This Antique Victorian Bangle Bracelet has such stunning design
& styling and is so much more impressive in person than in the pictures. It
is styled on top somewhat like a belt which was common place in Victorian
times. At the centre is a raised “loop” with Rose Gold detailing and further
embellishments also of rose hue. It is a great contrast to the understated yellow
hue of the bangle’s body which features a scrolling foliate design set upon a
richly stippled background continuing around to the back, also where a
cartouche is featured. Please enlarge
the pictures for a close-up – the attention-to-detail is amazing.
The body of the bracelet has squared off edges and it is an
elongated oval shape. The clasp is released by pressing in the tab. The clasp
clicks closed securely and the hinge is in excellent working order. A safety
chain is in place for additional security.
It has the
silky smooth feel usually only associated with solid carat gold and expected of
quality antique jewellery. Its hue is a warm, Antique buttery yellow with
the Rose Gold accents and is so much nicer than the pictures suggest.
Trademark: B&B on the clasps’ tongue
Maker: Bates & Bacon - established in
1856, 155 years ago. They were the leaders in the market for a range items
including gold filled and are a personal favourite due to their outstanding
quality and design.
Construction: Gold Filled - unmarked
Gold Purity: outer surfaces tested positive for 10 carat gold
Sizing: small/medium adult wrist to 16.2cm (6.25”)
Width: 1.65cm tapering to 1.33cm or 0.52”
Thickness: 1cm at top
Weight: 22.7 grams
This very solidly constructed bracelet is around 130 years old that
has been used and enjoyed yet still looks fabulous on the wrist. There is no wear
obvious and no dents, damage or repairs. It presents in NEAR MINT Antique condition. What a fantastic
addition to any Antique or Vintage jewellery collection. You will be thrilled
with Heirloom Victorian Beauty!