Ornament Magazine

VOL37.1 2014

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rattan, bamboo, coral, and more VINTAGE RATTAN BANGLES WITH DIE-STRUCK OR BRAIDED/KNOTTED WIRE, of excellent crafting, as seen by how crisp are the details of the diework and the wirework, which may be copper wire gilded with silver. CLOSEUPS OF DIE-STRUCK DECORATIONS on rattan bangles, one of which has had the background enameled in turquoise, partly worn off. Note the crispness of the die-strikes, except where worn. RATTAN BANGLES WITH ENAMELED SILVER TUBING, latter with auspicious characters or floral motifs. Such bangles range from 7.3 to 9.0 centimeter diameters. There is often a carved knot on the rattan portion, usually doubled. ENAMEL USE on rattan and all silver metal bangles, either monochrome or polychrome enamels. Note carved rattan. This page courtesy Leekan Designs. 17 ORNAMENT 37.1.2013 VINTAGE RATTAN BANGLES, all of doubled rattan canes, with metal elements, some with auspicious symbols like bats and butterflies. VINTAGE RATTAN BANGLES OF THREE SIZES, two with same motifs on the silver portion. Range of sizes suggests these were worn by people of different ages.

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