An art deco sapphire and diamond bracelet, Cartier, French,
Lot 203
An art deco sapphire and diamond bracelet, Cartier, French,
Sold for US$ 100,000 inc. premium
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Fine Jewellery New York
12 Dec 2012 12:00 EST

Auction 20083
An art deco sapphire and diamond bracelet, Cartier, French, An art deco sapphire and diamond bracelet, Cartier, French, An art deco sapphire and diamond bracelet, Cartier An art deco sapphire and diamond bracelet, Cartier
Lot Details
An art deco sapphire and diamond bracelet, Cartier, French, circa 1925
centering a cushion-cut sapphire, joining a slender looped line of old European and single-cut diamonds, accentuated by calibré-cut sapphires; signed Cartier Paris London New York, no. 4262, with French assay mark and maker's mark for Renault, within original fitted box; sapphire weighing approximately: 17.20 carats; estimated total diamond weight: 2.60 carats; mounted in platinum; length: 7 1/4in.

Footnotes

  • Accompanied by AGL report # CS 51805, dated October 17, 2012, stating the sapphire as: Ceylon (Sri Lanka) origin, with no evidence of heat or clarity enhancement.

    This sapphire and diamond bracelet is a rare and beautiful jeweled example by Cartier. The evolving form signifies a departure from the delicate monochomatic characteristics of the belle époque to the linear, bold and colorful palettes of art deco; it also employs the signature elements found in the brilliant and innovative creations of designer Charles Jacqueau. The articulated loop clasp served as a decorative and functional element which was incorporated into several important pieces, including carved gem-set sautoirs and a bracelet belonging to Daisy Fellowes. The Renault, Lavabre and Picq workshops executed many of these leading designs because of their technical excellence. Following Jacqueau's design orders, "surtout très léger", these creations were "above all very light".

    Cf. Nadelhoffer, Hans, Cartier, San Francisco, 2007, p.136, fig. 152

    Cf. Rudoe, Judy, Cartier 1900-1939, New York, 1997, p. 220, fig. 142
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