Outstanding Berlin Iron Bracelet with Zeus Medallion
The hallmark of Georgian jewelry is its incredibly ornate metalwork. Only hand fabrication could achieve this level of artistry.
With incredible filigree work, this bracelet is one of the most historically notable pieces we've ever had. The story of Berlin iron of the 1810s is one of wartime intrigue. Prussia urged their population to trade their gold for iron to fight Napoleon in the War of Liberation, forcing craftspeople to get intricate with their usage of iron in the creation of Pre-Victorian jewels like this one.
Zeus, the god of the sky in ancient Greek mythology, is considered the ruler, protector, and father of all gods and humans. This 8" bracelet is a museum-quality example, made using a technique we would liken to cannetille work (a method of working the gold wire to make it look woven).
Materials and Features: berlin iron
Age/Origin: Georgian, c. 1810
Measurements: 38.3 grams, 8"
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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