Antique French Pink Paste & Enamel Bracelet
The history of the decorative technique of enameling is fascinating and the jewelers during the Renaissance had a particular love of incorporating small white enamel dots onto the surface of black enamel. This was reintroduced during the 19th century Renaissance revival in the style known as “Holbeinesque” and through the work of the Italian master Carlo Giuliano.
The French utilized the technique as well and often paired pink gems with the enamel. Here we have an example of that work in the form of a bracelet with a centered large six-petal flower cluster and two rows of petal shaped “links”. Additional pink pastes have been placed between the petals of the flowerhead.
The bracelet is quite scarce as the edges of each petal have been outlined with white dotted black enamel that enclose three foiled pink pastes of graduated size set closed back in silver and silver gilt. This demarcation has a tendency to bring a visual life to jewelry when combined with a backdrop of color.
Measurements: 7-3/8 inches (18.6 cm) in length by 1-3/4 inches (4.4 cm) in width. Weight of 37.4 grams (24.1 dwt).
Hallmarks: French hallmarks of the eagle's head; another indistinct mark.
Condition: Good; 4 pastes replaced; one bezel split but secure; general medium wear as expected; some variation in color of the pastes due to age of foiling; enamel is very good.
Date & Origin: Circa 1880 and is French in origin.
Overall Scale: Large
Forms of Payment
- VISA and MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit & debit cards.
- Personal checks drawn on U.S. banks only - Please allow 7 business days for clearance.
- Money orders, cashier's and traveler's checks - Please allow 7 business days for clearance.
Other Forms of Payment
Bank Wire - For international orders and orders of $5,000 and over. Please contact us for more details.
FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!
Same day shipping - Order by 1 pm CST!
FREE for All U.S. Orders - Standard 2-3 Day Shipping.
FREE for All International Orders - Standard 2-7 Day Shipping.
Full details at Shipping & Insurance.
Complete Money Back No-Risk Guarantee
For Non-Gift Purchases - Our Standard Guarantee
If for any reason whatsoever you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we will refund the FULL purchase price including U.S. shipping if charged. Remember, there is no charge for our regular shipping service!
International Orders - Due to customs and paperwork requirements, return shipping charges cannot be reimbursed.
- Notify us of your intention to return the item within three (3) days of receipt. You may contact us by email or by telephone.
- Please ship back to us within another two (2) days after we receive notification from you.
- As soon as the item is received, a full refund is issued to you that same day.
More details at Full Guarantee including gift giving options.