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    Sale 12182

    Important Jewels

    18 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 26

    A RETRO CITRINE, DIAMOND AND GOLD BANGLE BRACELET

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    A RETRO CITRINE, DIAMOND AND GOLD BANGLE BRACELET
    Designed as a polished gold hinged bangle of overlapping ribbon design, one terminal set with three rectangular-cut citrines and circular-cut diamond detail, the second terminal set with circular-cut diamonds, circa 1940, 2 1/8 ins. diameter, mounted in gold


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    Post Lot Text

    Although unsigned, the design and workmanship are consistent with the work of Paul Flato.
    By the late 1930s, Flato had turned to the use of yellow gold in his jewelry as a prominent and preferred design element. Similar bangle bracelets to Lot 26, featuring ridged detailing and diamond-set elements centering on large semi-precious stones, were used in various films including the 1942 film The Lady is Willing, starring Marlene Dietrich.