Originally from Belgium, Jeanne Toussaint was an influential figure in the fashionable and artistic circles of 20th-century Paris. It was this charisma that attracted Louis Cartier. In 1914, Cartier commissioned French painter George Barbier to draw Dame à la Panthère—a modern, worldly, and alluring woman. Toussaint fell in love with the panther-inspired design and earned the nickname La Panthére for her bold style. However, it was not until 1948 that the design experienced success. The first La Panthére jewel was crafted for the Duchess of Windsor, attracting interest from the European and American elite. A Cartier Panthére necklace from 1970 will be highlighted in the upcoming auction of fine jewelry, presented by Intervendue. The 18-inch necklace features six panthers.
A Palmiero diamond cocktail ring is also available. Set in white gold, the diamonds are placed in a zig-zag pattern. Before launching his jewelry house, Carlo Palmiero spent years experimenting with classical jewelry design while developing his modern style. Another lot of interest is a pair of 18-karat white gold chandelier earrings. This piece is striped with full- and baguette-cut diamonds. Browse the full catalog and register to bid on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Jewelry (213), Bracelets & Bangles (22), Earrings (64), Necklaces & Pendants (34), Rings (72), Brooches & Pins (18)
# of Lots:214
Price Range:$650 - $44,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Cartier Panther Necklace 18k Gold|| Estimate: |
|18k Gold & Diamonds Chandelier EarringsÊ|| Estimate: |
|Platinum Diamonds Tennis BraceletÊ|| Estimate: |
|18k Gold Diamonds Rubies Huggies Earrings|| Estimate: |
|Mark Retro Hat Brooch Sapphire, Rubies & Diamonds|| Estimate: |
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