Hallmarked for 1892 this dainty antique Victorian silver engagement bracelet features double curb links and a heart shaped padlock clasp complete with a real key hole.
Known as "engagement" bracelets during the Victorian era these charming locking bracelets have been manufactured for well over 100 years and never gone out of style, remaining popular today.
Typically a curb chain, these romantic bracelets came in every size, from much smaller to much larger. They were often sold with a key attached to the padlock... "the engagement bracelet is locked on the arm by the happy gentleman, who keeps the key, and it is never taken off"
This is a lightweight bracelet with small oval double curb links, it terminates at each end in round links that have built in rings with the safety chain attached. The padlock is a lovely chubby heart shape and it has a ring on the side where the safety chain threads through. The padlock opens by depressing the little lever on the hasp and it clicks closed to fasten.
A fabulous little Victorian jewel with a fascinating history, perfect addition the your antique jewellery collection, timeless and classic! Please note the antique box is not included.
MATERIALS: Sterling silver, throughout.
MEASUREMENTS: 7-1/4" (18.5cm) length, 5mm wide, links 6x5mm, padlock 1" (2.3cm) tall, 5/8" (1.5cm) wide, safety chain 2-3/4" (7cm) long.
WEIGHT: 8.1 grams
HALLMARKS: padlock, 'lion passant' for sterling, 'anchor' for Birmingham, date letter 'S' for 1892, makers mark 'J.B's', chain not stamped
DATE: Victorian dated 1892
CONDITION: very, very good antique condition with signs of age and surface wear as expected and the padlock working as it should, please see the photos.
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