*Tiffany & Co 1970 by Donald Claflin Rare Massive Bracelet in solid 18kt Yellow Gold
Bracelet designed by Donald Claflin (1935-1979) for Tiffany & Co.
Extremely rare piece, created by Donald Claflin at the Tiffany Studios back in the 1970's. This intricate bold bracelet has been carefully crafted in solid yellow gold of 18 karats, with high polished finish, It is suited with a discrete push lock and a pair of hinged safety figures 8 for extra security.
Has a total weight of 107.8 Grams and fit a wrist up to 7 Inches (17.75 Cm). The width measure is 43 mm (1.69 Inches).
Stamped, with the maker's mark, the gold assay hallmark and signed in full, "TIFFANY & CO. 18 KT".
Donald Claflin (1935-1979) was an American jewelry designer most associated with the colorful and whimsical designs he created for tiffany & co. during the sixties and seventies. His start in jewelry came when he joined the firm of David Webb, known for their buoyantly enameled figurative jewels that were a fresh contrast to the formality of the fifties. In 1965 Claflin was hired by tiffany & co. to continue in the innovative and individualistic design approach that designer Jean Schlumberger had so successfully established at the firm.
Note: In our 30 years of expertise engaged in the vintage jewelry business we never saw a piece like this. This bracelet is very similar to others pieces designed by Claflin in the end of the 60s. This pattern of twisted ropes was adopted later or at the same time by Jean Schlumberger.
Literature: Cf. J. Loring, Tiffany's 20th Century: A Portrait of American Style, New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1997. Tiffany & Co. Blue Book, 1969 Pp-xx.
Condition: The overall condition of this bracelet is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the gold. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: B0000MSAEN/2.591