An impressive statement bracelet from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Crafted in 15k gold, the bangle incorporates a ram's head motif into a stylish bypass design with his own tail. The 3-dimensional ram's head is incredibly detailed, including curling horns, wide eyes, sculpted facial features, and lightly etched texture to represent curly fur. Applied Etruscan wirework and beadwork accents carry onto the bracelet band, adding further dimensional eye-catching scrolls and swirls! A smooth, matte finish provides the perfect finishing touch, giving the piece a luxurious look and feel. The bracelet is hinged at the side, where it opens and closes with a discreet push clasp. An attached gold safety chain provides additional security when worn. Underneath the ram's head is a small indistinguishable hallmark. An outstanding collector's piece with a strong Victorian look, this bracelet is a true antique treasure!
Measurements: The interior of the bracelet (where a wrist would rest) measures about 2 1/4" wide and 1 7/8" tall. It would fit nicely on a small to medium sized wrist. The ram's head measures just under 1/2" wide and approximately 5/8" long. The total pennyweight of the piece is 16.4 dwt.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting. The Etruscan details remain intact. The hinge and clasp are secure and in good working condition, and the safety chain is secure.