Italian 1970 Studio Kinetic Pendant Brooch In 18 Kt Gold With 9.74 Cts Diamonds And Jade
An unusual Kinetic pendant-brooch
Very interesting and unusual sculptural piece, made in Italy back in the 1970. This enigmatic artist-studio geometric pendant has been carefully crafted in solid yellow gold of 18 karats. It is suited with a discrete bale to display in a chain and a horizontal hinged pin to use as a brooch.
The design is made up of two offset semicircles, which are crossed by movable straight and semi-curved elements that rotate on their axis, that activate gently with the wearer’s every movement The way to use it is inclined at 35 o.
Mount in the center in a four-prongs setting, with a cushion cabochon cut (12 x 14 x 6 mm) of a natural light green jade of 9.66 carats and accented with 10 European round cut diamonds, 0.08 carats, F/G color, SI-1 clarity.
Has a total weight of 28.2 Grams and a measures of 55 mm by 49 mm (2.16 x 1.93 Inches).
Stamped, with the maker's mark and the gold assay hallmark, "ITALY 18 KT".
This piece can be attributed to an Italian sculptor such; Getulio Alviani, Giovanni Anceschi, Marina Apollonio, Alberto Biasi, Davide Boriani, Gianni Colombo, Gabriele De Vecchi, Edoardo Landi, Enzo Mari, Manfredo Massironi, Bruno Munari and Grazia Varisco
Most probably attributed to Getulio Alviani as a starting point.
Kinetic art is art from any medium that contains movement perceivable by the viewer or that depends on motion for its effect. Canvas paintings that extend the viewer's perspective of the artwork and incorporate multidimensional movement are the earliest examples of kinetic art. More pertinently speaking, kinetic art is a term that today most often refers to three-dimensional sculptures and figures such as mobiles that move naturally or are machine operated. The moving parts are generally powered by wind, a motor or the observer. Kinetic art encompasses a wide variety of overlapping techniques and styles.
There is also a portion of kinetic art that includes virtual movement, or rather movement perceived from only certain angles or sections of the work. This term also clashes frequently with the term "apparent movement", which many people use when referring to an artwork whose movement is created by motors, machines, or electrically powered systems. Both apparent and virtual movement are styles of kinetic art that only recently have been argued as styles of op art. The amount of overlap between kinetic and op art is not significant enough for artists and art historians to consider merging the two styles under one umbrella term, but there are distinctions that have yet to be made.
Note: We are totally sure that this piece was made by a master artist of the kinetic movement of the 60's and 70's. The workmanship and the way of making it is magnificent.
Collateral: It is accompanied by a presentation jewelry box.
Condition: The overall condition of this pendant is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the gold. All the gemstones, are secured in the settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: P00000MANN/.6778