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Ornate North African Kabyle Hinged Bangle Bracelet
Take a look at this engaging Mid Century North African silver bangle bracelet.
This is a typical old tribal design piece from North Africa. It is a wide bangle with hinge closure that features an intricate sand cast design along the band. Three 8mm dark coral orange paste cabochons are gallery set within a beaded swirl design comprised of four 3/4" endless swirls that are applied to the band. I would imagine when polished the raised beads create quite a sparkle. The bracelet band measures 23mm wide, or just over 7/8". The bracelet measures 2-7/8 inches across with an inner circumference of 7 inches. It closes securely with an old pin closure plus safety chain.
There are no hallmarks but it is stamped with a crescent moon and star symbol. We believe this to be silver over base metal, with the stamp mark signifying its Algerian origin. With an engaging patina, we have not polished it, but are happy to do so upon request prior to shipment. Similar bracelet designs were produced in the Kabylia region of Algeria and often referred to as Kabyle or Berber (Moroccan) ethnic tribal bracelets. The bracelet weighs 43 grams.
This bracelet is in immaculate condition, without damage with old patina. The paste stones are original to the bracelet, very secure and without cracks or chips. We see no damage to the engraving or scrolled appliques or beading. The hinge is in good working order as is the pin and chain closure.
Simply put, this is a very nice and substantial bracelet with tremendous character and a real conversation piece.
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: silver/coral, Size: 7/8" wide - 43 grams
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