Genuine Antique C19th Century Silver Slave's Bangle

£650.00

In stock

Description

This is one of two silver slave’s bangles very likely from West Africa. There are slight variations to the design on each one and are being sold separately.

They are very heavy and this one weighs in at 301.2 grams.

It opens by removing the pin at the top of the bangle which fits very snugly.

Wearable by either men or women if pushed up the arm unless you have quite a wide wrist in which case it would sit well on the wrist. The approximate dimensions are 18cm internal dia x 35cm external dia x 5cm wide at front x 3cm wide at back x 2.5cm thick. Please note that these are close but not precise measurements.

There is very little history available about these bangles/bracelets but from what I have researched, they were given to slaves by their owners as a form of identification/ownership. It makes sense that the wealthier the owner or more prized the slave, the better quality material would be used. In this case, silver would indicate status.

A rare and wonderful item for collectors of silver or tribal objects or somebody wanting to wear something altogether different!

Posted by Special Delivery, cost £6.70 within the UK.

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