Antique Silver Uzbek Cuff Bracelet
A central Asian beauty with a lot of age to it. This beautiful Uzbek cuff is made of high-grade silver and dates back to the late 19th century or early 20th century. It is an open cuff with stylized snake head finials. The snake is thought to be a protective symbol and a symbol associated with women's fertility. Also, Anne van Cutsem mentions in her book, A World of Bracelets, that they are worn because it is believed that if a snake sees itself reflected, it will run away. There are examples of just this type of bracelet in A World of Bracelets. It is in fine condition with some scratches commensurate with age and a silky patina.
- Length of bracelet is 14 cm or 5 1/2 inches.
- The gap is 2.5 cm or 1 inch.
- Inner circumference is 16.5 cm or 6 1/2 inches.
- Inner diameter is 2.8, just over 2 1/4"
- Width is 2 cm or 3/4 inches at its middle.
- Weight is 80.1 grams.