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nick constant
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Made Up Piece and Use ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by nick constant Sep 9, 2016. 4 Replies

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Peter Hoesli commented on nick constant's photo
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"Very beautiful indeed. Congratulations Nick! Peter"
Feb 16
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"Hi Thelma - unfortunately the garden centre had only this piece which was in a cabinet with some other antiques . The back does open at back"
Feb 14
Thelma commented on nick constant's photo
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"Amazing that you found this at a garden centre, Nick. Tell us more. Does your garden centre have a place where you can buy jewellery? I can see a small picture of Kirtimukha, a protective deity, at the top of your gau. Does the gau open at the…"
Feb 14
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"Hi all Just found this wonderful Tibetan gau at a Garden Centre.... It is 12cm diameter and fine quality . Weight is almost a kilogram !"
Feb 13
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Feb 13
nick constant commented on Vinay K's photo
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"Nice necklace Vinay - probably 1900's I would think . It needs an old Indian coin for the clasp (or a bit of shell if you can find) . It looks like two of the Carnelian beads needs transferring from the bottom row to the second row and third…"
Feb 10
nick constant replied to nick constant's discussion Made Up Piece and Use ?
"Hello Thelma    Thanks for the information and especially the picture which has the same metalwork . I was thrown a bit by the beadwork which looked more African ...   Certainly a time consuming bit of recycling with all that…"
Sep 9, 2016
Thelma replied to nick constant's discussion Made Up Piece and Use ?
"Two more points, Nick, about this beautifully designed and lovingly made piece.... It's a splendid example of the recycling of old and broken parts. You often see the same process in the decoration of children's and women's clothes in…"
Sep 9, 2016
Thelma replied to nick constant's discussion Made Up Piece and Use ?
"Hello Nick. This is very interesting. It's a nomad piece from Afghanistan. It seems to be made of pieces from a silver metal head ornament which have been stitched onto cloth and decorated with beads by local nomad women to produce…"
Sep 9, 2016
nick constant replied to nick constant's discussion Made Up Piece and Use ?
"Hi all   I wonder whether anyone one knows the origin of this piece which seems to be a mixture of styles - and whether it is perhaps just a made-up piece . Length is 33 cm Thanks Nick"
Sep 8, 2016
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Sep 8, 2016
ingrid Langerak commented on nick constant's photo
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"warm color combination so inventive the bone spacers.  We have something similar in EThiopia but the spacers there are mostly in a thick leather strip. Very attractive belt."
Mar 30, 2016
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Mar 29, 2016
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"Thanks Peter - I think beads are probably Carnelian , and haven't found anything similar in my reference books ."
Mar 28, 2016
Peter Hoesli commented on nick constant's photo
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"Dear Nick; This is a beauty - so unusual. A dragon sounds good, which would place this piece to China/Mongolia, maybe Tibet... With kind regards. Peter"
Mar 27, 2016
Thelma commented on nick constant's photo
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"This is very interesting, Nick. It looks like three little shoes. Have you any idea where it might come from?"
Mar 27, 2016

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Which types of jewellery especially interest you?
naga , indian , oceana
Jewels from which regions interest you?
asia

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