Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)
Rare Turquoise, Platinium and Roundcut Diamonds brooch by Georges Braque (1882-1963), inventor of cubism.
The Brooch is Signed "Bijoux de Braque" and numbered 7/8. The attach is in gold.
The piece is called "Aegle", a recurrent figure in Greek Mythology, that is generally seen as a bright beauty gravitating like an asteroid. The turquoise stone refers to this idea. The bird theme is a major Braque theme and the gouache Aegle of "Bijoux de Braque" is reproduced 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 Turquoise Diamond Platinum Aegle Brooch
Dimensions: 1.65 in.W x 2.4 in.L / 4.2 cmW x 6.1 cmL
Artist : Georges Braque
Medium : 18k Gold, Turquoise, Cut Diamonds
Date of creation : 1963
Date of Manufacture : 1980
Condition Report : Excellent condition
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