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Diamanté & Sterling 1930s Line Bracelet by Otis

Diamanté & Sterling 1930s Line Bracelet by Otis

USD$175.00

Additional information

Maker

Otis

Size

7 1/8" x 1/4"

Condition

Very good (see description)

Date

Mid-1930s

Marks

"OTIS STERLING"

This lovely example of an Art Deco line bracelet, the forerunner of today’s tennis bracelet, features faceted, square-cut diamanté channel-set in rhodium-plated sterling silver.  Engraved edges and a diamanté-encrusted fold-over clasp complete the piece. The excellent articulation speaks to the high-quality construction of this bracelet, which actually was the same as that used by Wachenheimer Bros. (Read about the companies’ connection.) Bracelets in this style (known as flexible bracelets in that era) were all the rage in the 1920s-1930s and were typically worn in multiples. You can see this one paired with other line bracelets in the photos. Although the stones have aged a bit, this piece still has lots of sparkle. Scroll down to see coordinating pieces.

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