Victorian Sterling Silver BOAR PIG High Relief Aesthetic Period Bracelet
The wide silhouette on this Victorian bracelet, allowed its bright sterling surface to become a silversmith's canvas, illustrating a truly unique scene. Made during the Aesthetic Period, the verdant wild foliage (etched by hand in refined detail), typifies the movement's emphasis on visual beauty. Charging and trampling through all of this? That is what is both spectacular and one-of-a-kind about this piece. A charmingly and realistically rendered boar, juts outward in dimensional relief. Note his bristly hair, curling tail that is comically cute and of course his open-mouthed snort revealing his gnarled teeth. Solid and quality-made feeling, this bracelet shuts securely on your wrist with a solid click to the hidden clasp.
Condition Guide Excellent. This piece is fresh looking, it 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 minor surface scratching at the back, dents or misshapen spots.
* There are no irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape.
Length 6 1/4" inside circumference
Width 1 3/8"
Mark No mark
Clasp Secure, and original
Weight 31 grams
Material Tests for sterling silver
Collector Note 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 periods, 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 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, one-of-a-kind finds.