Gold 1940s Double Flexible Spiral Cuff with Buckle by Forstner
6 1/2" inside circumference (but size is flexible, due to construction); buckle is 1 1/8" wide; back tapers to 3/8"
"FORSTNER 1/20 12KT G.F."
This 1940s variation on Forstner’s Retro Modern flexible spiral bracelets is a gold-filled, tapering double-row cuff with a decorative, fixed buckle. The polished finish of the center buckle adds a nice contrast to the coiled sides. Pieces by Forstner were very well made and have retained their quality. This one is especially nice because the construction allows the piece to fit small- to medium-size wrists. Please note that dark areas in the photos are reflections from the camera. I have another gold flexible spiral bracelet by the same maker and a sterling necklace in the same style, by Walter Lampl — scroll down to see them. Several Vogue ads for this company’s flexible spiral bracelets in other styles date these pieces from 1946-1948.