Late Victorian Chinese Wide Sterling Dragon Cuff Bracelet
An absolutely gorgeous sterling cuff bracelet from the late Victorian (ca1900) era! This striking piece is of Chinese decent and is made of sterling silver. The belly front cuff has a scalloped edge and graduates in width, with the widest part at the center. The surface has a wonderful and ornate repousse design which incorporates 2 large dragons and floral accents throughout. The image is very finely detailed with scaled, textured bodies, fierce claws and prominent dragon faces. In between the dragons is a flaming pearl which was can be found in many pictures of Asian dragons. The pearl is believed to associated with wealth, good luck and prosperity. The underside of the cuff is stamped "CHINA". This fabulous piece would fit nicely on a small sized wrist. It has a very strong look and would make a perfect addition to any collection!
Measurement: The surface of the bracelet measures approximately 3 1/4" at the widest while the narrowest part measures 1 3/8” wide. The piece has a depth of 3/16" and the opening where the wrist would slide through is 3/4" wide.
Condition: The overall condition of this bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no serious damage to the sterling cuff or to the fine repousse design.