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Cartier Gold and Diamond Flower Bracelet

$195,000

This beautifully modeled bangle-style bracelet, in diamonds and gold, is a rare early wartime work from Cartier London, when the house was still under the direction the youngest Cartier brother, Jacques Cartier. Converting easily to a brooch, this vibrant flower bangle features interplay of curving pavé-set diamond petals, bold lines of baguettes, and gleaming polished leaves, serving as a high impact and versatile convertible jewel.

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Item #: BA-19368
Artist: Cartier, London
Country: England
Circa: 1940
Size: 6.50” inner circumference (bracelet); 2.75" width, 2.25" length (brooch)
Materials: Old European-cut diamond (weighing approximately 2.50 carats); 199 Round- and baguette-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 16.70 carats); 18K Gold; Platinum
Signed: "Cartier London," "J.C." and numbered "9874" (bracelet); "J.C.," and numbered "9874" (brooch)
Literature: Similar bracelet pictured in Amazing Cartier, by Nadine Coleno, p. 107

Beginning in the mid 1930s, Cartier designed a series of convertible bangles, including sweeping scroll and comet tail clips on black lacquer and evolving into flower forms combining bi-color precious metals.
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