*Mellerio 1970 Paris very rare 18 kt gold geometric bracelet with blue lapis lazuli
Very rare bracelet designed by Mellerio-Dits Meller.
An impressive and unusual geometric piece, created in Paris France around the 60's and 70's. It was crafted by the house of Mellerio, in solid yellow gold of 18 karats and suited, with a pair of invisibles hinges, with a secure slash lock and a figure 8 for extra security.
The design is conceived with strong geometry and very sharp patterns. The stylized figure of the Cornucopia is formed by multiples three-dimensional carvings of natural lapis lazuli from Afghanistan. the gemstones are carefully placed, forming a cubic minimalist sculpture.
The weight of this piece is 52.2 grams and fit a wrist up to 6.5 inches and the width measure is 28 mm at the widest part.
Is stamped, with French hallmarks; twice with the national eagle's head for the assay and guaranty of the 18 kt gold, the maker's maitre cartouche STE. LFV, associated to Lasbleiz, Fournier et Vittielo, the unique serial numbers and signed, "MELLERIO PARIS 2517 R".
Mellerio-Dits Meller, is a French jewelry house, founded in 1613, and still active today. It claims to be the oldest family company in Europe. It gives its name to the Mellerio cut, a 57-facet jewel cut, shaped as an oval within an ellipse. Today Mellerio is based at Rue de la Paix, Paris, with branches in Luxembourg and Japan.
Note: The afghan, lapis lazuli in this piece have a lot of remains and traces of gold and pyrite, giving and extra shiny to the surface. we cannot track any other similar piece like this.
It is in great condition and a rare piece for any jewelry collector.
We are offering the ring in suite in other of our listing.
INVENTORY REF: B0000CCEN/1.254