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14kt Gold and Gem-set Charm Bypass Bracelet

Auction:
2471
Lot:
637
Sold for:
$13,035$11,000

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Auction:
Fine Jewelry - 2471
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 15, 2009 10:00AM

Description:

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.


Estimate $4,000-6,000

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


Keywords

C. Tenney, Charm Bypass Bracelet, Hyannisport, Rockwell, Grand Cayman Island, time Chairman, Bracelets

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