The category Art Deco bracelets includes all the bracelets from the beginning of the 20th century which correspond to the bracelets of this creative, geometric period, rich in diamonds and ornamental stones such as onyx, lapis lazuli or emerald.
Art Deco chrysoprase square gold bracelet in 18 karats (750). Bracelet composed of seven alternating square links in gold and tinted green chalcedony (also called chrysoprase). French bracelet, Art Deco period, circa 1920-30.
A similar model exists in the Mauboussin collections, in gold with square links set with carnelian cabochons and onyx links. This model can be seen in the book Mauboussin by Marguerite de Cerval, p.148.
Another similar model is preserved in the Victoria & Albert Museum collections, in gold, enamel and rock crystal and can be seen in the museum’s “Geometry and Colors, 1920-1940” showcase.
Art Deco snake bracelet in yellow and white gold 18 karats. Bracelet in hollow gold figured by a snake winding on itself. A cabochon-cut sapphire adorns the head of the reptile, it is surrounded by seventeen rose-cut diamonds in a white gold setting. The eyes of the snake are suggested by incisions. Bracelet from the first half of the 20th century, Art Deco period.
Eagle hallmark, goldsmith’s hallmark of the House of Gross (either Gross, Langoulant, & Cie; or Gross, Poîlevé & cie; or Gross, Javey & Cie) having made models for the House of René Boivin.
Inner dimensions: 5.5 cm x 6 cm
Width of the bracelet: min: 6 mm to max: 23 mm
Dimensions of the snake head: 11 mm x 21 mm
Estimated weight of the sapphire : 0,81 carat
Estimated weight of diamonds: 0.34 carat
Note: The fastening system works, accompanied by a safety chain.
Condition: scratches from use
Art Deco Egyptomania bracelet in 18 karats white gold. This rare bangle bracelet is adorned with a large carnelian cabochon in the center, held on each side by a yellow gold palmette and enameled in black. The palmettes are set with eight rose-cut diamonds in a white gold beaded setting. The palmette motif is emblematic of the Egyptomania period of Art Deco. Bracelet of the 1930s, France.
Eagle head hallmark, LP goldsmith hallmark (maker for Cartier Paris), illegible signature.
Interior dimensions : 55 mm x 65 mm
Estimated weight of the carnelian : 18.64 carats
Estimated weight of the diamonds : 0.10 carat
Condition: scratches from use, slight deformation.