Arts & Crafts Era Austro-Hungarian Turquoise & Pearl Bracelet
An artistic Austro-Hungarian bracelet from the Arts & Crafts period (ca1910)! This fabulous piece is made of gilded sterling, and is comprised of elaborate turquoise and pearl links. Each link features a beautiful spiral design, with rows of turquoise stones that alternate with rows of delicate natural seed pearls. The back of each link displays a decorative filigree design that is representative of a traditional Austro-Hungarian style from the Arts & Crafts era. Fine engraved detail on both sides of the piece complete the artistic design. The bracelet fastens with a push clasp disguised within one of the links, and a safety chain provides extra security when worn. Two small hallmarks are stamped on the tongue of the clasp. This wonderful bracelet displays lovely craftsmanship, and would make a beautiful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The bracelet measures approximately 7 1/2" long and would fit nicely on a medium to large sized wrist. Each link measures about 1" long, 3/4" wide, and 1/4" thick.
Condition: The bracelet remains in good antique condition. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling setting. Some of the original gilt finish is now faded due to normal wear, which is normal for an antique piece, but could be re-plated if desired. All of the turquoise stones and seed pearls are intact. The clasp and safety chain are secure and in good working condition. There is a natural patina on the surface of the silver that gives a darkened antique appearance to the setting, which is common for antique jewelry and adds depth and character to the design.