A micromosaic and gold bracelet early 19th century
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Very delicate bracelet in micromosaic on a vitrified support in aventurine glass made of twelve elements linked together by a gold chain, made by the master goldsmith François Dafrique.
The 12 medallions represent mainly lake landscapes bordered by ruins.These views and monuments are reconstituted by means of "tessera" of a very rare finesse.
For the main part we note:
-The waterfall of Marmore
-The pyramid of Cestia
-The ruins in Via Appia
-The bridge of Lucano
-The tomb of Cecilia Metella
A chip on the back support of the central medallion almost invisible.
Price : 17500 €
Era: first 19th century.
Materials: Gold 18 ct, aventurine & micromosaic glass.
Dim. bracelet open: 16 cm
Dim. of the central medallion: 2,1 cm/1,7 cm
Dim. of the extreme medallion: 1.5 cm / 1.1 cm
Master goldsmith: FD for François Dafrique