London, South Kensington
9 November 2004
A late 19th century gold and diamond archaeological revival bangle
of sprung design, one terminal modelled as the chained three headed Cerberus, each head with a single old-brilliant-cut diamond in its clenched jaw and rose-cut diamond eye, the other terminal with a chained ring, both terminals with ropework and bead decoration, the hoop with applied plaque with two patent stamps dated 25th October 1870 and 29 June 1880.
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C.f. Martha Gandy Fales, Jewelry in America 1600-1900, Suffolk 1995, plate 234 for a similar bangle.
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