Coral, enamel and diamond bangle, circa 1925
Designed as a confronted pair of mythical sea creatures, their heads of carved coral, their mouths holding domed motifs set with circular-cut diamonds, their bodies applied with blue enamel scales and further enhanced with pavé-and collet-set circular-cut, square and baguette diamonds, inner circumference approximately 175mm, French assay marks, indistinctly numbered.
Cf.: Sylvie Raulet, Art Deco Jewelry, Thames and Hudson, London, 1985, pg. 161, for illustrations of two closely related bangles, one by Lacloche.
Cf.: Hans Nadelhoffer, Cartier, London, 2007, pg. 225, for a similar 'Chimaera' bangle by Cartier, circa 1928, from the collection of Ganna Walska.