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    Posted 5 years ago

    julius0019
    (24 items)

    I am unsure about this one. I was informed that this bracelet was a Turkish/Jordanian Ceremonial piece to be late 1700s to early 1800s. Came from an estate of a woman whom did dental work for people in Jordan. It is huge, at 271 grams and 2 1/2" wide, yet is only about 7" interior circumference. So large and heavy for such a small wrist. I guess it may have been used for wedding adornment, as women in that culture wedded at an early age, thus the small size. It is unmarked but tests at least 90% silver on acid and spectrometer.
    I have attempted to find another example, but have only seen items that are early 20th century from India that look similar to this. It is double hinged and will open in half with both pins pulled.
    I am hoping that I may get some confirmation of what it is that I now own. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Comments

    1. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      Dowry bracelet? Possibly!
    2. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      Yep - I'll bet a dowry bracelet. Look up tribal wedding (or dowry) bracelet. Try Palestinian Habbiyat Bracelet too.
    3. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      I doubt you will find an EXACT match. These were mostly one of a kind. You can add the 18th & 19th century to your Google enquiry, too.
    4. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      Do image searches - it's much easier.
    5. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      This is quite an impressive piece of silver. It's possible it was made somewhere in Eurasia. Here are two from Jordan that look very much like yours.

      http://www.ubbcentral.com/store/item/1700s-set-of-ceremonial-bracelets-sterling-silver-jordanianmiddle-eastern-527g_151979975856.html
    6. julius0019, 5 years ago
      Thank you Celiene! What a fine person you are to help me unconditionally!!!
    7. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Well, I see that I have put up the link to your own bracelet..... :-)))))
    8. julius0019, 5 years ago
      Thank you Efesgirl! That is it, but I didn't buy the ones shown. I am concerned that the history of the piece may be untrue. I hope I didn't buy a mass produced new item...
    9. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      I did an image search and also searches under:
      Ottoman antique ceremonial silver bracelet
      Jordanian antique ceremonial silver bracelet

      The Jordanian search led me to the eBay link. I didn't find any others that resembled yours, only chunky bracelets made for ceremonial use.
    10. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Even if this is mass produced - it is fabulous! I'm joking - it can't be mass produced but it might not be as old as 1700's or 1800's.
    11. julius0019, 5 years ago
      Thank you Valentino. I did find out that this was the same seller and all three of these bracelets were traded with other items for dental dental work performed in Jordan. I am relieved...
    12. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Makes me think off antique or vintage Kuchi cuff. It's hard to tell age on pieces like this as they might still stick to old traditional tools and methods (which is great by the way), so sometimes they look older than they are. In any cases very special!

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