Authentic Cartier signed double-headed panther with original box and papers. The piece is made with 18k solid gold and a textured finish.
Designed as pair of opposing panthers, set in 18K Yellow Gold and accented by round-brilliant cut diamonds, with Cabochon-Cut Onyx noses, and completed by Marquis-Cut Blue Sapphire eyes. Signed Cartier, numbered #639714, with French assay and workshop mark. Bangle completed with original box and original Cartier certificate.
This series of Cartier Panthere has been discontinued for over 20 years, making this piece a truly rare and desirable piece.
✔ Brand: Cartier
✔ Design: Panthère
✔ Gemstones: Marquis-Cut Sapphires (4pc), Cabochon-Cut Onyx (2pc), Round-Brilliant Cut Diamonds (52pc)
✔ Sapphires: 4 Marquise-Cut Royal Blue Blue Sapphires
✔ Diamonds: 52 Round-Brilliant Cut White Diamonds
✔ Onyx: 2 Cabochon-Cut Black Onyx
✔ Gold Purity: 18K (75%)
✔ Width/Thickness: 4.5mm - 6mm
✔ Size: fits up to 8-inch wrist
✔ Bangle Weight: 45.4 grams
✔ Bangle Origin: France
✔ Serial number: #639714
✔ Length: 2.75 inches (approx.)
Exotic, elegant, and powerful, the panther motif utilized by Cartier is perhaps one of the most easily spotted jewelry designs of all time. It was under Jeanne Toussaint’s leadership as creative director that the panther became a hallmark subject for the house in 1918. ‘Panthère’ would later become Toussaint’s own nickname, dubbed so by Louis Cartier himself. Toussaint’s chic and contemporary style helped the feline-inspired creations to flourish, with legendary jewelry collectors such as the Duchess of Windsor, Barbara Hutton and Princess Nina Aga Khan commissioning custom cats of their own.
Today the panther has become fully entrenched within the Cartier brand, with the felines themselves even making appearances alongside their jeweled counterparts in advertisements for the firm. The panther jewels display Cartier’s unmatched craftsmanship, with many of them moving with the distinct neatness of panthers in the wild. The bracelet offered here, for example, sleekly swivels to be placed on the wrist. Cartier has consistently evolved and reinvented the panther over the last 100 years, proving that icons can stand the test of time.