8912

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    Ottoman Syrian Silver & Coral Cuff Bracelet

    Ottoman Syria or Anatolia
    19th century

    length: 6.6cm, diameter: approximately 6.1cm, weight: 153g

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    Provenance

    UK art market

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    This fine cuff bracelet of high-grade, solid silver opens with a hinged mechanism closed by a silver pin. It is decorated with applied silver filigree and granulation work.

    Unusually, it also has four double rows of coral beads (a few are likely to be coral-coloured glass beads as well) that run vertically down the bracelet.

    Cuff bracelets such as this example tend to be attributed to South-eastern Anatolia in Turkey though an Ottoman Syrian provenance might be more precise.

    The pin closure is tight and secure. The bracelet has plenty of age and patina.

    References

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

    Evliyazade Camcigil, O., Eastern Treasures: Ottoman, Oman, Yemen, Turkmen Silver Jewellery, Gilgamesh Publishing, 2017.

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