A French Art Deco platinum ring with peridot and diamonds by René Boivin. The ring centers on a cushion-cut peridot with an approximate weight of 3.25 carats, surrounded by 60 pavé set round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.60 carats.With Certificate of Authenticity from Madame Françoise Cailles, expert for Boivin.René Boivin has been one of the most significant jewelry houses for the best part of a century since its late 19th Century beginnings under its founder Jules René Boivin. The significant legacy is due in no small measure to Jeanne Boivin who took over her husband's business after his death in 1917. Rather than wholly embracing the Art Deco trend that engulfed the rest of the French jewelry world in the late 1920s and early 1930s, she was also inspired by the exoticism that was enchanting the likes of Picasso and Paul Gauguin. Remaining close to the design greats such as Sandoz or Fouquet, she added her own feminine eye to the movement's ideals with the help of Suzanne Belperron from 1921 to 1932. The Boivin house would go on to create many spectacular jewels famously inspired by nature and sea life. A similar ring is pictured in Rene Boivin Jeweller, by Françoise Cailles, Quartet Books, 1994.Ring size 4; this ring can be sized.
|Artist: René Boivin|
|Signed: “Rene Boivin house mark French control marks”|
|Dimensions: Size: 4; this ring can be sized.|
|Item #: R-15289|
|Price: $27,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French 18 karat gold bracelet with pearls, rubies and diamonds by René Boivin. The bracelet has 22 Tahitian and South Sea pearls measuring approximately 10.03 to 8.48 mm, 46 cabochon rubies with an approximate total weight of 7.60 cts, and 26 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.80 carats. A similar bracelet is pictured in René Boivin, by François Cailles, Quartet Books, 1994, page 375.
|Artist: Rene Boivin|
|Signed: "René Boivin", "no. 9028", with maker's mark and French assay mark.|
|Dimensions: 7-1/2'' length x 1/2" to 1-1/2'' width|
|Item #: BA-18236|
|Price: Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400|
A French 18 karat gold starfish brooch with sapphire, diamond, emerald and ruby by René Boivin. The brooch has 20 sapphires with an approximate total weight of 1.55 carats, 21 diamonds with an approximate total weight of .65 carat, 5 emeralds with an approximate total weight of .35 carat, and 10 rubies with an approximate total weight of .30 carat."Although they remained the prerogative of Madame Boivin, Juliette Moutard excelled at designing these marine jewels. In fact, it is to her inimitable talent that we owe Boivin's most famous creation: the starfish. It was her favourite jewel. The original sketch dates from 1935 and the first model was made for the actress Claudette Colbert." From Rene Boivin Jeweller.Documentation from Francoise Cailles. Similar pictured in Rene Boivin Jeweller, by Francoise Cailles, Quartet Books, 1994, page 273-279..
|Artist: René Boivin|
|Signed: "Rene Boivin"|
|Dimensions: 2-1/4'' length x 2-1/4'' width.|
|Item #: BO-18707|
|Price: $36,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French-Mid 20th Century18 karat gold bracelet with amethyst and emerald by René Boivin. The bracelet is composed of 66 graduated amethyst beads measuring 10.00 mm to 6.0 mm. The leaf clasp has 50 calibre cut emeralds with an approximate total weight of 5.75 carats. With Certificate of Authenticity from Françoise Caille; work by René Boivin, design by Juliette Howland. The leaf motif was designed as a brooch in 1939.Boivin jewelery discussed in Rene Boivin Jeweller, by Francoise Cailles, Quartet Books, 1994. The leaf clasp is pictured as a brooch on page 236.
|Signed: with maker's mark and French assay mark|
|Dimensions: 7-1/2'' length x 1-1/8'' width|
|Item #: BA-18522|
|Price: $35,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|