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Gilbert Albert 1970 Swiss Modernist Pendant Brooch In 18Kt Gold Shell And Pearls

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Modernist pendant-brooch designed by Gilbert Albert. This is an exceptional and very rare sculptural piece of art made in Geneva Switzerland, by the artist-jeweler Gilbert Albert. This is a one-of-a-kind pendant-brooch designed with brutalism and organics patterns in the late 1960's. It was crafted in solid yellow gold of 18 karats with textured and polished finishes. It is embellished with a natural sea-shell and fitted at the reverse with a hinged double pins bars and a security trombone lock. It is in excellent original condition from the period, with no replacements in the gemstones and with remains of the original patina. Has been never polished, just gently cleaned. Pearls: Mount, with 12 round natural pearls of 5 mm with colors variations. Diamonds: Mounted in a four-prongs setting, with 1 one round brilliant cut diamond of 0.20 carats, white colorless F Color, VVS-1. Weight: 51.5 grams, (33.05 Dwt.). Measure: 88 mm x 47 mm (3.46 by 1.85 Inches). Hallmarks: Stamped with the designer maker's mark AG, the Swiss mark for the assay of the gold and signed in full, "GILBERT ALBERT A.G. .750". Gilbert Albert He was born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1930, is a jewelry designer and one of the most influential jeweler artist of the 20th and 21th century with more than 10 world award winning prizes. He made important sculptural jewelry works for the Patek Philippe company and he worked there as part of the designer team. He was head of the workshop from the 1955 to 1962, during which time he designed his signature asymmetrical watches for the company. Mr. Albert took his inspiration from his passion for modern art, notably works by Brancusi and Mondrian. In 1962 after leaving the Patek Philippe Co, he founded an opened his own firm at rue de la Corraterie in Geneva where one of his workshops is located still today. He also worked for the Omega SA Watch Company. Recently he opened boutique stores in Paris and New York city. Collateral: It is accompanied by a presentation jewelry box. Condition: The overall condition of this brooch is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the gold. All gemstones are secured in the settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity. INVENTORY REF: P032224TENM/1.237
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  • Weight:
    51.5 g
  • Dimensions:
    Width: 1.85 in (46.99 mm)Depth: 1.07 in (27.18 mm)Length: 3.46 in (87.89 mm)
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  • Date of Manufacture:
    1968
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. The overall condition of this brooch is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the gold. All gemstones are secured in the settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
  • Seller Location:
    Miami, FL
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: P032224TENM/1.2371stDibs: LU2690222398632
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