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1970s Roberto and Haroldo Burle Marx Forma Livre Aquamarine and Gold Brooch

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A forma livre carved aquamarine and 18 karat gold brooch, by the Roberto and Haroldo Burle Marx, c. 1970. The brooch is stamped with partial signature BU MA 7, IND BRAS, 750 Roberto and Haroldo Burle Marx were Brazilian brothers who created exceptional jewels between the 1940s and 1980s, and developed a style of stone carving called "forma livre," or free form. Rather than faceting stones or polishing them into cabochons, each stone was carved into unique shapes, with Roberto's being more sculptural while Haroldo's are more classic modernist. Haroldo continued to make jewelry into the 1970s and 1980s while Roberto did not.

Details

  • Creator
    Roberto and Haroldo Burle Marx
  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
    Brazil
  • Date of Manufacture
    c. 1960
  • Dimensions
    W 1 in. x D 1.3 in.W 25.4 mm x D 33.02 mm
  • Length
    1.3 in. (33.02 mm)
  • Weight
    24.16 g
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Seller Reference Number
    MC5866
  • Reference Number
    LU10526941461
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