An iron, platinum and 18k granulated gold "Souvenir de Maroc" brooch.

An iron, platinum and 18k granulated gold "Souvenir de Maroc" brooch. - image-1
An iron, platinum and 18k granulated gold "Souvenir de Maroc" brooch. - image-2
An iron, platinum and 18k granulated gold "Souvenir de Maroc" brooch. - image-1An iron, platinum and 18k granulated gold "Souvenir de Maroc" brooch. - image-2

An iron, platinum and 18k granulated gold "Souvenir de Maroc" brooch.

An iron, platinum and 18k granulated gold "Souvenir de Maroc" brooch. Designed as a gold-bordered iron plaque with applied gold and platinum decor, set with coloured stones: 12 sapphires, seven opals (gelly and white), four peridots, six rubies, four moonstone cabochonsand three brillant-cut diamonds (one stone of ca. 1,25 ct, L/M, SI2), two small stones total ca. 0,35 ct . Stamped maker's mark "FM". One of the bird's legs lost. 7.5 x 5.5 cm. Weight 51.9 g. In the original fabric case.
Falko Marx (Cologne 1941 - ibid 2012).

The works of this Cologne based artist and goldsmith are represented in numerous museums. He studied at the "Kölner Werkschulen" as the master pupil of Elisabeth Treskow and perfected his craft in her studio. In his search for a contemporary form of expression, he devised a unique and unmistakeable style using an ingenious blend of old and new elements. He often utilsed "objets trouvés" in his designs, such as this iron plaque found on a beach during a trip to Morocco. He owned a holiday chalet there which supposedly inspired the design for this brooch. It depicts tiny songbirds and a wading bird in a flowering shrub before a house with a cat perched on its roof.

Provenance

Purchased directly from the artist.

Lot 175 Dα

Estimate:
10.000 € - 15.000 €

Result:
21.080 €