Bangle Bracelet

Alexis Falize French
or Lucien Falize French

Not on view

Described by Lucien Falize as "intimate mementos…. as precious as illuminated parchments," gold bangle bracelets ornamented with brilliantly-colored enameled mottoes were a specialty of the Parisian jewelry house founded by his father, Alexis Falize, in 1838. Both father and son produced these romantic keepsakes, which were inspired by late fourteenth-century enameled and gem-set necklaces inscribed with "galantes devises" (chivalrous mottoes). The firm is best-known for its designs based on medieval European art, as well as on Near Eastern and Japanese sources. Renowned for their elegant designs and meticulous craftsmanship, the three-generation firm flourished well into the twentieth century, until its closure in 1936.

Bangle Bracelet, Alexis Falize (French, 1811–98), Gold, cloisonné enamel, French, Paris

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.