Vintage Tunisian Silver Bracelet Hadida from Djerba
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.