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A PAIR OF RUBY AND DIAMOND-SET BRACELETS
A PAIR OF RUBY AND DIAMOND-SET BRACELETS

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A PAIR OF RUBY AND DIAMOND-SET BRACELETS
Each designed as a "tank track" flexible band with old European-cut diamonds or square-cut rubies, circa 1932, 18.0 and 18.5 cm., with French assay marks (2)

Lot Essay

Cf. Melissa Gabardi, "Art Deco Jewellery 1920-1949", The Antique Collectors' Club, Suffolk, 1989, page 199

The fashion for tank tack bracelets probably derived from things observed by designers during the First World War. Their geometric features were also a result of the new "Machine Aesthetic", perpetuated by such artists as Fernand Léger (1881-1955), as well as the Artist-Jewellers.
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