Vintage Hand Painted Bone Panel Bracelet
Vintage Mother of Pearl Hand Painted Link Bracelet from the Middle East from the 1940's. It has 8 individual ox bone panels, all rectangular in shape and encased in silver plated metal frames attached to each other through a barrel hinge. The painting was done in the lacquer style handed down from the Safavid and Qajar periods in Persia. Each panel is a miniature painting drawn under a magnifying glass using one or two brush hairs on the bone panels. The panels are painted in vivacious colors with hues of blue and red. They depict birds and flowers.
The bracelet closes with a push in box clasp that is original and in perfect working order. The bracelet is signed on the back.
- Length 18.5 cm (7 1/4").
- Width is 2.5 cm (1").
- Weight is 62 g.