Rare 1962 Georges Braque 'Arethusa' Ruby Gold Ring

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Very Rare 18K Gold and roundcut Ruby ring by Georges Braque (1882-1963), inventor of cubism.
It is signed "G. Braque" "Heger de Loewenfeld" and numbered 10/R5 (10 is for the number in the exhibition which makes this jewel one of the firs 'Bijoux de Braque' ever manufactured)
Size 53 (6 1/4)
The ring was part of the firs exhibition of 'Bijoux de Braque' at Palais du Louvre in March, 1963, and is listed in the catalog of this exhibition under number 10 (Photo 6 and 7)

The subject of the piece is two fishes, that represent oceanides world in Greek Mythology, and especially the caracters of Idye and Arethusa. Each fish bears a ruby for his eye.

"Bijoux de Braque" is a project of the famous french painter Braque, who designed jewelry in the last three years of his life, from 1960 to 1963. All items of this collection are made after Braque major career works he has chosen to be transposed in jewels and precious sculptures with the help of a Stonecutter, Heger de Loewenfeld. The project ended up as an exhibition at the "palais du Louvre" in Paris from march to may 1963 (Photo 8)
There are approximatively 100 gouaches, listed in the book "Les Metamorphoses de Braque" by Heger de Loewenfeld and Raphael de Cuttoli. All subjects are renamed after Greek Mythology characters.

The piece comes with a certificate of authenticity made by Armand Israël, Expert of Georges Braque and curator of "Bijoux de Braque ».
Details
Of the Period
Modern
Place of Origin
France
Date of Manufacture
1962
Period
1960-1969
Metal
18k Gold
Stone
Ruby
Condition
Good
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
0.98 in. H x 0.79 in. W
3 cm H x 2 cm W
Weight
22g
Dealer Location
Paris, France
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU34122428583
Address
Hecate
49 Avenue Foch
Paris 75116
FR
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