Van Cleef & Arpels

Vintage Gold and Diamond ‘Tissu Serge’ Bracelet

A beautiful gold and diamond ‘Tissu Serge’ bracelet by Van Cleef & Arpels c.1950s, designed as a highly flexible continuous uniform double row of rectangular flattened looped links arranged in a chevron pattern and set down the centre with pairs of round brilliant cut diamonds to a concealed clasp. ‘Tissu serge’ refers to the twill fabric which inspired the pattern of this bracelet. Van Cleef & Arpels iconic ‘Thread’ inspired jewels of the 1950s took various different forms (including the Tissu Serge jewels such as this) and sought to explore the relationship between haute joaillerie and haute couture. Fabric and textiles were a continuous source of inspiration for Van Cleef and this fascination filtered through into their designs in more or less literal ways. This stylish bracelet whilst conceived by VCA was executed by the workshop of renowned master craftsman Georges Lenfant and the quality of his craftsmanship can be felt instantly on handling this lovely jewel.

Further Details

OriginFrench
Condition ReportVery fine
Setting18ct yellow gold signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered 6241CS meaning it was made as a client special commission, with maker's mark for Georges Lenfant and with French assay marks
Weight description50 grams
Dimensions7.25" / 18.4cm long and 0.43" / 1.1cm wide
Gemstones28 x round brilliant cut diamonds estimated to weigh a combined total of approximately 4.2cts
Period1950s
SKU126510

£22,500.00

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Van Cleef & Arpels

On June 16th 1906 Van Cleef & Arpels opened the doors to their first boutique at number 22, Place Vendôme. Next door to Lalique, opposite the Ritz and a stones throw from Boucheron, this would prove to be the first of many boutiques that the highly successful Maison would open around the world during the 20th Century.

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