A diamond flexible bar brooch, by Cartier,

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Lot 1
A diamond flexible bar brooch,
by Cartier, circa 1934

Sold for £ 84,100 (US$ 102,799) inc. premium
A diamond flexible bar brooch, by Cartier, circa 1934
The hinged bar composed of five shield-shaped clips, pavé-set with old brilliant, brilliant and baguette-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum, diamonds approximately 15.00 carats total, signed in cursive script Cartier Paris Londres New York, signed 03908, French assay marks, length 9.2cm

Footnotes

  • This is a rare example of one of Cartier's "novelty" jewels which the firm specialised in during the 1930s. The illustration, from an advertisement in American Vogue in November 1934, shows a similar example marketed as "an amazing new flexible bar set with round and baguette diamonds - four inches long and hinged so that it forms a clip, bracelet, an epaulette or hair ornament."

    Provenance
    Countess Adelaide Janina Zamoyska (1920-1946)
    Descent to the current owner
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A diamond flexible bar brooch, by Cartier,
A diamond flexible bar brooch, by Cartier,
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