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Gold and diamond bracelet, René Boivin, circa 1940
The wide articulated band composed of gold links, highlighted with star-set brilliant-cut diamonds, embellished at either side with a fringe of gold beads, length approximately 195mm, unsigned, French assay marks.
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Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity by Françoise Cailles.

Literature

Cf: Françoise Cailles, 'René Boivin Joaillier', 1994, Paris, page 212 for an example of a necklace of similar design.

Catalogue Note

The House of Boivin was founded in Paris by René Boivin (1864–1917) in the 1890s.  Known for its modern and sculptural designs, their best known jewels were produced during the 1930s and 1940s when the firm was run by his widow, Jeanne Boivin (1871-1959), and aided by the designing talents of three remarkable women: Suzanne Belperron, Juliette Moutarde,  and Jeanne's daughter Germaine Boivin.

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