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This astonishing French Art Deco cuff bracelet in platinum can fulfill your wish to besprinkle yourself all over with diamonds of a total weight of over 23 carat. Three openwork patterns revolve around a central old European cut diamond from which a fountain of diamonds gushes within the boundaries of a rounded rectangular diamond pond. A double intersecting lozenge with a diamond in the middle separates each pool of paradise and chaperons you further into a world of elite since 1920.
Antique jewelry object group: diamond bracelet
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: unknown, but imported in France (see hallmark explanation further in text)
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 modern 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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Material: The whole bracelet is in platinum and only the clasp is in 18K white gold. This is normal for platinum jewelry as white gold gives a better tension on the clasp.
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Diamonds: One old European cut diamond with an estimated weight of approx. 1.00 crt. (approximate color and clarity I/J, vvs/vs), five old European cut diamonds with a total estimated weight of approx. 1.78 crt. (approximate color and clarity: between F and J and between vs and i). and 355 old brilliant cut and a few 8/8 singel cut diamonds with a total estimated weight of approx. 21.10 crt. (approximate color and clarity: mostly G/H/I, mostly vs/si)
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. 23.88 crt.
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Engraving: sides of bracelet are skilfully hand engraved with a typical Deco pattern.
Hallmarks: The French control mark representing a "mascaron" (French for "grotesque mask") that was in use in France from 1912 and used for into France imported platinum jewelry and objects. Although it carries a typical French control mark representing an owl , we cannot be sure it is actually French as the owl was also used for items in finished condition that were brought to be examined by the French Assay office (the eagle’s head was used for items brought in unfinished).
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Dimensions: width 2,09 cm (0,82 inch), length 18,50 cm (7,28 inch)
Weight: 48,80 gram (31,38 dwt)
Reference Nº: 16046-0058
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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