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  • Catalogue Essay

    The fine workmanship on this bracelet is observed in the links that is each set with a marquise-shaped diamond to one side, allowing it to bend with softness that matches the delicacy of an Art Deco jewel. All calibrè-cut sapphires are intact and brilliant, such good condition is rarely seen in jewels of this age.

  • 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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An Art Deco Diamond and Sapphire Bracelet, Cartier, Circa 1925

Signed Cartier, numbered 93286
Length approximately 187mm

Estimate
HK$680,000 - 880,000 
$87,000-110,000

Sold for HK$850,000

Contact Specialist
Terry Chu
Head of Jewellery, Asia, Senior Director
+852 2318 2038

Jewels & Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2017