Here is a beautiful and unusual antique bracelet which features remarkable craftsmanship and a sensuous, exotic look.
These bracelets (we have several listed) came out of the state of a Colonel stationed in Berlin in WWII. His wife's jewelry collection is amazing and extensive! Clearly, they traveled all over Europe and Asia based on their collections.
The bracelet (rendered in 800 silver) is comprised of 7 individual links, each of which is accented with an incredible hand-hammered motif.
Each link is conjoined to the neighboring one with two small loops which allows the bracelet to articulate beautifully around the wrist.
As you can see, the square .800 silver panels are characterized by foliate scrolling design with strong linear accents.
The design is emphasized with teeny hand-etched markings.
A rich layer of oxidization pervades the deeper areas of the hammered motif, giving the design a stunning look of texture and dimension.
This bracelet has a very old-world clasp which consists of a removable pin which inserted through a series of tiny tubes on each end.
The pin dangles from a short length of bold curb-link chain.
You will find several maker's marks on the reverse of the bracelet. The first of these appears to read "Г. К. Nikakhe". This is followed by other marks reading "APTA" and "800".
Though the maker is unidentified, we believe the bracelet is Russian in origin due to the combination of English and Cyrillic markings.
Despite a rich patina, some discoloration on the reverse and a few minor surface scratches, this wonderfully unique bracelet remains in good antique condition.
This is the kind of bracelet that collectors and Bohemian fashionistas alike will LOVE to show off.
Measurements: Bracelet is 6 7/8" long, 3/4" wide and rises 1/16" from wrist, Chain is 2 1/4" long and 3/16" wide Weight: 27.5 grams (0.97 oz)
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