Hermès Vintage 18ct Gold Chaine d'Ancre Bracelet Circa 1960s

GBP 19,850.00

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Object Description

A stylish vintage gold Chaine d’Ancre bracelet by Hermès c.1960s, formed of eighteen uniform oval links each with central bar in textured rope twist 18ct yellow gold with a circular ring at one end and a bar at the other forming a toggle style clasp. This beautiful bracelet is lovely and weighty and the craftsmanship reflects the fact that it was made in the workshop of master craftsman Georges Lenfant. The story behind this iconic Hermès design dates back to 1938, when Robert Dumas, a member of the Hermès family was inspired by the shape of the links on a ship’s anchor. He designed a bracelet echoing these and christened it ‘Chaîne d’Ancre’. The bracelet was described by the Maison as a “naturally balanced jewel with a sporty yet chic allure” and they have been reinventing it ever since to form the basis of designs for necklaces, rings, earrings and of course bracelets. This is testament to the enduring appeal of the shape of these links, which are best appreciated in their original incarnation – as in this classic bracelet.
Circa 1960s
18ct yellow gold signed Hermès Paris, numbered and with maker’s mark for Georges Lenfant and French assay marks
39 grams
8.9″ / 22.6cm long
Links 14.6 x 7.7mm wide
Very fine

Object Condition

Very Fine

Object Details

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  • dimensions
    W:0.77 x centimeters
  • country
  • year
  • diameter
    7.19 centimeters
  • artist/maker

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London W1J 0HH
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