An Art Deco Diamond, Jade, Coral, Sapphire and Platinum Pendant

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  • Condition Report

    • Circa 1930

    • Single- and old mine-cut diamonds
      Fancy-shaped jade cabochon and carved coral
      Calibré-cut and round sapphire cabochon
      Signed with maker’s mark, numbered, with French assay mark
      Platinum, length approximately 1.40 inches

  • Maker Bio

    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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Cartier

An Art Deco Diamond, Jade, Coral, Sapphire and Platinum Pendant

Estimate
$10,000 - 15,000 

Place Advance Bid
Contact Specialist
Susan Abeles
Head of Department, Americas and Senior International Specialist
New York
+1 212 940 1383

Jewels

New York Auction 9 December 2019