French Antique Gold Lion Head Bangle


£9,500 Regular price

Jewellery Sector: Fine & High Jewellery

Curated By: Joanna Hardy

Main Material: Gold

Period: 19th Century

Condition Report: Very Good


An antique French gold lion head bangle c.1890s, designed as a solid bangle in 18ct yellow gold with rounded profile and small opening, each end terminated by a finely modelled lion head with open roaring mouth, sharp teeth, hooded eyes and thick fur, the head and neck with a matte, finely hammered textured appearance, linked to the bangle by a wrap of gold rope twist. The lion is known as the king of beasts and was held to symbolise strength, courage, majesty and justice amongst other positive attributes. The bangle is a generous size and easy to slip on and off, it works well worn alone or with other bangles/ bracelets. It has a lovely patina commensurate with age and the fine texture of the heads contrasts with the more polished finish of the body of the bangle.

Joanna Hardy says: "I love this bangle, the 19th century goldsmiths were very inspired by the archaeological discoveries during this period and the fact that this bracelet is made of solid gold means it is not delicate and you can wear it everyday. "

Material & Features

Metal: 18ct yellow gold
Weight: 50g
Measurements: Diameter of bangle 6.2mm, inner circumference 7.75mm, lion heads 13.2mm x 40mm
Condition Report: Excellent condition, wear commensurate with age



Item Location: London, United Kingdom


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