A Birmingham hallmarked, 1960s, Sterling silver, hinged and engraved bangle. Second-hand.
What's for sale?
This is an engraved, Sterling silver hinged bangle, made during the 1960s and hallmarked for Birmingham, England.
The engraved decoration is a simple, floral pattern depicting three flowers on a long stem. The engraving runs around one half of the bangle, while the other half is undecorated.
This a slender bangle and so is lighter to wear and perhaps less obtrusive than some of the larger cuffs. The square edging also gives it a more modern look.
Who made it and when?
It was made in 1966-67 by Jospeh Smith & Sons Ltd, the Birmingham jeweller based at Vittoria Street. There are two sets of marks:
- JS (the stamp for Joseph Smith & Sons)
- An Anchor (the symbol for the Birmingham assay office)
- A Lion Passant (the sterling silver mark)
- An "R" (which style matches 1966/67)
- Another Lion Passant
- Another "R"
What condition is it in?
- In good condition
- It's kept its shape reasonably well
- There are three small dents on the plain side of the bangle
- The hinge and push-pull fastener work well
What are the measurements?
- 1cm wide
- 7cm and 67cm across
- 19 grams
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