Pair of vintage silver enamelled bracelets from Kabylie, northern Algeria

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A pair of traditional hinged vintage bracelets embellished with granulation and genuine coral cabochons (seven on each bracelet) from the Beni Yenni tribe. Artisans from this region are renowned for their expertise in enamel work, using green, yellow and blue enamel as decoration. Each bracelet has a pin closure which is covered by an ornate enamel plate. Exquisite work.

Date:

Early 20th century

Material:

Silver, enamel & coral

Dimensions:

6.3 cm (inner dia.) x 19.5 cm (inner circ.) x 3.0 cm (band width)

Weight:

84.5 g & 83.8 g

Ref:

BRA-207

References:

Borel, F. (1994). The Splendour of Ethnic Jewelry. London: Thames and Hudson, p 52.


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