Description & Technical information

The openwork foliate and floral scroll design having a central oval double C scroll panel applied with an old mine cut diamond to the middle and collet set at the compass points with two pear facetted emeralds and two oval cut rubies, upon a strap of gold quatrefoil and oval links, spaced by two scroll cartouche sections each with rectangular cut sapphire and echoing the foliate scroll design of the larger central panel, opening on two clasps either side of this, French assaymarks and AM with a star maker's mark for Alfred Menu (Menu & Fils): Maison Menu.

Examples by Maison Menu, who also made for Maison Boucheron, can be found in:

'La Bijouterie Francaise au XIXe Siecle', by Henri Vever, Vol III, Studio per edizioni scelte, Firenze, reprint of 1908 publication, pp. 362, 397, 442-447.
Length 17.3cm / 6¾''

Width of central oval 2.2cm / 7/8''

Width of strap 1cm / 3/8''
Weight: 40g

Date:  c.1870
Period:  19th century
Origin:  Paris
Medium: Gold, diamond, ruby, emerald and sapphire
Dimensions: 17.3 x 2.2 x 1 cm (6³/₄ x 0⁷/₈ x 0³/₈ inches)
Categories: Jewellery