Bracelets of this vintage, quality and condition are virtually unheard of -- even in the huge online auction houses. Premium design, materials and construction shine in this pristine 1920s-1930s Czechoslovakian art glass cuff bracelet. Eight huge dentelle faceted faux amethyst art glass chatons, unfoiled and open back set, are nestled among applied brasstone foliage of furled, veined leaves. Stones have that wonderful dentelle faceting, lending extra brilliance and depth. Color is spectacular in rich amethyst. The wide embossed / engraved bracelet band is an astonishing work in itself with detailed fret work / lattice work that features floral designs, pierced diamond patterns, granulation and delicate cage work. Exquisite in every way.
The hinged oval shaped cuff has an inside circumference of about 6 3/4 inches. Clasp is push in box type. At it's widest point the bracelet measures approximately 1 1/4 inches. Width of band at back is about 3/4 inch. Profile is 3/8 inch. The stones are about 10 millimeters. Weight is approximately 34 grams.
Condition of the cuff is excellent / pristine vintage. All components are original and intact. Pronged stones are free from chips, nicks, cracks or breaks. Facets are clean and sharp. Glorious purple colors are saturated and even. Brasstone metal has a warm burnished patina. Bracelet retains oval shape with proper hinge alignment and secure clasp. No dents or improper bends. No damage / no repairs. Check out the photos to get a detailed, close up look. There's nothing to hide!
Although the bracelet is not signed it has all the earmarks of 1920s to 1930s work from Czechoslovakia. Amethyst was a favorite color with similar settings also popular during the period. Glass work, of course, is outstanding. Brooches and pins are more common. Bracelets and necklaces are quite rare. Whether you're a collector or you just love beautiful vintage jewelry, this bracelet is going to be one of your favorite pieces. Nothing new can ever compare.
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