Berlin iron jewelry was developed in Germany in 1806. The jewelry was created to support the fight against Napoleon I in the Prussian war of Liberation (1813-1815). Citizens donated gold to their country; in return, they received iron inscribed with this phrase: ‘I gave gold for iron’. Not only does Berlin iron jewelry show off the stunning beauty of Neo-Classical style, but also the pieces are historically important and politically meaningful.
C.1820-1830. This wonderful and rare Berlin iron bracelet consists of six individual rectangular cast iron plaques with a scrolled foliage motif. The central raised section of the beautiful female cameo on its golden-framed polished steel oval is attached to the plaque. The clasp is strong and secure. Overall in great condition.
Length: Approximately 8.25 inches
Cameo (Front Face): Approximately 50mm x 43mm
Iron plaque(s): Approximately 47mm x 25mm.