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John Brogden

circa 1870s
An interesting and unusual gold bracelet set with a series of five 15th-16th century Indian coins.

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An interesting and unusual gold bracelet by John Brogden c.1870, set with a series of five square highly decorative ancient Indian coins dating from the 15th-16th centuries, four from the Mughal Emperor Akbar period and one from the Malwa Sultanate era, held within narrow gold frames and interspersed with oval-shaped spacers with finials at each end, to a concealed tongue and box clasp.
  • OriginLondon
  • Condition ReportVery fine
  • Setting18ct gold with JB maker's mark
  • Weight description80 grams
  • Dimensions18.5cm / 7.25"
Directors notes
John Brogden was one of Victorian London's finest jewellers and he specialised in the revivalist and archaeological styles. This bracelet is a very unusual design for him and therefore highly desirable as a collectors piece as well as being a very wearable and stylish jewel. Please see our biography of Brogden for more information.

Brogden, John

John Brogden was one of the best known and most prolific of Victorian manufacturing jewellers during the second half of the 19th Century although his family had been in the trade since the early 18th century.  In 1834 he began a seven year apprenticeship with James Garland of Garland & Watherston at 16 Bridgewater Square, London. His completion...

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