Gold, enamel and diamond bracelet, 'Ludo Briquettes', Van Cleef & Arpels
15,000 - 25,000 CHF
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- Van Cleef & Arpels
- Diamonds, enamel, gold
Of jarretière design, the highly articulated band of brick linking decorated with a clasp of scroll design set with circular- and single-cut diamonds, the buckle composed of a line of circular-cut diamonds, within a border of black enamel, length adjustable from approximately 140 to 200mm, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered, French assay and maker's marks.
Cf.: Evelyne Possémé, Van Cleef & Arpels, The Art of High Jewelry, pg. 96 for an example of a 'Ludo Briquettes' bracelet dated 1934.
The 'Ludo' (Louis Arpels' nickname) bracelet, created in 1934, originally consisted in a flexible band of rectangular links arranged in a brick pattern. In 1935, Van Cleef & Arpels introduced the 'Ludo Hexagon' model where hexagonal links were arranged in a honeycomb pattern. A typical feature of these bracelets were clasps reminiscent of belt buckles.