Stunning Matilde Poulat bracelet in her signature “Paloma” design yet in a rare for Matl cuff form. It is getting rather difficult to find such early examples of Matilde’s work as both collectors and discerning well-dressers are on the look out for her jewelry. Here, as with all Matilde pieces, the craftsmanship is of the highest quality. The repoussage is strong and pronounced, executed with the unique boldness and attention to detail that can only be found in Poulat’s early works. Please note the way the cuff has been constructed – the bird is not simply applied onto the cuff; the two parts are “melded” together, as the cuff in effect provides the repousse bird with its back and has been hand-cut to absolutely follow the “paloma’s” contour. A veritable collector’s pride and an extremely rare early Matilde Poulat treasure…
Size/Weight: inner circumference of 6 1/2″ (including the 7/8″ gap; perfect for smaller to medium size wrists); applied dove is 1 3/4″ tall by 2″ wide; width at the cuff’s band is 7/8″; 36.8 grams
Hallmarks/Date: Matl’s name in script as shown as well as “925”; 1934-48
Condition: excellent vintage with fleshy, proud repoussage and great patina; I don’t see any damage nor any repairs and can assure you that the cuff wears like a dream – a stunning, very early Matl cuff and, most probably, one-of-a-kind
SOLD – Thank you!