Monday, 26 March 2012

LEO DE VROOMEN: a 1970's upper arm bracelet

This is a great piece made by Leo de Vroomen in London in the 1970's according to its hallmarks. It is designed as two interlinked snakes made in gold with a fantastic cabochon pink tourmaline in the centre. The bracelet is imposing and huge as it is design to be worn in the arm between the shoulder and the elbow, clearly inspired by antique Greece and Rome. Maybe too daring today, must have been an iconic object when it was made.

It will be auctioned by Christie's South Kensington, London on March 27th.

The piece is beautifully made in such a detailed way that is very hard to find nowadays. Leo de Vroomen is a master goldsmith in the Repousse technique (Further read: Leo De Vroomen: Modern Jewellery Couture)