Antique Indian Bracelet, Antique Indian Anklet, Gujarat or Rajasthan Bracelet, 223 Grams
This elegant and simple bracelet or anklet is heavy at 223 grams of high grade silver, and is dated from similar examples from the 1800's. The round bracelet looks like it came straight out of a modern jeweller's studio.
The hollow cast bracelet is made in two parts. It opens when the front screw is removed, allowing the part to open from the back hinge.
This bracelet is most likely from Gujarat or Rajasthan in northern India, and of a type favoured by Harijan and Koli women of the Saurashtra region, Gujarat, but also made and used in neighbouring Rajasthan.
The bracelet's plain panels have a wonderful patina consistent with its age.
The bracelet will suit a medium size wrist, but is quite heavy to wear. I have a 6cm diameter wrist and it fits very well.
The last listing photo is of a bracelet sold recently at auction - and dated as late 19th century. It has the same floral design around the rim used at that time.
Inside diameter: 6.5 cm (2 1/2")
Outside diameter: 10.5 cm (4 1/4")
Height of the bracelet at center front: 3.5 cm (1 2/8')
Weight: 223.2 Grams (7.870oz)
Tested for high grade silver 92.5% approx.