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    Sard, Gold Bracelet, Aldo Cipullo
    The bracelet features a carved sard hololith measuring 31.00 x 9.40 mm, set in 18k gold, marked Aldo Cipullo 16991. Gross weight 99.00 grams
    Dimensions: 6-3/4 inches x 1-1/2 inches

    Property of a New Jersey Lady


    Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000.

    Condition Report*: Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Sard Chalcedony
    Shape(s): Hololith
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: The bracelet is marked Aldo Cipullo ©1972 16991, completed by a double locking clasp.
    Aldo Cipullo: Roman-born Aldo Cipullo, the son of a prominent Italian jeweler, immigrated to New York in 1959 at age 23, where he studied at Manhattan’s famed School of Visual Arts. It was while working for David Webb, Tiffany and Cartier that he showcased his talent for innovative design. Cipullo’s passion for modern living influenced his pure, clean designs. He regularly utilized machine parts – nails, screws, knots, ropes – along with dollar signs, and even pasta, as inspiration for his creations. The simplicity and softness of his lines and form were equally reflected in the metal he used and in his use of carved gemstones such as carnelian, black onyx, turquoise, and amethyst. Cipullo, however, didn’t stop there; his was an artistic, offbeat approach to color pairings where, for example, he combined black onyx with turquoise, or rock crystal with topaz, all of which was unheard of at the time. While at Cartier, in 1969, he created the famous gold “love bracelet.” It was an immediate success. The mass appeal of Cipullo’s designs was evident in the tremendous interest expressed in both the press and the public, as well as by socialites and celebrities alike. Some of his most well-known clients included Sophia Loren, Liza Minnelli, Elizabeth Taylor, and the Duchess of Windsor, as well as Pierre Cardin, Frank Sinatra and Richard Burton. In 1974, the same year he opened his own business – Aldo Cipullo, Ltd. – he won the prestigious Coty Award for his pioneering influence on the design of men’s jewelry. Ten years later, on February 2, 1984, Cipullo died at age 48 in New York City.

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    Proxy Bidding Ends
    December
    8th Sunday 9:50 am CT
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    December
    8th Sunday
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    (Lots 55001-55456) - 10:00 AM Central Time, Sunday, December 8, 2019 (11:00 AM Eastern Time).
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    Additional Location Info:
    Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion2 East 79th StreetNew York, NY 10075

    Current Bid:
    $3,300
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