1940's Rare Robert Kiefer Traveling Circus Zoo Animal Sterling Bracelet
This vintage bracelet designed by Robert Kiefer was crafted in the 1940’s and is in very good condition. This rare piece is 1 of only 180 made. Robert Kiefer was a master engraver and designer educated in Europe. Kiefer was born in 1898 and died in 1996.
This beautiful piece has five circus or zoo animals in two-sided cages. Consisting of an elephant, monkey, lion, camel and a bear. The cages, clasp and links are made of sterling silver the animals are golden yellow and I have read they are made from gold-filled goldine brass - an alloy of copper and zinc. These animals are loose in their cages and can move. The cages do not open. The backs of the animals are smooth, while the fronts are very detailed and 3-dimensional. The clasp is solid and tight. Stamped "Sterling".
Measures 7 1/8" L x 3/4" W 23.6 grams