Victorian Era Taille d'Épargne Enamel Bracelet
This original, antique bangle bracelet, from the Victorian Era (circa 1837-1901), is 14K gold-filled with black enameling.
The bracelet features extremely detailed taille d'épargne enamelwork! Taille d'épargne is a form of champlevé enameling, sometimes referred to as black enamel tracery, and was very popular during the 1850s-1860s.
Nearly the entire bracelet is embellished with hand-chased decorative etchings, some of which have been colored with black enamel. The extremely ornate motif includes a bird, flowers and ribbons.
The bracelet measures 9.5mm wide. It has a hinged opening, allowing for easy on-and-off. It has a double tongue and groove configuration with double push-button release. It is missing the original safety chain but it does snap closed, locking into place.
While closed, the inner measurements of the bangle are approximately 2 1/8" x 1 3/4".
The bracelet is missing its original safety chain.
The piece has a gross weight of 17.3 grams.