RESERVED – thank you!
A striking bracelet c1900, which is hand crafted and shows the most precise detailing in so many of its details. It is a delicate piece, not bold and chunky but still, all together striking. Those peacock roundels of enamel are scintillating. I had a brooch by the Artificers’ Guild a little while ago, with exactly the same foiled enamel characteristics and colours. Very much like this piece. My attribution is therefore with the Guild, although it is also a little reminiscent of Liberty & Co pieces from the 1900 era.
The enamel roundels are set in their own individually crafted bezel settings, with fine rope work detailing around the base. These roundels are interspersed with a rectangular, silver work panel featuring tendrils and three stylised flowers. Again, crafted by hand. All beautiful, but for me the absolute icing on the cake is the hand made chain.
Every now and then a hand crafted rope work twist link appears between two plain links. Not only does this occur in the links between panels in the bracelet but also on the original safety chain-how satisfying, to still have the beautiful thing. Such careful, precise and delicate work in the making of the chain.
The bracelet fastens with a tongue and box clasp, which functions well. The box clasp is decorated with an enamel roundel so that it is more invisible when you wear the piece. In excellent order generally, the only thing to note are two chips in the same enamel roundel. They are seen as navy blue -actually not that noticeable as the blue exists in the other panels too. Please do check for yourself. If it bothered you hugely, you could ask your jeweller to switch that roundel to near the clasp. However, as I said, this bracelet is a truly beautiful creature so it remains a small issue.
It measures approx 19cm (7.5 inches) in length. Approx 1.2cm in width. Please note I will send by tracked delivery in a new gift box as the box in the images is for display only. Thank you!