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9297

Moroccan Silver Niello Cuff Bracelet with ‘Frog’ Motifs

Berber people, Central Anti-Atlas, Southern Morocco, possibly the Irherm region
19th century

internal diameter: approximately 5.3cm, weight: 65g

Provenance

private collection, US

9296

Moroccan Niello & Enamel Silver Bracelet

Berber people, Central Anti-Atlas, Southern Morocco, possibly the Tagmout region
circa 1930

internal diameter: approximately 6cm, weight: 70g

Provenance

private collection, US

9348

Moroccan Silver-Clad Dagger with Blond Rhinoceros Horn Hilt (Koummiya)

southern Morocco
19th century

overall length: approximately 41.5cm, weight: 628g

Provenance

UK art market

9311

Spectacular Moroccan Large Amber & Coral ‘Treasure’ Necklace (Tifilit)

Berber people, Anti-Atlas, Draa Valley, Morocco
early 20th century

circumference: approximately 102cm, diameter of the largest bead: approximately 4.6cm, weight: 809g

Provenance

private collection, US

9182

Moroccan Jewish Cast Brass Hanukkah Lamp

Jewish Community, Central Morocco, probably Marrakech or Essaouria
18th century

height: 19.4cm, width: 27cm, depth: 6.7cm, weight: 1,931g

Provenance

UK art market

9183

Moroccan Jewish Cast Brass Hanukkah Lamp

Jewish Community, probably coastal Morocco
19th century

height: 29.2cm, width: 23.6cm, depth: 7cm, weight: 1,714g

Provenance

UK art market

9184

Moroccan Jewish Cast Brass Hanukkah Lamp

Jewish Community, Central Morocco, probably the Lower Ziz Valley or Upper Tafilalt
18th century

height: 18.4cm, width: 22.3cm, depth: 5.9cm, weight: 956g

Provenance

UK art market

8415

Fine Horn of Africa Bedja Dagger with Silver Embellishments

Hadendoa People, Bedja region, Eritrea
19th century

length: approximately 33cm, width: 11.3cm, weight: 245g

Provenance

UK art market

8819

Moroccan Berber Terracotta Spouted Vessel

Berber People, Central-Northern Morocco, possibly Tsoul
early 20th century

height: 20.4cm, width: 33.3cm, weight: 2,952g

Provenance

UK art market

8683

Algerian Gold Serpent-Head Bracelet set with Pearls, Rubies & other Stones

Algeria
19th century

interior diameter: 6.3cm, weight: 12g

Provenance

UK art market

8772

Rare Pair of Nubian Silver Bracelets

Nubia region, Northern Sudan, Southern Egypt
circa 1930

length: approximately 7.2cm, width: 2.4cm, combined weight: 242g

Provenance

private collection, UK

8771

Elaborate Moroccan Silver & Amber ‘Treasure’ Necklace

Draa Valley, Morocco
early 20th century

circumference (of shorter chain): 44cm, weight: 535g

Provenance

formerly in the collection of Angela Fisher, author of 'Africa Adorned'.

6424

Pair of Algerian Berber Silver Cloak Pins or Fibulae

Beni Yenni People, Kabylia area, northern Algeria
early 20th century

length: approximately 14cm, width: approximately 7.2cm, combined weight: 106g

Provenance

UK art market

7301

Moroccan Jewish Brass Shabbat Wall Lamp

Jewish Community, Northern Morocco
19th century

height: 35cm, width: 17.2cm, depth: 15cm, weight: 1,311g

Provenance

UK art market

7165

Coconut Nargila Base & Stand with Engraved Silver Mounts & Coral Beads

Algeria, North Africa
18th-early 19th century

length: approximately 56cm, width: approximately 9cm, weight: 625g

Provenance

From Howth Castle in Ireland, the ancestral home of the St Lawrence family and the Earls of Howth.

7132

Mauritanian Bead Necklace (Tesbih)

Mauritania & southern Morocco
early 20th century

circumference: 102cm, weight: 169g

Provenance

private collection, Germany

6574

Large Pair of Hollow Silver Anklets

Nubian People, Hala'ib Border Area, Egypt/Sudan
early 20th century

exterior diameter: 14.2cm, interior diameter: 8.3cm, weight: 459g

Provenance

private European collection

6708

Seven Silver Birth Motif Pendants (Salhayat)

Libya, Egypt, Algeria & Djerba Island, Tunisia
circa 1900

length of the largest pendant: 10.3cm, combined weight: 111g

Provenance

UK art market

6702

Moroccan Gun Powder Flask

Berber People, Middle Atlas Mountain, Morocco
19th-early 20th century

width: 27cm, length: 25.1cm, depth: 12cm, weight: 623g

Provenance

UK art market

6469

Moroccan Pair of Silver Fibulae (Tisernas)

Berber People, Morocco
19th-20th century

width (each): 10.1cm, length: 19.2cm, combined weight: 173g

Provenance

European art market

6468

Moroccan Pair of Silver Fibulae (Tisernas) & Silver Chain

Morocco
19th-20th century

total length: 69.5cm, weight: 103g

Provenance

European art market

6500

Moroccan Polychrome Terracotta Inkwell

Fes, Morocco
mid-20th century

height: 9.7cm, diameter: 12.2cm, weight: 614g

Provenance

UK art market

6474

Moroccan Pair of Silver Fibulae (Tisernas)

Berber People, Draa Valley, Morocco
19th-20th century

length (each): 14.2cm, combined weight: 164g

Provenance

European art market

6465

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

6471

Pair of Fine, Algerian Silver Earrings

Aures Mountains, Southern Algeria
19th-20th century

length: 14.8cm, width: 7.5cm, combined weight: 74g

Provenance

European art market

6470

Berber Pair of Silver Ear Ornaments (Kharb) & Matched Head Ornament

Marrakech & the High Atlas, Morocco
early 20th century

width (each): 7.7cm, length of chain: 52.7cm, weight: 144g

Provenance

European art market

6472

Jewish Moroccan Headdress or Diadem (Taounza or Mechhob)

Western Anti-Atlas, Morocco
19th-early 20th century

length: 63cm, weight: 92g

Provenance

European art market

6187

Fine, Berber Carved Wooden Spindle Whorl

Berber People, Anti-Atlas, Morocco
19th century

diameter: 5.8cm, height: 2.7cm

Provenance

private collection, UK

6206

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

6186

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

5605

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

Provenance

UK art market

3664

Nubian 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

Provenance

private collection, London.

3104

Pair of Yoruba Bronze Ogboni Staves

Yoruba People, Nigeria
19th century

heights: 22cm, combined wight: 881g

Provenance

acquired from the estate of Dr Peter Sharratt (d. 2014). Sharratt was a linguist and lecturer in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh who published on Renaissance French sculpture. In his private life, he was an avid collector of tribal art, building up his collection over fifty years. During that time, he bought from UK dealers, collectors and auction houses.

946

Algerian Repoussed Silver Hammam Bowl

Algeria
19th century

height: 13.3cm, diameter: 11.5 weight: 123g