Antique Bedouin/Yemen Silver Bracelet, Screw Toggle, Coral, 6.25", 58.62 Grams, early 1900's, Habbiyat
Antique Beduoin silver cuff bracelet - early 1900's. Coin silver from Australian coins. , 1" wide and 58.62 gr., inside measurement is 6.25", for a slender wrist, signed, and opening is 2.25" by 2". It is believed to have been made by Jewish Yemeni silversmiths. The bracelet is unusual because it has the makers mark on the inside of the cuff in two places - I cannot make out that marking but it is stamped inside an elongated oval. This bracelet is also unusual because it still has the coral or re d glass but believed coral, filing the openings at the clasp. I've seen similar bracelets - mostly missing their stones ranging up to $295.00. The closure is a screw type and works well. It tests positive for silver. Th is does have some wear but it is still a beauty with a history. I got this out of Arizona. Good condition for it's age, some wear and dings but still nice. See photos. (Lot Loc. A.2.217.7X - LD 8/29/17).
The store this came out of had this information:
Beautiful example of Yemeni middle eastern silversmith craft. This type of vintage Yemeni silver comes from the Maria Theresia Thaler coins, an Austrian coin widely used years ago on the Levant trade, where Yemen used to sell coffee beans in exchange for Silver and Red Coral. The Yemeni jewelers would melt these coins to create their fine jewelry pieces. This bracelet is well adorned with intricate beaded patterns and a silver enclosed cluster of red coral or red glass beads. There are two impressed makers mark on the inside of the bracelet. Circa early part of the 20th century. Measures 2.25" wide on the inside, the outside measures 2.75". Has a silver screw bolt clasp that holds the two parts of the bracelet together. In great condition. All handcrafted.
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