Vintage Middle East Silver and Niello Triple Coil Snake Bracelet


This is a beautiful vintage Middle East Silver and niello triple coil snake bracelet made by Mandean silversmiths in the 1940s or 50s from silver and decorated with niello. There is beautiful detailing on the head and tail as well as river pastorals with sail boats and the distinctive straw dwellings of the marsh Arabs all across the body of the snake.  This bracelet is unique in that it carries the name of its maker, very unusual for this type of bracelet. It is signed in Arabic "the work of Muhsen." The bracelet is in good vintage condition and looks lovely on.

  • Length head to tail is 43 cm (17").
  • Inner circumference is 18 cm (7 1/2")
  • Inner diameter is 6 cm (just under 2 1/4") but is adjustable.
  • Width is 8 mm (3/8") at widest.
  • Weight is 38.1 g.

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