Hans/Jean ARP (1886-1966)
Tête de Bouteille et Moustache, 1960
Sterling silver necklace with a broken bottle head pendant set with carnelian and chrysoprase eyes, and with a flat moustache-shaped link to either side. Designed by Arp and made by Johanaan Peter in a limited edition of 100 in the Ein-Hod artistic village, Israel.
Marks: stamped on the reverse: DESIGN BY Arp, 16/100, PETER EIN HOD, MADE IN ISRAEL, ST925
Dimensions: H. (pendant head) 7.8 cm; W. (pendant head) 5.5 cm
Exhibited: Internationale Ausstellung Schmuck, Jewellery, Bijoux, Hessisches Landesmuseum in Darmstadt, Darmstadt 1964 (no. 6, another example); Jewelry by Contemporary Painters and Sculptors, Museum of Modern Art, New York 1967 (no. 4, another example); Biennale Svizzera del gioiello d'arte contemporaraneo, Villa Malpensata, Lugano 1988 (another example)
Literature: Martine Newby Haspeslagh, Sculpture to Wear. Jewellery by Post-War Painters and Sculptors, Didier Ltd, London 2010, pp. 45, 62 (no. 30 from the edition); Idem, Jewelry by Contemporary Painters and Sculptors @ 50: 1967-2017, Didier Ltd, London 2017, pp. 22-3, no. 5
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