A French Antique 18-karat gold and enamel bracelet with turquoise. The bracelet is composed of 4 strands of woven gold rope with clover shaped enamel and turquoise set slides. The enamel work is designed as Moorish arabesques set with cabochon turquoise. The hanging locket has a similar clover-shaped motif. This piece can be seen as an ancestor of Van Cleef & Arpels' iconic "Alhambra" jewelry.
|Signed: French Control Mark|
|Dimensions: 8-1/8" length x 3/4" widest|
|Item #: BA-16199|
|Price: $22,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A pair of English Victorian 18 karat gold and gutta-percha hinged bangle bracelets. The pair of hinged bangle bracelets are banded with gold stripping. "The most interesting substitute for jet was a composition rubber called gutta-percha, also known as vulcanite. Unlike jet and bog oak, which were worked by carving, gutta-percha was molded and mass produced to convincing effect in many of the same styles as jet and bog oak. It is a hard black substance that smells like rubber when it is rubbed and turns brown when exposed to sunlight for long periods of time." From Victorian Jewelry by Ginny Dawes and Corinne Davidov, Abbeyville Press, 1991.Pictured in Victorian Jewelry, by Ginny Reddington Dawes and Corinne Davidov, Abbeyville Press Publishers, 1991, page 134.
|Dimensions: interior cir. 5-7/8", 6-1/4"|
|Item #: BA-17320|
|Price: $3,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An American Art Deco platinum and white gold watch with diamonds and seed pearls by Dreicer & Co. The rectangular faced watch has 68 single-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .76 carats surrounding the platinum case and accenting the bracelet strap of seed pearls measuring approximately 2 to 3 mm.
|Artist: Dreicer & Co|
|Signed: “Dreicer & Co”|
|Dimensions: 6 1/8 inches in length x 1/2 inch at widest|
|Item #: W-17025|
|Price: $22,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An American Mid-Century platinum, gold and diamond bracelet by Ruser. The Modernist motif bracelet has 20 unique diamond pave links that are individually hinged and further decorated with gold beading. There are 300 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 16.00 carats. William Ruser was a much sought after Beverly Hills jeweler with the Hollywood community and his pieces were worn by numerous film stars on and off-screen in the 1940's through the 1960's. The distinctive Ruser style involved skillfully sculpted children and pearl winged angels, often seated on clouds of freshwater pearls and crowned with halos of tiny seed pearls, as well as less whimsical jewelry. He closed the doors to his shop in 1969, whereupon the property was bought by Van Cleef and Arpels which remains in the same location on Rodeo Drive today.
|Signed: “Ruser" "18k Plat”|
|Dimensions: 7" length x 3/4" width|
|Item #: BA-16558|
|Price: $45,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Retro 18-karat gold bracelet with blue sapphires and diamonds by Boucheron. The flexible link bracelet has 72 cabochon blue sapphires with an approximate total weight of 2.20 carats, and old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.80 carats. The bracelet is composed of 4 dimensional half moons set with cabochon sapphires and diamonds from a double row of oval and rectangular 'seed" links.
|Signed: “Boucheron-Paris”, “213”, “2.88”, French control marks|
|Dimensions: 6-5/8" length x 1-1/16" wide|
|Item #: BA-15838|
|Price: $39,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Retro 18-karat yellow and pink gold bracelet composed of 6 three-dimensional links in a "tank track" motif.Following World War II, jewelry makers in Europe and America made heavy geometric link bracelets popular. Their inspiration for these pieces were the wheel tracks from the tanks which were used so heavily during the war.
|Signed: Unidentified Maker’s and French control marks|
|Dimensions: 7-5/8" length x 3/4" wide|
|Item #: BA-16158|
|Price: $11,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Retro 18 karat gold and platinum bracelet with emeralds and diamonds attributed to Rubel Freres. The bracelet has 64 square-cut emeralds with an approximate total weight of 8.30 carats, and 32 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 0.95 carat. The flexible bracelet is designed in a step motif.
|Artist: Rubel Freres (attributed to)|
|Signed: French control marks gold and platinum,and possible maker's mark for Rubel Freres.|
|Dimensions: 7-1/8" length x 1/2" width|
|Item #: BA-16690|
|Price: $42,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An Estate 18 karat gold bracelet. The flexible bracelet is composed of 9 hammered oval links alternating with 9 polished links. Retailed by Neiman Marcus.
|Signed: “707011NM” ( for Neiman Marcus) “18kt”|
|Circa: Late-20th Century|
|Dimensions: 7" length x 1-1/8" width.|
|Item #: BA-17255|
|Price: $12,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|