AUD $220.00
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Tekke Turkoman, Single Row Carnelian Cuff.

Sorry, this Tekke Cuff is no longer available, however we may still have its partner or some similar ones.

Classic Tekke Turkoman Gilt Silver, Single row Carnelian Cuff.

With 2 raised plain silver reinforcing bands, containing 3 flat carnelian ovals, surrounded by “birdlike” scrolls, inscribed into the “fire gilt” silver.

It’s a band 28 mm wide on the wrist.

What looks like heavy, solid silver is actually hollow, filled with a reinforcing resin.
There is consequently no bending to fit!

A fairly patinated piece, with sections of the “fire gilt” worn away, creating a fine balance to the decorations.
The edges of the silver settings on the stones have worn through, possibly done in the replacement of a lost stone (?) although these seem to be uniformly slightly scratched.

The gaps between the three plain silver points on each side taper from 31 mm to 29 mm apart.

One of the reference books, possibly “World of Bracelets”, said that single row cuffs were not favoured by the Tekke Turkoman themselves, but were made for the West.

Well this one, bought over there, has some age to it, a previous owner has worn it and is easier for us to wear than a multi row one.

In fact it’s very comfortable and comparitively understated, as such it is more versatile to wear.

In excellent condition, so DON’T try to Adjust! (see also its partner TC 206, in last image)

Try gently wriggling a limp, or relaxed wrist (open hand, loose fingers) into the gap slowly wobbling or rolling the hand from side to rather than pushing.
Do it just behind that knobbly bone, on your lower fore arm, where you only have two bones to negotiate,
not lower where all your tendons are!.
Any force, tension or pushing tightens your tendons.
Just look at the difference on your tendons, as you open and close your fingers.

Age: Mid/Late 20th century.

Size: L 58 mm x W 45 mm (internal/wrist) L 68 mm x W 28 mm (external measure.)

Weight: 92 grams