In this ageless platinum Art Deco ladies watch from 1920, 120 single brilliant cut diamonds are on each side dispersed over a geometrical openwork design resembling a buckle and a noose that centre a French lotus with an old mine brilliant cut diamond heart. Bridled with a leather strap on both sides, this sophisticated jewel is all set to flaunt around your wrist.
Antique jewelry object group: ladies watch
Condition: very good condition
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Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.
Style: Art Deco - Art Deco is an eclectic artistic and design style which had its origins in Paris in the first decades of the 20th century. The style originated in the 1920s and continued to be employed until after World War II. The term "art deco" first saw wide use after an exhibition in 1966, referring to the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes that was the culmination of high-end style moderne in Paris. Led by the best designers in the decorative arts such as fashion, and interior design, Art Deco affected all areas of design throughout the 1920s and 1930s, including architecture and industrial design, as well as the visual arts such as painting, the graphic arts and film. At the time, this style was seen as elegant, glamorous, functional and modern.
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Style specifics: Abstract motives and geometrical forms are quite typical for the Art Deco period. Art Deco moved away from the soft pastels and organic forms of its style predecessor, Art Nouveau, and embraced influences from many different styles and movements of the early 20th century, including Neoclassical, Constructivism, Cubism, Modernism, and Futurism. Its popularity peaked in Europe during the Roaring Twenties and continued strongly in the United States through the 1930s. Although many design movements have political or philosophical roots or intentions, Art Deco was purely decorative.
Period: ca. 1920
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Diamonds: Two old mine brilliant cut diamonds with a total estimated weight of approx. 0.12 crt. 120 single brilliant cut diamonds (also called 8/8) with a total estimated weight of approx. 2.40 crt.
Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Total diamond weight: approx. 2.52 crt.
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks: "PLATINE" indicating the metal to be platinum
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Dimensions: width 1.20 cm (0.47 inch), the leather strap is still adjustable to any reasonable size
Weight: 18.30 gram (11.77 dwt)
Reference Nº: 11146-0021
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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