Circa 1920s-1930s, this five panel hand spun silver vermeil bracelet is bezel set with three high rise green jade cabochons. An export from China during the Art Deco era, the hinged panels wrap securely and comfortably about the wrist, it's design ensuring a no twist / no turn fit. The jade panels will remain top side. The spun silver work is exquisite -- finely spun silver wires worked into an intricate lacy pattern. Three substantial green jade cabs with wonderful composition and color are protected top side by high bezel sides and at back, with lacy oval frame work. The vermeil ( gold over silver ) finish remains intact, with minimal age appropriate wear.
The bracelet measures approximately 6 3/4 inches x 1 1/8 inches at it's widest point with push in box type clasp and detachable safety chain. The bracelet profiles to a max of about 1/2 inch. The jade cabs are approximately 17 millimeters x 18 millimeters. (The cabs are not exactly the same size -- measurements can vary by approximately 1 millimeter.) Weight of the bracelet is about 30 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. Jade cabs free from chips, nicks, cracks or breaks. (Please note that colors may appear differently on different screens / different backgrounds.) Bezels / stones secure. All spun silver work near pristine with no issues. Panel hinges strong and secure. Panels retain shapes with no dents, bends, or collapse. Bracelet push in clasp and safety chain strong and secure. Silver vermeil finish intact, front and back with minimal age appropriate wear. No damage / no repairs. A beautiful Art Deco era Chinese export bracelet.
The bracelet is signed on reverse of stone panel within a square cartouche: "SILVER" and "CHINA".
Erotic and exotic -- Art Deco and China Export seemed to go hand in hand. Wrap a little history around your wrist and enjoy the beauty and the beast.
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