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Gold 1940s Cuff Bracelet by Forstner

Gold 1940s Cuff Bracelet by Forstner

USD$395.00

Additional information

Maker

Forstner

Size

6 1/2" inside circumference (but size is flexible, due to construction); buckle is 1 1/8" wide; back tapers to 3/8"

Condition

Excellent

Date

c.1946-1947 (based on magazine ads)

Marks

"FORSTNER 1/20 12KT G.F."

Reference

Various issues of "Vogue"

This vintage cuff bracelet is a variation of Forstner’s flexible bracelets, a popular style in the 1940s. This piece is formed from a tapering double-row with a decorative, fixed buckle. The polished finish of the center buckle adds a nice contrast to the coiled sides. Jewelry by Forstner was very well-made and has retained its quality. Note that this piece is gold-filled, which means it has a thicker layer of gold than a piece that is gold-plated. This cuff is especially nice because the construction allows it to fit small- to medium-size wrists. Please note that dark areas in the photos are only reflections from the camera. Several Vogue ads for this company’s flexible bracelets in other styles date this cuff from about 1946-1947. Scroll down to see a sterling necklace in the same style by Walter Lampl.

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  • Sterling silver choker, 1940s, by Walter Lampl
    USD$295.00

    Sterling Silver Choker by Walter Lampl

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    Sterling Silver Choker by Walter Lampl

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    This sterling silver choker by Walter Lampl was the height of style in the mid- to late-1940s. The simplicity of this piece makes it wearable with almost anything. This well-constructed necklace closes with a concealed clasp. This choker was made for a slim neck, even though the construction allows for a bit of stretch. Please note the length (14 1/2"), and measure your neck before making this purchase. This necklace was advertised in the May 1947 issue of The Jewelers' Circular - Keystone (a trade publication). I wrote a blog post about two stars who wore this style of necklace in 1940s films – read it here. Cate Blanchett wore a gold version in the 2015 movie Carol. After seeing the 2019 Oscars, I was inspired by Amy Adams' red-carpet look to add a Marcel Boucher brooch to this necklace, as shown in the last photo. Scroll down to see this brooch as well as a gold flexible bracelet by another maker.
    USD$295.00