A Fine Pair of Tibetan Gold and Silver Inlaid Iron Armlets

A Fine Pair of Tibetan Gold and Silver Inlaid Iron Armlets

1700 to 1900 Tibet

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A Fine Pair of Tibetan Gold and Silver Inlaid Steel Armlets in the form of coiled snakes
18th – Early 19th Century

Size : 8 cm dia. – 3¼ ins dia
Provenance : Ex London Private collection
In Tibet, jewellery has long been a characteristic feature of costume. Sir Charles Bell reported that Tibetan ‘….. ladies of good position’ were known as ‘Gyen Sang Ma’ or ‘….. she with good ornaments’.
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Iron Gold and Silver
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