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Nautical Flag Motif Bracelet

Origin England
Period 1900-1949
Materials Gold and Enamel
Dimensions
W. 0.5 in; H. 7.5 in;
W. 1.27 cm; H. 19.05 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 1930
Description Colorful and visually appealing , this is a Nautical Flag also known as International Maritime Flags Link Bracelet that depicts the entire alphabet from A to Z and numbers 0 to 9. Made by Benzie of Cowes, Jewelers to the Royal Family, it is signed with hallmarks , marked England .375 indicating 9 ct. gold. Often used for enamel work , 9 carat gold was considered harder and more durable than higher carat gold which is more malleable. The symbols of the nautical flags were used by those at sea to signal a message from one vessel to another...S.O.S. or Man Overboard! Each flag denoting a letter of the alphabet also signified individual messages . Just for fun, check out www.anbg.gov.au for some of the meanings...Fun and intriguing! Measuring 7.5 inches long by 1/2 inches wide, it is extremely comfortable to wear. Weight is 11.8 dwt
Metals Enamel, Gold
Gender Ladies'
Styles / Movements Art Deco, Fine Jewelry, Signed Pieces
Incollect Reference Number 193128
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