Hans/Jean ARP (1886-1966)
Sterling silver pendant/brooch of biomorphic form and set with a honey-coloured beach pebble. Designed by Arp and made by Johanaan Peter in a limited edition of 100 in Ein-Hod artistic village, Israel.
Marks: stamped on the reverse: PETER EIN-HOD, MADE IN ISRAEL, DESIGN BY Arp, 10/100
Dimensions: H. max. 7.8 cm; W. 4.5 cm
Exhibited: International Exhibition of Modern Jewellery 1890-1961, The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London 1961 (no. 21, another example); International Ausstellung Schmuck, Jewellery, Bijoux, Hessischer Landesmuseum in Darmstadt, Darmstadt 1964 (no. 2, another example); Jewelry by Contemporary Painters and Sculptors, Museum of Modern Art, New York 1967 (no. 3, another example); Private Passion. Artists Jewelry of the 20th Century, Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch 2009 (no. 25 from the edition)
Literature: Martine Newby Haspeslagh, Sculpture to Wear. Jewellery by Post-War Painters and Sculptors, Didier Ltd, London 2010, pp. 45, 62 (no. 64 from the edition); Idem, Jewelry as Sculpture as Jewelry, Didier Ltd, London 2013, p. 14, no. 12 (no. 73 from the edition); Idem, Jewelry by Contemporary Painters and Sculptors @ 50: 1967-2017, Didier Ltd, London 2017, pp. 22-3, no. 4