• Rare Jewels and Objets d'Art:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2390

    Rare Jewels and Objets d'Art: A Superb Collection

    21 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1117

    A BRASS NECKLACE, BY ALEXANDER CALDER

    Price Realised  

    A BRASS NECKLACE, BY ALEXANDER CALDER
    Suspending a series of eight openwork brass spirals, the gray cord neckchain wrapped in brass coils, joined by a brass spiral clasp, circa 1938, 16½ ins.
    Signed Calder for Alexander Calder


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    Provenance

    Lady Kenneth Clark


    Literature

    Penny Proddow and Marion Fasel, Bejeweled: Great Designers, Celebrity Style, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 2001, page 82-85


    Exhibited

    Masterpieces of American Jewelry, American Folk Art Museum, New York, 20 August - 23 January 2005, Somerset House, London, 15 February - 12 June 2005, Musée Carnavalet, Paris, 25 January - 7 May 2006, catalogue page 90