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Antique Imperial Russian Bangle Bracelet Gold Diamonds Faberge Workman (6993)

Antique Imperial Russian Bangle Bracelet Gold Diamonds Faberge Workman (6993)

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Antique bangle bracelet. 56 gold, diamonds. Made in St. Petersburg by Samuel Arndt who was currently supplying Faberge with jewelry. Late 19th to early 20th century. Measurements: Weight is 43.6 grams. Width is 2cm ( a little over 1 3/4inches). Outer circumference is 7 3/4 inches (19.5cm) - slightly less on inside. 0.33ct diamonds. Description : Wide cuff bangle. The top, visible half with raised lettering in moulded gold and diamonds with poetic message in Cyrillic that translates to "The Lord is my Hope". Beautifully made and very elegant. The maker was a supplier to Faberge and the bangle reflects the ultimate quality and delicacy of the name. Hinge on one side and tongue-in-groove clasp. Also has a gold safety chain for additional security. A native Russian speaker/reader, told me that at least one of the letters of the raised phrase has not been used in the Russian alphabet for over 100 years. He was quite excited to come across this old form of Russian. Marks and Metal: Tongue of clasp marked 56 for 14k gold, City mark for St. Petersburg and SA for maker, SA for Samuel Arnd(t) 1812 onwards in St. Petersburg. They supplied work to both Nicholls & Plincke (Silver Purveyors to the Tsars) from 1845 and to Faberge from 1902-1906, around the time this bangle was made. See book Beyond Faberge for biographical information. This is reflected in the quality and elegance of the bangle - the beautiful script and poetic message are moving and romantic. Condition: Good with minor wear commensurate with age. Please see enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer.
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