Vintage Sterling Glit Belt Necklace by Cartier

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October 6, 06:16 PM GMT


6,000 - 8,000 USD

Lot Details



Vintage Sterling Glit Belt Necklace by Cartier

circa 1970s, stamped Cartier, STERLING

sterling silver-gilt textured with gold plated medallions

31½ by 1⅝ in.; 80 by 4.2 cm.

Hanging section: 4¼ by 2 in.; 11 by 5 cm.

Private Collection, United States

Cartier, one of the world's most well-known jewelry houses, took an entrepreneurial turn in the 1970s by expanding its traditional lines and brought in young artists such as César, Lisa Sotilis, and Aldo Cipullo to create modern designs. In this case the artist is unknown, but this Brutalist work has become an iconic accessory commonly known as the 'Jackie O' belt. It was popularized by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis when she was seen wearing it in Capri with white jeans, t-shirts and flats, making it timeless and classic. A similar version was owned by the actress Elizabeth Taylor.