SOLD -- 1940s Dunn Bros. Gold-Filled Etched WWII U.S. Army Sweetheart Bracelet
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During World War II, it was customary for soldiers to bring gifts, such as jewelry, lingerie and silk stockings, to their girls and mothers back home as a token of their love. Often, the jewelry (now known as "sweetheart jewelry") had some sort of military motif matching the branch of the soldier giving the gift.
This bracelet is an exquisite example of sweetheart jewelry at its finest! Crafted by the Dunn Brothers, who were known for their high quality, this patriotic bangle is etched with a war scene featuring a Red Cross vehicle with fighter planes flying next to it; 2 Army soldiers flanking the U.S. Army Eagle; and a rocket launcher and tank to keep Hitler's army at bay.
Bracelet is hinged on one side and fastens with a tongue and groove catch. It also has a safety chain to ensure you never lose it.
Most Dunn bracelets of this style are etched with flowers or abstract motifs. It is very unusual to see one with a military design. These were very limited.
Inner Circumference: 7"
Opening Width: 1.75"
Stamped: 10/20 G.F. (gold filled) on Sterling, Dunn Bros.
Condition: Very Good
The etchings are very clear and beautiful and the clasp is in good working condition. There is a slight overall patina due to the age of the piece and the nature of gold-filled work. Does not detract. Priced accordingly.