*Gucci Firenze 1970 Rare vintage Buckle bracelet in .925 sterling silver with Ebony Wood
Buckle bracelet designed by Gucci.
Gorgeous and rare vintage piece, created in Florence Italy, back in the 1970. This buckle flexible bracelet has been carefully crafted in solid .925/.999 sterling silver, with high polished finish and is suited, with an invisible hinge and a buckle lock with a slash. The design is composed by two pieces of carved wood, encrusted with a links chain and an elaborated buckle.
Has a total weight of 41.7 Grams and a length of 6.75 Inches (17 Cm). The width measure is 18 mm (0.71 Inch).
Stamped, with the early maker's mark, the Italian Silver assay hallmarks and signed IN FULL, "GUCCI MADE IN ITALY STERLING .925 *195FI".
Note: Gucci vintage pieces are very rare and difficult to see in the market, This piece of jewelry is in an impeccable state of preservation and is a great collector's item.
Gucci, was founded in 1921 in the Tuscany region of Italy, in Florence , when Guccio Gucci bought his own shop on 7, Via della Vigna Nuova in Florence, Azienda Individuale Guccio Gucci, where he sold imported leather luggage. He also opened a small workshop to have his own leather goods made by local craftsmen. Eventually, a larger workshop had to be acquired to house Gucci's 60 artisans. In 1935 the invasion of Ethiopia by Mussolini led the League of Nations to impose a trade embargo on Italy. Leather became scarce, pushing Guccio Gucci to introduce other fabrics in the composition of the products, such as raffia, wicker, wood, linen and, jute. The rombi motif, a Gucci signature, was created. The Gucci's developed a new tanning technique to produce "cuoio grasso", which became a Gucci trademark. In 1937, Gucci launched its handbags. Under the direction of Aldo Gucci (son of Guccio), Gucci became a worldwide-known brand, an icon of the Italian Dolce Vita. During the 2010s, Gucci became an iconic 'geek-chic' brand.
Note: Makassar (Macassar) ebony, is a species of flowering tree in the family Ebenacea that is endemic to the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. The common name Makassar ebony is for the main seaport on the island, Makassar. Makassar ebony wood is reported to be a strong variegated, streaky brown and black, and nearly always wide-striped. It is considered a highly valuable wood for turnery, fine cabinet work, and joinery and is much sought for posts in traditional Japanese houses. Japan used to be the main importer of this wood. It is also used as a wood in fingerboards for guitars and other related instruments and very fine jewelry.
It is in great vintage condition and the wood is lustrous and problem free.
INVENTORY REF: B0000CIEH/.1111