A Victorian Diamond And Royal Blue Enamel Bracelet
A Victorian diamond and royal blue enamel bracelet, the oval centre piece set with an old cushion-shaped diamond with rose-cut diamonds forming a star motif, all grain set in silver, on a royal blue enamel ground, within a yellow gold border with repousse scroll decoration, on a flexible tapered band of S-link design, with integral clasp and safety chain, circa 1860, measuring approximately 18 x 4cm, gross weight approximately 44.8 grams.
A beautiful Victorian bracelet. The flexible yellow gold bracelet has a central enamelled face. The enamel is a rich royal blue and has a glittering, diamond set star set in the centre. The blue provides a dramatic contrast to the yellow gold, and the central star adds sparkle to this piece. A similar blue enamel and yellow gold bracelet can be seen in Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’ 1851 portrait of Madame Moitessier, in which the sitter layers her enamel bracelet with a yellow gold bracelet of a serpentine design and several rings.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.