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Bangles

Bangles

  • Place of origin:

    North Africa (made)

  • Date:

    1850-1899 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver with applied filigree

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Edmond Dresden

  • Museum number:

    279&A-1904

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pair of wide silver bracelets, each hinged in two unequal parts and fastened with a screw fastening opening clockwise. Each is decorated with a central band of an applied meander surrounded by granule discs and triangles. There is a rim of bands of twisted, beaded and gallery wire on either side of the central band.

Place of Origin

North Africa (made)

Date

1850-1899 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver with applied filigree

Dimensions

Diameter: 6.1 cm, Height: 5 cm

Object history note

Accessions register entry: 'Pair of bracelets of silver, with filigree and other decoration applied. / Each consists of a broad band decorated with a serpentine, rosettes amd triangles, enclosed between borders of filigree, pearled and corded work. One third of the circumference opens on a hinge and is fastened with a screwed pin. / North African? / Each diam. 2 1/2 in., W. 1 3/4 in. Hinged wide bracelets with decoration on outer surface.'

Descriptive line

Pair of silver hinged bangles with applied decoration, North Africa, 1850-1899.

Production Note

Probably North Africa

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Filigree

Categories

Jewellery; Africa; Metalwork

Collection

Middle East Section

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