VAN CLEEF & ARPELS. A yellow gold, glass and enamel 'cocktail' charm bracelet

Designed as a series of glass charms, some with enamelled detail, each depicting a cocktail ingredient (glass, Angostura bottle, Champagne bottle, Curaçao bottle, an ice cube, a twist of lemon), above which is engraved to the yellow gold link the desired measure in French, the bracelet composed of a curb link chain upon which are threaded a series of square- and rectangular-shaped box links, one of the charms engraved Champagne to one side and Van Cleef & Arpels to the other, 1930s, signed and numbered, French assay marks for gold. Note: A similar model can be found in the Van Cleef & Arpels Museum Collection, dated 1937. Literature: Cf: Van Cleef & Arpels, The Art of High Jewelry, Les Art Decoratifs 2012, p.178 for a copy of the above-mentioned similar model in the VCA Collection.


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