Georges Braque Hebe Brooch 18k Gold Diamond Pendant Estate


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Georges Braque
18 karat Yellow Gold, 18 karat White Gold
Diamond round brilliant cut G-H / VS, 1.90 carats total
22.6 grams
2 ¾” x 1 ½” (7.3 x 4 cm)
"Bijoux de G Braque, 1/8", French hallmarks for 18 karat gold, workshop marks

An intricate and artful Hebe brooch designed by Georges Braque in 1962 and produced by Baron Heger de Löwenfeld in 1965.
The brooch is crafted in 18k yellow and white gold and features diamonds. It has a pin closure along with two loops to be worn as a pendant.
The artist based the brooch’s design on a 1950 drawing called ‘Tête Grecque’ and the gouache ‘Bijoux de Braque’ called ‘Hebe.’ The brooch is inspired by the Greek Goddess of Youth, the daughter of Zeus.

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    About Georges Braque

    Georges Braque, one of the most acclaimed visual artists, was mostly famed as a founder of Cubism alongside with Pablo Picasso. In his final years Braque did many birds in flight studies. Nowadays, they have been sold via auctions.

    In the 1960s, Braque teamed up with Baron Heger de Lowenfeld, a gem cutter and entrepreneur. Together they produced Braque’s only jewelry collection called “Bijoux De Braque”. One of the themes for the Braque’s jewels was flying birds. They symbolize Space and Time and appeared on many of his paintings.

    Braque had a concept of beauty expressed through volume, weight and subjective impression. The whole idea of making jewelry for him was translating his artworks into three dimensional wearable sculptures. He used the themes from his graphic works and lithographs for the jewelry visuals. The pieces were massively critically acclaimed. For instance, the first exhibit called ‘One hundred jewels by Georges Braque’ gathered over 50,000 visitors. The French state purchased eleven pieces at the event.


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