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Georges BRAQUE (1882-1963)

Procris, Gold and Enamel Brooch, 1963

18ct textured oval-shaped gold brooch (model no. 12) decorated in opaque white enamel with a stylised standing bird facing left, with a double prong clip fitting.

Marks: inscribed on the reverse, BIJOUX DE BRAQUE, PRUCRIS [sic], BL. 3/75, LP2658, and stamped OR 750 © and with two French 18ct gold hallmarks

Dimensions: H. 3.5 cm; W. 4.85 cm

Literature: R. de Cuttoli and H. de Löwenfeld, Metamorphoses de Braque. Gouaches, bijoux, sculptures, lives d'art, lithographies, Paris 1989, p. 52 (original gouache showing an example decorated in white and gold pendant decorated in red enamel); Martine Newby Haspeslagh, Jewelry by Contemporary Painters and Artists @50: 1967-2017, Didier Ltd, London 2017, pp. 30-1, no. 14

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