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    Mongolian Unusual Coral & Silver Double-Band Bracelet

    Mongolia
    19th century

    outer diameter: 7.2cm, inner diameter: 6.2cm, weight: 28g

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    Provenance

    private collection, US.

    This elegant and rare bracelet from Mongolia comprises two bands of chased silver tube and two rows of barrel-shaped coral beads with silver spacers. The silver bands are chased with floral sprays and other motifs. It is of a type rarely seen for sale.

    The front of the bracelet is decorated the coral beads and a central silver flower plaque.

    The use of Sino-Mongolian motifs and the presence of coral identifies the bracelet as typically Mongolian.

    Related examples, though all of a single band are illustrated in Geoffrey-Schneiter (2012, p. 55) and van Cutsem (2002, p. 252).

    In Mongolia, both men and women wore bracelets. Usually men wore a single bracelet.

    The bracelet does not open but must be slid over the hand to be worn. It is in very fine condition.

    References

    van Cutsem, A., A World of Bracelets: Africa, Asia, Oceania, America, Skira, 2002.

    Geoffrey-Schneiter, B., Bijoux des Toits du Monde de la Chine au Caucase, Foundation Baur, Musee des Artes D’Extreme-Orient/5 Continents, 2012.

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