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Sapphire, onyx, emerald and diamond bangle, 'Panthère' | 卡地亞 藍寶石、縞瑪瑙、祖母綠及鑽石 'Panthère' 手鐲

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November 9, 08:04 PM GMT


200,000 - 400,000 CHF

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From a Private Collection

Sapphire, onyx, emerald and diamond bangle, 'Panthère', Cartier

卡地亞 藍寶石、縞瑪瑙、祖母綠及鑽石 'Panthère' 手鐲

Designed as two panthers pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds highlighted with polished sapphires, the eyes embellished with pear-shaped emeralds and the noses with polished onyx, inner circumference approximately 160mm, signedCartier, numbered and maker's marks.

The panther, symbolic of Cartier, was first inspired when Louis Cartier commissioned a painting, Woman With A Panther, by George Barbier in 1914. Booming alongside the panther craze of the 20th century, Cartier incorporated the panther's distinct print into a bracelet wristwatch, which would become the first ever piece of the legendary 'Panthère' collection. Cartier 'Panthère' blossomed as a result of the love story and partnership between Louis Cartier and Jeanne Toussaint. In 1917, Cartier gifted Toussaint an onyx vanity case that featured the Maison's first full-body panther, paying homage to Toussaint’s nickname “La Panthère” esteemed for her elegance. Toussaint eventually became the artistic director of Cartier High Jewellery in 1933 incorporating the panther motif and adding a dynamic sense to their creations.

Notable collectors such as the Duchess of Windsor, Daisy Fellowes, Princess Nina Aga Khan, and Barbara Hutton have each commissioned Cartier for their own exclusive 'Panthère' jewels.