Our catalogue > Selected Wearable Antique Jewellery

Presented here is a selection of antique jewellery items from Asia, North Africa & the Middle East which are wearable in a contemporary context.

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8462

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    Mapuche Silver Head Ornament or Necklace (Trarilonco)

    Mapuche People, Chile
    19th century

    length: 55cm, weight: 179g

    Provenance

    private collection, UK.

    8428

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      Tibetan Woman’s Silver Amulet Box (Ga’u) with Gold & Turquoise

      Lhasa, Tibet
      late 19th century

      length: 10.8cm, width: 11.3cm, depth: 2.7cm, weight: 98g

      Provenance

      private collection, London.

      7299

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        Maluku Gold Pectoral or Forehead Ornament

        South Maluku, (Moluccas), Eastern Indonesia
        19th century

        width of mask: 10.8cm, length of seedpod-like elements: approximately 5.2cm, weight: 28g

        Provenance

        Estate Collection of Tom White MBE; lot 222, 'Gold: Important ancient and ethnic jewellery and works of art in precious metal', Hapsburg, Feldman, Geneva, Switzerland, May 14, 1990.

        7308

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          Mapuche Silver Sequil de Tubos Pendants

          Mapuche People, Chile
          19th century

          length: 9.5cm, width: 5.8cm, combined weight: 89g

          Provenance

          private collection, UK.

          7164

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            Indian Gold Ring set with Pearls & a Ruby

            South India, probably Tamil Nadu
            19th century

            length of bezel: 2.7cm, weight: 4g, ring z=size: 5.5 (US), K (UK)

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            UK art market

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              Indian Ruby-set Gold Marriage Tali Pendant

              Tamil Nadu, South India
              early 20th century

              length: 2.6cm, width: 1.3cm, weight: 4.33g

              Provenance

              private collection, UK.

              5877

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                Indian Ruby-set Gold Marriage Tali Pendant

                Tamil Nadu, South India
                19th-early 20th century

                length: 2.9cm, width: 1.3cm, weight: 4.25g

                Provenance

                private collection, UK.

                6988

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                  Flexible Indian Silver Chain Necklace (Kamardani) with a Torus Rock Crystal Pendant

                  Karnataka, India
                  19th century-early 20th century

                  length of chain: 47.2cm, length of pendant: 7.7cm, outer diameter of crystal: approximately 4.9cm, weight: 118g

                  Provenance

                  UK art market

                  6683

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                    Gujarat Silver Amulet Pendant (Madalio)

                    Kutch area, Gujarat, India
                    early 20th century

                    height: 13.2cm, width: 9.9cm, weight: 107g

                    Provenance

                    private European collection

                    5427

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                      Omani Silver Hirz Necklace

                      Oman
                      circa 1900

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

                      Provenance

                      UK art market

                      6779

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                        Naga Blue Glass Bead & Brass Necklace

                        Konyak Naga People, Burma/India
                        circa 1900

                        length of pendant: 14.5cm, width: 6.2cm, circumference: approximately 72cm

                        Provenance

                        private European collection

                        6796

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                          Fine, Chinese Silver-Gilt Bracelet with Large, Semi-Precious Stones

                          China
                          early 20th century

                          internal diameter: 5.9cm, total length: 17.5cm, height: 3.1cm, weight: 49g

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                          UK art market

                          6531

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                            Tuareg Silver & Copper Head Ornament (Tcherot or Techeout tan ‘eraf)

                            Tuareg People, Niger, Algeria & Morocco
                            first half of 20th century

                            length: approximately 29cm, width: 24cm, weight: 117g

                            Provenance

                            private collection, UK.

                            6517

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                              Sri Lankan Silver & Gold Brooch

                              Southern Coast, Sri Lanka
                              circa 1900

                              dimensions: 5.2cm x 5cm, weight: 19g

                              Provenance

                              UK art market

                              6423

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                                Indian Red-Stained Gold Bracelet set with Rubies

                                Madras, India
                                circa 1850

                                external diameter across: 7.4cm, internal diameter: 4.3cm, weight: 41.6g

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                                UK art market

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                                  Indian Gold Ring set with White Sapphires, Garnets & Rubies

                                  India
                                  18th century & later

                                  weight: 13.35g, ring size: M (UK), 6.25 (US)

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                                  UK art market

                                  6343

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                                    Hindu Pilgrim’s Silver Shrinathji Amulet Pendant Necklace (Chhedi ka Jantar)

                                    Rajasthan, India
                                    19th-early 20th century

                                    dimension of amulet: 5cm x 5.5cm, weight: 51g

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                                    UK art market

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                                      Hindu Pilgrim’s Silver Ganesh Amulet Pendant (Chhedi ka Jantar)

                                      Rajasthan, India
                                      19th-early 20th century

                                      dimensions (excluding the spherical dangles): 6.5cm x 6.7cm, weight: 94g

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                                      UK art market

                                      6341

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                                        Fine, Hindu Pilgrim’s Silver Krishna & Radha Amulet Pendant Necklace (Chhedi ka Jantar)

                                        Rajasthan, India
                                        19th-early 20th century

                                        total length of necklace: 60cm, dimensions of amulet: 4.5cm x 6cm, overall weight: 187g

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                                        UK art market

                                        6479

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                                          Large Yemeni Bridal Gilded Silver & Coral Necklace (Lazim)

                                          Bedouin People, Khawlan Sanaa Region, Yemen
                                          early 20th century

                                          total length: 67cm, circumference: 39.3cm, weight: 575g

                                          Provenance

                                          European art market

                                          6453

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                                            Tibetan Parcel-Gilt Silver ‘Saddle’ Ring set with Turquoise (Tagam or Ga Tshi-ko)

                                            Central & Eastern Tibet
                                            19th-20th century

                                            weight: 13g, US ring size: 7-8, UK ring size: P-Q

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                                            UK art market

                                            6344

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                                              Hindu Pilgrim’s Silver Amulet Pendant (Chhedi ka Jantar)

                                              Rajasthan, India
                                              early 20th century

                                              dimension of amulet: 6.3cm x 7cm, weight: 77g

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                                              UK art market

                                              5973

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                                                Maori Curved Nephrite Ear Ornament (Kapeu)

                                                Maori People, New Zealand
                                                early 20th century

                                                length: 15.2cm, weight: 38.19g

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                                                UK art market

                                                6465

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                                                  Berber Haratin Long Silver Temporal or Head Ornament (Aiacha)

                                                  Berber Haratin People, Zguid Oasis, Morocco
                                                  early 20th century

                                                  length: 21cm, width: 7.5cm, weight: 153g

                                                  Provenance

                                                  European art market

                                                  1647

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                                                    Fine, South Indian Silver Bracelet

                                                    South India or Sri Lanka
                                                    19th century

                                                    external width: 9.8cm, internal width at widest point: 6.8cm, weight: 156g

                                                    Provenance

                                                    UK art market

                                                    6247

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                                                      Naga Chank Shell Bead Necklace

                                                      Naga People, Eastern India/Western Burma
                                                      19th century

                                                      length: 60cm, weight: 216g

                                                      Provenance

                                                      private collection, London

                                                      6202

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                                                        Tekke Parcel-Gilt Ornament (Asyk) inset with Carnelians

                                                        Tekke People, Southern Turkmenistan & possibly Afghanistan
                                                        19th century

                                                        height: 16.2cm, width: 11.2cm, weight: 119g

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                                                        UK art market

                                                        6217

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                                                          Indian Gold-Inlaid, Koftgari-work Cross

                                                          Northern India
                                                          circa 1865

                                                          height: 8.4cm, width: 5.6cm, weight: 22g

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                                                          UK art market

                                                          6186

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                                                            Fine, Tuareg Silver Ring

                                                            Tuareg People, Mali
                                                            early 20th century

                                                            height: 4.7cm, weight: 33g, ring size: UK: O/R, US: 8 1/3

                                                            Provenance

                                                            private collection, London

                                                            6206

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                                                              Ethiopian Silver Amulet Necklace

                                                              Harar, Eastern Ethiopia
                                                              early 20th century

                                                              width of box: 10cm, length of box incl. tassels: 18cm, overall weight: 298g

                                                              Provenance

                                                              UK art market

                                                              6143

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                                                                Carved Mughal Jade with Gold & Turquoise Mounts

                                                                Delhi, Northern India
                                                                circa 1620 (Jade) & circa 1850 (Mounts)

                                                                width: 6.3cm, height: 5.4cm, thickness: 0.3cm, weight: 31.64g

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                                                                UK art market

                                                                5943

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                                                                  Maharaja’s Enamelled Heavy Gold Bracelet set with Rubies, Diamonds & an Emerald

                                                                  India, probably Hyderabad
                                                                  circa 1750 or earlier

                                                                  overall length: 17.5cm, dimensions of enamelled plaque: 4cm x 3.2cm, total weight: 137g, diameter as worn: approx. 6cm

                                                                  Provenance

                                                                  private collection, UK

                                                                  4730

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

                                                                    Yemen
                                                                    early 20th century

                                                                    total length: 62cm, weight: 155g

                                                                    Provenance

                                                                    UK art market

                                                                    3413

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                                                                      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

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                                                                      UK art market

                                                                      5938

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                                                                        Sri Lankan Pierced Silver & Gilt Bracelet set with Zircons & an Amethyst

                                                                        Coastal regions, Sri Lanka
                                                                        circa 1920

                                                                        width of face: 3.7cm, internal diameter: 5.1cm, weight: 37.4g

                                                                        Provenance

                                                                        Art Market, Scotland

                                                                        5653

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                                                                          Necklace of Manabi Terracotta Spindle Whorls

                                                                          Pre-Colombian Manabi Culture, Ecuador
                                                                          500BC-500AD

                                                                          length: 68cm, weight: 104g

                                                                          Provenance

                                                                          Acquired in the UK, from the estate collection of Dr George Yuille Caldwell (1924-2016). Dr Caldwell, an English-born physician moved to Singapore in the 1950s, from where he built up a superb collection of ethnographica.

                                                                          6018

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                                                                            Rajasthani Silver Bracelet

                                                                            Rajasthan, India
                                                                            19th-early 20th century

                                                                            external diameter: 8.5cm, internal diameter: 5cm, thickness: 1.3cm, weight: 119g

                                                                            Provenance

                                                                            UK art market

                                                                            5607

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                                                                              Fine, Sri Lankan Silver Bracelet

                                                                              Sri Lanka
                                                                              19th century

                                                                              Internal diameter: 5.7cm, width at widest point: 2cm, weight: 49.6g

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                                                                              UK art market

                                                                              5115

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                                                                                Yemen Silver Ring

                                                                                Bedouin People, Yemen
                                                                                early 20th century

                                                                                weight: 11.14g, US ring size: 8.2=75, UK ring size: R/S

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                                                                                UK art market

                                                                                5118

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                                                                                  Yemen Silver & Stone Ring

                                                                                  Bedouin People, Yemen
                                                                                  early 20th century

                                                                                  weight: 21.57g, US ring size: 8/9, UK ring size: R

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                                                                                  UK art market

                                                                                  4864

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                                                                                    Bontoc Clam Shell Bead & Glass Bead Necklace

                                                                                    Bontoc People, Northern Luzon, Philippines
                                                                                    19th-20th century

                                                                                    weight: 169g

                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                    private collection, UK.

                                                                                    5114

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                                                                                      Yemeni Silver Ring

                                                                                      Bedouin People, Yemen
                                                                                      early 20th century

                                                                                      US ring size: 7, UK ring size: N/O, weight: 12.74g

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                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                      5247

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                                                                                        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

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                                                                                        UK art market

                                                                                        5603

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                                                                                          Rajasthani Silver Cuff Bracelet

                                                                                          Rajasthan, India
                                                                                          19th century

                                                                                          length: 8.6cm, diameter: 6.3cm-7.5cm, weight; 95g

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                                                                                          UK art market

                                                                                          5605

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                                                                                            Algerian Silver Bracelet

                                                                                            Aures mountains and Chaouia, Algeria
                                                                                            early 20th century

                                                                                            internal diameter: 6cm, thickness: 2.4cm, height of diamond-shaped bezel: 4cm, weight: 85g

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                                                                                            UK art market

                                                                                            5107

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                                                                                              Yemen 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

                                                                                              4860

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                                                                                                Yellow Venetian Glass & Brass Bead Necklace

                                                                                                Andhra Pradesh, India
                                                                                                19th century

                                                                                                length: 84cm, weight: 280g

                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                UK private collection

                                                                                                3966

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                                                                                                  Large Necklace of Silver Beads & Genuine Antique Amber Beads with Amulet Box (Hirz)

                                                                                                  San'a, Yemen
                                                                                                  early 20th century

                                                                                                  total length (circumference as worn): 96cm, total weight: 381g, each amber bead is around 2.5cm square

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                                                                                                  UK art market

                                                                                                  5248

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                                                                                                    Indian Chased Silver Makara Bracelet

                                                                                                    Madras, South India
                                                                                                    circa 1880

                                                                                                    internal diameter at widest point: 5.7cm, weight: 65g

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                                                                                                    UK art market

                                                                                                    5472

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                                                                                                      Indian Enamelled Gold Earrings with Emeralds & Pearls

                                                                                                      India
                                                                                                      19th century

                                                                                                      length: 2.7cm, combined wight: 4.98g

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                                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                                      4036

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                                                                                                        Chinese Silver Filigree & Jade Hinged Bracelet

                                                                                                        China
                                                                                                        circa 1900

                                                                                                        internal diameter: 5.6cm, height: 2.1cm, weight: 46.25g

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                                                                                                        UK art market