22 May 2001
A French enamelled gold pendant vinaigrette
Paris, mid 19th century
Hexagonal, chased with scrolling foliage enamelled in blue and white, with floral and scrolling foliage grille, suspended by a gold chain from a ring chased with flowers and diaperwork, marked on side of grille
6 in. (153 mm.) long overall
Sotheby's, Geneva, 16 November 1989, lot 93.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
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