N579A Silver Japonaiserie bangle

N579A Silver Japonaiserie bangle



N579A Arthur Lazenby Liberty, the founder of the famous London store, went to Japan in the 1860s and brought back with him all sort of Japanese art and artefacts, which caused a sensation and became a fruitful design source. Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera The Mikado was a skit on the craze for all things Japanese.

This sterling silver bangle, probably made in Birmingham around 1875, is engraved with typical motifs of bamboo, birds and flowers. The width of the bangle is 1 inch: 25mm and will fit most wrists.  The catch works well. There are two tiny dents consistent with age and wear.

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