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Friday, 25 March 2011

CARTIER: a modern "panther" bracelet

This is a modern panther bracelet by Cartier, a minimalist version of the house's recurring theme. The panther term comes from the days when Jeanne Toussaint (1887-1978) was Cartier's director. She was nicknamed the panther due to her liking for this animal and because she had her apartment full of this motif. Jeanne also was the one that designed the famous Duchess of Windsor panther brooch and bracelet and made the spot design an icon!.

This bracelet will be auctioned by Sotheby's Hong Kong on April 6th.
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