These vintage or antique sterling silver and bamboo rattan bangles have an interesting tale to tell: made in China, sold by a Bombay merchant around 1920 and each has two sections of silver overlay!
The bangles are 3/16"to 1/4" wide; the width of the bamboo varies slightly. Each has a 2 1/2" width across the inside of the wood portion 2 3/8" across the inside of the silver portion.
There are three designs in each silver panel: a curving motif within an X (perhaps a stylized butterfly?); foliage; and woven-look diagonal stampings. The same patterns on all the silver portions. There are hallmarks on three of the four silver sections; no words or numbers.
There are blue paper tags on the bangles, one appears to be 1/14 though I can't decipher the rest.
The bangles are unusual in that they have two sterling (tested) silver overlay sections. They come in their original hard paper and metal-cornered box (one side of cover is missing). It is stamped "Dhanamal Chellaram, Jeweller, Silk & Curio Merchant, 62-64 Meadow Street, PORT, BOMBAY".
Founded in 1860 by Seth Dhanamal Chellaram Chulani, D. Chellaram was one of the largest "international" merchants in India at the time and sourced wares from China and Japan which were sold as far away as Central Europe, the Mediterranean, Philippines, Southern Africa and Egypt. It is said that Chellaram was the first Hyderabadi merchant to travel to Egypt.
The pair is in very fine, undamaged condition; no breaks or repairs in the silver and no splits or cracks in the bamboo.
Pair of Circa 1920 Chinese & Double Panel Sterling & Bamboo Rattan Bangles, Original Bombay Merchant Box