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Van Cleef & Arpels

Pair of Gold 'Manchette' Cuff-Bracelets

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 USD

Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels

Pair of Gold 'Manchette' Cuff-Bracelets

Pair of Gold 'Manchette' Cuff-Bracelets

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 USD

Lot sold:

138,600

USD

Van Cleef & Arpels

Pair of Gold 'Manchette' Cuff-Bracelets


comprising two cuff-bracelets of hammered free-form design, gross weight approximately approximately 103 and 105 dwts

together with fitted and signed box

signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered JB030357 and JB105007, with Swiss hallmark and maker's marks

5¼ in. (13.3 cm) internal circumference

In very good condition, with light surface scratches, not noticeable when worn. Each stamped G750 for 18 karat gold. Somewhat pliant, but will not expand too much beyond its internal circumference. Length of bracelets 2⅞ and 3 inches, respectively.


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.

A pair of similar 'Manchette' cuffs by Van Cleef & Arpels was offered in Jewelry from the Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Sotheby's New York, April 24-25, 1996, lot 451.

These cuff-bracelets in the Etruscan style illustrate how successfully the designers of Van Cleef & Arpels were able to blend the old and new. Exotic themes were a constant source of inspiration for the Arpels family resulting from extensive foreign travel and the ever increasing number of international clients. The cuff-bracelets offered here, although inspired by the hammered gold work of an ancient culture, are thoroughly modern in design and typical of the bold sculptural jewels of the 1970s.