Important, rare, 18k gold bracelet, by the famed Italian jeweler Castellani, ca.1890 in the Renaissance Revival Style. The red micro mosaic discs slide on woven borders; bracelet is reversible, spelling out NON RELINQVAM on one side, NON RELINQVES, on the other. translates from the Latin to "I will never give up on you/ you will never give up on me" There are rope-twist and floral details on terminals. Only three were made. One was bought by Jackie Kennedy Onassis at auction.
Bracelet, ca. 1800. North India, Jaipur. The Al-Thani Collection. | This work is featured in our "Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection" exhibition on view October 28, 2014–January 25, 2015. #TreasuresfromIndia