Jean Painlevé 1930s Salamander Design Vintage Bangle

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. 


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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 Painlev√© 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. 

  • Designer Jean Painlev√©
  • Colour White, Silver, Gold
  • Era 1930s
  • Occasion Wedding Guest, Smart Casual, Holiday and Globetrotting, Cocktail and Evening
  • Trend Gatsby Glamour