This fabulous bracelet is by Charles de Temple.
It consists of 3 strands of pearls wrapped in 18ct yellow gold textured surrounds/cages.
Each strand contains 13 pearls.
The bracelet has an oblong box fastener the top of which is set with 3 wrapped pearls.
The reverse of the fastener is hallmarked by the London Assay Office for 1978 18ct gold and with the sponsor's/maker's mark "CdeT" for Charles de Temple.
It is also script signed "C de Temple".
Weight: 4.18ozs - 118.4gms
Length: 7.2ins - 18.3cms
Width: 1.14ins - 2.9cms
Charles de Temple
Charles de Temple was born in Mexico in 1929 and was brought up as part of the Ringling Brothers Circus, touring across America.
He began his artistic career as a sculptor before moving to the UK in his mid 20s where he became known for his large, extravagant and sculptural statement pieces.
He favoured abstract, unique pieces, designed for the modern woman. His work was in high demand in London during the 60s but he spent his time between London Paris Tokyo & New York.
Initially private clients came to his workshop and his reputation grew by word of mouth.
He designed individual collections for St. Laurent, Lanvin, Cardin & Balanciaga.
He made two one-off commissions for James Bond films: the Goldfinger that Honour Blackman wore at the 1962 premiere and the ring given by Bond (George Lazenby) to Tracy (Diana Rigg) in the1969 film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. When this ring was sold at auction in 2019 it made over £50,000.00.
On 14 February 1978 de Temple opened his retail outlet at 52 Jermyn Street – on the corner of London’s Piccadilly Arcade & Jermyn Street.
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