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Sotheby’s is auctioning this marvellous bracelet from Cameroon. “In the grasslands, ivory bracelets were worn by members of the nobility in pageants. Here, the elegance of the shape is accentuated by the fullness of the button and the red-brown shades of patina.” Sale date: 11 December 2013

Africa | Three heavily patina'd or dyed African ivory bracelets. Possibly originated in Cameroon. | © Linda Pastorino

Africa | Bracelet from Cameroon | Ivory with amber patina, brass | Est. 900 - 1800€

Cloisonne bracelet with Ming Jade. Late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), China

Africa | Bracelet from the Ibo people of Nigeria | Ivory; with reddish brown patina | 1,680€ ~ Sold (Sept '07)

Philippines ~ Mindanao | Silver with gilt and glass cabochon bracelet from the Maranao people | Early 20th century | POR

Africa | 'King Manilla' copper currency bracelet from West Africa, most probably Nigeria | 20th century

Indonesia ~ Sumatra | Woman's bracelet from the Minangkabau people | Wood, gold leaf, metal and paint | 19th to early 20th century

Indonesia ~ Sumatra | Bracelet from the Toba Batak people | Brass and copper | 19th to early 20th century

Ethiopian cuff