Wearable Antique Necklaces
A selection of necklaces that are stable to wear and wearable in a contemporary setting from Southeast Asia, India, North Africa & the Middle East.
Many feature trade beads, often small glass beads produced in Murano, Venice for export to around the world.
Each necklace has been drawn from our stock, and is for sale.
Enquiry about object: 5653
Pre-Colombian Manabi Culture, Ecuador 500BC-500AD
length: 68cm, weight: 104g
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.
Enquiry about object: 3966
San'a, Yemen early 20th century
total length (circumference as worn): 96cm, total weight: 381g
Enquiry about object: 5471
Mount Athos, Macedonian Greece 15th century
total length of chain (circumference as worn): 72cm, length of cross (without coin): 7.3cm, thickness of cross: 1.1cm, weight: 97g
UK art market
Enquiry about object: 5205
Naga People, India/Burma circa 1900
length: 70cm, weight: 724g
UK art market; undoubtedly, the necklace has been in the UK since the colonial era.
Enquiry about object: 2613
South India 18th-19th century
width of pendant: 5.3cm, height of pendant: 7cm, length of necklace: 31cm, weight: 75g
private collection, UK.