Composed of eight quatrefoil plaques gold plaques, each alternately decorated by sculpted gold scarab beetles and polychrome enamel lotus flowers, set within an applied border of white enamel beads.
The bracelet is a fine example of the Grand Victorian period, illustrating the fascination and inspiration from Egyptian culture. This bracelet presents two favorite Egyptian motifs - one of the white lotus - an Egyptian flower that rises with the sun and recedes below the water at sunset, alternating with the scarab beetle.
Both of these symbols represent rebirth - life's eternal cycle; worn as a bracelet with alternating motifs, this too perpetuates the message of eternal life.
Cf: International Exhibition Catalogue of 1862 for images of jewels exhibited by Richard A. Green, 82 Strand, W.C.