Fine Swiss watchmakers since 1923, Lucien Piccard also created a fashion jewelry line, circa 1960s-1980s. Production was limited and examples are somewhat hard to find today. Pieces tend to be "statement sized" -- dramatic and bold. Many are stamped with an inventory or design number on reverse.
The bracelet presented, circa 1970s, consists of three large slightly curved panels of sweeping foliage centered with a shield style crest topped by the bust of a knight in his helmet. Flanking the crest is a pair of lions poised on hind legs. Connecting these links are pairs of dueling lions, each balancing on one hind leg. The bracelet pays incredible attention to subject matter, detail and dimension in large components with substantial heft.
The bracelet measures a generous approximate 8 1/2 inches long with hinged push in box clasp x 1 7/8 inch wide with a 3/8 inch profile or thickness. We believe this style of bracelet came in two lengths -- a 7 1/2 inch and the 8 1/2 inch offered. If you love this bracelet yet find it is too large, a jeweler can reduce the number of jump rings connecting the lions and panels, shortening the bracelet to an approximate 7 1/2 inches in length. (We've actually seen an identical bracelet sans 16 jump rings.) Weight of the bracelet is about 92 grams.
Condition is excellent / near pristine vintage. All components intact. There are no dents, rubs, scratches, improper bends, discoloration or stains. All connections secure. All gold tone finish intact, front and back. Hinged box clasp (for added ease of on / off as well as flexibility) strong and secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent / near pristine vintage.
Each panel is stamped with an inventory / design number: "102CR". Center panel is additionally stamped with "LUCIEN PICCARD" underscored with the copyright symbol. Circa 1970s.
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