A fine quality antique 9ct gold curb chain bracelet with a fairly large heart padlock clasp complete with keyhole. Hallmarked for London 1906, so hailing from the Edwardian era, this English bracelet is a subtle rosy gold, a lovely colour often seen in antique gold jewellery.
This is a dainty elegant bracelet (not thick and chunky) and every link is stamped '9-375' as is the padlock on the front, back and hasp (extensive hallmarking is always a sign of a high quality). No key is required to open the padlock, it has a lever at the top that pushes in to open the hasp and it clicks back into position to securely close it.
The bracelet is in top notch condition with only the lightest of wear (any dark marks are shadow). A lovely quality, classic piece of jewellery that never goes out of style and you will wear forever. Perfect for layering with your wrist mess or wearing alone as an elegant signature piece.
During the sentimental Victorian and Edwardian era these romantic bracelets were often given to a sweetheart and they became a popular and enduring engagement gift. They were sometimes even sold with a key attached to the padlock and the advertising proclaimed "the engagement bracelet is locked on the arm by the happy gentleman, who keeps the key, and it is never taken off"
MATERIALS: 9ct gold throughout
MEASUREMENTS: 7-1/2" (19cm) length, 9x5.5mm and 1.5mm thick. The heart clasp measures 1" (2.5cm) tall and 5/8" (1.6cm) wide, the safety chain 2-1/2" (60mm)
WEIGHT: 12.7 grams
HALLMARKS: stamped '9-375' on all curb links and end rings, stamped '9-375' on padlock back and hasp along with 'leopards head' for London, date letter lowercase 'L' for 1906
DATE: Edwardian, circa 1910, dated 1906
CONDITION: in excellent antique condition with minimal wear and the padlock in perfect working order. Please note the antique bracelet case is not included with the purchase.
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