Vintage Tunisian Silver Bracelet Hadida from Djerba

$315.00

A beautiful and rare hadida silver bracelet from Djerba in Tunisia with a fine gold gilt and colored glass cabochons. Uncharacteristically, this bracelet has no enamel.  The hinged bracelet has 4 "moor's head" assay marks near the pin closure, so the bracelet is from the first half of the twentieth century, since the moor head assay mark for 800 silver was used 1905-1942.  It has lovely filigree and granulation and is in excellent vintage condition.  You can see similar bracelets in Anne Van Cutsem's book A world of Bracelets.

  • Inner circumference is 18.5 cm (7 1/4").
  • Inner diameter is 6 cm (2 1/4").
  • Width is 3.8 (1 1/2"). 
  • Weight is 69.5 g

Djerba is an island off the coast of Tunisia where legend has it Odysseus was stranded with the Lotus eaters on his voyage through the Mediterranean sea. It has had a significant Jewish population for 2500 years.

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