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Saturday, 25 June 2011

An antique Renaissance revival CAMEO bangle and clip

Antiques are fashionable! Chanel has just launched the "Byzantine Collection" with the most extraordinary jewellery replicating medieval designs. Jewels pre 1850's will surely now be back in vogue for it is possible to wear the latest trend with real pieces. The bangle and clip above were auctioned by Doyle NY this week, they are two jewels made in the first half of the Nineteenth Century in the popular Renaissance Revival style later perpetuated by Giuliano and Castellani. The bangle features a hardstone cameo of Roman classical design set in gold with a fine black enamel decoration. The matching clip set in god and black enamel with three half pearls.