Georgian Cowrie Shell Gold Bracelet

$ 2,800.00

The 6 Cowrie Shells are set in hand made Gold Canatille Work frames, alternating with Gold Buttercup Flowers to a square box clasp. In 18th century England, people were intrigued with the exotic Cowrie Shells, which were brought back by returning sailors with tales that they were money in several countries and possession of Cowrie Shells meant wealth. (all true!)

Condition: Good Dimensions: 18cm (7 1/4 ins) long

Weight: 13g

English: circa 1780

Price: $2800

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