Art Deco 14kt Enameled Double-Sided Black + White Charm Bracelet
An absolutely fantastic and unusual charm bracelet from the Art Deco (ca1920) era! Crafted in 14kt yellow gold, this beautiful piece is a wonderful compilation of seven enameled charms which dangle from their original complimentary chain link bracelet. Each of the charms represent a different whimsical design and all adorn a rich enameled surface. The lovely charms, which are all double sided, include a yellow chick resting in an egg shell, a soaring bluebird in the center of an open ring encircled by the French phrase "JE PORTE BONHEUR," which translates to "I BRING HAPPINESS," a charming little girl that has an adorable appearance, holding a little doll and adorning a big blue bow in her hair. Rather than the reverse side of the little girl carrying the same design, it instead shows the back of her body, dress, and doll, a lovely little detail.
The next consecutive charms hang together from the same ring and depict a wide eyed black cat which has the engraved phrase "OÚ J'ENIRE LE BONHEUR ME SUIT" on its back, loosely translating to "WHERE DO I WISH HAPPINESS FOLLOWS ME," along with a circular charm which has a black and white enameled design with a gold owl in the center with the phrase "LA NUIT PORTE CONSEIL" which translates to "SLEEP ON IT" on the opposite side. The final two charms also hang together and depict two small people, each dressed in black and white, one with black hair and the other with strawberry blonde hair. The intricate detail of each charm is simply beautiful and include very fine and vibrant enameled details throughout and etched accents. The links of the chain bracelet have a complimentary black and white motif with five alternating enameled bar links incorporated into the design. The bracelet fastens at a secure clasp marked "14K." Truly a one of a kind piece, this beautiful bracelet would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The bracelet measures 7.5" in total length. The charms vary in size with the little girl measuring 1/2" wide, 7/8" tall and less than 1/16" in depth being the largest to the egg and chick charm measuring 3/8" wide, 5/8" tall and less than 1/16" in depth being the smallest.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear there is no serious damage to the gold chain, links or charms and only minimal wear to some of the enameling. The clasp is secure and in good working condition.