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Lapis, Marcasite & Sterling German Bracelet

Lapis, Marcasite & Sterling German Bracelet

USD$395.00

Additional information

Maker

Unsigned

Size

7 1/4" x 5/8"

Condition

Excellent

Date

1930s

Marks

"STERLING GERMANY" on clasp

The lapis (glass?) stones set in sterling silver with marcasite links are an interesting shape and color. The stones may look more like sodalite than lapis lazuli, because they don’t have the brassy specks usually found in the latter. Whatever the case, the color is fabulous, and the workmanship is typical of the high-quality pieces produced in Germany before World War II. This lovely jewel closes with a concealed clasp with a safety catch. Scroll down to see complementary blue Art Deco pieces.

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