Louis Gérard  & André Vassort

Louis Gérard & André Vassort

Important 20th Century French Jewellery

Designed by Louis Gérard, under the name M. Gérard, and produced by one of the most important manufacturers of French jewellery of the mid-late 20th Century, Andre Vassort, this stunning group of ruby and diamond-set jewellery will feature in our forthcoming auction of Select Jewellery & Watches this October.

A ruby and diamond-set necklace, bracelet and pair of earrings, by M. Gerard, 1970s

 

André Vassort set up his workshop, Atelier Vassort in December 1955. He quickly became one of the most recognised and sought after manufacturers of French jewellery, working for Van Cleef & Arpels, Boucheron and Mauboussin, amongst others. A particularly notable creation is the spectacular crown made for the coronation of Empress Farah of Iran on behalf of Van Cleef & Arpels.

A ruby and diamond-set necklace, bracelet and pair of earrings, by M. Gerard, 1970sLot 18 | A ruby and diamond-set necklace, bracelet and pair of earrings, by M. Gerard, 1970s
 (Qty: 3) Lengths: necklace 57.5cm, bracelet19.5cm, earrings 2.4cm | £8,000 - £12,000 + fees

 

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When Louis Gérard left Van Cleef & Arpels to start his own company M. Gérard in 1968, he chose to use his former employer’s workshop to create his jewellery. Over the next twenty years, Vassort would produce some spectacular jewels for Gérard whose pieces are often noted for their superb manufacture. The Atelier closed in the early 1990s but not before establishing itself as one of the most important manufacturers of French jewellery of the mid-late 20th Century.

Set with brilliant-cut diamonds and cabochon rubies, this set is signed M. Gerard and bears the maker's marks AV for Andre Vassort. We are delighted to present this necklace, bracelet and pair of earrings in our 22 October Select Jewellery & Watches auction.

 


 

Auction Information

 

Select Jewellery & Watches

Friday 22nd October at 11am

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Viewing will take place at 22 Connaught St, London on Saturday 16th October from 11am to 3pm and Monday 18th to Thursday 21st October from 10.30 to 5pm.

 


 

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