*Burle Marx 1960 Brazil forma livre cocktail ring in 18 kt yellow gold with 35 cts carved Amethyst
Forma Livre ring designed by Haroldo Burle Marx.
Great over sized sculptural cocktail ring of the forma livre collection. Designed in brazil by the artist-jeweler and designer, Haroldo Burle Marx during the mid-century period, circa 1960's. It was crafted in solid yellow gold of 18 karats and the surface is decorated with a Florentine textured finish.
This is a wearable art-piece and a very nice example of the Brazilian concretism art.
The main element is mounted in the center, into a bezel, a one free-form (Forma Livre) cabochon cut carved from natural Brazilian purple-violet Amethyst gemstone, with an estimate weight of 35 carats.
Burle Marx pieces have an obvious collaboration between three big names of the Brazilian arts; Haroldo Burle Marx (1911-1991) the designer and jeweler with galleries in brazil and Washington DC., Bruno Guidi the master chief goldsmith and lead designer of Burle Marx and finally Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994), Haroldo's brother, designer and a landscape architect.
Have a total weight of 18.4 grams and the actual size is 4.5, sizeable.
The top view measures are 30 mm by 22 mm (1.18 x 0.87 Inches) and raise 20 mm from the finger.
Provenance: The Altomar collection Washington DC,, A private collection from New York. A private collection from Miami Florida.
Note: Purple combines the calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red. The color purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition.Amethyst represent purification and connection to spiritual and divine. The meaning of amethyst is attached to serenity, understanding, trust and grace.
It is in excellent condition with all the vintage reddish patina intact.
INVENTORY REF: R0000MANN/.4423