Rich with detail, this spoon cuff bracelet glorifies the carnation. The carnations and their stems run the length of the piece and are neatly gathered in the center with a ribbon tied in a bow. Note, the design is visible on the inside as well as the outside of this piece.
In Victorian times flowers were given as a way of conveying a special feeling. There were even flower dictionaries to which you would refer when trying to figure out the flower code of your gift. With that in mind, it is no surprise that flowers are a popular and prominent motif on antique silverware. I am sure you are now wondering what carnations symbolize in Victorian culture. The meaning was dependent upon the color. Pink carnations symbolized “I’ll never forget you” while yellow carnations symbolized “You have disappointed me” or rejection. There is a whole range of feelings/meaning for various colors of carnations. I feel a blog post brewing on this subject! Stay tuned!
Manufacturer: William Rogers Keystone
Pattern Name: Carnation
Pattern Date: 1908
Dimensions: 4.75” so fits a 5.75” wrist. Shown on a 6" wrist - can be bent forward and back as needed for a better fit. Sizing.
NOTE: This listing is for a small bracelet. If you wanted to do a his & hers set, we have a larger version of this same bracelet.
Once chosen, the pieces are modified and beautified by HAND; they are cut, drilled, filed and polished.
Condition: Please note, this is an antique item that was once used as a utensil. As a result, there may be some wear to the silver-plate, fine scratches or marks from use. But some wear gives the piece patina and personality.