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ID #: B/339
 

A luscious antique silver " labbe sa iri " Bedouin necklace, from Yemen. A particularly fine sample, certainly made by a master silversmith. Mainly worn by jews in Sa'ada. The upper elements are in medium grade silver, the others in low grade silver.. See similar sample in " The Art of Bedouin Jewellery ..." by Heather Colyer Ross, p. 108,  in " Jewellery from the Orient - Treasures from the Bir Collection ", by Wolf-Dieter Seiwert, p. 135 and in the Ghysels collection " Colliers Ethniques d'Afrique, d'Asie, d'Océanie et d'Amérique " by Anne Leurquin, p. 171. It measure about 23 cm. ( 9.05" ) in width, without the cotton threads and the height is ca 17.5 cm. ( 6.88" ). Weighs 500 grams ( 17.63 Oz ) !

 

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Price : US$ 450.00

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: B/324

 

 

 

 

  A collector's antique silver Bedouin crescent shape pectoral or necklace, from Arabian Peninsula. Early to mid 20th century. Excellent alloy of silver, decorated with red cut stones and plastic ( at the center ). Certainly made by a master jewish silversmith. A VERY RARE SAMPLE AND OPPORTUNITY , not represented in the more important collections ! It measure about 14.5 cm. ( 5.70" ) in height ( all included ) and the width is 14 cm. ( 5.51" ). Weighs 156 grams ( 5.50 Oz ).
 

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Price : US$ 390.00

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: B/318

 

 

  A wonderful antique silver and old resine Bedouin necklace, from Yemen. Excellent applied workmanship on the charm case with matching silver beads of the same quality, all presenting the hallmark or signature of the silversmith, in arabic calligraphy. See a similar sample ( but with non matching beads ) in " The Art of Bedouin Jewellery ..." by Heather Colyer Ross, p. 62. The cylindrical charm case is not openable and is made with low grade silver. The beads present a good quality of silver alloy and are worn by places. Great Patina ! Recently restrunk on strong wire. A rare quality sample. It measure about 97 cm. ( 38.18" ) in circumference, all included. The diameter of the beads is 3.3 cm. ( 1.29" ) for the biggers  and 1.9 cm. ( 0.74 ). The cylindrical charm case measure 10 cm. by 7.8 cm. ( 3.93" by 3.07" ). Weighs 256 grams ( 9.03 Oz ).  

 

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Price : US$ 580.00

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: B/340
  A collector's antique silver hair ornament, from the Red Sea area. Early 20th century, probably from Hadendawa, one of the Beja Tribes. The upper part is made up with very good alloy of silver, but the dangles are in mixed metals. In good conditionss, some dangles missing. Two small X at the back. RARE ! See similar sample  in " Enchanted Jewelry of Egypt " by Azza Fahmy, p.155. See too for the Beja : " Africa adorned " by Angela Fisher, p. 280. The width measure approx. 8.2 cm. ( 3.22" ) and the height 22 cm. ( 8.66" ), all included. Weighs 30 grams ( 1.05 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 120.00

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: B/320
  An important and heavy antique silver Bedouin necklace, from Oman. Early to mid of the 20th century. Silver beads and old silver arabic coins. Good alloy of silver. To be restrunk. FOR COLLECTORS, these pieces are actually totally absent in the bazaars. See a similar sample in the Ghysels collection " Colliers Ethniques d'Afrique, d'Asie, d'Océanie et d'Amérique " by Anne Leurquin, p. 178. It measure about 54 cm. ( 21.25" ) in circumference and the amulet box measure 14.5 cm. by 9 cm. ( 5.70" by 3.54" ). Weighs 628 grams ( 22.15 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 940.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: B/303
  A beautiful antique solid silver Bedouin bracelet from Nubia or Sudan. These pieces were made and worn in Southern Nubia and by the Rashaida Tribe, in Sudan. Very good alloy of silver and excellent craftmanship, with a later addition of three hallmarks : 800, a lotus and an arabic letter. See similar samples in the Ghysel's Collection " A World of Bracelets ", by Anne van Cutsem, p. 32, in " Enchanted Jewelry of Egypt " by Azza Fahmy, p.151 and in " Desert Silver " by Sigrid van Roode, p. 24. For small wrists ! The interior circumference measure ca 16 cm. ( 6.29" ) and the height 16 mm. ( 0.62" ). The space at the opening is 2.7 cm. ( 1.06" ). Weighs 188 grams ( 6.63 Oz ).
     
 

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Price : US$ 220.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: B/341
  A Museum quality antique silver Bedouin upper-arm bracelet " ma dat ", from Nubia ( Rashaida ) or North Yemen. Early 20th century. Great quality of workmanship and superb patina. In good conditions but worn by years of intensive use, with a small hole at the interior ( see pictures ). See similar sample in " The Art of Bedouin Jewellery ..." by Heather Colyer Ross, p. 73, in the Ghysel's Collection in " A World of Bracelets ", by Anne van Cutsem, p. 141 and in " Jewellery from the Orient - Treasures from the Bir Collection ", by Wolf-Dieter Seiwert, p. 135 .The inner circumference measure about 24.5 cm. ( 9.64" ) and the interior diameter ca. 7.8 cm. ( 3.07" ). The height is 2.5 cm. ( 0.98" ). Weighs 146 grams ( 5.15 Oz ).
 
 

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Price : US$ 220.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: B/342
  An other collector's antique silver hair ornament, from the Red Sea area. Early 20th century, probably from Hadendawa, one of the Beja Tribes. Made up with mixed metals. In good conditionss, some dangles worn and others missing. RARE ! See similar sample  in " Enchanted Jewelry of Egypt " by Azza Fahmy, p.155. See too for the Beja : " Africa adorned " by Angela Fisher, p. 280. The width measure approx. 7.5 cm. ( 2.95" ) and the height 19 cm. ( 7.48" ), all included. Weighs 28 grams ( 0.98 Oz ).
 

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Price : US$ 70.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: B/343
 
  A superb antique silver Bedouin hinjed bracelet from North Yemen. A great sample in original conditions, no repairs or breakage. Excellent alloy of silver with two hallmarks or signature of the silversmith in arabic calligraphy. Decorated with small amethyst stones ( some missing ). The stem ( a screw )is original. The hinje system make it easy to wear for small wrists. See a different sample ( not so beautiful... ) in " Jewellery from the Orient - Treasures from the Bir Collection ", by Wolf-Dieter Seiwert, p. 122. The inner circumference measure about 17 cm. ( 6.69" ) and the inner diameter approx. 5.4 cm. ( 2.12" ). The height is 2.4 cm. ( 0.94" ). Weighs 86 grams ( 3.03 Oz ).    
 

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Price : US$ 220.00

 

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ID #: B/344
  A very rare antique silver amulet necklace, from the Red Sea area. Early 20th century, probably from Bishariya Tribe. Both the chain and the amulets are made up with very good alloy of silver. At the back trace of old silver test, easy to remove. A RARE FIND ! See similar sample ( not so beautiful and complete )  in " Enchanted Jewelry of Egypt " by Azza Fahmy, p.116 and 121. The circumference of the silver chain measure approx. 82 cm. ( 32.28" ) and the amulets are ca 6.3 cm. by 4.4 cm. ( 2.48" by 1.73" ). Weighs 144 grams ( 5.07 Oz ). 
 
 

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Price : US$ 220.00

 

 

 

 


ID #: A/341
  A very rare old David star silver Bedouin circular " khamsa " pendant or talisman, from Oasis of Siwa , in Egypt ( from the middle of Egypt to the coast ). These Talismans were in use from Tunisia to Egypt. This sample is in excellent conditions and present one libyan hallmark from the period anterior to 1969. Very good alloy of silver. See similar sample in " Enchanted Jewelry of Egypt " by Azza Fahmy, p.81. Early to mid 20th century. The diameter measure 8 cm. ( 3.14" ) and the thickness is 1 mm. ( 0.03" ). Weighs 40 grams ( 1.41 Oz ).
 
       
 

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Price : US$ 80.00

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: B/345
  A magnificent antique silver " labbe mazamir " Bedouin head ornament, from Yemen. A great sample, certainly made by a master jewish silversmith. Mainly worn by jews in Sa'ada. Excellent alloy of silver. In original and very good conditions. See similar sample in " Jewellery from the Orient - Treasures from the Bir Collection ", by Wolf-Dieter Seiwert, p. 135. It measure about 88 cm. ( 34.64" ) in length, all included and the height is ca 7.5 cm. ( 2.95" ). Weighs 158 grams ( 5.57 Oz ).

    
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Price : US$ 380.00

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: A/347
  A superb antique silver Bedouin hinjed bracelet from Sur, in Oman, with a dobble row of decoratives bosses all around, worn by intensive use. Excellent alloy of silver, with traces of gold-wash. Beautiful patina. The hinge system make it easy to wear for small to medium wrists, but the stem should be changed. See similar sample in the Ghysel's Collection " A World of Bracelets ", by Anne van Cutsem, p. 144 and in " Silver, the Traditionnal Art of Oman ", by Ruth Hawley, p. 21 and 60. The inner circumference measure about 19.5 cm. ( 7.67" ) and the interior diameter ca. 5.4 cm. ( 2.12" ). The height is 3.8 cm. ( 1.49" ). Weighs 118 grams ( 4.16 Oz ). 
 
 

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Price : US$ 220.00

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: A/387
  A very nice old silver Bedouin khol box from Yemen. The main elements are made up with low grade silver, the application stick is made of mixed metals. See similar sample in " Jewellery from the Orient - Treasures from the Bir Collection ", by
Wolf-Dieter Seiwert, p. 136. The cap seem be more recent than the tube. It measure ca 13 cm. ( 5.11" ) in height and the width is 2.2 cm.  ( 0.86" ). Weighs 64 grams ( 2.25 Oz ).  
 
     
 

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Price : US$ 110.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: B/346
  A rare quality antique silver Bedouin snake-like coil bracelet from Arabian Peninsula. A superb chased design on excellent alloy of silver. Perfect silky patina : it gleam as good antique silver should ! In very good conditions, with a bump on one side ( see pictures ). See a similar sample in " The Art of Bedouin Jewellery ..." by Heather Colyer Ross, p. 100. A great piece for collectors ! The inner circumference measure about 21.3 cm. ( 8.38" ) and the inner diameter approx. 6.8 cm. ( 2.67" ). The maximum height is 2.1 cm. ( 0.82" ). Weighs 96 grams ( 3.38 Oz ).  
 

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Price : US$ 220.00

 

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ID #: B/322
  A fine antique silver Bedouin necklace, from Yemen. Early to mid 20th century. Silver, coral and metal beads. The pendant and the ends are made with good alloy of silver. The others beads are in mixed metals. Easy and elegant to wear ! Recently restrunk on strong wire. It measure about 77 cm. ( 30.31" ) in circumference, all included and the diameter of the bigger beads is ca 8 mm. ( 0.31" ). Weighs 94 grams ( 3.31 Oz ).
 

 

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Price : US$ 150.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: B/347
  A beautiful antique solid silver Bedouin granulated bracelet from Yemen. Mulberry granulations clustered to solid wrought. Superb patina  and very good alloy of silver. In very good conditions. See a similar sample in " The Art of Bedouin Jewellery ..." by Heather Colyer Ross, p. 74ss. The inner circumference measure about 17.5 cm. ( 6.88" ) and the inner diameter across 6 cm. ( 2.36" ). The height is 1 cm. ( 0.39" ). Weighs 136 grams ( 4.79 Oz ).    
 
 

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Price : US$ 160.00

 

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ID #: B/348


              
  
  A wonderfu and rare antique silver Bedouin bracelet from Damascus, in Syria. Late 19th, early 20th century. Excellent alloy of silver and beautiful patina. See similar examples in " The Arts and Crafts of Syria " by Johannes Kalter, p. 91. A VERY RARE FIND ! The inner circumference measure 17.9 cm. ( 7.04" ) and the interior diameter 5.7 cm. ( 2.24" ). The space at the opening is 2.5 cm. ( 0.98" ) and the height 1.7 cm. ( 0.66" ). Weighs 84 grams ( 2.96 Oz ). 

 

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Price : US$ 230.00

 

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ID #: B/349
  A collector's antique silver Bedouin hollow " spikes " bracelet from Saudi Arabia or Yemen. Some attribute these bracelets to Nubia or Sudan ( Red Sea Area ). Early 20th century. This bracelet features repoussé work and three conical spikes. Excellent alloy of silver, in good conditions. Some bumps at the ends and a small repair on the two sides. Remains of small loops at the back. See similar sample on the front and back page of " Silver Speaks, Traditionnal Jewelry of the Middle East ", exhibition at the Bead Museum in Washington, DC, 2002-2003. The inner circumference ( including the space at the opening ) is approx. 15.8 cm. ( 6.22" ) and the space at the opening is 1.9 cm. ( 0.74" ). The thickness is ca. 22 mm. ( 0.86" ) and the inner diameter measure about 4.9 cm. ( 1.92" ). Weighs 102 grams ( 3.59 Oz ).
 

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Price : US$ 150.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: B/350

 

 

 

 

 

  A very nice antique Bedouin hinjed bracelet from Arabian Peninsula. Fine design on mixed metals. Traces of the cast at the interior and in some places. The stem is recent and fit very well. The hinje system make it easy to wear for small to medium wrists. The inner circumference measure about 16.3 cm. ( 6.41" ) and the inner diameter approx. 5.2 cm. ( 2.04" ). The height is 5.2 cm. ( 2.04" ). Weighs 110 grams ( 3.88 Oz ). 

 

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Price : US$ 60.00

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ID #: B/328

 

 

 

 

 

  A great antique silver Bedouin necklace, from Yemen. Excellent workmanship with silver beads of the same quality, six of them presenting the hallmark or signature of the silversmith, in arabic calligraphy. The similar samples in the main collections are not so beautiful ! ( See " The Art of Bedouin Jewellery ..." by Heather Colyer Ross, p. 62,  " Jewellery from the Orient - Treasures from the Bir Collection ", by Wolf-Dieter Seiwert, p. 134 and ( the Ghysels collection ) " Colliers Ethniques d'Afrique, d'Asie, d'Océanie et d'Amérique " by Anne Leurquin, p. 170 ). The central element is made with excellent quality of silver alloy. The beads present a very good quality of silver alloy but some of the non decorated seem to be in copper with silver wash. Great Patina ! Recently restrunk on strong wire. A rare quality sample. It measure about 104 cm. ( 40.94" ) in circumference, including the cotton threads. The diameter of the beads is 2.7 cm. ( 1.06" ) for the biggers  and 1.9 cm. ( 0.74 ) for the smallers. The central element measure ca 10 cm. by 6.2 cm. ( 3.93" by 2.44" ). Weighs 280 grams ( 9.87 Oz ).

  

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Price : US$ 450.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: B/300
 

  A very nice group of three silver gilt Bedouin " Arusa " from Egypt. This jewelry is a short tube made up with thin wires of silver around it's entire length, with three discs encircling the tube. It was used to hold up the strings that are tied at the back of the head to keep in place the veil or burqa. See similar samples in " Enchanted Jewelry of Egypt " by Azza Fahmy, p.177 ss. and in " Desert Silver " by Sigrid van Roode, p. 6. They measure ( from left to right ) : 3.1 cm. by 1.5 cm. ( 1.22" by 0.59" ), 2.3 cm. by 0.8 cm. ( 0.90" by 0.31" ) and 3.6 cm. by 1.7 cm. ( 1.41" by 0.66" ). The smaller one is ligthly crushed, the two others contain a small tube of wood. The first piece from the left has three hallmarks : 800, a lotus and a letter. The last one has three marks : 800, a cat and a letter of the years 1943-1944. The maller present an hallmark with " 900 ". Total weight is 8 grams ( 0.28 Oz ).
 

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Price : US$ 90.00
 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: B/351
 

 

 

 

 

  A great antique silver Bedouin wedding necklace, from Yemen. Early to mid 20th century. Very good workmanship and handmade silver beads of very good quality. Decorated with red-orange glass beads, at the imitation of the coral and black beads with silver inlaid. A COLLECTOR'S SAMPLE ! Very good silver alloy. It measure about 73 cm. ( 28.74" ) in length, including  the cotton threads and the plaque in the center is 12 cm. by 7.5 cm. ( 4.72" by 2.95" ). The diameter of the silver beads is 11 mm. ( 0.43" ). Weighs 370 grams ( 13.05 Oz ). 

 

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Price : US$ 620.00

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: B/308
  A wonderful antique silver Bedouin bracelet from Fayoum or upper Egypt. Very old sample with three hallmarks, worn : 80, probably a cat ( no more visible ) and the letter V for the years 1920-21. Sterling silver ( 800 ) with superb patina ! Very ligthly adjustable. See similar bracelets from the same region in the Ghysel's Collection in " A World of Bracelets ", by Anne van Cutsem, p. 31, in  " Enchanted Jewelry of Egypt " by Azza Fahmy, p.111 and in the collection René van der Star " Bijoux Ethniques d'Afrique, d'Asie et Iles du Pacifique ", p. 35. The inner circumference measure 13.8 cm. ( 5.43" ) and the interior diameter 4.4 cm. ( 1.73" ). The space at the opening is 1.7 cm. ( 0.66" ). and the maximum height is 3.2 cm. ( 1.25" ). Weighs 168 grams ( 5.92 Oz ).

  

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Price : US$ 220.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID#:B/310

  A beautiful antique silver Bedouin pectoral or necklace from Nubia or Sudan. Very old and rare sample, early 20th century. Good alloy of silver with traces of gold wash. Many of the small beads below are crushed and it present a small breakage on the top right. The height measure 13.8 cm. ( 5.43" ), all included, and the width 8 cm. ( 3.14" ). Weighs 62 grams ( 2.18 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 120.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID#:B/338

 

  An important old silver Bedouin wedding necklace, from Yemen. Early to mid 20th century. Excellent workmanship with hand made silver beads of very good quality. Signature or mark at the back of the central element and one of the triangular pieces. A COLLECTOR'S SAMPLE ! The silver beads are made up with very good alloy of silver, the central plaque with medium grade and the triangular pieces with low grade silver. It measure about 37 cm. ( 14.56" ) in length ( without the cotton threads ) and the plaque in the center is 11.2 cm. by 7.5 cm. ( 4.40" by 2.95" ). The diameter of the beads is 12 mm. ( 0.47" ). Weighs 460 grams ( 16.22 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 790.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: A/323

 

A wonderful and rare antique mixed metals " Lazm " Bedouin necklace, from Yemen or Saudi Arabia. Made upt with mixed metals with silver look, it's an unique ornament, allready rare to find 30 years ago ! Decorated with three red glass stones, one darker than the others. See similar sample in " The Art of Bedouin Jewellery ..." by Heather Colyer Ross, p. 44. It measure about 25 cm. ( 9.84" ) in length, without the small chain and the height is ca 12.5 cm. ( 4.92" ). Weighs 260 grams ( 9.17 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 250.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: B/312
  A great pair of antique silver Bedouin cuff bracelets from Oasis of Siwa, in Egypt ( from the middle of Egypt to the coast ). Excellent quality of craftmanship and fine patina ! Early 20th century. Silver content 800, with two " Tughra " Ottoman calligraphic seal or signature, two marks of Mohamed El Mekkawy, a Bedouin silversmith famous in all North Africa and a later addition of egyptian marks ( 800, a lotus and an arabic letter ). Lightly flexible and adjustable. Very confortable to wear. In excellent conditions. SCARSE ! See similar sample in  " Enchanted Jewelry of Egypt " by Azza Fahmy, p.78. The inner circumference ( including the space at the opening ) measure about 21 cm. ( 8.26" ) and the inner diameter approx. 6.7 cm. ( 2.63" ). The space at the opening is ca. 2.3 cm. ( 0.90" ) and the height is 6.5 cm. ( 2.55" ). Weighs 190 grams ( 6.70 Oz ).  

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Price : US$ 320.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: B/313
  A beautiful antique silver Bedouin necklace, from Nubia or Sudan.  Mid 20th  century. The coin ( dated 1956 AD ) is made with excellent silver alloy and the crescent with medium grade silver. The chain is made of mixed metals. Decorated with small blue glass beads ( one missing ). See similar sample in  " Enchanted Jewelry of Egypt " by Azza Fahmy, p.147 and 157. The pendant measure 9.5 cm. by 8.7 cm. ( 3.74" by 3.42" ). The lenght of the chain is 55.5 cm. ( 21.85" ). Weighs 68 grams ( 2.39 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 110.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: B/352

 

 

 

 

 

  An interesting antique silver Bedouin hollow bracelet from the Arabian Peninsula. Late 19th, early 20th century. These bracelets were in use from Arabian Peninsula to Ethiopia and Sudan. They were also worn in Somalia by the Rashaida women. See " Africa Adorned " by Angela Fisher. p. 278-79. and other sample in the Ghysel's Collection in " A World of Bracelets ", by Anne van Cutsem, p. 141. This example is seriously worn but it's an interesting representative sample of the intensive tribal use at the period. Good alloy of silver with fine patina. For display only. The inner circumference measure about 20.1 cm. ( 7.91" ) and the inner diameter approx. 6.4 cm. ( 2.51" ). The maximum height is 1.9 cm. ( 0.74" ). Weighs 102 grams ( 3.59 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 60.00


 



 


 



 


ID #: B/314

 

 

 

 

 

  A beautiful antique silver Bedouin cuff bracelet from Libya.  Early 20th century, with a Libyan hallmark, almost worn. Silver content 800. Worn by years of intensive use, the rim is no more regular and the decor less visible, but the patina is superb. Lightly flexible and adjustable. Very confortable to wear. SCARSE ! See similar sample in  " Enchanted Jewelry of Egypt " by Azza Fahmy, p.78. The inner circumference ( including the space at the opening ) measure about 20.4 cm. ( 8.03" ) and the inner diameter approx. 6.5 cm. ( 2.55" ). The space at the opening is ca. 2.3 cm. ( 0.90" ) and the height is 5.6 cm. ( 2.20" ). Weighs 94 grams ( 3.31 Oz ).
 

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Price : US$ 160.00

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: B/315

  A very nice antique silver Bedouin necklace, from Nubia or Sudan.  Mid 20th  century. Made up with low grade silver alloy. The clasp should be changed. See similar sample in  " Enchanted Jewelry of Egypt " by Azza Fahmy, p.147 and 157. The pendant measure 6.2 cm. by 10 cm. ( 2.44" by 3.93" ). The lenght of the chain is 43 cm. ( 16.92" ). Weighs 90 grams ( 3.17 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 140.00
 

 

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ID#:A/392

  A superb small old solid silver Bedouin chased bracelet from Saudi Arabia or Yemen. Excellent quality of workmanship with beautiful patina. Very good alloy of silver. See a similar design on an armelet in " The Art of Bedouin Jewellery ..." by Heather Colyer Ross, p. 71. Hard to find ! For small wrists. The inner diameter measure ca. 5.1 cm. ( 2.00" ) and the interior circumference about 16 cm. ( 6.29" ). The space at the opening is 2 cm. ( 0.78" ) and the height is 1 cm. ( 0.39" ). Weighs 72 grams ( 2.53 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 130.00

 

 

 

 


ID #: B/309

 

  A wonderful antique red coral and silver Bedouin necklace, from Yemen. Made up with five rows of authenthic red-orange coral beads of very good quality ( they present very few holes ) and size. The colour scale of the coral is quiet uniform but some beads are more red ( it is very difficult for me to get coral pictures the correct colour ). The triangular ends are in very good alloy of silver, the small partition pieces are in non-precious metal. Strongly restrunk. The diameter of the coral beads is from 2 mm. ( 0.07" ) to 11 mm. ( 0.43" ). It measure about 73 cm. ( 19.29" ) in circumference, all included. Weighs 174 grams ( 6.13 Oz ).    

 

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Price : US$ 320.00

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: B/335

  A lovely lot of three antique silver Bedouin beads from Yemen or Saudi Arabia. Beautifully made, decorated and shaped. High grade silver. Very old pieces, nicely worn with superb patina. The bigger is ligthly battered. They measure about 2.7 cm. by 3.3 cm. ( 1.06" by 1.29" ) for the smaller and the bigger is 3.3 cm. by 3.5 cm. ( 1.29" by 1.37" ). Weighs 48 grams ( 1.69 Oz ). 

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Price : US$ 65.00

 

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ID #: A/362

 

  A very pretty old mixed metal and silver Bedouin crescent shape pectoral or necklace, from Yemen. The crescent is made up with non-precious metals and the dangles in low grade silver.  See more details on the crescent necklaces and similar sample in " The Art of Bedouin Jewellery ..." by Heather Colyer Ross, p. 55 and in " Jewellery from the Orient - Treasures from the Bir Collection ", by Wolf-Dieter Seiwert, p. 132. It measure about 9 cm. ( 3.54" ) in height ( in the center ) and the width is 12 cm. ( 4.72" ). The circumference of the chain is ca 85 cm. ( 33.46" ). Weighs 188 grams ( 6.63 Oz ).
 
   

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Price : US$ 130.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: B/317
  A wonderful PAIR of antique silver Bedouin cuff bracelets from Oasis of Siwa, in Egypt ( from the middle of Egypt to the coast ). Excellent quality of craftmanship and superb patina ! Early 20th century. Silver content 800, with two " Tughra " Ottoman calligraphic seal or signature, two marks of Mohamed El Mekkawy, a Bedouin silversmith famous in all North Africa and a later addition of egyptian marks ( 80, a lotus and an arabic letter ), on each bracelet. Lightly flexible and adjustable. Very confortable to wear. In excellent conditions. SCARSE ! See similar sample in  " Enchanted Jewelry of Egypt " by Azza Fahmy, p.78. The inner circumference ( including the space at the opening ) measure about 20.5 cm. ( 8.07" ). The space at the opening is ca. 2.7 cm. ( 1.06" ) and the height 6.5 cm. ( 2.55" ). Weighs 246 grams ( 8.67 Oz ).  
 
 
 

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Price : US$ 380.00

 

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ID #: A/331

 

 

 

  A nice old non-precious metal Bedouin " Hirz " charm case, from Yemen. This rectangular charm case is decorated with beaded wire, filigree and red glass. A very good sample made up with mixed metals. See more details and similar samples in " The Art of Bedouin Jewellery ..." by Heather Colyer Ross, p. 107. It measure about 9.5 cm. ( 3.74" ) in height and the width is 7.8 cm. ( 3.07" ). The thickness is 1 cm. ( 0.39" ). Weighs 72 grams ( 2.53 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 70.00

 

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ID#:372

  A lovely antique solid silver Bedouin bracelet from the Arabian Peninsula. The decoration of this sample and the great patina make it up ! Nicely worn and overall in good conditions. A collectors piece and wearable ! Very good alloy of silver. Missing in many collections ! The inner diameter measure ca. 6.9 cm. ( 2.71" ) and the interior circumference about 21.6 cm. ( 8.50" ). The height in the center is 1.9 cm. ( 0.74" ). Weighs 96 grams ( 3.38 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 160.00

  

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ID #: A/333

 

 

A gracious old silver Bedouin hinjed bracelet from North Yemen. Beautiful design on medium grade silver. Some dangles missing and some are worn. The hinje system make it easy to wear for small wrists. See similar sample in " Jewellery from the Orient - Treasures from the Bir Collection ", by Wolf-Dieter Seiwert, p. 122. The inner circumference measure about 16.3 cm. ( 6.41" ) and the inner diameter approx. 5.2 cm. ( 2.04" ). The height is 2.5 cm. ( 0.98" ). Weighs 116 grams ( 4.09 Oz ).    

 

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Price : US$ 130.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: A/346

 

  A rare quality old silver Bedouin " flower " bracelet from Yemen. Very old piece with superb patina. Overall in good conditions, with two small holes at the ends due to years of traditionnal use and some small silver minute pearls missing. For small wrists. Excellent alloy of silver. The height is 1.3 cm. ( 0.51" ) and the inner circumference measure approx. 14.7 cm. ( 5.78" ). Measuring ca 4.7 cm. ( 1.85" ) in diameter with a space at the opening of 1.9 cm. ( 0.74" ). Not adjustable. Weighs 52 grams ( 1.83 Oz ).
 

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Price : US$ 140.00
 

 

 

  

 

 

 


ID #: A/391

 

 

  A very nice group of four antique silver Bedouin beads from Yemen or Saudi Arabia. Beautifully made, decorated and shaped. Good alloy of silver. Old pieces with beautiful patina. The beads measure 3.8 cm. by 1.9 cm. ( 1.49" by 0.74" ) and the tubes 4.8 cm. by 1.1 cm. ( 1.88" by 0.43" ). Weighs 34 grams ( 1.19 Oz ). 

 

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Price : US$ 40.00

 

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ID #: A/364

 

 

  A very nice old silver Bedouin hinjed bracelet from Arabian Peninsula. Beautiful design and excellent filigree workmanship in medium grade silver. The stem is recent and fit very well ( the orange on the pictures is a small wire used to fix it ). The hinje system make it easy to wear for small to medium wrists. The inner circumference measure about 17 cm. ( 6.69" ) and the inner diameter approx. 5.4 cm. ( 2.12" ). The height is 3.7 cm. ( 1.45" ). Weighs 62 grams ( 2.18 Oz ). 

 

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Price : US$ 120.00

 

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ID #: B/333

  A beautiful antique mixed metals and coral Bedouin open bracelet probably from Northern Yemen. Beautiful granulation and appliqués workmanship decorated with real coral beads and two small glass beads ( at the ends ). The inner circumference measure about 15.5 cm. ( 6.10" ) and the inner diameter approx. 4.9 cm. ( 1.92" ). The height is 2.5 cm. ( 0.98" ) and the space at the opening 2.1 cm. ( 0.82" ). Weighs 148 grams ( 5.22 Oz ). 

 

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Price : US$ 140.00

 

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ID #: A/354
  A collector's pair of antique silver " Zar " rings from Egypt. This jewellery was used for special purposes, particulary the "Zar ceremony " and is very scarse on the market. See more on the " Zar ceremony " in " Enchanted Jewelry of Egypt " by Azza Fahmy, p.163 ss. They present three hallmarks : 600, the cat and the letter " A " for the years 1925-26. Medium grade silver ( 600 ). See similar sample in " Enchanted Jewelry of Egypt " by Azza Fahmy, p.145. The measurements are as following. The left one : American size is 8 1/2 and french size is 18. The inner diameter is 18 mm. ( 0.70" ) and inner circumference 58 mm. ( 2.28"). Weighs 4 grams ( 0.14 Oz ). The right one : American size is 8 1/2 and french size is 16. The inner diameter is 18 mm. ( 0.70" ) and inner circumference 56 mm. ( 2.20"). Weighs 2 grams ( 0.07 Oz ).

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Price : US$ 80.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: A/394
  A lovely pair of old non-precious metal Bedouin ear ornaments from Yemen or Saudi Arabia. Half domes with appliqués and chain pendants, with small bells. Excellent quality of workmanship. One of the wire is missing. About 40 to 50 years old. They measure from 21 cm. ( 8.26" ) in height and the diameter of the domes is 4 cm. ( 1.57" ). Weighs 248 grams ( 8.74 Oz ). 

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Price : US$ 110.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: A/350
  A rare antique silver " Zar " head-dress or pendant from Egypt. This jewellery was used for special purposes, particulary the "Zar ceremony " and is very scarse on the market. See more on the " Zar ceremony " in " Enchanted Jewelry of Egypt " by Azza Fahmy, p.163 ss. It present four hallmark : 600 ( 2 x ), the cat and the letter " H " for the years 1933-1934. Medium grade silver ( 600 ). See similar sample in " Enchanted Jewelry of Egypt " by Azza Fahmy, p.166. It measure 6.5 cm. ( 2.55" ) in height and is 3.4 cm. ( 1.33" ) wide. Weighs 10 grams ( 0.35 Oz ).    
     

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Price : US$ 70.00

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            

 


ID #: B/333
  A beautiful lot of three antique silver Bedouin beads from Yemen or Saudi Arabia. Beautifully made, decorated and shaped. Nice patina. All present the hallmark or the signature of the silversmith in arabic calligraphy ( worn ) and two present a small loop. The two smaller measure 3.8 cm. by 3.3 cm. ( 1.49" by 1.29" ) and 3.4 cm. by 3.1 cm. (1.33" by 1.22" ). The bigger measure 4.8 cm. by 3.8 cm. ( 1.88" by 1.49" ). Weighs 50 grams ( 1.76 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 60.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: A/351
  A rare antique silver " Zar " head-dress or pendant from Egypt. This jewellery was used for special purposes, particulary the "Zar ceremony " and is very scarse on the market. See more on the " Zar ceremony " in " Enchanted Jewelry of Egypt " by Azza Fahmy, p.163 ss. It present three hallmark : 600, the cat and the letter " X " for the years 1922-1923. Medium grade silver ( 600 ). See a matching sample in " Enchanted Jewelry of Egypt " by Azza Fahmy, p.166. It measure 7.8 cm. ( 3.07" ) in height and is 3.8 cm. ( 1.49" ) wide. Weighs 14 grams ( 0.49 Oz ).
 
   

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Price : US$ 95.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: A/395
  A beautiful antique mixed metals Bedouin hinjed bracelet from Nubia or Sudan. Rare design, lithgly different than the more heavy pieces. Probably from the Bishariya Tribe.These piece were made and worn in Southern Nubia and in the Rashaida  and Bishariya Tribes, in Sudan. Nice patina. In good conditions, no repairs. The stem is recent and fit very well. Aa good piece for connoisseurs ! See similar samples in " Africa adorned " by Angela Fisher, p. 277-279 and in " Enchanted Jewelry of Egypt " by Azza Fahmy, p. 133 and 148. The height is 4.8 cm. ( 1.88" ) and the inner diameter about 5.6 cm. ( 2.20" ). The inner circumference measure approx. 17.6 cm. ( 6.92" ). Weighs 56 grams ( 1.97 Oz ).  

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Price : US$ 90.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ID #: B/348

 

 

 

  A beautiful lot of four antique small silver indian beads from North India. Excellent quality of workmanship in high grade silver. Very old pieces, nicely worn with beautiful patina. They are similar in size and design but not totally matching. They measure about 1.8 cm. by 2.8 cm. ( 0.70" by 1.10" ). Weighs 26 grams ( 0.91 Oz ).
 
   

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Price : US$ 40.00

 

  

 

 

 

 


ID #: B/332
  A wonderful lot of three antique small silver Bedouin beads from Yemen or Saudi Arabia. Very rare in this size ! Excellent quality of workmanship in high grade silver. Very old pieces, nicely worn with beautiful patina. The two smaller present the hallmark or the signature of the silversmith in arabic calligraphy ( worn ). They measure 2 cm. by 2 cm. ( 0.78" by 0.78" ) for the smaller and the bigger is 2.5 cm. by 2 cm. ( 0.98" by 0.78" ). Weighs 18 grams ( 0.63 Oz ). 

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Price : US$ 38.00

 

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ID #: B/334
  A very pleasant lot of three antique silver Bedouin beads from Yemen or Saudi Arabia. Beautifully made, decorated and shaped. Fine patina on very good alloy of silver. All present the hallmark or the signature of the silversmith in arabic calligraphy ( worn ) and the bigger has a small loop. Two are ligthly crushed, as usual for these old pieces. The two smaller measure 3.8 cm. by 4.5 cm. ( 1.49" by 1.77" ) and 4.1 cm. by 4.5 cm. (1.61" by 1.77" ). The bigger measure 5 cm. by 3.9 cm. ( 1.96" by 1.53" ). Weighs 54 grams ( 1.90 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 60.00

 

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ID #: B/329
  A beautiful set of three antique silver Bedouin beads from Yemen or Saudi Arabia. Beautifully made, decorated and shaped. Very old pieces nicely worn with beautiful patina. One of the smaller present the hallmark or the signature of the silversmith in arabic calligraphy ( worn ). The two smaller measure 2.7 cm. by 2.4 cm. and 2.9 cm. by 2.4 cm. ( 1.06" by 0.94" and 1.14" by 0.94 " ). The bigger measure 3.8 cm. by 3.1 cm. ( 1.49" by 1.22" ). Weighs 42 grams ( 1.48 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 55.00

 

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ID #: B/336
  A fine lot of three antique silver Bedouin beads from Yemen or Saudi Arabia. ( some of the pictures are in black and white )Beautifully made, decorated and shaped. Very old samples, worn by years of traditionnal use ( some appliqués missing at one place ). Great patina. One of the smaller present the hallmark or the signature of the silversmith in arabic calligraphy ( worn ). The diameter is from 2.8 cm. to 3.2 cm. ( 1.10" by 1.25" ) and the length measure from 3.2 cm.to 3.4 cm. ( 1.25" by 1.33" ). Weighs 42 grams ( 1.48 Oz ).

 

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Price : US$ 55.00

 

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