A fabulous Victorian silver cuff bangle hallmarked at the Birmingham Assay Office in England in 1884. The design is bold and eyecatching in a cuff style which would look sensational worn over a fine wool sweater.
Silver beads are evenly spaced along each side of the front of the bangle framing a rose gold ivy leaf trail. The central section is hand engraved with further ivy leaves and daisy flowers.
The ivy decoration was constant theme running through Victorian jewellery but here, together with the floral daisy pattern, suggests and interesting and sentimental history.
Ivy, with its evergreen nature symbolized eternity, fidelity, and love, and is a contstant theme running through Victorian era jewellery.
Daisy, the flower associated with Freya, the Norse goddess of love, beauty and fertility represents childbirth, motherhood, and new beginnings.
Considered together, this bangle may, perhaps, have been a gift for a new Mother or Wedding Day Gift to a Bride from her Groom
NB: The bangle is in fair condition however, on the back of the bangle next to the hinge is a small crease in the silver (see photo). There is no break and the bangle opens and closes as it should and at over 130 years old some minor signs of wear are to be expected. A couple of the silver beads also show slight signs of wear.
HM Birmingham 1884
Silver and 9ct rose gold
1.18 inches wide (from bead to bead)
2.25 inches x 2.0 inches internal
V snap fastener