This is a gorgeous antique bracelet, in French silver with an ornate design. The extraordinary hand-made shape of the piece is striking with it's layered flourishes. There is fine floral hand chasing to the entire front and sides of the bracelet. The back is polished plain and the clasp is a simple interlock design with several holes for adjustment.
The back of the band carries French hallmarks of a mark in use between 1864 and 1893 indicating imported pieces of a fineness of 800 or higher on small articles. There is also a makers mark. Condition is fine with a warm antique patina to the silver, with tiny scratches to the surface and the band is slightly misshapen commensurate with an antique piece.
Dimensions are : the oval internal diameter with the claps on the second hole is : 2 1/4 inches x 2 inches; width to the front design is approx. 1 inch and 5/8 inch in profile to the band; weight is 18.4 grams.
A gorgeous rare French bracelet from the XIXè era. An absolutely original piece and wonderful to wear and collect.