This fabulous and very collectible English silver belt bangle by Joseph Smith bears full Chester hallmarks for 1946. It is a real treat to see silver from Chester, the assay office closed in 1962 and these historic hallmarks are desirable and attract a premium.
Just a couple of short decades away from being a true antique the bangle is guilloche engraved in a classic Art Deco machine turned pattern. The intricate geometric decoration is accented in a line of keyhole shaped cut-outs.
The adjustable belt design ensures this bangle will fit most wrist sizes. It is a joy to still see the original sliding 'belt loop' tab still in place, not only is it an integral part of the original decoration, it also locks the bangle to size and keeps the end flat when fastened. All to often the tab has been lost.
This heavy gauge silver bangle is nice and wide and super quality, a 'Machine Age' statement piece through and through!
MATERIALS: sterling silver throughout
MEASUREMENTS: 7/8" wide (2.2cm) with an inside circumference of 7" (18cm) adjustable to 8-1/2" (21.5cm)
HALLMARKS: stamped 'lion passant' for sterling, 'sword & wheatsheaves' for Chester, 'V' date letter for 1946 and makers mark 'JS' in a shield for silversmiths Joseph Smith & Sons
WEIGHT: 25.8 grams.
DATE: 1940s, late Art Deco
CONDITION: in excellent vintage condition with minimal wear, please see the photos and excuse any dark areas that are simply reflections caused by the lighting.
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Materials: Sterling Silver.