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This 14K yellow gold and silver brooch from 1972 by the well-known Dutch contemporary jewellery artist, Chris Steenbergen, serves as a collectible piece of future antique jewellery. This design illustrates interplay of contours in the shape of a square outer line, a circular negative inner space and an oval profile. Being an example of minimalistic abundance, this jewel is a wearable statement.
Upon the purchase of this jewel, we will add the (Dutch) booklet 'Chris Steenbergen' by Marjan Unger (Stichting Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, December 2000).
This particular brooch is pictured on page 36 in the catalog of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands, named 'Chris Steenbergen, goldsmith' published in 1985.
Antique jewelry object group: brooch (artist jewelry)
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: Netherlands
Style: Art Jewelry - Art jewelry is created with a variety of materials, not just precious metals and gems, and forms a counterbalance to the use of "precious materials" in regular (fine) jewelry. Art jewelry should be compared to expressions of art in other media such as glass, wood, plastics and clay. (from: Wikipedia) or more info on styles
Period: ca. 1972
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Material: 14k yellow gold and silver.
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Extra information: Chris Steenbergen (1920-2007) is one of the few well know Dutch artist jewelers goldsmith silversmith in the second half of the 20th Century. Participated in many exibitions in many countries and is mentioned in many books on contemporary jewelry art. A more extended explanation on his live and works are to be found on our Chris Steenbergen glossary page.
Our complete collection of: Chris Steenbergen jewelry.
Hallmarks: The Dutch control mark representing an oak leaf with the number 585, for 14K gold, that is in use since 1953. And the Dutch control mark representing a sword with the number 925 for silver 925 (Sterling silver). In use since 1955. And no master mark of Chris Steenbergen.
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Dimensions: 4,80 cm (1,89 inch) x 4,75 cm (1,87 inch) x 1,70 cm (0,67 inch)
Weight: 34,60 gram (22,25 dwt)
Reference Nº: 13262-0108
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