GOLD AND EMERALD 'PANTHÈRE' CUFF-BRACELET AND RING, CARTIER, FRANCE
The sprung cuff-bracelet terminating in two panther heads, the eyes set with pear-shaped emeralds, the noses set with wood cabochons, gross weight approximately 57 dwts, internal circumference 6 inches, expandable, signed Cartier, numbered 716768 3, with French assay and workshop marks, and British hallmarks; the ring of similar design, the nose set with an onyx cabochon, gross weight approximately 13 dwts, size 6, expandable, signed Cartier, numbered 772726, with French assay and workshop marks. With signed pouch and ring box.
Each item in good condition with moderate scratching to the mounting throughout and areas of discoloration to the metal, particularly on the interior of the pieces and on the panther heads, commensurate with wear. Each item stamped 750 and with French assay marks for 18 karat gold, and with French workshop mark for Pierre Brun. The emeralds are medium deep slightly bluish green, heavily included. The onyx cabochon in good condition. The wood cabochons on significantly worn and with some areas of loss, not noticeable when worn. Bracelet width approximately ¾ inch at widest point; ring width approximately ¾ inch where band overlaps.
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