*Cartier 1971 Aldo Cipullo rare geometric ring in 18 kt yellow gold with carved chrysoprase
Very important ring designed by Aldo Cipullo for Cartier.
Rare geometric sculptural bold piece created in 1971 in New York by Aldo Cipullo, during the collaboration period with the house of Cartier (1969-1975) as a designer.
Carefully crafted in solid yellow gold of 18 karats, with high polished finish. The main body is designed with four staggered volumes at each sides that are holding in the center a bold cruciform fancy cut carving of natural green chrysoprase of about 20 carats.
Has a total weight of 24.3 grams and the actual size is 7.75, size able.
The top view measures are 29 mm by 22 mm (1.15 x 0.87 Inches) and raise 13 mm (0.51 inch) over the finger.
Stamped, with the maker's mark, the serial numbers, the gold assay hallmark and signed in full "CARTIER 18Kt ©1971 ALDO CIPULLO".
Aldo Cipullo (1942-1984), was an Italian born jeweler. He born and was raise in a family of designers with jewelry traditions, his father was the owner of a jewelry factory and his brother Renato Cipullo made jewelry designs for Christian Dior. Aldo, was the creator of the popular and iconic Cartier bracelets, love and the nail, still until today considered ones of the best designs of the 20th century. He work as a designer in New York, for David Webb (1960-1969) and Cartier (1969-1975). In 1975 he found his own company as a freelance designer.
Note: We have seen this model, with the gemstone variation of blue lapis lazuli and black onyx (see figure).
Note: This are the original piece produced in the 1970's period.
Provenance: Acquired from a private collector in Texas USA..
Literature: CIPULLO MAKING JEWELRY MODERN, Renato Cipullo and Vivienne Becker, Assouline 2021, Pp-93 for a similar example (See figure).
It is in perfect condition and the chrysoprase, is gemstone quality with great transparency and saturation.
INVENTORY REF: R0000AIRN/.5841