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  • Bohemian vintage glass...

    Height: 41 cm

    Weight: 35 gr

    Bohemian vintage glass beads...

    Price €29.00
    BC0617-135

    A very fancy Bohemian glass beads necklace from the 1920’. Glass masters from Bohemia and Moravia have been producing glass beads from more than ten centuries. Of course also during the European colonial period exporting large quantities of trade beads. Very precious for locals in West Africa for its fancy colors and numerous shapes. Elegant!

     

    We use the term trade beads to refer to the European made glass beads that were used by the European merchants and explorers in the trade in Africa as from the 15th century and continued during their colonial expansion.

     

    The history of trade beads in Africa takes us then to the 15th century and the arrival of the Euro-pean, mainly the Portuguese, to the coasts of West Africa. The European discovered quite soon how much the people they met there fancied beads and saw they an opportunity for trade. Amongst the beads that captivated the African people most were glass beads since the techniques for their making had not yet been developed locally. The locals fell for the precious and colorful glass beads such as Venetian millefiori or chevron beads that the European traders had on offer and bartered them for commodities such as precious woods, ivory, gold and even used, ignomi-niously, in the slave trade. The increasing demand in Africa of European made glass beads conti-nued quite until the first half of the 20th century and it had a boosting effect in the production in cities such as Venice which glass beads became very popular and coveted.

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  • Bohemian vintage glass...

    Height: 41 cm

    Weight: 35 gr

    Bohemian vintage glass beads...

    Price €29.00
    BC0617-138

    A very fancy Bohemian glass beads necklace from the 1920’. Glass masters from Bohemia and Moravia have been producing glass beads from more than ten centuries. Of course also during the European colonial period exporting large quantities of trade beads. Very precious for locals in West Africa for its fancy colors and numerous shapes. Elegant!

     

    We use the term trade beads to refer to the European made glass beads that were used by the European merchants and explorers in the trade in Africa as from the 15th century and continued during their colonial expansion.

     

    The history of trade beads in Africa takes us then to the 15th century and the arrival of the Euro-pean, mainly the Portuguese, to the coasts of West Africa. The European discovered quite soon how much the people they met there fancied beads and saw they an opportunity for trade. Amongst the beads that captivated the African people most were glass beads since the techniques for their making had not yet been developed locally. The locals fell for the precious and colorful glass beads such as Venetian millefiori or chevron beads that the European traders had on offer and bartered them for commodities such as precious woods, ivory, gold and even used, ignomi-niously, in the slave trade. The increasing demand in Africa of European made glass beads conti-nued quite until the first half of the 20th century and it had a boosting effect in the production in cities such as Venice which glass beads became very popular and coveted.

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  • Bohemian vintage glass...

    Height: 41 cm

    Weight: 100 gr

    Bohemian vintage glass beads...

    Price €29.00
    BC0617-116

    A very fancy Bohemian glass beads necklace from the 1920’. Glass masters from Bohemia and Moravia have been producing glass beads from more than ten centuries. Of course also during the European colonial period exporting large quantities of trade beads. Very precious for locals in West Africa for its fancy colors and numerous shapes. Elegant!

     

    We use the term trade beads to refer to the European made glass beads that were used by the European merchants and explorers in the trade in Africa as from the 15th century and continued during their colonial expansion.

     

    The history of trade beads in Africa takes us then to the 15th century and the arrival of the Euro-pean, mainly the Portuguese, to the coasts of West Africa. The European discovered quite soon how much the people they met there fancied beads and saw they an opportunity for trade. Amongst the beads that captivated the African people most were glass beads since the techniques for their making had not yet been developed locally. The locals fell for the precious and colorful glass beads such as Venetian millefiori or chevron beads that the European traders had on offer and bartered them for commodities such as precious woods, ivory, gold and even used, ignomi-niously, in the slave trade. The increasing demand in Africa of European made glass beads conti-nued quite until the first half of the 20th century and it had a boosting effect in the production in cities such as Venice which glass beads became very popular and coveted.

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  • Kuchi old silver earrings.

    Width: 50 mm

    Height: 55 mm

    Weight: 15 gr

    Kuchi old silver earrings.

    Price €75.00
    OS0418-968

    A nice set of of Kuchi or Sindh old silver earrings from Afghanistan. They show a nice granulation work on the edges and a simple yet attractive decoration. The Kuchi people, from the Persian -koch- meaning migration, are Afghan pashtoons nomads divided in a number of tribes that inhabit areas of Afghanistan and, to a lesser extent, Pakistan. Their jewellery is quite often very colourful using silver, glass and, in some fewer cases, enamel.

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  • Vintage silver carnelian ring

    Width: 14 mm

    Height: 25 mm

    Size: 13

    Vintage silver carnelian ring

    Price €75.00
    OS0418-802

    A lovely old silver ring from Afghanistan. Features a delicate granulated work with small side cabuchons and a large central one with a carnelian stone. 

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  • Old silver jade ring

    Width: 15 mm

    Height: 27 mm

    Size: 17

    Old silver jade ring

    Price €85.00
    OS0418-864

    An old Afghan silver ring featuring a lovely jade central cabochon with an inscription and an attractive granulated decoration. Great patina. 

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  • Vintage silver carnelian ring

    Width: 18 mm

    Height: 28 mm

    Size: 17

    Vintage silver carnelian ring

    Price €75.00
    OS0418-826

    A beautiful and elegant old silver and carnelian agate ring from Afghanistan. Carnelian beads from the Indian subcontinent are documented in deposits as disparate and distant as the Niger basin or Mesopotamia and in times as old as the Sumerian civilization.

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  • Vintage silver carnelian ring

    Width: 15 mm

    Height: 27 mm

    Size: 20

    Vintage silver carnelian ring

    Price €72.00
    OS0418-803

    A lovely old silver ring from Afghanistan. Features a delicate granulated work with small side cabuchons and a large central one with a carnelian stone. 

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  • Old Carnelian silver ring

    Width: 15 mm

    Height: 24 mm

    Size: 14

    Old Carnelian silver ring

    Price €65.00
    OS0418-833

    An old Afghan silver ring featuring a lovely carnelian central cabochon and an attractive granulated decoration. Fantastic patina. 

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  • Vintage silver carnelian ring

    Width: 13 mm

    Height: 28 mm

    Size: 17

    Vintage silver carnelian ring

    Price €85.00
    OS0418-813

    A beautiful and elegant old silver and carnelian agate ring from Afghanistan.The cabochon houses a precious agate carnelian stone bead held by a silver rod. Carnelian beads from the Indian subcontinent are documented in deposits as disparate and distant as the Niger basin or Mesopotamia and in times as old as the Sumerian civilization.

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  • Vintage silver carnelian ring

    Width: 22 mm

    Height: 26 mm

    Size: 16

    Vintage silver carnelian ring

    Price €85.00
    OS0418-827

    A beautiful and elegant old silver and carnelian agate ring from Afghanistan. Carnelian beads from the Indian subcontinent are documented in deposits as disparate and distant as the Niger basin or Mesopotamia and in times as old as the Sumerian civilization.

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  • Old silver and glass bead ring

    Width: 16 mm

    Height: 31 mm

    Size: 22

    Old silver and glass bead ring

    Price €75.00
    OS0418-871

    A beautiful and rare antique silver ring from Afghanistan. Its singularity lies in the ancient so-called Dutch chevron glass bead in the central cabochon that would have usually had a stone attached.

     

    Dutch chevron glass beads are produced  in the eighteenth century in the city of Amsterdam in order to imitate rock crystal and other precious stones in the trade with the African and American colonies.

    Nice patina

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  • Old silver and glass bead ring

    Width: 17 mm

    Height: 27 mm

    Size: 13

    Old silver and glass bead ring

    Price €75.00
    OS0418-872

    A beautiful and rare antique silver ring from Afghanistan. Its singularity lies in the ancient so-called Dutch chevron glass bead in the central cabochon that would have usually had a stone attached.

     

    Dutch chevron glass beads are produced  in the eighteenth century in the city of Amsterdam in order to imitate rock crystal and other precious stones in the trade with the African and American colonies.

    Nice patina

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  • Old silver and glass bead ring

    Width: 15 mm

    Height: 28 mm

    Size: 16

    Old silver and glass bead ring

    Price €75.00
    OS0418-875

    A beautiful and rare antique silver ring from Afghanistan. Its singularity lies in the ancient so-called Dutch chevron glass bead in the central cabochon that would have usually had a stone attached.

     

    Dutch chevron glass beads are produced  in the eighteenth century in the city of Amsterdam in order to imitate rock crystal and other precious stones in the trade with the African and American colonies.

    Nice patina

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  • Old silver and ancient...

    Width: 13 mm

    Height: 30 mm

    Size: 17

    Old silver and ancient glass...

    Price €65.00
    OS0418-877

    A beautiful and rare antique silver ring from Afghanistan. Its singularity lies in the ancient glass bead in the central cabochon that would have usually had a stone attached.

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  • Old silver stone ring

    Width: 11 mm

    Height: 27 mm

    Size: 14

    Old silver stone ring

    Price €65.00
    OS0418-878

    An old silver with white stone cabochon ring from Afghanistan. 

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  • Old silver banded agate ring

    Width: 13 mm

    Height: 31 mm

    Size: 20

    Old silver banded agate ring

    Price €75.00
    OS0418-873

    A beautiful old silver ring with a wonderful banded agate stone cabochon from Afghanistan. The banded agates are very sought after and appreciated by the people of the Hindu Kush, Karakorum and the Himalayas, since they consider that they attract good luck.

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  • Old banded agate silver ring

    Width: 15 mm

    Height: 27 mm

    Size: 19

    Old banded agate silver ring

    Price €75.00
    OS0418-861

    An old Afghan silver ring featuring a lovely black agate central cabochon and an attractive granulated decoration. Fantastic patina. 

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  • Old Turquoise silver ring

    Width: 15 mm

    Height: 28 mm

    Size: 20

    Old Turquoise silver ring

    Price €75.00
    OS0418-860

    An old Afghan silver ring featuring a lovely turquoise central cabochon and an attractive granulated decoration. Fantastic patina. 

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  • Vintage silver carnelian ring

    Width: 13 mm

    Height: 28 mm

    Size: 17

    Vintage silver carnelian ring

    Price €65.00
    OS0418-879

    A beautiful old silver and carnelian agate ring from Afghanistan. Nice patina.

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  • Vintage silver carnelian ring

    Width: 13 mm

    Height: 30 mm

    Size: 18

    Vintage silver carnelian ring

    Price €65.00
    OS0418-880

    A beautiful old silver and carnelian agate ring from Afghanistan. Nice patina.

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  • Bohemian vintage glass...

    Height: 40 cm

    Bohemian vintage glass beads...

    Price €29.00
    BC0617-145

    A very fancy Bohemian glass beads necklace from the 1920’. Glass masters from Bohemia and Moravia have been producing glass beads from more than ten centuries. Of course also during the European colonial period exporting large quantities of trade beads. Very precious for locals in West Africa for its fancy colors and numerous shapes. Elegant!

     

    We use the term trade beads to refer to the European made glass beads that were used by the European merchants and explorers in the trade in Africa as from the 15th century and continued during their colonial expansion.

     

    The history of trade beads in Africa takes us then to the 15th century and the arrival of the Euro-pean, mainly the Portuguese, to the coasts of West Africa. The European discovered quite soon how much the people they met there fancied beads and saw they an opportunity for trade. Amongst the beads that captivated the African people most were glass beads since the techniques for their making had not yet been developed locally. The locals fell for the precious and colorful glass beads such as Venetian millefiori or chevron beads that the European traders had on offer and bartered them for commodities such as precious woods, ivory, gold and even used, ignomi-niously, in the slave trade. The increasing demand in Africa of European made glass beads conti-nued quite until the first half of the 20th century and it had a boosting effect in the production in cities such as Venice which glass beads became very popular and coveted.

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  • Bohemian vintage glass...

    Height: 43 cm

    Bohemian vintage glass beads...

    Price €29.00
    BC0617-133

    A very fancy Bohemian glass beads necklace from the 1920’. Glass masters from Bohemia and Moravia have been producing glass beads from more than ten centuries. Of course also during the European colonial period exporting large quantities of trade beads. Very precious for locals in West Africa for its fancy colors and numerous shapes. Elegant!

     

    We use the term trade beads to refer to the European made glass beads that were used by the European merchants and explorers in the trade in Africa as from the 15th century and continued during their colonial expansion.

     

    The history of trade beads in Africa takes us then to the 15th century and the arrival of the Euro-pean, mainly the Portuguese, to the coasts of West Africa. The European discovered quite soon how much the people they met there fancied beads and saw they an opportunity for trade. Amongst the beads that captivated the African people most were glass beads since the techniques for their making had not yet been developed locally. The locals fell for the precious and colorful glass beads such as Venetian millefiori or chevron beads that the European traders had on offer and bartered them for commodities such as precious woods, ivory, gold and even used, ignomi-niously, in the slave trade. The increasing demand in Africa of European made glass beads conti-nued quite until the first half of the 20th century and it had a boosting effect in the production in cities such as Venice which glass beads became very popular and coveted.

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  • Bohemian vintage glass...

    Height: 39 cm

    Bohemian vintage glass beads...

    Price €29.00
    BC0617-125

    A very fancy Bohemian glass beads necklace from the 1920’. Glass masters from Bohemia and Moravia have been producing glass beads from more than ten centuries. Of course also during the European colonial period exporting large quantities of trade beads. Very precious for locals in West Africa for its fancy colors and numerous shapes. Elegant!

     

    We use the term trade beads to refer to the European made glass beads that were used by the European merchants and explorers in the trade in Africa as from the 15th century and continued during their colonial expansion.

     

    The history of trade beads in Africa takes us then to the 15th century and the arrival of the Euro-pean, mainly the Portuguese, to the coasts of West Africa. The European discovered quite soon how much the people they met there fancied beads and saw they an opportunity for trade. Amongst the beads that captivated the African people most were glass beads since the techniques for their making had not yet been developed locally. The locals fell for the precious and colorful glass beads such as Venetian millefiori or chevron beads that the European traders had on offer and bartered them for commodities such as precious woods, ivory, gold and even used, ignomi-niously, in the slave trade. The increasing demand in Africa of European made glass beads conti-nued quite until the first half of the 20th century and it had a boosting effect in the production in cities such as Venice which glass beads became very popular and coveted.

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  • Bohemian vintage glass...

    Height: 39 cm

    Bohemian vintage glass beads...

    Price €29.00
    BC0617-130

    A very fancy Bohemian glass beads necklace from the 1920’. Glass masters from Bohemia and Moravia have been producing glass beads from more than ten centuries. Of course also during the European colonial period exporting large quantities of trade beads. Very precious for locals in West Africa for its fancy colors and numerous shapes. Elegant!

     

    We use the term trade beads to refer to the European made glass beads that were used by the European merchants and explorers in the trade in Africa as from the 15th century and continued during their colonial expansion.

     

    The history of trade beads in Africa takes us then to the 15th century and the arrival of the Euro-pean, mainly the Portuguese, to the coasts of West Africa. The European discovered quite soon how much the people they met there fancied beads and saw they an opportunity for trade. Amongst the beads that captivated the African people most were glass beads since the techniques for their making had not yet been developed locally. The locals fell for the precious and colorful glass beads such as Venetian millefiori or chevron beads that the European traders had on offer and bartered them for commodities such as precious woods, ivory, gold and even used, ignomi-niously, in the slave trade. The increasing demand in Africa of European made glass beads conti-nued quite until the first half of the 20th century and it had a boosting effect in the production in cities such as Venice which glass beads became very popular and coveted.

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  • Vintage Tuareg cross silver...
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    Width: 45 cm

    Height: 79 cm

    Weight: 12 grs

    Vintage Tuareg cross silver...

    Price €75.00
    MA0419-283

    A sophisticated engraved silver Tuareg pendant known as Agadez Cross or Sothern Cross from Niger. It is traditionally the man who would give it to his wive on the wedding day or to his son when reaching adulthood to guide them on the right path.

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  • Vintage Tuareg cross silver...

    Width: 46 cm

    Height: 68 cm

    Weight: 9 grs

    Vintage Tuareg cross silver...

    Price €75.00
    MA0419-282

    A sophisticated engraved silver Tuareg pendant known as Agadez Cross or Sothern Cross from Niger. It is traditionally the man who would give it to his wive on the wedding day or to his son when reaching adulthood to guide them on the right path.

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  • Vintage Tuareg cross silver...

    Width: 41 mm

    Height: 70 mm

    Weight: 7 grs

    Vintage Tuareg cross silver...

    Price €69.00
    MA0419-285

    A sophisticated engraved silver Tuareg pendant known as Agadez Cross or Sothern Cross from Niger. It is traditionally the man who would give it to his wive on the wedding day or to his son when reaching adulthood to guide them on the right path.

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  • Fanciful metal old Kuchi...
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    Lenght: 30 cm

    Height: 12 cm

    Fanciful metal old Kuchi necklace.

    Price €59.00
    PK1111-589

    An eye-catching and fancy Kuchi necklace from Afghanistan. It is made of beautifully chained metal beads and glass cabochons. The Kuchi people, from the Persian -koch- meaning migration, are Afghan pashtoons nomads divided in a number of tribes that inhabit areas of Afghanistan and, to a lesser extent, Pakistan. Their jewellery has become extremely popular among those practising oriental dances and belly-dancing.

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  • Fanciful metal old Kuchi...

    Lenght: 30 cm

    Height: 12 cm

    Fanciful metal old Kuchi necklace.

    Price €85.00
    MD0514-356

    An eye-catching and fancy Kuchi necklace from Afghanistan. It is made of beautifully chained metal beads and glass cabochons. The Kuchi people, from the Persian -koch- meaning migration, are Afghan pashtoons nomads divided in a number of tribes that inhabit areas of Afghanistan and, to a lesser extent, Pakistan. Their jewellery has become extremely popular among those practising oriental dances and belly-dancing.

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  • Hazara old large silver hoops.

    Weight: 69 grs

    Diameter: 125 mm

    Hazara old large silver hoops.

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    PK1205-041

    A superb pair of old silver hoops from the Hazara, an ethnic minority group of persian origin that lives in central and Northeastern Afghanistan and in Northwestern Pakistan. This sample shows outstanding engraving and it is rimmed with delicate granulation work. Large size. It probably comes from the Nuristan region in Afghanistan or from Pakistan. An example of this quality and age are very hard to come by and have become very much sought after. Early XXth century.

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  • Kuchi. Old silver and glass...

    Width: 165 mm

    Weight: 321 grs

    Kuchi. Old silver and glass...

    Price €1,250.00
    PK1111-558

    A magnificent old Kuchi silver and glass necklace. This piece is an excellet sample of jewellery from that ethnic group. It is made of silver, glass cabochons and other tiny beads. Superb patina and piece. The real thing and certainly not one of the modern version on offer nowadays. The Kuchi people, from the Persian -koch- meaning migration, are Afghan pastoons nomads divided in a number of tribes that inhabit areas of Afghanistan and, to a lesser extent, Pakistan. Early XXth century.

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  • Old Berber headornament.
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    Lenght: 185 mm

    Width: 75 mm

    Weight: 214 grs

    Old Berber headornament.

    Price €620.00
    MA0310-343

    An interesting old Berber piece from Southern Morocco. The upper part is a cluster of red coral branches, an assortment of beads of glass, silver and stone and old coins. This arrangement protects a small leather amulet (-gris-gris-) hidden underneath. The coins are two twenty-cent silver coins from the French emperor Napoleon III of 1867 and two one-dirham silver coins from Meknes from the XVIIIth century. The lower part is a fragment of iron and brass mail or mesh. A rare headornament also found in Southern Algeria. Outstanding and rare piece from the third quarter of the XIXth century.

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  • Old Hazara silver and...

    Height: 370 mm

    Weight: 252 grs

    Old Hazara silver and enamel...

    Price €2,265.00
    PK1111-557

    A superb silver and enamel necklace from the Hazara, an ethnic minority group of persian origin that lives in central and Northeastern Afghanistan and in Northwestern Pakistan. This necklace features three flat silver plaques beautifully enameled in two different shades of blue and red with plant decoration. Sadly the technique for the making of these quality pieces has faded. The ensemble also includes nice silver beads and tiny blue, white and green glass beads which make the arrangement extremely attractive. A trip to the "Arabian Nights". The silver plaques are form the second half of the XIXth century and the arrangement more recent.

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  • Old Berber silver and glass...

    Width: 55 mm

    Height: 105 mm

    Weight: 68 grs

    Old Berber silver and glass...

    Price €280.00
    MA1112-002

    A pair of old Berber silver earrings found in Taliouine in Southern Morocco. They are worn by the women of the group of the A

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  • Tuareg silver necklace

    Width: 6 cm

    Height: 30 cm

    Tuareg silver necklace

    Price €120.00
    MA0220-265

    Great Tuareg silver pendant engraved with typical motifs of this ethnic group. Old silver and onix beads .  An elegant necklace.

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