Signed Topazio 833 Silver Vermeil Red Glass Filigree Wide Portugal Bracelet
Marked and made by Topazio, this piece demonstrates through its inventive construction and intricate silverwork that it was indeed made by the company. Unique rolling domes of intricate filigree give this bracelet at once a delicate and ornate look. Solid feeling as well as looking on your wrist, this piece has a full silhouette with extra flourish from the gold wash and sparkling, cherry-red glass cabochon.
Condition Guide Excellent. This piece is fresh looking and must have been tucked away and well taken care of, the soft signs of wear are noticeable only on close inspection.
* The silver setting has a bright patina with little surface wear and no dents or misshapen spots.
* The glass is smooth and gleaming without any chipping, minor surface wear and the faceting is crisp and refractive.
* The vermeil finish golden with some wear and thinning so it's not as bright as it would have been originally.
* There are no irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair, the components are original and the piece has a firm shape.
Length 7" inside circumference
Mark See photo
Clasp Secure, and original with original safety chain.
Weight 53 grams
Period 1940s - 50s
Material Tests for sterling silver, glass
Collector Note On Color. Color plays a key role in jewelry design and in turn its collectability. Whether natural stones or glass, what exact hue of blue was used, or the combination of colors can tell you what time period a piece was made. Certain shades can be more common during a particular decade, making that piece of jewelry a classic example of the period - or - conversely a vibrant and unique shade might make it quite rare.
On Regional Jewelry. Throughout history, regions have developed their own distinctive styles of jewelry with techniques that are passed down through generations. Because each region shared the same techniques, materials, knowledge, and craftspeople, the style of each region becomes incredibly recognizable, almost like a designer. However, regional jewelry is made by different artisans, so each piece feels subtly different. For example, Austro-Hungarian jewelry is a recognizable category of jewelry, known by its style, motifs, construction, and materials. Collectors can favor regional jewelry for the clear history and distinct location that can be assigned to the piece.