A pair of antique eighteen karat rose gold manchette bracelets, circa 1900. Photo courtesy Bonhams
Each designed as a polished tapered cuff, with a scalloped edge; enhanced by scrolling detail and a monogram of the initials ‘CIM’; with fitted box; gross weight approximately: 106.1 grams; size adjustable. Estimate: €3,400 - 4,100
Notes: The French refer to these cuff-style bracelets as manchettes. This term has been adopted to describe like-style bracelets of any origin; and are typically characterized by wide tapering bands designed to simulate fabric cuffs, decorated with lace motifs, scalloped edges or fancy borders with gems. To find a matched pair is highly unusual, rare and therefore desirable.