This beautiful antique sterling silver bangle bracelet exemplifies the period of design known as The Aesthetic Movement.
In 1854 Admiral Perry established a trade agreement between the US and Japan. This opened the world to the arts of Japan. The use of mixed metals favored by the Japanese were now embraced by the English designers. Th use of mixed metals is typified in this bracelet by three colors of gold overlay. The rose, green and yellow gold are mellow in color and create a subtle blend. The ornamentation is superb, as the leaves and flowers are actually applied to the silver backdrop. There is hand engraving and fine detailing by an accomplished artisan. The back of the bracelet is unadorned, typical of the period. it closes with a secure, concealed push clasp.
The bracelet is an oval shape, preventing the bracelet to turn on the wrist. The bracelet was designed as a cuff, or fitted bracelet. It measures approximately less than 7 inches X 1 1/8 wide. It would fit a slender to average wrist. Marked Standard for sterling.
It is lovely worn alone, or with another bangle, as pictured. Condition is excellent with minimal wear. English ,circa 1870 and lovely.