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Jean Painlevé 1930s Seahorse Design Vintage Bangle and Dress Clips Set

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

Condition Report:

Very Good - Some surface scratching to the metal and slight mis-shaping of the bangle. This does not detract from the overall appeal of the pieces and they still look correct when worn. 


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


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The Details...

This jewellery set is constructed from brass. It features scrolling designs, detailed with white Galalith tubes. There are also white Galalith panels, detailed with brass seahorse designs. This bangle is marginally adjustable in size, as it expands and contract slightly. The current diameter of the bangle is 6.5cm. Each dress clip measures 4cm x 3cm. 

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 jewellery set is from this famous Painlevé collection of jewels. 

Wear it With...

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

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Art Deco
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.