Vintage 1940s / 1950s Siam Silver Nielloware Bracelet

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Vintage 1940s Nielloware silver bracelet from Siam (Thailand). The bracelet features dancing figures set in sterling silver on Niello, The dancing figures are from Buddist and Hindu tales.

 

On the back of the bracelet it is marked 'Sterling', 'Made in Siam'. The bracelet secure with a push box clasp.

 

This special type of black colouring technique dates back 3000 years, it is unknown where this technique originated from but it was used in Egypt, Cyprus, Syria and Thailand. Niello is a metal alloy usually a mixture of silver, copper, lead and sulfur. Highly trained artisan carve out the metal so it has a raised border and character, the hollow area is filled with the niello compound and heated.

 

Siam sterling silver jewellery was manufactured from the 1930s to the 1980s. In 1939 Siam officially changed its name to Thailand and it was changed back to Siam in 1945 and once again back to Thailand in 1949.

 

ERA

Vintage, 1940s / 1950s

 

HALLMARKS

Sterling, Made in Siam

 

MEASUREMENTS

The bracelet measures 17cm / 6.6" in length and 3cm / 1.1" in height.

 

CONDITION

The bracelet is in excellent vintage condition.

 

SKU

2155

Vintage 1940s Nielloware silver bracelet from Siam (Thailand). The bracelet features dancing figures set in sterling silver on Niello, The dancing figures are from Buddist and Hindu tales.

 

On the back of the bracelet it is marked 'Sterling', 'Made in Siam'. The bracelet secure with a push box clasp.

 

This special type of black colouring technique dates back 3000 years, it is unknown where this technique originated from but it was used in Egypt, Cyprus, Syria and Thailand. Niello is a metal alloy usually a mixture of silver, copper, lead and sulfur. Highly trained artisan carve out the metal so it has a raised border and character, the hollow area is filled with the niello compound and heated.

 

Siam sterling silver jewellery was manufactured from the 1930s to the 1980s. In 1939 Siam officially changed its name to Thailand and it was changed back to Siam in 1945 and once again back to Thailand in 1949.

 

ERA

Vintage, 1940s / 1950s

 

HALLMARKS

Sterling, Made in Siam

 

MEASUREMENTS

The bracelet measures 17cm / 6.6" in length and 3cm / 1.1" in height.

 

CONDITION

The bracelet is in excellent vintage condition.

 

SKU

2155

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Ring Size Guide
UK US EUROPE Diameter (mm)
Size J 5 49 15.6mm
Size K 5 1/2 50 16.0mm
Size L 6 51 16.4mm
Size M 6 1/2 53 16.8mm
Size N 7 54 17.2mm
Size O 7 1/2 55 17.6mm
Size P 8 56 18.0mm
 
Bracelet Size Guide
WOMEN LENGTH
Petite 7"/ 17.7cm
Medium 7.5" / 19cm
Large 8.5" / 21.5cm
Extra Large 9" / 22.8
 
Necklace Length Guide
14" Necklace - fits just around then like a chocker.
16" Necklace - will fall around the base of the neck similar to a collar. The fall of the necklace will depend on the individual size of the wearers neck.
18" Necklace - will fall below the throat at the collarbone.
20" Necklace - will fall a few inches below the collar bone, this length is perfect for a lower neckline.
22" Necklace - will fall below a standard neckline.
24" Necklace - will fall below a standard neckline..
36" Necklace - will fall bellow the bust.

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