Monday, 6 December 2010

A MAUBOUSSIN late Art Deco buff top sapphire bracelet

It is very interesting to compare the piece from previous post to this one. Only ten years difference between the two, same maker: Mauboussin, and even both classified as Art Deco; yet they could not seem more different. One of the historic events that happened between 1925 when the first bracelet was made, and 1935, was the Great Depression. In 1929, Mauboussin Inc, had to close their New York premises and scale down operations and focused more on creative design rather than on the use of great gems.

This piece is for sale at Hancocks, London.