Harry Bertoia, Brooch $32,000>

Description

This silver and bronze brooch was created by Harry Bertoia during his Cranbrook years, c. 1940. The design was illustrated in Bertoia: The Metalworker by Beverly Twitchell, published in 2019.

Val Bertoia's authentication reads: "Shaped bronze brooch with silver wire woven around the bronze forming half loops, made at Cranbrook Academy, Mich. Very rare using bronze as pin axis."

Artist, sculptor, designer, and metalworker, Bertoia (1915-1978) was born in Italy but moved to the US at age 15 and went on to study at Cranbrook. A pioneer of blurring the boundaries between art and design, he had an enormous impact on 20th-century culture.


DESIGNER

Harry Bertoia

DATE

c. 1940

MATERIALS

Silver & Bronze

DIMENSIONS

3.5" x 1.5"

STYLE

Historic

HERITAGE

United States

SHIPS FROM

Philadelphia

Moderne Gallery

Harry Bertoia, Brooch

Description

This silver and bronze brooch was created by Harry Bertoia during his Cranbrook years, c. 1940. The design was illustrated in Bertoia: The Metalworker by Beverly Twitchell, published in 2019.

Val Bertoia's authentication reads: "Shaped bronze brooch with silver wire woven around the bronze forming half loops, made at Cranbrook Academy, Mich. Very rare using bronze as pin axis."

Artist, sculptor, designer, and metalworker, Bertoia (1915-1978) was born in Italy but moved to the US at age 15 and went on to study at Cranbrook. A pioneer of blurring the boundaries between art and design, he had an enormous impact on 20th-century culture.


DESIGNER

Harry Bertoia

DATE

c. 1940

MATERIALS

Silver & Bronze

DIMENSIONS

3.5" x 1.5"

STYLE

Historic

HERITAGE

United States

SHIPS FROM

Philadelphia

$32,000

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Description

This silver and bronze brooch was created by Harry Bertoia during his Cranbrook years, c. 1940. The design was illustrated in Bertoia: The Metalworker by Beverly Twitchell, published in 2019.

Val Bertoia's authentication reads: "Shaped bronze brooch with silver wire woven around the bronze forming half loops, made at Cranbrook Academy, Mich. Very rare using bronze as pin axis."

Artist, sculptor, designer, and metalworker, Bertoia (1915-1978) was born in Italy but moved to the US at age 15 and went on to study at Cranbrook. A pioneer of blurring the boundaries between art and design, he had an enormous impact on 20th-century culture.


DESIGNER

Harry Bertoia

DATE

c. 1940

MATERIALS

Silver & Bronze

DIMENSIONS

3.5" x 1.5"

STYLE

Historic

HERITAGE

United States

SHIPS FROM

Philadelphia