A Rock Crystal and Gold Bracelet

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    • 1970

    • Square-shaped rock crystal
      Signed by designer and retailer, numbered
      18 karat yellow and white gold, length approximately 7.00 inches

  • Catalogue Essay

    Aldo Cipullo

    Italian born, Aldo Cipullo came to New York at the age of twenty, having studied architecture and worked for his family’s costume jewelry business. He found work as a designer for both Tiffany & Co. and David Webb, before joining Cartier in 1969. Cipullo brought his iconic “Love” bracelet with him to Cartier, which he designed after the lament of a romantic breakup. Today, this design remains one of the best-sellers for Cartier. Cipullo worked at Cartier for only four years, leaving in 1974 to establish his own business.

    The bracelet above is a rare example from Cartier’s High Jewelry line created by Cipullo. This creation embodies what he claimed made for a successful jewel – the unity of design and function. It also conforms to his preference of metal and colorless gemstones expressed with geometric pattern. Similar to the majority of his jewels, this jewel too bears spatial and architectural elements. Very few of these bracelets were made during his four years at Cartier, and even fewer have survived.

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Property of a California Collector

A Rock Crystal and Gold Bracelet

Estimate
$15,000 - 25,000 

sold for $52,500

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Susan Abeles
Head of Department, Americas and Senior International Specialist
New York
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Jewels

New York Auction 9 December 2019