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Victorian Etruscan Revival Swallow Bangle

Victorian Etruscan Revival Swallow Bangle

$1,200.00


Description

DATE: 

A beautiful Etruscan Revival bangle dating from the 1870s. The centrepiece as a pearl and ruby set swallow, wonderfully adorned by the applied rope goldwork that's typical of the style.

The Etruscan Revivalist movement began in the mid 19th Century, inspired by jewellery discovered in excavations of ancient tombs in Pompeii and Herculaneum. The intricate goldwork of these finds enchanted both the working jewellers and the high society of the time, indeed it took a over a decade for jewellers re-learn the techniques used by their ancient counterparts.

STONES 

Pearl and Ruby

MEASUREMENTS 

To fit wrist: 6.5 inches

Width at head: 8.8mm

Inner measurements: 5.5 x 4.9cm

WEIGHT 

7.2g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 15k gold

CONDITION 

Very good, some dents and dings to the inner band

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