14kt Gold and Gem-set Charm Bypass Bracelet
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14kt Gold and Gem-set Charm Bypass Bracelet, c. 1940, the hinged form with eight Art Deco enamel and gem-set charms including champagne in a cooler, a bunny rabbit, two flower bouquets, a husband in a doghouse, an elf blowing a bubble, a collie, and ruffled bloomers with a dangling padlock, 70.4 dwt, (small enamel losses, missing stone).
Note: Descended in the family of Rockwell C. Tenney of Boston, Hyannisport, and Grand Cayman Island. Mr. Tenney was a World War II veteran who founded a public utility investment firm and was for a time Chairman of Orange and Rockland.
Charm Bypass Bracelet:
Bubble blower: small loss to enamel on one curly slipper
Dog: without issues
Bloomers: two calibre-cut rubies gone
Bouquet with ruby: minute losses to enamel, visible under loupe
Dog house: no issues
Pearl bouquet: no issues
Bunny: loupe visible abrasion ot ruby eye
Champagne: loss to green enamel on bottle
Diamonds on all charms are pleasant
Mount with some slight surface wear, small areas of tarnish, good tension in hinge springs