Alexander Calder American

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Calder produced more than eighteen hundred pieces of jewelry, most of them between 1933 and 1952. Many of these pieces were made specifically for family members or friends and given away on special occasions. Each necklace, bracelet, ring, pin, or earring was a unique, handcrafted design to which he applied his skills as a metalworker and his visual wit, just as he did when he created mobiles and bent-wire sculptures. This necklace was made by hammering brass wires into flat strips and then fashioning them into a linear design that relates directly to his early wire portraits.

Necklace, Alexander Calder (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1898–1976 New York), Brass

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