Posted 5 years ago
Thanks for the help on this :)
The hallmarks are Egyptian, with the left hand mark indicating 800 silver purity, and the right-hand "M" mark indicating the year, in this case 1937-1938 - mystery solved with extensive googling and helpful comments from IVAN49. Editing to add that I found another Egyptian filigree bracelet with very clear marks - I've added a comment with the link and photos so you can see what the purity mark looks like.
This is a beautiful silver filigree bracelet. Each panel has a lapis lazuli cabochon, and all the panels are stamped with two marks on the edge. Some of them are stamped on the filigree wires rather than the wider edge so are almost impossible to make out. I've put a photo of the clearest mark. One looks like an M (or W if I have it upside down!).
I found this in a box of Indian jewellery so I thought it was from India too, but I've since found similar bracelets online that claim to be Egyptian, Turkish and Chinese.
There are 6 panels altogether with a push pin clasp - however it's very short (only just 6") and too small for me to wear which I'm a bit miffed about!
UPDATE - when I reported back to my Mum about this, it turns out that her uncle was in the RAF and out Egypt way a lot in the 20s and 30s, so he would have brought this back for one of his sisters (my grandma and great aunt). There are two more bracelets, one from 1939-40 and one unmarked. See link in comment 16.