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An antique sterling silver bracelet of twisted multiple strands of medium gage silver wires. This type was made by Eastern United States and some Eastern Canadian Native American tribes into the mid 19th century. They are very collectible and rare and do not appear very often in the market. The last time I personally had seen any for sale, was in '06 on Ebay. This bracelet was purchased about four years ago from an estate collection in the Midwest. We have a total of six in various weights and sizes that we are now offering for sale in this Etsy Shop.

It is difficult to count the strands, but it may be at least three or more. The "acorn" shaped end piece or terminus was used to cap the pieces during and after assembly. The Eastern Woodlands silver work differs from that of Western and Southwestern tribes and is therefore unique amongst Native American silverworks. The Eastern Tribes had developed a method of blowpipe and candle flame in a shallow bench well to melt and alloy their silver ingots and sheets for working and drawing into wires and other shapes.

This particular bracelet is the mid weight of the collection. It is 4mm in diameter and weighs 20.6 grams. The gap can be widened or narrowed somewhat to put on adjust to the wearer's size, but the construction of this bracelet makes it much more rigd than the braided one and therefore the range of adjustment is much smaller, ~ 1/2" ether way and then it becomes more diffcult to keep its original conformation. Inner diameter is 2-3/8" x 2-1/8". Inner circumference is 6-3/4" with a presently, at rest 1/2" gap.

Antique 19th Century Eastern Woodlands Native Amercan Acorn Terminals Sterling Silver Twisted Wire Cuff Bracelet UNISEX

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Material: sterling silver
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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