Our catalogue > Antique Jewellery – the Maghreb, Middle East, Central Asia & Ottoman

Antique silver & other jewellery from the Islamic Arab, Berber and other communities of northern Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, etc); the Middle East (Oman, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, etc); Central Asia (Turkmen, etc); and the former Ottoman empire are shown here.

All the items have been sourced from within the UK, often from old colonial-era collections.

Each item is available for sale.

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3283

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Yemen Silver Ring with Horn ‘Stone’

Yemen, probably Saada
19th century

height: 4.3cm; ring size: 8.5 (US), O/R (UK); weight: 18.38g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

3857

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Rare Set of Woman’s Silver Hair Ornaments (Mashaq-ir)

Jewish Community, Saada region, Yemen
early 20th century

length of both long hair ornaments: 33.5cm; total weight: 332g

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UK art market

4932

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Kurdish Man’s Silver Buckle

Kurdish People, Northern Iraq
early 20th century

length: 31cm, height: 12cm, weight: 381g

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UK art market

4931

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Kurdish Man’s Silver Buckle

Northern Iraq
early 20th century

length: 25.5cm, width : 12cm, weight: 519g

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UK art market

5107

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Cast Silver Bracelet

Tihama Region, likely Hudayda (al Dhahiyy), Yemen
18th-19th century

external diameter: 10cm, inside diameter: 6.4cm, weight: 145g

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UK art market

5039

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Omani Silver Bracelet (Hangeri or Hajala)

Oman, possibly Nizwa
late 19th-early 20th century

length: 10.4cm, internal diameter: 5.5cm, weight: 319g

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UK art market

4030

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Coral and Silver Necklace, Yemen, probably Mahwit

Yemen, probably Mahwit
early 20th century

length of main section: 25cm; overall length: 42cm, weight: 142g

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UK art market

5490

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Moroccan Finely Carved Nut & Silver Kohl Container

Morocco
19th century

length: 12.8cm, weight: 66g

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UK art market

4284

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Pair of Silver Woman’s Hair Rings

Ant-Atlas Region, Morocco
19th century

length: 7cm, width: 2.8cm, combined weight: 136g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

4283

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Pair of Silver Woman’s Hair Rings

Morocco, pre-Sahara Region
19th century

length: 7cm, width: 3.3cm, combined weight: 110g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

4011

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Seven Fine Silver Omani Headdress Ornaments with Filigree & Tassels

Dhofar Region, Southern Oman
early 20th century

length: 30cm, combined weight: 775g

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UK art market

4029

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Large, Fine Silver Anklets, Oman

Oman
19th century

exterior diameter: 11.3cm, interior diameter: 6.2cm, height of bezel: 6cm, combined weights: 502g

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UK art market

3979

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Yemen Silver Thumb Ring

San’a, Yemen
circa 1900

height: 2.7cm, diameter: 2.8cm, weight: 21g

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

5660

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Pair of Engraved Solid Silver Libyan Ear Ornaments

Bedouin People, Libya
circa 1880

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UK art market

3409

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Yemeni Matching Gilded Silver Talismanic Box (Hirz) & Purse

Both signed by the same maker, Yemen
early 20th century

length of talisman: 13cm, width of purse: 7.3cm, combined weight: 207g

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private collection, UK

3983

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Oman Silver Filigree Headdress Ornaments

Bedu People, Oman
19th century

length: 13.2cm, combined weight: 73g

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private collection, UK.

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Fine Silver Amulet Box with Filigree

Yemen
late 19th-early 20th century

length: 16 cm; diameter of box: 4.5 cm, weight: 175g

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5110

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Child’s Heavy Silver Bracelet

Hajjah, Yemen
Early 20th century

width: 9cm, height: 6.5cm, weight: 141g

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Provenance

UK art market

4202

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Silver Yemeni Ring

Yemen
late 19th century

height: 4.7cm, weight: 17.2g, ring size: UK: O, US: 8

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Provenance

private collection, London.

4136

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Silver Necklace with Three Attached Silver Amulet Boxes with Coral Beads

Hadhramaut Region, Yemen
19th century

length of main box: 12.4cm, circumference of necklace: 79cm, weight: 240g

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Provenance

UK art market

3664

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Pair of Engraved Silver Bracelets

Nubian People, North-East Africa
19th-early 20th century

external diameter: 8.6cm, internal diameter: 6.2cm, thickness: 1.2cm, combined weight: 119g

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private collection, London.

4934

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Omani Silver Amulet Box (Hirz) & Necklace with Applied Gold Plaques

Oman
circa 1900

total hanging length: 45cm, approximate length of chain: 60cm, length of amulet box: 9.2cm, weight: 330g

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UK art market

5252

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Superb Pair of Silver Spiked Cuff Bracelets (Azbi n’Iquorrain)

Ait Atta Berber People, South-Eastern Morocco
early 20th century

external diameter: 13cm, internal diameter: 6.7cm, thickness: 3.7cm, combined weight: 1,116g

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UK art market

5084

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Algerian Colonial Silver & Coral Hinged Bracelet

Algeria
circa 1920

internal diameter: 5.2cm, external diameter: 8.5c, width: 4.2cm, weight: 126g

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UK art market

3560

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Kazakh Parcel-Gilt Silver Bracelet

Kazak People, Central Asia
early 20th century

height: 5.7cm, exterior width: 7.4cm, interior width at widest point: 6cm, weight: 158g

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UK art market

3082

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Turkmen Parcel-Gilt Silver Bridal Comb

Turkmen People, Central Asia
early 19th century

length: 6.2cm, 25g

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UK art market

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Pair of Fire-Gilded Silver & Carnelian Cuff Bracelets (Bilezik)

Tekke People, Southern Turkmenistan
circa 1870

height: 9.5cm, width: 6.5cm, weight: 493g

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UK art market

5604

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Yemeni or Omani Silver Bracelet

Yemen/Oman Border Area
early 20th century

internal diameter: 6.2cm, length: 8cm, weight: 155g

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UK art market

5180

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Gold Mounted Comb

Turkmen People, Central Asia
19th century

width: 9.6cm, height: 6.9cm, weight: 38g

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UK art market

4930

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Ottoman Gilded Buckle inset with Carved Coral Cabochons

Ottoman Turkey or Balkans
18th-19th century

length: 20cm, width of buckle (without dangles), 7cm, weight: 216g

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UK art market

4666

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Silver-Gilt Belt Buckle with Polychrome Enamel & Filigree

Armenian Community, Ottoman Turkey
18th century

length: 16.2cm, width: 6.5cm, weight: 90g

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Provenance

private collection, UK

4672

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Parcel Gilded Silver Buckle

Balkans
18th-19th century

length: 21.5cm, width: 7.2cm, height: weight: 302g

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UK art market