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and what about this one?

Started by Penny Fidler in Discussions. Last reply by Penny Fidler 15 hours ago. 15 Replies

For your enjoyment

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Help locate origin

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Ethnic Embellishments commented on Thelma's photo
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Symbol of motherhood

"Do you think there is reason for the resemblance? "
1 hour ago
Ethnic Embellishments commented on Thelma's photo
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Symbol of motherhood

"Thelma, It is lovely.  The top loop portion reminds me of the keychain you last posted."
1 hour ago
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Symbol of motherhood

For those who could afford it, the onirmonshaq was an essential part of the set of jewellery worn by a Karakalpak bride on her wedding day. This one, from the late nineteenth century, is typical with its moulded dome-shaped top, gilded and engraved…
3 hours ago
Thelma commented on Betty's photo
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Mahfaza

"Beautiful filigree work, Betty. And in such good condition :))"
3 hours ago
Thelma commented on Joost Daalder's photo
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Sindh Valley enamelled armbands

"These bracelets are always a pleasure to see. And these seem to be a little unusual in that the enamel is simply green. So many have both blue and green enamel. Beautiful pieces."
3 hours ago
Thelma commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Bracelet - Ottoman-Bulgaria

"This is interesting Peter. Do you think the coins were purely decorative or perhaps to indicate the wearer's wealth... I wonder who would have worn it."
3 hours ago
Jose M. Pery commented on Jose M. Pery's photo
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Tunisian Jewish amulet

"Thanks a lot for your nice comments. Another lucky Ebay find some years ago. @Betty - You are very right about the meaning of the letters on top of the amulet. I just found it in a book on amulets. "
4 hours ago
Ethnic Embellishments commented on Betty's photo
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Mahfaza

"Hi Betty, We do have this piece.  It has some other great dangles at the bottom, filigree hirz.  We have some photos on facebook right now."
4 hours ago
Peter Hoesli commented on Jose M. Pery's photo
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Tunisian Jewish amulet

"Dear Jose; This is a real beauty. Definitely good to have in ones home. Congratulations. Peter"
4 hours ago
Betty commented on Betty's photo
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Mahfaza

"I am actually going to part with it, Ingrid. But I have another one, all solid silver and done in a cut-out fashion, that even wear quite often. I'd love to keep this too, but I sometimes have to part with a piece."
7 hours ago
Betty commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Bracelet - Ottoman-Bulgaria

"Beautiful, Peter. Apart from the splendid collection of different coins, the chain is superb. Reminds me of the Palestinian chains. Best regards, Betty"
7 hours ago
ingrid Langerak commented on Betty's photo
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Mahfaza

"Thank you Betty for the clarification.  You for sure do have a prescious lovely item.  I always loved it. Well done."
7 hours ago
Betty commented on Betty's photo
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Mahfaza

"Thank you Ingrid. The belt purse (semi-oval piece on dark background) shown above is mine. Hillary posted silver filigree amulet box below featuring similar decorations. Hence the confusion :)"
8 hours ago
ingrid Langerak commented on Betty's photo
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Mahfaza

"Beautiful Betty, I have admired this type of fillegrain boxes which have been on display earlier. And now you have one in your possession?  A real treasure to be admired. Actually reading the different messages and seeing another stunning box I…"
9 hours ago
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Betty commented on Betty's photo
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Mahfaza

"Wow, that's beautiful - is it yours? And can you place it in terms of age? The filigree work is indeed very similar... I particularly like the round dangles at the bottom. Looks like they are "boxes" too. Thanks a lot for sharing!"
13 hours ago
ingrid Langerak commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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IMG_2725 Harrar/Djibouti/RashAida fancy silver rings.

"Yes Preethi, I know you do like them very much. So much they are going to get a new home."
14 hours ago
Thelma commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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IMG_2688-1 Need help with proper ID please.

"Dear Ingrid, yes, I agree, the swirly forms, possibly ram's horns, on this piece can be found on pieces from other traditions. In the Turkoman tradition, they symbolise the ancestors, an important element of the old religion. The…"
15 hours ago
Penny Fidler replied to Penny Fidler's discussion and what about this one?
"yes that was my question too.... I'm not so sure about being made for foreigners.... unlike with Japanese and Chinese objets d'art I think the trade with Europe began later for this kind of stuff didnt it and this piece does look…"
15 hours ago
Preethi replied to Penny Fidler's discussion and what about this one?
"Penny, what stumps me about your piece is also the lack of a plug on the back, if this were an ear ornament. Since I'm making other wild guesses, could this have been produced to be sold to westerners?"
15 hours ago

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