A ruby, onyx and diamond bracelet, French, circa 1925, attributed to Lacloche

We find this fine bracelet with its Japanese-inspired decoration of flowering prunus branches absolutely delightful.

The fashion for strap bracelets decorated with motifs drawn from Egypt, Persia, India and the far East, picked out in calibré-cut coloured gemstones against a background pavé-set with diamonds, began after the First World War and stretched to the late 1930s.

Lacloche produced some spectacular examples always displaying great creativity, innovation and fine workmanship.

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A ruby, enamel and diamond ‘Japonisme’ bracelet, attributed to Lacloche Frères, 1925

Designed as a wide frieze pavé-set with circular-cut diamonds embellished with a stylised cherry blossom motif accented with black enamel branches and cabochon ruby flower heads, circa 1925, French assay marks for platinum

Cf. Laurence Mouillefarine, Lacloche Joailliers, (published: Editions Norma, 2019), p167 for a gouache drawing of an identical design by Lacloche


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