Retro Hand-Carved Bone Panel Link Bracelet
Antique jewelry made from carved bone was very popular during the Victorian era (ca 1880). Bone is a hard material from the skeleton of most vertebrate species, but the variety mainly used in jewelry is from such animals as the wild boar or wild hog. It was used to imitate ivory, which was more expensive.
A very unique hand-carved bone bracelet from the Retro (ca1940) era! This unusual artisan piece piece is comprised of 12 rectangular panel bone links, which are strung on white elastic thread to form a flexible bracelet. Each link has a carved front surface, which displays an interesting textured pattern that resembles a floral-like motif. A beautiful piece, this bracelet has a very natural look that would make a lovely addition to any collection!
Measurements: The inside of the bracelet (where a wrist would rest) has an inner diameter of approximately 2" across, though the flexible design of the piece allows it to adjust to a larger wrist. Each panel link is approximately 1 1/8" tall, slightly more than 1/2" wide, and 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is good. There is some normal surface wear to the piece which is commensurate with age, including some chips to the inside of the piece. However, the surface wear is minor and not noticeable when worn.