Frascarolo 1960 Italy Tiger Bracelet In 18Kt Yellow Gold With Enamel And 1.74 Cts In Diamonds Rubies
Magnificent jeweled bracelet designed by Pierino Frascarolo (1928-1976).
A fantastic and 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 roaring Tiger.
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, red and white hot enamels.
The tiger claws and the face are mounted, with a pave setting of 32 European round brilliant cuts diamonds, 1.62 carats, G color, VS-2/SI-1 clarity. The eyes are accented with a pair of round brilliants cuts of natural red Burmese rubies (0.12 Ctw).
It is pretty heavy, with a total weight of 129.6 grams and fit a wrist up to 6.30 inches (16 Cm). The widest point measure is 35 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 *347AL".
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: Unicorns, lions, Panthers and other fantastic animals are part of the bestiary assortment of this elusive pieces.
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.
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 gold. All the gemstones, are secured in the settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: B0000MAMMN/3.115