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A historical 19th century cameo and pearl bracelet gold mounted
A historical 19th century cameo and pearl bracelet gold mounted - Antique Jewellery Style Empire
Ref : 88184
7 500 €
Period :
19th century
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Agate, pearls and gold
Dimensions :
L. 7.48 inch
Weight :
0.024 Kg
Royal Provenance

Sevres Porcelain, Historical Souvenirs, Objects of Vertu


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A historical 19th century cameo and pearl bracelet gold mounted

Bracelet composed of 5 rows of cultured pearls, the clasp mounted in 18k gold set with an oval agate cameo depicting a lion bitten by an eagle, surrounded by small natural pearls.
The cameo French or Italian, circa 1806.
The mount with French assay marks, Napoleon III period, circa 1860.
Gross weight : 24,50 g. L. 19 cm.
Cameo : H. 2,2 x L. 2,5 cm.

History
Following the victory at the battle of Austerlitz, the Treaty of Pressburg (Bratislava) in December 1805 definitively bequeathed to Napoleon, represented here by the imperial eagle, the Venetian territory, represented here by the lion of St Mark.
This rare allegorical image of the capture of Venice by the French Empire was most likely produced just after the Treaty of Pressburg, around the year 1806, as imperial propaganda.

Royal Provenance

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Bracelet Empire