An antique gold bracelet depicting the five senses.


each of the five curved sections finely repousséd and chased with a female figure flanked by cherubs depicting one of the fives senses.

The plaques created by Louis Rault (1847-1903)
Mounted by Alfred Menu.

Paris, circa 1900.

17 cm by 1.6 cm across

A gold bracelet  incorporating chased plaques with identical scenes was created by Rault for Frédéric Boucheron and is illustrated on page 945 of Katherine Purcell’s translation of La Bijouterie Française au XIXe Siècle by Henri Vever (colour illustration on page 901).