Either this was made for an un-successful miner, or he was a cheap-skate gift-giver, as unusually this bangle is in gilt-metal. It has all the usual accoutrements - pick, shovel, rope and bucket, and the bracelet is effectively a spring which pulls open a little to get the bangle on to the wrist.
Gold-mining jewellery is collected, and this is unusual for not being a brooch, and for not being gold!
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N.Bloom & Son , london , UNITED KINGDOM
N.Bloom & Son was established by my maternal grandfather in 1912. I have run the business since 1971. I specialise in high-quality old jewellery, mostly late 19th and 20th century, of interesting and unusual design. After having a succession of shops in the West End over forty years, and having a achieved a high reputation and profile with the public, I decided to close my last shop in 2005, and now I trade solely over the internet, or by person-to-person contact with clients.
FREEPOST IAN HARRIS - N.BLOOM & SON
T: 020 7629 5060
Other Antiques available from N.Bloom & Son
Diamond lozenge-shaped earstuds
Crystal-top bombe ring
Leopard Head pearl necklace
Russian art nouveau pendant locket