This antique lion head bangle bracelet is signed GAS for George Anton Scheid. Scheid was an Austrian silversmith well known for both his fine enamel and silver work, at the turn of the 19th century.
This double headed bangle has two roaring heads of a lion ,when opened wide will accept the wrist and then be turned to close. it is a clever design and very secure. The bracelet is well detailed, with twisted wire to accent the turning of the silver.
The condition is excellent. It has a tiny ding near one head which is imperceptible when worn. The bracelet has substantial weight of 62.9 grams. It has the GAS mark, an Austrian dog head for 800 silver and the word patent as seen in the pictures. It measures 2 inches across the interior and 1 3/4 inches down from the heads. It will fit an average wrist.
This is lovely worn alone or with other stacked silver bangles. Austria, circa 1900