Of all the
styles of expansion bracelets popular in the early 1900s, this would have to be
the most elegant and stylish of all and Extra Special given its gorgeous,
sparkling lilac pink paste stones! And, to be in such Fabulous condition really
is miraculous – it is Rare to come across such a Beauty. The gold has a lovely
yellow gold hue that takes on a rosy pink tint in different light.
Taking pride of place is the centerpiece featuring four
paste stones, scrolls and sentimental Forget-Me-Not flowers. The actual band is
comprised of rectangular puffy bars decorated with a rich repousse or embossed
design typical of the era. These bars, with a mechanism of doubled wire, allow
it to expand and contract. It is just so beautiful and looks fabulous on. The
expansion is very good.
In this listing I have included a picture of the
inside of a lid of a box with its maker’s information for informative purposes only. It is not included with
COLOUR It has
the patina of bloomed yellow gold with a hint of pink/rose and the wonderful
shininess & silky feel associated with quality antique jewellery. You will
the thrilled with the Outstanding Quality and craftsmanship.
1905 (stamped inside PAT1905)
although unmarked its construction confirms its maker, A. A. Greene &
Company, established in the late 1800s producing such quality items as watch
fobs, bracelets and bangles. I have included some information from a bracelet box in my collection in the pictures.
Gold Filled- unmarked
Gold Purity: outer surface tested positive for 14 carat
small-medium/average wrists to 16.5cm approx for aesthetics & sizing(shown
on my 16.5cm wrist)
Circumference: unexpanded about 16cm
Centrepiece: 3.3cm by 2.5cm (1.3" & 16")
1.24cm or about ˝” for the links
a hefty 25.6 grams
Better-than-Excellent Antique condition which is miraculous given its 100+ year
age! Typically, there is no wear to the pristine exterior and just a little to
the interior (not visible when on the wrist). There is no denting, damage or
repairs to note. This is a Stunning bracelet from a maker renowned for its
quality items and this is no exception. A great addition to any Heirloom Antique
jewellery collection not to be missed!