'Dieu Donne' Neo-Renaissance Romanticist Bracelet
'Dieu Donne' Neo-Renaissance Romanticist Bracelet
'Dieu Donne' Neo-Renaissance Romanticist Bracelet
'Dieu Donne' Neo-Renaissance Romanticist Bracelet


'Dieu Donne' Neo-Renaissance Romanticist Bracelet

c. 1845 France

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JEAN-VALENTIN MOREL 1793-1860 Attrib.
'Dieu Donne'
French Romanticist style Bracelet in the Renaissance taste
Gold, enamel & pearl with two chased silver putti
Fitted case
Literature: cf. Schmuck Jewellery 1840-940,
Highlights Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Fritz Falk, 2004, page 21
Collections include: Musee du Louvre, Paris & the Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim
Jean Valentin Morel was a leading exponent of the Romantic Revival style. Together with Henri Duponchel he formed a partnership from 1842-1848 specialising in the Romantic taste.
See: Vever, French Jewelry of the Nineteenth Century, p. 346-8: The new firm was situated at 99, Rue Saint-Augustin, under the corporate name of ‘Morel et Cie'. His beautiful & lavish gem-set jewellery & his fine goldsmith work attracted enormous interest at the exhibition of 1844. Morel was personally rewarded with a gold medal. He submitted a large number of remarkable objects including bracelets embellished with putti & decorated with delicate enamels. Morel's exquisitely worked creations greatly enhanced his reputation. The Comte de Laborde said of Morel: “His personality, dominated by a flair for elegance & the yearning for perfection, sets him apart from the rest… He has become the most skilled goldsmith & jeweller in the history of France.”
Height 4.30 cm (1.69 inches)
Width 20.50 cm (8.07 inches)
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