Hello,I have had for some time an assortment of belts and misc pieces. I showed these assortments to a local antiquities owner , and though it wasn't their core competency stated that they were real,…Continue
Thank you so much for the reply. I really appreciated your info on the belts.
I have cleaned the belts and they came out amazing. I was able to identify some of the symbols. There is one symbol that still i cant find even at the makers…"
"Who would you recommend to talk to about either selling or getting them appraised? I finally cleaned them , the anklets, with a silver cloth and they came out amazing, WOW...
Thanks for you advice and help !!!!
"I agree with you, Ait Ouakli, I have to of these too, with the snakes's heads. They are very large and I think that they were worn as anklets. They both fit around my neck like a torque, but I have a small neck. "
There is some algerian bracelets fromm aures,saoura and setif regions that looks semilar. I m not 1oo% sure. I m just adding aquick feed back. Will look at them tomorrow. I hadatwisted one in hand but it has the snake heads. It was…"
"Thank you for the information Alaa. Im trying to gather as much as I can. Iam, however having trouble identifying the "makers mark". I went to the http://www.925-1000.com/Frussia.html in the forums but I seem to have a unique mark. You…"
"Just to throw n a couple comments about the bracelets!
These are actually anklets from Algeria BUT, it seems that they have been worn in ancient times on a more widespread scale across much of the ottoman world (especially those with snake's…"
"Thank you so much for the information Betty. Thank you, the pieces are beautiful and I haven't touched them. They really need to be buffed and cleaned and I haven't done that so im sure they will look amazing when done.
Where do you…"
"Hello, and thanks again JP for showing us all the wonderful treasures! Especially some of the belts are truly remarkable workmanship.
According to my friend, it really seems quite sure that your belts are genuine, antique pieces made by some master…"
"JP, thanks a lot for sharing all this interesting information. What a great story!
A friend of mine I just consulted with has some ideas about the lovely pieces you have shown us. Will write more tomorrow (it's quite late in my place:-))! "
"Thank you for the response and comments!!
Being Armenian myself, I was in contact with some local friends that directed me to old country Armenians who gave me additional information along with a book, " The Armenians" by John M.…"