This is a very vintage Chinese carved cinnabar and gilt covered 800 silver bangle bracelet. It is made in three sections and joined by a decorative mesh portion in the back. The front and sides are heavily floral carved pieces of cinnabar set into the gold gilt over 800 silver mesh. The bracelet is 7 " around and 1 1/2" high at the tallest portion in the front. The gilt wiring shows losses of finish, but it created a nice overall patina. The bracelet snaps securely and the locking hinges are secure too. The bracelet comes from the estate of a well known collector and would have been considered a wedding bracelet worn by a bride. All of the carving is intact. A lovely piece of vintage jewelry.
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Art & Antiques from Victorian through the 1950's and slightly beyond
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