Gay Frères

An 18ct Gold and Ebony Wood Stallion Head Bangle

An 18ct gold and wooden stallion’s head bangle by Gay Freres c.1970s, the open by-pass style bangle fashioned from smoothly carved and polished ebony wood with one tapering end and the other set with an 18ct yellow gold stallion’s head with mane flowing, nostrils flaring, gem-set eyes and open mouth, the bangle opens by way of a central swivel mechanism which allows the bangle to twist open sideways. This stylish bracelet would make a bold and striking accessory to any outfit.

Further Details

Condition ReportVery fine
Gemstones2 x orange cabochon gemstone eyes, possibly garnet
Setting18ct gold with maker's mark and stamped 750
Weight description42 grams
DimensionsInner circumference 16cm / 6.3"
Bangle 1cm wide
Periodcirca 1970s

Directors Notes

This is a quintessential 1970s jewel from this Swiss company which was founded in 1835 in Geneva. They made torques, cuffs and rings with favoured motifs including leopard, tiger and stallion heads like this one. As well as precious metals, which were used both with and without diamonds and gemstones, their jewels often featured organic materials such as the ebony wood this bangle is made from.


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Gay Frères

Gay Frères was founded in 1835 in Geneva by Jean-Pierre Gay and Gaspard Tissot.  They specialised in making chains both for pocket watches and jewellery and over the years gained a reputation for both the quality of their work and reliability of their service.  

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