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GEORGES BRAQUE (1882 - 1963)

'Pelias et Nélée' Pendant

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GEORGES BRAQUE (1882 - 1963)

'Pelias et Nélée' Pendant

Gold, enamel, moonstone. Gilded silver detachable neckchain, 45cm

Origin French, c. 1965
Marks Limited edition: Signed Bijoux de Braque No DOI LP2485

An example of this edition, destined for the Museum of Modern Art in New York, was stolen but remade and is now in their collection. This pendant is the only other variant in existence.

Provenance
Metamorphoses, A Collection of Jewels by G. Braque executed by Baron Heger de Loewenfeld, Christies, Geneva 1991, catalogue number 422

Literature
Illustrated in our forthcoming book:
Beatriz Chadour-Sampson & Sonya Newell-Smith, Tadema Gallery London Jewellery from the 1860s to 1960s, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 2021, p. 383. (cat. no. 655)
Raphael de Cuttoli and Baron Heger de Loewenfeld, Metamorphoses de Braque. Gouaches, bijoux, sculptures, lives d'art, lithographies, Paris 1989, pp. 31 & 58 (original gouache) 'Oiseaux', colour lithograph, poster made for the exhibition'Les Bijoux de Braque at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, March-April, 1963

Collections
Acquired by the Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Price Code

Ref No   454

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