Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)
Exceptional 18K gold and Brilliants Cut Diamonds Brooch by Georges Braque (1882-1963), inventor of cubism.
This brooch feature the God "Hermes", god of deads, thiefs and trade, and luck giver.
It is a masterpiece in "Bijoux de Braque" because it is the only jewel that has a cubism design to refer at the most innovative period of Georges Braque.
It is Signed "Bijoux de Braque" and numbered 1/8.
The theme chosen by Braque is a drawing reproduced on photo 5 and the gouache of "Bijoux de Braque" is on photo 6.
"Bijoux de Braque" is a project of the famous french painter Braque, who designed jewelry in the last three years of his life, from 1960 to 1963. All items of this collection are made after Braque major career works he has chosen to be transposed in jewels and precious sculptures with the help of a Stonecutter, Heger de Loewenfeld. The project ended up as an exhibition at the "palais du Louvre" from march to may 1963 (Photo 7)
There are approximatively 100 gouaches, listed in the book "Les Metamorphoses de Braque" by Heger de Loewenfeld and Raphael de Cuttoli. All subjects are renamed after Greek Mythology characters.
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1963 Georges Braque Brilliant Cut Diamond Gold "Hermes" Brooch
Dimensions: 3.46 in.W x 0.35 in.D x 1.57 in.L / 8.8 cmW x 0.9 cmD x 4 cmL
Artist : Georges Braque
Medium : 18k Gold, Cut diamonds
Date of creation : 1963
Date of Manufacture : 1980
Condition Report : Excellent condition
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