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    Sale 1359

    Jewels: The Geneva Sale

    20 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 261

    AN EXQUISITE ART DECO NATURAL PEARL, DIAMOND AND EMERALD BANGLE, PROBABLY BY LACLOCHE FRÈRES

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    AN EXQUISITE ART DECO NATURAL PEARL, DIAMOND AND EMERALD BANGLE, PROBABLY BY LACLOCHE FRÈRES
    Designed as two circular-cut diamond facing chimera heads, each accented by a triangular-shaped diamond and emerald eyes, holding a natural pearl weighing 41.59 grains, to the circular and baguette-cut diamond pierced hoop, circa 1925, 18.2 cm inner cicumference
    Probably by Lacloche Frères
    Accompanied by report no. 52082 dated 19 August 2008 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the pearl is a natural saltwater pearl


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    According to the present owner, this bracelet was offered to her as a wedding gift by a member of the Lacloche Family. Although the bangle is not signed it does however bear very similar stylistic characteristics to another bangle by Lacloche illustrated in David Bennett & Daniela Mascetti, Understanding Jewellery, Suffolk (1989), plate 602. Indeed this piece exhibits a technical ability only worthy of an important Maison such as the Maison Lacloche.