This incredible 1860s Victorian wide bangle bracelet, fashioned of antique gutta percha, is a piece of exquisite mourning jewelry. The front panel is ornately carved with a floral bouquet, each petal and leaf veined with intricate detail. The band is bordered with a thick braid, while through the center of the back band is adorned with a quatrefoil design, the inside featuring a leaf pattern. Truly an outstanding and unique piece from the Civil War era.
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Materials: Gutta Percha
Measurements: 1 7/8 inches wide and 6.5 inches around the inside with ad diameter of 2 3/8 inches (oval)
Date: Circa 1860s
Weight: 24.5 grams
Condition: Good antique condition with several pieces of gutta percha missing noted under the clasp and a bead at the front. The bracelet is out of oval although not apparent when wearing.