Antique Sri Lanka Bracelet, Anklet or Armlet, Taviz, 64.4 Grams, 23cm (9″)
The jewellery of Sri Lanka constitutes a distinctive subgroup within the context of Indian ornamentation.
This is a bracelet, anklet or armlet of circa 19th century - very rare - with five silver taviz prayer box pendants and six high grade silver hollow fluted bicone beads alternatively strung on a fine silver chain with a S hook for closing.
The granulation work and filigree is of an exceptionally high standard and each taviz being decorated differently.
I have dated the bracelet from another fine necklace example in The National Museum of Scotland - as this is the only example of this type of Sri Lankan Taviz prayer box I have seen. Refer the last listing photo.
It is quite loose on the the wrist,
Length: Silver Taviz Beads: 3.7 cm (1 1/2")
Length: Silver Bicone Beads: 1.7 cm (5/8")
Bracelet Length: 23 cm (9")
Weight: 64. 4 Grams (2.27oz.)
Tested for High Grade Silver