From Boat to Boat the Old Song Sounds

Bracelet From Antique Coral With Gold Plated Silver Clasp, 1900/2022


€ 289.00 *
Content 1 piece
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Description
Hand-cut corals from the Mediterranean have always been the pride of southern Italian jewellery makers - and they are now rare jewels from a time when corals still populated the seabed in large numbers and delighted Italian travellers with their unusual colour. Depending on regions, sea depths and growing conditions, the marine animals form specific shades of colour, such as the deep red Sardegna coral fished around the island of Sardinia or the lighter salmon coral, which was processed especially in the 19th century. The bracelet here consists of three strands of antique Italian coral, which came to us as part of a large old stock from a dealer in Italy. The beads are hand cut, not always full round, but of selectively beautiful colour, varying from a light salmon to darker tones. Their cut by hand at the same time guarantees the origin of the coral beads in the years around 1900. We have had the coral re-strung and added an engraved box clasp and the two intermediate pieces of gold-plated silver. This creates a new bracelet using coral that is over 100 years old, reminiscent of sunny days in the south.
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Genuine Italian Mediterranean corals inspire to this day by their wonderfully rich play of colours with a pronounced wealth of variants. From the creamy white of the Adriatic coral to the delicate pink of the angel skin coral or Pelle d'Angelo to beautiful light and dark salmon red hues to the strong dark red colour known as oxblood or Moro coral, this wonderful natural material is characterized by the most beautiful colours of nature that the sea can produce. For centuries an integral part of princely and later also bourgeois art chambers, coral jewellery, especially from the region around the Bay of Naples, enjoyed popularity never experienced before, especially in the 19th century. The stocks of some coral species, which are now under strict conservation, as well as the demand for natural corals, which has increased dramatically in recent years, make coral jewellery today more than ever a sought-after treasure. Today, only antique pieces or corals from old stock come onto the market - the quantity is therefore limited and finite.
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From Boat to Boat the Old Song Sounds
€ 289.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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You can rely on our years of experience in the trade and our expertise as a professional art historians for reviews of the antique jewellery. As a member of various trader organisations and the British Society of Jewellery Historians, we remain committed to the highest possible degree of accuracy. In our descriptions, we always also indicate any signs of age and defects and never hide them in our photos — this saves you from any unpleasant surprises when your package arrives.

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