A very high quality, all original sterling silver Victorian book chain bracelet that is an absolute beauty and effortlessly wearable.
The bracelet features a double band of round links which are decorated with round silver discs that have cut out star motifs. A row of silver beads on the top and bottom add to the lovely decoration. It fastens at the front with a beautiful engraved box clasp and it has a safety chain.
It is unusual to find this gorgeous Victorian chain design in a bracelet, we have seen it before but only used for necklaces.
The bracelet is nice and wide so perfect for wear as a beautiful antique signature piece when you want to create an impact, a rare must have for the antique jewelry lover and collector alike!
An interesting piece of jewellery trivia: Book Chains were very fashionable in Britain during the Victorian Aesthetic era 1860-1900, they were called book chains, not because of a certain type of chain link, but because Victorian ladies took them off and used them as placeholders in books whilst reading!
MATERIALS: sterling silver throughout, acid tested
MEASUREMENTS: end to end 7-1/2" (19cm) with a wearable length of about 7-1/4", width 1" (2.5cm), the silver beads are 5mm
WEIGHT: 30 grams
HALLMARKS: there is a date letter 'M' stamped near the clasp and we have acid tested to verify that it's sterling
DATE: circa 1870, Victorian
CONDITION: in very, very good condition with minimal signs of any real wear and just a little tarnish here and there and some very faint surface scratches. The silver beads are all present as are the star discs and the clasp in perfect working order, please see photos.
At Mercy Madge we offer a carefully curated collection of distinctive and unique jewellery. Each piece is hand selected with you in mind and we rarely come across two identical old treasures, once they are gone, they are truly gone!
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- Unless otherwise stated any antique boxes in our photos are for display only and are not included in purchase. However, do rest assured all pieces will arrive gift wrapped in our Mercy Madge custom made jewellery boxes.
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