Antique Victorian Aesthetic Era Silver Gilt Cuff Bangle Circa 1880
A particularly stunning and unusual aesthetic movement bracelet from the Victorian Circa 1880, in ‘Aesthetic or Japanesque’ style.
The Aesthetic Movement in Britain (1860 – 1900) aimed to escape the ugliness and materialism of the Industrial Age, by focusing instead on producing art that was beautiful rather than having a deeper meaning – 'Art for Art's sake'.
The artists and designers in this 'cult of beauty' crafted some of the most sophisticated and sensuously beautiful artworks of the Western tradition and in the process remade the domestic world of the British middle-classes.
Reference: Victoria & Albert Museum
Crafted from silver gilt and modeled as a hinged oval cuff style bracelet with a push down box tongue clasp. Featuring, in a rectangular panel, a wading bird - Heron - walking amongst reeds and a sweet little unidentifiable bird watching on.
To the sides of this panel is a finely detailed floral garland and the rear of the bangle is plain.
Wide at 2.0cm for its full circumference this rich and lush bangle is the colour of a high carat gold but with out the price tag!
Victorian Circa 1880
Approx 19-20 cm
Internal circumference - 6cm x 5.2cm
Very very good antique 140 year old condition. No loss to gilt, only very very minor marks, no deep dents or dings at all. Hinge opens and closes securely. Rare little example of Victorian Aesthetic movement jewellery in lovely condition.
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