Here is a magnificent example of the art form of enamel painting rendered over and with silver. The wide hinged bangle demonstrates finely executed hand engraved motifs of stylized fans and geometric forms.
Trumping the incised metal work is the addition of an inset curved plaque featuring a hand painted enamel plaque depicting a pair of irresistible pug dogs. Both are resting within a woven basket-like bed draped in a luxurious olive green material.
One pug, with wrinkled folds of flesh sports a sky blue bow. The other pug looks longingly at the reclining pug dog. In the foreground appears to be decorative rich wood paneling and a teal hued book and perhaps a walking cane. Salmon colored carpet or rug lies beneath the pair.
Poignant expressions and precise attention to detail mark this enamel as superior and unmatched.
The bracelets from the Victorian Aesthetic movement can be viewed as a study of the impact that Japanese art (Japonisme) had on both the decorative and fine arts of nineteenth century Western culture.