An Important Late Belle Époque Sapphire And Diamond Bracelet
An important late Belle Époque pierced sapphire and diamond plaque bracelet, consisting of five rectangular pierced plaques of a floral design, set throughout with old-cut diamonds, estimated to weigh a total of 17 carats, separated by a run of four channel-set baguette-cut sapphires, the twenty-four sapphires estimated to weigh a total of 5.5 carats, all set to a platinum mount with cheniered decoration to the gallery, with snap clasp and safety catches, bearing French marks, circa 1920, measuring approximately 18 x 1.5 cm, gross weight 31.8 grams.
An exceptional bracelet. This bracelet is a masterpiece example of the transition between Belle Epoque and Art Deco design. Simple, geometric forms are weaved together with platinum and sapphires. Platinum became popular in the early twentieth century as it could be manipulated into intricate yet strong designs. The central motifs of this bracelet are exquisitely wrought. The baguette-cut sapphires are a deep blue and provide a wonderful compliment to the lively diamonds. An impressive combined 17 carats of diamonds glitter and twinkle, making this bracelet both hypotonic and alluring.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.