Hailing from the Victorian Aesthetic era in Britain this wide sterling silver cuff bracelet is beautifully decorated on the front with engraved grasses and applied birds and butterflies in yellow and rose gold. A row of silver beads accents the top and the bottom at the front and the back is left plain with a high polish.
An absolute classic of the era and high quality the bracelet is solidly constructed on the oval with rolled edges for comfort. It is hinged at the side to open it and it has a hidden shovel clasp with a push button to fasten it.
An absolutely beautiful all original antique English silver bracelet bursting with Victorian sentiment and romantic symbolism! The birds are swallows which represented everlasting love and loyalty to the Victorians because they mate for life and the butterfly means "I am settled" These bracelets made for popular sweetheart gifts in Victorian times.
MATERIALS: acid tested sterling silver, 9ct rose & yellow gold
ERA: Victorian, Aesthetic, circa 1870
MEASUREMENTS: 1" wide (2.5cm), inner circumference 7" (18cm)
WEIGHT: 25 grams
HALLMARKS: none visible
CONDITION: very, very good condition with general surface wear as expected in an antique piece, the scratches you see in the macro close-up photos aren't visible to the naked eye. The engraving is still lovely and crisp and the clasp is in perfect working order. There are minor dents in the back of the bracelet and signs of an old silver soldered repair to the rolled edge on the inside (which isn't visible on the outside) and there has been a stamped hallmark where the repair is but it is unreadable now.
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