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    Sale 2160

    Jewels: The New York Sale

    22 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 129

    AN ART DECO DIAMOND AND EMERALD BRACELET, BY DREICER & CO.

    Price Realised  

    AN ART DECO DIAMOND AND EMERALD BRACELET, BY DREICER & CO.
    The pierced old European-cut diamond band, set with a series of graduated collet-set diamonds, centering upon three octagonal-cut emeralds, alternated by larger collet-set old European-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum, circa 1925, 7 1/8 ins., in a Dreicer & Co. red leather fitted case
    Signed Dreicer & Co.


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    The origin of Dreicer & Co. dates to 1904, when J. Dreicer & Son represented the Parisian dealer A. Eknayan at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis. From 1910 to the mid-1920s, the company introduced the latest techniques of Parisian jewelry to the American market, such as "French-cut" square diamonds, which were set into flexible box bracelets. The company opened its original location at 560 Fifth Avenue in New York, as well as a branch in the Blackstone hotel in Chicago. Upon the 1923 death of founder Michael Dreicer, the business was liquidated and purchased by Cartier in New York.