SOLD Victorian Silver & Rose Gold Niello Bracelet
A beautiful and unusual bangle bracelet from the late Victorian period, c1890. The bracelet is a variation of niello, typically crafted from 800 silver and rose gold plating. This bracelet has a body of oxidised silver, giving it a lovely grey colour, and is complimented with a rose gold twist around the whole circumference. The rose gold looks to be a layer of gold on top of silver that has then been wrapped decoratively around the bangle. The bangle crosses at the top and has lovely gold balls to either end. It also has graduated balls all along the top of the wrist with the larger one at the centre measuring approx 5mm in diameter and the smaller on either end measuring approx 1.8mm. A truly beautiful and rare item; I have not seen another quite the same. It has a secure catch and a safety chain for added security.
Materials - 800 Silver, Rose Gold Plating
Age - C1890s
Size - The bracelet is approx 9mm wide at the top narrowing to 3.8mm at the back of the wrist. Inside diameter of 2". To fit up to a 6 1/2" wrist comfortably.
Condition - Very good. Two dents to the top of one crossover on one side, disguised by the rose gold twist and commensurate with age.
Weight - 9.95g