Alberto GIACOMETTI (1901-1966)
Personnage aux bras levés, c. 1962
Silver-gilt brooch also known as "The Hunter", decorated with a male figure with typical elongated limbs in sunken relief.
Originally designed by Alberto Giacometti as a button for the fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli in Paris and cast by Pierre Monsel.
Marks: Unsigned, but stamped on the edge with French boar's head hallmark and Pierre Monsel maker's mark (PM either side of a chalice). Registered with the Alberto & Annette Giacometti Foundation under no. 1241
Dimensions: D. 4 cm
Exhibition: Surreal Things, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 29 March - 22 July 2007, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 29 September 2007 - 13 January 2008 and Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, 3 March - 7 September 2008; Bijoux d'Artistes de Calder à Koons. La Collection Idéale de Diane Venet, Musée des Arts Décoratifs Paris, 7 March - 9 September, 2018
Literature: G. Wood, Surreal Things (Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2007), p. 133; Diane Venet, Bijoux d'Artistes de Calder à Koons. La Collection Idéale de Diane Venet (Flammarion, Paris 2018), pp. 84-5, no. 85