Gucci Firenze 1970 Rare Vintage Bracelet In .925 Sterling Silver With Macassar Ebony Wood
A bracelet designed by Gucci.
Gorgeous vintage piece, created in Florence Italy by the fashion house of Gucci, back in the 1970. This very rare flexible bracelet has been carefully crafted in solid .925/.999 sterling silver, with high polished finish and is suited, with an invisible boxed push lock. The design is composed by 5 cushion shaped links attached by invisible hinges.
Embellished with five free-forms elements, carved from natural precious Macassar Ebony wood.
Has a total weight of 120.3 Grams and a length of 7 Inches (17.75 Cm). The width measure is 22 mm (0.85 Inch).
Stamped, with the maker's mark, the Italian Silver assay hallmarks and signed, "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.
Collateral: It is accompanied by a presentation jewelry box.
Condition: The overall condition of this bracelet is excellent vintage. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the silver. All the wood parts are lustrous, problem free and secured in the settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and the authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: B0000SCEY/.1111