Lovely Sterling Silver White Enamel Siam Niello Vintage Bracelet.
Featuring 8 octagonal panels of etched dancers in Silver on White Enamel.
A more unusual & wonderful piece.
Each piece is linked together and has a push in clasp.
The clasp is marked Siam and Sterling (fully tested to be Sterling Silver 925)
Weight is 12.7 grams. Measures approx 7".
It's generally believed that Siam Silver jewelry became fashionable in the Western Hemisphere starting in the 1930s . A popular theory is that people working in Far Eastern countries sent home this beautiful jewelry as gifts for loved ones, and collections grew from there. Siam has a rich history in metal work and enameling techniques; Siam niello work has been quietly collected in aristocratic and royal circles for centuries.
Occasionally you may see fabulous colored Siam Silver, with blue, red and white enameling instead of more typical black niello work. Actual recipes for the niello used in Siam Silver were a guarded secret of the artisans, which may explain the difference in quality and lustre of the jewelry.
Great piece ~ Wonderful Condition!
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