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SOLD Sterling Pervian + Enamel Storyteller Bracelet

Peruvian Vintage Jewellery
1950's

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$189.00

Spectacular hand carved sterling silver bracelet. Made in Peru, circa 1940's-1950's this lovely little sterling vintage bracelet has eight panels depicting the pre-columbian Peruvian deities in intricate detail with a fine aztec pattern border and black and white enamel inlay. Hand wrought links and simple tab clasp (closes properly with a crisp click) this is an elegant bracelet at 2.1cm wide, this one has a very nice, fine design, carved with meticulous care.

Item Details

Size

Wearable length 20.5cm x 2.1cm

Weight

32 Grams

Hallmark

PERU 925 RJ

Materials

Enamel, Sterling Silver

Condition Report

Spectacular vintage condition. Shows mild wear commensurate with age, no dings, will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste. I can see some very minor variations in the white enamel, under magnification only and only on two links. Has a handcrafted look to it - amazing vintage bracelet.

About this Piece

Sterling Silver

Sterling is an alloy of silver containing at least 92.5% pure silver (925 parts of 1000 thus the 925 stamp), the remainder is made up of a mix of metals (most commonly copper) used to make the metal workable. Pure silver is generally considered too soft to work with, although you can find silver jewellery at 950 or 980, even the occasional 99.9% fine silver, which can be work-hardened to increase durability.

Niello

The art or process of ornamenting metal surfaces, with any of several black metallic alloys. It is detailed process of first engraving the silver design, carving out the background areas of silver, and then filling them with an alloy of sulfur mixed with copper silver or lead. The piece is then baked at a high temperature, and afterwards it is smoothed and polished - then finally, re-engraving of the silver. The result is a dramatic finish.