Art Deco Dragon’s Breath Jelly Opal Glass Silver Tone Wide Cuff Bracelet
The unique fiery effect of the specialized glass and the cabochons' prominent size makes this late 1930's - 40's bracelet striking. If you haven't had a dragon's breath piece in your hands, it is a deep pink translucent glass and when it catches light at the right angle, it glows from within a mysterious blue "vapor" looking color. The glass cabochons on this bracelet are particularly large so the effect is enhanced. With hinged sides, the bracelet clamps on firmly, allowing the glass to sit upright on your wrist when worn.
Condition: Very good. This piece has a modest amount of wear and age that is noticeable on inspection.
* The silver tone setting has a bright patina without any dents
* There is some wear to the finish showing through a brassier patina underneath.
* The glass has a smooth surface and a nice sheen without any chipping and very little surface wear.
* There are no irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape.
Length 6 1/2" inside circumference from tip to tip
Width 1" just under
Mark See photo
Clasp No clasp, the hinges are tight and clampy
Weight 32 grams
Period 1935 - 40's
Material Alloy (if the piece is not marked it is tested for silver content), glass
On large size. Antique and vintage styles that are typically seen in small or modest sizes get dramatic attention when they're found in large, oversized, or bold pieces. These larger versions increase the collectability of a piece.
On uncommon pieces. Uncommon antique and vintage pieces are often highly collectable because you are not likely to find another one. While some uncommon pieces have garnered a cult following, others are so uncommon that they do not have a large fanbase. The latter type may not be considered collectables, but they are lovely, almost one-of-a-kind finds.