Rare! Vintage Paste, Guilloche Enamel and Sterling Silver Art Deco Bracelet
What an unusual Deco bracelet this is. It was produced by the Leach & Miller Company. Every other link has a rectangular Channel set paste link and then an oval hand decorated enamel link. This is Guilloche enamel and the work under the enamel was engine turned. A very time consuming process which you just do not see in pieces being produced today. The paste links have lovely hand chased work on both edges. The bracelet is stamped L & M Sterling with their signature 2 leaf design. The bracelet measures 7 1/2" long which is much longer than usual. The paste links are 1/2" wide. I have found that generally these old deco bracelets are short and most measure under 7". The condition is Excellent. The jeweler intentionally left a simple sterling edge on the enamel links so that the adjoining links would not damage the enamel. I've not seen another like it.. Flapper wonderful, Circa 1930. Questions are always welcome.
*Please note: The Leach and Miller company was located in Attleboro, Massachusetts. The company operated from the turn of the century through the early 1930's. Also, so many dealers refer to all paste as "French Paste" this is not the case. Paste stones were hand cut in many Countries including the US. They are far superior to rhinestones as they were hand cut and polished just like diamonds...
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Blue and Sterling Silver, Size: Medium Scale