Bracelet - Cast and oxidised silver, set with cabochon emeralds in gold. In the centre, an openwork quatrefoil with an emerald surmounted by two putti, surrounded by vine and rococo foam ornament.
Artist: Frédéric-Jules Rudolphi,
Place of origin: Paris, France,
Date: ca. 1840
"This bracelet bears the mark first registered by Rudolphi in 1842. It is similar to the printed description of a bracelet designed by Masson and exhibited by F. J. Rudolphi at the Great Exhibition in London in 1851. The V&A’s bracelet is in a Rudolphi case which gives his address as 23 Boulevard des Capucines. He moved there in 1853. If the bracelet was cased when it was new, it cannot therefore have been made earlier than 1853. However, it could have been made in the 1840s and cased, or re-cased, after Rudolphi moved to the Boulevard des Capucines".
Source: The Victoria & Albert Museum