Parisian elegance

Floral bracelet with pearls & white enamel, Paris circa 1905

The Belle Époque, the beautiful era, did not get its name in French by chance: Paris was already considered the centre of good taste, of beautiful and fine things in the 19th century. This bracelet, which was created in the French capital in the early 20th century, is one such example of the proverbial Parisian elegance. The bracelet shows itself to be a typical French design of that time, in the form of a link bracelet made of ornamental, longitudinal oval links. Each of the seven links is filled with fine garlands of leaves, each of which is crowned at the top and bottom by a hedge rose executed in gold - the variety of rose that has been present in Europe for centuries, as it is also depicted in the marginal paintings of the medieval "Roman de la Rose". In order to avoid adding colourful stones to the fine ornaments, the goldsmith decided on accents in the non-colour white: pointed oval bands of white enamel each frame a shimmering natural pearl. The bracelet bears the master's mark "JG" on the clasp, probably for Jules Goubault, who apparently took his cue from the work of Lucien Gautrait for Léon Gariod. Next to the clasp is a safety chain, so that the bracelet can still be worn carefree more than a century after its creation. One day it made its way from Paris to Munich, where we discovered it and brought it with us to Berlin. On whose wrist may it discover the world in the future?

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If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.