Silver Victorian Bangle with Exotic Animals
England of the 1800s was a hotbed of change. The Industrial Revolution had taken hold and Darwinism was “rampant” shaking the very roots of the dominant beliefs held at the time. From this “chaos” arose a philosophy of naturalism in which interest and curiosity about detailed and factual descriptions of the natural world took Victorian England by storm. Consequently it is no stretch of the imagination to see an impact of this change on the design of jewelry of the period.
Realized in the form of a hinged silver bangle bracelet is a mini diorama of “the wild”. No matter if the scene represented the African continent or the unknown jungles of South America, it was exotic. The very unusual (and unexpected) subject matter of a contest between an ibex and a lion seems to come to life with the use of raised images of the animals. The background, lush with hand engraved brush, foliage and palm trees places these beasts in an exciting and previously unknown setting. Lions and tigers and bears…oh my.
Measurements: Width is 1 inch (2.5 cm) and will fit a wrist of 6 to 6 3/4 inches or a bit more. Weight of 26 grams (16.7 dwt).
Condition: Very good; a bit of light wear to reverse.
Date & Origin: Circa 1880 and is most likely English in origin.
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