Antique French 18ct Gold Bracelet -SOLD

Antique French 18ct Gold Bracelet in the “Maille ancienne” link of 8 oval sections and closing with an invisible clasp in the end section.  Stamped with the French state control marks for 18ct gold (2 Eagles heads) and maker’s mark.  Weight 11.9gms.  Width 1cm x length 20cms, so this will fit a larger wrist.  C.1880  On genuine antique items of 18ct gold jewellery in France, the position of the eagles’ heads denoted the weight of the item.  This was done to prevent fraud and was put on by the tax office.  Modern pieces carry the single eagle mark.

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