This sterling silver fob bracelet is a lovely mixture of different eras collected and created into a one of a kind piece. The chunky bracelet is a cool curb link with a toggle clasp, dating somewhere between the 1930s to the 50s. The fob charms are English and Late Victorian.
-The shield charm sporting a crown has a Birmingham England hallmark and dates to 1917, the defining year of WW1 (and the title of a very good movie).
- The maltese cross is also from Birmingham and dates from 1900 during the late-Victorian era. It bears the makers mark for Constantine & Floyd silversmiths who owned a shop in Birmingham’s illustrious Jewellery Quarter (located at 14 Regent Place to be exact) home to the famous gold and silversmiths of the age.
-The final charm, a shield fob with a horseshoe design, is unmarked, but also from the early 20th century like the other two fobs.
It's a very successful marriage, and perfectly on point in today’s fashion craze of chains and charms!
Shield fob hallmarks : Anchor for Birmingham, Lion Passant for England, “S” for 1917.
Maltese Cross fob hallmarks: Anchor for Birmingham, Lion Passant for England, “A” for 1900, makers mark “Ce & Fd” in a scroll cartouche for Constantine and Floyd.
Good condition with wear from consistent use and appropriate for the age. It is clear that this piece was well loved which adds a bit of “charm.”
The bracelet is currently 7 1/2” length and can be shortened if desired. The largest charm, the Maltese cross, measures 1 1/2” long with the jump ring and 1” wide.