fischer present in " Africa Adorned ", p. 189 a similar sample worn on leather. In very good conditions. Very thin, 0.5 mm ! The piece measure about 12 cm. by 7.3 cm. ( 4.72" by 2.87" ). Weighs 26 grams ( 0.91 Oz ).   
 

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Price : US$ 120.00  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/170

 

 

 

 

A very rare matching pair of silver-gilt Berber half-sphere " letrak " earings from Aurès, in Algeria. They were not wide-spread and principally worn by the women of the Ouled Naïl, in Biskra. Excellent workmanship in silver-gilt, decorated with small green and red glass cut stones. Late 19th, early 20th century ( see a picture of an Algerian women wearing different jewels and five pairs of these earrings, circa 1880, in collection René van der Star " Bijoux Ethniques d'Afrique, d'Asie et Iles du Pacifique ", p 12 ). Scarse : there are only one pair in the Musée de L'Homme in Paris and three pairs in the Museum of Bardo in Alger. Very good alloy of silver. See a similar sample in " Bijoux Berbères d'Algérie " by Henriette Camps-Fabrer, p. 128-130. They measure about 11 cm. ( 4.33" ) in height and the diameter of the half-sphere is 2.5 cm. ( 0.98" ). Weighs 24 grams ( 0.84 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 220.00  


 

 

 
 

     


ID #: D/171
A superb antique silver enameled symmetrical " Khamsa " amulet from Tunisia. Early to mid 20th century. Fine workmanship in very good conditions, with the enamel very well preserved. Very good alloy of silver content. A RARE FIND. The height measure about 12 cm. ( 4.72" ), all included, and the width is 5.3 cm. ( 2.08" ). Weighs 32 grams ( 1.12 Oz ). 

 

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Price : US$ 520.00  

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/172
An extremely rare antique silver Berber " Akhelkhal " hinjed anklet or bracelet from Aurès, in Algeria. Early 20th century. This bracelet is quiet unique because it present five small Tunisian hallmarks, an head of a black men, the others difficult to read. Sample with hallmarks of the period are very rare. Very nice chased design on four parts. Very good alloy of silver. In excellent conditions and complete with the original stem. See similar sample in " Bijoux Berbères d'Algérie " by Henriette Camps-Fabrer, p. 118. The inner diameter is 7.3 cm. ( 2.87" ) and the height is 6 cm. ( 2.36" ). The inner circumference measure ca. 22.9 cm. ( 9.01" ). Weighs 188 grams ( 6.63 Oz ).   
 

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Price : US$ 440.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/101
A fine and rare antique silver nielloed Berber open bracelet from Central Anti-Atlas, in South Morocco. Probably Ida ou Nadif. Early 20th century. Medium grade silver, containing copper ( I do not clean these very old pieces, just in the same way I found it ). The niello and the enamel are worn, but still well presents. No breakage or repair. See a similar sample in " Bijoux du Maroc " by Jacques and Marie-Rose Rabaté, p. 93 and in the Ghysel's Collection in " A World of Bracelets ", by Anne van Cutsem, p. 20. The inner circumference ( including the space at the opening ) measure about 19.3 cm. ( 7.59" ) and the width at the ends is 7 cm. ( 2.75" ). The space at the opening is ca. 3.4 cm. ( 1.33" ). Weighs 72 grams ( 2.53 Oz ).   
 

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Price : US$ 340.00

 

 

 

 

 

   


ID #: D/199

     

A beautiful antique silver Tuareg bracelet " Tekafat ", from Tuaregs Iwellemmeden Kel Denneg, Azawagh, Niger. Nice geometrical decor on both sides. Alloy of silver and nickel, closed by nails. First half of the 20th century. In very good conditions. See more on these bracelets and a similar sample in " Bijoux Tuaregs " by Jean Burner, p. 248. The inner circumference measure about 21.3 cm. ( 8.38" ) and the interior diameter is 6.8 cm. ( 2.67" ). The height is 2.9 cm. ( 1.14" ). Weighs 38 grams ( 1.34 Oz ).
 

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Price : US$ 120.00




   

 

 

 

 


ID #: C/171

 

A beautiful antique aluminum Tuareg bracelet from Mali or Niger. Early to mid 20th century. A very rare sample and original design. In good conditions, some small knobs missing ( ? ). The inner circumference measure ca 15.3 cm. ( 3.11" ) and the front height is 3.1 cm. ( 1.22" ). Weighs 26 grams ( 0.91 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 140.00

 

 

 


 

 


ID #: C/152

 

 

 

A superb antique silver chased Tuareg bracelet from Kel Ahaggar Tuaregs, in South Algeria.  Superb chased design, in very good conditions ( a split of about 3 cm. from the center to the border, near the end, a little or not noticeable from outside ). First half of 20th ventury. Good alloy of silver. Ligthly adjustable, it's easy and confortable to wear. See similar pieces in " Magische Ornamente Silberschmuck der Tuareg ", Museum Rietberg, Zürich, p. 74. The height measure 9 cm. ( 3.54" ) and the inner circumference ca 22.2 cm. ( 8.74" ). The space at the opening is 2.5 cm. ( 0.98" ). Weighs 72 grams ( 2.53 Oz ).  
  
 

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Price : US$ 150.00

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: B/109
A beautiful antique stones necklace from Sahara, probalbly Mali. Very old beads made of cornelain, agate, jaspe and glass. Easy and elegant to wear. Strongly restrunk. Some breakage and small chips not noticeable. The circumference, all included is about 80 cm. ( 31.49" ). Weighs 208 grams ( 7.33 Oz ).  
  

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Price : US$ 220.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: E/100
A very nice antique silver Tuareg bracelet " Tekafat ", from Tuaregs Iwellemmeden Kel Denneg, Azawagh, Niger. Fine geometrical decor on both sides, worn by years of intensive use. Small bump ( easy to correct ) on the border. Alloy of silver and copper, closed by copper nails. First half of the 20th century. In good conditions. See more on these bracelets and a similar sample in " Bijoux Tuaregs " by Jean Burner, p. 248. The inner circumference measure about 21 cm. ( 8.26" ) and the interior diameter is 6.7 cm. ( 2.63" ). The height is 2.3 cm. ( 0.90" ). Weighs 30 grams ( 1.05 Oz ).

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Price : US$ 110.00

 

     

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/103

 

 

 

A superb antique silver nielloed Berber open bracelet from Central Anti-Atlas, in South Morocco. Probably Ida ou Nadif. Early 20th century. Very good alloy of silver. A fine example of the mastery achieved by the silversmiths in the past ! In very good conditions, no breakage or repair. See a similar sample in " Bijoux du Maroc " by Jacques and Marie-Rose Rabaté, p. 93 and in the Ghysel's Collection in " A World of Bracelets ", by Anne van Cutsem, p. 20. The inner circumference ( including the space at the opening ) measure about 17 cm. ( 6.69" ) and the width at the ends is 6 cm. ( 2.36" ). The space at the opening is ca. 2.6 cm. ( 1.02" ). Weighs 52 grams ( 3.17 Oz ).
 
 

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Price : US$ 250.00

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/177
A very nice antique silver Berber temple ornament from North Morocco, probably Meknès or Tetouan.  Late 19th, early 20th century, with two elaborated hallmarks ( not cleaned ). Excellent alloy of silver. The dangles are made with old coins ( dated 1299 and 1312 H / 1881 and 1894 ) and red glass beads. One small plaque is missing.  See similar sample in " Bijoux du Maroc " by Marie-Rose Rabaté and André Goldenberg, p. 163. The height, all included, measure about 14 cm. ( 5.51" ) and the width is 5.5 cm. ( 2.16" ). Weighs 34 grams ( 1.19 Oz ).
 
    

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Price : US$ 170.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/178
A beautiful antique silver Rashaida Bedouin hinjed bracelet from Nubia or Sudan. These piece were made and worn in Southern Nubia and in the Rashaida and Bishariya Tribes, in Sudan. Superb patina. In good conditions, nicely worn, with some small holes ( visibles from inside ). No repairs. Good silver alloy. The stem is recent and fit very well. An excellent sample for connoisseurs, easy to wear ! See similar samples in " Africa adorned " by Angela Fisher, p. 277-279, in " Enchanted Jewelry of Egypt " by Azza Fahmy, p. 133 and 148 and in the Ghysel's Collection in " A World of Bracelets ", by Anne van Cutsem, p. 98. The height is 5.4 cm. ( 2.12" ) and the inner diameter about 5.8 cm. ( 2.28" ). The inner circumference measure approx. 18.2 cm. ( 7.16" ). Weighs 142 grams ( 5.00 Oz ). 

 

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Price : US$ 210.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/179
 

 

A wonderful old Tuareg " Khumeysa " amulet from Kel Iforas, in Mali. Early to mid 20th century. An unusual design, in very good conditions. Five lozenge cut in a shell-fish and stick on thick leather, here decorated with and additionnal green leather and red threads. See others samples in " Bijoux Tuaregs " by Jean Burner, p. 174 and in " Magische Ornamente-Silberschmuck der Tuareg ", Museum Rietberg, Zürich, p. 28. It measure ca 8.5 cm. ( 3.34" ) in height and the maximum width is 9.3 cm. ( 3.66" ). Weighs 36 grams ( 1.26 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 150.00

 

  

 

 

 

 


ID #: E/103

 

A superb antique pair of silver Tuaregs " Samboro " hinjed bracelets from Kel-Aïr, in Niger. Early 20th century. A rare find ! Excellent workmanship, with great patina. In excellent conditions. Excellent alloy of silver. See a similar sample in " Bijoux Tuaregs " by Jean Burner, p. 249. The inner diameter is 6 cm. ( 2.36" ) and the height is 2.5 cm. ( 0.98" ). The inner circumference measure ca. 18.8 cm. ( 7.40" ). Weighs 56 grams ( 1.97 Oz ). 
  

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Price : US$ 220.00

 

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ID #: D/181

A rare antique silver chased circular amulet box, from Middle Atlas ( from South-West to North-East ), in Morocco. These boxes were hanged up to fibulae and may contain differents items, also miror, make-up or perfumed materials. Early to mid 20th century. The box is made up with medium grade silver. Two of the dangles are in non-precious metal, the others in low grade silver. In good conditions. A rare find, totally absent in the Bazaars and ideal for necklace project. See similar sample in " Bijoux du Maroc " by Marie-Rose Rabaté and André Goldenberg, p. 155. It measure about 6.1 cm. ( 2.40" " ) in diameter and the height is ca 11.5 cm. ( 5.52" ). The thickness is 5 cm. ( 1.96" ). Weighs 74 grams ( 2.61 Oz ).
 
 

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Price : US$ 160.00

 

 

   

  


ID #: C/163

A collector's superb antique silver coins, coral, glass and brass Tuareg or Moor head ornament, from South Morocco or Mauritania. Circular samples complete and decorated with old coral beads are very rare and hard to come by. The center is made up with good alloy of silver. Not in Ghysel's collection ( she present only a rectangular one :  " A World of Head Ornaments ", by Anne van Cutsem, p. 30 ). The silver coins are islamic and dated early 19th century. In very good and original conditions. It measure ca. 5.9 cm. ( 2.32" ) in diameter and the height is 2.1 cm. ( 0.82" ). Weighs 48 grams ( 1.69 Oz ).

 

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 Price : US$ 240.00

 

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ID #: E/101

A lovely antique silver Tuareg bracelet " Tekafat ", from Tuaregs Iwellemmeden Kel Denneg, Azawagh, Niger. Fine geometrical decor on both sides, worn by years of intensive use. S samll bump ( easy to correct ) on the border. Alloy of silver and copper, closed by copper and silver nails. First half of the 20th century. In good conditions. See more on these bracelets and a similar sample in " Bijoux Tuaregs " by Jean Burner, p. 248. The inner circumference measure about 21.9 cm. ( 8.62" ) and the interior diameter is 7 cm. ( 2.75" ). The height is 2.3 cm. ( 0.90" ). Weighs 28 grams ( 0.98 Oz ). 
   

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Price : US$ 100.00

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: C/181

A fine old silver Berber bracelet probably from Tiznit region, in South Morocco.  Excellent alloy of silver, with traces of enamel. One of the small decorations is missing. Still containing the particular date's paste to make the rim soft. The interior diameter measure 5.9 cm. ( 2.32" ) and the inner circumference 18.5 cm. ( 7.28" ). The height is 2.2 cm. ( 0.86" ). Weighs 56 grams ( 1.97 Oz ).

      

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Price : US$ 110.00

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: C/166
A nice old leather, shell-fish, brass and red glass Tuareg or Moor head ornament, from South Morocco or Mauritania. Complete and in very good conditions. Not in Ghysel's collection ( she present only a rectangular one : " A World of Head Ornaments ", by Anne van Cutsem, p. 30 ). It measure ca. 9.4 cm. ( 3.70" ) in height and the width is 5.5 cm. ( 2.16" ). Weighs 30 grams ( 1.05 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 55.00

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ID #: E/104
A very nice old silver hinjed Berber bracelet from East Morocco or Algeria. First half of the 20th century. Very good alloy of silver. In fine conditions, with and old repair near the hinje, at the interior and a little split ( see pictures ). The interior diameter measure 6.2 cm. ( 2.44" ) and the inner circumference 19.4 cm. ( 7.63" ). The height is 3.5 cm. ( 1.37" ). Weighs 42 grams ( 1.48 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 120.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


D #: E/102

 

 

A beautiful antique enameled Kabyle " Tabzimt " or fibula from Grande Kabylie, in Algeria. First half of the 20th century. Nice design with blue and yellow enamel ( worn ) on maillechort. Decorated with original bakelite cabochons. The back side is graciously decorated and enameled too. See a similar sample in " Bijoux Berbères d'Algérie " by Henriette Camps-Fabrer, p. 78 ss. and in the Ghysels collection " Colliers Ethniques d'Afrique, d'Asie, d'Océanie et d'Amérique " by Anne Leurquin, p. 34-35. The diameter measure ca. 7.3 cm. ( 2.87" ). Weighs 62 grams ( 2.18 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 190.00

 

    

 

 


ID #: A/124
 


 

An excellent quality silver chased Tuareg or Moor " Kitab " or amulet from Mauritania or South Morocco. Very good alloy of silver, decorated with five small silver pearls. The back is made up with brass. One small copper end is missing, below rigth. It measure about 7.3 cm. ( 2.87" ) in height and the width is 5.8 cm. ( 2.28" ). Weighs 28 grams ( 0.98 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 120.00

 

 

 

 

   
 


ID #: B/166

 

A nice old aluminum chased Tuareg or Moor " Khalkhal " anklet from South-East Mauritania, probably Oualata region. The design is almost totally worn on the central plaque, with the green and red niello still present. The chased decor on sides and on the ends is worn too but still visible. See more on these anklets or " khal-khal " in " Sahara Bijoux et Techniques ", by Jean Gabus, p. 244-245 and in the Ghysel's Collection " A World of Bracelets ", by Anne van Cutsem, p. 35. The inner circumference measure ca. 32.5 cm. ( 12.79" ) and the interior diameter across about 11 cm. ( 4.33" ). The central plaque measure about 6.8 cm. by 3.9 cm. ( 2.67" by 1.53" ). Weighs 154 grams ( 5.43 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 55.00

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: B/123
A very very rare pair of antique silver Tuareg decorations, from South Algeria. Missing in many collections, these pieces are totally absent in the souks or bazaars. All the dangles are missing on one piece, only two on the other. A rare find for collectors but it would make a central point drawing admiration in a necklace project. Not clean, just in the same way I found them. The height of the complete piece is 11.2 cm. ( 4.40" ), including the dangles and the diameter below measure ca 4 cm. ( 1.57"). The other decoration measure 5.5 cm in height ( 2.16" ) and the diameter below is ca 4.1 cm. ( 1.61" ). Total weight is 84 grams ( 2.96 Oz ).
 

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Price : US$ 220.00

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: C/183
A rare antique mixed metals Berber amulet box with jewish symbol, from Tamanrasset, South Algeria. Chased decor on both sides with crescent and Solomon seal. Very interesting and rare sample ! This example is identical that one represented in " Le Bijoux en Algerie " by Roselyne Pachet-Hongrois, p. 51, no 48. See others examples in " Bijoux et Bijoutiers de l'Aurès " by Tatiana Benfoughal, p. 158-159. In good conditions, with traces of two old soldering below. It measure about 5.7 cm. by 4.5 cm. ( 2.24" by 1.77" ) and weight 20 grams ( 0.70 Oz ). The thickness is 1.5 cm. ( 0.59" ).
 

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Price : US$ 90.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: C/122
A lovely old Moor head ornament from Mauritania. Intricate tress decorated with glass beads, chased shell-fishs and gilt metal buttons. Some real hair are attached on the both sides. Overall in good conditions. See similar sample and more on these ornaments in " Africa adorned " by Angela Fisher, p. 220-222. It measure about 55 cm. ( 21.65" ) in height and the width is approx. 28 cm. ( 11.02" ). Weighs 86 grams ( 3.03 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 130.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: B/155

A very pretty old brass embossed and chased Tuareg Talisman, probably Agadez-Region, in Niger. Fine design, in very good conditions. The back side is made up of iron. See similar pieces in " Magische Ornamente Silberschmuck der Tuareg ", Museum Rietberg, Zürich, p. 46. It measure about 11 cm. by 11.5 cm. ( 4.33" by 4.52" ). Weighs 82 grams ( 2.89 Oz ). 

 

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Price : US$ 90.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: C/139

 

A beautiful old and small silver chased Tuareg pendant or temple decoration, probably from Mali. Very nice design in medium grade silver. See similar pieces in " Magische Ornamente Silberschmuck der Tuareg ", Museum Rietberg, Zürich, p. 55. Angela Fischer present in " Africa Adorned ", p. 189 a sample worn on leather and she attribute these decorations to the Bella women, in North Nigeria. In very good conditions. Very thin, 0.5 mm ! It measure about 6.3 cm. by 4.4 cm. ( 2.48" by 1.73" ). Weighs 4 grams ( 0.14 Oz ). 

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Price : US$ 90.00

 

 

  

 

 

 


ID #: B/189
A superb old silver and wood embossed and chased Tuareg Talisman, probably Agadez-Region, in Niger. Fine model, in very good conditions. The small " dome " in the center is made of wood, copper and silver. The back side is made up of iron. See similar design in " Magische Ornamente Silberschmuck der Tuareg ", Museum Rietberg, Zürich, p. 46. It measure about 8.6 cm. by 7.6 cm. ( 3.38" by 2.99" ). Weighs 34 grams ( 1.19 Oz ). 

    

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Price : US$ 120.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: C/144
A collector's rare old silver chased Karaga Tuareg cross, Tahoua region, Niger. Rare design with low grade silver. Decorated only on the front side. See similar pieces in " Magische Ornamente Silberschmuck der Tuareg ", Museum Rietberg, Zürich, p. 56. It measure about 7.4 cm. by 5.6 cm. ( 2.91" by 2.20" ). Weighs 12 grams ( 0.42 Oz ). 
 

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Price : US$ 90.00  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/126
A superb antique silver chased Tuareg pendant or temple decoration, probably from Bella Tuaregs, in Nigeria. Very elaborated design in very good alloy of silver. See similar pieces in " Magische Ornamente Silberschmuck der Tuareg ", Museum Rietberg, Zürich, p. 55. Angela Fischer present in " Africa Adorned ", p. 189 a sample worn on leather and she attribute these decorations to the Bella women, in North Nigeria. In good conditions, ligthly damaged up and below right. Very thin, 0.5 mm ! It measure about 8.7 cm. by 5.9 cm. ( 3.42" by 2.32" ). Weighs 16 grams ( 0.56 Oz ). 

 

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Price : US$ 150.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: D/127
A great antique silver chased Tuareg pendant or temple decoration, probably from Bella Tuaregs, in Nigeria. Superb design in very good alloy of silver. See similar pieces in " Magische Ornamente Silberschmuck der Tuareg ", Museum Rietberg, Zürich, p. 55. Angela Fischer present in " Africa Adorned ", p. 189 a sample worn on leather and she attribute these decorations to the Bella women, in North Nigeria. In excellent conditions. Original samples like this one are scarse! Very thin, 0.5 mm ! It measure about 8.7 cm. by 6 cm. ( 3.42" by 2.36" ). Weighs 16 grams ( 0.56 Oz ). 

 

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Price : US$ 150.00

 

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ID #: B/158
A superb old silver chased Tuareg Talisman, probably Agadez-Region, in Niger. Beautiful design, in very good conditions. The back side is made up of iron. Low grade silver. See similar pieces in " Magische Ornamente Silberschmuck der Tuareg ", Museum Rietberg, Zürich, p. 46. It measure about 9.5 cm. by 7.7 cm. ( 3.74" by 3.03" ). Weighs 72 grams ( 2.53 Oz ).

  

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Price : US$ 120.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: C/121

 

 

 

 

 

A superb old Tuareg temple decoration, from South Algeria or Niger. The coins that usually decorate the shell-fish are missing. Made up with leather, aluminum, shell-fish and very small glass beads. See similar piece, but without the decorated upper part, in the Ghysel's Collection in "
A World of Head Ornaments ", by Anne van Cutsem, p. 30. In good conditions, but the leather is split at the back dowm. It measure
ca. 20 cm. ( 7.87" ) in height and the width is 10.3 cm. ( 4.05" ). Weighs 196 grams ( 6.91 Oz ).

  

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Price : US$ 140.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: B/154
A very nice old embossed and chased Tuareg Talisman, probably Kel Ahaggar, at the border between Algeria and Niger. Excellent and rare design ( Telchatemt ), in very good conditions. Made up with non-precious metal with silver look. See similar pieces in " Magische Ornamente Silberschmuck der Tuareg ", Museum Rietberg, Zürich, p. 53. It measure about 9 cm. by 4.1 cm. ( 3.54" by 1.61" ), all included. Weighs 14 grams ( 0.49 Oz ). 
 

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Price : US$ 110.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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