BEAUTIFUL VERY RARE ANTIQUE VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER HINGED BANGLE AESTHETIC MOVEMENT DESIGN - YELLOW & ROSE GOLD'FLOWER' STUDS - BALL DECORATION TO TOP & BASE - LATE VICTORIAN ERA c1880s/90s - HIGH QUALITY - GOOD CONDITION - GREAT GIFT! On offer is this beautiful, very rare antique Victorian solid silver hinged bangle.
It is rare due to the Aesthetic Movement style of decoration that covers the front half of the bangle. This is of three rows of alternate yellow and rose gold'flower' studs. They are repeated on the borders.
At the top and base of the front half there is further decoration of applied balls. Please see the photos for the details of this stunning bangle. The reverse of the bangle is in mirror finish silver.It opens and closes by means of a clasp which is in good working order. This is an interesting and unusual piece. The bangle is not marked, as was common for this sort of jewellery in this period, but tests for solid silver. The'flowers' will be of yellow and rose gold, cut out and shaped into a pattern and then applied to the silver. This is the work of an accomplished, skilled craftsman. Furthermore, I believe that the top part of the internal clasp is also a small sheet of rose gold, which you can see on the photos. From the style, and my own experience, I would say that this bangle probably dates to the 1880/90s. In any event, this is a really beautiful, unusual antique bangle, stunning on the wrist - I love it! Ou can imagine how expensive this fabulous slice of history would have been in the latter part of the 19. It would undoubtedly have been the prized possession of a Victorian lady of some wealth. Please note that, like most antique hinged bangles, it is smaller than modern examples internally when closed - see the exact dimensions given below. And remember, collecting silver is a fascinating hobby.
As a welcome distraction in these troubled days, why not start your own collection of antique silver? It need not be expensive and you will have something to value and pass on when better times return - a nice little investment for the future. Last year I obtained my own hallmark at the London Assay Office.
If you have any questions about antique silver, please feel free to contact me and I will try my best to answer your queries. Please note I do not do valuations. It is an ovoid shape when closed and measures about 6cm by 4.8cm internally with a height of 3.2cm.It has a good weight of 45g. As noted, in good antique condition overall, especially considering it is probably about 130 years old or more, just the usual signs of wear commensurate with age and use, scratches, etc to the mirror finish reverse. Any dark marks, etc are reflections or bits of age related patina. This is a fabulous, rare Victorian solid silver, yellow and rose gold bangle with an unusual Aesthetic Movement design, a beautiful piece. It looks stunning on the wrist, especially when the golden studs catch the light. Nobody else will have one! Whilst you are here, why not have a look at our other lovely solid silver items? We specialise in high quality silver items that carry the hallmarks of solid English silver. We have many collectable silver pieces of different eras and styles antique, vintage and modern from before Victorian times to Art Nouveau, Edwardian, Art Deco and all decades up to the present day. We also have various, assorted English silver items to offer in lots. If you are looking for a specific English silver piece, please let us know and we will try and find it for you.
We also occasionally have on offer high quality silver pieces from around the world. Please check our page regularly for new items. We have a no quibble policy. Please let us know as soon as you have received the item if you wish to return it. Then you can simply return the item within 14 days in the same state in which it was received.
Please note that we take extra photos of items for our records prior to sending to show condition. We do not give discounts.The item "STUNNING RARE VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER & GOLD BANGLE GOOD CONDITION GREAT GIFT" is in sale since Sunday, August 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver". The seller is "simplyenglishsilver" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.