Gold/extraordinary Victorian Padlock & Matching Charm Bracelet/betrothal/c. 1885 For Sale
GOLD EXTRA FINE Victorian Padlock & Matching Charm Bracelet Betrothal/Antique
Early bracelets (c. 1885) such as this superb example where
often adorned with only a single padlock. They were sometimes presented as a
commitment (betrothal) gift; before engagement rings where popularized.
The heart-shaped padlock is hallmarked 9c (British for 9 Karat Gold). The bracelet
links are also hallmarked 9c gold. A safety chain attaches the padlock to the
bracelet and a second safety chain provides added security.
Both the bracelet and lock have matching WMW Ld Maker’s marks. Together they weigh ±19 grams.
This rare and extremely well-hand-engraved heart-shaped padlock
measures over ½” x¾” including the bail.
The artful floral motif represents Forget-Me-Nots as a romantic symbol. The
padlock is in excellent working condition and does not require a key to open.
The elegant bracelet measures over 6½” in length. Each link
features a chased motif that is a perfect complement to the hand-engraved
padlock. This piece is in excellent age
This bracelet is from the estate of Joan Munkacsi. Joan, of A Charmed Existence, was an avid and
extremely knowledgeable collector and seller of vintage charms and charm
bracelets. We miss her.
It will be carefully packaged to insure safe delivery.
Domestic S/H – Shipping - $12.50 – includes full insurance
International – Please email for shipping costs
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