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Need help identifying a piece


#1

I bought my significant other an Etruscan revival silver bracelet
for her birthday. I know she’ll love it either way, but I was hoping
to pin down a time frame and specific origin for the piece because
she is an antique jewelry nut.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Cheers.


#2

This piece looks too coarse to be an Etruscan Revival. The Germans
use a lot of 800 Silver but the work appears perhaps Thai or
Balinesian.

Perhaps with a nod to Etruscan style. Just my and my antique-jewelry
nut friend’s very humble opinion. The Intaglio mark on the back looks
1920’s.

Good luck with your identity job.

Mary


#3

Hi Nick,

I bought my significant other an Etruscan revival silver bracelet
for her birthday.

It’s not Etruscan revival. it’s standard filigree. Etruscans used
INFINITELY smaller balls and wires and joined them to the base by
granulation. They worked in electrum, which is a naturally occurring
alloy of gold and silver (~40%/60%), with trace amounts of copper
and other metals.

The picture you have is basic filigree in low-grade silver (800),
probably from central Asia (Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan,
Afghanistan, etc.) The wires and balls are joined to the base with
powdered solder. Work like this is still being done today in many
countries. It will be interesting if some Orchidian has some info
regarding the jeweler’s stamp…:-)…!

Janet in Jerusalem