It slipped up her arm when she raised them both into the air while twirling around the dance floor. It slipped down when she moved her arms back into place, still swirling to the melody. It kept beat with the music as her body swayed, her hair swung, and her feet moved. It looked content over the shoulders of a good looking man who asked her dance during the slow song, just sitting there, in one place, waiting until the tempo picked up again.
This antique Victorian silver bangle was handcrafted in England, around 1880 and yet it is contemporary of an accessory today as it was the day it was made. It bears a leafy flower motif that has been engraved on the shiny silver surface. It’s simple, it’s classic, it’s a necessity. This bracelet weighs 29.3 grams and is 22.5 mm in depth, it would fit a wrist of 7 inches or less. There are no marks but it has been professionally acid tested.
Dance the night away with this antique foliate bangle around your wrist.
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Art for Arts Sake. This was the driving idea of the Aesthetic Movement in Britain which led artist to create some of the most beautiful artwork of the western world in the years between 1860 and 1900. The idea was that things did not need have a deeper meaning to be made in a way that was pleasing to the senses, that it was okay for an object which was useful to also be beautiful, simply for the sake of beauty. It is an idea which we still hold to this day. The simple lines and motifs of Japanese art were particularly appealing to the Aesthetic artists and these motifs feature prominently in many of the designs of this era, this bangle among them.
Simple branches of cherry blossoms grace the front of this wide silver cuff bangle. The leaves are done in a greenish gold overlay and the blooms in pink gold, it also has a wonderful egg and dart like scalloped edge. This bangle is inscribed to the reverse with “To Mary, 17th Jan(uar)y. 1883.” and the inscription is bordered in a similar manner to the front engraving, making me think that this piece was likely made custom by the jeweler and inscribed by him as well, so probably it was made just before this date in 1882-3. This wonderful bangle measures 25 mm wide from top to bottom and would fit a wrist of 6.5 inches or less; it weighs 37.5 grams. Made in England of Sterling Silver.
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ITEM ID: BEA24115VA