Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Gold And Diamond 'Tissu Serge' Bracelet Circa 1950s

GBP 22,500.00

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Object Description

A beautiful gold and diamond ‘Tissu Serge’ bracelet by Van Cleef & Arpels c.1950s, designed as a highly flexible continuous uniform double row of rectangular flattened looped links arranged in a chevron pattern and set down the centre with pairs of round brilliant cut diamonds to a concealed clasp. ‘Tissu serge’ refers to the twill fabric which inspired the pattern of this bracelet. Van Cleef & Arpels iconic ‘Thread’ inspired jewels of the 1950s took various different forms (including the Tissu Serge jewels such as this) and sought to explore the relationship between haute joaillerie and haute couture. Fabric and textiles were a continuous source of inspiration for Van Cleef and this fascination filtered through into their designs in more or less literal ways. This stylish bracelet whilst conceived by VCA was executed by the workshop of renowned master craftsman Georges Lenfant and the quality of his craftsmanship can be felt instantly on handling this lovely jewel.

Van Cleef & Arpels

circa 1950s


28 x round brilliant cut diamonds estimated to weigh a combined total of approximately 4.2cts

18ct yellow gold signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered 6241CS meaning it was made as a client special commission, with maker’s mark for Georges Lenfant and with French assay marks

50 grams

7.25″ / 18.4cm long and 0.43″ / 1.1cm wide

Very fine

Object Condition

Very Fine

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:1.10 x centimeters
  • country
  • year
  • diameter
    5.85 centimeters

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52-53 Burlington Arcade
London W1J 0HH
United Kingdom

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