1940s Sterling Silver Dogwood Flower Leaf Signed HS Bick Bracelet
Excellent condition. Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection.
* Silver setting has a bright patina with no surface wear.
* No dents or imperfections to the shape or signs of repair.
* Clasp is secure, may not be original.
Era 1940s - 50s
Length 6 1/2"
Mark See photo
Weight 24 grams
Material Sterling silver
Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history.
* Dogwood flower has often been used a symbol for rebirth as they are a strong and resilient flower.
* Mark shows this bracelet was made by the Harry S Bick company.
* Full-sized and detailed flowers create a feminine and wreath-like silhouette on your wrist.
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.
On Signed Designer Pieces. A piece of jewelry that has been signed by the designer is immediately of higher value, because it definitively places the work in their oeuvre. This gives the piece a personal history that it might not otherwise have-fixed in place, time, style, and intent. In addition, signed designer pieces indicate that a designer viewed the work as worthy enough to want his or her name to be forever associated with it. This indicates that the piece was made with a concentration on high-quality construction or perhaps trendy or progressive design.