Exceptional 18K Gold and Diamonds Necklace by Georges Braque (1882-1963), inventor of cubism.
The piece is called Alcyone, daughter of Eole, Wind Master, in Greek Mythologie.
It is signed "Bijoux de Braque" and numbered 4/8.
Neck size 42cm long (16.5inch)
The gouache of Alcyone from "Bijoux de Braque" is reproduced on photo 5
This Necklace is a masterpiece of the "Bijoux de Braque" and an exemplar was bought by the French government after the Louvre exhibition. It is now exhibited at Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
"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 and 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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Rare 1963 Georges Braque Diamonds and Gold "Alcyone" Necklace
Dimensions: 1.97 in.W x 2.36 in.L / 5 cm W x 6 cm L
Artist : Georges Braque
Medium : 18k Gold, Diamonds
Date of creation : 1962
Date of Manufacture : Circa 1980
Condition Report : Excellent condition
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