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Rare and exceptional Van Cleef and Arpels "Ludo-Hexagonal" bracelet, yellow gold and platinum set with diamonds. Designed as a band with honeycomb motifs enhanced by simple-cut diamonds (8/8), the platinum "bridge" designed clasp accented with circular-cut diamonds. Mounted in 18 karat yellow gold and platinum, length approximately 185 mm, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered, French assay marks and maker's mark. Circa 1942 According to the Company Van Cleef and Arpels : "The iconic Ludo Hexagone bracelet first entered Van Cleef & Arpels’ Collections in 1935. Designed the same year, it was an immediate success and remained in production until around 1950. Its name is a reference to Louis Arpels, who was known to his friends as “Ludo”. The Ludo Hexagone design was mainly applied to bracelets and watches. It consists of an articulated ribbon of small hexagons, usually in yellow gold. Depending on the model, the hexagons may have a diamond, ruby, sapphire or emerald at their center, in a star setting. The clasp is made up of a stylized buckle motif, encrusted with gems."

Details
Creator
Van Cleef & Arpels
In the Style Of
Retro
Place of Origin
France
Date of Manufacture
1942
Period
1940-1949
Metal
18k GoldPlatinum
Stone
White Diamond
Stone Cut
Round Cut
Condition
Excellent
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Condition Details
Security chain added later. To see models in Ludo collection: Literature : ‘Van Cleef & Arpels’ by Sylvie Raulet, Editions du Regard, 1986, Literature: ‘Van Cleef & Arpels – The Art of High Jewelry’ by Evelyne Possemé, Les Arts Décoratifs, 2012.
Dimensions
W 0.99 in. x D 7.29 in.W 25 mm x D 185 mm
Length
7.29 in. (185 mm)
Weight
117.52 g

Reserve: $75,000.00

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    Van Cleef and Arpels Ludo Bracelet, Yellow Gold and

    Estimate $80,000 - $85,000Sep 25, 2019
    Starting Bid $52,000
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