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EU379 Vintage Chinese Export Silver Enamel Pierced Earrings...$42
EU379 Vintage Chinese Export Silver Enamel Pierced Earrings...$42

Vintage Chinese Export Enamel Silver Pierced Wire Earrings. These earrings are only marked SILVER on the back. The enamel work is gorgeous and the pictures honestly do not capture how pretty these are. Orange, blue, green and purple enamel. Sterling wires. Measure 1-1/4" x 7/8". Excellent condition.
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M379 Middle Eastern Silvertone Box...$24.00
M379 Middle Eastern Silvertone Box...$24.00

Middle Eastern Silvertone Box. This beautiful fused glass, hand crafted box was originally from Kuwait and brought here where I purchased it. One large fused glass top piece and four smaller glass cabs around the bottom piece. Measures 1-3/4" in diameter. The bottom inside is lined with purple material as is the top inside. New condition.
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M379 Price: $24.00

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BU214 Vintage Middle Eastern Clamper Bracelet...$34.00
BU214 Vintage Middle Eastern Camper Bracelet...$34.00

Vintage Middle Eastern Clamper Bracelet. This is made of stamped silver metal and is not marked. Six raised filigree decorations are attached evenly around the band. At the widest point it measures 1-1/8" wide. The clasp is a brass stick that slips in the three holes that are formed when connected. Measures 2-3/8" across the inside. This is in very good condition. I do not know very much about this piece. It was purchased at an auction.
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BU214 Price: $34.00

BU095 Childs Jade Bracelet from China...$20.00
BU095 Childs Jade Bracelet from China...$20.00

Jade? (sold to me as such) Bangle Bracelet for a child from China but not marked. I'm not a gemologist so I can't say this is Jade for sure. It measures 2-1/4" across the inside and is about 1-/4" thick. Beautiful piece in excellent condition.

BU095 Price: $20.00

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NU756 Old Sterling Egyptian Hand Made Chain Necklace...$73
NU756 Old Sterling Egyptian Handmade Chain...$73.00

Old Egyptian hand wrought Sterling Chain. There is an Egyptian Mark and 925 on the catch. The chain measures 25" long x 3/16" thick. Excellent condition. I purchased this at an Estate sale and don't know how old it is. It was made in Egypt.
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NU756 Price: $73.00

NU708 Vintage Handknotted Chinese Cloisonne Bead Necklace with Elephant...$82.00
NU708 Vintage Handknotted Chinese Cloisonne Bead Necklace with Elephant...$82.00

Vintage Handknotted Chinese Cloisonne Bead Necklace with Elephant. This is not for the faint of heart or dainty lady. This is a huge impressive necklace and weighs approx. 5 oz. 10mm white Cloisonne beads with brick, blue, turquoise and yellow, etc. flowers with gold wire design. The elephant measures 2-3/8" x 1-1/2". The clasp is brass with a filigree design. Very good condition.
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NU708 Price: $82.00

NU761 Vintage Persian Iranian Hand Painted MOP Pendant..$42
NU761 Vintage Persian Iranian Hand Painted MOP Pendant...$42.00

Vintage Persian/Iranian Hand Painted MOP Story Pendant. The piece is signed by the artist. The scene is of one man on a horse, two donkeys, a hut and three other people, two of which are sitting. The underlay is of thinly applied gold. Then the artist goes to work with a brush made of a single hair for much of the scene. The under layer of gold pigment gives the art a special glow that adds to the luminescence of the pearl base. This piece has yellowed with age and is very beautiful. The pendant measures 2-3/4" x 1-3/4". This comes with a silver chain that measures 24". Very good condition - one small chip (ENLARGED for you to see in the pictures).
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Item Added 11/13/12 NU761 Price: $42.00

NU752 Vintage Double Sided  Persian Iranian Hand Painted MOP Pendant..$46
NU752 Vintage Double Sided Persian Iranian Hand Painted MOP Pendant...$46.00

Vintage Double Sided Persian / Iranian Hand Painted MOP Pendant. The pendant is not one single piece, but two MOP pieces put together. One one side the painting is of small birds on branches of a bush and the other side is the common scene of what is now known as Polo. It is actually one of the oldest organized sports in the civilized world. Men on horseback engage in a mock combat to make goals with an object that they bat around with sticks while remaining on horseback. The artist used the traditional technique of building up layers of lacquered pigment. The underlay is of thinly applied gold. Then the artist goes to work with a brush made of a single hair for much of the scene. The under layer of gold pigment gives the art a special glow that adds to the luminescence of the pearl base. This piece has yellowed with age and is very beautiful. The pendant measures 2" x -1/8". The added chain is NOT original to the piece and is approx. 16". Excellent condition.
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NU751 Persian - Iranian Mother of Pearl Hand Painted  Peacock and Birds of Paradise on MOP Shell...$33
NU751 Persian - Iranian Mother of Pearl Hand Painted Peacock and Birds of Paradise on MOP Shell....$33.00

Persian - Iranian Mother of Pearl Hand Painted Peacock and Birds of Paradise on MOP Shell. c 1970 This pendant measures 2 3/4 inches total length and 1-1/2 inches wide. Excellent condition. Added Leather Choker measuring adjustable to 19-1/2".
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NU751 Price: $33.00

NU595 Vintage Persian Nomadic locket necklace with semi-precious stones...$28.00
NU595 Vintage Persian Nomadic locket necklace with semi-precious stones...$28.00

Vintage Persian Nomadic locket necklace with semi-precious stones. The stones might be carnelian, I'm not sure but there are seven of them. The locket measures 1-1/2" in diameter with a depth of about a half inch. There are dangling beads on the bottom. Silver lightweight metal with a floral motif on the back. The pictures will show you more than my words. Chain measures 24". Very good condition.
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NU595 Price: $28.00

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PU734 RARE 1800's Chinese Kingfisher Dragon Pin...$60.00
PU734 RARE 1800's Chinese Kingfisher Dragon Pin...$60.00

RARE 1800's Chinese Kingfisher Dragon Pin. There is loss as the picture shows. Still a very attractive pin. Measures 2-1/4" x 1". Good condition. C Clasp.
For 2,000 years, the Chinese have been using the iridescent blue feathers of kingfisher birds as an inlay for fine art objects and adornment, from hairpins, headdresses and fans to even panels and screens. While Western art collectors have focused on other areas of Chinese art including porcelain, lacquer ware, sculpture, cloisonné, silk and paintings, kingfisher art is relatively unknown outside of China. Called tian-tsui (“dotting with kingfishers”), kingfisher feathers are painstakingly cut and glued onto gilt silver. The effect is like cloisonné, but no enamel was able to rival the electric blue color. Blue is the traditional favorite color in China. The finest pieces of kingfisher art were reserved for royalty or high-ranking Chinese government official (called a "mandarin (bureaucrat)"). Sadly, the usage of kingfisher feathers resulted in the mass slaughter of many kingfisher species.
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PU734 Price: $60.00


PU727 Vintage Guilloche Enamel Syrian Arab Republic Enamel Pin...$15.00
PU727 Vintage Guilloche Enamel Syrian Arab Republic Enamel Pin...$15.00

Vintage Guilloche Enamel Syrian Arab Republic Enamel Pin. The red, stars and black is the Syrian Flag. I do not know what 1909 and the Arabic means. I researched for awhile and gave up. Gold wash over the back. Measures 3/4" in diameter and is in excellent condition.
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PS402 Malachite Israel Handmade Sterling Pin...$30.00
Vintage Malachite Silver Open Worked Filigree Leaf Pin marked Sterling Handmade Israel. Nicely crafted intricate filigree detail to the setting. Odd shaped stone. Measures 2" x 3/4". Excellent condition.
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PS880 Price: $30.00

PU486 Antique brooch from the Middle East or Central Asia...$42.00
Antique brooch from the Middle East or Central Asia. Master craftsmanship on this brooch with cut out detail work; the center circle is a lion with a sword, the second surrounding circle is a cut out feather like motif, and the last outer circle consists of cut out animals such as lions, boars and elephants. Since elephants are found in India... the thought is that this might be it's origin. The pin arm extends 3/8" past the edge of the brooch. This pin is in near excellent condition - slight wear line to the lion on the center front and a few spots on the underside. I have no information on this piece - I certainly wish I did! It measures 2-1/16" in diameter and is somewhat domed. It is not marked and I'm not 100% sure of the metal content.
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PU486 Price: $42.00

PS401 Malachite Israeli Pin...$35.00
Made in Israel 925 Pin/Pendant (has loop for chain) set into a gold wash over sterling filigree setting. Bezel set, I believe this is Malachite and it's a gorgeous stone. Measures 1-3/4" x 1-3/8". Excellent condition. Safety clasp.
PS401 Price: $35.00

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