Lot 60
Art Deco Platinum and Diamond Bracelet
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The flexible bracelet in a geometric motif comprised of elongated rectangular links joined to shaped oval and bar links, set with three Asscher cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.17 total carats, baguette cut diamonds weighing approximately .84 carat, and full cut round diamonds weighing approximately 3.13 total carats, with milgrain and cut-out detailing to mounting and completed with integrated clasp with under-fold safety, testing platinum. Total diamond weight approximately 5.14 carats (FGH color, VS clarity).

7/16 x 7 in.

17.5 dwt.

From the estate of Evelyn Foster Olds (1888-1957) New York, New York. Evelyn was the granddaughter of William Foster Jr (1824-1907); daughter of Pell William Foster (1862-1947) and wife of Irving Sands Olds (1887-1963). William Foster, Jr., at the height of the Gilded Age, owned the Retsof Salt Mine (i.e., Foster spelled backwards) Genesee Valley, NY and developed/advanced several New York State railroad concerns (e.g., Lebanon Springs Railroad, Rutland and Montreal Railway Company.) He was also the president (1876-1878) of New York City’s first elevated railroad, the Gilbert Elevated Railroad Company which subsequently reorganized as the Metropolitan Elevated Railway. Pell William Foster was founder of Power Specialty Company in 1900 which merged to become Foster Wheeler Corporation in 1927 where he remained as Vice Chairman and Director until 1935. He was also a Board of Director of U.S. Steel. Evelyn’s husband, Irving Sands Olds, was Chairman and CEO of U.S. Steel from 1940 to1952. Mr. Olds, having advised on U.S. export transactions involving purchases by allied countries during WWI, led USS through WWII into the Atomic Age, and became an avid historian and philanthropist in later life. Evelyn was a highly accomplished artist and occasional subject. Photographed by the British royal photographer Dorothy Wilding, as well as German-American photographer, Genthe, Arnold (1869-1942), Evelyn sat on 3 occasions for American portrait artist, Jere Raymond Wickwire (1883 – 1974.) A self-taught painter, exhibitions of Evelyn’s work were held posthumously at the Old Print Shop in New York City, the Peabody Museum and, in cooperation with the United States National Museum and the United States Marine Corps Museum, at the Smithsonian's Arts and Industries Building. After Evelyn’s death in 1957, this Dec Art Diamond Platinum bracelet remained in the family, kept in a safe deposit box.

Good estate condition; deficient two accent melee (1.5mm).

$4,000 - 8,000