Gorgeous Antique Asian Horn and Brass Cuff Bracelet
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Directory: Archives: Estate Jewelry: Ethnic: Pre 1940: Item # 1038494
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This spectacular cuff bracelet combines gleaming bands of repousse brasswork with two large curved pieces of horn, heavily black-lacquered. Its scale is impressive: almost an inch and a half wide. Obviously hand-crafted, it has the old-style peg closure. Probable dating is circa 1925-1935, so this piece is already antique, not merely vintage, by American 75-year standards.
The bracelet's interior diameter is about 2.5 inches by 2.25 inches (slightly oval), making it perfect for a small to medium wrist, up to about 7 inches. (Even I can wear it without its falling off my hand, although with lots of extra room around my silly 5-inch wrist).
In amazing condition, considering its age and travels, this treasure shows only age-appropriate surface wear on close inspection. In those areas, we glimpse a reddish color beneath the black finish; this must have been the the first step in the lacquer process, being similar to the underlying red that gives depth to gold leafing.
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