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EMILE FROMENT-MEURICE (1837 - 1913)

Belle Epoque Ivy Bangle

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EMILE FROMENT-MEURICE (1837 - 1913)

Belle Epoque Ivy Bangle

Gold

H  2.10cm (0.83 in)  |  W  6.30cm (2.48 in)  |  L  5.80cm (2.28 in)

Origin French, c. 1900
Marks 'FROMENT-MEURICE' & Rhinoceros' head
Condition Very good

Superb Belle Epoque Ivy Bangle by the Parisian Goldsmith & Jeweler Emile Froment-Meurice
This rare & beautiful gold bangle is steeped in symbolism. Ivy has always been regarded as a symbol of friendship and fidelity. The Druids wove sprigs of ivy into head ornaments and necklaces to celebrate nature and clear thinking. Ivy is incredibly durable and serves as an example of the strength of the human spirit. It grows in the shape of a spiral long considered a sacred symbol.

Literature
Illustrated in our forthcoming book:
Beatriz Chadour-Sampson & Sonya Newell-Smith, Tadema Gallery London Jewellery from the 1860s to 1960s, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 2021, p. 129
The Belle Epoque of French Jewellery 1850-1910, Munich, 1991, p. 110-115 for more jewelry by Froment-Meurice

Price Code

Ref No   7056

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