Five high quality silver tubular layers give this antique piece a stunningly contemporary look.
These high quality solid silver sculptural bracelets culminate in lotus buds, important symbols in Buddhism.
Hand-cut irregular but well-matched beads with lovely colors.
The variety and intrigue of banded agate is evident in these flat pendant-like beads. Sold separately (3 left).
One of the largest pairs of their kind, mounted on custom-made metal bases to display their amazing sculptural quality. Formed in two parts and hollow. (See France Borel, Splendour of Ethnic Jewelry, pp. 136 and 137.)
Two pendants on a hollow neck torque together are a prime example of the fine craftsmanship of antique Han Chinese pendants depicting scenes from legend or mythology. The pendants have traces of gold wash.
Early Miao (Hmong) silver jewelry shows a great variety of artistry.
Solid and with fine, graphic detail.
With dated coins and glass 'gems' in perfect original condition.
Extremely elongated lotus bud ends make these high quality silver bracelets both collectors' items and weapons, perhaps to frighten away evil spirits.
High quality solid silver worked into two confronting dragon heads holding, or fighting over, the pearl, symbol of power, energy and wisdom. On custom-made metal base.
Long and rare matching pair of high quality silver spirals.
Separate silver toggles made it possible for these striking disks of high quality silver to be used also as jacket fasteners. On custom-made metal bases.
Wonderful detail on this pair of Yi earrings from Sichuan Province. Yi silver jewelry is quite rare.
A solid silver bangle with confronting open-mouthed makara heads.
High quality silver pendants like these were worn on silver chains alone or suspended from a silver neck torque and were believed to lock the souls into the body. Old pendants like these from the late 19th to early 20th century are quite rare; the elongated ones even moreso.
A very old and rare tiny silver Bedouin bracelet that opens with a hinge and pin.
Hollow, with fine detail and granulation.
A very old solid high quality silver bracelet, probably Yao, with two confronting dragon heads and enamel highlights. On custom-made metal base.
Fine coral, jet, turquoise and mother-of-pearl inlay in silver create lovely detail in this unique 1940s buckle from the American Southwest.
A very unusual large pendant with a central cobra flanked by two deities with human heads and serpentine bodies.
Similar to a Victorian chatelaine, this finely detailed fish and quite rare fish is suspended from a woven silver chain; and has tools hanging below its body, including miniature tweezers, toothpick and ear spoon.
A rare bracelet unique to a remote region of Burma near the Chinese border yet with sophisticated silver craftsmanship in a variety of techniques.
An unusually large and heavy solid medium quality silver bracelet from the Miao (Hmong) people of Guizhou Province.
Multi-layered pendants like this might have been worn suspended from a neck torque or clothing down the back or front. The silver is of high quality and the fact that there are no parts missing make this rare large adornment more rare.
Of solid silver and excellent workmanship.
A rare and outstanding matched pair of high quality Hill Tribe silver neck rings from northern Laos.
Fine craftsmanship gives the worn serpentine bodies of the makara the look and feel of snake skin in this special pair of hollow silver bracelets.
Simple and elegant.
A matched pair of high quality silver with full vivid lines.
Detail of a unique style of ceremonial necklace worn in a unique manner, suspended either from the back of the thick ruff of the Mien woman's robe or from the side hooks of a silver neck torque, it is replete with woven chains, beads, rods, dangles and bells making it an auditory as well as visual delight. Since silver was treasured spiritually as well as esthetically, it was relinquished with great reluctance, often causing elaborate necklaces like these to be sold in pieces. Thus not many have been preserved and finding a complete and original one is rare. Reference: Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, p. 58; Jess G. Pourret, THE YAO The Mien and Mun Yao in China, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand, pp. 56 and 153.
A matched pair of twisted wire bracelets of high quality silver in excellent condition from a group of people indigenous to northern Thailand.
Stunning long pair of silver bracelets from Gujarat or Rajasthan with excellent workmanship, worthy of a collection.