Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling 833 Silver Portuguese Enamel Bangle Bracelet

Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling 833 Silver Portuguese Enamel Bangle Bracelet
Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling 833 Silver Portuguese Enamel Bangle Bracelet
Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling 833 Silver Portuguese Enamel Bangle Bracelet
Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling 833 Silver Portuguese Enamel Bangle Bracelet

Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling 833 Silver Portuguese Enamel Bangle Bracelet
We have similar Portuguese and Enamel items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Cait P. Age Circa: Art Deco C. Markings: Portuguese eagle head assay mark “833” on the clasp, Tested, and Guaranteed. Country of Origin: Portugal. Gram Weight: 24.6 Grams. 833 Sterling Silver with a Yellow Gold Wash. Main Stone Measurements/Color. Accent Stone Measurements/Color. Wearable length and inner circumference, excluding the wrist gap: 6.5. Wrist gap measures: 2.15. When opened, the wrist gap measures an additional: 1.05 across. Bracelet width: 0.40. Bracelet Type: Hinged Bangle. Push-in clasp with safety clasp. Link Type: Rounded and polished sterling silver. Handmade during the Art Deco era in Portugal and inspired by the Etruscan Revival. The bracelet is made out of rounded and polished. 833 sterling silver with a gold wash, a popular purity of silver used in Portugal during this time period. The outside of the band features dark blue enamel which would have been hand-painted onto the silver. Also adorning the band are rosette accents and rope twist borders, both meant to evoke the style of ancient Etruscan jewelry. The bracelet is completed with a push-in clasp and safety chain for comfortable and secure wear. Damage: Age appropriate wear. There is some wear to the gold wash, revealing the sterling silver beneath it; however, this is not immediately noticeable and does not affect wear. The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. 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. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specially cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would usually take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Archaeological revival jewelry was inspired by the excavations and discoveries of Roman, Byzantine, Egyptian, and Etruscan sites in the 18th and 19th Centuries. These archaeological digs uncovered beautiful works of decorative arts, giving jewelers a glimpse into the past for inspiration for contemporary designs. Some of the revival styles incorporate the use of filigree and granulation decorations. The revival styles emphasized the contrast between antiquity and modernity, with jewelers of the modern world borrowing motifs and techniques from the ancients, to perfect with advanced technologies and incorporate into modern designs. Etruscan Revival jewelry was first popularized during the early 1800s when an Etruscan tomb was discovered just outside of Rome. Upon its discovery, jewelers worked to imitate and understand the metalworking techniques with which the jewelry was made. Not only was Etruscan jewelry a luxurious addition to the Victorian styles of the day. But it introduced new ideas and decorations. These Etruscan tombs contained jewelry adorned with long and flowing geometric lines and motifs, mythological imagery and scenery, and celestial elements. The techniques of repouss√©, filigree, and granulation are all attributed to the Etruscans. Enameling originally dates all the way back to the ancient Persians of Meenakari. The technique involves bonding powdered glass to a base, usually gold, by firing (heating and melting the glass onto the metal). The glass hardens to form a layer of pigment over the metal. Enamel is made of colored powdered glass or may include clear powdered glass that is mixed with colorful metallic pigments. It was used by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Celts; and later the Chinese and Georgians. It resurged in popularity in the 20th century. It is primarily used on decorative art or jewelry, usually small in size. Besides jewelry, enamel can also be applied to glass, ceramic, stone, and various other materials. The item “Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling 833 Silver Portuguese Enamel Bangle Bracelet” is in sale since Sunday, December 8, 2019. 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.
  • Clasp Type: Bangle Bracelet
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Portugal
  • Style: Bangle
  • Material: Enamel
  • Metal Purity: .833
  • Metal: Sterling Silver

Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling 833 Silver Portuguese Enamel Bangle Bracelet