GEM SET AND DIAMOND BRACELET, BOUCHERON, 1940S
 GEM SET AND DIAMOND BRACELET, BOUCHERON, 1940S
 GEM SET AND DIAMOND BRACELET, BOUCHERON, 1940S
 GEM SET AND DIAMOND BRACELET, BOUCHERON, 1940S
348

Property of a Lady

GEM SET AND DIAMOND BRACELET, BOUCHERON, 1940S

Estimate: 40,000 - 70,000 CHF
347348

Property of a Lady

GEM SET AND DIAMOND BRACELET, BOUCHERON, 1940S

Estimate: 40,000 - 70,000 CHF
Lot sold:55,000CHF

Description

Property of a Lady

GEM SET AND DIAMOND BRACELET, BOUCHERON, 1940S


The articulated strap applied with chased foliate decoration and set with rubies, sapphires and emeralds carved in floral and foliate motifs, each end with a bombé hinge highlighted with brilliant- and single-cut diamonds, culminating in a rope work tassel similarly highlighted, length approximately 180mm (adjustable), signed Boucheron, French assay marks for gold and platinum and maker's mark.


Bazu Boldness


Traditionally worn as a form of marital jewellery, the Bazu band usually comprises of a larger central element – a group of stones, attached to plaited cords around the back of the arm. Of important and sentimental significance, the Bazu band serves as one of the sixteen bridal adornments during Solah Shringar, a Hindi bridal ceremony. According to this Indian tradition, the bride-to-be is elevated through the various adornments to embody the Goddess of Prosperity and beauty.


In this 1940’s creation by French jewellery house, Boucheron, the concept of the Bazu band is designed as articulated panels of colourful carved rubies, sapphires and emeralds, with each gold section intricately carved to replicate the blossoming fruit and foliage of the East. Conventionally secured by string to fit the shape of the arm, Lot 348 fastens together with gold links designed to imitate rope, creating a chic Bazu bracelet for the contemporary woman. Inspired by the exoticism and vibrant imagery of Orient, Lot 348 is the embodiment of fine, detailed French craftsmanship, modernized into a wearable jewel.

Condition Report

Signed BOUCHERON - PARIS, French maker's mark, French assay mark for 18 carat gold and platinum. Diamonds estimated to weigh a total of approximately 4.00 - 5.00 carats, on average I-J colour, VS clarity, as gauged and graded in the mount. Overall, in good condition. Gross weight approximately 240 grams.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Please note that colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's. We do not guarantee, and are not responsible for any certificate from a gemological laboratory that may accompany the property. We do not guarantee that watches are in working order. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue, in particular to the Notice regarding the treatment and condition of gemstones.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Literature

Cf.: Gilles Néret, Boucheron: Four Generations of a World-Renowned Jeweler, New York, 1988, pg. 151 for an illustration of a similar bracelet by Boucheron.

 GEM SET AND DIAMOND BRACELET, BOUCHERON, 1940S
Property of a Lady
GEM SET AND DIAMOND BRACELET, BOUCHERON, 1940S
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