Our catalogue > Middle Eastern & Swahili Coast Jewellery

Showcased here are all the fine examples of jewellery & items of adornment that we have for sale from Oman, Yemen, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, and also Africa's Swahili Coast, including Zanzibar and Lamu, which were very much influenced by traders from the Middle East.

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

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9099

Very Fine Yemen Gilded Silver & Coral Necklace

Yemen, probably Mahwit
early 20th century

circumference: 54cm, weight: 258g

Provenance

UK art market

9320

Gujurat-Omani-Zanzibar Part-Gilt Silver Necklace & Talismanic Pendant

Western India, Zanzibar or Oman
circa 1900

width of pendant: 11.6cm, length of chain: 97cm, overall weight: 419g

Provenance

UK art market

8911

Ottoman Syrian Silver & Coral Cuff Bracelet

Ottoman Syria or Anatolia, Turkey
19th century

length: 7.8cm, diameter: approximately 7cm, weight: 192g

Provenance

UK art market

9271

Rare, Unusually Large Silver Yemeni Wedding Chest Ornament Necklace

Zabid, Southern Tihama, western coastal plain, Yemen
early 20th century

length of pendant (from loop to the lowest bell): approximately 25.5cm, circumference of necklace component: approximately 54cm, overall weight: 493g

Provenance

private collection, UK; acquired in Saudi Arabia in the 1970s

9038

Rare, Large Pair of Swahili Coast Silver Ear Plugs for Musk Perfume

Swahili Coast, probably Lamu & Pate Islands
19th-early 20th century

diameter: 6cm, thickness: 2.5cm, combined weight (of silver): 68g

Reserved

Provenance

UK art market

9326

Yemen Silver Necklace

Jewish community, Hadramaut region, Yemen
early 20th century

circumference: approximately 72cm, length of central pendant bead: 6.4cm, weight: 279g

Provenance

private collection, UK

8770

Rare Palestinian Silver Chin-Chain (Iznaq)

Palestine
circa 1890

length (of the chain, when extended): 48cm, width (of pendant): 3.7cm, weight: 115g

Provenance

private collection, UK

9069

Palestinian Head Ornament with Spanish Silver Real Coins

Palestine
18th-19th century

length (of pendant with its elements): 14.1cm, circumference (of chain): 85cm, weight: 313g

Provenance

UK art market

8939

Pair of Omani Silver Anklets

Sur, Oman
early 20th century

inner diameter: widest at 6cm, weight: 479g

Provenance

private collection, UK

5267

Zanzibar-Oman Ear Ornaments with Gilded ‘Venetian Ducat’ Tokens

Sur, Oman or Zanzibar
19th century

length: approximately 8cm, combined weight: 37g

Provenance

UK art market

4028

Pair of Omani Silver Ear Ornaments

Bedouin People, Oman
19th-early 20th century

length: approximately 12.6cm, width: approximately 4.2cm, combined weight: 106g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

8519

Yemeni Necklace of Large, Genuine, Antique Amber Beads & Silver Beads

San'a, Yemen
late 19th-early 20th century

circumference: approximately 58cm, width (of amber beads): approximately 3cm, weight: 242g

Provenance

UK art market

5427

Omani Silver Hirz Necklace

Oman
circa 1900

circumference: 64.5cm, width of amulet: 7cm, weight: 312g

Provenance

UK art market

6685

Yemeni Silver Amulet Hirz Pendant

Yemen
early 20th century

length: 19.7cm, weight: 396g

Provenance

UK art market

5552

Yemeni Silver and Coral Bead Necklace

Yemen
early 20th century

circumference: approx. 45cm, weight: 125g

Provenance

UK art market

6331

Northern Yemen Silver Bracelet (Musammat)

Al-Dhahiyy region, Northern Yemen
early 20th century

internal diameter: 6.2cm, external diameter: 10cm, weight: 316g

Provenance

UK art market

5007

Large Yemeni Silver Pendant (Barq or Lauh)

Bedouin People, Yemen
early 20th century

entire length with chain : 37cm, length of main plate: 17cm, width: 13.5cm, weight: 200g

Provenance

UK art market

4005

Omani Man’s Silver ‘Bullet’ Kohl Container

Bedouin People, Oman
early 20th century

overall length: 67cm, length of kohl box: 9.3cm, weight: 89g

Provenance

UK art market

3975

Omani Man’s Silver ‘Bullet’ Thorn Tweezer Box & Tweezers

Bedouin People, Oman
early 20th century

overall length: 50cm, length of tweezers & box: 10cm, weight: 77g

Provenance

UK art market

6173

Persian Inscribed Wooden Comb

Persia/Iran
early 20th century & possibly earlier

length: 14cm, height: 8.4cm, thickness at the top: 1.1cm, weight: 89g

Provenance

UK art market

5997

Large & Impressive Silver Belt with Carnelians & Coins

Jewish-Yemeni silversmiths, Bedouin People, Saudi Arabia or Yemen
early to mid-20th century

approx. circumference: 70cm, height: 7.4cm, weight: 1,181g

Provenance

UK art market

3413

Yemeni Silver Amulet Box (Hirz) & Chain

Bedouin People, possibly Rayma Region, Yemen
early 20th century

overall length of chain: 70cm (35cm when worn), width of box & attachments: 11cm, weight: 490g

Provenance

UK art market

4730

Yemeni Silver Bead & Coral Necklace with Amulet Box (Hirz)

Yemen
early 20th century

total length: 62cm, weight: 155g

Provenance

UK art market

3283

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

Provenance

private collection, London.

3857

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

Provenance

UK art market

5107

Yemen Cast Silver Bracelet

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

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

Provenance

UK art market

5247

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

Nizwa, Oman
circa 1900

length of necklace as worn: 37cm, length of box: 10cm, height of box: 6.7cm, thickness: 0.9cm, weight: 170g

Provenance

UK art market

3983

Oman Silver Filigree Headdress Ornaments

Bedu People, Oman
19th century

length: 13.2cm, combined weight: 73g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

580

Fine Silver Amulet Box with Filigree

Yemen
late 19th-early 20th century

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

4202

Silver Yemeni Ring

Yemen
late 19th century

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

Provenance

private collection, London.

4136

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

Provenance

UK art market