Saturday, April 13, 2013

Chinese Cloisonne Bracelets Old Pair 1940s Vintage Jewelry $45


There are several ladies who come here to my site looking for old Cloisonné bangle bracelets. If you collect this type of jewelry then you probably know as well as I do determining when older Cloisonne bangles were made can sometimes be rather difficult.

Typically, dating such is determined by the colors and the style of the inlay. In addition, wide Cloisonné bangles were not made in the 1920-1940 era, but very slender bangles like these were. Based on these factors, I would date these bangles from the 1930-1940 era. In the 1950s, Cloisonné bangles were predominately wider, used different hues of certain colors, and had different designs.

Im listing these bangles at a very low price. The price you see is for the pair. As is common with Cloisonne bangles this old, both bangles have signs of wear and some missing inlay.

The red bracelet is also not perfectly flat, probably just how it was made. It is hard for me to describe the extent of the wear to the enamel inlay except to say they do have moderate signs of wear. When I run my fingers across the inside and the outside, I do feel rough spots, but I don't feel and loose enamel. Please look at all the photos above.

To preserve the enamel, what would be best to do is to coat the enamel with one layer of clear fingernail polish. You cant do the whole bracelet at one time, but you can do one side, let it dry, then do the other side. This is something I can do as well for a small fee if you don't have the time or the patience.

The bangles are very slender but they are not small in size. Both are 2 3/4" or 70 mm wide across the inside. The bangles are each about 1/8" or 4 mm wide.

Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new luxury presentation gift box.
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