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    Hello all
    Hereís another piece in my motherís box. I know that they were bought from either Persia or India in late 50s or 60s.
    Obviously it is a bracelet, but has anyone seen something similar?
    Any Middle Eastern expert out there who can provide more info?
    Thanks for any input,
    Jaye
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    The bracelet is beautiful. Can you get closeups on the various plaques?

    My auntie in England once brought my Mom a hostess gift of a large spiral shell. The spiral was painted with a continuous scene that went round and round the shell. It was gorgeous. I don't know what happened to it.

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    BWeaves,
    It’s night time here in Bkk. I wil try to get better photos in daylight. They are so small and delicate, much like Mughal miniatures.
    Would really love to know more about them. I never saw my mother wearing them.

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    That would be so interesting to see these pictures more closely... Even looking at the first view you are showing, this bracelet seems really to be a great piece of persian miniature art!

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    Here are more close ups.
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    Jaye, How extraordinary and amazing! Wish I had some info to offer. What a treasure!
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    You have something very special.

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    Indeed, the detail is incredible!

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    I wonder if each frame tells a story. Very neat piece you have there!

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    OMG, it's amazing. Such detail.

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    Marvellous piece of art, and maybe very ancient!

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    We are lucky that you shared such a delightful piece with us. Thank you.
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    Thank you everyone for your kind words. i'm sure my mother would have loved that you appreciate the beauty of this bracelet.
    When i'm back in DC, i will take it to the Sackler Museum and see if i can get more info.

    THANK YOU ALL AGAIN,
    Jaye

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    thank you for sharing your treasure, a true work of art

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaye View Post
    Hello all
    Hereís another piece in my motherís box. I know that they were bought from either Persia or India in late 50s or 60s.
    Obviously it is a bracelet, but has anyone seen something similar?
    Any Middle Eastern expert out there who can provide more info?
    Thanks for any input,
    Jaye
    Oh goodness, I've seen several similar pieces recently, but they weren't on MOP, they were made of blue morpho butterfly wings that had been carefully used to make pictures. I believe, but not 100% sure, that it was an early 1900s trend, and the pictures depict traditional middle-eastern stories and legends. That is absolutely gorgeous. Persian story bracelets/jewelry, I think, is what they are generally referred to. Sadly, I've been outbid on all the lovely examples I've seen.