India | Silver Bracelets from Gujarat. In ancient rural India, jewels possessed a dual purpose - not just to sparkle on the body but also to protect the wearer against foes and ill-fortune. Lined with silver (80%) spikes and glittering amber 'eyes', the adornments are strung on the original cotton cord | Circa Early 20th Century | 320£ each

India | Silver Bracelets from Gujarat. In ancient rural India, jewels possessed a dual purpose - not just to sparkle on the body but also to protect the wearer against foes and ill-fortune. Lined with silver (80%) spikes and glittering amber 'eyes', the adornments are strung on the original cotton cord | Circa Early 20th Century | 320£ each

India | Vintage silver bracelet ~ Bamadaliya Ponch ~ from Rajasthan.  Five old silver pieces are strung on cotton cord in the traditional way.

India | Vintage silver bracelet ~ Bamadaliya Ponch ~ from Rajasthan. Five old silver pieces are strung on cotton cord in the traditional way.

North India | Old silver flexible "Bazuband" armlet from Rajasthan. Good quality silver alloy | ca. early to mid 20th century | See similar example in the Ghysels collection " A World of Bracelets " by Anne van Cutsem, p. 203 and in " Traditional Jewelry of India ", by Oppi Untracht, p. 251. | 180$

North India | Old silver flexible "Bazuband" armlet from Rajasthan. Good quality silver alloy | ca. early to mid 20th century | See similar example in the Ghysels collection " A World of Bracelets " by Anne van Cutsem, p. 203 and in " Traditional Jewelry of India ", by Oppi Untracht, p. 251. | 180$

Old Gold "Bazuband" Inlaid with Diamonds and White Enamel on the Back with a Chain of Multiple Miniature Basra Pearls

Old Gold "Bazuband" Inlaid with Diamonds and White Enamel on the Back with a Chain of Multiple Miniature Basra Pearls

India | Bazuband / armband; gold, enamel, diamonds and ruby | 19th century | Est. £ 2'000 / 3'000 ~ (June '14)

India | Bazuband / armband; gold, enamel, diamonds and ruby | 19th century | Est. £ 2'000 / 3'000 ~ (June '14)

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