Walter Schluep 18Kt Retro Modernist Pendant Brooch With Labradorite Gemstone
A modernist pendant-brooch designed by Walter Schluep.
A great three-dimensional work of art of modernism, created in Canada, around the sixties. It was crafted in solid 18 karat yellow gold with highly textured surfaces. The reverse is suitable with a hinged pin bar for use as a pin and an adapter for use on a chain necklace.
The surface of the piece is finished, with rough and wavy surfaces, giving the idea of a rocky and natural formation. The general top view of this piece resembles high mountains with a blue lake.
Featuring in a bezel setting, one cabochon round cut (9.1 by 8.55 by 4.1 mm) of a natural color changing blue labradorite feldspar gemstone of 2.95 carats.
Walter Schluep, (1931-2015) was Switzerland-Spanish born. Trained jeweler at The Ecole Des Arts Et Metiers in Bern. He moved to Canada in 1954 and have his own workshop in Montreal until 2005. Many of his art works was exhibited at the Montreal expo of 1967 and he was commissioned to design the gift to the French president for the visit to the expo. Actually his pieces are exhibited at the Montreal art museum.
This piece have a total weight of 47.7 grams and a measures of 50 mm (1.97 in) by 40 mm (1.57 in), with a thickness of 13 mm (0.51 in).
Signed and stamped with the maker's mark and the hallmarks "SCHLUEP .750"
Collateral: Is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, appraisal value card by the GS laboratories and a presentation jewelry box.
Condition: The overall condition of this brooch is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the gold. The gemstone, are secured in the settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: P0000MCTR/1.146