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Jean Painlevé 1930s Salamander Design Vintage Bangle

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Featuring an unusual and interesting design, this bangle dates from the 1930s and was created in France by Jean Painlevé.

Condition Report:

Good - Some rubbing to the silver tone metal, so that it appears gilded in places. This consistent with age and use and does not detract from the overall appeal of the piece. 


For more information about this bangle, read below...


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The Details...

This bangle is constructed from silver tone metal. It features three white plastic rectangular panels (two small and one large) each detailed with a gilt metal salamander design. This bangle is adjustable in size, but the current diameter of the bangle is 6.25cm. 

A Short History...

Fascinatingly, Jean Painlevé was not a costume jewellery creator, but a French avant garde filmmaker. He was widely celebrated for his films on marine life, particularly 'L'Hippocampe' (The Seahorse), which prompted the creation of a brand of jewellery and fabrics in 1936 inspired by his work. This bangle is features Salamanders - another underwater creature which features in his work. 

Wear it With...

Stack this bangle with others of similar shades to add interest to a silk shirt and jeans. 

Product Details


Data sheet

Art Deco
Smart Casual
Inspired by Nature

The jewellery within the Gemma Redmond Vintage collection has survived to this day because it has been well cared for throughout its lifetime. It is important to continue to care for the jewellery that you buy from us to ensure its continued preservation. Here are some suggestions:

- Be sure to store your jewellery within the boxes that we provide to ensure that it is protected. This is especially important when travelling with your pieces.

- Try not to get perfume or hairspray on your items. These liquids can damage the materials that our jewellery is made from.

- Try not to drop your jewellery or catch your jewellery against hard surfaces. If this happens over time, the findings and fixings can loosen and wear.

- Try not to get your jewellery wet. Some costume jewellery manufacturers utilised water soluble glue in the making of their pieces. Getting your jewellery wet could cause rhinestones and other details to fall away over time.

- If you wish to clean your jewellery, use a soft polishing cloth or a soft brush.