Amazing Victorian Silver Cuff Bracelet
The later third of the 19th century was an amazing time for jewelry. Influence came from as far as the “Orient” and as near as north of Birmingham, England and culture of the ancients effected design. Themes of naturalism and the impact of the mid 19th century open door trade policy with Japan most certainly collided with the ongoing perceptions of jewelry style. Inspired by the Japanese sense of design, techniques and their use of botanical and nature motifs, Victorian jewelers were stimulated to create a veritable bonanza of changes.
A silver cuff has become the canvas for the rendering of rare superb and magnificent subject matter and composition. Definitely inspired by exposure to Japanese art, this wide hinged bracelet supports a 360 degree panorama of exotic flora and fauna.
In homage to an Asian wall hanging, panel after panel depict favorite insect and animal motifs such as a dragonfly, grasshopper, crane and botanical wonders of elephant ears, remarkable flowers and a wall of bamboo. The textured backdrop creates a three-dimensional effect of shadow and light with each image appearing to jump right out at the viewer. A hidden tongue and groove box clasp ensures security.
Date: November 1877.
Measurements: 1-3/8 inches (3.4 cm) in width and will fit a wrist of 6-3/4 inches or less. Weight of 35 grams (22.5 dwt).
Hallmarks: English registry mark for 1877.
Forms of Payment
- VISA and MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit & debit cards.
- Personal checks drawn on U.S. banks only - Please allow 7 business days for clearance.
- Money orders, cashier's and traveler's checks - Please allow 7 business days for clearance.
Other Forms of Payment
Bank Wire - For international orders and orders of $5,000 and over. Please contact us for more details.
FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!
Same Day Shipping - Order by 1 pm CST M-F!
FREE for All U.S. Orders - Standard 2 Day Shipping.
FREE for All International Orders - Standard 2-7 Day Shipping.
Full details at Shipping & Insurance.
Standard Money Back No Risk Guarantee
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, notify us within (3) days of receipt for a full refund. Return shipping is free!
HOLIDAY GUARANTEE 2014
Just write "extended return" in the comments box of your order to qualify! Notify us by December 29th, ship back by January 2nd, 2015.
Standard Return Procedure
- Notify us of your intention to return the item within three (3) days of receipt. You may contact us by email or by telephone.
- Please ship back to us within another two (2) days after we receive notification from you.
- As soon as the item is received, a full refund is issued to you that same day.
More details at Full Guarantee including gift giving and holiday options.