PAIR OF GOLD AND GEM-SET INTAGLIO BRACELETS AND CLASP, CASTELLANI | 黃金鑲寶石凹雕手鏈一對及項鏈扣，Castellani
Property from the Collection of Dr. Susan Weber
PAIR OF GOLD AND GEM-SET INTAGLIO BRACELETS AND CLASP, CASTELLANI
The first bracelet depicting left to right: topaz with Eros emptying a wine jar, amethyst with two fish, bloodstone with a rearing ram, light blue chalcedony with a rampant bull, brown quartz with two erotes holding hands, and an emerald with a crab, length 7⅛ inches, signed with interlocking Cs; the second bracelet depicting left to right: Nicolo with a rampant lion, carnelian with a seated bacchante holding a thyrsus, peridot with a scale, beryl with a scorpion, citrine with a centaur holding a bow and arrow, and an amethyst with a rampant goat, length 7¼ inches, signed with interlocking Cs; together with a detachable clasp set with an emerald intaglio depicting a radiant bust of Apollo, allowing the bracelets to be worn as a choker-necklace, unsigned; circa 1860. With fitted Wartski case.
In good condition, with minor surface scratches and tarnish to the gold commensurate with age. The gold on the separate clasp link is brighter and less tarnished. The colored stone intaglios measuring approximately 9.8 x 9.8 mm. The round emerald intaglio on the separate clasp measuring approximately 14.5 mm. The colored gemstones are in good condition, with characteristic inclusions. Bracelet widths approximately ½ inch. Combined length of bracelets and clasp 15¼ inches.
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Walker, Stefanie. Soros, Susan Weber. Castellani and Italian Archaeological Jewelry. Published for The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, New York, by Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2004, Fig 4-3, p. 106