Vermeil Sterling 1940s Snake Bracelet by Forstner
2 1/4" diameter (bracelet wraps, so size is flexible)
Excellent (minor wear to gold plating on the inside)
December 1, 1947 ad in "Vogue"
This 1940s gold-plated sterling silver snake bracelet by Forstner has a beautifully detailed head and a body that tapers to the tail, which illustrates a popular motif in the Retro Modern style of the decade. Forstner Chain Corporation was well-known for its flexible spiral bracelets, and this one is a fine example. The dark areas in the photos are reflections of the camera. This piece was advertised in the December 1, 1947 issue of Vogue at a price of $10. Scroll down to see other Forstner flexible spiral bracelets.
- Vintage Bracelets, 1940s Jewelry, Forstner JewelryThis 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.USD$395.00
- ArchivesThis flexible gold-filled bracelet is chic and sleek. From the 1940s, this piece by Forstner is the epitome of Retro Modern style. This bracelet can be worn anywhere and with everything! Forstner was known for their flexible 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. (Gold-filled pieces are of higher quality than gold-plated ones.) This bracelet 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 necklace by Walter Lampl. Read about this style in one of my ‘Jewelry in the Movies’ blog posts.USD$225.00