Italian Retro 18K Tri-color Gold Bracelet
Created circa 1938-1944, this Italian Retro bracelet is composed of 103 grams of multi-colored 18K gold. It is composed of faceted, canted yellow and rose gold links designed as tapering horseshoes joined by sloping white gold arches. Voluminous and complex in its angled, streamlined geometry, this stunning Italian Retro bracelet is a rare find, and still ultra-modern today.
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- Curator's Notes
Item #: BA-21225
Dimensions: 8.00" length, 1.25" width.
Materials: 18K Yellow, Rose and White Gold
Signed: 750, Italian assay mark for 1938-44 and VI for Vicenza.
These massive Retro bracelets of the 1940s represented a new spirit of inventiveness. Starting in the 1930s, jewelers had derived novel motifs and designs from industrial and military sources - tank tracks, gas pipe, bicycle and roller chains, and conveyor belts, the beveled edges of steel plates and sprockets, playing with the forms and voids these mechanical innovations created. This experimentation resulted in a new body of bracelets that convey the spirit of modernity, viewed through the lens of art. Vicenza is one of Italy's most prominent historical centers for excellence in the goldsmith's art.