Victorian Era Repoussé Curb Link Bracelet with Heart Padlock & Key in 14k Gold
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A lovely, Victorian-era bracelet, modeled in 14k rose gold, whose links are decorated with repoussé and chasing. This curb link bracelet closes with a matching heart-shaped padlock, and it is still partnered with its original 14k gold key. This functioning lock is highly-textural, decorated all-over with fine, swirling, baroque forms, and flowers that seem to peek out from behind them. The key top is also decorated with chased baroque designs, to mirror its lock and the bracelet links. This old darling is lovely and its perfectly matched elements are especially endearing. It is rare to find one of these mechanical heart padlocks together with its key, let alone three matched pieces. This lock requires its key to open— it cannot be sprung without it. This bracelet was made for an XS wrist, but it could also be worn with other chains and charms in a layered arrangement of necklaces. This gold has a bloomed finish.
c. 1880 - 1890
Bracelet total length is approx 6" (including padlock clasp); width is approx 7.6 mm; heart padlock measures approx 16.7 mm (at the widest point) x 22.2 mm; padlock depth is approx 4.55 mm; key measures approx 15.5 mm long; key top measures approx 8 mm.