An 18k gold and sardine tin brooch

An 18k gold and sardine tin brooch - image-1
An 18k gold and sardine tin brooch - image-1

An 18k gold and sardine tin brooch

One of a kind piece made from part of a rusty sardine tin with studded partially mobile appliques set with five sapphire and ruby cabochons (including one star ruby and one star sapphire) in various colours, seven rose-cut and brilliant-cut diamonds, one opal, one triangle-cut citrine, gold and platinum rods. In a black velvet case marked "Falko Marx". Incised signature "Köln Falko Marx 98" and fineness 750. The back of the studs painted with lacquer, the pin slightly bent. 3.7 x 5.6 cm. Weight 15.8 g.
Falko Marx, Cologne 1998.

In his search for new forms of expression, Falco Marx developed a fascinating formal language mixing old and new elements to create a fanciful and unmistakeable style. He casually combined worthless found objects, such as this rusty sardine can, with gold and precious stones to create unique and artistic works.

Provenance

Private ownership, North Rhine-Westphalia.

Literature

Illus. in cat.: Falko Marx, Cologne 2009, no. 88.

Lot 217 Dα

Estimate:
2.000 € - 3.000 €

Result:
3.720 €