Georges BRAQUE (1882-1963)
Atalante, Gold brooch, 1963
Large 18ct textured gold brooch (model no. 148) of a stylised face facing left with hair billowing behind, set with a fretted ruby eye, with a double prong clip fitting.
Marks: inscribed on the reverse, BIJOUX DE BRAQUE, ATLANTA, R10/75, LP2390, and stamped, OR 750 © and with French 18ct gold hallmark
Dimensions: H. 6.2 cm; W. 5.6 cm
Literature: R. de Cuttoli and H. de Löwenfeld, Metamorphoses de Braque. Gouaches, bijoux, sculptures, lives d'art, lithographies, Paris 1989, p. 72 (original gouache); Martine Newby Haspeslagh, Jewelry by Contemporary Painters and Sculptors 250: 1967-2017, Didier Ltd, London 2017, pp. 32-3