We just turned the Internet on its head looking for anything remotely similar and the result is...nothing. There's nothing to match the extraordinary design and craftsmanship of this vintage necklace and bracelet set.
Made of solid 925 sterling silver, each piece is white-washed over a fine grainy texture. Emerging from the snow-like 'fog' is a finely detailed threesome of the Japanese Red Spider Lily flower. Both the bracelet and necklace are banded with a gold wash along a raised etched accent.
The necklace is hinged with a secure slide-in box clasp and side guard. The necklace measures 16 1/2 inches around by 1 3/8 inches wide at center. It weighs 71 grams.
The matching hinged bracelet is oval shaped to fit the wrist and has a slide pin closure. The lily flowers stand out (on both pieces) because they retain their silver shine while the background is in its 'white-out'. This, in itself, is a calculated design aesthetic, rarely seen.
The bracelet measures 7 inches around the inside by 1 3/8 inches wide. It weighs 68 grams...a hefty piece.
Each piece is signed 925 STERLING with the maker's mark which looks like a BR or ER (conjoined).
The set is in excellent condition with no notable flaws. Circa 1960s.
NOTE - The design of this set reflects a very Japanese aesthetic known as Shibui which refers to a simple, subtle, and unobtrusive beauty. Shibui objects appear to be simple overall but they include subtle details, such as textures that balance simplicity with complexity. This balance of simplicity and complexity ensures that one doesn't tire of a shibui object but constantly finds new meanings and enriched beauty that cause its aesthetic value to grow over the years.
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