Hailing from England this beautifully engraved antique sterling silver bracelet bears full hallmarks for 1881 and is decorated with ivy across the front with the back silky smooth with a bright polish.
A hinged cuff and very wide the bracelet is solidly constructed (not thin and tinny) with rolled edges for comfort. Beautiful quality and crafted on the oval it has a hidden shovel clasp with decorative scalloped bars on the inside and a sturdy hinge.
To the Victorians the clinging ivy represented fidelity and eternity and these charmingly decorated bracelets were often gifted to fiance and brides. An absolutely beautiful all original antique English silver bracelet bursting with Victorian sentiment and romantic symbolism!
The circumference measures 7" (18.5cm) and it will fit up to a 6 1/2" wrist size.
MATERIALS: Sterling silver. tested
ERA: Victorian, dated 1881
MEASUREMENTS: Measures 1-38" (3.5cm) wide and is best suited to a slim wrist roughly up to 6-1/2". The inner circumference is 7" (18.5cm), inner diameter 2-1/4" side to side and 2" front to back.
WEIGHT: 35.7 grams.
HALLMARKS: stamped front and back, 'lion passant' for sterling, 'anchor' for Birmingham, gothic 'g' for 1881 and makers mark 'JW'
CONDITION: Excellent antique condition with no dents or dings, any dark marks are camera shadow. As to be expected from a piece of jewelry this age there are minor surface scratches. The clasp is in good working order, it closes securely with a firm click and stays tightly closed . The hinge is strong and stable with no signs of any undue wear and tear and no slipping.
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