Incredibly lovely, this French, Napoleon 111 bracelet is circa 1810. It is in gilded metal, still so vibrant, that it looks like 18 karat gold. The design is a central section embellished with opalescent glass. Within each glass section, is a fine decorative flower motif centered with a turquoise colored glass stone. The metal is repousse, which is metal shaped from the back to create decorative forms. The connecting bracelet is just as beautifully designed as the central section. It is simpler and more geometric and is the perfect foil for the center. The bracelet terminates with a concealed clasp.
It measures 7 1/4 inches long and the central section measures 1 3/4 inches across. The condition is excellent. So very difficult to find these bracelets, and one with this bold design and condition is a rarity. Truly wonderful!