• Magnificent Jewels auction at Christies

    Sale 2604

    Magnificent Jewels

    10 December 2012, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 228

    AN ART DECO SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BRACELET, BY PAUL FLATO

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    AN ART DECO SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BRACELET, BY PAUL FLATO
    Designed as an openwork rectangular-cut sapphire and diamond bricklink band, mounted in platinum, circa 1935, 7 ins.
    Signed Flato for Paul Flato


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    Famed American jeweler Paul Flato moved from his native Texas to New York in the 1920s. He began selling wristwatches and by the 1930s had opened two jewelry shops, one in Los Angeles, and the other on 57th Street in New York City. With a sharp eye for style, he became famous not only for his charming personality but for his whimsical designs in gold and precious gems, catering to the most fashionable ladies in Hollywood, including Joan Crawford and Katherine Hepburn.

    The consignor of this elegant sapphire and diamond bracelet by Paul Flato recalls playing with her mother's "blue bracelet" as a child in the mid-1940s.

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