Superb quality, as you would expect, this vintage Harrods of London hinged bangle is beautifully crafted in heavy gauge sterling silver and bears lovely clear hallmarks 1967.
The bangle is impressively wide and decorated on both the front and the back in an extraordinarily pretty Forget-Me-Not pattern. The bright cut engraved flower sprigs are set against a brushed silver background imparting an elegant shimmering frosty effect that just makes this whole piece sparkle!
The bangle is double walled with a gentle D-profile and crafted on the oval for comfort. It has an ridged push button hidden clasp and a silver safety chain adding to the lovely decoration. It is stamped on the inside 'Excalibur' for Excalibur Jewellery of Hatton Garden, London, a company that made jewellery exclusively for Harrods of London.
The bracelet is in wonderful vintage condition and beautifully polished with no dents or dings and the hinge and clasp in perfect working order closing with a solid snap. Please see the photos and excuse any discoloured areas which are reflections, it was very difficult to capture the true beauty of this piece!
Classically English these floral engraved cuff bracelets spoke of love, and they have been fashionable since Victorian and Edwardian times. They were a popular jewellery milestone gift for sweethearts and wives and were often personalized with engraved names, dates and sentiments on the inside. Fabulous to find one hailing from the prestigious Harrods store too!
MATERIALS: sterling silver
HALLMARKS: stamped 'Excalibur', 'Sterling Silver, Made in England' and 'H.S.Ltd.' for Harrods Ltd. Also stamped 'lion passant' for sterling, 'anchor' for Birmingham, date letter 'S' for 1967 in 2 places. It is also stamped '6' (possibly the size) on the hinge.
MEASUREMENTS: the bracelet measures a full 1" (2.5cm) wide and 7-1/2" (19.5cm) around the inside
WEIGHT: heavy at 51 grams!
DATE: mid century, dated 1967
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Materials: Sterling Silver, 51 Grams.