We have similar Chinese Dragon Enamel Bangles for sale! If you like these bangles, we think you will also like this Chinese Dragon Enamel Necklace! Gram Weight: 75.6 Grams. Item Measurements: The bracelet has an inside circumference of 7.75", not including the 1" wrist gap. The bracelet has a diameter of 2.5, which you can also use to put your hand through.The bracelet itself measures very thick at over 0.5 wide. Closure/Clasp Type: This item does not have a clasp, it is meant to slide over your hand. Notable Features: Old World Chinese Export workmanship, Intricate hand-painted enamel, Repoussé style, Hand-hammered Dragon motif, Hand-chased and chiseled accents, Museum quality masterpiece, Bangle Cuff bracelet. There is some enamel loss, but the bracelet is in amazing condition for its age. This listing is for the item only. This beautiful piece comes from the Art Deco Era! The Art Deco Era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" Era.
A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. During the Art Deco Period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand.
Chinese export jewelry became popular during the late Victorian Period and lasted until the 1960's. In a lot of ways, Chinese export jewelry fashioned what we know of jewelry today. During these periods, Chinese craftsmen, including jewelers and stone cutters, were considered by far the best in the world.The wealthy would have a piece custom ordered through their local jeweler. They drafted a design which was then sent to China to be crafted and sent back.
As you can imagine, this was not cheap, that being said, these pieces are very rare and few have survived until today. Repoussé began as an ancient metal working technique, involving malleable silver first formed with a specially created three-dimensional mold and then further refined by hammering from the reverse side and adding detail to the front.
The finished work was intricate, with grooves, indentation and channeling. It was then carefully polished as an eye-catching treasure. The chasing technique is a very difficult silversmith process when the artist uses a nail like tool and hammer to hand etch patterns within the metal work. This process was very difficult and only the best jewelers were trained in the process.
PLEASE WAIT FOR AN UPDATED INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS. Thank you for your cooperation. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Enamel Dragon Bangle Cuff Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, August 6, 2017.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Bracelets". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.