Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)
Rare 18K Gold on Cornelian Pendant by Georges Braque (1882-1963), inventor of cubism.
It is Signed "Bijoux de Braque" and numbered EA ("Epreuve d'artiste" for artist proof) I/IV.
The birds theme is an important Braque theme and the gouache of "Bijoux de Braque" is reproduced on photo 5.
It is called "Gaea Cupid and Psyche", in reference of Earth (gaea) and the famous love story of Greek Mythology created by apulee, the roman writer.
"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 Cornelian Gold Gaea Cupid and Psyche pendant
Dimensions: 1.18 in.W x 1.5 in.L / 3 cmW x 3.8 cmL
Artist : Georges Braque
Medium : 18k Gold, Cornelian
Date of creation : 1963
Date of Manufacture : 1980
Condition Report : Excellent condition
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