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Antique Victorian 12 carat Rose & Green Gold SLIDE Tassel Bracelet


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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!

 

This Antique Slide Bracelet is Absolutely Awesome and of the highest quality. It dates to either the late 19th or early 20th centuries and has superb styling.

 

The slide is Large and features fancy shaping accented with a zigzagging edge that continues around its entirety. At the centre is a Green Gold foliate arrangement with a gold ball perched within. It is framed by a pin, shiny rim and then a rope twist border. The face of the slide atop which these embellishments sit is stamped with a geometrical design completing the decoration.

 

Now for the gorgeous tassels – there is a small, heart shaped fitting attached to the slide with seven bead tip, fox tail chain tassels. At the end is a larger, similarly fashioned fitting with 10 longer tassels. Each fitting features a chased scrolling design.  

 

The bracelet’s solid rings form a mesh which is a sturdy heavy-duty type. There is what is referred to as a “keeper” – a sliding bar with beading at either end to grip the keeper and slide it into position to hold the bracelet’s slide in place. It, too, features a chased design.

Hallmark:         none - all components tested and guaranteed to be 12 carat gold minimum.
Readings of 14 and 18 carat gold were recorded for the tassel housings and the bar, respectively.
Colour:             a blend of yellow and rose gold with green gold leaves
Maker:              unknown -
US origin

Size:                 - for all wrists with largest circumference of 20cm to slip the hand through (adjustable)

                        - slide measures 2.8cm by 2.5cm

                        - bracelet 1.3cm or ˝” wide

                        - height 1.1cm

Weight:            a VERY substantial 40.8 grams!

CONDTION      Near Mint Antique condition, if it were not for one missing tassel – see the pictures. Clearly it would not be obvious when worn – it is only visible under close scrutiny. This is a very rare and incredibly impressive bracelet. You'll be thrilled, guaranteed!

Please note: this was incredibly difficult to photograph due to the fluidity of the mesh and is far prettier in person.

 

EXPECT TO BE WOWED – Guaranteed to Thrill!




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