This darling vintage bracelet features all the characteristics of exemplary British silver. It is hallmarked with the highly collectible Chester assay office.
The cuff has an extraordinary hand-chased abstract floral pattern on the exterior; demure yet elegant.
A hinge on one side allows the piece to open easily while a simple claw on the other allows it remain securely fastened during wear.
A number of lovely hallmarks can be seen on the bracelet's interior, the first of these is, of course, the British lion for England and sterling content.
Following this mark is the crest of Chester, the city in which the bracelet was manufactured. Thirdly, the date stamp (a simple upper-case, serifed "W") is adjacent to the city mark.
This particular letter indicates that the bracelet was manufactured in 1947, shortly before England would ban the use of silver in decorative arts and coinage.
Preceding these stamps is the first mark used by the renowned silversmith, Charles Horner, with his maker's mark registered in 1884 Opposite these stamps on the interior and another lion and date mark.
Considering its age, the bracelet is in impeccable condition, exhibiting only some minor surface wear and no visible darkening.
The cuff is a truly valuable and historical item. We have not polished the bracelet. We leave that to the owners and their preference.
This is a pretty and feminine piece.
Measurements: Interior circumference: 6 ¾" Exterior circumference: 7 ¼" Width: 6/8" Weight: 24.4 grams (.86 oz)