Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Russian Niello Snake Cuff Bracelet
Age Circa : Art Deco C. Markings : Unmarked, Tested, Guaranteed. Country of Origin : Russia. Gram Weight : 15.0 Grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color. Accent Stone Measurements/Color. Item Measurements : The bangle has an inside circumference of 7.0″ and a diameter of 2.6″. The bangle is 7.24 mm in width and tapers to 3.61 mm. Closure/Clasp Type : No clasp, the bracelet is meant to slip over the wrist through the opening. Notable Features : This sterling silver bracelet was handmade in Russia during the Art Deco era. The cuff has a circumference of 7.0″ and a diameter of 2.6″. The piece showcases a snake design with black Niello enamel. The snake will wrap approximately 1.5 times around your wrist. The enamel features both a snakeskin pattern as well as a mountain and ocean landscape. This cuff would make an excellent accent piece on its own, or can be stacked with other bracelets. Don’t miss your chance to own this stunning and unique piece of history! Damage : Age appropriate wear. This listing is for the item only. The Art Deco era is famous for being the “Gatsby” or “Roaring Twenties” era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Niello is a method of enameling that uses a durable, powdered metal-sulfur alloy used to create a high contrast surface decoration. Powdered niello is inlaid on engraved or etched metal, usually silver, and heated until it melts to fill the engraved lines. As it cools, it blackens and fuses to the metal. The piece is then polished, revealing lines of black etched into the bright silver. This process was popularized in Russia during the Victorian and Art Nouveau era, and adapted by the Thai. In Thai jewelry, the process was reversed; the background of the piece was carved down to create a high relief design, and niello inlay was used to fill in the background. The earliest examples of niello enameling were found on bronze daggers in Greece, circa 1550BC. Please take this into consideration before. The item “Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Russian Niello Snake Cuff Bracelet” is in sale since Saturday, May 5, 2018. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Bracelets”. The seller is “abeautifultimeco” and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: Cuff
- Metal: Sterling Silver
- Metal Purity: .925
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Russian Federation
- Ethnic Origin: Russian