Skip to content

Léon Gariod and Lucien Gautrait Blue Enamel and Diamond Bracelet

$20,000

This gold bracelet by the master goldsmith Lucien Gautrait for jeweler Leon Gariod is an intricately chased and modeled work of a lost jeweler’s art with six openwork wheat- and foliate-decorated plaque links. Highlighted by shimmering panels of blue guilloché enamel and old European-cut diamonds, the complex foliate and floral motifs intertwine to unify the geometric links. Subtle and unusual, this beloved 1890s style still evokes Neoclassical era grace and refinement.

Add to Wishlist

  • Product Details
  • Curator's Notes

Artist: Lucien Gautrait, designer, and Léon Gariod, retailer, Paris
Country: France
Circa: 1890s-1900s
Size: 7.25” length, 0.75” width
Materials: 5 Old European-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 0.90 carat); Guilloché enamel; 18K Gold; Platinum
Signed: With maker’s mark for Leon Gariod, and French assay mark
Literature: Lucien Gautrait’s “infinite skill” in designing and chasing is praised in the period book, French Jewellery of the 19th Century, by Henri Vever, translated by Catherine Purcell, London: Thames & Hudson, 2001, p. 1116
 

A loyal collaborator of Léon Gariod, Lucien Gautrait appears to have been equally at home in Neo-classicism as in the Art Nouveau, in which style he also created jewels for Boucheron Paris.
X