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Victorian Seaside Souvenir Bracelet


Charmingly nicknamed "groatie beckies", "nuns" and "sea cradles", arctic cowrie shells are found along the north and west coast of Great Britain. This late Victorian silver bangle bracelet features nine rather beautifully set groatie buckies and was undoubtably purchased as a souvenir of someone's visit to the sea.


  • Materials

    silver, 9 arctic cowrie shells

  • Age

    c. 1900

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    6 3/4" inner circumference, 5/8" shank





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