Beautiful and scarce cut steel bracelet circa mid 19th century.
Cut steel pieces are typically made up of tiny faceted steel pins that are riveted into plates. Cut steel has been used in buckles, buttons, and sword decorations, as well as in jewelry.
In the mid 18th century when King Louis XV of France asked the wealthy to donate their precious gems and jewelry to help fund the Seven Years War, cut steel became a popular alternative.
Marked "Made in France."
+++ Measurements +++
6.5" wearable length and 5/8" wide.
+++ Condition +++
Lovely condition overall with minor age-related wear.
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.