A French Antique 18-karat gold and enamel bracelet with turquoise. The bracelet is composed of 4 strands of woven gold rope with clover-shaped enamel and turquoise set slides. The enamel work is designed as Moorish arabesques set with cabochon turquoise. The hanging locket has a similar clover-shaped motif. This piece can be seen as an ancestor of Van Cleef & Arpels's iconic "Alhambra" jewelry.
|Signed: French Control Mark|
|Dimensions: 8-1/8" length x 3/4" widest|
|Item #: BA-16199|
|Price: $22,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An Antique English 18 karat gold, diamond, natural pearl and enamel hinged bracelet by Hunt & Roskell of London. The bracelet features 84 old mine- and rose-cut diamonds that have the approximate total weight of 2.70 carats. The natural pearl center plaque of the bracelet is removable and can be worn as a brooch. The center pearl measures 8.55 mm. with 4 additional pearls that measure 5.9 mm. With original brooch attachments and original signed fitted box. Selected as jewelers and goldsmiths to Her Majesty in the 1840s, Hunt & Roskell of New Bond Street were prominent participants in the Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1851, the first of the competitive international expositions that provided dynamic impetus to creativity and accomplishment in the fine and decorative arts. Their work ran from glamorous (diamond and gem-set tiaras convertible into necklaces) to exotic (bracelets set with rare Indian portrait diamonds), and they were owners for a time of the legendary Hope blue diamond. In keeping with the firm's tradition of versatility, this chic bracelet, with its creamy natural pearls set off by sparkling antique-cut diamonds, conceals a brooch fitting under the velvet interior of its original morocco leather box.
|Artist: Hunt & Roskell|
|Dimensions: 6-1/4" internal circumference|
|Item #: BA-12977|
|Price: $24,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An English Victorian 18 karat gold bangle bracelet with amethyst, diamonds and pearls. The hinged bangle bracelet centers on a cabochon amethyst with a ribbon of 9 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .26 carat. The center cluster is framed by 26 seed pearls. With antique fitted box.
|Dimensions: Interior circumference: 6-1/2"; the graduated cuff measures 1-1/4" to 1/4" width.|
|Item #: BA-18254|
|Price: $9,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An Antique 18 karat gold "Whippet" dog bangle bracelet. The hinged bangle bracelet depicts 2 whippet heads capping the twisted gold bracelet.
|Dimensions: 6-1/2'' length x 3/4'' width|
|Item #: BA-18508|
|Price: $12,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An Antique 18 karat gold bracelet with turquoise and diamonds. The bracelet has 24 Old Mine-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.50 carats, 50 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .70 carat, and 15 turquoise cabochons. The 'offered' linking bracelet is detachable and the center panel becomes a pendant. Pictured in Understanding Jewellery, by David Bennett & Daniela Mascetti, Antique Collectors' Club, 1989, page 185, Plate 247.
|Dimensions: 7'' length x 1-1/4'' width|
|Item #: BA-18521|
|Price: $14,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|