This 1885 sterling buckle bracelet was made by silver maker William War. It is unusual because of its “West’s Patent” triple bar closure. Both the closure & the bracelet are hallmarked sterling, Birmingham. It has a beautiful, floral hand engraved decoration.
It is 1” wide and the ovoid opening is 2 1/2” x 2”. However, the triple sliding bar catch makes this bracelet extremely easy to get on & off. It also makes it more secure than the standard, clamper clasp.
The buckle and strap are applied and the hand engraving is very good. The bracelet has a nice patina and some very fine signs of wear appropriate for a 100+ year old item. All in all, it is in excellent antique condition.