Skilfully crafted, these flamboyant and eye-catching ‘Boxer’ cufflinks are a truly elegant piece of jewellery. The image of a boxer is an apt expression of the two main passions - sports and dance - of Yelena Yanson-Manizer, the designer of the original bas-reliefs.
The ease of the dancing movement, the agility of the boxer and his readiness to strike a sharp knockout are very dynamic, vigorous and beautiful. The scarlet enamel background enhances the prominence of the silver figure of the boxer, which appears to be inserted in a crimson circle framed with a silver fringe.
Boxing is one of the oldest types of single combat. In the Soviet Union, boxing was officially supported due to VSEVOBUCH, a system of compulsory military training instituted in April 1918. It