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FRIEDRICH BECKER (1922 - 1997)



FRIEDRICH BECKER (1922 - 1997)


White gold, aquamarines, sapphires, diamonds

H  2.50cm (0.98 in)  |  W  21.50cm (8.46 in)

Origin German, 1966
Marks Artist's monogram & '750'
Case Fitted Case

Worn either side

Exhibited: Friedrich Becker - Goldschmied, Kunstverein fur die Rheinlande und Westfalen Dusseldorf Grabbeplatz Kunsthalle, 10 February-1 April 1984, illustrated in catalogue "The aquamarines are cut in such a way that they can be clipped into the white gold clasps. The parts are connected by means of double settings with sapphires and diamonds "Friedrich Becker is one of the outstanding celebrity artists of our times. As an internationally renowned goldsmith, a creator of kinetic jewellery and kinetic objects, a designer and last but not least a professor at the Düsseldorf Technical College he made a major contribution to goldsmith art in the second half of the twentieth century. As early as the 1950s Friedrich Becker developed hidden mountings with interchangeable stones considered a technical marvel at the time (...). This new concept led in the 1960s to kinetics, where Friedrich Becker first introduced the fourth dimension in jewellery design known as Die Bewegung or "The Movement". In 1997 the London Royal College of Art awarded him the title of honorary doctor.

Illustrated in our book:
Beatriz Chadour-Sampson & Sonya Newell-Smith, Tadema Gallery London Jewellery from the 1860s to 1960s, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 2021, p. 384
Bibliography: Hildegard Becker (Hg.): Friedrich Becker, Schmuck. Kinetik. Objekte, Stuttgart: Arnoldsche 1997, illustrated p.53, fig.23
Chadour-Sampson, Beatriz. Rings of the 20th and 21st Centuries: The Alice and Louis Koch Collection, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 2019, biography p. 465

Price Code

Ref No   4497