Antique Bavarian Silver, Filigree and Garnet Kropfkette Bracelet


    This stylish bracelet dates from the mid to late 1800s and was created in Bavaria. 

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    The Details...

    Although un-hallmarked, this bracelet tests as being constructed from gilded silver. It features 9 cable chains linked to a large, statement clasp. The clasp is detailed with a floral filigree design, two pearls and a garnet set flower. The bracelet fastens with two box clasps either side of the central panel. The bracelet chains measure 14cm in length. The reverse of the clasp appears to be engraved with a name in script writing. However, this is indecipherable. 

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    A Short History...

    A Kropfkette or goitre chain is a choker comprised of multiple rows of chain with an imposing clasp at the front. They were originally worn to hide the ugly swelling caused by goitre, a disease of iodine deficiency endemic in the high Alps during the 1800s. This piece is a bracelet version of the Kropfkette. The use of filigree is very typical of Bavarian jewellery too. 

    Wear it With...

    Wear this bracelet with other chain jewels for a truly edgy look. 

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    The jewellery within the Gemma Redmond Vintage collection has survived to this day because it has been well cared for throughout its lifetime. It is important to continue to care for the jewellery that you buy from us to ensure its continued preservation. Here are some suggestions:

    - Be sure to store your jewellery within the boxes that we provide to ensure that it is protected. This is especially important when travelling with your pieces.

    - Try not to get perfume or hairspray on your items. These liquids can damage the materials that our jewellery is made from.

    - Try not to drop your jewellery or catch your jewellery against hard surfaces. If this happens over time, the findings and fixings can loosen and wear.

    - Try not to get your jewellery wet. Some costume jewellery manufacturers utilised water soluble glue in the making of their pieces. Getting your jewellery wet could cause rhinestones and other details to fall away over time.

    - If you wish to clean your jewellery, use a soft polishing cloth or a soft brush.