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  1. Antique Gilded Silver Yemen Wedding Necklace Amulets Granulated Beads

    by on 02-15-2012 at 08:03 PM (Crafts of the Past)
    Quote Originally Posted by CraftsofthePast View Post

    Antique Gilded Silver Yemen Wedding Necklace Amulets Granulated Beads and Many Fertility Symbols

    This is an antique gilded silver wedding necklace worn by a woman in Yemen in the early nineteen hundreds. It probably belonged to a woman whose family could afford the extra cost of apply a gold wash to all parts of this piece except the handmade chain that passes
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  2. Antique Yemen Silver Ring Two Fingered Granulation Bridal Dowry

    by on 02-09-2012 at 08:32 AM (Crafts of the Past)
    Quote Originally Posted by CraftsofthePast View Post


    This is a traditional ring seen on the hands of brides in old photographs. Granulation and beaded wire decorate the amuletic round boxes that rattle when moved. They are hollow containers for seeds or small stones whose significance is not explained by the curators of the collections of Yemen Jewish silver jewelry of the period.

    The wedding jewelry as
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  3. Stone Age Biface Hand Axe of Jordan with Desert Sheen

    by on 01-30-2012 at 02:14 PM (Crafts of the Past)
    Quote Originally Posted by CraftsofthePast View Post

    Biface round axe in the Middle Stone Age style of the Jordanian Desert. At the time I was doing amateur surveys for possible surface artifacts, the people who had produced the stone age tools were nick-named the Jordanian Neanderthals, because they produced their tools using much the same techniques as the Mousterian period in Europe. The Jordanian Middle Stone Age technology
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  4. Antique Silver Bracelet Yemen Maker Signed Makers Mark

    by on 01-17-2012 at 10:51 AM (Crafts of the Past)
    Quote Originally Posted by CraftsofthePast View Post


    Antique signed bracelet by the Yemen Jewish silversmith. Granulation and beaded wire form geometric motifs round the bracelet. The covering for the hasp is more delicate tracery with filigree wire and tiny granules. The signature is just on the inside of the fastener. If you cannot see it, request an enlargement of that part of the photo if you are considering a purchase.
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  5. Autograph Edgar Allen Poe Author Poet Clip Signature Edgar A. Poe 1809-1849 Rare

    by on 01-15-2012 at 08:21 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by topjag View Post
    Is it real???
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/220926146007?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p398 4.m1423.l2649
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