Art Deco Gold, Jade, Lapis Lazuli and Enamel Bracelet by Gerard Sandoz, c.irca 928

GBP 45,000.00

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Object Description

An Art Deco gold, jade, lapis lazuli and enamel bracelet by Gerard Sandoz, c.1928, the stylish bracelet composed of four jadeite jade discs, pierced and carved with a floral motif, alternating with waisted highly polished square gold plaques, each set to the centre with a prism of lapis lazuli, decorated with geometric black enamel edges and gently curved in profile, the articulating links of deeper yellow gold, all to a concealed tongue and box clasp with additional figure of eight safety catch.

18ct Yellow Gold, clearly signed Gérard Sandoz of Maison Gustave Sandoz, with French assay marks for 18ct gold and with the makers mark for Georges Lenfant.

18cm/7.2inches long x 2.5cm/1inch wide

65 grams

Object History

Excitingly, this bracelet is not only accompanied by the original gouache design but also by a photograph of the piece authenticated and signed on the reverse by Gérard Sandoz on the 9th of June 1986. His full statement (translated from the French) reads as follows, “I, the undersigned Gérard Sandoz, certify that the bracelet on the reverse of the photograph, in jade, lapis-lazuli, black enamel and gold, signed on the edge, is a unique piece created by myself for the Maison GUSTAVE SANDOZ S.A., Rue Royale à Paris.”

Object Literature

Bracelets of similar design with articulated links of polished metal and carved gemstone plaques are illustrated in Art Deco Jewelry edited by Évelyne Possémé, page 191.
A similar bracelet of gold, jade and carved lapis-lazuli featured as lot 384 in Sotheby’s New York Magnificent Jewels sale in April 2014.

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