Beautiful pair of gold filled bracelets circa 1880s. A unique stretch design that expands to fit a range of wrist sizes.
On each bracelet, there is an ornately framed depiction of a heron (or possibly another water bird such as an egret or crane) in green, pink, and yellow gold.
It is very unusual to find a pair of bracelets still together and in such fine condition, and even more special to find such a unique design. I have never seen anything quite like these before!
Herons are symbols in many cultures throughout time, with a variety of different meanings, though they are commonly associated with the otherworld and the gods, and are often seen as messengers.
Marked with a patent date of June 19, 1883 (PAT. JUNE 19, 83)
+++ Measurements +++
Bracelets have stretch/expand to fit a range of wrist sizes, with a maximum stretch up to 8"
+++ Condition +++
Lovely condition with minor wear/patina from age.
+++ 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.
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