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c1880 Antique Victorian 12ct Rose & Yellow Gold GF BELT Bangle Bracelet by BATES & BACON

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.


Era:                  Victorian c1880

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”)

Circumference: 16.1cm or 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!

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