Pol BURY (1922-2005)
Fils d'or' sur un Disque, 1970
18ct gold pendant/brooch with two moveable discs, a larger polished gold circle on which is attached a smaller polished circle decorated with a mass of thin filaments. Designed by Bury and made by the goldsmith Jacques Bugin for Galerie Maeght, Paris, in an edition of 30. Original blue box with facsimile signature in gold on the interior.
Marks: signed and numbered on the reverse, Pol Bury, 2/30, and stamped with French 18ct gold hallmarks
Dimensions: H. 8.0 cm; W. 5.0 cm
Provenance: Mrs B. Carlin, Florida, who purchased it from Joan Sonnabend's Sculpture to Wear gallery in the Plaza Hotl, New York, for $1,500.
Exhibited: Jewelry by Contemporary Painters and Sculptores, Museum of Modern Art, New York 1967, no. 13 (the original wood, metal and nylon prototype); Pol Bury. Instants donnés, Espace Fondation EDF, Paris 2015; Pol Bury. Time in Motion, BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels 2017
Literature: R. E. Pahlke, Pol Bury, Dortmund 1994, p. 196, no. J-70-9; Martine Newby Haspeslagh, Art to Wear, Jewellery by Post-War Painters and Sculptors, Didier Ltd, London 2012, p. 19, no. 16; G. Marquenie (ed.), Pol Bury. Time in Motion, Brussels 2017, p. 239, no. 124