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Please note that this pendant was not manufactured in 1929, but was made in the 1980's.
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Gérard Sandoz was born in Paris in 1902 into a family of jewellers and watchmakers. After finishing school, he worked for the Maison Sandoz as a jewellery designer. In 1929 he joined the Union des Artistes Modernes, commonly known as UAM. The aim of this association was to promote and defend modern art, which they believed had to originate from contemporary life. They produced monumental pieces of jewellery, imposing bangles, sculptural rings and massive pendants. Metal played an important role in their creations, either polished or matte. Sandoz closed the firm in 1931 to devote himself completely to painting and cinema, which makes his pieces all the more desirable.