Crafted in the mid-Victorian or the Grand period, this gorgeous antique cuff is truly an attention grabber. The large statement cuff was rendered in Birmingham, England, in the year 1882. Rose gold and green gold inlay on sterling silver portray a tea rose garden with a granulated frame and beaded edges. The sides are etched with leaves and other designs, adding to the charm of the bracelet.
Victorian’s had a language of flowers, their symbolic meanings conveyed secret messages, and tea roses meant “I’ll Remember Always.” This could be a mourning piece, commemorating the loss of a loved one, or a gift from an admirer.
The cuff is in good antique condition with some signs of wear. The piece is sold as-is, which means there is some noticeable damage to the granulation of the frame. Other than that, the bracelet is very good. The surface of the silver has dark areas of patina and an overall layer of moderate patina, which can be polished upon request. The hinge and clasp are fully functional, and the safety chain adds to the security of the piece. The bracelet is stamped W&Co, the Birmingham anchor hallmark, the lion passant for silver, and the date mark H for the year 1882.
The bracelet measures 6-1/4″ on the inside, is 1-7/16″ wide, and weighs 36.19 grams.
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