Delicate jewellery complimented the
fabrics of sumptuous silk dresses and blouses of the Edwardian period, rich in
lace and embroidery. The ornamental, openwork lace patterns of this time were
more refined and delicate that that of the 1800s. This is a Superb example sure
Antique & Vintage Carmen adjustable bracelets were produced
in a wide range of styles & designs however this is among the most Unique
and Exquisite I have had the pleasure to offer AND
it comes complete with the Original Presentation Box – A Collector’s Delight!
The Carmen Bracelet is amongst the most sought after by collectors and this one
particularly so being so Beautiful and of Rare styling. This would make a
Fabulous addition to any treasured Family Heirloom collection.
This bracelet features a Fabulous Centrepiece best described by
the pictures: A large rectangular, facetted lilac paste stone surrounded by a sumptuous
lacy framework. The pictures Really Do provide the best description – Just Gorgeous!
The S shaped links have a warm yellow Gold hue and alternate
between plain and richly embossed. They are tight, attached and retain
springiness. It has the silky smooth
feel usually only associated with solid carat gold and expected of quality
The Carmen bracelet was first patented on May 20, 1890
and then again on February
5, 1901. This information is quoted from that provided
inside the box’s lid. The box not included.
Trademark: CARMEN - patented May 20, 1890
& again on February 5,
Maker: D. F. Briggs Company, in business
as early as 1892 & succeeded by Briggs, Bates & Bacon after 1922.
Material: Gold Filled – unmarked but known to be
as per their presentation box’s information
Gold Purity: Outer surface tested positive for 10 carat gold
Suitable for small to medium wrists - mine (pictured) is 16.5cm
and is perfectly sized.
about 12cm unexpanded
Centrepiece: 3cm long and 2.3cm wide
Links: 1.2cm or shy of ½” wide
Weight: 23.2 grams
Near MINT Antique condition! There
are no flaws to mention – no obvious wear, damage, dents or repairs. The links are
all attached, tight & secure – it is so comfortable to wear – and the stone
is unblemished. It is Gorgeous on the wrist and is an absolute must if you
adore Rare and Fine quality ANTIQUE jewellery. This is a Rare Opportunity not
to be missed!
Perfect for the most Fastidious of Collectors!