Pair of vintage silver enamelled bracelets from Kabylie, northern Algeria
A pair of traditional hinged vintage bracelets embellished with granulation and genuine coral cabochons (seven on each bracelet) 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. Each bracelet has a pin closure which is covered by an ornate enamel plate. Exquisite work. In very good condition.
Early 20th century
Silver, enamel & coral
6.3 cm (inner dia.) x 19.5 cm (inner circ.) x 3.0 cm (band width)
84.5 g & 83.8 g
Borel, F. (1994). The Splendour of Ethnic Jewelry. London: Thames and Hudson, p 52.