Born in 1898 in Philadelphia (USA), deceased in 1976 in New York (USA)
Alexander Calder produced his first jewels at the age of 8 for his sister’s dolls.
In 1928, he returns to the subject of jewelry, sculpting more than 1800 pieces throughout his life.
In 1942, he gave a necklace to Chagall’s wife; he placed a broken piece of porcelain in a copper bracelet for his life long friend, Miro.
Teeny Duchamp and Peggy Guggenheim also received gifts from the artist.
For his wife Louisa, he create a bracelet entitled “Medusa” in honor of her curly hair; his daughter had her first tooth cast as a pendant.
Untitled, circa 1940
Pendant / Belt Buckle – Bronze with gold leaf
11.7 x 11.4 cm
Coll. Diane Venet