circa 1880, probably Italy
The design of this exceptional quality hollow 18K gold bangle bracelet was inspired by ancient Greek jewelry of the 5th-4th century BC. The bracelet features a superbly modeled chased and engraved head of a lioness embellished with an old rose cut diamond. The bracelet is further decorated with ancient style granulation and filigree work.
Condition: there are some minor dents to the plain body of the bangle on its lower part. The decorated front part of the bracelet is in impeccable condition.
Inner circumference is 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)