In an unusually resplendent design, this Victorian wide bangle bracelet blends together a number of elements in a cohesive statement-making whole.
Dating to circa 1880, the central panel's design focuses on appliques in rose and green gold over silver. Both patterned geometrics and flowers adorn the rectangle.
Three blooms, possibly bellflowers are depicted in rose gold over silver. Their leaves are in green gold; their stems are engraved. Bellflowers symbolize constants.
Framing them are two circles of appliques, then four elements at each corner. The sides are an exceptionally engraved chequerboard with a panel of six-petaled rose gold flowers.
Hinged, this closes securely; the back area is smooth and plain with a soft sheen. This is made for a small wrist of 6 1/2 inches or less.