Silver Yemeni Hinged Bracelet
This is such a beauty. Made of silver sheet and overlaid by roping and filigree on top of which set applique florets nad diamond shaped elements all around. The bracelet is hinged and the closure is a pin mechanism that works well and is attached to the bracelet. There is a hook on the other side of the safety chain holding the pin so the pin may have at one time been connected to both sides with a chain. It is likely the work of Jewish Yemeni silversmith who settled in Israel after its creation in 1948.
The bracelet tests positive for high-grade silver except for the pin and its chain. It looks like it may have had gold gilding at one point. The silver has tarnished with age. Apart from that, it is in good vintage condition.
- The inner circumference is 18 cm (7").
- Width is 3.5 cm (1 3/8").
- Weight is 72 g.