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Here are two gorgeous silver Tibetan stamp seals (each with its own character) that I kept in my own collection for more than a decade. This gorgeous antique (200 yrs old) pale aqua coloured glass piece is from South East Asia. They come from the Golden Triangle (Hmong and Yao). These antique silver earrings came from the area known as the "Golden Triangle". The earrings are similar but slightly mis-matched as one has a domed piece soldered in the front. You can see earrings along this line on page 283 of "A World of Earrings". They match up very nicely though so were most likely made from the same manufacturer.
Yao goldsmiths, who also work for other tribes, are highly esteemed." $155. It needs strings to go through the double holes to keep it shut - beads are often hung from the as well, but for me, they make excellent pendants for a necklace. They have stringing holes across the part that is like a band going around them. It was bought in Cambodia but I am not sure where it originate or whether it is an earplug or a labret. There are many modern pieces for sale but these are (you can see by the workmanship) original ones. They have been sitting out so are tarnished and need a good cleaning. The case itself is 2 1/4 inches tall, and slightly under 1/4 inch thick.
According to the book: "The minorities of Vietnam and China also wear earrings with triangular elements. This is a very attractive antique Chinese silver needle case shown closed and partly open. #1 is 1 5/8 inches tall, and #2 is 1 3/4 inches long. It is 1 inch in diameter and 3/8 inch wide at the edge, a little wider in the center. These are made of silver, are traditional and antique and beautifully made. They are 1 3/16 inches tall and you need larger than European size ear holes. This is one antique silver "split" earring from Indonesia which is quite old and worn. This does make a very attractive pendant/dangle with the beautiful work on it and the very nice chain and hook to suspend it.
The size can be changed but only gently - perhaps a half size larger or smaller.
This is an absolutely wonderful ring from China with beautiful art work on it. It is one decorated piece of silver that has been curved into a ring shape.
This is 3 1/8 inches long and just under 3/8 inch at the widest. Here is an unusual antique silver enamelled needle case which is actually still containing old needles.
This antique silver lock has been stamped with its patterns against a mould. I am told that the "lock" can be opened on this piece but I have not tried to do it myself. The chain attached is not the original one but a silver one that was added for practicality. The lock is 3 1/8 inches wide, just under 2 1/2 inches tall and 1/2 inch thick. They had been used sewn onto hats or clothing in the past but can always have a new use. Needle case #2 has an upraised design which is floral as well. I wonder if it was used as a pin with some attachment at the hook, or if it was used as a pendant.
This piece has very expressive floral designs etched into it. The entire piece is 8 inches long and the triangle is 1 5/8 inches wide.
These are made and worn by the Hmong people of Thailand and often worn in groups. This is a very delicate and graceful antique silver tool kit from China. This spiralled piece is one half of a Miao silver clasp. The piece measures a little over 2 3/4 inches across and weighs 32.2 grams. You can see a pair very similar to #1 (a little over 1 1/2 inches tall) on page 227 of "A World of Earrings".
The pendant has flowers on one side, and good wishes written on the other. The central pendant has been added on more recently, perhaps one had been lost over the years. Most of what I sell is wearable but every once in a while I add some pieces just because I find them attractive as well as great cultural references. The ones in the preview pic (if you see it about 1 1/2 inches tall) are close to life size. I find this style of silver ingot coin very fascinating as they are made by pouring molten silver into a mold. This is a very gorgeous antique tool kit from China with a very eye catching butterfly at the top. In the center is an eye shaped pearl piece and to the sides leaves cut from stone.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating