Vintage Pre-Ban Ivory Bead Bracelet Gold Fill With Catholic Charms
Very sweet little bracelet that came from France. Gold filled links with genuine pre-ban elephant ivory round beads held in the links.
Purchased from a living estate. The woman was born in 1932, her father on a trip to France found this for her and brought it home as a little gift. The flower on the heart charm was originally on the bracelet and the oval sterling enameled charm was added on later. The links are gold filled. The little heart has a hallmark that is difficult to make out on the bale. Looks like a left facing lion and an initial F underneath. On the reverse side is an image of Mary with deep blue enamel that has a large chip. The other charm is gold over silver, stamped sterling with light blue enamel. Measures only 6-1/2" long and 1/4" wide. Cross hatch pattern is very evident in the beads and are guaranteed ivory. Lovely old piece!