An absolutely stunning example of Continental Silver from the turn of the twentieth century, beautifully inlaid with magical pale-lilac Amethysts.
The Arts and Crafts Movement was one of the most influential, profound and far-reaching design movements of modern times. It began in Britain around 1880 and quickly spread across America and Europe.
Heavily influenced by Art Nouveau and the wonder of nature, jewellery from the Arts and Crafts period is still held in very high regard today, being both beautiful and practical to wear.
This intricate Silver & Amethyst bracelet is beautifully hand-crafted, with the most fantastically intricate filigree work. It features four pretty Silver oval links and four fabulous faceted Amethysts of exceptional clarity.
The Amethysts have a wonderful true lilac colour with pretty detailed settings and open backs for an intense sparkle! As you can see here it's offered in fabulous condition and would make a very special gift for any occasion.
This is truly a one-of a kind, very special piece with perfectly matched crystal clear Amethysts. We have dated it back to post World War 1 Hungary as it features a very rare and unusual bird's wing hallmark at each end of the bracelet.
ERA: Arts & Crafts (1890-1920)
MEASUREMENTS: This bracelet measures 8" in length (or approximately 7.5" in circumference) to fit a wrist of 7" or less. Each Amethyst measures 10mm x 13mm
MATERIALS: Amethyst, Sterling Silver
HALLMARKS: Hungarian Silver hallmark with a birds wing, with "4" to the left hand side and "L" to the right. The number "4" tells us the standard of Silver is 800. The "L" refers to the City of Assay Linz, Austria.
The over-sized jump ring and bolt ring clasp are newer and hallmarked with the Lion Passant for Sterling Silver, "GERMANY" AND "STERLING".
This beautiful bracelet is in rare, near mint condition and is a very special find! The filigree Silver panels are all in good condition with the design still crisp and clear, but with a lovey aged patina. There are no damaged links or settings, no splits or scrapes, but some oval links do show very subtle warping consistent with its age. This is not noticeable when worn and the bracelet is completely structurally sound.
The large Amethyst gemstones are held firmly in place and the clasp works perfectly. We believe that the clasp and jump ring were newer additions, although they match the piece well.
There is one tiny scuff to one of the Amethysts although it is only noticeable on very close inspection and doesn't detract from the beauty of the piece in any way.
What a marvellous piece!
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