Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels

Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels

View full screen - View  of Fine gold, lapis lazuli and diamond bangle, 'Venus', circa 1992.

Iconic Jewels: Her Sense of Style

Chaumet | Georges Lenfant

Fine gold, lapis lazuli and diamond bangle, 'Venus', circa 1992

Estimate

30,000 - 50,000 CHF

Lot Details

Description

Designed as an astrolabe featuring a lapis lazuli and gold Earth, joined by a polished gold Venus and a pavé-set brilliant-cut diamond comet with calibré-cut diamond tail, inner circumference approximately 180mm, signed Chaumet Paris, maker's mark for Georges Lenfant, French assay marks for gold.

Venus


'Jewellery is a voyage through the precious and the spiritual. To come close to the latter, one must make as little use of reality as possible. The essence of a jewel is in its conception, in the eye, the heart, the hand of the jeweller, and not in the geometrical dimensions of the object.'

           Jean Mouclier

 

 

Jean Mouclier conceived this unique bangle representing the Earth, the planet Venus and a diamond-set comet to orbit a woman’s wrist. The design was executed by the atelier Georges Lenfant and retailed by Chaumet. Passionate about painting and design, Jean Mouclier studied at the Académie Internationale de Stylisme de Paris and, in 1992, won the Diamonds-International Award in Tokyo. Jean Mouclier made his mark at Dior and later headed the design studio at Cartier. Therefore, Mouclier is among the most influential high jewellery designer of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.