An Antique Gold and Pearl Bracelet by Froment-Meurice

Paris, c.1900


in yellow gold, the chased and engraved stems of ivy running diagonally across the bracelet standing proud of the brushed gold background, interspersed with varying sized pearls, a hidden catch denoted by a subtle engraved line.

French mark for 18ct gold.
Maker’s poinçon for Froment-Meurice

Inner circumference: 175mm (approx.)

Pearls are an attribute of the goddess of love Venus, for like she they are born from the shell. In the language of flowers, ivy is a symbol of true love and of matrimony.

Emile Froment-Meurice (1837-1913) was trained in the workshop of his father François-Désiré after his early death in 1855. He won a gold medal at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1867 for his jewellery in the Renaissance taste and his sumptuous goldsmith’s work. He continued to participate in further Expositions of 1878, 1889 when he was awarded a Grand Prix for his goldsmith’s work, and in 1900 another for his jewellery.