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Lot with 2 antique ethnic bronze bracelets - Africa - late 19th/early 20th century

Lot reference 19358113
Lot with 2 antique ethnic bronze bracelets - Africa - late 19th/early 20th century

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Current bid $128
Next minimum bid $140
Location: Netherlands
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
Shipping to United States: $33.75
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$128 Bidder 3759
17-07-2018 18:29:27
$116 Bidder 1122
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$46 Bidder 1122
16-07-2018 15:00:40
$40 Bidder 4704
16-07-2018 15:00:40

In very good condition

2 antique ethnic bronze bracelets.
A primitive currency.
Original tribal bracelet made of bronze.
With beautifully detailed engravings.
These bracelets were used as currency for barter, or as decorative items of jewellery.
The bronze has acquired a beautiful patina.

Bracelet size is 7.5 x 6.5 x 2 cm. Weighs 195 grams
Bracelet size is 9.5 x 7.5 x 3 cm. Weight is 567 grams

These bronze bracelets were made in West Africa and were used for barter trade or as items of jewellery. These are locally produced bracelets. Since the 16th century Europeans bartered with Africa. They bought gold and paid for it with things like these bronze bracelets. A part of these bracelets was remelted by the local population for making art objects and jewellery. These handmade bracelets are unique. No two bracelets are the same. They are made of bronze. These bracelets were still used for barter in 1948. In that year they were taken out of circulation by the colonial powers, and were remelted and replaced by modern currencies.

This item will be shipped well-packaged and by registered post.

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United States $33.75
Austria $26.76
Belgium $26.76
Denmark $26.76
France $26.76
Germany $26.76
Italy $26.76
Luxembourg $26.76
Netherlands $11.60
Spain $26.76
Sweden $26.76
United Kingdom $26.76
Rest of Europe $27.40
Anywhere else $33.75

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