Hungarian antique silver enamel bracelet with turquoise and garnet stones. The bracelet center is an extremely detailed flower with the center stigma turquoise stone set in a roped motif silver socket. From underneath protrude the stamen that culminate in tiny flower motif at each end. The layered petals are enameled and show intricate veining (one has half the painted portion of the enameling missing, but it's not noticed unless you look for it). Around the top half of the bracelet is worked silver in motifs of rope, knobs, curls and flowers. Between them set turquoise and garnet stones peppered around in various sizes.
The hinged back is filigree with small knob edging. The tongue and grove lip closure carries a variety of stamped markings, including Hungary, B, EL and a pictorial national stamp. This is an early prewar bracelet before part of Hungary was annexed into Austria. The silver has a lovely dark patina that looks almost gold, making this a piece that would go with either metal when worn. The top of the bracelet is 1.5 inch across and the bottom is 5/16" at its narrowest point. Inside dimensions are 2.25 inches by 1-7/8", although it is curved to a wider 2.25 inch. The safety chain is also present. These pieces are extremely rare, and we are thrilled to have two of them in our shop at present.
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