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. Maker Van Cleef & Arpels Period circa 1950s Origin French Gemstones 28 x round brilliant cut diamonds estimated to weigh a combined total of approximately 4.2cts Setting 18ct 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 50 grams Dimensions 7.25′ / 18.4cm long and 0.43′ / 1.1cm wide Condition Very fine
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Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Gold and Diamond Tissu Serge Bracelet French
£27,983 (Vat included)
Van Cleef & Arpels
|Place of Origin||
Late 20th Century
|Date of Manufacture||
Excellent. Very Fine.
Width: 11 mm (0.44 in.)Diameter: 58.5 mm (2.31 in.)Length: 184 mm (7.25 in.)
About Van Cleef & Arpels
Founded in 1906, Van Cleef & Arpels have since established themselves as a highly distinctive and lavish fine jewellery and watch brand. Known as an epitome of luxury around the world, browse iconic Van Cleef & Arpels jewellery now, and take home a timeless piece to be treasured forever.