Antique Aluminium & Gilt Metal Bracelet

Antique Aluminium & Gilt Metal Bracelet

£3,500.00

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A lovely antique aluminium and gilt metal bracelet in it’s original presentation box.Circa 1860.Each circular link of this bracelet is engraved with floral decoration.In excellent condition.

Maker’s mark stamped to the bracelet clasp tongue : AM (beneath a star)

This is a very fine example of  French aluminium jewellery which first appeared in the Paris Exhibition of 1855.At the time,due to it’s rarity,aluminium was valued more highly than gold and was classed as a precious metal.Originally valued at 3,000f per kilo in 1854,by the 1890’s with the realisation that the metal could be successfully produced relatively cheaply,the value dropped to a mere 20f per kilo.

Pieces of this quality and condition are rare to find today

 

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