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Deco Portuguese silver harvest calendar Bracelet ~ Topazio style hinged bangle

on Feb 1, 2020 in Bracelets, US/European

Vintage Portuguese sterling silver hinged bangle bracelet in a classic for the genre harvest calendar design in which different months of the year are illustrated by either a flower, fruit or other staple that characterizes them. I love these bracelets for their representation of the cyclical nature of time and their allusion to earlier decades when the availability of food depended on one’s location and the specific season. In the example at hand the figural decoration is distinct and crisp in its detail with the flowers, fruit and sheaves of cereals pushing out from the background as if in an attempt to come to life…

 

Size/Weight: 7″ inner circumference (clasped) by 3/4″ wide; 18.2 grams

Hallmarks / Date: “STERLING PORTUGAL”; 1930s-50s

Condition: excellent vintage with crisp, sculptural floral, fruit and foliate motifs, having nice patina, with no damage nor any repairs noted – perfect to wear alone or stack with similar pieces

 

Inv.#14722

 

Offered at $275.00

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