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French Retro 18K Gold Tank Track Bracelet

Created in the 1940s, this French Retro bracelet by Renard, Paris, is composed of 18K gold. It is composed of arched and stepped bombé links joined by faceted bars. With its complex and interlinking geometry, this refulgent gold bracelet has a volume and structure that gives it an outsize and stylish presence.

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Item #: BA-21035
Artist: Marcel-François Renard, Paris
Country: France
Circa: 1940s
Materials: 18K Gold
Signed: French assay marks, maker's mark MR for Renard

The "track track" bracelet, whose links were similar in appearance to the treads of a tank, was a beloved style of the late 1930s and 1940s. Appearing during the Art Moderne period, when artists found inspiration in the monumental forms of contemporary industry, these voluminous bracelets continued to appeal during the wartime when military motifs were front and center. The maker of this bracelet, Marcel-François Renard, Paris, was founded in 1938.