Lenfant, Georges

Gold ‘Tissu Milanais’ Bracelet with Pressed Wave Pattern

A stylish 18ct yellow gold ‘Tissu Milanais’ bracelet by Georges Lenfant c.1960s, designed as a straight flexible strap of finely woven gold the front with an undulating wave pattern pressed into it resuting in contrasting rows of alternate matte and polished finish, with concealed clasp, it is part of the ‘Optical’ collection.

£16,500.00

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Specifications

OriginFrench
Condition ReportVery fine
Setting18ct yellow gold with maker's mark and French assay marks
Weight description94 grams
Dimensions7.25" long and 0.9" wide
SKU123407

Directors Notes

Georges Lenfant could be described as one of the unsung heroes of 20th Century French jewellery. A hugely skilled designer and manufacturer, he was a Cartier workmaster and made jewellery for many of the top Parisian houses of the Place Vendome and rue de la Paix. He was joined in the business by his son Jacques who wrote a book on the art of chains called simply ‘Le Livre de la Chaîne’. In it he describes how the Optical collection was inspired by the "geometric and kinetic abstractions of the 1950s" which gave rise to an "infinite" number of ideas and designs such as this one.

Literature & Exhibitions

Please see 'Le Livre de la Chaîne' by Jacques Lenfant p.115 for an image of a bracelet watch with this pattern.

Lenfant, Georges

Georges Lenfant could be described as one of the unsung heroes of 20th Century French jewellery.  A hugely skilled designer and manufacturer, he was a Cartier workmaster and made jewellery for many of the top Parisian houses of the Place Vendome and rue de la Paix. 

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