A Mid-Victorian, Grand Period (1860-1885), Etruscan Revival brooch with a central oval Rosaline shell cameo, depicting in high relief the head of the mythological Rondanini Medusa, of beautiful gorgon style and wearing a winged cap of owl type wings held on the head by snake-like cords tied under her chin, showing an atypical face showing extreme pathos and facing sinister (right), surrounded by unmarked yellow gold filigree containing alternating oval amethyst and round sky blue turquoise cabochons. The pin back has an early style tube hinge and a “c” type catch.
Danecraft (American, Est 1934)Birks (Canada, Est. 1879)
Arts & Crafts Floral Bracelet, c. 1940
gilt wash sterling silver
7 ⅝ inches long x ¾ inches wide 26.4 grams
Notes: An American sterling silver (with gilt wash) bracelet in the Arts & Crafts style, (10 11/16”) 7 ⅝ inches long x ¾ inches wide, made by Danecraft (Providence, Rhode Island, Est. 1934), and retailed by Birks, Canada, circa 1940.
The bracelet consists of five identical rectangular panels with rounded corners, each depicting a delicate and elegant reticulated stylized floral with foliage motif, joined together by narrow reeded band connectors. The original clasp consists of a jump ring with attached spring ring that attaches to the panel at the opposite end of the bracelet.
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