Dating to c.1880, this Anglo-Indian sterling-grade silver bracelet is a highly-wearable Raj delight!
Measuring 6 3/4" wearable length x 1 1/4" wide x 5 mm thick, this impressive cuff-style bracelet was in Madras, India for export to England, and is one of the finest examples of this type that I have ever seen! Comprised from six invisibly-hinged sterling silver plaques, each featuring the magnificent repousse work that native Madras silversmiths were famous for during the second half of the 19th-century! Each plaque depicts a Hindu deity with his or her attributes sitting on a beast or a large cushion!
I have seen dozens of pieces of Victorian Anglo-Indian jewelry before, but none as substantial and well-wrought as is this! The figures leap out at the viewer, and stand almost 1/2" proud of the backgrounds! The hidden clasp is in excellent working order, and the hand-cut tab is a delightful detain! Best of all, this bracelet has survived into the 21st century in as fine a condition as the most discerning collector could hope for; it is free of damage, repairs or replacements!
This bracelet has not been cleaned, and boasts a rich patina that collectors crave! Suitable for day or evening wear, this bracelet looks great paired with anything from blue jeans to a party dress, and just LOOK at all of the detail! Weighing in at a whopping 75.31 grams, this is a substantial bracelet that is oh-so-comfortable on the arm!
If you collect the BEST of the BEST in Anglo-Indian jewelry, this bracelet belongs on your wrist and in your collection! It would also make a stellar addition to any collection of Madras export jewelry, and will be shipped in a gift box. Do not miss this superb jewel; layaway is not available on this item, but it is priced for quick sale, and USPS Priority mail shipping is FREE!
Your Specialists in Fine Jewelry and Decorative Arts from Antiquity - 1900. Est. 1987.
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