Another vintage bracelet - Italian?

peachydevaJanuary 2, 2010

Here is another bracelet with hand painted glass buttons pasted into metal links.

This is not a finely crafted piece; it is very light weight and the painted buttons are not centered. I'm thinking maybe a souvenir bracelet? I think the one drawing looks like Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence, Italy. Not sure about the dark stain on the metal either.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Di

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justlinda

I'm thinking the shiny gold colored closures look "added-on". With the holes it looks like they may be from a necklace or something with strands.

    Bookmark   January 2, 2010 at 10:24PM
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lindac

Is that painting on those buttons reverse painting on glass?
The metal is "carp" but the glass looks kind of nice to me....

    Bookmark   January 2, 2010 at 11:31PM
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sunnyca_gw

Looks similar to some bracelets from Mexico, they sometimes make do with what they have. Look carefully on the end pieces where it fastens together as may be some kind of mark. What do backs of glass part look like, is glass glued in from front?

    Bookmark   January 2, 2010 at 11:57PM
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peachydeva

LindaC... the painting appears to be on the surface and painted over with something clear. What is "carp" metal? It does not attract a magnet.

Sunnyca... There are no markings on the clasp and I can't see the backs of the glass because the base is all metal with the button just glued to the metal from the front.

Does the dark stain on the metal have any significance? It looks intentional.

thanks, Di

    Bookmark   January 3, 2010 at 9:46AM
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lindac

"carp" metal is forum-ese for cr@p...LOL!
I am sure the dark stain on the metal is just an attempt at an "antique" look.

    Bookmark   January 3, 2010 at 10:28AM
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peachydeva

LOL! love that... it is definitely crappy metal, very light weight. So I guess what I have here is a cheap, rather old souvenir bracelet of about zero value in terms of its artistry, material, or history. Would you agree?

    Bookmark   January 3, 2010 at 2:38PM
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sweeby

... but some nice buttons! ;-)

    Bookmark   January 3, 2010 at 7:03PM
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peachydeva

Thanks! :) I'll be keeping this silly old thing I think.

    Bookmark   January 3, 2010 at 9:56PM
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