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Emerald, onyx and diamond bangle, 'Panthère', Cartier
Designed as two panthers pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds highlighted with polished onyx, the eyes embellished with pear-shaped emeralds, supporting a brilliant-cut diamond of black tint, signed Cartier, numbered, French assay and maker's marks.
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Catalogue Note

"Silently stalking its way through Cartier iconography for one hundred years, the panther is the proud leader of the pack of precious animals that make up the famous Cartier menagerie. No other creature has achieved such iconic status at Cartier, or indeed in the entire lexicon of twentieth-century jewellery design. No other jewel is quite so indissolubly and emotively connected to the great twentieth-century women of style, to ideals of twentieth-century femininity, to the admirable Cartier legend".

Vivienne Becker, in Cartier Panthère, Paris, 2014, pg. 68.

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