Victorian Aesthetic Movement Silver Bangle
DATE: Victorian, 1885
This attractive Aesthetic Movement cuff bangle is modelled in sterling Silver, with clear hallmarks dating to the year 1885. With the classic bird and nature motifs associated with the movement, this bangle also has an Etruscan feel - with the silver pommels and rope-like border details.
The Aesthetic Movement in England was directly inspired by the London International Exhibition of 1862, where a large collection of Japanese art and objects were shown to a wide audience. Artists and Craftspeople would incorporate Japanese themes - usually depicting birds, flowers, plant foliage, and other scenes from nature - into their work, often citing the pursuit of pure beauty or "Art for Art's sake" as their ultimate goal. It was literally all about the aesthetics.
Inner Circumference: 6.5 inches - Width: 3.8cm
English hallmarks for Sterling Silver, Birmingham 1885
Good, some dings and scratches to the back