Designs for five bracelets with natural motifs

F. Mellerio Borgnis

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Drawing with designs for five bracelets, part of an album of drawings in pen and ink of designs for jewelry in the style of the French School of the 19th century,designed for the French jewelry house Mellerio-Borgnis. The first bracelet is made up of red scrolls, possibly to be achieved with enamel in the manufactured jewel, decorated with scrolling branches with oval pearls and emerald-cut emeralds, set on yellow gold. The second design is made up of a yellow gold base with scrolling elongated, stylized, green leaves, possibly to be created with enamel, and scattered round, oval, and teardrop pearls. The third bracelet is made with gold or silver, and contains a white roundel in the center, most likely to be personalized according to the customer's needs, framed with blue enamel scrolls and small round pearls, and with two blue enamel quatrefoils on the sides, each with a small, round pearl in the center. The fourth bracelet is made up of a braided gold or silver base, green enamel scrolls, and a bundle of grapes made out of pearls and stylized silver leaves. The final bracelet is made up of two ropes of yellow gold and silver, held together by a golden anchor.

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