Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

John
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Cordelia Donohoe commented on John's photo
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"thank you for posting, I will return with some info for you."
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"Need help with value of bracelets"
Nov 9
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"Need help with value of massive Caucasian belt"
Nov 9
Lynn Ardent commented on John's photo
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Help does anyone where and what these are?

"Hi John, I use "numista" http://en.numista.com/ to identify old coins, which these are.  I think this image is a bit blurry which makes it hard to help.  I would try to take a sharper picture.  Hope that helps. "
Feb 28, 2015
John commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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RINGS - OMAN

"That's very interesting"
Feb 27, 2015
John commented on John's photo
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Enameled shashka my collection

"They are not that common of a style and this was probably made between 1900 to 1920s and is hall marked. Definitely in kubachi style but more then likely a Dagestan manufacture."
Feb 26, 2015
Betty commented on John's photo
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Enameled shashka my collection

"Very beautiful work and lovely colours, John! It's a good job that you can restore such wonderful pieces. Congratulations. Most of the enamelled shashkas I have seen for sale were labelled "Kubachi". Is that indeed the only place…"
Feb 26, 2015
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Feb 26, 2015
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Cretan Greek pieces

"Yes thank you Peter. I bought the heart in Athens at the manasteraki flea market."
Feb 26, 2015
John commented on John's photo
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Enameled shashka my collection

"Yes thank you it took me two weeks of oiling with hypodermic needle to remove the blade from rusting in the scabbard. That was one of the reasons I was able to buy it at a reasonable price from auction house in Germany. It was sold and returned and…"
Feb 26, 2015
Peter Hoesli commented on John's photo
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Enameled shashka my collection

"Dear John - The workmanship on this piece is extraordinary - well collected indeed - congratulations. Peter"
Feb 26, 2015
Peter Hoesli commented on John's photo
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Cretan Greek pieces

"This is GORGEOUS John! It is interesting to see that they are also using the heart with Niello to control the chain. I have seen it as well in Palestinian/Syrian pieces. With kind regards. Peter"
Feb 26, 2015
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Cretan Greek pieces

"Yes it is. One side is st George and the other side is st Nicholas. My family is from Crete that's why I collect items from there including daggers, swords and really anything. One of the hardest items to find is the heart shaped chain slider…"
Feb 26, 2015
Johanne commented on John's photo
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Cretan Greek pieces

"Nice items! Is one an amuletbox?"
Feb 26, 2015
John commented on John's photo
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What is it?

"Thanks Lynn was a flea market find at a $1 table. I really bought it for the long chain which I used on another piece. Thanks much wife liked it tho lol"
Feb 26, 2015

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Which types of jewellery especially interest you?
Caucasian
Jewels from which regions interest you?
Russia

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At 15:15 on February 20, 2015, Betty said…

Welcome to EJ Forum, John! 

At 1:21 on February 20, 2015, John said…
Yes not easy to maneuver this site I am still trying to find my inbox
At 1:12 on February 20, 2015, JP said…

I sent you a mail john.. click your inbox upper right corner..

At 4:37 on February 16, 2015, JP said…

hello John,

I have a whole post on this with pictures. I can send you some updates pictures since i cleaned up the belts. Let me know . Here is the direct link on here for the beginning of the discussion topic but again, i can send updated pictures as well. Let me know.

JP

 
 
 

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