A French Retro 18 karat gold bracelet with blue sapphires and diamonds by Boucheron. The bracelet centers on 11 calibre-cut blue sapphires with an approximate total weight of 2.20 carats, and 20 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.20 carats. The bracelet strap consists of a row of articulated segments which terminates in the sapphire set clasp formed from two stylized gold scrolls. Pictured in Boucheron, by Gilles Neret, Rizzoli, 1988, page 135, Plate 216.
|Signed: “Boucheron Paris”, French control marks|
|Dimensions: 6 1/2" length x 7/8" widest|
|Item #: BA-13557|
|Price: $22,500 – 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 Retro 18 karat gold bracelet. The bangle bracelet is composed of yellow and rose gold in a stylized buckle motif which forms the double clasp. The bracelet is center hinged.
|Dimensions: Interior measurement 6-3/4 inches|
|Item #: BA-16689|
|Price: $12,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Retro 18 karat white gold 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 carats. The flexible bracelet is designed in a step motif.
|Artist: Rubel Freres (attributed to)|
|Signed: French control marks,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 American Retro 14 karat gold and citrine bracelet by Tiffany & Co. The bracelet has 3 rectangular-cut citrines with an approximate total weight of 58.50 carats. The bracelet is composed of 6 links of alternating citrines set and gold polished geometric links."Generously scaled and vividly colored stones became fashionable in the jewelry of the late 1930's and the 1940's..." John Loring in Tiffany's 150 Years.Similar discussed in Tiffany's 150 Years, by John Loring, Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1987, page 157 (discussed).
|Artist: Tiffany & Co.|
|Signed: “Tiffany & Co.” “14k”|
|Dimensions: 7-1/2" length x 3/4" width.|
|Item #: BA-16825|
|Price: $17,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A Retro platinum ring with aquamarine, diamonds, and rubies. The ring has a rectangular-cut aquamarine with an approximate weight of 16.10 carats, 8 baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of .80 carats, 28 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of .80 carats, and 8 calibre rubies with an approximate total weight of .44 carats. The jewelry historian Neil Letson coined the term "Retro" to describe the bold and vibrant jewelry of the period that ran from the late 1930s through 1950, which diverged in style from the earlier Art Deco period of the 1920's and 30's. The jewelry of the period is characterized by the bold, oversized and three dimensional use of precious metals. Retro jewels often feature massive, emerald-cut aquamarines, citrines and amethyst, accented with smaller rubies, sapphires and diamonds. Retro bracelets, watches and necklaces reflected the glamour and enchantment that Hollywood inspired during times of crisis. The movies provided a wartime escape into a world of fantasy and romance that was "larger than life".Size: 7 1/4; can be sized.
|Item #: R-17064|
|Price: $25,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An important French Retro, platinum and 18-karat gold bracelet, with diamonds, rubies, and rose quartz by George Verger. The bracelet consists of two facing, rose quartz, multi-ball clusters with bezel-set round cut ruby tops with an approximate total weight of 1.65 carats. The solid pink gold cuff is center-hinged, and the two clusters are accented on the sides by old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.30 carats and calibre-cut rubies with an approximate total weight of 1 carat.The Jacques Verger workshop was a successful, behind the scenes force creating jewels for Boucheron, Cartier, Gübelin, Tiffany, and Van Cleef & Arpels, as well making his own signed pieces, like this bracelet which bears the Verger maker's marks. Verger is known for his magnificent clocks featuring strongly defined shapes, simple lines and stylized decoration. For the Haute Joaillerie he created the most elaborate fancies of form and color contrast, as we see here in this important gold and platinum bracelet.
|Artist: George Verger|
|Signed: “Verger” with French marks for 18kt gold and platinum|
|Dimensions: extends from 6 1/2" to 7" length x 1" width|
|Item #: BA-14162|
|Price: Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400|