Andy Warhol, New York.
Sotheby's, New York, The Andy Warhol Collection, 23 April 1988, lot 125.
Paul Brandt's career as a jeweler can be traced to his first, precocious participation in the Paris Salon of 1906, where he exhibited creations that reflected the lingering influence of Art Nouveau. He registered his own mark in 1912. Brandt was a naturalized Frenchman of Swiss origin who had studied in various fields, developing his abilities as a modeler, painter, sculptor, engraver, enameler and silversmith. He honed his skills working for Lacloche and Boucheron, before presenting his independent work with confidence in the 1925 Paris Exposition Internationale and beyond. By the close of the decade he had emerged at the forefront of radical, Modernist jewelry design alongside such notable figures as Jean Fouquet, Gérard Sandoz and Raymond Templier. He enjoyed this success until a change of career direction in 1936.