A magnificent ruby and diamond strap bracelet, by Van Cleef & Arpels,
Lot 6
A magnificent ruby and diamond strap bracelet, by Van Cleef & Arpels,
Sold for HK$ 3,620,000 (US$ 467,079) inc. premium
Lot Details
A magnificent ruby and diamond strap bracelet, by Van Cleef & Arpels, 1936
Designed as a highly articulated mesh of oval-cut rubies interspersed with single baguette-cut diamonds, connected by pairs of tapered baguette-cut diamond scrolling ribbon motifs, to an integral clasp, mounted in platinum, unsigned but recorded in the archives of Van Cleef & Arpels, length 18.0cm

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE
    'The Magnificent Jewels of Mme Hélène Beaumont', Sotheby's Geneva, May 18, 1994, Lot 522.

    Although the bracelet is unmarked, it is recorded in the Van Cleef & Arpels' archive as number 44724 and as being composed of 107.25 carats of rubies and 16.70 carats of diamonds. Van Cleef & Arpels has confirmed that it left the workshop of Rubel Frères on 10 April 1936 and it was purchased on 14 May 1936. The lack of signature, number and Rubel Frères' maker's mark is probably due to the bracelet being altered at some point before it was sold at the Sotheby's auction in 1994.
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Item contains ruby or jadeite

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