*Frascarolo 1960 Italy Horse bracelet in 18 kt yellow gold with enamel and 1.22 Cts in diamonds & rubies
Incredible jeweled bracelet designed by Pierino Frascarolo (1928-1976).
A fantastic highly sculptured bracelet cuff from the bestiary collection, created by the famed Italian jeweler and designer, Pierino Frascarolo. This impressive and intricate flexible bracelet depict the whimsical figure of a mythological horse, more similar to a kind of unicorn.
This rare piece was crafted during the Mid-Century period, around the 1960's in solid yellow gold of 18 karats, with accents in white gold for the diamonds settings. Is suited with three sections of hinges and a double push clasp lock with a slash for extra security,
The entire body is decorated, with applications of blue and white hot enamels.
Mounted, with a pave setting of 22 European round brilliant cuts diamonds, 1.10 carats, G color, VS-2/SI-1 clarity and the eyes are bezel set with a pair of round brilliants cuts of natural Burmese rubies (0.12 Ctw).
It is pretty heavy, with a total weight of 158.95 grams and fit a wrist up to 6.30 inches (16 Cm). The widest point measure is 33 mm (1.30 Inches).
Stamped in a plaque under the head, with the Italian hallmarks; the maker's mark for Frascarolo. the assay hallmarks and signed, "MODELE DEPOSE F.C. MADE IN ITALY .750 18 KT *AL47".
Pierino Frascarolo, was born in 1928 in Milan Italy. He began his career as an apprentice with the Fratelli Lunati company. Subsequently, he founded his own firm with the partnership of Aldo Lenti. In 1948, he moved his jewelry factory to Corso Matteotti. He is well-known for his enamel and gold animals created throughout the 1960s. Later, Lenti and Frascarolo separated and the latter formed Frascarolo & co. in New York city with Mr. Adriano Gugliada. Frascarolo died in Valenza in July 1976 at the young age of just forty-eight.
Note: This is one of the biggest and heaviest bracelet we ever seen from Frascarolo
Note: Frascarolo is considered by many, the David Webb from Italy. His jewelry with beasts and wild animals in enamel are wanted and considered as highly collectible pieces.
It is in pristine perfect condition, with no chips, repairs or cracks at the enamels.
INVENTORY REF: B0000MANAE/3.820