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SOLD RARE Bresse Bressan Enamel Bracelet French Victorian Émaux Bressans Fornet

Product Code: J001
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SOLD Antique Victorian Enamel Bracelet
Stunning rare French bracelet made in Bourg-en-Bresse, in the south east of France around 1870. These beautifully detailed "jewelled" enamel pieces with their intricate panels were set with gold leaf, enamel and paste stones of red and green to imitate rubies and emeralds. They were revered by the British aristocracy and much sought after. Often pieces of jewellery were given as engagement presents and handed down mother to daughter.
This bracelet bares no marks but has some of the very same patterns and colours that are on the "roundels" of the cross in the V & A collection of Amédée Fornet together with the "dot" and twist decoration. Fornet was one of the leading Jewellers of Bresse from the 1870's to the end of the Century, exhibiting in Vienna, Antwerp, Moscow, Philadelphia and Melbourne. Fornet's jewellery was bought by Royals and even the Shah of Iran was a fan - not surprising as I feel there are similarities to Asian jewellery of the same period.
Possibly of interest to Museums or collectors.

In superb condition, the gilding is in superb condition and there is just very slight enamel loss on one of the forty roundels.
Silver-gilt set with enamel and coloured pastes.
Secure Box tongue fastening.
Measures: Length: End to End 7" (17.9cm) when fixed on the wrist it would be 6 1/2"(16.5cm) Width: 5/8th's (1.5cm)
Weight: 20.87g
J001/EB/850