-Boucheron Paris 1950 Retro Modern Bracelet In 18Kt Gold Platinum And 2.60 Ctw Diamonds
Retro modernist bracelet designed by Boucheron.
Fabulous flexible bracelet created by the iconic French jewelry house of Boucheron. This statement and unusual bracelet was made in Paris at the atelier of Andre Vassort, during the post-war period, back in the 1950. It was carefully crafted with retro and modernist patterns in solid yellow gold of 18 karats with textured finish. Accented with twenty five prongs mountings, made up in platinum for the settings of the diamonds. It is fitted with a discrete security push box and a hinged slash for extra safety.
Diamonds: Mount in four-prongs setting, with 25 calibrated round brilliant cut diamonds, 2.60 carats, white colorless F color, VS-2 clarity.
Weight: 45.70 grams, (29.30 Dwt).
Size: 7.25 Inches (18.5 Cm).
Measurements: The central main part is 36 mm by 27 mm (1.42 x 1.06 Inches).
Hallmarks: Stamped with French marks: the heads of the eagle for the assay and warranty of the 18kt gold and the platinum respectively, the maker's maitre cartouche AV inside a lozange mark, the serial numbers and signed in full, "BOUCHERON OR 0.750 71243".
Note: The maker’s cartouche AV, is associated to the 1950's mark for the atelier of the master jeweler, Andre Vassort. The Mo. Andre Vassort atelier, was located in Paris 2, 34 rue Sainte Anne. He collaborate very closely with Boucheron, Cartier, Fred and VCA between the 1950’s and 1980’s, the workshop operations was ceased in the 1990's.
Frédéric Boucheron founded the Maison Boucheron in Paris in 1858. To this day, the Boucheron jewelry house is known for its intricate, free spirited style. Boucheron designs are always creative and display outstanding French craftsmanship and characterful stones. He quickly became well known for the exceptional quality of his precious stones. Around 1880, he was the first modern jeweler bold enough to engrave diamonds with flowers or arabesques, reviving an engraving technique that had been forgotten since ancient times. Always avant-garde and seeking modernity, in 1879 the jeweler devised the Question Mark necklace, which, for the first time ever, would be worn asymmetrically and would not have a clasp. Far from entrapping the jewel and those who wore it in some stranglehold, Boucheron liberated both the jewelry and the women, without resorting to ideology. He became the jeweler of free and independent women. In 1893, Frédéric Boucheron was the first of the great contemporary jewelers to open a boutique on place Vendôme. It was this move that gave meaning to the beginnings and to what followed. In this case, that of four generations of Boucheron, who, in the space of 160 years, built a style, a reputation, a know-how. This balance between perfect technical mastery and limitless artistic talent lies at the origin of each creation. Just as one sees the qualities of a stone before it is cut, or senses the radiance of a jewel before it is shaped, so Boucheron conceived of French jewelry before it existed.
Collateral: This bracelet is accompanied by a presentation jewelry box.
Condition: The overall condition of this piece is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the gold. The diamonds are secured in the settings. This bracelet has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: B080923RENM/1.098 MTS