ANTIQUE VICTORIAN SILVER GOLD FORGET ME NOT IVY BANGLE DATED 1883
A grand antique Victorian Sterling Silver cuff bangle showcasing a lovely floral display of engraved Forget me nots and Ivy leaves across the front which have been highlighted in Green and Rose Gold.
The Ivy represents an unbreakable bond, such as friendship or marriage, as in the Victorian rhyme 'Close clings the ivy to the tree, so in my heart I cling to thee.'
Forget me nots in an old German tale were discovered by two lovers walking by a river one day. After picking a beautiful bouquet of blue flowers for his loved one the poor gentleman sadly fell in the river and was swept away but before he vanished he yelled out ‘Forget-me-not!’ giving the flowers their name and a long lasting symbolism of love and remembrance.
The bangle is fully hallmarked inside the band and dates the piece to 1883. It is a fine example of the beauty and craftsmanship of the era and a special piece to be treasured.
WEIGHT: 38.1 grams
MEASURES: Will fit a 6 – 6.5 inch wrist
WIDTH: 31mm across
METAL: Sterling Silver/ Gold
AGE: Victorian, dated 1883
ORIGIN: Birmingham, United Kingdom
MARKS: Sterling Silver hallmark, Birmingham hallmarks, Duplex Reliance - Robinsons patent
ITEM NUMBER: 19-870