18ct and 21ct Yellow Gold Bracelet Charms - Napoleonic Hussar - Antique French Circa 1810

GBP 4,950.00

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Object Description

An exceptional set of French antique gold charms in 18 carat and 21 carat yellow gold, relating to Napoleonic Hussars; part of our diverse antique jewellery collections.

This exceptional, fine, impressive and original set of French bracelet charms has been crafted in 18ct and 21ct yellow gold.

The eight antique gold bracelet charms relate directly to the Napoleonic Hussars, each charm being a realistic representation an item of clothing or weaponry.

The antique charms include: A shako (hat), a pelisse (jacket), a boot, a sabretache (pouch) engraved with the initial ‘N’, a muskatoon/carbine (rifle), a cuirassier (sword), a cannon and a violin.

(The violin may not be directly related to the Hussars, however, it was claimed that Napoleon played a violin whilst in exile on the island of Elba!)

Each charm has been finely modelled, with exceptional attention to detail, and hallmarked with the French restricted warranty hallmark for Paris (circa 1810).

Each charm may be suspended via an integrated suspension loop or loop and chain.

These impressive antique gold charms are fitted to the original hinged, leather, gilt tooled presentation case which secures with a hinged clasp.

Each charm has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as either 18ct or 21ct gold (see Dimensions below for details).

Shako (hat) 18ct gold

Height 1.2cm/0.47″

Diameter 1.4cm/0.55″

Pelisse (jacket) 21ct gold

Length (collar to cuff) 3cm/1.18″

Width (shoulder to shoulder) 1.83cm/0.72″

Depth (chest to back) 8.1mmm/0.32″

Boot 21ct gold

Length (heel to collar) 1.9cm/0.75″

Length of sole 1.4cm/0.56″

Depth (across collar) 6.6mm/0.26″

Sabretache (pouch) 18ct gold

Length 3.7cm/1.45″

Width across bracelet 1.4cm/0.55″

Depth 1.2mm/0.04″

Sword 18ct gold

Length 4.6cm/1.8″

Width (across handguard ) 9.9mm/0.38″

Muskatoon (rifle) 18ct gold

Length 3.5cm/1.37″

Width 3.4mm/0.21″

Cannon 21ct gold

Total length 2.5cm/0.98″

Width (wheel to wheel) 9mm/0.35″

Height 1.1cm/0.43″

Violin 18ct gold

Length 2.7cm/1.06″

Width 8.4mm/0.33″

Depth 4.7mm/0.18″

Total Weight
25.6 grams/0.82 troy ounces

Object History

Date: Circa 1810
Origin: Paris, France

Object Literature

Complimentary insurance valuation is provided on purchase.

Object Condition

These collectable French charms are very good gauge of gold and fine quality.

Each charm is in excellent condition, with sharp decoration and a clear hallmark.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this exceptional set of antique jewellery/estate jewelry.

Object Details

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