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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

ExhibitedScultura 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

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