French 1890 Grand Tour Neoclassic Medallion Bracelet in Solid Sterling Silver
French grand tour Neoclassical silver bracelet.
Beautiful piece created in Paris France back in the 1890, with Neoclassical patterns depicting helmeted portraits of ancient heroes. This links bracelet is composed by 6 graduated oval medallions with flexible links crafted in solid .925/.999 sterling silver. Fitted with a push boxed lock and a security chain for extra safety.
Weight: 64.7 Grams.
Measurements: Length 7.75 Inches (19.7 Cm), Width 55 mm (2.17 Inches).
Hallmarks: Stamped with the maker's mark and the Sterling assay.
History Behind This Piece.
History: Between the 1860 and 1890, ancient cities were discovered, such as Troy, Pompeii and Alexandria. Archaeological excavations in Egypt, Greece and Rome, discovered artistic pieces of these ancient cultures. These fabulous discoveries, stimulated cultural trips to these countries, popularly called "grand tour". Being the case that the enthusiast visitors bring back small objects, like souvenirs to be assembled into jewelry.
The starting point of these trips were in the cities of Rome and Venice. this is why the craftsman's of these cities created small and interesting objects with ancient characteristics like this bracelet.
Revival jewelry: The styles from the renaissance and middle ages, begun in the 1850’s, The Renaissance and Egyptian revivals were joined by a classical revival of Greek and Etruscan styles to conform a new aesthetic. As a result of the construction work on the Suez canal in the mid-1860’s and the Egyptian excavations of Auguste Mariette and the resultant exhibit of Egyptian treasures at the exposition Universelle in 1867, a fascination for all things Egyptian and ancient cultures developed.
Collateral: It is accompanied by a presentation jewelry box.
Condition: The overall condition of this bracelet is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the sterling silver. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: B0000TEMH/1111