This beautiful Victorian bracelet is made from the incredibly rare blonde tortoiseshell. Wonderfully deeply amber-coloured yet fully and magically translucent, its oversized links modelled as links of a chain, and it has a massive heart-shaped padlock clasp with ornate, solid gold fittings. It dates from around 1870 and is in very good, fully wearable condition, with some light ageing, light scratches and a few small areas of natural shell layer separation visible, these are of little consequence. It weighs 29.5 grams and measures 8 inches wearable length, the padlock being 2 x 1.5 inches. The final photo shows it with a US penny (1 cent) coin for scale, which measures 19 mm / ¾ of an inch diameter. What’s more, I offer layaway deals so there’s no need to let any of my listings slip through your fingers – just ask! The item “RARE ANTIQUE VICTORIAN ENGLISH BLONDE TORTOISESHELL BRACELET with HEART PADLOCK” is in sale since Thursday, September 5, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Bracelets”. The seller is “victoriousantiquejewellery” and is located in Sale. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Material: Blonde tortoiseshell
- Metal Purity: 9k
- Brand: Antique
- lot: No
- Era: Victorian