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Crescent-shaped Silver Bangle
India, probably Gujarat
19th century

width across: 9.5cm, internal diameter: 5.6cm, weight: 82cm

This fine bracelet or bangle is of thick, hammered sheet silver with applied pearled and plaited silver wirework It has plain, hemi-spherical finals.

It is most probably from Gujarat and likely to date to the 19th century.

A similar example is illustrated in van Cutsem (2002, p. 205).

The silver is high-grade and has a fine patina. There is light dimpling associated with age and wear, but overall is in fine condition.

References:
van Cutsem, A., A World of Bracelets: Africa, Asia, Oceania, America, Skira, 2002.
Utracht, O.,
Traditional Jewelry of India, Thames & Hudson, 1997.

Provenance: UK art market

Inventory no.: 4769

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