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    Sale 1359

    Jewels: The Geneva Sale

    20 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 203

    AN ELEGANT ART DECO DIAMOND NECKLACE, BY CARTIER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ELEGANT ART DECO DIAMOND NECKLACE, BY CARTIER
    Designed as a series of openwork geometric links set throughout with old-cut diamonds, centering upon a shield-shaped pendant of similar motif, detaching to form two bracelets and a brooch, mounted in platinum, circa 1930, necklace 41.0 cm long, bracelets 18.7 cm long , brooch 5.0 cm long
    Signed Cartier London (6)


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    For examples of a transformable Art Deco Cartier necklace, please see:

    Françoise Cailles, The Cartier Collection Jewels, Paris (2004), page 211

    Judy Rudoe, 'Cartier 1900-1939', London (1997), plate 214
    'Transformable long chains and pendants of this kind seem to have been a specialty of Cartier London at this period, to judge by the number that appear in the ledgers of the late 1920s'

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN