Extraordinary Art Deco Runway BraceletExtraordinary Art Deco Runway BraceletExtraordinary Art Deco Runway BraceletExtraordinary Art Deco Runway BraceletExtraordinary Art Deco Runway BraceletExtraordinary Art Deco Runway Bracelet

Featured in Carole Tanenbaum's book "Fabulous Fakes" (p. 142)under unsigned beauties, where she surmises - "conceived by artistic talents, perhaps for the fashion runway, where bold statements were necessary to match the exaggeration of haute couture collections."

Given it's elements, beautifully aged warm gilt finish and size (raises 7/8" off the wrist, measures 1 3/8" at widest, 7 1/2" long) , I am almost certain this is an deco era bracelet (ca 1920s-1940), extremely dimensional and well constructed, perhaps French in origin. The piece features uniquely lovely white and brown speckled art glass cabochons, beautiful pear shaped green rhinestones and spectacular gilt brass design.

There is one flaw. One of the stones is round (and there should be two round stones). The other is oval. It is to my eye not a detraction in the least, and I think all will agree. The piece is truly spectacular. So many noteworthy details, and I'll mention one that is not so obvious - the embossed bottom layer of the bracelet, attached to the top with thick cylinders, visible only when this heavy piece is curved around the wrist. Truly one of the most striking bracelets I have seen.

Condition would be excellent but for the oval "stone of mystery", which now nearly fits in the raised bezel setting (upon close exam one sees a bit of space on the sides, but it's tough to spot). Taut closure and safety chain allowing full flaunting! A tour de force.

ITEM ID
GC-1263
ITEM SIZE
7 1/2" x 1 3/8" x 7/8" hi
STYLE
Art Deco
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
COLOR
Brown

Extraordinary Art Deco Runway Bracelet

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