Fab Victorian Agate & Silver Buckle Bracelet
The buckled strap was a Victorian motif which denoted the Order of the Garter and the buckle bracelets of that era may be construed as representing that symbol. Different types of agate have been carved into treble undulating forms of complementary colored hard stones of smoky orange-brown, dark green, red-orange and brown and attached using pins and hinged links of silver.
Florid hand engraved geometric and foliate designs cover the surface of these links and as well as the ornately edged buckle. The fully adjustable bracelet incorporates chased linked medallions of silver as the end clasp and finished with three faceted silver orbs.
Condition: Very good; light wear commensurate with age and use; one small chip to underside of one agate; one link at the strap has a minutely dent.
Hallmarks: Reg Dec 15 1856, No. 3916, maker's mark of GU that is most likely George Unite.
Measurements: 10-1/8 inches (25.6 cm) in length but will fit most any wrist size as it is adjustable by 1- 3/8 inches (3.6 cm) at the widest part of the silver links and more than 1-1/2 inches (4 cm) at the buckle. This antique bracelet has a weight of 47.3 grams (34 dwt).
Date & Origin: Circa 1857 and is English in origin.
Overall Scale: Large
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