Lovely vintage 30s bracelet features a celluloid cameo of a woman's profile in a floral stamped gilt brass setting, with 3 floral stamped links on either side of it. The connector links have floral embossing, too, and the unusual closure is literally a giant snap!
The snap clasp strongly resembles the mechanism used in Swank's "Kum-a-Part" cuff buttons, which had their heyday in the teens and 1920s; countless improvements in the ball-and-socket snap preceded Swank's wildly popular adaptation of the snap device, which was prized because of how securely (and easily) it fastened. As short a leap it is from securing cufflinks to securing bracelets, this is the first example I've seen of a snap jewelry clasp.
Measuring 8" long, the bracelet is in excellent condition, with just the right amount of patina to give the gold wash a mellow antique gleam.
Proud Member of the VFG Vintage Fashion Guild
Item ID: ways42a
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