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Van Cleef & Arpels

Gold, Diamond and Enamel 'Ludo Hexagone' Bracelet, France

Estimate:

60,000 to - 80,000 USD

Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels

Gold, Diamond and Enamel 'Ludo Hexagone' Bracelet, France

Gold, Diamond and Enamel 'Ludo Hexagone' Bracelet, France

Estimate:

60,000 to - 80,000 USD

Lot sold:

94,500

USD

Van Cleef & Arpels

Gold, Diamond and Enamel 'Ludo Hexagone' Bracelet, France


circa 1937

designed as a flexible band of hexagonal-shaped links, each centering a single-cut diamond, the arched clasp set with three rows of old European-cut diamonds, bordered with black enamel, gross weight approximately 72 dwts

signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered 44624, with French assay and workshop marks

7 in. (17.7 cm) long

In good condition, especially given the age of the piece, the mounting with signs of wear including scratches and light scuffs, and some slight discoloration to the gold, noticeable only upon close inspection. French assay mark for 18 karat gold. The diamonds, estimated to weigh a total of approximately 8.00 carats, are approximately G-I color, SI-I1 clarity. The black enamel with shallow losses, noticeable upon close inspection and not when worn. Clasp closes securely by sliding the lug underneath the arch and clicking into place; unclasp by squeezing the ends of the lug. Width approximately 1 inch.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. 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. Illustrations in the catalogue may not be actual size. Prospective purchasers are reminded that, unless the catalogue description specifically states that a stone is natural, we have assumed that some form of treatment may have been used and that such treatment may not be permanent. Our presale estimates reflect this assumption.Certificates of Authenticity: Various manufacturers may not issue certificates of authenticity upon request. Sotheby's is not under an obligation to furnish the purchaser with a certificate of authenticity from the manufacturer at any time. Unless the requirements for a rescission of the sale under the Terms of Guarantee are satisfied, the failure of a manufacturer to issue a certificate will not constitute grounds to rescind the sale. Gemological Certificates and Reports: References in the catalogue descriptions to certificates or reports issued by gemological laboratories are provided only for the information of bidders, and Sotheby's does not guarantee and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, terms or information contained in such certificates or reports. Please also note that laboratories may differ in their assessment of a gemstone (including its origin and presence, type and extent of treatments) and their certificates or reports may contain different results.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Please note that the length of the bracelet is 17.7 cm and not 2.7 cm, as previously stated in the printed catalogue.
An identical example can be found in Van Cleef & Arpels The Art of High Jewelry by Évelyne Possémé, page 94.