1930’s Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Leaf Lapis Lazuli Bracelet
The Arts & Crafts movement celebrated the singular artisan, with jewelry being handmade rather than using machines and this 1930's bracelet is a refined example. Made to highlight the organic beauty of natural stones, the sterling setting has a classical leaf motif with lapis in vibrant hues of indigo-blue being the focal point to each link. Solidly made and quality feeling, the domed setting sits prominently on the wrist for a striking look.
The Finer Points Excellent Condition. This piece is fresh looking and was well taken care of, the minimal amounts of wear are noticeable only on close inspection.
* The silver has a bright patina without any dents and a modest amount of surface wear.
* The lapis has a smooth and gleaming surface without any chipping and a modest amount of scratching.
* There are no irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape.
Length 7 3/8"
Mark See photo
Clasp Secure, and original
Weight 35 grams
Material Sterling silver, natural Lapis Lazuli
Collector Guide On the Arts & Crafts Movement
The Arts and Crafts period emerged at the turn of the century as a reaction against the industry and machinery that had begun to infiltrate culture, arts, and design. Proponents of the Arts and Crafts Movement argued true art and true craftsmanship must be done by an artisan, not by a machine or by an assembly line of people. They believed that the original creative endeavor of an individual artisan would bring its own distinct pleasure, not only to the working class makers but to the person wearing it.
On Handmade or Hand-Carved Jewelry
Handmade or hand-carved jewelry is valued because it is, by default, one of a kind. Unlike machine-made pieces, a handmade piece can never be replicated in the exact same way, and so they will always reveal the at-the-moment intent of the individual maker. Often, the pieces have a distinctively visceral feel, as though you can sense the painstaking labor that went into every aspect.