Proposal Ring Box in Pearls and Crystal Sculpted by Mark Sturkenboom For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 14 images

Proposal Ring Box in Pearls and Crystal Sculpted by Mark Sturkenboom

Estimated Production TimeIn Stock Now

About

Sculpted proposal ring box by Mark Sturkenboom with a special sculpted key to open it. First prize in show ‘Tradition and Innovation of Dutch Design’ Japan 2014 material: 14 Mikimoto Akoya pearls, hand-brushed Tuscan Leather, 14kt gold-plated brass, hardened glass, various technical parts and gears, stainless steel, KAI(SO4 )2 12imate 2 kg Material: clockwork, natural grown, Mikimoto freshwater pearl, 18-karat gold-plated brass, crystal, natural leather Edition: Unique piece The Japanese Akoya pearl grows in several years to perfection, Like Mikimoto grows their pearl with the influence of time this crystal piece is also one of time. This timepiece is kept in a solution which allows to grow and crystalize the pearl further, beyond Japanese standards. Crystals evolve out of the mechanism, out of the gold parts and out of the pearls. Creating a new natural grown (im)perfection. The leather cabinet contains an crystalized device holding an crystalized engagement ring, twirling around, waiting to be given away. The crystal piece ring is placed under a glass dome as a clockwork timeframe. And there is a collier that bares the key that opens the cabinet. Mark Sturkenboom (Driebergen, 1983) is an artist that graduated with honors in 2012 at Artez Academy for the Arts in Arnhem/Netherlands. Since 2012 he works as a conceptual product designer/artist in his atelier in Utrecht. His work balances between art and design, he stretches the boundaries between art and design. He offers new viewpoints and rituals to deal with life. ‘My focus lies not on the appearance of things, but on what I call the deeper layers in the relation between an object and its owner. ‘I try to call forward a myriad of associations and stimulate our thinking about what counts to us in our lives. I examine the meaning of objects and products and set them free from their conventional and initial use.’ Sturkenboom reinterpretates products that are often intertwined with the themes love, time or has an inclination with a collective value perception. Engaging his work, you probably will need to start making ‘moral’ decisions. For instance his Ark, table clock, urn or vase are not just functional or only good looking. In their presence and while handling them they invite you to think about time, love passed or the possibility to free yourself from the burden of your possessions by destroying them. His work is exhibited and part of private collections worldwide, from New York to Shanghai, from Tokio to Amsterdam.       

Details

  • Period
  • Condition
    New
  • Dimensions
    H 13.78 in. x W 9.85 in. x D 7.88 in.H 35 cm x W 25 cm x D 20 cm
  • Seller Location
    Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
  • Reference Number
    LU1219214125831
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity

    Some items may require special handling and packaging. Request a shipping quote to see what options are available to your destination.

  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 10 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
Platinum Seller
1stdibs seller since 2015
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
More From This Seller
Love Potion by Mark Sturkenboom

Love Potion by Mark Sturkenboom

By Mark Sturkenboom
$5,010
Love Potion by Mark Sturkenboom
Mark Sturkenboom
2010s Dutch Organic Modern Abstract Sculptures
Love Potion by Mark Sturkenboom Size: 40 x 40 x 20 cm, approximate 6 kg Material: mouth blown glass, 18-karat goldplated brass, cut and polished glass. Edition: No. 1 / 25 unique...
Watching Time Fly by Tableclock by Mark Sturkenboom
Watching Time Fly by Tableclock by Mark Sturken...
Mark Sturkenboom
2010s Dutch Organic Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks
Watching Time Fly by Tableclock by Mark Sturkenboom Material: glass, brass, gold, plastics, 500 euro bill. Year: 2012 Designation: Tableclock Size: 20*15*15 cm, 0.5kg The Japa...
Crystals Overgrown Candelabra, Mark Sturkenboom
Crystals Overgrown Candelabra, Mark Sturkenboom
Mark Sturkenboom
2010s Dutch Organic Modern Candelabras
Crystal
Crystals overgrown candelabra by Mark Sturkenboom Hand-sculpted unique design artwork by Mark Sturkenboom Dimensions: 33 x 25 x 25 cm Material: aluminium candleholder, natural gro...
Crystals Overgrown Candelabra, Mark Sturkenboom
Crystals Overgrown Candelabra, Mark Sturkenboom
Mark Sturkenboom
2010s Dutch Organic Modern Candelabras
Crystal
Crystals overgrown candelabra by Mark Sturkenboom Hand-sculpted unique design artwork by Mark Sturkenboom Dimensions: 42 x 32 x 8 cm Material: aluminium candleholder, natural grow...
You May Also Like
Architectural Sculpture by Mark Goulthorpe

Architectural Sculpture by Mark Goulthorpe

By Mark Goulthorpe
$6,500 Sale Price
56% Off
Architectural Sculpture by Mark Goulthorpe
Mark Goulthorpe
Late 20th Century American Sculptures
Unique sculptural architectural model created by Mark Goulthorpe, professor of Architectural Design at MIT, circa 2003. This piece was originally created as an architectural model fo...
Henry Skull in Lucite Display Box
Henry Skull in Lucite Display Box
Unknown
Late 20th Century American Organic Modern Abstract Sculptures
Henry, a silver gilt mixed hardware findings skull displayed in a custom Lucite box. Artist E. Marsh.
Sculpted Miniature by Andrea Cascella
Sculpted Miniature by Andrea Cascella
Vintage 1980s Italian More Furniture and Collectibles
Bronze
Sculpted miniature of the "Alla libertà e alla pace" monument by Andrea Cascella, situated in Milan, in Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci, 1980s. Circulation: 100 examples. Examp...
Free Standing Contemporary Art Sculpture in Maple with Crystals and Gemstones
Free Standing Contemporary Art Sculpture in Map...
Danna Weiss
2010s American Organic Modern Contemporary Art
Multi-gemstone, Rock Crystal, Maple, Burl
WISE ONE is sold. Commissions of all kinds are welcome.
Harry Bertoia Bracelet Sculpted and Worn by Harry Himself
Harry Bertoia Bracelet Sculpted and Worn by Har...
Harry Bertoia
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures
Brass
In the 1970s Kaaren Berntsen of Oslo, Norway invited Harry Bertoia to create a line of jewelry produced in limited editions. The present lot was likely made by Bertoia for this proje...
Art Glass and Mixed Metal Sculpture by Mark Hines
Art Glass and Mixed Metal Sculpture by Mark Hines
Mark Hines
Vintage 1980s American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Aluminum, Steel, Art Glass
Ruby red art glass and mixed metal sculpture by Mark Hines.
Sculpted Marble by Josette Barbier, 1985
Sculpted Marble by Josette Barbier, 1985
Josette Barbier
Vintage 1980s French Sculptures
Marble
Sculpted marble from the Feminity period. Josette Barbier's work has been celebrated in numerous french Art Fairs and exhibitions, as the Salon d'Automne and the Salon de Mai. We...
Sculpture in a Music Box by Max Finkelstein

Sculpture in a Music Box by Max Finkelstein

By Max Finkelstein
$650 Sale Price
45% Off
Sculpture in a Music Box by Max Finkelstein
Max Finkelstein
Vintage 1970s American Modern Mounted Objects
Plastic, Wood
Brightly painted wooden sculpture inside of a music box by American artist Max Finkelstein. The music box appears to be a store bought item and it has one small crack on the bottom a...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries