14 kt. Yellow gold - Authentic Sicily Italy 800 bourbon bracelet

Description
14 kt. Yellow gold - Authentic Sicily Italy 800 bourbon bracelet
Size: circonferenza interna cm 18 larghezza cm 2.2 - Total weight: 13.7 g

Authentic Bourbon bracelet in 14 kt gold, Sicily, mid 19th century. Wonderful rigid band bracelet in 14 kt gold, embellished at the top, richly tooled with scrollwork, small pearls and small gemstones including garnet, small diamond and ruby. This is an authentic vintage item, full of charm and elegance, entirely handmade with the antique hammering technique, the traces of which can be seen, which was in use during that historic period. It is not a remake; it is an authentic, antique, very beautifully made item of jewellery. It is in very good condition, the clasp is in perfect working order, but it is missing the small safety chain. It is quite large and flashy, inner circumference: 18 cm, width: 2.2 cm, weight: 13.7 g.

Bourbon jewellery is characterised by very fine workmanship, despite the not very high value of the materials used. The new manufacturing techniques of the period allowed the creation of jewellery in thin metal foil that was cut and embossed, thus producing items of jewellery with a limited quantity of gold, but with a very vivacious and opulent look thanks to the workmanship and to the use of stones and especially of patterns of small pearls characteristic of the Bourbon era.

Generally the quality of the gold is never very high, however it is not always easy to determine the fineness of Bourbon era items of jewellery, because every goldsmith employed his personal 'recipe' for the gold. Notwithstanding this, we come across very rare and precious items of jewellery, which deserve to be worn with pride.


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Lot details
Type
Authentic Sicily Italy 800 bourbon bracelet
Gender
Women
Material
Yellow gold
Material Fineness
14 kt.
Size
circonferenza interna cm 18 larghezza cm 2.2
Total Weight
13.7 g
Condition
Very good condition - slightly used with small signs of wear
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