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Gold Flexible Spiral Bracelet by Forstner

Gold Flexible Spiral Bracelet by Forstner

USD$195.00

Additional information

Maker

Forstner

Size

7 1/8 " x 3/8"

Condition

Excellent

Date

1946

Marks

"FORSTNER 1/20 12K GF"

Reference

April 15, 1946 ad in "Vogue"

This chic and sleek 1940s gold-filled flexible spiral bracelet by Forstner is the epitome of Retro Modern style. This piece can be worn anywhere and with everything! Forstner was known for their flexible spiral bracelets and necklaces, which were also made in solid gold. Please note that dark areas in the photos are reflections of the camera – this piece is in excellent condition. It was advertised in the April 15, 1946 issue of Vogue. Scroll down to see a variation of this style bracelet and a snake-chain necklace by the same maker as well as a sterling flexible spiral necklace by Walter Lampl.

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