A lovely vintage antique-revival hinged bangle bracelet featuring a tiny shell cameo, circa 1940’s. The bangle is made of a gold-plated base metal with silver tone (rhodium plated) accents and hinges open with a fancy safety bar. The safety bar is stamped C.T. which likely refers to Cheever, Tweedy & Co. of North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Cheever, Tweedy & Co.’s origins began in the 1880’s under the name J.G. Cheever & Co.* The clasping mechanism is a small tab that is releases when pressed. Both halves of the bangle have a lovely filigree design with a gold tone that is dotted with silver-tone accents. The top half features a small shell cameo that measures 11.5 x 9.0 mm. Overall width is 19.4 mm wide across the widest section and 15.9 mm throughout the rest. Inside length is 7 1/4-inches so it should fit those that wear a standard 7-7 1/2-inch flexible bracelet. Condition is very good: it has been repaired (two small sterling silver rivets have been added to secure the hinge). The top of the bangle has some discoloration where the rhodium has worn off.

*Reference: “American Jewelry Manufacturers”, Dorothy T. Rainwater, Schiffer Publishing Company, 1988.

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