Vintage Iraqi Marsh Arab Silver and Niello Bracelet, 1947, Inscribed Inside
Vintage Iraqi Marsh Arab Silver and Niello Bracelet, 1947, Inscribed Inside Vintage Iraqi Marsh Arab Silver and Niello Bracelet, 1947, Inscribed Inside Vintage Iraqi Marsh Arab Silver and Niello Bracelet, 1947, Inscribed Inside Vintage Iraqi Marsh Arab Silver and Niello Bracelet, 1947, Inscribed Inside Vintage Iraqi Marsh Arab Silver and Niello Bracelet, 1947, Inscribed Inside Vintage Iraqi Marsh Arab Silver and Niello Bracelet, 1947, Inscribed Inside Vintage Iraqi Marsh Arab Silver and Niello Bracelet, 1947, Inscribed Inside

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Vintage Iraqi Marsh Arab Silver and Niello Bracelet, 1947, Inscribed Inside "A.G.C Snow White and Seven Dwarfs"

Ref: LA214525

£158

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Description

A fascinating sterling silver and niello bracelet, originating from the area around Iraq and dating to the 1940s.

Niello is a technique that dates back to the Roman period and uses a mixture of one or more metallic sulfides (silver, copper, and lead) to fill the surface of etched silver, producing a beautiful blue-black that contrasts with the silver background.

This bracelet was made by the marsh Arabs in the area around Iraq. The engravings are really beautifully detailed and depict life on the river with sailing boats (Balam), palm trees, a camel and rider, a mosque and other buildings. This is one of the best examples of this type of decoration I have seen.

The bracelet is engraved on the reverse with A.G.C 'Snow white and seven dwarfs' 1947. I have researched the possible origin of this and have found that an American bomber squadron named Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs after the artwork on the noses of the planes was active in the middle east during WWII. There was also a single plane known as Snow White and seven dwarfs within the Squadron. It is possible that the bracelet was bought during WWII and engraved later but I do not know how the date might relate to this however, so it may be down to the new owner to continue research.


Measurements

Width : 16 mm

Length : 180 mm

Declaration

Agatha Hamster Antiques has clarified that the Vintage Iraqi Marsh Arab Silver and Niello Bracelet, 1947, Inscribed Inside "A.G.C Snow White and Seven Dwarfs" (LA214525) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1943.

Condition

Excellent,very little evidence of any age wear and no damage to the niello or the surface of the silver. Unmarked, which is usual, but tested as sterling silver.

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