Florio cuff in silver. The Belle Epoque era of Palermo was epitomised by the Florio family and the architect Ernesto Basile. This cuff in the Liberty Style is made up of a filigree of Fig leaves symbolising grace and elegance. From the Journey to Sicily.
The circumference measures approximately 180mm.
The Florio family are an old Sicilian family, and the Targa Florio race was their invention. This was a mad car race around Palermo and the Porsche Targa is named after the race. The pattern on the cuff is of stylised fig trees from a lunette in Palermo.
All Cassandra Goad Jewellery is designed and made in our workshops in London.
Ever in search of the unusual and rare, Cassandra travels the world to source beautiful gemstones, either in the rough or cut form.
The craftsman works as an artist recreating the design in metal. The jewel is then mounted, assayed, polished and set.