Auction 127 "A matter of identity" -Ethnic jewelry and garb 1820-1920. Most of them are from the Ruthi Ofer collection (Yuli Ofer widow)
Jul 25, 2021
Ibn Gabirol St 71, Tel Aviv-Yafo, floor -2, row 15 (in the paring) Israel

The catalog in front of us includes very important ethnic items, Islamic and Jewish. A very important collection of Palestinian adornments, as well as many Ottoman and Turkmen items.


The items have been carefully selected and come from dozens of collections from all over Israel. Among them is a collection of Ruthi Ofer that was left to her about 20 years ago by her late husband, Yuli Ofer. The collection was displayed at her home until recently. Her collection consists of Islamic and Jewish jewelry with a clear emphasis on Yemenite goldsmithing and Bukhara crafts.


There are many incredibly rare items that do not often come up for auction. The items in the catalog can be used as jewelry and ornaments for women or men. Some are better suited for display as part of private or commercial design, and others will go to public or private museums around the world. Many of the items are in museum quality, with similar items on display in leading museums around the world, such as the Metropolitan Museum in the United States, the Museum of Oriental Art in Moscow, the Islamic Museum in Jerusalem, the Israel Museum, and the Beit Hatfutsot Museum.

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LOT 8:

A double-sided Gold foil, enamel and pearl necklace - India - 20th century

Sold for: $1,300
Start price:
$ 600
Estimated price:
$800 - $1,000
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A double-sided Gold foil, enamel and pearl necklace - India - 20th century

Comprised of 13 rectangular links made of 18-22K Gold Foil decorated with enamel. On the one side a gold flower design inset with a clear Zircon with a blue enamel background and white leaves with a frame of green and red rectangles alternately. On the other side, it is decorated with a gold flower with red petals and green leaves. The links are decorated at the bottom with pearl and blue beads pendants. the links are interwoven with blue beads that continue on both sides until the clasp.

some restoration to the enamel.

diameter: approx 40 cm

weight: 65 gram