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    Sale 2009

    Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    13 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 296

    POL BURY (1922-2005)

    A GOLD KINETIC BRACELET, 1968

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    POL BURY (1922-2005)
    A Gold Kinetic Bracelet, 1968
    executed by GEM, Milan, model no. PB/2, number 6 from an edition of 50, in original box, together with a gelatin silver print of a promotional photograph by Ugo Mulas
    2 1/8 in. (5.3 cm.) width of bracelet
    marked Pol Bury 68 6/50 and stamped GEM 750 and silver hallmark 800


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    Reminiscent of his sculpture from the same period, the Belgian Pol Bury designed a remarkable kinetic collection of jewelry for GEM. His pieces, as demonstrated by here offered works, often included mobile parts -- tiny filaments or rolling balls - which created playfully dynamic compositions.