AUD $200.00
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Kazak, Broad Cuff

Sorry this cuff is no longer available, however there may be a similar one available soon.

A broad lightly gilt silver Kazak cuff.
With applied filigree squiggles and stamped borders, bands of watery faded gilding and a raised oval central dome with diamonds of_"false granulation"._
The heavily toothed gap is currently 22 mm, but is adjustable, with care.
I’d carefully adjust it to fit once then enter and exit it with out more than a slight stretch.
(Inserting the finger and thumb, stretching slightly then entering at the narowest point on the wrist.
That’s just above that knob of bone, don’t go chewing your way through where all the tendons are!
Once again with out pressure, using a fluttering action.)

Minimise any attempt to open or close, when putting onto the wrist or during removal. Turning your wrist and wrapping your other hand around the metal. Leaving the gap uncovered, and repeatedly applying slight pressure, will tighten it once on.
The applied energy escapes out the gap, rather than into the metal.
It’s most at risk during careless removal.

Repeated adjustment/pressure will cause a weak spot, which will eventually and inevitably break.

This piece and it’s pair KC104 are fairly contemporary, made possibly by refugee silversmiths in Northern Afghanistan.
However, please note, by purchasing these more modern pieces, we encourage silversmiths to continue using traditional styles and techniques.
Techniques that may otherwise be lost or replaced by tasteless Modern styles, or even cheap looking mass produced gold.

Whilst not Sterling Silver, it will respond well to judicious polishing with a dry “Silver Polishing Cloth”.
It has a fair patina in the recesses and will only improve with wear and polishing.
A couple of small dents in the silver add to it’s charm.

Age: Contemporary

Size: Wrist L 58 mm x D 48 mm x thickness 63 mm

Weight: 40 grams