Wednesday, 8 December 2010

A MAUBOUSSIN Art Deco tutti frutti indian inspired bracelet

This Art Deco tutti frutti bracelet was made by Mauboussin in 1930. It presents all the elements that best describe Art Deco; a geometrical design, combination of different cut diamonds and the well known trio of carved stones that became known as tutti frutti: emerald, ruby and sapphire.

In 1930, Marcel Goulet, George Mauboussin's cousin assumed control of the firm; his son Jean Goulet was the key man to turn the firm around after the Great Depression. Jean Goulet travelled to India due to his close friendship to the Maharaja of Indore to redesigned his jewels. He brought back to Europe an immense source of Indian inspired ideas the he executed over the subsequent years. This bracelet is a great example of that period.

The piece will be auctioned at Bonhams in the USA next December 15th.