Antique Vintage Art Deco Chinese Sterling Silver 7.75 Lotus Cast Cuff Bracelet
Age Circa: Art Deco C. Markings: Unmarked, Tested, Guaranteed. Country of Origin: China. Gram Weight: 25.4 Grams. Main Stone Measurement/Color. Item Measurements: The bangle has an inside circumference of 6.5″, plus a 1.25″ wrist gap. It has a diameter of 2.5. The width of the band is 0.8, and it is approximately 1.75 mm thick. There is no clasp, but instead a wrist gap which allows your wrist to slide into the cuff. Notable Features: This Cast Sterling Silver Cuff bracelet was handmade by a talented Chinese Silversmith during. The Art Deco Period. It features a gorgeous Lotus and Daisy Flower Scroll Pattern in the center, bordered by a granulated bead detail and solid line edge at the top and bottom. Measuring at 0.8 wide, it has a very solid, classic feel. Its 1.75 mm thick measurement makes it light, comfortable, and easy to wear. The contrast between the dark patina in the recessed areas and and shiny silver raised sections is quite beautiful. Worn as is or paired with other pieces, this bracelet would make an excellent gift for your loved one. Damage: Age appropriate wear. Please take this into consideration before. This beautiful piece comes from the Art Deco Era! The Art Deco Era is famous for being the “Gatsby” or “Roaring Twenties” Era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. During the Art Deco Period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Chinese Export jewelry became popular during the late Victorian Period and lasted until the 1960’s. In a lot of ways Chinese Export jewelry fashioned what we know of jewelry today. During these periods, Chinese Craftsmen, including Jewelers and Stone cutters, were considered by far the best in the world. The rich and wealthy would have a piece custom ordered through their local jeweler whom was usually gifted at drawing a design to send off to contacts in China to craft and send back. As you can imagine, this was not cheap, that being said, these pieces are very rare and few have survived until today. The significance of the lotus flower stems from Ancient Buddhism, Hinduism, and from the Egyptians. In Buddhism, the lotus symbolizes purity, as it emerged from mud seemingly clean. In Hinduism, it represents the spirituality in enlightenment, particularly the freedom that comes from having no attachment or expectation for praise. For the Egyptians, the lotus flower symbolized rebirth, in that retracted into the water at night, and then re-emerged every day with a new sunrise. Additionally, there were spells in the Egyptian Book of the Dead to turn the dead into lotus flowers so that they could be resurrected. The item “Antique Vintage Art Deco Chinese Sterling Silver 7.75 Lotus Cast Cuff Bracelet” is in sale since Saturday, November 25, 2017. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Bracelets”. The seller is “abeautifultimeco” and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: Cuff
- Country/Region of Manufacture: China
- Metal: Sterling Silver
- Metal Purity: .925
- Ethnic Origin: Chinese