Antique Silver Enamelled Bracelet from Kabylie, Algeria (Rare)
A rare large traditional antique bracelet embellished with genuine coral cabochons from the Beni Yenni tribe of Kabylie, Northern Algeria. Artisans from this region are renowned for their expertise in enamel work, using green, yellow and blue enamel as decoration. This bracelet has a lovely patina. Some of the coral has been replaced at some point in its lifetime. The pin closure has a safety chain and is covered by an ornate enamel plate. A stunning item of jewellery in good condition for its age.
Early 20th century
Silver, enamel & coral cabochons
5.7 cm (inner dia.) x 17.9 cm (inner circ.) x 6.8 cm (band width)
Borel, F. (1994). The Splendour of Ethnic Jewelry. London: Thames and Hudson, p 52.