Vintage tortoise shell hinged bangle wrapped in etched and repoussé silver. China. brvs959LC
Vintage tortoise shell hinged bangle wrapped in etched and repoussé si
A stunning wide hinged bangle bracelet of carved tortoise shell wrapped in etched and repoussé cut sheets of sterling silver. The cuff is 1-3/8" wide, 3/8: thick and 7-3/8" circumference. The push in clasp in tight and secure and there is also a safety chain. The tortoise shell has a few light scratches and a tiny nick on one edge, both of which are hard to see. Otherwise pristine condition. Weight is 89 grams. This bracelet came from the inventory of an exclusive shop in Malaysia that operated during the 1980. Given the excellent silver work on this bracelet, i would guess this dates to the early 19th century. there are no stamps or hallmarks.The style of the ornamentation suggests it is Chinese in origin. A truly unique and spectacular piece of jewelry.