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BOUCLE DE CEINTURE HOLGA TUNISIE

"Merci Peter pour votre commentaire, cordialement Pierre "
1 hour ago
Joost Daalder commented on Lynn Ardent's photo
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Golden Triangle Cuffs

"Yet more evidence, Lynn, of these coming from the Golden Triangle, is furnished by Anne van Cutsem in *A World of Bracelets*, p. 264, which even features the folding over of the silver sheet as well as several other similarities. I have no doubt…"
1 hour ago
Peter Hoesli commented on Linda Pastorino's photo
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gilt hair sticks

"BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations. Peter"
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Peter Hoesli commented on Linda Pastorino's photo
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hair stick

"Very cute and attractive - I really like these aquamarine colored enamel. With kind regards. Peter"
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Peter Hoesli commented on Linda Pastorino's photo
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enamel family detail

"Dear Linda, very beautiful indeed! Peter"
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Peter Hoesli commented on Pierre's photo
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BOUCLE DE CEINTURE HOLGA TUNISIE

"Dear Pierre; This belt buckle is simply GORGEOUS! Congratulations. Peter"
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Peter Hoesli commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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BELT - OTTOMAN-TURKEY

"Dear Nada; Now that is a very good question. Quite frankly, I never saw a copy or at least hope that I did not... Having said that, in Cairo, most of the silver smiths are of Armenian descendants. They are really skilled and can do almost anything.…"
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Peter Hoesli commented on Linda Pastorino's photo
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pr of chapan ornaments

"Dear Linda; Now these are GORGEOUS!!! Congratulations. Peter"
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Peter Hoesli commented on Alaa eddine SAGID's photo
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Old Eastern Saudi silver and turquoise necklace

"Dear Alaa; This piece is just BEAUTIFUL! I love the turquoises. The discs and shapes of the dangles (like fish) remind me of an Afghani necklace, which i have in my collection. I will post it shortly. Congratulations for a great find! Peter "
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Peter Hoesli commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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BELT - TURKEY

"Dear Nada; Many thanks for your comments. Belts for me are the ultimate in terms of expression for men and women alike and I love the big, heavy pieces! The silver pieces here are threaded over a dark grey fabric belt. By the way, this is a…"
3 hours ago
Pierre commented on Pierre's photo
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BOUCLE DE CEINTURE HOLGA TUNISIE

"Merci NADA pour votre commentaire Pierre."
6 hours ago
Nada commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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BELT - TURKEY

"It is really very beautiful. You have such an amazing collection of belts (also my weakness!). Are the silver pieces threaded over leather?"
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Nada commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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BELT - OTTOMAN-TURKEY

"Fine belt Peter. Glad you saved it! Are the copies ever as good as the original?"
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Nada commented on Pierre's photo
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BOUCLE DE CEINTURE HOLGA TUNISIE

"I love this Pierre, thank you for sharing!"
6 hours ago
Nada commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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NECKLACE - YEMEN

"Very interesting necklace can't wait for the rest of the story!"
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Betty commented on Preethi's photo
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From a Moroccan Zaiane fibula?

"Beautiful and fascinating find, Preethi, which for some reason reminded me of Medieval European jewels ( perhaps because of the colours of the stones and the way they are set) Unfortunately I cannot add any helpful information..."
7 hours ago
Peter Hoesli commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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BELT - OTTOMAN-TURKEY

"Thank you Mustafa - much appreciated. It is very rare to get belts with the original fabrics still attached to them. I guess that I was lucky. When the dealer in Aqaba was offered this belt to purchase, he immediately called me and I finalized the…"
7 hours ago
Betty commented on Alaa eddine SAGID's photo
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Old Eastern Saudi silver and turquoise necklace

"Both very interesting and beautiful, Alaa. It seems that the basic design of this type of necklace was a great hit all through the Ottoman Empire and the neighbouring regions. Quite fascinating. I love the combination with turquoise. A lovely piece,…"
7 hours ago
ingrid Langerak commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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BELT - OTTOMAN-TURKEY

"Thank you Peter."
7 hours ago

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Removing old silver polish

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The amber market

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Ifugao necklace for sale

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Learning your site

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What is this buckle?

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What is this? Benares casting?

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