Rene Boivin Paris 18Kt Yellow Gold Bracelet With 60 Cts Of Natural Fire Opals And Woods
A wood bracelet designed by Rene Boivin.
Extremely rare and unusual piece, created in Paris France by the very exclusive jewelry house of Rene Boivin. This bracelet was carefully crafted in solid yellow gold of 18 karats and finished with very high polish. Suited with push boxed lock.
This impeccable design is composed by 10 rectangular links embellished in the center, with 10 squared carvings of natural palisander wood. The sides are mounted with 80 calibrated oval cabochons cuts (4 x 5 x 6 mm) of natural fire opals, with a combined weight of 60 carats.
Have a total weight of 94.6 Grams and fit a wrist up to 6.25 Inches (16 Cm).
The width measure is 26 mm (1.02 Inches).
Stamped with French hallmarks; the eagle's head for the assay and guaranty of the 18 kt, the maker's maitre cartouche Ste AHP, the serial number and signed, "RENE BOIVIN 2005 1/1 .750".
René Boivin, born in 1864, was a French goldsmith, founded his company in 1890 in Paris. When he married Jeanne Poiret, sister of the famous couturier Paul Poiret, he gained entrée to the high fashion world. His forward-thinking designs rejected the era’s delicate Art Nouveau proportions in favor of chunky jewels inspired by the Middle East and Asia.
When Rene died young in 1917, his wife Jeanne took over the direction of the house of Boivin, a daring act for a woman of the time. She hired mostly female designers, most famously Suzanne Belperron, who conceived many of the company’s iconic creations. This was jewelry for a different kind of woman—strong and modern, with a mind of her own. Boivin pieces marked high fashion rather than high status (although they telegraphed that, too, to those in the know). They were sensual and generous, with texture and dimension. Citrine, aquamarine, topaz and lapis were the colors of a palette that gave life to wearable gold sculpture.
Most Boivin jewels were commissioned one-of-a-kind pieces, and were almost never signed. Jeanne considered them distinctive enough to be recognized on sight. In April 1991 the company became part of the Asprey Group and still produces very fine jewelry.
Note: This is a unique one of one piece, serially numbered 1/1
Provenance: Acquired in Paris in 2007, A private collection in Beverly Hills CA.
Collateral: It is accompanied by a presentation jewelry box.
Condition: The overall condition of this bracelet is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the gold. All the gemstones, are secured in the settings. This bracelet has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: B0000MCOEN/2.274