Extremely ornate yellow gold filled Bates & Bacon Art Nouveau Edwardian lion head figural bracelet with jeweled paste garnet eyes and clear crystal paste rhinestone in mouth. Hinged repousse links. Measures 7" length x 7/8" width tapering to 1/2". Hallmarked "Bates & B" on the clasp. The double pressure push button clasp snaps in place very securely. In excellent extremely well babied condition, only the slightest wear, age appropriate and far better in person. The stones are original, and clean and bright. Wonderful detail! Circa 1900-1910.
About the maker: Bates & Bacon- Attleboro, Massachusetts. Very well known company for their high quality gold filled pocket watch cases. Joseph M. Bates entered into a partnership with George M. Bacon in Attleboro, MA in 1868. The Great Attleboro Fire of 1898 destroyed their factory along with many other prominent jewelry manufacturing companies in a 4 mile radius.