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Unequivocally chic Art Deco articulated bracelet set with turquoise & rock crystal connected by black enamel links in very good antique condition. The technique of Enamelling is an old with this particular style emphasizing an abstract design using geometric patterns. Crafted in 18k yellow gold.
Antique jewelry object group: flexible bracelets/bangles
Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of French origin.
Style: Art Deco
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Style specifics: Abstract motives and geometrical forms are quite typical for the Art Deco period.
Period: ca. 1910
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Material: 18K yellow gold
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Technique: Enamelling is an old and widely-adopted technology. The ancient Egyptians applied enamels to pottery and stone objects. The ancient Greeks, Celts, Russians, and Chinese also used enameling processes on metal objects. Enamel is the colorful result of fusing powdered glass to a substrate by firing, usually between 750 and 850 degrees Celsius. The powder melts and flows and hardens to a smooth, durable vitreous coating on metal, glass or ceramic. According to some sources, the word enamel comes from the High German word smelzan (to smelt) via the Old French esmail. Used as a noun, "an enamel" is a usually small decorative object, coated with enamel coating, such as a champlevé or a cloisonné (different techniques).
Precious stones: turquoise and rock crystal
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Birthstones: Turquoise is the birthstone (or month stone) for December.
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Hallmarks: No trace.
The closures of this bracelet are not in gold but in guilded silver. Most probably they have been replaced somewhere in the bracelet's life. It's here where we would have expected the hallmarks to be.
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Condition: very good condition
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Dimensions: length approximately 18.50 cm (7.28 inch)
Weight: 57.20 gram (36.78 dwt)
Reference Nº: 09360-4361
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