A silver and 18k gold pendant "Compression"

A silver and 18k gold pendant "Compression"

Bi-colour relief of compressed violin motifs suspended from a Sterling silver chain. Hallmarks: Italian fineness with origin (indistinct), maker's mark "MD", facsimile signature "César". Chain fineness 925. 4.8 x 1.7 x 1.4 cm. Weight (incl. chain) 76.84 g.
César, Paris, circa 1971.

List of works

No 344 Archive de Bijoux de César, Archives Denyse Durand-Ruel. We cordially thank Madame Durand-Ruel for her kind support.

Provenance

Former Zurich private collection.

Literature

Cf. Restany (ed.), César, Mains et Merveilles, 1988, p. 250. Here illustrations of more "compressions portables" from 1971, including one with violin motifs.

Lot 137 D

Estimate:
1.500 € - 2.000 €

Result:
39.680 €