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Gold and Platinum Geometric Cuff Links


Created during the 1930s, these French Art Moderne double cuff links are composed of gold and platinum. Each square gold link is modeled with arches and reverse curves, surmounted by a platinum cylinder. Subtle and streamlined, the cuff links’ strong contours and geometry create a look of miniature modernist sculpture for the cuff.


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Item #: CS-16797
Country: France
Circa: 1930s
Size: 0.5" squares
Materials: 18K Gold; Platinum
Signed: French maker and control marks
Literature: Cuff links discussed in Cuff Links, by Susan Jonas and Marilyn Nissenson, Harry N. Abrams, 1991, pp. 53-65

The dominance of the machine aesthetic in the 1930s led to a revolution throughout the decorative arts, with the result that ornamentation was rejected in favor of form and structure.