Colombe Brooch, 1935-1939
Gilt-bronze double-sided pendant in the form of a bird or dove.
Designed by Alberto Giacometti for the fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli in Paris. The actual brooch was cast up by a young François Hugo, who was then working as a button maker.
Marks: Unsigned, but registered with the Alberto & Annette Giacometti Foundation under no. 3662
Dimensions: H. 3.55 cm; W. 4.65 cm
Provenance: Edmond Bomsel, Paris; Galerie Jacques de Vos, Paris
Literature: Martine Newby Haspeslagh, Jewelry by Contemporary Painters and Sculptors @50: 1967-2017 (Didier Ltd, London 2017), pp. 64-5, no. 63