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PAIR Antique Victorian Gold Filled GF Cameo SLIDE Bracelets

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Well-to-do Victorian women loved to wear matching slide bracelets with bead-tipped foxtail chain tassels - one on each wrist. Women’s dresses were trimmed with abundant amount of fringe in the 1870s and these bracelets coordinated beautifully. They were designed in a similar fashion to the garter but because Queen Victoria was far too modest to wear one on her thigh, she had them made as bracelets!

What an icon of Style she was!

 

Pictured is a pair of identical Antique Victorian slide bracelets each stamped with the patent date of September 16, 1873 – this makes them approximately 136 years old! This listing is for BOTH bracelets – the value of pairs together is 3 times that of just one.

 

The design of these slide bracelets is a favourite. The pictures do not do them justice and you will be delighted with them - guaranteed! The actual slides are wonderfully shaped and feature engraved and chased elements that frame the Hard Stone cameos atop carnelian glass. The pictures provide the best description of all - I just hope my pictures do them some justice.

 

Each bracelet is formed of solid rings in a mesh formation. They have a plain keeper or band to hold the end close which secures it on the wrist. The ends of the bracelets feature an embossed and chased design and are beautifully shaped, too. They house herringbone chain tassels with bead tips.

 

The bracelets have an old blended yellow & rose gold hue and the slides are more yellow than the bracelets, which is a subtle yet complementary contrast. They have the silky smooth feel usually only associated with solid carat gold and expected of quality antique/vintage jewellery.

 

HISTORY & MARKS

Era:                  mid-Victorian c1873

Trademark:      None

Maker:              Unknown

Construction:   Gold Filled - unmarked

Gold purity:   Outer surfaces test positive for 10 carat gold

 

MEASURES

Sizing:              Will fit any sized wrist as they are adjustable

Circumference: 22cm at its largest

Width:              Links 1.6cm or 2/3”

Slide:               3 cm by 2.8cm – larger than most!

Weight:            64.6 grams in total!

 

OVERALL

Excellent Antique condition! One of the bracelets has a hint of age appropriate wear and a wire poking from a tassel (insignificant but mentioned for accuracy). There is no damage or repairs as such and nothing that detracts from this Beauty.

The second bracelet has a hint of age appropriate wear, a wire poking from a tassel which is insignificant but mentioned for accuracy and a tassel missing at the centre of the housing. There is also a very professional repair to the slide where it had separated and been soldered. I had not noticed prior or when taking the pictures hence there is no picture at the time of listing – it is insignificant.

 

It is VERY RARE to find such a beautiful pair of bracelets from the mid-Victorian era in such Excellent condition! At around 135 years of age, this bracelet would be a welcome addition to any Antique Heirloom collection. The pictures do not do it justice so expect to be Thrilled.

 

**Of Heirloom Quality for the cameo collector - A fabulous addition to any antique jewellery collection - offered with a very low BARGAIN price!**



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