Alexander CALDER (1898-1976)
Silver Spiral Brooch, c. 1952
Unique silver brooch hand-hammered into a tight spiral and with a steel prong fastening.
Marks: Unsigned, but recorded in the Calder Foundation Archives under no. A22615
Dimensions: D. 6.0 cm
Provenance: Gift of the artist to Mrs MacDonald, whose daughter Joyce was one of Mary Calder's playmates in Roxbury, CT
Exhibited: Scultura Aurea. Gioielli d’Artista per un nuovo Rinascimento, Palazzo Ducale, Galleria Nazionale della Marche, Urbino, 30 May - 8 September 2019
Literature: Martine Newby Haspeslagh, Jewelry as Sculpture as Jewelry (Didier Ltd, London 2013), p. 18, no. 18; Idem, Jewelry by Contemporary Painters and Sculptors 250:1967-2017 (Didier Ltd, London 2017), pp. 36-7, no. 27; P. Stroppiana, Scultura Aurea. Gioielli d’Artista per un nuovo Rinascimento. Art Jewellery for a New Renaissance (Gli Ori 2019), p. 65