A wonderful piece of Irish history this bangle is, dating back to late Victorian era, circa 1900! Front half of bangle features inlays of green stone, likely to be connemara marble, and in the form of shamrocks and a lyre motif central. Adding extra antique charm to bangle is the detailed hand engraving which surrounds the stone inlay. The bordered hand engraved design is lovely and extends with a plaid pattern and chevron finish to back half.
Stamped inside bangle is "PATENT" "J.C & S" - the initials indicating maker Joseph Cook & Son. No other stamps can be seen, a test indicated sterling silver. Integrated tongue connection. Bangle measures 16mm wide.
Connemara is a famous region in the west of Ireland. It means “Inlets for the Sea” in the Irish language and has a tremendous rugged beauty. Connemara Marble is a serpentine-rich rock, popular since ancient times as a decorative facing stone. The color and markings in the marble reflects the natural beauty of the mountains of Connemara and it is said to bring serenity to those who keep it close. Unique to Connemara region, the marble shows twisted and interlocking bands of serpentine, in various shades of light and dark green.
A beautiful antique bangle for the avid Irish jewellery collector, or for the lady with distinct taste...