A beautiful sterling silver antique Victorian cuff bracelet with exceptionally good engraving.
The bracelet is a bangle style and very wide. It is worn close fitting and it is on the petite side so will only fit a small wrist measuring up to 6-1/2" /16cm (or less if you wanted to wear it a little looser).
The bracelet is crafted on the oval in heavy gauge silver with rolled edges at the top and bottom to give it added strength. It is superbly engraved on the front in a gorgeous pattern with English roses, vines of ivy and fern flourishes. It has a hinge at one side and a hidden shovel clasp with a push button on the other.
To the Victorians the clinging ivy represented loyalty and eternity, the rose, the universal flower of love, and the fern affectionate attachment, these charming sentimentally engraved bracelets were often gifted to fiancés and brides. Victorian jewelry is so romantic and full of symbolism!
A fabulously decorative antique gem, a gorgeous piece to add to your collection!
MATERIALS: sterling silver, acid tested
MEASUREMENTS: measures 1-3/8" wide (3.5cm). It has an inside circumference of 16.5" (16cm). The interior measures 2-1/8" (5.5cm) from hinge to clasp and 1-3/4" (4.5cm) from front to back.
HALLMARKS: none, acid tested and verified 925 sterling silver
WEIGHT: 32.8 grams
DATE: circa 1880, Victorian
CONDITION: In very, very good condition showing light surface scratches and a the odd minor ding as expected in an antique bracelet of this type. Please see the photos, the photos are taken in extreme close-up so the surface scratches aren't nearly as visible to the eye and please excuse any odd reflections the bracelet is highly reflective. The push button clasp is in good order and fastens securely with a satisfying snap.
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Materials: Sterling silver.