Cartier - Magnificent Jewels Geneva Monday, May 12, 2008 | Phillips





    • Comprising a necklace, designed as a series of tapering flexible gold links; a bracelet and a pair of ear clips en suite, mounted in 18K white and yellow gold, necklace 45.5 cm., bracelet 22.5 cm. 

    • Signed 'Cartier' and numbered 719864, 788667, 781225.

  • Artist Biography

    Cartier

    French

    With the Constitution of 1848 came a new standard for luxury in France. Founded one year prior by Louis-Francois Cartier, the house of Cartier was one of the first to use platinum in jewelry making. This incredibly expensive material became the stepping-stone for Cartier to experiment in form, mechanisms and attitude. It helped men move from pocket watches to wristwatches, effectively making the watch much more functional and prominent in a man's overall wardrobe.

    Cartier did not only touch on functionality. Inspired by a commissioned painting by George Barbier featuring a black panther at the feet of an elegantly bejeweled woman, Cartier began incorporating wild animals in his designs—most notably, Cartier Panthère rings, bangle bracelets and watches. Yet it wasn't until the late 1960s that the house of Cartier debuted their iconic yellow and rose gold LOVE collection, which includes the famous bracelet that only a special screwdriver can open. 

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PROPERTY OF A LADY

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A Suite of Gold Jewelry






Comprising a necklace, designed as a series of tapering flexible gold links; a bracelet and a pair of ear clips en suite, mounted in 18K white and yellow gold, necklace 45.5 cm., bracelet 22.5 cm. 

Signed 'Cartier' and numbered 719864, 788667, 781225.

Estimate
CHF4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for CHF6,875

Magnificent Jewels

13 May 2008, 2 & 7pm
Geneva