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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

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