Chinoiserie Dragon Head Bangle

Here is a magnificent, rare, antique, heavy and chunky, brass double headed dragon motif woven mesh bangle. 

 

Era: Probably 1890 - 1950 

 

The first wave of Chinoiserie (Western and Chinese fusion design) came in the 18th century. Towards the end of the 19th century there was a renewed interest in all things Chinese. This style continued through the Art Deco period and onwards. I haven't quite been able to make my mind up about the age of this amazing bracelet which is why I've given it a wide range. 

Style: Art Deco / Chinoiserie / Chinese Revival / Late Victorian / Art Nouveau era. Origin: Austria 

 

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