View 1 of Lot 1646. VAN CLEEF & ARPELS | DIAMOND BRACELET, 1930 | 鑽石手鏈 (鑽石共重約32.00卡拉).
View 1 of Lot 1646. VAN CLEEF & ARPELS | DIAMOND BRACELET, 1930 | 鑽石手鏈 (鑽石共重約32.00卡拉).
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VAN CLEEF & ARPELS | DIAMOND BRACELET, 1930 | 鑽石手鏈 (鑽石共重約32.00卡拉)

Estimate:

650,000 - 800,000 HKD

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS | DIAMOND BRACELET, 1930 | 鑽石手鏈 (鑽石共重約32.00卡拉)

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS | DIAMOND BRACELET, 1930 | 鑽石手鏈 (鑽石共重約32.00卡拉)

Estimate:

650,000 - 800,000 HKD

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS | DIAMOND BRACELET, 1930

鑽石手鏈 (鑽石共重約32.00卡拉)


Of geometric design, set with baguette and old European-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum, length approximately 185mm, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered, French assay marks, pouch stamped Van Cleef & Arpels. 


Accompanied by Certificate of Authenticity from Van Cleef & Arpels.

Deco Design


During the Silver Screen years of the late 20s and 30s, there was an all-white jewellery vogue that dominated. At the end of the 1910s, Art Nouveau gave way to the sleek geometry of Art Deco. During this time, Van Cleef & Arpels’ creations clearly embraced this period’s style. The Art Deco bracelets – worn on the wrist or ‘Indian style’ on the upper arm – suited the slinky, sleeveless dresses of the time.


The great heritage master jewelers of the Place Vendôme included Van Cleef & Arpels amongst its peers. During this period, Paris was celebrating its golden status as the center of art and luxury, to both Haute Couture and Haute Joaillerie. Van Cleef & Arpels, was particularly known for their skills in reflecting the Art Deco inspiration and artistic impetus of Renée Puissant – daughter of Alfred Van Cleef and Estelle Arpels – the ideal combination of ingenuity and elegance. It was during this period that Van Cleef & Arpels was at the pinnacle of its creativity, producing a plethora of iconic designs such as Mystery Set™, the creation of the Ludo Hexagone bracelet, specially commissioned pieces by style icon, the Duchess of Windsor, marking itself as a master in iconic bracelets.


Lot 1646 epitomizes the Maison at the height of the Art Deco period, with its geometric and clean lines, a perfect example of the style of the time maintaining a timeless elegance through the years.


裝飾藝術


在1920至30年後期的銀幕時代,興起一陣純白色的珠寶風潮。從1910年代末起,新藝術風格逐漸被強調幾何元素的裝飾藝術風格所取代。在這段期間,梵克雅寶的作品鮮明地擁抱了當時的潮流。裝飾藝術風格的手鏈—既可以戴在手腕上,亦可以戴於上臂展現”印度風情”—完美搭配當時流行的無袖緊身洋裝。


梵克雅寶是創始於巴黎芳登廣場(Place Vendôme)的傳奇珠寶商之一,在當時,巴黎正歡慶其身處藝術和奢侈品中心的黃金地位,在高級訂製服飾和珠寶上大放異彩。梵克雅寶最為人稱道的設計,是來自品牌創辦人—阿爾弗瑞德梵克里夫Alfred Van Cleef 及艾斯黛爾雅寶Estelle Arpels的女兒—荷內普依松Renée Puissant,其將裝飾藝術元素和設計天份完美結合,呈現獨樹一幟而優雅的風格。也正是這個時期,梵克雅寶創造出許多巔峰之作,其獨創的經典設計和工藝,如專利的隱密式鑲嵌法(Mystery Set™)、六邊形鉸接式的Ludo Hexagone手鍊、以及特別為時尚指標的溫莎公爵夫人訂製的多款珠寶,宣誓了其在手鏈珠寶設計大師的地位。


1646號拍品,薈萃了裝飾藝術時期設計精髓的Maison世家系列風格,以幾何圖紋和簡潔線條,完美演繹著歷久不衰的風尚及永恆經典的優雅。