Designed as a flexible carved coral cuff with the body of a serpent and the head of a dragon encrusted with diamonds and emeralds, this piece is an iconic Cartier chimera, a symbol of longevity and success. Louis Cartier designed the first chimera in 1923, and Jeanne Toussaint, the famously stylish design director of Cartier, revived the form in the 1940s when the Duchess of Windsor purchased a pink coral chimera bangle. Uniting mythology, precious materials, and fine craftsmanship this magnificent piece was created for a woman of self-assurance and refinement. Cartier chimeras are exceedingly rare as collectors rarely let go of the few examples that were made.


DESIGNER/

Cartier

DATE/

1960

MATERIALS/

Coral, Diamond, Emerald, Platinum, Gold

DIMENSIONS/

3 × 31/8 × 5/8 inches, inner circumference: 5 inches

STYLE/

Historic

HERITAGE/

France

SHIPS FROM/

New York

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Cartier Chimera Bangle $850,000>

$850,000

Designed as a flexible carved coral cuff with the body of a serpent and the head of a dragon encrusted with diamonds and emeralds, this piece is an iconic Cartier chimera, a symbol of longevity and success. Louis Cartier designed the first chimera in 1923, and Jeanne Toussaint, the famously stylish design director of Cartier, revived the form in the 1940s when the Duchess of Windsor purchased a pink coral chimera bangle. Uniting mythology, precious materials, and fine craftsmanship this magnificent piece was created for a woman of self-assurance and refinement. Cartier chimeras are exceedingly rare as collectors rarely let go of the few examples that were made.


DESIGNER/

Cartier

DATE/

1960

MATERIALS/

Coral, Diamond, Emerald, Platinum, Gold

DIMENSIONS/

3 × 31/8 × 5/8 inches, inner circumference: 5 inches

STYLE/

Historic

HERITAGE/

France

SHIPS FROM/

New York

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