1930s Art Deco Sterling Silver Flower Bracelet
Excellent. Fresh looking and in time capsule condition.
* Silver setting has a bright patina with no surface wear.
* No dents or imperfections to the shape or signs of repair.
* Clasp is secure and original.
Era 1935 - 40s
Length 6 3/4"
Width 3/4" widest point
Mark See photo (unidentified maker mark)
Weight 19 grams
Material Sterling silver
Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history.
* Inverted W inside of a diamond maker mark is not identified.
* Dimensional floral links are petite yet have a nice relief and amount of detail and charm.
* Links pivot and adjust nicely so the bracelet wraps smoothly around your wrist.
On Figurals. Figural jewelry includes any piece that has been shaped into an animal, person, object, or detailed "day in the life" scene. Antique and vintage figural jewelry is often quite charming and collectible for the realistic or cutesy details. Specific objects or animals became popular and prolific in jewelry during certain time, Scotty dogs during the 1940's for example, or swallow birds during the Victorian era. Figural jewelry is special for its detail and realism but also tells the story of the decade they were made in.
On Floriography. Floriography, or the language of flowers, is rooted in the Victorian era. It refers to the assignment of special emotional meanings to certain flowers. Including those flowers in jewelry was a way to slyly convey one's feelings in a society that discouraged showing your emotions. For example, red roses were (and still are today) associated with romantic love and passion, while forget-me-knots were associated with remembrance.